BoS - March 26, 2019

BoS - March 26, 2019

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:01 pm

Board of Selectmen
March 26, 2019
Municipal Resource Room

7:00 PM

• Call to Order
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Chairman’s Announcement’s
• Citizen’s Forum

1. Discuss and Vote on proposed FY20 Budget – Possible Vote(s)

2. Kevin Morse’s Proposed Proclamation – Possible Vote(s)

3. Old/New Business

4. Adjournment
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March 26, 2019
Approved May 21, 2019

Call to Order
Chairman Kevin Morse called the Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Resource Room at the Municipal Center.

Board: Kevin Morse (Chair), Tim Bonin, David Cortese (Vice Chair), Hal Davis (Absent), Mike Hughes, Matt Wojcik (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant-Absent)
Other Staff and Citizens: John Furno (Highway Superintendent), Nick Miglionico (Police Chief), Adam Furno (Building Facilities Manager), Bob Minarik (Economic Development Commission) and other staff and citizens.

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:07)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:28)
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:30)
No one came forward.

1. Discuss and Vote on Proposed FY20 Budget-Possible Vote(s) (10:06)
In the packet is the Proposed FY20 Budget packet and related materials.
Mr. Wojcik presented a Projected Revenue Budget. New Growth is estimated at $125,000 at the advice of the Principal Assessor. Mr. Wojcik next presented the Cherry Sheet and the Municipal Functions Operating Budget Request which includes five years of history and a four year projection out to FY24. The budget reflects the opportunity to pivot the Expense profile. The Town’s IT network was reconfigured to save $9,000-$12,000/year.
The Prop. 2.5 override created enough flexibility to allow the Town to invest in initiatives to reduce the cost of government going forward and allowed some operating issues to be corrected in order to create stability.
Mr. Wojcik is still refining the budget message.
Mr. Wojcik reviewed changes to Personnel, such as bringing Adam Furno under the Highway Dept. as a PM5, step 10, plus a stipend for being the new OSHA Safety Coordinator, changes to some department heads’ wages spurred by the Pay Equity Act, and changing the Fire Chief to M5, step 10.
Mr. Wojcik reviewed the Personnel Supplement in detail. Mr. Wojcik supports that every Town employee’s COLA be treated the same, regardless of what department they work for. Mr. Wojcik next outlined the changes to Health Insurance, such that the Town has a $90,000 cushion in the Health Insurance budget.
This budget does not reflect any change to the School Bus Transportation contract, which is being renegotiated.
Mr. Minarik asked for the Economic Development Commission budget to increase from $1,000 to $5,000 to support grant writing for projects in the works. The BOS was supportive.
The OPEB contribution is $50,000, which has been budgeted in the past.

2. Kevin Morse’s Proposed Proclamation-Possible Vote(s) (00:41)
In the packet is a proclamation for Douglas Ice Cream Day and related materials.
Mr. Morse presented a draft proclamation, which he prepared following a request from Haley and Abigail Bilodeau, to declare May 11, 2019 as Ice Cream Day in Douglas.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to adopt the proclamation as read into the record by the Chairman. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

3. Old/New Business (04:25)
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: Mr. Bonin requested adding a crosswalk on Main Street. He has asked the Highway Superintendent John Furno to identify a location for a solar powered sign. Mr. Furno feels that a location could be found within the next month. A discussion was held.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to authorize the Highway Superintendent to research solar powered pedestrian crossing signs and potential locations on Main Street and to report back to the BOS next month. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.
A recess was called at 7:08 PM and resumed with the arrival of Mr. Wojcik.

4. Adjournment (44:43)
Mr. Cortese made a motion at 7:45 PM to adjourn. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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