EXPLANATIONS

Introduction As is the custom, we are providing a brief explanation of each article and line item in the warrant. Budget Summary The proposed Fiscal Year 201 budget, including the operation of the sewer s!stem, the ambulance, and several proposed capital improvements, is "#,10$,$$2. The %electmen and the Finance &ommittee continue to present a budget which is sensitive to the current economic conditions !et continues to provide residents with the services the! expect from Town government. 'ighlights of this !ear(s budget include capital investments at the highwa! garage, the continuation of the tree removal program along town roads and within the Town)s cemeteries, and further funding to support the Town)s *ong Term +lanning activities. This !ear)s budget includes a $, salar! increase for all non-school emplo!ees as well as increases in emplo!ee benefit costs, mainl! health insurance and our pension assessment. 'owever, once again !ou will see that the ma.orit! of non-salar! related line items have been level funded or reduced from their Fiscal Year 201/ levels. The %chool &ommittee)s Fiscal Year 201 re0uest from the town budget is "2,1$1,/$ which is a /.#, decrease from Fiscal Year 201/. The primar! contributors to this decrease is the reduction in costs associated with %pecial 2ducation Tuition and a slight reduction in the teacher)s salar! line item. The proposed Fiscal Year 201 %ewer 3udget of "214,000 is a slight increase over the budget approved for Fiscal Year 201/. This is due to slight increases in the operating costs of the s!stem. 'owever, it is important to stress that the largest cost within this budget is the debt pa!ment associated with the s!stem(s design and construction. 5t is also important to remember that 100, of the cost of %!stem 6debt and operation7maintenance8 is borne b! the users of the s!stem. The article for the school bond pa!ment 6"1/9,$9 8 continues to reflect the reduced pa!ment resulting from the refinancing of the school debt. This !ear(s pa!ment represents the fourth pa!ment in a new ten !ear repa!ment schedule for the "1.2 million borrowed to retire the older bonds. The brea:down of the revenues that will be re0uired to meet the proposed expenditures for Fiscal Year 201 are as follows; %ource of +ercentage of
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<evenue <eal and +ersonal +ropert! Taxes 6Tax *ev!8 =on-+ropert! Tax 6%tate Aid, *ocal <eceipts, >ther8 Total "/,/14,$$2 "1,#4 ,000 "#,10$,$$2

Total <evenue 92./0, 29.#0, 100,

Again this !ear, Town ?eeting consideration on the warrant articles will be done using the @consent calendarA approach. Therefore, the ?oderator will as: the town meeting attendees for permission to consider Articles 1-$ together, which will allow discussion of an! of the articles under a single motion and will as: for a vote on all three articles on the same motion. 5n addition, in order to save time at the town meeting, the ?oderator will not read all of the line items, but will read the heading of each section of line items and as: for an! @holdsA for each section. 'e will reserve an! held line items for further discussion after see:ing approval of an! @non-heldA line items and then proceed to discuss and vote on an! held line items individuall!. For more information about the town budget process, please contact the %electmen)s >ffice. Consent Calendar- Articles 1-3 Article 1- e!air "ig"#ays and care $or cemeteries This is a standard article from !ear to !ear authoriBing the %electmen to supervise the highwa!s and cemeteries. Article %- e&ol&ing 'unds This article establishes revolving funds that receive certain revenues and it authoriBes expenditure of these funds without further appropriation. Article 3- Trans!ortation Bond This is a standard article allowing the Town to spend a state grant for road construction and repair. The Town)s provisional amount for fiscal !ear 201 is "1#1,11 . Article (- Line Items This article raises and appropriates the funds for the general operational expenses of the town. >nl! items that are raised and appropriated from taxes appear in this article. 5tems that call for other methods of funding, such as transfers between accounts, re0uire separate articles. Also, pursuant to %ection 104 of &hapter /1 of the Ceneral *aws, we have shown each elected officer)s salar! below each applicable line item on the warrant.

)ENE AL )O*E N+ENT 1. Assessors %alaries; "$,#00 - These are the annual salaries of the Assessors with "1200 per Assessor. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/.

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2. Assessors 2xpenses; "2#,000- This account pa!s for the Assessors) office supplies, map updating, contracted services and other expenses. This a "2,120 64.1,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/ due to the contracted costs of the fiscal !ear 201 full revaluation. Full revaluations are re0uired ever! three !ears. $. Assessor &ler:; "2 ,/1/- This is the annual salar! of the Assessors &ler:, who wor:s 20 hours per wee: and handles the da!-to-da! wor: in the office and several other tas:s. $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. /. Audit; "1 ,000- To be used to fund the annual audit of the town(s boo:s using the town(s outside auditor, Thomas +. %canlon, &+A. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. . ?oderator %alar!; "0- The ?oderator has decided to no longer accept the pa! associated with this position. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. #. %electmen %alaries; " ,2 0- These are the annual salaries of the %electmen, with "1,9 0 per %electmen. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 9. %electmen 2xpenses; "2,000- This account pa!s for meetings, mileage, dues and other expenses of the %electmen. =o increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 4. Town &ler: %alar!; "1,#1 - This is the base annual salar! of the Town &ler:, who is the town(s official record :eeper and license issuer. $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 1. Town &ler: 2xpenses "2,/22- This pa!s for mileage, dues and other Town &ler: expenses. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 10. Treasurer %alar!; "$9, 00- This is the base annual salar! of the Treasurer, who manages the entire town(s financial transactions, provides benefits management for all emplo!ees, including pa!roll, and oversees properties placed in Tax Title. The salar! for this position was ad.usted during fiscal !ear 201/ due to an increase in hours. The fiscal !ear 201 amount e0uals the ad.usted fiscal !ear 201/ amount =o $, increase. 11. Treasurer)s 2xpenses; "1, 00- This account pa!s for meetings, conferences, mileage and other expenses of the Treasurer. This is a " 00 6 0,8 increase over fiscal !ear 210/ to attend additional training opportunities. 12. Town Accountant %alar!; "1 ,9$0- This is the annual salar! of the Town Accountant, who maintains the town(s accounts, prepares the wee:l! warrant that the %electmen sign to approve pa!ment of the town(s bills, and who files regular reports with the Department of <evenue. $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 1$. Town Accountant 2xpenses; "1 0- This account pa!s for training, meetings, mileage, and other expenses of the Town Accountant. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 1/. Tax &ollector %alar!; "1/,419- This is the annual salar! of the Tax &ollector, who collects all
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real and personal propert!, motor vehicle excise taxes and sewer fees. $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. The collector is compensated separatel! from the sewer enterprise fund. The collector also retains as income certain fees for collecting late taxes. 1 . Tax &ollector7Treasurer Assistant %alar!; "/,$ /- This is the base salar! for the Assistant to the Tax &ollector7Treasurer, who assists the tax collector with some of the basic functions of the collector(s office including data base management, and the collection of taxes. $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 1#. Tax &ollector 2xpenses; "4,#4 - This is for postage, stationer!, training, mileage and other costs of the Tax &ollector. This is a "44 611.$,8 increase from fiscal !ear 201/, mostl! due to increases in the cost of postage and envelopes. 19. Town %ecretar!; "2#,/11- This is the annual salar! of the Town %ecretar!, who answers the phones at Town 'all, assists residents and serves as clerical staff to the %electmen. $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 14. Town &ounsel; " ,000- This amount is used for Town &ounsel and %pecial Town &ounsel services, who advise and defend the town in legal matters. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 11. Town <eport; " ,000- This is the cost of printing and mailing the annual town report. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 20. Town 'all; "20,000- This account pa!s for utilities, maintenance, cleaning and other goods and services at the Town 'all. This is a "2,000 611.1,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 21. 2lections and 3oard of <egistrars; " ,/00- This account pa!s for the expenses involved in conducting elections, registering voters and maintaining the street list. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 22. Town Administrator7Assistant Town &ler: %alar!; "#2,40 - This is the annual base salar! of the Town Administrator, who oversees the da!-to-da! operations at Town 'all, supervises Town 'all and %ewer personnel, serves as the Finance Director, the 'arbormaster, the %ewer Administrative >fficer, the Assistant Town Treasurer, and the Assistant Town &ler:. Eor: related to the oversight of sewer operations is compensated from the sewer enterprise budget. $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 2$. Town Administrator 2xpenses; "1, 00- This account pa!s for meetings, conferences, mileage and other expenses of the Town Administrator. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 2/. &onservation &ommission; "1,2 0- This account pa!s for meetings, conferences, mileage, supplies and other expenses of the &onservation &ommission. This is a "2 0 62 ,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 2 . &onservation Agent7Administrative Assistant; 1/,2 0- This line item is to fund the services of the &onservation Agent at an hourl! rate of "2 per hour and for the annual base salar! of the
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&onservation &ommission73oard of 'ealth)s administrative assistant. The administrative assistant position was created in fiscal !ear 201/ in an effort to provide better support services to the &onservation &ommission7Agent and to the 3oard of 'ealth. This is a " 116$.9,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 2#. 'istorical &ommission; " 00- This account pa!s for cop!ing, membership, meetings and other expenses of the 'istorical &ommission. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 29. +lanning 3oard; "24 - This account pa!s for annual subscriptions, meetings and other expenses of the +lanning 3oard. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 24. <ecreation &ommittee; "2,9 0- This account pa!s for the various recreation programs offered b! the town, except for the Town 3each, which is operated b! the D+E and funded under a separate line item. The committee also has access to a t!pe of revolving fund that allows it to receive and expend program fees. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 21. &ouncil on Aging; "/,922- This account pa!s for the various programs offered b! the &>A, including senior lunches, health programs and the van program. This is a "1##0 6 /.2,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/, mostl! due to the increases associated with the costs of operating the van. The council also has access to a revolving fund that allows it to receive small fees from van riders and expend funds to maintain the van. $0. Tax &ollection %ervices; " ,01 - This account will pa! for legal services and other activities associated with the collection of bac: taxes be!ond the scope of the services provided b! Town &ounsel. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. P OTECTION O' PE SONS AN, P OPE T$1. +olice &hief %alar!; "2,90 - This is the annual salar! of the +olice &hief, who issues firearms permits, arranges traffic details and cooperates with the %tate +olice on traffic accidents and other matters. $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. The +olice &hief and &onstables also get paid hourl! for performing traffic and election details for the town, for which the! are paid from different town departments, depending on the t!pe of dut!, and from various contractors and utilities for traffic details, which are paid b! the respective contractors or utilities. $2. +olice Department 2xpenses; "1,000- This account pa!s for the e0uipment and supplies used b! the department, such as badges and firearm licensing supplies. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. $$. &ount! &ommunications; "10,140- This account pa!s <ichmond)s share for the 3er:shire &ount! %heriff)s Department to operate the 111 emergenc! dispatch s!stem. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. $/. &onstable %alaries; "1,2 0- This is the salar! account from which we pa! the &onstables. The! are paid per hour if the! are needed to direct traffic or for performing similar duties. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/.
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$ . &onstable 2xpenses; "2 0- This account pa!s for &onstable ?ileage and other expenses. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. $#. Animal &ontrol >fficer %alar!; "2,9#0- This is the annual salar! for the Animal &ontrol >fficer. $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. $9. Animal &ontrol >fficer 2xpenses; "1,000- This pa!s for snares, gloves, rabies shots, boarding of animals and other expenses of the Animal &ontrol >fficer. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. $4. Fire Department; " /,111- This account pa!s for fuel, truc: and e0uipment maintenance, training, stipends and other expenses of the Fire Department. This is an increase of "1,104 6$.#,8 from Fiscal Year 201/. $1. Fire 'ouse <ent; "19,/00- This amount pa!s the rent to the Trustees of the Folunteer Fire Department for use of the building. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. This !ear)s rent continues to reflect an increase in the base rent amount as well as the second !ear of a three !ear pa!bac: for capital improvements made to the building)s well. /0. Tree Earden; "#,1$ - These funds are used for contracting with a tree service to remove problem trees. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. /1. 2mergenc! ?anagement; " ,100- This account pa!s for e0uipment and supplies for this department, which provides assistance and direction during natural disasters, storms and other emergencies. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. /2. 3uilding 5nspector %alar!; "#,2$9- This is the 3uilding 5nspector)s annual salar!. 'e has office hours the first, second and fourth Eednesda!s of the month from 1;$0A?-11A? and is available on call. This is a $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. /$. 3uilding 5nspector 2xpenses; "1,000- This account pa!s for training, expenses and mileage of the 3uilding 5nspector and Assistant. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. //. Assistant 3uilding 5nspector; "2/0- This is the annual salar! of the Assistant 3uilding 5nspector, who fills in if the 3uilding 5nspector is not available or has a conflict of interest. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. / . Goning 2nforcement >fficer %alar!; "$,$$1- This is the annual salar! of the G2>, who ensures that building pro.ects and proposed uses conform to the Goning 3!law. 'e holds office hours in con.unction with the 3uilding 5nspector on the first, second and fourth Eednesda!s of the month from 1;$0A? -11A? and is available on call. $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. /#. Goning 2nforcement >fficer 2xpenses; "1,000- This account pa!s for meetings, mileage and other expenses of the G2>. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/.
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/9. 5nspection %ervices; "100- This is for inspections b! the plumbing, wiring, gas and oil burner inspectors and their alternates on pro.ects, such as town pro.ects, where there is no fee tendered. The! receive "$0 per inspection. All other compensation for the inspectors comes from the revolving inspection account, where fees for services are paid to the town and are turned around and paid to the inspectors. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. .EALT. /4. 3oard of 'ealth %alaries; "4 0- This is the annual salar! account to be divided among five board members. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. /1. 3oard of 'ealth 2xpenses; "1,000- This account pa!s for meetings and other expenses of the 3oard of 'ealth. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 0. 3oard of 'ealth Agent %alar!; "10,1 0- The 3oard of 'ealth Agent witnesses perc tests, trac:s the solid waste collection program, and serves as the principal staff person for the 3oard of 'ealth. $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 1. 3oard of 'ealth Agent 2xpenses; "1,000- This pa!s for the mileage, supplies and other expenses of the agent. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 2. Animal 5nspector; "112- This pa!s for the salar! of the Animal 5nspector, who performs the annual farm animal census and also is responsible for the 0uarantine of animals suspected of having rabies. =o change from Fiscal Year 2012. $. <ubbish Disposal; "1 #,000- This account pa!s for the collection and disposal of the town)s garbage and rec!clables, as well as participation in the regional 'ousehold 'aBardous Easte collection da!s. This is a "#000 6/,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/ due to an increase in the contracted amount for trash collection. /. &ommunit! 'ealth; "11,/9 - This account funds the contract between the &ommunit! 'ealth Association and the Town for +ublic 'ealth =urse %ervices. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. . =uisance Abatement; " 00- This account provides funds to address public health matters that are an immediate threat to public health and safet!. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. .I)./A-S #. ?achiner! ?aintenance; " 9, 00- This account pa!s for the up:eep and repair of e0uipment and truc:s. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 9. <oad &onstruction; "100,000- This account, combined with state transportation bond funds, pa!s for road construction and re-construction. 5n the summer of 201/ the town will underta:e the complete reconstruction of Holind! <oad and +ine Crove Drive. The "$9,000 6 4.9,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/ incorporates costs associated with those pro.ects.
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4. <oad ?aintenance; "111, 2#- This account pa!s for routine road maintenance, including the cost of D+E salaries from April 1st-=ovember 1st. This is a "2,$10 62.2,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/ due to a $, salar! increase for the highwa! department. ?aterial costs have been level funded at the Fiscal Year 201/ amount of "21,/20 The non-winter salaries for the 'ighwa! Department personnel are as followsI C. &oppola 2 wee:s J "1,11 .20K ?. *am:e 2/ wee:s J "1$1.#0K 3. =avin 29 wee:s J "442.40K %ummer +art Time 2mplo!ee 22 wee:s J "920.00K "29,440.00 "22, 0./0 "2$,4$ .#0 "1 ,4/0.00

1. Town Carage; "1#,4$/- This account pa!s for fuel, utilities and other expenses at the Town Carage. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. #0. Einter <oads; "22#,921- This account pa!s for the plowing and sanding of the roads, including the costs of salt and sand, diesel fuel and the salaries of the D+E crew during the winter months. This is a "#,$44 62.1,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/ due to a $, salar! increase for the highwa! department. ?aterial costs have been level funded at the Fiscal Year 201/ amount of "1$0,000. The winter salaries for the 'ighwa! Department are as follows; C. &oppola 22 wee:s J "1,11 .20 ?. *am:e 22 wee:s J "1$1.#0K 3. =avin 22 wee:s J "442.40K +art Time 'w! 2mplo!ee 22 w:s J "920.00K >vertime based on 1 0 hours per man "2/, $/./0 "20,#91.20 "11,/21.#0 "11, 20.00 "20, 9/.00

#1. Cravel <oads; " 0,000- This account pa!s for the maintenance of the gravel roads. This is a " ,000 611.1,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/ due to the increased cost of material. #2. Facation and %ic: +a!; "1$,4#2- This account is used to pa! the road crew when the! are sic: or on vacation. This is a "/016$,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. The vacation pa! for the 'ighwa! Department is a follows; C. &oppola- wee:s ?. *am:e-# wee:s 3. =avin-$ wee:s " , 9#.00 " ,#$9.#0 "2,#/4./0

#$. +rivate <oads; "$, 00- These funds are used to help <ichmond %hores and the Ehitewood Association to maintain their private roads, pursuant to &hapter L of the Town 3!laws. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. #/. 3eaver &ontrol-"$,000- This is the account to handle the beaver related problems that the town has had in recent !ears. ?uch of this funding pa!s for an agreement with a contractor to maintain several water control devices in water bodies where beavers have set up house:eeping.
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=o change from Fiscal Year 201/. # . Town 3each; "10,#4 - This account pa!s for the lifeguards and e0uipment costs involved in running the Town 3each. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 0NCLASSI'IE, ##. 3er:shire &ount! <etirement; "121, 9 - This account is <ichmond)s share paid to the count! retirement s!stem that covers the town)s municipal emplo!ees. Teachers are covered under a separate retirement s!stem administered b! the state. This is a "/,499 6/.2,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/ due to an increase in the town)s annual assessment. #9. 3er:shire <egional +lanning &ommission; "1,0$1- This is the count!-wide commission that reviews pro.ects and assists cities and towns on planning and Boning matters. This is a "2 62. ,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. #4. &emeter! %uperintendent %alar!; "9,$ /- This is the annual salar! of the &emeter! %uperintendent who maintains the town(s cemeteries. $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. #1. &emeter! 2xpenses; "2,000- This account pa!s for the e0uipment and supplies in maintaining the cemeteries. This is a " 00 6$$.$,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 90. Croup 5nsurance; "12$, 09- This account pa!s for the town)s share of the health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance for non-school emplo!ees. The cost for school personnel is included in the school budget. This represents a "2,/1$ 62.0,8 decrease from Fiscal Year 201/ due personnel ad.ustments. 91. 5nsurance and 3onding; "90,000- This account pa!s for the Town(s insurance policies, including motor vehicle, propert!, public liabilit!, wor:ers) compensation and officers) bonds. This is a "/0006#.1,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 92. *ibrar!; " 0,#00- This account pa!s the salaries and operating costs of the *ibrar!. represents a "#11 61./,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. This

9$. *ibrar! <ent; "11,100- This is for the annual rent for the librar! building. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 9/. ?emorial Da!; "200- This account pa!s for flowers, mar:ers and flags for ?emorial Da!. This is a "100 6100,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 9 . %tationer! and >ffice %uppl!; "1,200- This account pa!s for paper, pens, pencils, postage and similar expenses at Town 'all. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 9#. Mnemplo!ment <eserve; "1,000- This amount will help to cover the town)s liabilit! if a nonschool emplo!ee files an unemplo!ment claim. =o change from Fiscal Year 201$.
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99. 3an:ing %ervices; "9 0- This account pa!s for ban:ing fees and charges. This is a "$00 6##.9,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 94. ?edicare; "$/,000- This account pa!s the town)s share of ?edicare emplo!ee withholding. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 91. Feterans( Agent %alar!; "1,11/ This is the annual salar! for the Town(s Feterans( Agent. $, increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 40. Feterans) Aid; "9, 00- This account pa!s for financial assistance to veterans as re0uired b! state law. The %tate reimburses the Town for 9 , of the assistance costs incurred assisting veterans. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 41. %tra! Animals; "100- This account will help pa! an! costs associated with retrieving stra! animals, usuall! farm animals. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 42. Town 3uilding ?aintenance; "1$,000- This account helps to pa! for routine maintenance for all town buildings. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 4$. *egal Advertising; "9,000- This account pa!s for the man! legal ads that the town runs each !ear, ranging from invitations for bids to notices of public hearings. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 4/. Croup +urchasing; "#00- This pa!s for the town(s membership in the regional group purchasing program. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 4 . Training; "2, 00- This pa!s for training for town officers and emplo!ees who do not alread! have an expense account for such purposes or where the expense account is not sufficient to pa! for additional training. "2,100 will be used to pa! for the Town Administrator)s participation in %uffol: Mniversit!)s &ertificate in *ocal Covernment *eadership and ?anagement program. This is a "1,400 62 9.1,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. 4#. >ffice 20uipment; "2 ,000- This pa!s for regular computer replacement, software purchases, service contracts, and other office e0uipment related expenses. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. 49. <ichmond +ond Eeeds; "20,000- The funds from this line item will now be used to pa! the summer boat ramp monitors who under state regulation are re0uired to certif! that all water vessels launched from the state boat ramp are free from weeds and Bebra mussels. The &it! of +ittsfield and the %tate of ?assachusetts provide funding to offset some of the costs associated with the administration of this program. 44. ?iscellaneous 2xpenses; "900; This pa!s for miscellaneous expenses that cannot be .ustified b! an! other funding source. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. Article 1- eser&e 'und2 3114555
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This funds unexpected expenses with the approval of the Finance &ommittee. =o change for Fiscal Year 201/. Article 6- Sc"ool Budget2 3%47374(31 This represents a /.#, decrease over the Town(s Fiscal Year 201/ appropriation. Ehile the total school budget exceeds the amount to be voted, the difference will be made up through the use of %chool choice monies, grants, and other school revenues. 3elow is a comparison of the accounts between the Fiscal Year 201/ budget and the proposed budget for Fiscal Year 201 . 2ach account group has several sub-accounts which are not shown for space reasons. A full brea:down of the budget can be viewed on the school)s web-site; www.richmondconsolidatedschool.org FY 201/ %chool &ommittee Mnion 2xpenses %uperintendent %alar! N 2xpenses Mnion &oordinator %pecial 2ducation >ffice of the +rincipal %upplies Teaching +rofessional Development Technolog! =urse %alar! Transportation TuitionO >perations N ?aintenance 2mplo!ee 3enefits and 5nsurance Focational Tuition Mnemplo!ment N ?isc. Total Amount raised and appropriated b! the town %chool choice, grants and pre-school revenue Oincludes %pecial 2ducation Tuition Article 8- Sc"ool Bond Payment2 31(84 381 This article will pa! the interest and principal pa!ment for the school pro.ect bond. This pa!ment is the fourth on the new ten !ear note. >nce completel! paid off, the amount needed to fund this expense will no longer be added to the town)s lev!. The remaining schedule for the bond pa!ments is as follows;
Fiscal Year 2016 $148,925.00
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FY 201 "10,000 "10,2$9 " #,1 4 "$,/4# "2#9, 4# "11#,#11 "2#,000 "1,$1#,49 "19,190 "1, 00 "/9,4 $ "1#2,1 0 " #1,2 9 "219,1$4 "/91,$/# "0 "10,000 "$,$1/, #9 "2,1$1,/$ "/ ,1$2

"10,000 "10,202 " /, 21 "$,1 / "2 #,$20 "11#,041 "/9,000 "1,$$9,2/# "1#,400 "10,000 "/#,119 "111,$$# "924,904 "294,0 $ "/1 ,410 "24,$// "1$,000 "$,#/$,/1$ "$,041,9$1 " #1,9 /

Fiscal Fiscal Fiscal Fiscal Fiscal

Year 2017 Year 2018 Year 2019 Year 2020 Year 2021

$150,325.00 $150,950.00 $146,400.00 $146,200.00 $150,800.00

Article 9-Sc"ool Playground e!airs:Im!ro&ements2 33(4555 This will fund the repairs7improvements of the pla!ground e0uipment at the school. The proposed repairs7improvements are based on the recommendations from a safet! audit that was conducted last fall. Article 7- Sta;ili<ation 'und2 31814555 The stabiliBation fund is the Town)s Psavings account.P The %electmen and Finance &ommittee would li:e to continue adding to this account so it can be used as a funding mechanism for the scheduled replacement of highwa! and fire vehicles in place of borrowing for such expenditures. This account can also be used to address an! unforeseen emergencies that the Town ma! experience during the !ear. The fund currentl! contains approximatel! " 4$,000. This is a " 0,000 6/0,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. Article 15- To#n .all e!air Sta;ili<ation 'und2 314555 This fund is used to fund capital improvements to Town 'all. The fund contains approximatel! "/1,000. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. Article 11- Conser&ation Land Trust 'und2 374155 This appropriation goes into a fund that can purchase land for conservation purposes. The fund currentl! contains approximatel! "241,000. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. Article 1%- 'ood and 'uel Emergency Assistance Program2 314555 This is a fund to help low income <ichmond residents in times of emergenc!. Ee were able last winter to supplement the amount given to low income residents who receive federal fuel assistance funds through 3er:shire &ount! &ommunit! Action. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. Article 13-%15t" Cele;ration2 3154555 This will provide additional funding for the activities associated with the Town)s 2 0 Anniversar! &elebration that will ta:e place in 201 . Article 1(- Long ange Planning2 3(%4155 This would allow for the continuation of 3er:shire <egional +lanning &ommission)s assistance in the development of a long range plan for the town. 5n addition, these funds will be available, with the approval of the 3oard of %electmen, for use b! the *ong Term %ustainable Eor:ing Croup for other consultants7experts to assist in its efforts. The outcome of the group)s wor: will be recommendations designed to ensure the future sustainabilit! of the communit! and its institutions. This is a "$$,000 6$/9./,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/.

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Article 11-Storage S"ed e!lacement-Center Cemetery2 3154555-Ne# This will fund the replacement of the maintenance storage shed within &enter &emeter!. As part of this pro.ect the shed will be relocated to another area within the cemeter! awa! from the broo: to a location that will ma:e it less visible to visitors to the cemeter!. Article 16- Tree emo&al and Stone e!air2 3%54555 This will allow of the continued removal of dangerous trees and repairs7maintenance to headstones within the Town(s cemeteries, including the removal of all the large pines located in &one 'ill &emeter!. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. Article 18-Tree emo&al2 3354555 This would fund the continued removal of dead and diseased trees within the town)s roadwa! right of wa!s. To date trees have been removed from %ummit, Dublin, 2ast, Eest, >sceola and <ossiter <oads. 5n fiscal !ear 201 trees will be removed from %wamp, &one 'ill, *enox, Holind! <oads, and +ine Crove Drive. This is a "20,000 6200,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. Article 19- Se#er Enter!rise 'und2 3%194555 This will fund all expenses, salaries and debt service associated with the operation of the sewer s!stem. A detailed brea:down of the budget is included in the Earrant. The revenues to fund the sewer come from fees and betterments from the users 6department receipts8. An! funds not expended in upcoming fiscal !ear will revert to the sewer enterprise and become the retained earnings in future fiscal !ears. This is a "1,##2 60.4,8 increase from Fiscal Year 201/. Article 17- Am;ulance Account2 3(14555 The Ambulance Account is composed of the fees received from operating the Ambulance %ervice and pa!s for vehicle replacement, maintenance, training, stipends, and pa!ments to &ount! Ambulance when it sends an ambulance in lieu of or to supplement our service and for other Ambulance %ervice expenses. =o change from Fiscal Year 201/. Article %5- ic"mond Pond /eed Treatment2-31554555-Ne# This will fund the application of a longer lasting herbicide treatment for <ichmond +ond. 5n past !ears, the application has been a contact herbicide that onl! provided weed control for one season. The approach proposed for the Hune of 201/ is to appl! a herbicide that will provide multi-!ear weed control. This approach to weed management is included in the -!ear ?anagement +lan for <ichmond +ond which has been approved b! the &onservation &ommission and endorsed b! the <ichmond +ond Association. Article %1- e!lacement o$ t"e 'uel Trac=ing System23154555-Ne# This will fund the replacement of the fuel trac:ing s!stem attached to the pump at the 'ighwa! Carage. The software for the current s!stem is no longer supported b! the manufacturer which has impacted the abilit! to extract the usage data. This data is used for billing town departments for the use of gasoline and diesel and must be reported to the state as part of designation as a Creen &ommunit!. Article %%- e!lacement o$ t"e .ig"#ay )arage oo$2 3154555-Ne#
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This will fund the cost of replacing the roof at the highwa! garage. The replacement of the roof is part of a larger pro.ect designed to improve the energ! efficienc! of the building. The other components of the pro.ect, which include items such as siding the building, replacing the windows, and better insulating the building, are to be funded from the town)s Creen &ommunities Crant. Article %3-T"e deletion o$ C"a!ter II4 Section 8 o$ t"e To#n By-La#s This article would delete this section of the b!law in its entiret!. &hapter 55 of the Town 3!-*aws pertain to the <ules of Town ?eeting. %ection 9 of the &hapter 55 reads as follows; %2&T5>= 9. Any &ote on a motion or !ro!osal to raise4 trans$er or a!!ro!riate an amount in e>cess o$ t"at recommended ;y t"e 'inance Committee $or a !articular !ur!ose4 or any amount $or #"ic" t"e 'inance Committee "as made no recommendation s"all ;e ;y #ritten secret ;allot? Those in favor of %ection 9 elimination state that it is not needed due to the fact that <ichmond tradition does not allow Town ?eeting to entertain motions which increase the amount posted in the warrant, nor has the Finance &ommittee ever failed in ma:ing a recommendation on a spending item. 5n addition, proponents state that %ection 11 contains a mechanism to call for a for a secret ballot and therefore, %ection 9 is redundant. Section 11 is a $ollo#s2 %2&T5>= 11. /"en a @uestion is !ut4 t"e sense o$ t"e meeting s"all ;e determined ;y a &oice &ote and t"e +oderator s"all declare t"e &ote as it a!!ears to "im:"er? On matters re@uiring a %:3 &ote ;y statute4 a count need not ;e ta=en unless t"e &ote so declared is immediately @uestioned ;y se&en A8B or more &oters4 as !ro&ided in +)L C"a!ter 374 Section 11. I$ as many as ten A15B &oters so re@uest4 any &ote s"all ;e ta=en ;y #ritten secret ;allot? >pponents of the change state that efforts b! Town ?eeting to increase amounts recommended b! the Finance &ommittee from the floor, or where the Finance &ommittee ma:es no recommendation should automaticall! be decided b! secret ballot without having to invo:e the procedure for a secret ballot outlined in %ection 11. Article %(-Call $or t"e To#n Election This is the call for the Annual Town 2lection which will be held on %aturda!, ?a! 19th. +olls will be open from 11A?-9+?.

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