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DATE: December 15, 2022
PRESENT: Ann Kuendig, Joyce Stevens, AJ Ruben
PUBLIC PRESENT: Trish Abbondelo, Town Treasurer
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
1. November 29, 2022 Special Budget Meeting
2. December 1, 2022 Special Budget Meeting
a. General Fund – Review
b. Capital Improvement
1. Warrant – Draft & Articles (post February 2, 2023)
2. Town Report – Cover Photo Shoot
Ann called the meeting to order at 5:07pm. Seconded by AJ. All in favor. AJ moved to accept the Minutes of the November 29, 2022 and December 1, 2022 Special Budget Meetings. Seconded by Ann. All in favor.
a. General Fund – Review. Trish and the Board reviewed the printout line by line.
General Fund – Current Use Payment. Ann questioned this and it was reduced to $11,500.
Highway Fund – add $12,500 to the MRPG Grant
Insurance and Bonds – the VLCT Insurance Package was increased by $2,300 in anticipation of the increase of the Sand Shed. There are no specific numbers available yet. Trish said that an endorsement should arrive soon.
Dues – the VT Clerk’s & Treasurer’s Association was increased to $70
Contributions - Trish said she had received a few more contribution requests and these were reviewed.
Quin Town Seniors - $3500
Central VT Council on Aging - $600*
Green Up Vermont - $50
Rutland County Mental Health - $600
NeighborWorks - $200*
Child First Advocacy Center - $400*
VT Rural Fire Protection Task Force - $100
Pittsfield Select Board Special Budget Meeting Minutes page 2
December 15, 2022
The Preservation Trust of Vermont - $50
The Housing Trust of Rutland County - $100**
The Board decided this year to contribute $200 to both the Pittsfield Community Connection (PCC) and the Pittsfield Historical Society.
*Joyce suggested a letter be included with the check explaining that they make a monetary request in the future. Trish asked the Board to draft the letter.
**Ann wanted to include a message to the Housing Trust to look at Pittsfield for affordable housing. Transportation is an issue for that though.
Parks and Grounds – use Reserve Fund for New Equipment to purchase picnic table and power washer. Connie will be asked to submit a bill or estimate for these.
Budget Disbursements –
Parks & Grounds Equipment Fund – The Board decided not to fund this as nothing additional is needed.
Recreation – add $1,000
Town Hall – The Committee will be requesting $10,000 to continue renovations.
Village Green Paving Reserve – create an Article requesting $5,000
Town Office Maintenance Reserve Fund – $4,000
Computer Equipment Fund - $1,000
Contingency Fund – VLCT suggests 5% operating budget. The Board felt they were fine.
Trish said she will update this spreadsheet for the Board next week. Ann moved to adjourn the meeting at 6:09pm. Seconded by AJ. All in favor.
Martha L. Beyersdorf, Secretary
Ann Kuendig Joyce Stevens A.J. Ruben