TOWN OF NORTH HARMONY
PUBLIC HEARING BUDGET 2015
WEDNESDAY, 11/05/2014, 7:00 PM
SALLY P. CARLSON, SUPERVISOR PRESENT
RALPH WHITNEY, COUNCILMAN PRESENT
FRANK STOW, COUNCILMAN PRESENT
RICHARD SENA, COUNCILMAN PRESENT
DUNCAN MCNEILL, COUNCILMAN PRESENT
OTHERS PRESENT: Robin Miller, Bookkeeper; Dave Stapleton, Attorney; Jim McCarthy, P.J.; Nancy Thomas, Town Clerk
All rose for the Pledge of Allegiance. Mrs. Carlson brought the hearing to order at 7:00 PM.
Mrs. Carlson reviewed the Summary Page of the budget. She said the Total Appropriations went down $1,000.00. The amount to be raised by tax went up approximately $18,000.00. She said the Special District amount to be raised by tax went down approximately $6,000.00. The total Tax Levy for 2015 is $767,695.00 (up $12,000.00). She said this does not include the Fire District (2014 – $271,690.00; 2015 – $275,928.00).
Mrs. Carlson said Revenues have been adjusted to be realistic with actual amounts received and anticipated. She said wage increases are minimal.
MOTION # 132 OF 2014
MR. MCNEILL MOTIONED TO ADOPT THE PRELIMINARY 2015 BUDGET AS PRESENTED. MR. WHITNEY SECONDED. YES (5): WHITNEY, STOW, SENA, MCNEILL, CARLSON. NO (0). THE MOTION WAS CARRIED.
Mr. Sena noted that the town had stayed under the 2% tax cap.
Mrs. Carlson agreed and said actually the increase was 1.34%. Mrs. Carlson asked Mrs. Miller to double check that we are under the 2% cap (increase can only be $10,943?).
MOTION # 133 OF 2014
ON A MOTION MADE BY MR. STOW AND SECONDED BY MR SENA AND WITH NONE BEING OPPOSED, THE HEARING WAS ADJOURNED AT 7:11 PM.