Chichester Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Members Present: Chairman Richard DeBold, Mike Paveglio, Jeffrey Jordan and Administrative Assistant Jamie A Pike.
Others Present: Chief Patrick Clarke, Road Agent Jim Plunkett, Donna Chagnon, Thomas Houle, Philip Hitchcock
Chairman DeBold called the meeting to order at 6:30pm.
Mr. Paveglio presented a number of charted historical budget figures for the board members. The first chart detailed a 5 year history of the amount of monies to be raised for taxation, which has more than doubled during the time period. The main increases have been in major capital expenditures for equipment purchases and road reconstruction. Other charts focused on revenues. Mr. Paveglio wants the Board to take a hard look at the big expenses and explain them clearly to the residents so the Town Meeting is fully informed before making final decisions. Mr. Paveglio proposes a heavy spending cut for the ensuing year. There was generous conversation about where to cut, and repeatedly road reconstruction, vehicle purchases, and capital reserve funding were recommended for suggested cuts. Send email to
the budget committee and department heads; to bring recommendations for large dollar cuts.
A motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to accept and authorize the expenditure of $32.00 donated by the Suncook Valley Pomona Grange to benefit the Food Pantry. Motion passes.
A motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to authorize the expenditure of $1,031.97 from the Fire Department Impact Fees for the purpose of purchasing materials to construct a new driveway (previously completed in June 2014) from the rear bay door. Motion passes.
A motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to authorize the expenditure of $190.00 from the Bear Hill Road Expendable Trust Fund for the purpose of continued water system maintenance at 86 Suncook Valley Road. Motion passes.
A motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio enter into non-public session pursuant to RSA 91-A:3 II to discuss employee compensation for the ensuing year. Roll Call Vote: DeBold; Aye Paveglio; Aye Jordan; Aye Motion passes.
A motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to seal the minutes of the non-public session indefinitely. Roll Call Vote: DeBold; Aye Paveglio; Aye Jordan; Aye Motion passes.
A motion was made by Mr. DeBold and seconded by Mr. Paveglio to adjourn the non-public session. Roll Call Vote: DeBold; Aye Paveglio; Aye Jordan; Aye Motion passes.
Mr. Paveglio will put together his packet of information and budget cut suggestions and distribute to the Budget Committee and Board.
Being no further business, a motion was made by Mr. Paveglio and seconded by Mr. Jordan to adjourn the meeting at 8:23pm.
Not approved until signed.
Jamie A Pike
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Richard DeBold Jeffrey Jordan Mike Paveglio