February 13, 2024, Budget Meeting

The meeting was called to order by Chair Kuettel at 7:50 p.m.

Town officers Present: Chair Charles Kuettel, Vice-Chair Douglas Dressen, Supervisor Douglas Nelson, Clerk Lita Wallace, Treasurer Carol Nelson

Town officer Absent: Deputy Clerk Shane Stolp

Guest: Nancy Nilsen, Dan Ahonen, Katie Dehenbach, Thomas Getchell, Dorothy Galinski, John Wall, Stephen Jones, Steve Mueller, Chris Jussila, Ed Potter, Ted Wallace

2023 Cash Control Statement
Fund Beginning Balance Receipts Disbursements Ending Balance
General Fund $26,772.97 $48,073.55 $33,903.89 $40,942.63
Road and Bridge (On-going Maintenance 11,782.09 4,349.55 9,371.99 6,759.65
Fire and EMS 21,525.28 18,373.31 18,000.00 21,898.59
Building/Property Maintenance Fund 3,500.00 1,994.12 0 5,494.12
Roads and Bridges (Capital Reserve) 171,929.15 7,471.73 0 179,400.88
Total $235.509.49 $80,262.26 $61,275.88 $254,495.87

Discuss and Set-up Proposed Budget for 2025

Name of Fund 2025 Levy Approved by the Board for Presentation at the March Annual Town Meeting (Receipts) 2025 Budget Approved by the Board (Disbursements)
General Fund
$ 5,000.00 $30,000.00
Road and Bridges (On-going Maintenance)
5,000.00 5,000.00
Fire & EMS
15,000.00 25,000.00
Building/Property Maintenance Fund
0.00 0.00
Road and Bridges (Capital Reserve)
35,000.00 0.00
Total Amount
$60,000.00 $60,000.00

The total Levy was not increased from 2024. The Levy for Roads and Bridges (Capital Fund) was set at $35,000.00 to make up for the lowered Levy in 2023 and 2024. It was discussed that we should build up this fund in order to be in a better position to apply for matching funds grants for road improvements.

Nelson motion to approve, second by Kuettel, motion carried. Kuettel yay, Dressen nay, Nelson yay.

Respectfully submitted by,
Lita Wallace, Clerk