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MINUTES03.27.2017
Finance Committee Meeting Agenda
Bellingham Municipal Center

Monday March 27, 2017 7pm
Arcand Meeting Room


  • FinCom Present: KK, KC, KG, JA
  • FinCom Absent: JC, MF, JF

  • Meeting called to order: 7p
        
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  • Blackstone Valley Tech presentation of 2017-2018 school budget: (Full Budget Portfolio in file with FinCom Clerk)
Joe Hall and Kurtis Johnson (Business Manager) came to present the budget for BVT for FY2017- 2018. Anticipated revenues, 3.50% increase in budget. Highest increases are in salary, transportation. Member assessments went up 4.32%.This is a calculation made up by the state. It is a very complex formulation to figure out the town fair share. The state has had some financial issues to figuring out fair share/value. Bellingham has fewer students enrolled which has resulted in a $43,000 (4 students) decrease to the town of Bellingham. BVT is not permitted to do bus fees to students which results in higher transportation costs. Total proposed budget is $22,725,302.  Motion made by KC  to approve $1,017,089. Second by KK. Recommended 4-0.

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  • Discussion of FY 2018 Budget Items: The following budget items were discussed and voted in order below.
  • Elected Appointed Salaries
  • Salaries
  • Expenses
  • Total
  • 114
  • Town Meeting Moderator
  • $-   
  •  $350
  •  $350
  • 122
  • Selectmen
  • $12,900
  •  $73,810
  •  $34,101
  •  $120,811
  • 123
  • Town Administrator
  • $-   
  •  $173,100
  •  $2,438
  •  $175,538
  • 131
  • Finance Committee
  • $-   
  •  $3,820
  •  $1,575
  •  $5,395
  • 132
  • Reserve Fund
  • $-   
  •  $-   
  •  $25,000
  •  $25,000
  • Motion Made by kk, Second by KC . Recommended 4-0 , funding from taxation
135
CFO
$-   
 $245,321
 $53,618
 $298,939
137
Assessors
$3,600
 $127,161
 $13,300
 $144,061
145
Treasurer Collector
$-   
 $233,076
 $80,910
 $313,986
151
Town Counsel
$-   
 $-   
 $85,000
 $85,000
152
Human Resources
$-   
 $96,225
 $3,901
 $100,126


Motion Made by kk, Second by KC . Recommended 4-0 , funding from taxation


154
Management Information Systems
$-   
 $152,159
 $246,168
 $398,327
156
Tax Title Foreclosure
$-   
 $-   
 $-   
 $-   
161
Town Clerk
$64,999
 $35,278
 $16,200
 $116,477
162
Elections
$-   
 $29,700
 $21,500
 $51,200
163
Registrars
$-   
 $1,400
 $11,000
 $12,400

Motion made by KK,second by KC. Recommended 4-0 , funding from taxation


171
Conservation
$7,000
 $41,616
 $20,704
 $69,320
172
Planning Board
$5,000
 $88,843
 $4,350
 $98,193
173
Zoning Board
$4,500
 $2,997
 $1,100
 $8,597
183
Disability Commission
$-   
 $1
 $1
 $2
189
Public Building Maintenance
$-   
 $69,135
 $219,500
 $288,635

Motion made by KK, second by KC. Recommended 4-0, funding from taxation


190
OTJ Injury deductible
$-   
 $-   
 $14,000
 $14,000
191
Workers Compensation Agent
$-   
 $-   
 $-   
 $-   
192
Employee Sick Day Buyback fund
$-   
 $-   
 $-   
 $-   
193
Property Liability Insurance
$-   
 $-   
 $435,059
 $435,059
194
Retirement Assessment
$-   
 $-   
 $2,859,177
 $2,859,177

Motion made by KK, second by KC. Recommended 4-0 funding from taxation


195
Medicare Employer Share
$-   
 $-   
 $426,300
 $426,300
196
Town Reports
$-   
 $-   
 $3,000
 $3,000
197
Physical Occupational Health
$-   
 $-   
 $37,000
 $37,000
198
Insurance Deductible
$-   
 $-   
 $-   
 $-   

Motion made by KK, second by KC. Recommended 4-0 funding from taxation


$-   
251
Town Inspector
$-   
 $143,666
 $6,993
 $150,659
252
Sealer of Weights Measurers
$-   
 $-   
 $-   
 $-   
253
Inspector Plumbing Gas
$-   
 $30,056
 $595
 $30,651
255
Electrical Inspector
$-   
 $29,000
 $995
 $29,995
292
Animal Control
$-   
 $126,401
 $8,900
 $135,301

Motion made by KK second by KC. Recommended 4-0 funding from taxation.


$-   
294
Tree Warden
$6,500
 $3,700
 $20,000
 $30,200
299
Auxiliary Police
$-   
 $-   
 $5,817
 $5,817
303
School Transportation
$-   
 $-   
 $2,137,591
 $2,137,591
424
Street Lighting
$-   
 $-   
 $150,000
 $150,000

Motion made by KK second by KC. Recommended 4-0 funding from taxation.


$-   
294
Tree Warden
$6,500
 $3,700
 $20,000
 $30,200
299
Auxiliary Police
$-   
 $-   
 $5,817
 $5,817
303
School Transportation
$-   
 $-   
 $2,137,591
 $2,137,591
424
Street Lighting
$-   
 $-   
 $150,000
 $150,000

Motion made by KK, second by KC. Recommended 4-0 funding from taxation


$-   
610
Library
$600
 $397,003
 $171,400
 $569,003
630
Parks and Recreation
$3,050
 $141,500
 $61,000
 $205,550
650
Historical Commission
$-   
 $-   
 $4,500
 $4,500
651
Cultural Council
$-   
 $7,500
 $-   
 $7,500
660
Memorial Day Veterans Day
$-   
 $-   
 $12,000
 $12,000

Motion made by KK, second by KC. Recommended 4-0 funding from taxation





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  • ATM Article Review and Recommendations:-
The following articles were discussed and voted in the order listed below.
Article 5. Conveyances and Easements- Motion made by KK, second by KC. Recommended 4-0 Funding $1 from taxation.
Article 6. Purchase of Surplus Equipment- Motion made by KK, second by KC. Recommended 4-0 Funding $1 from taxation.
Article7. Town Property Auction- Motion made by KK, second by KC. Recommended 4-0 Funding $1 from taxation.
Article 8.Highway Construction- Motion made by KK, second by KC. Recommended 4-0
Article 18 Zoning Change Macy School Property- Motion made by KK, second by KC. Recommended 4-0
Article 21 Standpipe Lease Agreement Terms and Duration- Motion made by KK, second by KC. Recommended 4-0

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  • New Business, Correspondence, Bills: Clerk Invoice for month of March. Motion made by KK, second by KC. Recommended 4-0
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  • Approval of Meeting Minutes from March 13 meeting – Passed Over until next meeting
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  • Adjourned 8:15p