Livermore budget increases approved

Livermore selectpersons at a recent meeting. (File photo)

By Pam Harnden, Staff Writer

LIVERMORE — The Budget Committee and selectpersons approved budget requests Wednesday, March 14 that would increase spending $10,948 for 2018-19.

Tom Gould, chairman of the Board of Selectpersons, said the board was after the last town audit that more separation was needed between the treasurer and the administrative assistant. Mary Castonguay has been serving voluntarily as deputy treasurer and he said money should be added to the administration line for that position.

The recreation field budget was increased $1,050 to cover higher mowing costs over the past two years and the possibility of a new contract this year that could go up. Brian Shink will not be mowing the field this year.

The ambulance subsidy, determined by a per capita formula, increased $135, and the Androscoggin Valley Council of Governments dues went up $80.

Voters will be asked to approve $44,000 for the revaluation account, which was established last year in anticipation of a complete revaluation in 2020.

The Budget Committee and selectpersons will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 21, at the Town Office to continue their review.

Livermore selectpersons at a recent meeting. (File photo)


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