Selectboard Budget Meeting – November 28, 2016

NEWFANE SELECTBOARD

BUDGET MEETING MINUTES

November 28, 2016

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT:  Gary Delius, Marion Dowling, Mike Fitzpatrick, Carol Hatcher, Todd Lawley

OTHERS PRESENT:  Ken Estey, Shannon Meckle

The meeting was called to order at 6:01 p.m. by Todd Lawley, Chair.

Todd went over the agenda and explained that the meeting would be limited to two hours, ending at 8:00 p.m.

HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS

At this point in the meeting, Todd recused himself and moved away from the table.  Carol Hatcher took over chairing the meeting.  A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Marion Dowling to split the health insurance increase 80% town and 20% employees.  Discussion ensued regarding the increase and how it impacts both the employees and the budget.  Also discussed was the possibility of different plans being needed with new staff.

The motion to split the increase 80% town and 20%  employees carried with four in favor and Todd Lawley recusing himself.

EXPENDITURES

At this point in the meeting, Todd returned to the meeting, and as Chair.  Todd turned the meeting over to Shannon who guided the Board through the draft expenditures.

Shannon will make the necessary adjustments to the budget so far;  will look into the Miscellaneous line item, and the Williamsville Hall expense line item; and will  inform VLCT PACIF about the installation of cameras in the town office.

Gary Delius will call Dover and Townshend.

NEXT MEETING

The next budget meeting will be on December 12, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

ADJOURN

A motion was made by Gary Delius and seconded by Marion Dowling to adjourn at 7:57  p.m.   The motion carried unanimously.

Respectfully Submitted,

Shannon Meckle