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Board of Finance Meeting Minutes

Board of Finance Meeting Minutes-Unapproved-February 19, 2015

Town Offices closing at noon

all AShford town offices will close at noon today Monday February 9th

State of Emergency

The Governor has declared a State of Emergency in preparation for the coming storm. Effective 9pm tonight (Monday), a travel ban for all roads will be in effect.  Stay safe.

Town Office Holiday Hours

Ashford Town Offices will close at 2 P.M. on Wednesday, December 31st, 2014 and will re-open on Monday, January 5th, 2015.  There will be no evening hours on Wednesday December 31st and offices will be closed Thursday, January 1st and Friday, January 2nd, 2015.

The Ashford Transfer Station will open from Noon until 4 P.M. on Wednesday, December 31st.  They will resume regular hours on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015.

Wishing you a safe, healthy, and joyful New Year!

USDA Farm Service presentation

February 11, 2014  – Knowlton Memorial Hall – 7 – 8:30 PM – Bryan Hurlburt from the USDA Farm Service Agency, will speak about resources available to farmers.  Light refreshments will be served.  All are welcome!

VOTE – Town Budget Referendum

May 7, 2013 – Voting for the 2013-2014 Town, Board of Education, Region 19 (E. O. Smith), and the Capital Improvement Budget will take place at Knowlton Memorial Hall from 6 A. M. until 8 P. M.

Board of Finance April 11, 2013 Motions

April 11, 2013 – the following motions were made at the Special Meeting held by the Ashford Board of Finance:

MR. CANAVAN MOVED AND MR. FUNK SECONDED A MOTION TO TRANSFER $613,350.43 FROM THE UNDESIGNATED FUND BALANCE:  $607,500.00 INTO ACCOUNT NUMBER 110-73000-59435-000 USDA WATERLINE PRINCIPAL FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING THE PRINCIPAL IN FULL ON THE USDA 2000 LOAN AND $5,850.43 INTO ACCOUNT NUMBER 110-73000-59434-000 USDA WATERLINE INTEREST FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING INTEREST DUE ON USDA 2000 LOAN THROUGH APRIL 16, 2013.  THE MOTION PASSED WITH EVERYONE VOTING AFFIRMATIVELY.

MS. EASTWOOD MOVED AND MS. CERCENA SECONDED A MOTION TO TRANSFER $66,543.67 FROM THE UNDESIGNATED FUND BALANCE INTO ACCOUNT NUMBER 110-92000-59980-000 BOND ISSUANCE COSTS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PAYING INVOICES RELATED TO GENERAL OBLIGATION REFUNDING BONDS, ISSUE OF 2013.  THE MOTION PASSED WITH EVERYONE VOTING AFFIRMATIVELY.

Information provided by Cathryn Silver-Smith, Chairperson

Town Tax Payment Deadline

The last day to pay taxes without interest penalty is Friday, Feb. 1st, 2013.  The tax office closes at 3 P.M.  You may have your payment hand cancelled with the postmark up until 5 P.M. on Friday.

Information provided by Linda G. Gagne, Ashford Tax Collector

Jan 28th Conservation Cmsn Meeting Cancelled

28 January 2013 – Tonight’s Conservation Commission meeting has been cancelled due to the inclement weather.  The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Ashford Conservation Commission is Monday, February 25, 2013

Information provided by Loretta Wrobel, Chairperson, Ashford Conservation Commission

Residents reminded to secure their mailboxes

The Public Works Department is reminding town residents to secure their mailboxes prior to the arrival of the winter storm season.

The Town of Ashford will not be responsible for any damage to mail boxes.