East Lyme voters will decide how to spend money at special meeting Wednesday

East Lyme — Five items are up for a town vote at a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Town Hall.

The first item is a $79,684 reimbursement from the Federal Emergency Management Agency after Superstorm Sandy and last February’s blizzard. Residents will vote on allocating these funds for the town’s vehicle acquisition and maintenance program, according to the agenda.

The second item is appropriating $70,000 from the recent sale of two autoloaders towards the vehicle acquisition program. First Selectmen Paul Formica said the town recently sold the two vehicles to the City of New London at a price determined by the fleet manager, and this funding will offset future vehicle purchases.

Residents will next vote on earmarking $10,000 in the capital nonrecurring fund to paint and maintain town vehicles. This will enable the town to use handed-down vehicles for a longer time and have a uniform fleet, Formica said.

The fourth is to transfer $70,000 now designated to the acquisition of public works trucks in the capital non-recurring fund to an account for public works trucks in the town’s general fund. In budget deliberations last spring, the Board of Finance reduced some funding for public works vehicles in the 2013-14 budget with the intent to instead use funding already set aside for vehicles in the capital nonrecurring fund.

The last matter is approving $1,260 to partially fund a museum curator for the Smith Harris House and $90 for associated benefits, according to the agenda.

An agenda is available on the town’s website (www.eltownhall.com).



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