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Finance Committee Minutes 5/6/09
Finance Committee Minutes
May 6, 2009
6:00 P.M.

Present: Steve Della Giustina, Eric Munson, Jr., Tom Paine, Ralph Ledger, Ted Locke, Mira Munson, and Kathy Parzych.  Margaret McClellan was absent.

The meeting was called to order a 6:00 P.M. by Ralph Ledger, Chair of the Finance Committee.

The main purpose was to review the salaries of Town Employees as well as elected officials and finalize the  2009 – 2010  budget for posting.  There were three scenarios for which Margaret had prepared tentative budgets: a 3% raise for employees and elected officials, a 3% raise for employees only, and no increase for either group.  After some discussion, the Finance Committee and Selectmen voted to submit a 2% raise for Town employees and elected officials.

Ted Locke reported that numbers for the School Budget for 2010 remains in flux as regards what is coming from the State. We are to go with the numbers we had previously received and if further cuts have to be made, it will involve a reduction in staff to balance the budget.  

The final item involved the Fire Dept. budget for the current year.  The Tanker was brought in for repair and more was involved than originally thought.  The Dept. needs $3400 to pay the bill.  The Finance Committee suggested this come out of part-time salaries left in winter roads.  The Selectmen agreed to do this.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 P.M.

Respectfully submitted,

Mira K. Munson, Secretary, Finance Committee

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