COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT: Louis Bruso, Jr., Jamaica; Cheryl Franklin, Guilford; Tim Franklin, Vernon; Jan Ameen, Westminster: David Schoales, Brattleboro and Jim Damato, Readsboro.  

COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT: Merrill Mundell, Chair,Wilmington; Tony Gordon, Marlboro.

WSWMD STAFF PRESENT: Bob Spencer, Executive Director; and John Bonnet, Asst. Operations Manager.

OTHERS PRESENT: Patrick Moreland, Brattleboro Assistant Town Manager, Craig Allen, Patriot Freightliner

The meeting was called to order at 5:38 p.m. by Ms. Ameen.

1) Changes and/or Additions to Agenda: The Finance Committee agreed to hear a presentation by Mr. Allen regarding a new roll-off truck.

2) Approval of Minutes from 8/11/16: Motion made, seconded and carried to approve the August 11th Minutes as presented.

3) Approval of Minutes from 8/25/16: Motion made, seconded and carried to approve the August 25th Minutes as presented.

4) August Check Register: The Finance Committee reviewed the Check Register with no questions.

5) August Financials: The Finance Committee reviewed and discussed the WSWMD Financial Statements for the two months ending August 31, 2016.

6) Continuation of work on the FY 18 Budget: A review of the changes to the revenues and the expenses of the existing MRF budget was discussed. A second version of the budget was discussed with no MRF or Trucking. Staffing needs were discussed, as well as the potential impacts to the district towns. A revison to the staffing in the no MRF scenario was requested for the next meeting, as well as another version with no Convenience Center as well. It was requested that Mr. Spencer look into outsourcing that service, as well as contacting the Towns to have them get quotes for outsourcing if the WSWMD recycling service is not available.

7) Executive Session (if needed): None

8) Next Financial Committee Meeting: Scheduled for September 22, 2016 at 6PM

9) Other Business as Legally Allowed: None

10) Adjournment: The meeting was adjourned at 7:00 p.m.


Vicki Hayes