Board of Selectmen
April 14, 2008
Community Hall Annex
Present: Donald R. D’Auteuil – Chairman, Leroy C. Clark, Joseph R. Becker
and Sheila H. Dibb
Mr. Becker informed the board of a budget update. The Finance Committee is sending a memo to Dan Haynes, Town Accountant, to review revenue projections. The Finance Committee is trying to use last year’s numbers including a 3% wage adjustment to town employees on “working document”. They are also looking at a $200,000 shortfall IF WRSD assessment is lowered [$400,000 if RASA stays the same]. They are level funding everything with the exceptions as noted (WRSD, fuel, Bay Path). Reviewed DPW budget intensively.
Mr. D’Auteuil introduced the Memorandum of Understanding on Earthday. Town Counsel still has some small concerns – to be faxed over to Colleen Abrams tomorrow morning. Article may be a requested to cover town costs from free cash – Board of Health thinks at least $18,000 is available.
Mr. D’Auteuil would like to set the date and time for the Special Town Meeting. What will go on this warrant will be decided after the Regional Selectboard meeting on Thursday, April 17, 2008.
Review of the Articles for the Special Town Meeting. Mrs. Dibb moved to include the five articles as presented on the attached warrant draft – set for 5 pm on May 17, 2008. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Becker moved to place the article pertaining to the borrowing of 2 million dollars for oil remediation on the Special Town Meeting warrant. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous.
Mrs. Dibb left the meeting at 7:10 pm.
Review of the articles for the Annual Town Meeting warrant. Mr. Becker moved to place articles #1 - #28 as identified on the attached Annual Town Meeting draft warrant. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Clark moved to adjourn. Mr. Becker seconded. Vote unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 8 pm.