Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | 10/1/20

Budget Committee | Meeting Summary | 10/1/20

The Litchfield Budget Committee met last night (10/1/20) and all members were in attendance.

Budget Committee Meeting – Oct 1, 2020

Mr. Cutter shared correspondence which included links to the draft budget, swearing in of Mr. Scott Taylor, and meeting agenda for this week. 

September 24th minutes (as amended) were deferred until next week for review and approval.   

Town Business Updates Included:

-Mr. Cutter turned it over to Mr. Brown to begin the budget review process…Mr. Brown took the first few minutes to provide a high-level overview of how the BOS put together the budget, the current spend against the Tax Cap, and their plans over the coming weeks to continue to review all accounts with department heads. 

-The following accounts were presented by Mr. Brown and the department heads and discussion took place on various line items in those accounts with questions from members of the committee. 

            -Town Meeting 4130.30
            -Town Clerk 4140.10
            -Tax Collection 4150.40
            -Sanitation Administration 4321.10
            -Road Agent 4311.10
            -Road Maintenance 4312.10
            -Street Lighting 4316.30
            -Accounting  4150.10
            -Revaluation of Property 4152.10
            -Board of Selectmen 4130.10
            -Legal Expenses 4153.10
            -Planning Board 4191.10
            -Zoning Board 4191.30
            -Cemeteries 4195.10
            -Advertising and Regional Associations 4197.10
            -Welfare Vendor Payments 4445.2
            -Patriotic Purposes 4583.10
            -Conservation 4611.20
            -Debt Service 4711.10

Member Input / New Business:

-None.

The next Budget Committee meeting is scheduled for October 8 at 6:30pm, which continues the budget review process.  A formal agenda will be provided as soon as it is finalized.

As a reminder, Budget Committee responses to posts on social media are not permitted.