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Finance and Warrant Commission Official Public Hearing Notice and Agenda March 23, 2020 and March 24, 2020 (if needed)

Finance and Warrant Commission Meeting

LIST OF TOPICS TO BE DISCUSSED

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12 2020 Order suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law MGL C. 30A Sec. 18 and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitations on the number of people that may gather in one place, this public hearing of the Finance and Warrant Commission of Westwood, MA is being conducted largely by remote participation and we are not allowing in-person attendance by members of the public.  The public is encouraged to join our meeting and participate fully.

JOIN ZOOM MEETING:

Log in Number:

https://zoom.us/j/466389697

Meeting ID: 466 389 697

Dial in Number:

+1929 205 6099 US (New York)

Meeting ID: 466 398 697

Topics/speakers:

FinCom Chair Opening Remarks

FinCom Final Public Hearing Presentations:

2020 Annual Town Meeting REMAINING Warrant Article Sponsors:

Select Board – FINANCIAL ARTICLES

Pam Dukeman- Asst. Town Manager/Director of Finance

Budget-1: Supplemental Appropriations FY20

This article is intended to transfer funds from budget accounts that have a surplus into accounts that are projected to be in deficit by the end of the fiscal year. 

Budget-2: Supplemental Appropriations FY20

This article is intended to cover any projected budget deficits with funds from other available accounts which include, but are not limited to, Free Cash and Reserve Funds or other available accounts, such as ambulance revenue, reserved state aid, budget surplus, etc. 

Budget-3: FY21 Operating Budgets (Appendix “D”)

This article seeks official approval of the Annual Operating Budget for the upcoming fiscal year.  It includes a detailed accounting of the source of all funds being appropriated, including but not limited to, tax revenue, local receipts, state aid, and appropriations from other specified available funds. 

Budget-4: Appropriation ($ -) – Municipal Capital Improvements

This article is intended to appropriate funds for the Town’s municipal capital investments for the next fiscal year. 

Budget-5: Appropriation ($ -) – Schol Capital Improvements

This article is intended to appropriate funds for the Town’s school capital investments for the next fiscal year. 

Budget-6: Appropriation ($ -) – Sewer Capital Improvements

This article is intended to appropriate funds for the Town’s sewer capital investments for the next fiscal year.  The items in this article are funded from Sewer User fees and/or Sewer Retained Earnings 

Budget-7: Appropriation ($ -) – Additional Capital Improvements- Ambulance Equipment

This article is intended to appropriate funds for the Ambulance Capital Improvements funded by ambulance receipts.

Budget-8 Appropriation ($ -) – Additional Capital Improvements- Town and School Projects

This article is intended to appropriate specific funds for the Town and School additional Capital Improvements.

Budget-9: Appropriation ($ -) – Additional Capital Improvements- Town Wide Recreation Projects

This article is intended to appropriate specific funds for the Town Wide Recreation additional Capital Improvements.

Budget-10: Appropriation ($ -) – Additional Capital Improvements- Equipment Borrowing Article

This article is intended to authorize borrowing for Capital Equipment.

Budget-11: Appropriation– $125,000 to Stabilization Fund – FY21

This article is intended to appropriate funds into the Town’s Stabilization Account.  The Stabilization Reserve Account provides funds that can be used to meet some unforeseen, extraordinary expenditure or to be able to absorb a fiscal shock.  Maintaining a healthy stabilization reserve is viewed positively by the rating agencies. It is important that the Town continue to maintain that achievement by appropriating a sum each year.  Appropriating funds in is majority vote and out of this account requires a 2/3 majority vote at Town Meeting.

Budget -12: Appropriation – $1,465,000 to OPEB Liability Trust Fund – FY21

This article is intended to appropriate funds to the OPEB (Other Post-Employment Benefits) Liability Trust Account.  The amount for FY21 will be in continuation of recent funding schedules.

Budget-13: Road Improvement Bond – Pavement Preservation, Sidewalk Enhancements and Crosswalk Safety Improvements ($4,650,000)

This article is intended for the town to discuss issuance of a bond for a town-wide road improvement project to repave and maintain pavement, sidewalk enhancement and improve crosswalk safety. 

Select Board –Miscellaneous Article

Nancy Hyde - Chair, Chris Coleman-Town Administrator

Miscellaneous Article #2- using for Street Acceptance for Cranston Avenue

Please Note:

During this Final Public Hearing, the Finance and Warrant Commission may continue discussions of any of the articles previously presented at its First Public Hearing held on Monday, March 2, 2020.

FinCom votes on 2020 warrant articles recommendations

Chairperson’s Update: Instruction to members or completing article recommendations

New Business.

Old Business-

Public and Press.

Adjournment.

*Changes and additions to be updated as needed.

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