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RTM Meeting - VOTES

Event Date: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 8:00pm
Location: 
Central Middle School

RTM Schedule 2016-2017

Land Use Report -- Sept 2016 -- Revised 9-18-16

Attached is a revised Land Use Committee Report for September, 2016. A sentence has been removed from Item 4, the New Leb School MI Referral.

BOC FY 2017-18 Town Budget Goals

SENT VIA RTM WEBSITE; UNABLE TO REPLY DIRECTLY

To: All RTM Members
From: Lucia D. Jansen, Chairman, Budget Overview Committee
Cc: First Selectman, Board of Budget, Estimate and Taxation, and Board of Education

Dear RTM Colleagues,

Welcome back from the summer break! The BOC is eager to collaborate and work with you on the FY 2017-18 Town budget. This year we have a new budget process as described in the updated RTM Rules that we are hopeful improves the RTM’s budget process and deliberations.

At the last May RTM Budget Meeting, the BOC also heard the request for earlier BOC communication of its Town budget goals. Thus, the BOC voted on the FY 2017-18 Town budget goals as well as other important related matters - a copy of which was sent via a memorandum on June 16, 2016 to the First Selectman, Board of Estimate and Taxation, and the Board of Education.

The BOC determined its budget targets by analyzing the economic conditions in the town of Greenwich; declining CT finances; flat population growth rate; Town spending far exceeding inflation and income growth; and spending exceeding our peer Fairfield County communities. A BOC budget position paper with the BOC’s full perspective was developed for your review.

We would have attached both documents in this email for your review, unfortunately, the RTM website currently does not allow attachments in this email so you will find both documents at: http://rtm.greenwich.org/

In sum, the BOC set a FY 2017-18 budget goal of a 0% spending increase for nonessential service departments and a 1.5% spending increase, including fixed costs, for essential service departments of the schools, police and fire. Also, it was expressed separately the Town and BOE labor contracts should not exceed 1.5% increase, including wages and benefit costs.

The BOC’s is looking forward to a response from Town leaders on the BOC's memorandum that describes goals for keeping Greenwich taxes low and receiving good value for its tax dollars.

We also are eager to work with all the respective RTM committees and districts in the year ahead!

Best regards,

Lucia D. Jansen
lucia.jansen@greenwichct.org
(203) 861-9425

BOC Budget Position Paper and Memo to Town Leaders

Two Documents Attached:

1) BOC Position Paper on Greenwich's Looming Budget Crisis, dated September 13, 2016

2) Memorandum to First Selectman, BET, and BOE, dated June 16, 2016
BOC Request for Information and BOC FY 17-18 Town Budget Goals

Lucia D. Jansen
Chairman, Budget Overview Committee
lucia.jansen@greenwichct.org
(203) 861-9425

RTM Land Use Report -- Sept 2016

Attached is the RTM Land Use Committee Report for September, 2016

September 7, 2016 BOC Minutes

Draft Minutes from BOC meeting held September 7, 2016

BOC Request for Information and BOC FY 2017-18 Town Budget Goals

Attached is a memo sent June 16, 2016 to the First Selectman, BET, and BOE.

In the memo, the BOC is requesting specific town employee cost information.

Also, the BOC is stating its FY 2017-18 Town Budget Goals.

Lucia D. Jansen
Chairman, Budget Overview Committee
Lucia.Jansen@Greenwichct.org
(203) 861-9425

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