The Litchfield Budget Committee met tonight (10/15/20) and all members were in attendance.
Mr. Cutter shared correspondence which included enrollment confirmation from the school district, 2021 draft warrant articles, edits and modifications to October 1 minutes.
October 1st minutes and October 8th minutes were deferred pending review of edits until next week.
Town Business Updates Included:
-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.
-Health Department – 4411.10
-Ambulance – 4215.10
-Fire Administration – 4220.10
-Fire Hydrants – 4220.90
-Code Enforcement – 4241.20
-Emergency Management – 4290.10
-Police Administration – 4210.10
-Police Support Services – 4210.50
-Animal Control – 4414.10
-Personnel Administration – 4155.10
-The committee also reviewed the preliminary revenue estimates and preliminary default budget calculation.
Member Input / New Business:
-Mrs. Douglas asked a question in regards to an overspend on staffing for GMS in the school budget, and Mrs. Harrison explained that was a manual entry error and the explanation would be forwarded to the committee.
The next Budget Committee meeting is scheduled for October 22 at 7:00pm, 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.