Board: Recreation expenses need more explainingBY CRISTINA KUMKA
STAFF WRITER | December 08,2012KILLINGTON — The Select Board is seeking more justification for program costs in the town’s recreation budget.
Lyndsay Gang, interim department director, presented the spending plan at the board’s regular meeting this week.
The proposed budget is increasing by 6 percent, or $9,020 including capital expenses, to $156,320 for 2013.
While revenues are expected to increase next year because of increased fees for the town pool, the addition of a winter swim club and other events, selectmen requested an explanation for the biggest spending increase in the budget — $7,710, or 43 percent more in programs and special events.
Some residents agreed.
“I would like to see that the programs are somewhat self-supporting,” said resident Jay Hickory.
Vito Rasenas suggested the board look at projected year-end spending figures — rather than what was expected to be spent at the start of 2012 — to get a better picture of the actual cost of operating and capital costs.
Under Rasenas’ method, the total budget increase would be about 10 percent, not 6 percent.
He said the way the budget is laid out now, the numbers look “misrepresenting.”
Selectman Jim Haff agreed.
“Past boards ... went with the actual,” he said.
The largest decreases in the budget are $3,000 less in 2013 for advertising, mailings and supplies, and $2,100 less for the Irene-ravaged Teen Center.
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