Apr 30

Paris Receives Gift of Trees from Rotary Club of Oxford Hills

Many, many thanks to the Rotary Club of Oxford Hills! Last week they donated four sugar maples to the Town of Paris! We were thrilled with this thoughtful gift; the members of One Paris Hill will nurture these babies until we decide on the best place to plant them in their future Paris home. We will also be putting out some lovely birdhouses at One Paris Hill; these had been made and donated by a local high school senior for his senior project and we are pleased to place them at One Paris Hill to house our local birds. Lots of cleaning going on at One Paris Hill, we now have a port a potty for public use and hope to put in a few picnic tables soon so that more people can come and enjoy this beautiful oasis. Thank you all!

Apr 27

Important Dates to Remember from the Paris Town Office

Important Dates to Remember from the Paris Town Office:

  • On Monday, April 30th, there will be a Public Meeting to discuss the Recreational Marijuana Ordinance at 6:30PM at the Paris Fire Station; there will be a second meeting on Monday, May 21st also at 6:30 PM at the Paris Fire Station.
  • On Wednesday, May 2nd, there will be a Budget Committee Meeting at 5:30PM at the Paris Town Office.
  • There will be a joint public meeting of the Paris Select Board and Paris Budget Committee on the FY 2019 Budget, Tuesday, May 8th at 6PM at the Paris Town Office.

Additionally, the Paris Select Board is establishing a Private Property Ordinance Ad-hoc Committee, consisting of five members.  For more information or to complete an application to serve on this committee, please call the Paris Town Office at 743-2501 or stop in!

Apr 02

 Town of Paris 3/28 Budget Meeting

Call to order by Rick Little @ 5:30, 5 budget members in attendance

Consideration of Minutes:

Motion by Dick to accept

Seconded By Richard Merz

Motion passed.

Unfinished Business- none

New Business:

Capital Code 90 yellow tab

-Vic talked about carryovers, announced when appropriate

–   Parks and Rec. $7000+

  • Police Dept. up to $3000, but has a carry over of $3100
  • Fire dept. increase of $2000 for a roof
  • Highway carry over of $28,000 (accrued fund)
  • 90-06, 90-08 nothing there, no activity 90-06 $15,000 sealing Parking lot for fire dept.
  • 90-08, Cornwall Preserve, $18,000, was supposed to be rolled through.
  • Road Construction Carry- $209,000
  • 80-10- increase of 4500 for copier
  • 80-10 software $9000 for software updates (Trio)carry over of $2000
  • Vic discussed his plan to replace plow- trucks from a 4 year cycle to a 3 year cycle.
  • Rick voiced concern about lack of capitol funds for some such as the Library. Place money into accounts for capitol improvements (library)
  • Highway equipment, carry of $10,000, plus $10, 000 this year, $40,000 increase for equipment.
  • Vic discussed equipment for the roads, we should get our capital needs where they need to be.
  • $53, 000 for new Fire Dept. vehicle
  • 2 fire department lines were combined, carry over- 95 line is called “grant match”$8,000 and $3773 on other line.
  • catch basins paid out of the 90-96 account, we would like to get them done by April.
  • Expense total 2019: $7,278, 57, + $146,230

Revenue: Green tab

  • Vic explained the thought process, tax commitment and projected revenues. Try to be conservative.
  • agent fees for renewal of vehicles up $1400
  • Revenue sharing could increase.
  • MDOT UP
  • Vic explained “state aid roads”, reimbursement
  • Homestead reimbursement up $92,000, should move from 50% to 60+%
  • Fairview cemetery takeover $100,000 in the fund for upkeep. Vic wants to take $1,500 from that account this year for upkeep.
  • 2019 $1,739,489, +$137,295
  • Dick asked about property tax revenue
  • Vic explained tax commitment and mill rate.
  • $6,200,000 million has come through the town office so far.
  • next meeting on the 4th
  • next week will will add calculating mill rate into conversation.
  • The board will begin discussing the $217,000

Motion to Close: Dick @6:35

Seconded by: Richard

All in Favor

Submitted by Michael Lance