Town of Lyme
January 19, 2005
Lyme Town Offices
APPOROVED: February 9, 2005
Present at this meeting: Selectmen: Judith Shelnutt Brotman, Richard Jones and Pete Bleyler, Budget Committee Members: Gibb Cornwell, Chairman Barney Brannen, Earl Strout, David Caffry, Wayne Tullar, Freda Swan, Mike Smith. School Board Representative Laszlo Bardos. Transfer Station Committee members: Simon Carr, Chairman Stephen Maddock, and Cynthia Bognolo. Administrative assistant Carole Bont, and Bookkeeper/Selectmen’s Secretary & Scribe Dina Cutting.
The Public Hearing was called to order at 7:00 pm.
1) Ms. Shelnut Brotman informed the Budget Committee that the Selectmen had voted at a previous meeting to support the $25,000.00 for the Transfer Station. This was a 2 in favor and 1 opposed vote. The opposition felt this was not the year to try and raise this money through tax dollars.
Followed was a discussion concerning carryovers from the 2004 budget to the 2005 budget. The money left within the Public Works Capital Reserve Fund, the bond interest payment that was not spent in 2004, the salt shed, and the transfer station were briefly discussed again.
2) Transfer Station: Followed was a brief discussion concerning the Transfer Station and the Transfer Station Committees plans for this facility. The Committee has yet to get firm numbers on the cost of building a pole barn roof over the containers or a fence. They will have all the necessary information gathered and ready to share with the community at the public meeting they are planning. It was noted at this time that if the pay per bag does not pass at Town Meeting the Committee will not need to have the fence and other requests in the proposed budget. It is important to have the fencing in order for the pay per throw program to work.
The Transfer Station Committee thanked the Budget Committee for supporting the committee in trying to make the Transfer Station work better. The Transfer Station Committee invited the Budget Committee and the Selectmen to come and support this idea at the informational meeting to be held February 16th, 2005.
3) There being no other comments or questions concerning the proposed 2005 budget,
Mrs. Swan moved to approve the Town Budget at $2,161,959.00. Seconded by Ms. Shelnutt Brotman. This motion was voted unanimously in favor.
Mr. Bardos moved to approve the school budget at $3,926,570.00. Seconded by Mrs. Shelnutt Brotman. This motion was voted unanimously in favor.
4) Mr. Cornwell moved to approve the minutes of the January 6th, 2005 meeting. Seconded by Mrs. Shelnutt Brotman. There were corrections offered. Mr. Caffry will make these corrections and send the minutes to Mrs. Cutting. The motion was voted unanimously in favor with corrections noted.
REMINDER: Public Hearing for Budget Committee to recommend warrant articles containing money. At this meeting the Budget Committee will also be signing the MS-7 & MS-27.
February 9, 2005
At 7:40 pm Mr. Bardos moved to adjourn. Seconded by Mrs. Shelnutt Brotman. Voted unanimously in favor.