From: Cheryl Lindberg
Sent: Thursday, March 21, 2013 12:35 PM
To: Nancy Kramer; Nancy Kramer
Subject: Selectboard minutes 2/27/13
My suggested thoughts for the Selectboard minutes of February 27, 2013, where the NFC met with the
6. Meeting with Norwich Finance Committee (NFC) (Discussion). Stearns, speaking as Chair of the NFC, said
that only five out of seven seats are filled on the NFC and they are concerned about membership. Stearns
also spoke about the Committee struggling with the purpose and that the charge is not working. The NFC
would like the Selectboard to revisit the charge and make it stronger. Stearns suggested that maybe the NFC
could be combined with the Capital Facilities Committee. Fowler spoke about the pressure to restrain
spending due to 15% of the Town being below the medium income. Lindberg said she would like to remain on
the NFC. There followed some discussion of keeping Lindberg on the Committee. Cook suggested recruiting
people for the NFC. The Board thanked the NFC for their work.
I would like to suggest that the minutes are revised to reflect the comment that I made, stating the “fact that the
Treasurer position is on a one-year grandfathered status, and that Lindberg spoke to this point. She believes
the Treasurer should be on the NFC and that the Selectboard should consider changing the CHARGE to
reflect something to the effect that “no NFC member or their spouse will earn a living from the Town or School
It was not a discussion of “keeping Lindberg on the Committee”, it was a discussion of “keeping the Treasurer
on the Committee”.
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