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Advisory Board Minutes 2005-07-27
County of Dukes County
Advisory Board for County Expenditures
Wednesday, July 27, 2005 at 7 p.m.
County Administration Building

Call to order
Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:06 p.m.  Present were John Early of West Tisbury (15.11%), Art Smadbeck of Edgartown (31.40%), Tristan Israel of Tisbury (15.06%) and Michael Dutton of Oak Bluffs (14.88%)  Establishing that 76.45% of the weighted votes were present, the meeting was officially opened.

Adoption of Minutes
Tristan Israel/Art Smadbeck MOVED the Minutes of 29 July 2004 and SO VOTED (61.45% of the weighted vote being cast in favor – None opposed and Michael Dutton abstained)

Executive Session
Michael Dutton/Tristan Israel MOVED to go into Executive Session to discuss pending litigation then return to Open Session, and SO VOTED (4-0-0).

Old Business: None

New Business
Michael Dutton asked if the Veterans Agent’s budget is included in the 2-1/2% increase, or if it was off-budget.  The County Manager indicated it is included.

Tristan Israel asked about the process the Airport Commission used to select the high-bidder in the Airport Manager search process.  The County Manager explained that the critical elements for the majority of the Commission were the number of Airport Manager searches that Bennett-Yarger had conducted; the guarantee offered for their work; and the fact that the strategy of Bennett-Yarger was to bring only the 6 most highly qualified applicants.

Correspondence: None

Public Comment: None

Upon MOTION by Tristan Israel/Arthur Smadbeck the meeting Adjourned
at 7:55 p.m.


Respectfully Submitted


JOSEPH E. SOLLITTO, JR
Clerk of the Courts


 
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