Bellingham Finance Committee (FinCom) and
Capital Improvements Committee (CIC) Joint Meeting Minutes
May 19, 2014
- FinCom Present: J. Collamati (Chair), J. Allam, J. Cibelli, M. Fernandes
CIC Present: R. Lavallee (Chair), J. Cibelli, J. Collamati, R. Szczepan
- FinCom Absent: A. Elliott, one vacancy
CIC Absent: J. Mayhew
- At 6:45 PM the FinCom was called to order by Chairman Collamati; at 6:50 PM, the CIC was called to order by Chairman Lavallee.
DPW Director Don DiMartino is requesting $111,120 to complete a sewer line extension on Blackstone Street which will connect to Maplewood Estates. This extension will service multiple departments (Police, Fire, Senior Center) and accommodate the new Police Station.
A CIC motion was made to support the appropriation of $111,120 for the sewer line extension on Blackstone Street, connecting to Maplewood Estates.
A FinCom motion was made to recommend the expenditure of $111,120 from Interest Account for the sewer line extension on Blackstone Street, connecting to Maplewood Estates. This extension will service the new Police Station, Fire Station and Senior Center.
The Snow and Ice $671,656.56 overspend for this past winter was discussed. This figure is $5,559.48 higher than originally reported. DPW is requesting that this additional money be requested at the ATM.
A FinCom motion was made to amend the original request by adding $5,559.48, for a total of $671,656.56.
Funding for the winterization project at the Middle School was discussed. A Reserve Fund Transfer will be coming through in June 2014, to be addressed at the STM in October.
The School Department requested $70,000 to help defer a deficit in their Natural Gas Account. The Finance Committee stayed with their original decision to not support this request due to the lack of sufficient supporting data. No vote was taken regarding this request, and the original FinCom opinion stands.
A motion was made to approve the 5/12/14 FinCom meeting minutes.
A motion was made to adjourn the FinCom meeting at 7:15 PM.
A motion was made to adjourn the CIC meeting at 7:15 PM.
The next meeting of the FinCom will take place at 7:00 PM on 5/27/14 in the High School Library meeting room, just prior to the Annual Town Meeting. The purpose of this meeting will be to address any last minute votes necessary to make or amend recommendations.
Minutes respectfully submitted by:
Larry Sposato, FinCom/CIC Clerk