2011 Budget Workshop #2

The Second 2011 Budget Workshop was held November 3rd, 2010
at the Lindley Town Hall, 637 US 15, PO Box 62
Lindley, New York 14858.
Official Minutes held at Town Clerk’s Office

Town Board Members Present:
Richard Biggio – Town Supervisor
Lloyd DeMun, II - Councilman
Gerry Simcoe – Councilman
Paul Mortzheim – Councilman

Absent:
Paul Stermer – Councilman

Attached:
Attendance list
Asphalt Concrete Comparisons for Steuben County

• Meeting was called to order by Richard Biggio at @ 7:05pm.
• Pledge to the flag completed.

Budget Review:
Richard Biggio provided a handout of Asphalt Concrete Comparisons for Steuben County to begin discussing the financial requirements of paving Lindley roads. Discussion about maintainance, starting with the proper substrate/base, alternative (Fog Seals, Chips, oil and stone). Discussion about the use of CHIPS funds and how in the next years the $100,000 will be decreased by an unknown amount. Further discussion included use of the free Cornell Local Roads program to provide a matrix of road composition in Lindley.

Ron Mosher raised the issue of the condition of North Branch Clendenning. Commented that much information is available for free, like the count of traffic on the road. In 2004, road use was 604 cars on average, daily.

Discussion about how to start saving money earmarked for possible paving in the future and whether Lindley has the right equipment and training.

Discussion moved to community growth and how the geography, absence of feedback from a recent survey, and Comprehensive Plan outcomes inhibit growth.

Review of the revised draft of the budget continued. Discussion about the Reserves (Emergency Funds) and should these Reserve balances be raised in anticipation of upcoming years’ hardships. New Reserve for General Fund to increase to $190,000 by resolution at next meeting. Highway Fund Reserve could be raised to $275,000.

Unanimous decision of Board Members present to take $8500 from General Fund and $17,500 from Highway Fund to limit tax increase to approximately 5% for the 2011 budget.

Board entered an Executive Session at 9:05pm. Board returned to Regular Session at 9:30pm.

Gerry Simcoe made the motion to adjourn. Lloyd DeMun seconded. Roll – all agreed. Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,
Megan Thistle
Lindley Town Clerk

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