RCL Notes of BOS Bond Hearing January 16, 2018

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1. There were public hearings on five bond articles for 2018. Interest rates are currently 2.14% to 2.5%. Ten year term is planned, except for Storm Water Management (2:26 elapsed).
a. Salt shed $620,000 (total $700,000, $80,000 from reserve) (2:26 elapsed)
b. Red Mill Ln. Culvert ($250,000) (4:55 elapsed)
c. Shoals View Dr. paving ($200,000) (8:21 elapsed)
d. Storm Water Management ($30,000 to be repaid by grant in 2018, $300 interest) (16:31 elapsed)
e. Town Hall tear-down/rebuild ($3,048,077 by petition) (19:34 elapsed)
2. Proposed warrant article on leashing of dogs tabled pending input from Town Attorney (29:40 elapsed)
3. Petitioned article on visioning for town center not recommended ($6000) (31:46 elapsed)
4. Petitioned article for Independent monitoring of town landfills not recommended ($1) (40:13 elapsed)
5. Petitioned article to require voter approval of land purchase/sale not recommended (51:51 elapsed)
5. Petitioned article on requirements for town attorneys and legal settlements not recommended (52:51 elapsed)
6. Petitioned article on prompt meeting minutes and tracking of compliance not recommended (58:54 elapsed)
7. Petitioned article on leashing of dogs not recommended (67:36 elapsed)
8. Operating Budget of $9,186,273 approved and recommended. Figure includes higher Library budget recommended by Budget Committee (70:34 elapsed)
9. Potential state legislation on donor towns and dropped calls discussed (78:47 elapsed)
10. Dog ordinance of Lower Merion Township, PA discussed (82:51 elapsed)

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