Thursday, May 25, 2017

Live reporting: Town Council - Budget Hearing #2

Present: Pellegri, Padula, Mercer, Kelly, Pfeffer, Bissanti, Dellorco, Jones
Absent: Vallee

A. Approval of Minutesnone
B. Announcements
1. This meeting is being recorded by Franklin TV and shown on Comcast channel 11 and Verizon channel 29.  This meeting may also be recorded by others.
C. Proclamations/Recognitionsnone
D. Citizens Comments
Citizens are welcome to express their views for up to five minutes on a matter that is not on the Agenda.  The Council will not engage in the dialogue or comment on a matter raised during Citizen Comments.  The Town Council will give remarks appropriate consideration and may ask the Town Administrator to review the matter.
E. Appointments
G. License Transactions - none
H. Presentations/ Discussions - none
I. Subcommittee ReportsSenior Center update

High School - final paper received, audit about to begin

Library - discovered water leak on roof and it is being estimated to be fixed. New front walk to be put in. Special handling for Ben's book gift, found switch to the lights over the fire place

FOFL brick sale underway, group celebrating for 25 yr anniversary

conservator coming in for their work

EDC - watch planning board board meeting regarding the beer, distillery bylaw; made one alteration to the sq footage for the tasting room. to come back to the Town Council for a meeting in June

Communications - migration to Google mail underway
Franklin TV getting back up generator in place, Franklin Radio operating at 102.9. Franklin Almanac now on episode 7

J. Legislation For Action
1. Resolution 17-33: Adoption of FY 2018 Budget
1. Resolution 17-33: Adoption of FY 2018 Budget
K. Town Administrator's Report no update tonight
L. Future Agenda Items found typo on 5 Yr outlook in Regional School forecast
M. Council Commentsno comments
N. Executive Sessionnot required
O. Adjourn
The FY 2018 budget document can be found here

FY 2018 budget resolution can be found here

F. Hearings
FY 2018 Budget Hearing: 2nd Hearing: 7:10 PM

hearing opened at 7:14

determining not to read the budget line items

hearing closed at 7:15

J. Legislation For Action
1. Resolution 17-33: Adoption of FY 2018 Budget
1. Resolution 17-33: Adoption of FY 2018 Budget

motion to approve, seconded, passed 7-0
(Vallee absent), 

motion to move Regional line item first, Jones abstained
7-0 passed, (Vallee absent) 

move the balance of the budget, seconded
passed 8-0 (Jones can vote on this, Vallee absent)

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