AUGUST 12 2002



Present:†††††††††† Kathy Pessolano, Beth deSousa, Peter Nossal

Guest:††††††††††††† Cliff Bombard




The minutes of the June 24th and July 22nd meetings were approved as written.


FY 2003 HWRSD Budget:†††


The results of the override vote and the additional shortfall of $350,000+ were discussed .


Fall STM:


Cliff Bombard is working on the 2003 budget now that we have received firm Cherry Sheet numbers from the State.Indiscussing the new growth figure, the question arose as to whether or not the 2003 Revaluation figures will be included in the new growth that the Assessorís determine in November.It was decided to invite the Board of Assessors to the next meeting on September 9th to discuss the new growth and the requested overlay amount.

Cliff will send an updated Budget worksheet to the committee.



Kathy reviewed the items that may come up for the STM in the fall. They are the DARE program, the COA and Library additional staff positions and cost of living raises for town employees who did not receive them.



The next meeting will be September 9th at 6:30 pm. And September 23rd at 6:30 pm.The first Monday of every month the committee will have to meet in the Melville Room due to the Conservation Committee meetings being held in the office.

The meeting adjourned at 7:30 pm.



Respectfully submitted,


Susan Rauscher