Cape Elizabeth Town Council

Finance Committee Workshop Agenda
Monday, April 27, 2020 6:00 p.m. V irtual Meeting


Valerie A. Adams, Chairman Valerie J. Deveraux Jeremy A. Gabrielson James M. “Jamie” Garvin Caitlin R. Jordan Penelope A. Jordan Christopher M. Straw

15:04 Welcome and Introductory Comments – James M. “Jamie” Garvin, Finance Committee Chairman

20:57 Opportunity for Public Comment (Limited to 15 minutes; 3 minutes per person. Time may be extended by a majority of the town council.)

Link to Proforma

41:28 1.   Presentation of the School Board’s recommended FY 2021 budget.

The school board will present the FY 2021 school budget to the finance committee for discussion and deliberation.

02:47:17 Next meeting – see below list of meetings.

02:10:18 and
02:49:25 Closing Comments

03:06:45 Adjournment

Upcoming Finance Committee Workshops & Budget Meetings:

Tuesday, April 28, 2020
6:00 p.m. Special Town Council Meeting – Update on town operations related to the COVID-19 pandemic and revisit the status of the emergency order.
7:00 p.m. Finance Committee Workshop follow-up on any items pertaining to the budget. Special Town Council Meeting will reconvene to set the budget public hearing.
Zoom meeting.

Monday, May 4, 2020
Special Town Council Meeting – Budget Public Hearing
7:00 p.m. Town Council Chamber (televised live) or possibly Zoom meeting.

Monday, May 11, 2020
Regular Town Council Meeting – Vote on the FY 2021 Budget
7:00 p.m. Town Council Chamber (televised live) or possibly Zoom meeting. Citizen Vote on the School Budget



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COVID-19 Update


In response to the recent outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) the Governor signed  LD
2167, An Act To Implement Provisions Necessary to the Health, Welfare and Safety of the Citizens of Maine in Response to the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, which is now PL 2019, c. 617.

Part G enacts Title 1, section 403-A, Public proceedings through remote access during declaration of state of emergency due to COVID-19. It authorizes conducting public proceedings through telephonic, video, electronic or other similar means of remote participation with specific conditions. The section is repealed 30 days after the termination of the state of emergency.

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