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Town of Hardenburgh
Special Tentative Budget Meeting
October 4, 2018 7:00 PM
Town Hall, 51 Rider Hollow Road, Arkville, NY 12406

Present:   Supervisor Fairbairn and Councilpersons Bellows andO’Reilly.
Also present: Town Clerk Thomas Delehanty.

Supervisor Fairbairn called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM and Councilperson O’Reillyled the Pledge of Allegiance.

REVIEW OF TENTATIVE BUDGET: Supervisor Fairbairn went through the 2019 Tentative Budget line by line.Proposed tax levy increase of 45%. Discussion: Increase is mainly due to cost of Michael Fairbairn Bridge replacement. Possible $250,000 grant. Use of fund balance. Cost of temporary bridge. Borrowing, Bond Anticipation Note. Charge for retirement fund arrears dating back to 1982-1983. All employees get 2% raise. Plan to hire a new Highway employee (including family health insurance) with CDL.

Councilperson O’Reilly moved by Resolution to amend the Tentative Budget as follows:

1. Under Highway Revenues, reduce DA1001, Real Property Taxes, from $941,000.00 to $600,000.00.

2. Under General Fund Expenditures, reduce A1420.4, Attorney Contractual Expense, from $5,000.00 to $3,000.00.

3. Under Highway Fund Expenditures, reduce DA5120.2, Bridges Equipment, from $325,000.00 to $125,000.00.

Resolution seconded by Councilperson Bellows.

Roll Call Vote:

Councilperson Sherry Bellows: Yes
Councilman Wendy O'Reilly: Yes
Supervisor Jerry Fairbairn: Yes

Resolution 18-20 adopted

Supervisor Fairbairn moved by Resolution to adopt the 2019 Town of Hardenburgh Tentative Budget, as amended, as the 2019 Preliminary Budget.

Resolution seconded by Councilperson Bellows.

Roll Call Vote:

Councilperson Sherry Bellows: Yes
Councilman Wendy O'Reilly: Yes
Supervisor Jerry Fairbairn: Yes

Resolution 18-21 adopted

Supervisor Fairbairn made a motion to adjourn at 8:01 PM, which was seconded by Councilperson Bellowsand passed with all in favor.

Next meeting: Special Tentative Budget Meeting, October 11, 7 PM at Town Hall. To be advertised.

Date: October 5, 2018