November 29, 2006
Thomas "Hank" Pelkey, Chairman opened the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Select Board members present were: Thomas "Hank" Pelkey, Allen Hitchcock, Joseph Gagnon, Thomas Hooker, and David Markowski. Also present were Michael Balch and Linda Drummond.
Receive Public Comment on the FY2008 Draft Budget
One change on the draft FY08 budget sheets was the Total for Expenses which should be $1,062,247 instead of $1,029,622. M. Balch handed out a summary sheet with totals for revenue and expenses to review. There was no public comment or input to the FY2008 Draft Budget.
The consensus of the Board was for M. Balch to prepare the Final Budget and balance the budget penny for penny to the amount for last year. M. Balch reported that the budget should be all set even with the increase in the health care costs.
L. Drummond and Joe Skaza will be attending a VLCT Health Trust CIGNA Regional Meeting in Mendon, tomorrow, November 30, 2006 to learn about the transition for municipalities and their members from BC/BS to CIGNA effective January 1, 2007. The union contract states that the coverage must be identical or better.
In the union contract, the holidays for double time pay are listed differently in two places. L. Drummond has made a note of it for the next contract review.
A. Hitchcock was reviewing the revenue and expenses for the transfer station. The cost that is incurred for recycling puts the expenses over the revenue. Discussion was held about the transfer station and improvements have been made to both the facility and the cash management system now in place. Also discussed was the increase in roadside trash that needs to be addressed. M. Balch will ask Charlie Rivers to control the roadside trash by riding around and removing the trash from trouble areas. After the Town Plan is in place, when ordinances are done, there is a need to put together an ordinance for unsightly yards with fines to enforce the ordinance.
The Board requested that M. Balch fill out the State application for the Mosquito District with Pittsford as its own District.
D. Markowski asked about the status in regards to the Whipple Hollow Road to West Rutland.
Discussion was held as to the whether the road is a 24,000# or 55,000# road. M. Balch will look into the classification of the road.
Without any public input or comments to the FY08 budget, the meeting was adjourned at 7:00 PM.
Linda Drummond, Recording Clerk
Thomas “Hank” Pelkey, Chair
Allen Hitchcock, Vice-Chair
W. Joseph Gagnon, Selectman
David Markowski, Selectman
Thomas Hooker, Selectman