WINDHAM SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTRICT (WSWMD)
BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT
FINANCE COMMITTEE MINUTES OF FEBRUARY 16, 2017

COMMITTEE MEMBERS PRESENT: Merrill Mundell, Chair, Wilmington; Cheryl Franklin, Guilford; Louis Bruso, Jr., Jamaica; Tony Gordon, Marlboro; Jim Damato, Readsboro; Tim Franklin, Vernon; and Jan Ameen, Westminster.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS ABSENT: David Schoales, Brattleboro

WSWMD STAFF PRESENT: Bob Spencer, Executive Director; Kristen Benoit, Program Coordinator/District Clerk; Phil Baker, Scalehouse Attendant; and Skip Bonnett, Assistant Operations Manager/Lead Truck Driver.  

OTHERS PRESENT: John Allen, Brattleboro Representative and Irvin Stowell, Townshend Representative.

Mr. Mundell called to Meeting order at 5:30 p.m.  

1) Changes and/or Additions to Agenda: None  

2) Approval of Minutes from 1/12/17: Motion made, seconded, and carried to approve the Minutes of January 12, 2017, as amended.

3) Review of January 2017 Check Register: The Finance Committee reviewed and discussed various expenditures on the check register.  

4) Review of January 2017 Financials: The Finance Committee reviewed and discussed the WSWMD Financial Statements for the Seven Months Ending January 31, 2017, including the deficit, net asset value, prepaid assessments, cash on hand, post-closure liability, short-term loans, and MRF closure costs.

5) Discuss MRF Closure and Potential to Continue MRF Operations: The Finance Committee discussed continued MRF operation for member towns that may want to continue the service due to the high costs of privatizing the services.

6) Executive Session (if needed): None

7) Next Financial Committee Meeting: March 9th, at 5:30 p.m.

8) Other Business as Legally Allowed: The Finance Committee discussed access permit fees and expenses associated with collection and hauling of recyclable materials.

9) Adjournment:  The meeting was adjourned at 6:55 p.m. 
                
Kristen Benoit, District Clerk