Augusta Public Schools

Finance Committee Minutes

April 4, 2011 at 6:40 p.m.

Superintendent’s Conference Room


Committee Members Present:                  Member – Bill Burney

                                                                Member – Kim Martin


Board Members Present:              Betty Jo Libby, Debbi Towle, Katie Vose


Administrators Present:                Dr. Cornelia Brown, Superintendent

Karla Miller, Business Manager

Barbara Nichols, Food Service Director

John Pucciarelli, Facilities Director


1.       Cony Gym Wall Partition


Mr. Pucciarelli updated the committee that the gym partition should be able to deflect up to ˝ inch from the ceiling and is not able to deflect at all because the wall was not built according to plan. Mr. Pucciarelli recently received a quote of $43,000+/- to replace 4 panels of the partition.  A meeting will be scheduled with all concerned parties to establish who is responsible for payment to repair the partition.


2.       Gilbert Architectural Interviews


Proposals from four (4) architectural firms were passed out for committee review on the Gilbert project. Interviews with all four firms are scheduled and a recommendation will be brought forth to the Board Meeting on April 13th. The questions that will be asked during the interview are attached.


3.       Gilbert Windows / ADA Project


Mr. Pucciarelli updated the committee on the Gilbert project. Mr. Pucciarelli also has a bid out for CATC windows.


4.       Food Service Fund Balance


Mrs. Nichols received notice from the School Nutrition Services of Maine Department of Education that the fund balance Food Service was too high and needed to be spent down. Mrs. Nichols updated the committee on how the balance was being used; equipment purchases and kitchen updates as well an increase in staff hours.


5.       Financial Statements for March 31, 2011

Mrs. Miller briefly discussed the financials that were posted to the website:

 Financial Statements Attached.


6.       The next meeting will be May 2, 2011.


7.       The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 p.m.