Meeting Minutes

 

Title:               Budget Committee Meeting

Date:               Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Location:        Westport Island Town Office Conference Room, 7:00 pm

Subjects:         Budget Committee Tasks

Objective:       Review budget established at own Meeting, review the Commitment and mill rate calculations, and plan a schedule for the balance of the fiscal year.

 

 

Meeting Agenda:

 

Topic

 

Type

Responsibility

Time

 

Review agenda and time durations and approve any changes.

Discussion

Consensus

All

7 :00

5 Min.

Action Item Review

Discussion

Consensus

All

7 :05

10 min

May  meeting Minutes Review

Discussion

Consensus

All

7 :15

15 min

Benchmark Reports Review

Discussion

Consensus

All

7 :25

10 min

FY 2010-2011 Budget review

Discussion

Consensus

Susan

7 :35

15 min

Review of Commitment Report and Mill Rate Calc.

Discussion

Consensus

Susan

7 :50

15 min

Review Lessons Learned from last fiscal year and

consider possible process improvements for

Committee

Discussion

Consensus

All

8 :05

10 min

Budget Committee Schedule

Discussion

Consensus

All

8 :15

10 min

Other Items (Education Cost,  Salt Shed ROI,  Storage Vault Cost,  Fiscal Year Billing Catch-up etc)

Discussion

All

8 :25

5 min

Public Comment

Discussion

Public

8 :30

5 min

Wrap up

Discussion

Consensus

Secretary

8 :35

5 min

Attendees:        David Blake, Richard DeVries, Dennis Dunbar, Bill Hopkins, Mort Mendes and Susan Partelow

Facilitator:       David Blake

Secretary:        Bill Hopkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Draft Minutes from the August 10, 2010

Meeting of the Budget Committee

 

The meeting was called to order by Chairman, Dennis Dunbar at 7:11 PM.  The following members were present: David Blake, Richard DeVries, Dennis Dunbar, Bill Hopkins, Mort Mendes, and Susan Partelow.

Kimberly Greenleaf was absent.

 

The following preliminary items were discussed by Dennis:

 

A review was made of the Budget Committee Deliverables list (updated 12/08/09)—see attached copy:

“Review financial health of the Town from time to time and make recommendation of future financial approaches as needed.”

 

The Minutes from the May meeting were approved.

 

Dennis and Susan discussed the process of development of the current tax commitment.

 

Lessons learned from last fiscal year’s Budget Comm. work were discussed:

 

A preliminary schedule for this year’s Budget Comm. activities was discussed:--see attached Draft copy

 

The need for the Comm. to undertake any additional studies was discussed:

 

Next meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 7, at 7 p.m.

Meeting concluded at 9:00 p.m.