Recommended by the Planning Board 5-0, 1 abstention
Article 2012-5 Operating Budget
"Shall the town of Danville raise and appropriate as an operating budget, not including appropriations by special warrant articles and other appropriations voted separately, the amounts set forth on the budget posted with the warrant or as amended by vote for the first session, for the purpose set forth therein, totaling Two Million Seven Hundred Forty Thousand Six Hundred Fifty Two Dollars ($2,740,652). Should this article be defeated, the default budget shall be Two Million Seven Hundred Fifteen Thousand Five Hundred Eighty Four Dollars ($2,715,584) which is the same as last year, with certain adjustments required by previous action of the Town or by law; or the governing body may hold one special meeting, in accordance with RSA 40:13, X and XVI, to take up the issue of a revised operating budget only."
Discussion: The Operating Budget this year is 6.7% above last year's Operating budget. This budget includes salary adjustment due to a MRI Salary study that has been long overdue to ensure that Town employees are compensated fairly and adequately relative to other Towns and the private sector. Other increases are due to an increase in the number of elections, medical benefits, cemetery expansion, Welfare, NH Retirement contribution, and the Library.
Article 2012-6 Protection of Personnel Equipment Capital Reserve Fund
To see if the Town will raise and appropriate the sum of Eight Thousand Dollars ($8,000.00) to be added to the Protection of Personnel Equipment Capital Reserve Fund previously established for the future replacement of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) to protect firefighters.
Recommended by the Board of Selectmen (5-0)
Recommended by the Budget Committee (8-0)
Discussion: This fund was established to provide required, periodic replacement of FD personnel safety equipment. The end-of-year 2011 balance: $21,776.67. Estimated tax impact: $0.024/thousand.