Ways & Means Committee

Tuesday, November 15, 6:00 pm
via Zoom (link will be posted on the agenda)

(UPDATED) NOTICE OF MEETING

COMMITTEE: WAYS AND MEANS

PLACE: Zoom Conferencing System

DATE: Tuesday, November 15, 2022

TIME: 6:00 p.m.

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AGENDA: (Please note: All items listed on this agenda may not be considered or discussed at this meeting and may be addressed at future meetings.)

1. Call to Order

CHAIR STATEMENT: This meeting is being recorded by the Ways and Means Committee. If any other persons present are doing the same you must notify the chairperson at this time. In accordance with MGLc 30A SS 20(g) “No person shall address a meeting of a public body without permission of the Chair and all persons shall, at the request of the chair, be silent. No person shall disrupt the proceedings of a meeting of a public body. If, after clear warning from the chair, a person continues to disrupt the proceedings, the chair may order the person to withdraw from the meeting and if the person does not withdraw, the chair may authorize a constable or other officer to remove the person from the meeting.”

  1. Roll Call

  1. Approval of Minutes - None

  1. Public Hearing - None

  1. Motions -
  • Appropriate $600,000 from Free Cash to reduce the FY2023 tax rate. (Pg. 3)
  • Fiscal Year 2023 Tax Classification – (Pg. 5)
    • Minimum Residential Factor.
    • Residential Exemption.
    • Small Commercial Exemption.
  • Appropriate $2,500,000 from Free Cash to Capital Stabilization Fund 8402. (Pg. 29)
  • Appropriate $200,000 from Free Cash to Compensated Absences Fund 8450. (Pg. 31)
  • Appropriate $200,000 from Free Cash to Contract Stabilization Fund 8403. (Pg. 33)
  • Appropriate $100,000 from Free Cash to General Stabilization Fund 8400. (Pg. 35)
  • Transfer $107,300 from Free Cash to FY23 General Fund Vehicle Fuel Accounts. (Pg. 37)
  • Appropriate $8,500 from Sewer Retained Earnings to FY23 Sewer Vehicle Fuel Accounts. (Pg. 41)
  • Appropriate $10,000 from Water Retained Earnings to FY23 Water Vehicle Fuel Accounts. (Pg. 43)
  • Appropriate $14,387 from FY22 Reserve Fund to FY23 Weights and Measures Contracted Services. (Pg. 45)
  • Rescind Borrowing Authorities of $500,000 for Construction of New Library (2nd Order). (Pg. 53)
  1. Discussion
  • Report from Councilor Forgey on the Capital Improvement Committee.
  • Review of City of Greenfield’s budget process.

  1. Other business

  1. Next Meeting – December 20, 2022, 6:00 pm, via Zoom, unless otherwise posted.

  1. Adjournment

EXECUTIVE SESSION MAY BE CALLED

Please note that the list of topics was comprehensive at the time of posting, however, the public body may consider and take action on unforeseen matters not specifically named in this notice. Posted in accordance with M.G.L.c 30A § 18-25.

Posted to: City Council (updated 2022-11-14 11:25:22).