Spencer Council on Aging
Minutes of December 13, 2011
The meeting was called to order at 6:07 PM. Pat Corson and Helen Cardin were excused. Ruth King did not attend. Marge Steiger, John Cournoyer, Bill Shemeth, Marge Lapierre, Christine Alessandro and Pam Woodbury were present.
The minutes from October 11, 2011 were distributed and reviewed. John made a motion to accept the minutes as submitted, Marge L. seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Treasurer’s Report: No grant has come in yet but the signed contract should be coming.
Payroll Acct.:$ 10,411.28
Rent and Expenses: $7,211.28
Bill made a motion to accept the Treasurer’s report, John seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Newsletter will no longer be printed for free. Aucoin’s Press will charge $110 per month for a 4 pg. newsletter. Bill made a motion to use the funds in the FY 12 grant line item transportation to fund the newsletter and to authorize the director to increase the number of pages or number of copies if funding is available. Marge S. seconded the motion and the motion passed.
AARP not doing taxes at center. Director indicated that the library had not been contacted either. Bill made a motion to bring this to the attention of the select board. John seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Triad was signed and there was a good turn out for the signing with Sheriff Evangelitis
The director talked about relocating the senior center to the Fish and Game or Knights of Columbus. We have only been approached by Fish and Game so a tour will be on January 10, 2012 at 6PM.
Center will be closed between Christmas and New Years for vacation.
The director presented the budget. The budget has asked for an increase in the directors hours to 25 per week, for a cost of $21, 996.00, Rent and expenses totaling $14,150 for a total proposed budget of $36,506.
Bill made a motion to amend the budget request to reflect an increase in expenses to $2500 due to the added cost of printing the newsletter. This changed the total budget request for FY 13 to $36,496. John seconded the motion and the motion passed.
Bill made a motion to accept the treasurer’s report, John seconded the motion and the motion was passed.
By law changes were tabled for discussion in January or February.
Bill made a motion at 6:49 to adjourn, Marge S. seconded the motion and the motion was passed.