Budget Meeting, 12-4-17

Timestamps available:

0:00:00 Call to order / Pledge
0:00:50 Public Comment
0:01:20 CIP presentation
0:05:15 Library/ & Police department expansion
0:15:50 Guy: 67 of 1,026 residents who responded to master plan survey thought library was inadequate. That leaves a lot who think it’s adequate.
0:19:05 Planning & Zoning
0:33:15 Approve PLANNING & ZONING budgets 7-0
0:33:45 OTHER CONSERVATION
Milfoil — herbicide expenses
Agriculture Commission — Susan Wingate
0:39:00 6-1 to approve budget (Guy voted no)
0:40:40 PARKS & REC (Revisit)
0:49:00 ROADS (Revisit)
$452,650 5-2
Guy & John: too expensive
1:03:00 PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION
Decrease in health insurance premiums cost
$315,622 2017
$279,023 2018
But town increase deductible reimbursement so employees’s cost remains flat
Overall total $594,274 in 2017 to $588,313 in 2018
Gordon “paying above median average for salaries”
1:12:35 Guy: health is blank. I can not tell anyone what it actually costs to have a police department, fire department, etc.
1:18:45 Helen “I estimate the benefits for the charts for cost by department.”
1:29:35 5-2 to approve (Guy and Gordon against)
1:21:40 FINANCIAL ADMINISTRATION
1:30:40 7-0 approval
1:31:19 Worker’s comp (via Primex)
Carla: “pretty much a bill we have to pay.”
1:32:20 7-0 approval
1:33:00 REVIEW MINUTES
1:35:20 CORRESPONDENCE
1:36:10 NEW BUSINESS
Helen: current estimate 8% operating budget increase +$275,000 over actual spending
1:39:58 Chip: remaining budgets, warrant articles.
1:44:03 Next meeting
1:46:00 PUBLIC COMMENT
Max: The charts are made up?
Helen: They’re probably pretty accurate.
Guy: County health insurance information.
1:49:45 motion to adjourn (7-0)

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Max Ledoux

Author: Max Ledoux

I've lived in Tuftonboro since 2014. I grew up in Lisbon Falls, Maine (the Moxie capital of the world). I run tuftonboro.net.

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