Article 13


Shall the Town vote to raise and appropriate the sum of $100,000 to be placed in the Compensated Absence Trust Fund for the purpose of disbursing accrued time (annual vacation and sick leave) to terminating employees as required by law and/or negotiated contracts?  The fund is currently depleted.  $70,000 of this amount would meet projected current growth in the liability and $30,000 would accrue toward the present unfunded liability of $583,873. (Recommended by Selectmen) (Recommended by Budget Committee) (Majority Vote Required)

Status

Originator Board of Selectmen
Board of Selectmen 5-0-0 Recommended
Budget Committee 11-0-0 Recommended

Voter's Guide Explanation

Employees accumulate vacation and personal time and they are allowed by contract to carry a portion over from year to year. When the employee terminates employment or retires, local contracts and state law require balances be paid in a lump sum.  Although the amount is limited per employee, the total when considering all 67 full time employees is substantial.  The town funds this liability annually and needs to replenish the fund balance due to a series of retirements and employee turnover.


Backup Data


Employees accumulate vacation time and they are allowed by contract to carry a portion over from year to year. When the employee terminates employment or retires, local contracts and state law requires balances be paid in a lump sum.  Although the amount is limited per employee, the total when considering all 67 full time employees is substantial.  The town funds this liability annually and needs to replenish the fund balance due to a series of retirements and employee turnover.

 


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