Michael Cornman made a motion to adopt the General Clerk-Treasurer budget. David Drake seconded the motion.
A question was asked regarding any changes to the budgets. Sandra Hash explained the Excel program hid two cells, MVH 231 $12,000.00 and LRS Culverts $4,000.00. These funds were included in the budget subtotals.
Karla Kennard-Frownfelter asked about Park Board salaries. Geraldine McIntyre said that we previously had a Park Board and now we do not have one. It was explained that none of the members lived inside the town limits and it was left in the budget in case there are people within the town limits willing to serve. Jerry Pittsford said the council might create an advisory board that is not paid like an official board and let the parks be administered by the Street Department. Geraldine McIntyre said that Leasa Farkas has agreed to work with Jimmy Ragle on his Parks Department. Motion passed.
Stephanie Holmes asked about the budgets versus the prior year. Geraldine said that all the budgets went up. The town’s budgets were held at 5% last year and this year we couldn’t. The board did not take a 4% increase. We want to use that money for BCAT to broadcast our meetings.
David Drake made a motion to approve the Building Inspector’s budget. Jerry Pittsford seconded the motion. Motion passed.
There was some discussion regarding the variance to prior year of each budget. Michael Cornman made a motion to accept all budgets. David Drake seconded the motion. Motion carried. Council members signed the Ordinance for Appropriation and Tax Rates under yea.
Geraldine McIntyre closed the meeting.
D. Geraldine McIntyre, President
Jerry Pittsford, Vice President
Sandra C. Hash, Clerk-Treasurer