Selectboard November 9, 2020 Budget Minutes

Unapproved Draft

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Marion Dowling, Christopher Williams, Angela Sanborn and Shelly Huber.   Absent: Mike Fitzpatrick

OTHERS PRESENT:  Melissa Brown, Doris Knechtel, Jay Wilson and Wannetta Powling

CALL TO ORDER: The meeting was called to order at 6:00 p.m. by Chair Marion Dowling.




Revenue: The Treasurer has reviewed with the Board the anticipated Revenue from property taxes, grants, investment accounts and reimbursements.

Capital Budget; The Board reviewed the current Capital budget and the need to fund the account for the upcoming replacement and construction of the Arch Bridge, and the anticipated bridge maintenance that is necessary for a number of old bridges.

Expenditures: The board reviewed the Town Office Expense division it was recommended to level fund this account.

The Board has met with the Listers to review their proposed budget increase.  The amount represents 1 or2 Listers @ 18.00 per hour, a data entry person @ $15.00per hour and an Accessor for 1-2 days a month this is needed to keep the assessments consistent with the Towns (past) appraisals.

COVID 19 has the Board considering what Town Meeting will be like in March 2021.  There will be further input and recommendations from the State of Vermont and Vermont League of Cities and Towns (VLCT.)

Articles: Tabled for future budget meetings     Warnings: Tabled for future budget meetings

Social Appropriations Donations: The Selectboard has been meeting with Organizations that have requested funds appropriation.  This is in an effort to reinstate an understanding of the Organizations benefit’s and services that Newfane residents receive. 

Meeting Adjourned 7:40pm

Respectfully Submitted,

Wannetta Powling