Friday, April 15, 2016

RECAP TOWN COUNCIL MEETING/WORKSHOP – APRIL 12TH by Larry Fillmore

Last night, the Town Council held a meeting/workshop.  The meeting was held behind closed doors with the Town Attorney in Executive Session.  When the session was over and they came out there were two motions made and approved.  What they are is hard to tell, for sure, because Councilor Kolbe read a prepared statement from the Attorney.

The meeting was adjourned and the Council moved into a workshop to discuss the School and Municipal Capital Improvement Plans. 

1.     Tracy Austin presented the School Municipal Improvement 5-Year Plan.
2.     Edward Karass presented the Municipal Improvement Plan.
3.     Next the following municipal department’s budget proposal were discussed and not in this order.
a.    Administration increased $999.00.
b.    Finance increased $4,329.00.
c.    Town Clerk increased $3,548.00.
d.    Codes increased $2,357.00.
e.    Assessing decreased $3,790.00.
f.    Economic Development increased $11,327.00.

The total increase for the entire Municipal Budget, by my figures, is $676,878.00.  My figures are different than the Town Manager’s figure of $677,373.00 by $495.00.

Now the real work begins!!!!

Larry Fillmore