As per the meeting announcement "All citizens are invited to attend and ask questions."
Among the items to be discussed:
- The status of the " special audit" that the Commissioners proposed at a cost of $20k as opposed to the exorbitant and unnecessary $139K + that some of the Delegation Executive Committee were pushing.
- The TAN has been renegotiated at a lower interest rate and will save about $58k, but still costs taxpayers about $142,000. Perhaps the County going to a twice yearly tax collection would be a wise investment.
- The DPW subcommittee made the correct decision to pay the last lease payment on the wood processor ( $9,800) , but will recommend that the unit be put out to bid and sold after the last of the existing wood has been cut for cord wood. This puts the County out of the wood processing business.
- The DPW subcommittee will recommend that the County cease water testing ($1,000) a voluntary requirement ( what is a "voluntary requirement" anyway?) as there has not been a " problem" in the past. $1,000 is short money to assure that the water supply is safe.
- The DPW budget proposed by the subcommittee is $51K lower than the Commissioner's request. This will have the effect of eliminating one of the two full time DPW staff and killing the County farm, despite the report of the Commissioner's subcommittee.