JOINT Finance Committee and
Capital Improvement Committee Minutes
Bellingham Municipal Center
Monday, July 27, 2015
1. FinCom Present: Joseph Collamati, John Allam, Matthew J. Fernandes, Kelly Grant, Kevin Keppler
CIC Present: Roland Lavallee, Joseph Collamati
2. FinCom Absent: Judith Cibelli
CIC Absent: Judith Cibelli
3. Meeting called to order: 7:00 p.m.
CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE - NO QUORUM
4. WELCOME FINCOM MEMBERS:
John Allam welcomed the new members to the Finance Committee.
Chairman Joseph Collamati/Kevin Keppler motion to appoint John Allam Chairman, Vote: 4/0/1 (John Allam did not vote)
Vice-Chairman Joseph Collamati/John Allam motion to appoint Matthew J. Fernandes Vice Chairman. Vote: 5/0
Secretary Joseph Collamati/John Allam motion to appoint Kelly Grant Secretary. Vote: 5/0.
Clerk Joseph Collamati/Matthew J. Fernandes motion to appoint Toni Picariello as clerk for the month of July 2015. Vote: 5/0. Toni Picariello does not wish to serve as Clerk any longer. She will ask IT to post the position on the Website.
6. FINCOM MEMBER ON CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE
(1 vacant position/Raymond Szczepan)
There was discussion on the need for a Finance Committee member to serve on the Capital Improvement Committee. Kelly Grant would be interested in the future but wants to attend meetings first to see what is involved. Matthew J. Fernandes said he was interested.
John Allam/Kevin Keppler motion to appoint Matthew J. Fernandes as one the Finance Committee members to serve on the Capital Improvement Committee. Vote: 5/0.
Toni Picariello mentioned that the Town Clerk needs new signed appointment forms for Joseph Collamati and Judith Cibelli for Capital Improvement Committee. Joseph Collamati has the forms and also the form for Matthew J. Fernandes. He will submit them to the Town Clerk.
7. NEW BUSINESS:
i. Email from Donald DiMartino, dated 6/16/2015, re: Dam Removal Project.
Donald DiMartino was updating the Committee regarding the Pearl Street dam removal, amount of grant, needs Conservation Commission filing and needs to go out for bid.
ii. Estimated Cherry Sheet.
Estimated Receipts: $10,381,697
Estimated Charges: $1,205,465
Christopher Laviolette and John Allam mentioned that the Cherry Sheet Receipts have increased from last year.
iii. Email From: Bernadette Rivard (Library), dated 7/15/2015, re: YA Renovation Project.
Matthew J. Fernandes met with the Library Trustees. The library wants to do renovations to the Young Adult area of the library. They would like the Project on the October Town Meeting Warrant. In 2013 they got 3 quotes from architects. The cost range would be between $70,000 to $100,000. Their architect told them to wait until the fall to request and updated quote.
The Capital Improvement Committee would like to meet with the Library at their August 10, 2015 meeting.
iv. From Denis Fraine, dated Jul 21, 2015, re: Snow removal from school roofs.~
The Finance Committee and Capital Improvement Committee (members present) reviewed the documents sent by Denis Fraine regarding the roof snow removal. The Finance Committee and Capital Improvement Committee would like Denis Fraine to appear at a Joint meeting on August 10, 2015 to explain and discuss the roof snow removal issue.
v. Any last minute correspondence, mail, etc.
Association of Town Finance Committee letter, dated 7/7/2015 re: advantages of being a member.
Toni Picariello passed out a newspaper article re: Officials estimate cost of Macy School demo, dated 7/21/2015 regarding an estimated cost of $820,000.
Association of Finance Committee dues: $236.00
Joseph Collamati/Matthew J. Fernandes motion to pay the Association of Finance Committee for 2016 dues: Vote 5/0.
Toni Picariello, Clerk pay - July: $315.17
Joseph Collamati/Matthew J. Fernandes motion to pay Toni Picariello for July 2015. Vote: 5/0.
May 4, 2015 (John Allam, Raymond Szczepan) - To be accepted at next meeting.
July 13, 2015 (Kelly Grant)
Joseph Collamati/Matthew J. Fernandes motion to accept the July 13, 2015 minutes. Vote 4/0/1 (John Allam abstained as he was not at the meeting)
Adjourned: Kevin Keppler/Matthew J. Fernandes motion to adjourn. Vote: 5/0. 7:30 p.m.