WINDHAM SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (WSWMD)

BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT

ALTERNATIVE FUNDING COMMITTEE

MINUTES OF JULY 6, 2016

COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT: Louis Bruso, Jamaica, Chairman, David Schoales, Brattleboro; Cheryl Franklin, Guilford; Jan Ameen, Westminster; Robert Spencer, Executive Director, WSWMD; Vicki Hayes, Administration/Bookkeeper,WSWMD; Patrick Moreland, Assistant Town Manager, Brattleboro.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT: None

ADDITIONAL WSWMD STAFF PRESENT: None

OTHERS PRESENT: None

The meeting was called to order at 4:05 PM by Mr. Bruso

1) Changes and/or Additions to Agenda: None    

2) Approval of Minutes of 6/16/16    

Motion made, seconded and carried to approve the minutes of June 16, 2016 as presented.

4) Discussion of ‘Fee for Service’ impact on P. Moreland’s model: Mr. Moreland presented one version of the model. There was much discussion around proposed changes to the model and impact of revenue projections. It was decided to also present the model using other assessment methods; population only, grand list only, housing units only and a hybrid model with grand list and population as the base.

Mr. Moreland had prepared a ‘draft’ document explaining the findings of the committee. The committee agreed with the report over all and made some minor change suggestions. It was also decided that a one page recap of the document, outlining the pros and cons of the methodologies should be prepared for the Board of Supervisors for July 14th meeting. Bob Spencer and Vicki Hayes will begin the preparation of the document and send the draft to the committee members for review.

It was also decided to review the committee findings with the Finance Committee at their next scheduled meeting on July 14th.

5) Executive Sessions (if needed): None

6) Next Alternative Funding Committee Meeting: None Scheduled

7) Other Business as Legally Allowed: None

8) Adjournment: Motion was made, seconded, and carried to adjourn the meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 5:33 PM

Vicki L Hayes