Feldman, Padula, Kelly, Vallee, Pfeffer, Jones, Bissanti, Williams, Mercer (remote)
A. APPROVAL OF MINUTES
B. ANNOUNCEMENTS – This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon channel 29. This meeting may be recorded by Franklin Matters.
D. CITIZEN COMMENTS
G. LICENSE TRANSACTIONS
I. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS
started meeting, no items required after pledge so there is a five minute recess
Resume meeting -
- 7:10 PM Budget: FY 2015 Budget Hearing – 2nd Reading
Dacey, Gagner, Nutting
reading of voting doc line by budget line, if any one holds an item that will be discussed before voting
Hold placed on
192 - Public Property and Buildings
Judy - discussion on report of expenses, detailed starting July 1st
want a worked order report, not scrubbed, open items
Matt - why is he not here tonight? I see others here. I am more concerned about our buildings and how they are cared. Brief presentation. Maybe a council walk through of the department
what were the give backs from all of the departments for the last five years? were the budgets reduced?
Bissanti - when the money comes back, what happens?
Nutting - That goes into free cash.
210 - Police
Vallee - how many men do you have excluding dispatchers?
Semerjian - 44 including me, no one is comparable to us, they have different issues
Nutting - an average of 45 across comparable communities, and with the budget tonight, an increase of one more to make it 45.
Semerjian - we usually have 6 and sometimes as low as 4. we don't go down to 2
Padula - Are we a model of other communities?
Semerjian - Milford did have more people and the population has dropped
Williams - with more officers, you'd be more pro-active
Semerjian - yes we are fortunate to have the specialty areas covered with 30-odd patrol guys out on the road to cover. things are going very well!
Padula - Medway has an officer over the the senior center, do we do that?
Semerjian - yes, we do - regularly. I go myself too
510 - Health
new number 176,358
motion to increase, seconded, passed 9-0 via roll call
710 - Retirement of Debt
question to clarify debt amount increase
440 - Sewer (Charles River Assessment)
motion to increase, seconded
motion to divide the remaining amounts among the COA and the Cultural Council
Nutting - does not recommend the change
original motion withdrawn
request to amend the motion - put the money into the Library account 610
Gagener - you'll have a better opportunity to spend this extra money later
vote failed 7-2 via roll call
J. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
1. Resolution 14-31: Adoption of FY 2015 Budget
motion to accept, seconded, passed 9-0 via roll call
K. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
L. OLD BUSINESS
M. NEW BUSINESS
N. COUNCIL COMMENTS
O. EXECUTIVE SESSION
motion to adjourn, via roll call passed 9-0