Budget Meeting Agenda Monday, November 28, 2022, @ 6:00 PM

In-Person & Zoom
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    • Capital Budget
    • Expenditures
    • Open Items
    • Articles including Social Appropriation Donations
    • Salaries
    • Law Enforcement
    • Warnings


    • Dedication
    • Personnel Reviews – Status

Follow-up items

    • Brown will confirm with VLCT (Vermont League of Cities and Towns) that 10-15% is still considered the correct percentage amount to maintain for a town surplus of our size. Open from 11/1/22
    • Powling will contact WCHS (Windham County Humane Society) to confirm whether Newfane still receives any of the fees from Newfane dogs that are impounded. Open from 11/1/22
    • Powling will ask Jay Wilson to follow up on the estimate for the Town Office renovations from Levitt and Litchfield. These renovations, including the installation of mini-splits for heating and air conditioning, will allow for the long-term conservation of energy and significant potential savings. Open from 11/1/22
    • Powling will contact Bahman Mandavi and get budget information for the redesign of the town website to make it more user-friendly. Open from 11/1/22

    • Powling will present the recommendations and budget information from Walter Hagedorn for the Town office gardens. Open from 11/1/22
    • Further information is needed from Road Foreman Jay Wilson on anticipated revenue from the sale of equipment, including the 550 one-ton truck. Powling will request this information. Closed 11/14/22

    • Several items were put on hold until Powling was available to provide further information. These included: funding requests from the Planning Commission; updated information on unemployment insurance rates and worker’s compensation rates; annual report expense; professional audit expense. Added 11/14/22
    • Sanborn will talk to Judge Barnett about the possibility of moving the monument located on Jail Street further back to protect it from snow plows. Added 11/14/22
    • Johnson-Aplin brought up several suggestions for celebrations of Newfane’s 250th. It was agreed that she would compile a list of potential expenses so we could evaluate how to include them in the budget or if a separate fundraising effort should be launched. Added 11/14/22
    • Treasurer Brown discussed the US Bond Bank, where the town has a remaining $36,000. There was a discussion about how we could use these funds to repay the principal on the South Newfane bridge loan. Brown will discuss this further with the Bond Bank and get back to Selectboard to confirm that this can be done.