PRESENT: Chairman Friedman, Councilor Hogan, Councilor Perkins, Councilor Cheney and Councilor Champaco; Town Manager B. Reed; Assistant Clerk J. Raye; Fire Chief G. Martin; Assistant Fire Chief C. Tenney; Police Chief M. Leonard; Technical Data Assistant S. Sutherland; Code Enforcement Officer/Tax Assessor A. Thomas; Veazie Community School Principal S. Nichols; 2 people from the public
ITEM 1. The June 14, 2005 Veazie Town Council was called to order at 7:00PM.
ITEM 2. Consideration of the Minutes
Motion By: Councilor Hogan—to accept the May 16, 2005 and May 18, 2005 minutes as written. It was noted that Councilor Cheney was absent and excused from the May 18, 2005 meeting. Seconded: Councilor Perkins. There was no more discussion. Voted 4-1. Councilor Cheney abstained due to her absence from the May 18 meeting.
ITEM 3. Consideration of the Agenda
Manager Reed noted that he received a letter that he wanted to discuss from the Town Auditor, Charemon Willey-Staples, after sending out the Council packets. The Council took a minute to read the memo, then Manager Reed explained the fund balance policy which was the concern of the memo.
The Manager requested to credit the Municipal Credit Reserve. He noted that the estimated close-out at year-end will be $75,000 or more, due to unspent funds and excess revenues. Manager Reed suggested that a motion be made to move those funds into the Municipal Credit Reserve Account to help stabilize taxes for 2005/2006. Councilor Hogan made that motion. Councilor Perkins seconded the motion. No further discussion. Voted 5-0.
ITEM 4. Comments from the Public
There were no comments from the public.
ITEM 5. Manager’s Report
Chairman Friedman asked Manager Reed if there was anything else in the packets that he would like to discuss. Manager Reed noted that, while not in the packet, he had received a letter from a member of the Veazie Budget Committee regarding the behavior of the Superintendent of Schools during the budget process. The Manager then assured the Council that the letter will be in the next packet.
ITEM 6. Requests for Information/Town Council Comments
No comments or requests for information
ITEM 7. Warrants
Town Warrant 25 and 25A, Town Payroll Warrant 25, School Warrant 25, School Lunch Warrant 25, and School Payroll Warrant 25 were circulated and signed.
ITEM 8. Adjournment: Motion: Councilor Hogan—to adjourn the June 14, 2005 Town Council Meeting. Seconded: Councilor Perkins–there was no further discussion. Voted 5-0. Meeting adjourned at 7:10p.m.