PRESENT: Jeffrey Jordan, Theodore Bailey, Dennis Call, Judy Kenneally, Heather Briggs
The minutes of 11/13/01 were accepted as written, signed and posted to the website.
SUBJECT: Fire Chief, John Prickett
The Chief submitted his final budget request.
SUBJECT: Police Chief, Ann Emerson
Present: Cpl. Patrick Clarke
Cpl. Clarke was given a copy of the proposed employment contract.
Cpl. Clarke submitted his final budget request.
The fire vehicle, 1954 Dodge power wagon, M47, will be sold by sealed bid.
SUBJECT: Historical Society, Walter Sanborn
Budget discussion. The budget request is the same as last year.
SUBJECT: Cemetery Commission
Present: Joanna McIntosh, Gilbert Vien
The commission submitted the 2002 budget request. The Board suggested the budget request be increased to attend to the smaller cemeteries that haven’t been addressed for a while. The budget is expected to increase $2500 to cover the added expense to address these neglected cemeteries. The commission will get a firm price.
SUBJECT: Board discussion
The Board agreed to take a credit from our liability insurance and reduce the budget request for 2002.
The Board agreed to budget for 80% coverage of single or 2-person for employees who work 25 hours or more. Employees requesting a family policy will be allowed the cost of a 2-person. The overall insurance costs increased 27%. The Board determined that an employee must be on the Town’s policy to get coverage. No compensation will be given for outside insurance. Judy will draft a policy for the Board member’s signatures regarding health insurance coverage.
A new budget line will be created to accommodate the capital reserve expenditures that the Board has authority to spend. This will be offset by revenues of a like amount.
Judy asked the Board to replace a light bulb at the community building and replace the chain in the toilet.
Judy requested an estimate from Diamond Sign for a Town Office sign.