DATE: December 1, 2922
PRESENT: Ann Kuendig, Joyce Stevens, AJ Ruben
PUBLIC PRESENT: Trish Abbondelo, Town Treasurer
APPROVAL OF MINUTES: November 17, 2022 Special Budget Meeting
AGENDA MODIFICATIONS: No Minutes; already approved
1. Budget – General Fund
2. Budgets – Capital Improvements
Ann opened the meeting at 5:07pm. AJ seconded. All in favor. Ann moved to accept the Agenda Modification (see above). AJ seconded. All in favor. Ann said that she appreciates Trish’s presence and that she reviewed the meeting recording that addressed how the Temporary Help hourly rate was decided to be $25.00.
1. Budget – General Fund. The Board proceeded to review the budget item by item.
Rutland County Tax – Trish said she didn’t expect that until the end of December.
Insurance and Bonds:
VLCT Insurance Package – The Board questioned whether the Sand Shed needed inspection as it
could affect the insurance rate. Trish will check on this.
VT Clerk’s & Treasurer’s Association – keep the same in anticipation of hiring an Assistant
Park House – increase to $600
Ann suggested contributing to our own non-profits – PCC and Historical Society. AJ voiced his
concern about donating to groups who don’t request funding. Trish indicated she was still waiting
for about half of the list. Ann wanted to reach out to Quin-Town as they have not responded.
Joyce suggested tabling this until the next meeting.
Town Officer Education – decrease to $500
Town Officer Mileage – decrease to $300
Miscellaneous – decrease to $150
Fire Department – increase to $22,825
Library – reduce to $11,445
Pittsfield Select Board Special Budget Meeting Minutes page 2
December 1, 2022
Trish will try and figure out the surplus before the next meeting. Ann asked about the Account Balances. A handout was given to the Board with the current balances in the Miscellaneous Funds the Town holds.
2. Budgets – Capital Improvements. Not addressed.
Ann moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:00pm. AJ seconded. All in favor.
Martha L. Beyersdorf, Secretary
Ann Kuendig Joyce Stevens A.J. Ruben