MINUTES OF BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Monday, February 27, 2017
Town Hall Hearing Room, 7:00 p.m.
Present: Julia Pemberton; Michael Thompson; P. O’Donnell
Also present: Police Chief Doug Fuchs; Board of Finance members; members of the public; videographers.
- Call to Order
The meeting was called to order at 7:03 p.m.
- Approval of Minutes
On the motion of P. O’Donnell and the second of M. Thompson, the Board voted unanimously to approve the 2/13/17 Minutes.
- Discussion & Possible Action FY 20147-418 Budget proposal
Police Chief D. Fuchs reviewed a possible alternative to staff reduction due to a personnel status change. A reduction in training and maintenance was proposed in lieu of reducing staff for a defrayed savings of $60,000. The staff reduction of one will occur through attrition in the next fiscal year.
Specific training deferment was reviewed in detail. J. Pemberton requested additional information re: cost of outsourcing training.
No vote was required due to the dollar for dollar exchange in an approved budget.
Julia Pemberton reported on an increase of $119,482 due to the increased bond interest rate.
- Public Comment
Julia Pemberton reported that the budget has been adopted and a Board of Finance Public Hearing is scheduled for 3/2/17.
Glenn Johnson, Redding Fire Department, reiterated his request for volunteer incentives including insurance. J. Pemberton will review Brookfield’s abatement and noted her support in maintaining the Fire and EMS structure.
- Board Member Comment
On the motion of M. Thompson and the second of P. O’Donnell, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 7:32 p.m.
Submitted by: Kristi C. Reilly