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The 2016 Village Annual Report is

Dedicated to the Waterbury Jaycees

The 2016 Waterbury Village Report is dedicated to the Waterbury Jaycees and Jaycee-
Anns for their work on improvements and community participation for the residents of
Waterbury. The Waterbury Jaycees were formed in February 1965 with 28 members. Some of
those 28 members included: James Chalmers, James Littlefield, Andy Carpenter, Jim Izor,
Everett Coffey, David Keefe, Brian Harwood, Phil Baker, Bill Robie, John Remeny, Walter
Deal, Joe Lumbra, Gary Wheeler, Ken Squire, John Meaker, Rick Darby, Hank Huntington, Bob
McLeod, Richard Lefreniere, John Hoskiewiez, Peter Dean, Robert Hood, Chuck Morrell,
Robert Olsen, Steve Lord, Clyde Whittemore, and any others we may have left out.
The Jaycees were formed in February 1965 and elected James Chalmers as the first
President, and they immediately got to work on projects in Waterbury. In October 1965 they
erected 3 Welcome to Waterbury signs identifying Waterbury as Vermonts Recreation
Crossroads. Over the years these welcome signs were maintained by individuals. The Jaycees
and their wives, the Jaycee-Anns, held many community activities to raise funds. One of their
first fund raisers was for funds to install a filter at the swimming pool. In 1966, Co-Chairman
Everett Coffey and James Littlefield presented the Select Board with a check for $2,000 to go
toward the $10,000 cost of the filter. The Jaycees and Jaycee-Anns held dances, Junior Miss
Pageants, winter carnivals, 5K races and many other activities. They sponsored pass, kick and
punt contests, basketball tournaments, picked up junk cars, sponsored contests for Christmas
decorations, held fashion shows, and recognized leaders in the community.
In 1991, the original 1965 Jaycee sign was replaced with the sign that was removed in
August 2016. The 1991 sign photo below is from the cover of the 1992 Town of Waterbury
Annual Report. In 2016 Waterbury received a transportation grant and updated the signs and
added a stone planter around them. The tag line Vermonts Recreation Crossroads was
retained. The photo on the cover of the 2017 Waterbury Village Report shows the new sign
installed in 2016. This new welcome sign is a great complement to the new roundabout
welcoming visitors to our community. Many thanks to the Jaycees and their families for their
efforts in erecting the first Welcome signs.

Warning for the 2017 Annual Meeting . 1

Elected Village Officials & Appointed Officers ................................................. 3

Trustees 4
Water and Sewer Commissioners .. 7
Village Manager . 10
Police .. 15
Village Clerk .. 21
Zoning Administrator . 22
Independent Auditor 24
Revitalizing Waterbury.. .. 28
Floodplain Management Working Group 30

Financial Information
General Fund Proposed Budget 32
Water Department Budget 35
Sewer Department Budget 37
Reserve and Development Funds . 39

Minutes of the Annual Meeting March 2, 2016 41

Official Ballot of Annual Meeting . 46


Term Length Term expires

President P. Howard Flanders 1 year 2017

Trustee Natalie Sherman 2 years 2017
Trustee Lawrence Sayah 2 years 2018

Village Clerk Carla Lawrence 1 year 2017

Treasurer Carla Lawrence 1 year 2017

Water Commissioners Robert Finucane 3 years 2017

P. Howard Flanders 3 years 2018
Cynthia Parks, P. E. 3 years 2019


Zoning Administrator Dina Bookmyer-Baker Appointed on Mar. 10, 2016

Village Trustees Report
March 2017

During 2016 the community of Waterbury continued the progress of recovery after
Tropical Storm Irene and began to enjoy and utilize the benefits of some of the completed work
begun five years ago. Waterburys downtown district continued to be strong and supported by
the work of Revitalizing Waterbury and the Economic Development Director, Zoe Gordon.

The work of 2016 for the Board began five days after the Annual Meeting with a joint
meeting with the Select Board holding two public hearings on two proposed zoning regulation
amendments. Following comments by the public and closing the hearing, the proposed
amendment #2 to the Campus & Downtown Area Zoning and Bylaw Amendments dated
November 23, 2015 were approved on March 7, 2016. This amendment allows one bedroom
units with less than 1,000 sf to be considered one-half a dwelling unit. This will allow higher
density of smaller housing units in the downtown area.

The second hearing was on the proposed amendments to the Flood Hazard Area
Regulations dated December 14, 2015. These regulations were not approved due to concerns
over the requirement to raise buildings to three feet above the base flood elevation if the structure
was damaged more than 50% of its value. This applied to non-historic buildings located in the
100 year floodplain. An amendment to the regulation requiring buildings to be raised two feet
above the base flood elevation was held on April 25 and the revised regulation was adopted on
May 16, 2016.

In the budget for 2017, to be voted on at the Annual Meeting, the Trustees have included
money for a consultant to conduct a historical survey of properties on South Main Street and on
Union Street which are outside the current historical district. The Trustees are considering
expanding the current historical district to include additional properties. As presently written,
the Flood Hazard Area Regulations require that all properties within the 100 year flood plain
which suffer damage of more than 50% of the value of the structure are to be raised two feet
above the base flood elevation. Historic buildings within the historic district are exempt from
this requirement. Many buildings outside the historic district are eligible to be considered
historic and would qualify to be exempt from the requirement to be raised if they were in a
designated historic district. A letter has been sent to property owners letting them know about the
possible survey and consideration to expand the historic district.

The Trustees approved a contract with Stantec to conduct a parking study of the
downtown district to determine the adequacy of parking and make recommendations for
improvement. The volunteer parking committee worked with the consultant in collecting data for
the study. The report was completed on November 7, 2016 and Rick Bryant of Stantec made a
public presentation on the findings of the report at a joint meeting of the Trustees and Select
Board on December 14, 2016. The findings of the study are that presently there is adequate

parking within a reasonable distance of the downtown district but relies heavily on the use of
private parking at the TD Bank and the Northfield Savings Bank. There are available parking
spaces further south on Main Street if visitors are willing to walk a short distance. The findings
recommended that the municipality make some agreement with both the TD Bank and the
Northfield Bank parking lots to ensure continued public access during evening hours. The report
also recommended that public parking at 51 South Main Street be maintained during the
reconstruction of Main Street. The report provided valuable information in the planning for
parking capacity for the downtown district.

The voters at the 2016 Village meeting approved $50,000 in funding to remove the
former municipal office building at 51 South Main Street. The Trustees approved a contract for
a consultant to complete a historical report on the building as part of the application to the
Development Review Board for a permit for removal. A permit was issued on August 24, 2016.
The Trustees agreed to delay any action on the property until the parking study was complete.
The parking consultants report recommended that the property at 51 South Main Street be
retained for parking during the Main Street reconstruction, without necessity to expand the
parking at this time. Because of that, the Trustees have agreed to delay attempts to find a new
use for the property or possibly a new owner until after the construction is completed in 2020.
The public use of parking at 51 South Main Street steadily increased through the year due to
added signage downtown indicating its availability. Because there has been some interest
expressed in options to renovate the existing building, the Trustees decided to delay the removal
of the building until after construction is complete and to see what the interest in the property is
at that time. The electricity and heat have been turned off in the building.

During the 2016 Annual Village Meeting, a number of residents asked that the Trustees
look into the options to eliminate the Village government. Over the year the Trustees have
discussed possible options with an attorney, all of which would require a change to the Village
Charter and approval by the Vermont Legislature. On December 28, 2016, the Trustees held an
informational meeting to obtain input on the options that would include eliminating the Village
Police Department. In response to the request and the public input, the Trustees have placed the
following article on the 2017 Village warning.

Article #7: To see if the voters will direct the Trustees to begin the process of developing
amendments to the Village charter that will result in the elimination of most or all of the
Villages general government functions, including the possible elimination of its authority to
have a police department and the consolidation of the boards of Trustees and Water-Sewer
Commissioners into one board that will be the legislative body for the Village that would
oversee the Villages remaining functions, and to bring such proposed amendments to a vote
of the Village at a Special Village Meeting to be warned and held no later than November 30,

The Trustees will be holding a public informational meeting on the article before the
Annual Village Meeting so that people may ask questions and have a better understanding of the
proposed article. If the article is passed at Village meeting as written the Trustees would have an

attorney develop a revision to the current charter which would consolidate the Board of Water
and Sewer Commissioners and the Village Trustees into a five (5) position board that would
have authority over the management and operation of the water and wastewater systems. The
charter would be changed to eliminate the authority to have a police department. The Village or
subsequent entity would continue to own all the current Village assets including property. The
Village boundary would remain as is and there would be an annual election to elect the members
to the five person board. Once the revisions to the charter are complete, the Trustees will hold
informational meetings to explain the changes and there would be a vote of Village residents by
Australian ballot on the charter changes. If the changes are approved and there is no petition to
rescind the change, the charter would be presented to the legislature in 2018 for approval.

The Annual Meeting will be an important meeting for the future of Waterbury Village.
The Trustees encourage Village residents to be familiar with the warning and the articles to be
voted on. It is important for residents to attend the Annual Village meeting on Wednesday March
8, 2017 at 7:30 pm. As always, we would like to extend our appreciation to the Town and
Village employees who work every day to keep Waterbury functioning as the community we

P. Howard Skip Flanders
Lawrence Lefty Sayah
Natalie J. Sherman

Water and Sewer Commissioners
Annual Report
March 2016

As much of Vermont experienced a moderate to severe drought in 2016, it did not affect
the service to the customers of the Waterbury Village Water System thanks to the wisdom and
decisions of the voters, officials, engineers and operators of the system through the years. The
study of the possible sources for a Village water system was initiated in 1894 by an appointed
committee of George E. Moody, William P. Dillingham, and Charles D. Robinson. A report of
options was submitted which included possible sources in Duxbury, Blush Hill and on the foot
hills of Mt. Hunger. The committee recommended the system based on the water sources on Mt.
Hunger, a distance of 6 miles from the Village. This was a very wise decision and the resulting
system and has served the customers of the water system well over the years and will continue to
be a safe and reliable system on into the future.

By selecting a source removed from population it limited the sources of man-made

contamination and afforded opportunity for development of greater sources of supply from both
surface water and ground water. The system was designed and constructed in 1896 at a cost of
$34,000. Using the inflation factor, the $34,000 is the equivalent of $994,336. It is to their
credit that the voters of Waterbury Village knew the value of a good water system and voted to
build the equivalent of a million dollar water system. There were 955 residents in the Village in
1890 and 1,535 in 1900. During this period, the Village experienced a growth of 50% in ten
years which necessitated a good water system that we are benefiting from today.

In 1990 when it was necessary to upgrade the water system and expand the sources the
chosen location in 1895 provided plenty of opportunity to expand the ground water sources in a
protected area and integrate the new sources with the existing sources. In 1990, four deep wells
were drilled and can be used as necessary to supplement or replace the surface water source. In
time of severe drought, these wells are capable of supplying the entire community. In 2015, a
backup diesel generator was installed at the well field to be able to operate the wells and supply
water in the event of power outage.

The 1990 design of the new sources and water treatment facility included a separate
water line to convey the well water to the facility so that it does not require filtration and can be
used to supply the community in the event the filtration system is down or requires maintenance.
There is also a backup diesel generator at the water treatment facility in the case of power
outage. The location of the water sources, combined with the system design, gives the
Waterbury community a water system that will have the ability to provide sufficient quantities of
safe water for another century.

The solar array in the Sweets Well Field continues to generate renewable energy and
provide savings in electric bills to the Village, in addition to the $5,500 lease payment utilized to
reduce property taxes. The Commissioners and staff continue to work on implanting measures to
reduce the glare from the solar panels on adjacent properties.

The Commissioners approved the installation of an inline turbine the 15 inch waterline at
the Guptil Road vault. This inline turbine will use the force of the water flowing through it to
generate renewable energy. The estimated construction cost of $137,000 is reduced by a
$60,000 grant from Green Mountain Power. The system is estimated to generate 57,861 KWh
per year and provide income of an estimated $ 7,516 per year. The expected payback period is 10
years. In 2015, the average household in Vermont used 569 KWh per year thus the energy from
the inline turbine will supply about 100 households for a year. An application for the project has
been applied for with the Public Service Department.

At the main pump station at the month of Thatcher Brook, the flood proofing designed
after Tropical Storm Irene has been completed. This will improve the reliability of the pump
station in the event of another flood.

The staff has implemented a system for determining the volume of water lost from the
distribution compared to the volume produced and billed through the water meters. The first
comparisons show that in the Waterbury distribution system, 80% of the water produced is
accounted for. This is considered to be a fairly tight system and should improve after the
completion of the replacement of waterlines and service connections on Main Street in 2018.

The Co Mag wastewater treatment process continues to work well removing phosphorus
as designed and produces high level of removal for other parameters including biological oxygen
demand and total suspended solids. Given the high strength of the incoming wastewater there
remains a questions about the reserve capacity to treat additional waste. The Commissioners
have authorized a study in 2017 to determine the ability of the treatment system to adequately
treat additional waste and possibly establish a new reserve capacity for future connections. A
new wastewater discharge permit from the Agency of Natural Resource has not been issued.

The Commissioners have also authorized a feasibility study to determine which areas
adjacent to the Village are most likely to be proposed for service by future connection to the
wastewater treatment system. There have been a number of suggestions for sewer service
extension outside the Village, This study will provide information about where future sewer
extensions may be feasible. The Commissioners will be coordinating this study with the Planning
Commission study that explores options for areas within and nearby the Village of Waterbury
where higher density residential and commercial development could occur in the future. In any
new extensions of either the water or sewer systems, the Commissioners and Village Trustees are
firm in their position that the extensions are not paid for by the existing users of the system.

The Waterbury community is fortunate to have a competent and dedicated staff to operate
and maintain these critical facilities 24 hours a day 365 days per year. There are many permit and
operating conditions that staff must comply with at all times. These include conditions not only
for the facility operation but also for the many requirements of the Vermont Occupational Health
and Safety Act (VOSHA) standards, health regulations, handling hazardous materials, solid
waste regulations, and water quality regulations. The staff operated the facilities, both the
wastewater treatment facility and the water treatment facility, without receiving any notice of
violations for 2016. This is a credit to the competency and dedication of the staff. The
wastewater facility treated and discharged approximately 60 million gallons in 2016 and the
water treatment facility treated over 98 million gallons. The water system has 660 connections in

the Village, 280 connections in the Town, and 125 connections in the Duxbury Moretown Fire
District; for a total of 1,025 connections.

These public works facilities are under the supervision the Public Works Director, Bill
Woodruff, assisted by part time Town and Village engineer Alec Tuscany. The Water
Department Superintendent is Scott Guyette and his assistant Matt Hunt. The Wastewater
Department Superintendent is Peter Krolczyk and his assistant Brandon Guyette. A big thank
you to the entire staff including administrative personnel, for their service.

As previously reported, the reconstruction of Main Street is expected to begin in 2018.

This will result in the replacement and relocation of all of the original water and sewer lines and
service connections in the construction area. This will be a very busy time for the public works
staff but will result in a new collection and distribution system resulting in a savings of $2.3
million to the users in construction costs. When complete, the entire distribution system will
have been replaced and upgraded with modern materials and construction techniques since 1990,
putting the system in a good position for safe reliable service for the future.

Respectfully submitted,

Water and Sewer Commissioners

P. Howard Flanders
Robert B. Finucane
Cynthia A. Parks

Municipal Managers Report
Village of Waterbury

In many respects 2016 was a return to normalcy for Waterbury municipal government after
enduring about five years of frenetic flood recovery efforts. The two most significant flood
recovery projects that concerned the Village were the flood proofing of the main sewerage pump
station located on North Main Street and the disposition of the property and former municipal
office building at 51 S. Main Street. The project at the pump station is all, but complete. The
disposition of the property at 51 South Main Street is in a holding pattern, however. I will return
to both of these projects later in this report. First, however, Id like to take a bit of space to
discuss the Villages general fund budget, which is supported mainly through property taxes.

For all intents and purposes, the Police Departments budget and the Villages general fund
budget are one in the same. The $325,000 in direct expenditures budgeted for the Police
Department is 82% of total proposed spending for the Village in 2017. Adding some of the
indirect costs, such as administrative service fees and debt service that are associated with the
Police Department, raises police related expenses up over 85% of the total for general
government spending for the year.

Since the flood, the Village has made conscious decisions to downsize its Police Department. In
2011, the year of the flood, the Village employed four full-time police officers who were
scheduled to work 40 hours per week, each. In addition to the chief, the three patrol officers all
routinely worked more than 40 hours a week. Several part-time officers were employed by the
department then and were deployed to cover open shifts and to provide extra patrols. In those
days it was not uncommon for part-time officers to provide 20 or more hours of patrol duty each

The budget for the Police Department has been cut significantly since 2011 with the exception of
a $15,000 increase that occurred between 2012 and 2013 when the Trustees hired a part-time,
clerical employee to perform administrative tasks in an effort to keep the dwindling number of
officers on the streets more often. For a variety of reasons, that newly created position did not
work out and the Trustees decided the Village could not afford the extra staff even though the
efficiency of the officers could have been improved significantly. The next year, the Trustees
proposed a police budget that was $33,000 lower than the one proposed in 2013. The police
department budget proposed for 2017 is $325,165, $14,500 lower than it was in 2014 and a full
$83,500 lower than it was in 2010.

The Trustees have recommended this reduction, not because they think police services are
unnecessary, but because provision of such services has become unaffordable for the Village. It
took until 2015 before the taxable value of property in the Village grew larger than it was on
April 1, 2011, five months before the flood. The employment now of two additional full-time
police officers and enough part-time staff to return to 2011 staffing levels in the police
department would add about $200,000 to its budget. With those added costs, even taking into
consideration a potential increase in the generation of revenues from fines, the tax rate projected
for 2017 would likely be 5 to 7 cents higher than the current projection of a 13 cent tax rate.

That is a difference of about 50% above this years projected rate and those additional 6 cents
would cost a tax payer an additional $120 per year for every $200,000 of taxable property

Since police services are indeed the only governmental function of the Village supported by
property taxes, the only way taxes can be lowered within the Village to a level the Trustees
believe affordable is to reduce the net costs of the Police Department. Discretionary spending
in the Police Department is almost wholly related to staffing levels. And because 60 to 70
percent of the police budget is comprised of personnel related spending, the only way to reduce
costs is to cut staff. Since the ability to provide police services is directly correlated to the
number of officers that can be deployed, the staffing reduction negatively affects service and the
worth of any spending for the service becomes even more questionable. That to me is the
downward spiral the Village and its Police Department find themselves in these days. It is not a
happy or positive circumstance.

Further describing the 2017 budget and the 13 cent tax rate necessary to support it, I offer the
following: The total 2017 general fund budget is lower than last years budget by about $21,000,
leaving out $50,000 of approved spending for the demolition of 51 S. Main Street. As that
spending was to be financed 100% through borrowing, its inclusion in last years budget did not
have an impact on the 2016 tax rate. There are real cuts in the budget, however, that do result in
the $21,000 decrease in spending mentioned above. You will note when reviewing the budget
that the reductions in some line items total more than $21,000, but as costs for most budget items
rise incrementally from year to year, the net savings from budget to budget is $21,000.

Some specific highlights of the budget include a reduction of $13,310 in the Professional &
Consulting Services line item in the general government department. Last year the Village
planned to pay for its $23,310 share of economic development services, purchased jointly with
the Town from Revitalizing Waterbury, from this line item. In addition, the Village budgeted
$10,000 in 2016 to employ a consulting engineer to conduct a study of parking patterns and
needs in the downtown. Late in the year, the Trustees expanded the scope of the study and the
total cost of the study was about $13,350.

In 2017, the budget for this line item has dropped to $20,000, which is proposed to be used to
pay a consultant to survey the Villages existing historic district and adjacent neighborhoods to
determine whether it makes sense to expand the district. The expansion, if it were to come to
fruition, would give owners of historic structures more options to comply with the newly adopted
flood plain and zoning regulations when making substantial improvements to historic
structures in the district.

As far as the costs of the economic development services are concerned for 2017, the Trustees
were able to negotiate a deal with the Select Board to shift those costs entirely into the Towns
budget. Both sides agreed that it no longer made sense for Village property owners to pay more
for this service since all of the properties are located within the Town and that all would pay an
equally fair share if the costs were carried only in the Towns budget.

Legal expenses in the 2017 general fund budget and in the police budget are expected to drop
significantly from budgeted and actual levels reported for 2016. The budgeted savings are
$10,000 taking the two lines together. Of the $5,500 spent between the two lines last year, 86%
or $4,750 was spent for continuing legal fees associated with the Hubacz termination from the
police department, which stretches back to 2011. It seems likely that case will be resolved
(finally!) this year and I expect little spending on that case will be necessary going forward.

The Trustees have included $5,000 in the Legal Expense line in the general government
department for 2017. That money will be spent to pay an attorney to develop proposals for
amendments to the Village charter, for consideration and vote at a later date, should voters
approve the article asking for such at Village meeting. To be clear, the Trustees want to know
whether Village voters want to investigate the possibility of giving up its authority to carry out
most of the governmental services it now provides through the imposition of property taxes
functions such as police, planning, zoning, etc. If approved, the charter amendments would
leave as a Village function the provision for and operations of the water and wastewater
departments. As stated, for now at Village meeting, the Trustees will be asking the voters if they
want more information about such a diminishment of Village authority and an outline of the
government structure that would be left should such amendments be approved by Village voters.
The actual vote on the proposed amendments will occur by Australian ballot sometime later in

In addition to the budget savings of $21,000, increased non-tax income can be found on the
revenue side of the Villages general fund ledger. The Town agreed to reimburse the Village
about $9,500 of expenses it paid last year for the parking study and for enforcement of parking
regulations. That represents about half the cost of the two items together. The Villages new tax
stabilization fund showed a return of about 10%, inclusive of expenses incurred since the start of
the year. The Trustees agreed to transfer $13,250 of that gain to the general fund to keep taxes a
bit lower than would otherwise be necessary. If the Villages budget passes as proposed and if a
half-percent increase in the villages Grand List materializes, the Villages tax rate for 2017 will
be about $.13/$100 of valuation, down about 16% from last years rate of $.155/$100 of

I mentioned earlier in this report that the Village Sewer Department had nearly completed the
flood proofing of its main pump station last year. The department spent about $185,000 in 2015
and 2016 to accomplish this work. New submersible pumps were installed to protect against
damage from floods, new valves and piping were added to allow for emergency by-pass
pumping and the electrical system was improved to withstand damages by water. In 2017, the
project will be completed as the doors into the pump station are fitted with proper gaskets or new
hatch-like doors will be installed to keep flood water out of the building as well as possible.

The new upgrade to the Wastewater Treatment Plant and the phosphorus removal process that
has been incorporation into its capabilities has been a great success. The removal rate of the
phosphorus has been greater than expected, but increased costs of operations, especially for
chemicals and debt service, is the price the Village has to pay for this success.

The Water-Sewer Commissioners have financed many of the costs associated with the
construction projects related to process upgrades and the protection of critical infrastructure with
debt over the last several years. They will seek authority to borrow an additional $160,000 in
2017 to cover expenses in the Sewer Department related to improving the collection system and
the aeration system at the treatment plant. Even with the borrowing, however, expenses to
operate the system are higher than revenues by about $105,000. That deficit of revenue looks
sure to continue over time so the commissioners will likely institute a 10 percent rate increase
later in the year.

The Water-Sewer Commissioners may recommend borrowing about $150,000 for use by the
Water Department to finance a few major expenditures in that department. They propose to
replace a water main on the Crossroad, that was scheduled to be completed in 2016, but which
was postponed for several reasons.

In addition, the Department plans to install a micro-hydro generating system inside the main
transmission line that carries water from the treatment plant to the Blush Hill Reservoir and to
the Village. This generator will be installed to replace a pressure reducing valve (PRV) in the
transmission line. The generator will perform the function of the PRV, but at the same time, will
be capable of using the water flow to generate electricity that will be fed back into the GMP
power grid. At present we estimate that 57,800 kWh per year may be produced by this system,
which will generate around $11,500 of annual income for the department.

The cost to install the micro-hydro generator is about $120,000 so it will take about 10 to11
years before the Village will get a complete return on its investment if the sale of electricity
generates $11,500 a year. However, given that the generator performs the function of a PRV that
has a useful life of 15 years or so, the return on this investment for the department is significantly

Presently, no rate increase is contemplated for the Water Department as its revenues, a
combination of user fees and investment returns, are more than adequate to cover its usual annual
operating expenses. As we continue to look to the future, however, we can see some important
projects that need to be undertaken, which may impact rates.

About ten years ago one of the transmission mains connecting the reservoir on Blush Hill to the
distribution system in the Village was replaced. In the next few years, the second transmission
main connecting the reservoir to the distribution system in the Village must be replaced, as well.
In addition, the water and sewer mains running the length of Main Street will be replaced as part
of the Main Street reconstruction project.

Finally, a few words about the disposition of the Village property at 51 S. Main Street, the
former municipal office building that was damaged in the flood caused by Tropical Storm Irene.
In 2012, the Trustees accepted a cash payment of nearly $350,000 in an insurance settlement for
the damaged building. The Village chose not to restore the building, but deposited the money
into a tax stabilization reserve fund (from which $13,250 described above will be transferred
to the general fund this year). Two proposals for the sale of the property were considered by
Village voters in 2015 and both proposals were rejected. A year ago, the Village Trustees sought

and received approval from Village voters to demolish the building, using borrowed funds to
complete the project.

The Trustees won approval from the Development Review Board in mid-2016 to tear down the
building. To date, the Trustees have not acted to take the building down. As mentioned earlier,
the Trustees did commission a study of parking patterns and needs in the core business district.
The report concluded that there is presently adequate parking available in the area of the Village
that was studied. However, it did point out that on-street parking would be lost during the re-
construction of Main Street and a recommendation was made in the report that the Village
should retain ownership of the parcel at 51 S. Main Street to provide for replacement parking
during the construction project.

There continues to be expressions of opinions in the community about the merits of an historic
renovation project for that building. While it is unlikely the Trustees would agree to such an
undertaking at Village expense, they have agreed-at least for now-to leave the building standing
and in Village ownership until the completion of the Main Street reconstruction project. At that
time, the Trustees will reassess the need for continuing the use of all or some of the lot for public
parking and will determine whether the building should be sold for another use or should be torn
down to allow for more parking. There is really no status quo to this situation, however, and
the Trustees continue to weigh the benefits of proposals for use of the property that continue to
surface. Im sure if a deal presents itself, and the Trustees believe it would be in the best
interests of the Village to consider such, a public information meeting will be called to get the
thoughts of the general public on the matter at hand.

I continue to enjoy my job here as Municipal Manager and want to express my thanks to all who
support me in my work here. I very much appreciate the fine staff that works with me here in the
office and all about the Town and Village. The services that I work to insure on your behalf are
possible only through the dedicated work of this fine group of employees. To the Trustees and
Water-Sewer Commissioners of the Village, to all the elected officials I work with, and to those
who serve as appointees to the several public boards and commissions, I express my thanks for
the efforts you make, mostly as volunteers, to make this a fine community in which to live, work
and play. I also want to acknowledge the good residents and taxpayers of the community
without whose support none of what we accomplish would be possible.

All the best for 2017 and beyond!

William A. Shepeluk
Municipal Manager


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BACK Background Investigation 4
BRGA Burglary Alarm 3
CDIS Citizen Dispute 18
CITA Citizen Assist 42
COMM Communications Offense 6

DPAT Directed Patrol 126
E911 E911 Hangup 10
FALS False Alarm 43
FIRE Fire 1
FPAT Foot Patrol 109
INTP Intoxicated Person 4
JUVP Juvenile Problem 12
LFPR Lost or Found Property 16
LOCK Residence or Vehicle Lockout 10
MAST Motorist Assistance 4
MESS Message Delivered 1
MPER Missing Person 3
NDIS Noise Disturbance 10
NCP Not classified by officer 155
PARK Parking Problem 28
PDNV Property Damage, Non-vandalism 2
PSC Suspicious Person/Circumstance 53
PUBL Public Speaking Engagement 4
RESP Recovered Stolen Property 1
SL1 Speeding local 1-10 mph 1
TCNR Traffic Crash Non-Reportable 29
THAZ Traffic Hazard 3
THRE Threatening 4
TOFF Traffic Offense 1
TRNG Training 4
UNSP Unsecure Premises 2
VIN Vehicle Serial # Inspection 26
VNI Inspection of Register Vehicle 1
WELF Welfare Check 14
Total Incidents 980

Total Traffic Citation and Fine Report

Violation Description Total Fine Amount

--------------- ------------------------------ ------ -----------


23V1031 DRIVING TO RIGHT 1 220.00
23V1081A BASIC RULE 5 880.00
23V301 NO REGISTRATION 4 648.00
23V513 MISUSE OF PLATES 1 162.00
T23ROR4161 Carrying/Using Small Arms City 1 165.00
Report Totals 96 15060.00

Total Traffic Stops Total Arrests/offenses

Assault/Simple 02
Unit Careless/Negligent Operation 01
Counterfeiting 01
Disorderly Conduct/fight 02
M561 Waterbury PD Chief 37 Disorderly Conduct/ Language 01
M562 Waterbury PD Officer 190 Disturbing the Peace by Phone 01
M564 Waterbury PD Officer 30 DLSC 02
M566 Waterbury PD Officer 2 DUI 02
M567 Waterbury PD Officer 113 False Information 01
M569 Waterbury PD Officer 1 Forgery/counterfeiting 03
---------------------------------------------------------- Forgery/publish instrument 01
Total Radio Logs 373 Fugitive 01
Stalking 01
Violation Conditions of Release 01

Total Arrest 18
Total Offenses 21

Revitalizing Waterburys (RW) mission is to preserve, promote and enhance the economic, historic and
social vitality of Waterbury, Vermont for residents, businesses and visitors alike. RW is a 501(c)3 non-
profit and one of Vermonts 24 recognized designated downtown organizations. RW currently has over
235 individual and business members representing a broad spectrum of the community. RW works in
cooperation with local, regional and statewide stakeholders to create and maintain a vibrant community
that is inviting, safe, economically sound, lively and livable.

Organizational highlights for 2016:

Economic Development

Welcomed 850 state office workers to the State Office Complex, personally greeting them at 14
orientation meetings. Promoted Waterbury with the Warm Welcome to Waterbury business
incentive program,
Successfully completed Waterburys Economic Development Strategic Plan (EDSP) rewrite and
presented to Selectboard and Village Trustees. Engaged and coordinated with UVM Masters of
Public Administration cohort on research for EDSP,
Represented the town of Waterbury at the Statewide Water Quality Improvement Stakeholders
Meeting, and with the Central Vermont Regional Workforce Partnership,
Created and led task force with the Waterbury Tourism Council to research and combine
marketing activities effective January 1, 2017,
Continually engaged investors in redevelopment opportunities throughout Waterbury while
strengthening relationships, monitored commercial rental properties, focused efforts to recruit
several businesses to town, helped locate four businesses to town,
Engaged in regional and statewide conversations around development of Vermonts creative
economy, and member of the Vermont Creative Networks Four County Region Steering

Downtown Designation Status and Municipal Support

Successfully renewed Waterburys Designated Downtown status through 2021. Assisted one
business with their state tax credit application,
Supported town policy work: conducted zoning regulation review in preparation for 2017 zoning
regulation rewrite by the Waterbury Planning Commission and drafted tax stabilization policy,
Led Wayfinding Signage and Streetscape Committees,
Participated in and supported the Downtown Parking Committee to evaluate current parking
needs, collect and analyze data and make recommendations to the Selectboard and Village
Supported municipality and VTrans Community Liaison in ongoing Route 100 North and Main
Street reconstruction planning process, including outreach and communication to businesses and
property owners.
Provided input on bike and pedestrian accommodations including continued participation in the
Colbyville Scoping Study,
Funded $3,200 of the 2016 projects associated with Waterburys Village Beautification Program,
organized volunteers for both installation and maintenance.

Attended four statewide Downtown/Main Street conferences and trainings to keep up-to-date on
grant opportunities, program models and resources. Participated in Downtown Day at the state
legislature to promote the value of the Vermont Designated Downtown program.
Nominated the Janes House and Municipal Center that received a 2016 Preservation Trust of
Vermont award at the annual Preservation Trust Conference in June 2016.

Community Programming and Outreach

Strengthened relationship with Green Mountain Coffee by jointly celebrating the 10th anniversary
of the train station restoration and the 25th anniversary of Revitalizing Waterbury in October
2016. Continue to offer a Community Ambassador program at the visitor center,
Awarded $6,000 in grants to local organizations to further their work: Waterbury Public Library,
Waterbury Senior Center, Waterbury Area Trails Alliance, A River Runs Through It Garden Club,
The Childrens Center, Waterbury Recreation Department, the River of Lights Lantern Parade and
the Five Families Fund,
Promoted Waterbury by organizing and hosting the 15th annual Waterbury Arts Fest. Significantly
expanded vendor participation, Friday Night Block Party and public attendance,
Created a corps of 70+ volunteers who have committed over 2,000 hours of service towards
maintaining and expanding RWs mission,
Networked with and/or supported 26 (and growing) local and regional organizations including:
Center for Women & Enterprise, Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce, Central Vermont
Economic Development Corporation, Champlain Mini-Makers Faire, Country Club of Vermont,
Creative Workforce Solutions, FORWARD, Friends of the Waterbury Reservoir, Green Mountain
Performing Arts, Green Mountain Transit, Green Mountain United Way, Harwood Union High
School Community Pathways program, Preservation Trust of Vermont, ReSOURCE, Retired Seniors
Volunteer Program (RSVP), Small Business Development Center, Sons of the American Legion Post
59, Vermont Arts Council, Waterbury Area Trails Alliance, Waterbury Historical Society,
Waterbury Public Library, Waterbury Recreation Department, Waterbury Rotary Club, Waterbury
Tourism Council, local makers art group.

Direct Support of Local Businesses

Hosted Business Fair to introduce returning state office workers to local businesses. Over 40
businesses participated providing an opportunity for state workers to learn more about what
Waterbury has to offer,
Coordinated seventh annual Wrap It Up & Win holiday promotion to draw customers to
downtown businesses and spur local shopping through the holiday season. Fifty-three stores and
businesses donated gifts and gift cards valued at $3,654. 135 people won prizes in the weekly
drawings in December,
Kicked off the holiday shopping season by being a designated Neighborhood Champion for Small
Business Saturday and promoting Waterbury as a place to Shop Local,
Co-hosted two business mixers with the Waterbury Tourism Council, helping to keep Waterburys
business owners connected and informed.

RW Board of Directors: RW Staff:

Jeffrey Larkin, Acting Chair Karen Nevin, Executive Director

Rob Hofmann, Treasurer Zoe Gordon, Economic Development Director
Melissa Gorham, Secretary
Mark Drutman
Cindy Lyons
Jamie Neumann
Theresa Wood

2016 Floodplain Management Working Group Annual Report

The former Long-Term Recovery Committee transitioned into the Floodplain Management
Working Group (FMWG) two years ago to incorporate remaining recovery projects into longer
term flood and river related planning and mitigation activities. Waterbury has successfully
completed most of the 22 project goals identified in the Waterbury Long Term Recovery Plan in
the 5 years following Tropical Storm Irene. This will be the final recovery report for Tropical
Storm Irene projects although planning and mitigation efforts will continue to help protect
Waterbury residents and properties from all future hazardous events.

Here is a list of the visible improvement projects that were completed through a variety of
funding sources, both public and private.
Neighborhood recovery including Main, Randall and Elm Streets and other streets
The former mobile home park, now the Main Street Cottages, by the roundabout with 11
houses elevated above the flood plain
At least 3 private property elevations above the 100-year floodplain
The State Office Complex A restored and flood-proofed complex that was re-occupied by
approximately 1,300 workers in 2016
The new energy efficient Waterbury Municipal offices, Library and History Center next to
municipal ballfields
Ladd Hall on South Main Street 27 units of affordable housing
The new Hunger Mountain Childrens Center on South Main Street due to open shortly
An Economic Development Director that works specifically to retain, recruit and expand
local business opportunities.
Public outreach and education on floodproofing, construction, zoning and planning in and
around the floodplain have taken place. A flume/stream table has been utilized at public
events to demonstrate variables that can change river dynamics

There are also many invisible projects that have been undertaken that are also critical to
Waterburys recovery. They include:

Countless hours of meetings with local officials, community members, state and federal
governments to forge a recovery plan with 22 priority projects
Grant writing and project management to secure funds for many of the recovery projects
Approved Community Rating System A program of the National Flood Insurance Program
that helps reduce insurance premiums due to the rigorous community preparedness levels.
This became effective in October 2016. Public outreach efforts will continue to educate the
community through meetings, social media, newspaper articles, and local involvement on
ways to mitigate and protect itself from future events
Newly approved Flood Hazard Zoning Bylaws designed to protect public and private
Several flood studies including river corridor planning to fully understand the dynamics of
the Winooski River and its impact on the core of the village properties

The Long-Term Community Recovery Committee met for two years following Irene to
coordinate the flood recovery effort. A subset of that group, now the Floodplain
Management Working Group, continues to meet monthly to oversee several flood related
projects in an advisory role to the Planning Commission and Select Board. The Floodplain
Management Working Group (FMWG) coordinates and makes recommendations for grant
opportunities and is in the process of updating the Waterbury Hazard Mitigation Plan due
to be completed in 2017
Three years of AmeriCorps VISTA members to help plan, write grants and organize the
projects listed above
Emergency generators for the municipal water and sewer services and the Thatcher Brook
Elementary School
A new flood-proofed sewer pump station
A full-time Recreation Director to maintain and enhance recreation facilities and
opportunities for children and families
A Downtown Master Plan and Branding Plan was completed thanks to recovery funding
through the Vermont Downtown Program that Revitalizing Waterbury is carrying out. This
plan will result in continued improvements and enhancements for the downtown
businesses, especially when Main Street is reconstructed starting in 2018. The banners
around the village are a visible outcome of this project.
A Connector Trail Feasibility Study was completed to link the Village area with Little River
State Park and the Cotton Brook trails that lead to Stowe

Whats Next?
The five-year update of the Waterbury Town and Village All Hazards Plan in 2017 including
public outreach and education
Implementation of improvements in the Downtown Master Plan
Ongoing flood plain restoration planning and river corridor planning to protect
investments in the village core
51 South Main Street (old municipal offices) The Village Trustees are evaluating next

Respectfully submitted by the Floodplain Management Working Group

Dina Bookmyer-Baker Rebecca Pfeiffer

Dan Currier Laura Ranker
Rebecca Ellis Natalie Sherman
Barbara Farr Ann Smith
Steven Lotspeich

Village General Fund
Budget Actual Budget
2016 2016 2017
15-6-00-1-001.00 VILLAGE CURRENT YEAR TAX 328,035 328,766.75 281,255


15-6-00-2-010.00 VT STATE - PILOT 44,155 44,183.00 40,000
15-6-00-2-010.01 PILOT & AGNCY ASSIST-TWN 10,160 12,654.12 11,770
15-6-00-2-010.02 PILOT-Not for Profits 550 608.53 550
15-6-00-2-011.02 SOLAR LEASE 5,500 5,500.00 5,500
15-6-00-2-012.00 GAS TAX REFUND 300 247.35 225
15-6-00-2-014.00 CURRENT USE - - -
15-6-00-2-022.02 WATERBURY TRAFFIC CONTROL - - -
15-6-00-2-022.03 STATE GRANT-POLICE - - 3,440
15-6-00-2-022.04 MISCELLANEOUS GRANTS - - 6,670
SUB-TOTAL 60,665 63,193.00 68,155

15-6-00-3-001.00 RENT-BLDG & GROUNDS 4,200 4,336.00 4,455

15-6-00-4 SERVICE FEES

15-6-00-4-022.01 POLICE TRAFFIC TICKETS 10,000 4,345.00 3,500
15-6-00-4-022.02 POLICE SPECIAL SERVICES 3,500 2,669.00 3,500
15-6-00-4-022.03 STATE OF VT-FINE SHARING - - -
15-6-00-4-022.04 POLICE PARKING TICKETS 2,000 1,559.00 3,000
SUB-TOTAL 15,500 8,573.00 10,000


15-6-00-8-002.00 TAX MMK, TAN INTEREST 100 (153.57) -
15-6-00-8-003.00 LOAN PROCEEDS 50,000 - -
15-6-00-8-004.00 TRANSFER FROM RESERVE 31,635 31,410.00 13,250
SUB-TOTAL 81,735 31,256.43 13,250

15-6-00-9-021.01 INSURANCE & MISC PAYMENTS - - -
15-6-00-9-022.01 POLICE MISC INCOME - 850.00 2,870
15-6-00-9-099.00 MISCELLANEOUS 500 835.00 -
SUB-TOTAL 500 1,685.00 2,870

TOTAL REVENUES 490,635 437,810.18 379,985

Budget Actual Budget
2016 2016 2017
15-7-10-1-115.00 GG-Trustees 4,100 4,100.00 4,100
15-7-10-1-115.01 GG-Treasurer - - -
15-7-10-1-115.02 GG-Clerk - - -
15-7-10-1-220.00 GG-Ins-Social Sec 315 313.65 315
15-7-10-2-330.00 GG-Computer Service - -
15-7-10-2-330.01 GG-Profess & Consult Serv 33,310 36,652.84 20,000
15-7-10-2-333.00 GG-Legal Expense 12,000 3,055.00 5,000
15-7-10-2-340.00 GG-Clerical & Video Servi 2,000 1,205.00 1,400
15-7-10-2-540.00 GG-Advertising 500 548.00 500
15-7-10-2-550.00 GG-Printing - - -
15-7-10-2-550.02 GG-Printing Annual Report 650 621.50 650
15-7-10-3-411.00 GG-Water Fees - - -
15-7-10-3-411.01 GG-Sewer Fees - - -
15-7-10-3-430.00 GG-Building Maintenance 750 615.00 1,600
15-7-10-3-622.00 GG-Utilities-Elect 100 29.27 100
15-7-10-3-624.00 GG-Fuel-Heat 500 260.62 -
15-7-10-5-310.00 GG-Administrative Service 12,495 12,495.00 12,680
15-7-10-5-310.01 GG-Abated taxes to Town - 168.87 -
15-7-10-6-330.00 GG-Professional Audit 4,000 4,000.00 4,325
15-7-10-6-520.00 GG-Ins-All Other 10,500 10,262.00 10,830
15-7-10-6-520.01 GG Insurance-Deductables - - -
15-7-10-6-560.00 GG-Association Dues 1,000 800.00 835
15-7-10-6-830.00 GG-Bank Charges & Supplie - - -
15-7-10-6-990.00 GG-Unclassified - 172.76 -
82,220 75,299.51 62,335


15-7-22-1-110.00 PD-Regular Pay 126,385 125,939.02 127,985
15-7-22-1-120.00 PD-Part-time Pay 17,000 13,032.50 17,000
15-7-22-1-120.01 PD-PT Clerical 11,815 10,848.05 11,815
15-7-22-1-120.02 PD-Special Details 3,500 3,283.46 3,500
15-7-22-1-120.03 PD-Parking Enforcement At 9,360 5,333.30 12,325
15-7-22-1-210.00 PD-Ins-Health 39,625 39,624.00 36,455
15-7-22-1-210.02 PD-Life,Disability LTC In 1,600 1,433.20 1,600
15-7-22-1-210.03 PD-Health membership - - -
15-7-22-1-220.00 PD-Ins-Social Sec 12,860 11,954.22 13,205
15-7-22-1-230.00 PD-Retirement 6,950 7,005.85 7,040
15-7-22-1-250.00 PD-Ins-unemployment 360 360.00 450
15-7-22-1-260.00 PD-Ins-Workers Comp 6,995 6,582.00 7,765
15-7-22-1-290.00 PD-Clothing Allowance 3,500 3,796.55 4,000
15-7-22-2-330.00 PD-Cad System 2,400 2,175.54 2,400
15-7-22-2-330.01 PD-Professional Service 750 536.41 750
15-7-22-2-330.02 PD-Computer Service 1,800 2,400.73 2,500
15-7-22-2-333.00 PD-Legal 5,000 2,447.25 2,000

Budget Actual Budget
2016 2016 2017
15-7-22-2-431.00 PD-Equipment Maint 3,400 3,558.69 3,500
15-7-22-2-530.00 PD-Utilities-Tele/TV/Inte 5,610 6,142.20 6,325
15-7-22-2-531.00 PD-Postage 350 183.13 200
15-7-22-2-540.00 PD-Advertising 250 51.76 200
15-7-22-2-610.00 PD-Office Supplies 3,200 5,504.76 3,200
15-7-22-2-610.01 PD-Training-Firearm Suppl 3,000 416.00 3,000
15-7-22-3-430.00 PD-Building Maintenance - - -
15-7-22-3-430.01 PD-Cleaning 2,500 2,752.38 3,000
15-7-22-3-441.00 PD-Rent 22,460 22,459.00 22,910
15-7-22-3-622.00 PD-Electricity - - -
15-7-22-3-624.00 PD-Heat - - -
15-7-22-4-431.00 PD-Equipment Maint 1,000 1,858.49 1,500
15-7-22-4-432.00 PD-Vehicle Maintenance 3,600 3,272.57 3,600
15-7-22-4-626.00 PD-Fuel-Gas 3,800 2,179.01 2,400
15-7-22-5-240.00 PD-Tuition - 31.50 -
15-7-22-5-241.00 PD-Association Dues 200 130.00 200
15-7-22-5-320.00 PD-Training 1,300 1,174.57 1,300
15-7-22-5-535.00 PD-Special Events 500 479.00 500
15-7-22-5-580.00 PD-Travel 500 130.06 250
15-7-22-6-520.00 PD-Ins-Prop & Liability 20,625 20,622.00 16,190
15-7-22-6-990.00 PD-Unclassified - - -
15-7-22-7-741.00 PD-New Equipment 4,000 5,366.17 6,100
326,195 313,063.37 325,165

15-7-70 PLANNING
15-7-70-2-333.00 PZ-Legal Service - - -
15-7-70-2-540.00 PZ-Advertising - - -
15-7-70-5-310.00 PZ-Zoning Board Of Adjust - - -
- - -
- - -
15-7-80-8-820.06 Mun Bldg Parking Lot - - -
15-7-80-8-820.07 Cruiser 8,000 8,000.00 8,000
15-7-80-8-830.00 Short Term Borrow Int 500 322.57 500
8,500 8,322.57 8,500

15-7-90-9-950 SPECIAL ARTICLES

15-7-90-9-950.00 GG-Demolition 51 S. Main Street 50,000 2,000.00 -

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 466,915 398,685.45 396,000

REVENUES minus EXPENDITURES 23,720 39,125 (16,015)
BEGINNING FUND BALANCE (23,720) (23,108.00) 16,017

Water Department
Budget Actual Budget
2016 2016 2017
21-6-00-2-001.00 FROM SEWER DEPT 49,300 49,300.00 29,855
21-6-00-2-002.00 FROM TOWN HYW DEPT 70,000 63,095.00 75,750
21-6-00-2-003.00 GAS TAX REFUND 500 580.73 500
21-6-00-2-020.01 STATE GRANT - - -
21-6-00-3-001.00 WATER RENT BILLING 825,000 826,853.75 825,000
21-6-00-3-001.01 LABOR/EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS 5,000 2,812.17 1,500
21-6-00-3-002.00 WATER RENT INTEREST 5,000 4,359.67 4,000
21-6-00-3-003.00 WATER PENALTY 4,000 3,030.55 2,900
21-6-00-7-001.00 WATER OPERATIONS REVENUE 10,000 22,163.26 45,000
21-6-00-7-002.00 SALES of ASSETS/EQUIPMENT -
21-6-00-8-003.00 LOAN PROCEEDS - 11,300.00 150,000
21-6-00-9-001.00 INTEREST 25,000 36,787.12 25,000
21-6-00-9-001.01 SECURITIES GAINS/LOSS - 34,800.06 -
21-6-00-9-003.00 SPECIAL PROJECT INCOME - - 60,000
21-6-00-9-021.01 INSURANCE PROCEEDS - - -
21-6-00-9-099.00 WATER MISC INCOME - - -
993,800 1,055,082.31 1,219,505
21-7-31-1-110.00 WR-Regular Pay 198,500 197,154.19 205,000
21-7-31-1-115.00 WR-Commissioners Pay 1,500 1,500.00 1,800
21-7-31-1-120.00 WR-Part-time Pay 5,000 3,022.24 5,000
21-7-31-1-210.00 WR-Ins-Health 27,815 27,709.56 37,790
21-7-31-1-210.02 WR-Life, Disability LTC I 2,100 1,830.67 2,000
21-7-31-1-220.00 WR-Ins-Social Sec 15,680 15,573.58 16,205
21-7-31-1-230.00 WR-Retirement 8,850 8,710.92 9,380
21-7-31-1-250.00 WR-Ins-unemployment 285 285.00 350
21-7-31-1-260.00 WR-Ins-workers Comp 7,655 7,242.00 13,210
21-7-31-1-290.00 WR-Clothing Allowance 2,000 1,251.56 2,000
21-7-31-2-330.00 WR-Engineering & Prof Ser 30,000 5,939.50 30,000
21-7-31-2-330.01 WR-Lab Testing 4,500 2,940.00 4,500
21-7-31-2-333.00 WR-Legal Fees 1,000 - 1,000
21-7-31-2-340.00 WR-Clerical Services 400 260.00 300
21-7-31-2-340.01 WR-Professional Ser-Other 12,000 2,104.56 5,000
21-7-31-2-431.00 WR-Equip & Instru.Main Pl 18,000 15,683.25 18,000
21-7-31-2-431.01 WR-Equip Maint-Blush Hill 5,000 88.54 5,000
21-7-31-2-431.02 WR-Equip Maint-Old Plant 1,500 - 500
21-7-31-2-431.03 WR-Equip Maint-Wells 6,000 66.10 8,500
21-7-31-2-431.04 WR-Equip Maint-Other 5,000 3,354.56 5,000
21-7-31-2-431.05 WR-Meter Repair & Replace 10,000 10,065.72 10,000
21-7-31-2-441.00 WR-Lease Cv Railroad 700 675.49 350
21-7-31-2-490.00 WR-Property Taxes 17,080 14,623.20 16,085

Budget Actual Budget
2016 2016 2017
21-7-31-2-530.00 WR-Utilities-Tele/Interne 5,260 5,849.60 6,315
21-7-31-2-531.00 WR-Postage 1,750 1,746.18 1,800
21-7-31-2-535.00 WR-Public Relations & Edu 500 100.00 500
21-7-31-2-540.00 WR-Advertising 200 40.44 200
21-7-31-2-610.00 WR-Office Supplies 1,500 1,694.17 1,500
21-7-31-2-611.00 WR-Chemicals & Purificati 17,000 13,163.43 15,000
21-7-31-2-611.01 WR-Lab Chemicals 4,000 2,288.09 3,000
21-7-31-2-660.00 WR-State Fees 7,200 5,522.79 7,200
21-7-31-2-741.00 WR-Small Tools 2,500 1,053.98 2,500
21-7-31-3-424.00 WR-Grounds Maintenance 6,000 429.14 5,000
21-7-31-3-430.00 WR-Building Maintenance 7,500 7,283.87 7,500
21-7-31-3-622.00 WR-Utilities-Elect 25,500 26,126.80 26,910
21-7-31-3-623.00 WR-Propane-Heat/Generator 9,765 4,500.78 5,000
21-7-31-3-623.01 WR-Propane-Well/Generator 1,000 - 1,000
21-7-31-4-432.00 WR-Vehicle Maintenance 4,000 2,341.39 3,000
21-7-31-4-626.00 WR-Fuel-Gas 9,315 6,188.34 7,425
21-7-31-5-240.00 WR-Training 100 645.00 2,000
21-7-31-5-241.00 WR-Dues 1,000 775.00 1,000
21-7-31-5-310.00 WR-Admin Fee-Town 62,305 62,305.00 126,480
21-7-31-5-310.01 WR-Admin Fee-Village - - -
21-7-31-5-460.00 WR-Water Main Maint-Sourc 7,000 2,940.27 1,000
21-7-31-5-460.01 WR-Water Main Maint-Distr 130,000 2,762.61 280,000
21-7-31-5-460.02 WR-Water Shed Management 1,000 84.36 1,000
21-7-31-5-460.03 WR-Dry Hydrants - - -
21-7-31-5-580.00 WR-Mileage Reimb 1,500 818.64 800
21-7-31-6-520.00 WR-Ins-Building & Other 16,895 16,892.00 17,790
21-7-31-6-520.01 WR-Insurance-Deductible - - -
21-7-31-6-830.00 WR-Bank Charges - - -
21-7-31-6-990.00 WR-Unclassified - - -
21-7-31-7-460.00 WR-Tank Repair - - -
21-7-31-7-741.00 WR-New Equipment 3,000 1,437.67 1,500
21-7-31-7-741.01 WR-Pick-up #1 - - 30,000
21-7-31-7-741.02 WR-Pick-up #2 - - -
21-7-31-7-741.03 WR-Pick-up #3 - - -
21-7-31-7-741.04 WR-ATV/Snowmobile/Trailer - - -
21-7-31-7-741.05 WR-Backhoe - - -
21-7-31-7-741.06 WR-Equip,Computers,Furnit 3,000 1,994.85 3,000
21-7-31-7-741.07 WR-Lawn Tractor - - -
21-7-31-7-741.08 WR-Brush Mower 3,500
21-7-31-7-743.00 WR-Bldg Improvements 10,000 8,793.31 5,000
21-7-31-8-820.00 WR-Construction & Luce Bond 114,775 114,772.86 119,285
21-7-31-8-820.02 WR-Other Debt 75,665 78,961.06 72,720
21-7-31-8-830.00 WR-Interest Expenses 138,765 113,214.04 116,165
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 1,048,560 804,806.31 1,272,060

Budget Actual Budget
2016 2016 2017
Sewer Department
22-6-00-2-002.00 FROM TOWN HYW DEPT - 902.00 1,550
22-6-00-2-003.00 GAS TAX REFUND 900 247.35 200
22-6-00-2-020.00 Federal Grants - - -
22-6-00-2-020.01 State Grants -
22-6-00-2-020.02 SWR-STATE GRANT CDBG-DR 212,650 164,166.25 -
22-6-00-3-001.00 SEWER RENT BILLING 650,000 644,281.23 690,000
22-6-00-3-002.00 SEWER RENT INTEREST 3,500 2,949.38 3,000
22-6-00-3-003.00 SEWER PENALTY 3,500 2,234.00 2,500
22-6-00-7-001.00 SEWER OPERATIONS REVENUE 8,000 30,507.40 8,000
22-6-00-7-002.00 Sales of Assets/Equipment - 1,200.00 -
22-6-00-8-003.00 LOAN PROCEEDS 350,000 350,000.00 160,000
22-6-00-8-003.01 SW-ANR Batchelder - - -
22-6-00-8-003.02 SW-ANR Randall - - -
22-6-00-9-001.00 INTEREST - 754.82 -
22-6-00-9-001.01 SECURITIES GAINS/LOSS - 1,900.12 -
22-6-00-9-003.00 SPECIAL PROJECT INCOME - 8,950.00 -
22-6-00-9-021.01 INSURANCE PROCEEDS - 4,695.92 -
22-6-00-9-099.00 SEWER MISC INCOME - 470.00 -
1,228,550 1,213,258.47 865,250

22-7-32-1-110.00 SW-Regular Pay 103,000 100,081.48 105,000
22-7-32-1-115.00 SW-Commissioners Pay 1,500 1,500.00 1,800
22-7-32-1-120.00 SW-Part-Time Pay 5,000 1,836.26 3,000
22-7-32-1-210.00 SW-Ins-Medical 23,605 23,604.00 24,670
22-7-32-1-210.02 SW-Life Disability LTC I 1,470 1,183.96 1,550
22-7-32-1-220.00 SW-Social Sec 8,375 7,642.83 8,400
22-7-32-1-230.00 SW-Retirement 5,665 5,504.47 5,775
22-7-32-1-250.00 SW-Ins-unemployment 235 233.00 285
22-7-32-1-260.00 SW-Ins-Workers Comp 4,305 4,305.00 10,880
22-7-32-1-290.00 SW-Clothing Allowance 1,300 620.00 1,300
22-7-32-2-330.00 SW-Engineering 5,000 - 7,000
22-7-32-2-330.01 SW-Testing Services/lab 3,600 1,239.67 5,600
22-7-32-2-333.00 SW-Legal Fees 500 - 500
22-7-32-2-340.00 SW-Clerical Services 400 260.00 300
22-7-32-2-340.01 SW-Profess Service-Other 3,000 1,208.08 2,000
22-7-32-2-441.00 SW-Railroad Leases 600 0.00 350
22-7-32-2-450.00 SW-Contractors - - -
22-7-32-2-530.00 SW-Utilities-Tele 3,300 2,995.67 3,085
22-7-32-2-531.00 SW-Postage 1,150 1,298.01 1,335
22-7-32-2-535.00 SW-Public Relations 250 - 200
22-7-32-2-610.00 SW-Office Supplies 1,000 1,307.74 1,200
22-7-32-2-611.00 SW-Chemicals 52,000 57,797.23 62,000
22-7-32-2-611.01 SW-Lab Supplies & Maint 10,000 9,452.02 7,500

Budget Actual Budget
2016 2016 2017
22-7-32-2-660.00 SW-State Fees 2,000 1,530.00 2,000
22-7-32-3-411.00 SW-Water 4,000 10,260.36 9,500
22-7-32-3-424.00 SW-Grounds 10,500 936.58 15,700
22-7-32-3-430.00 SW-Building Maintenance 11,700 11,735.63 10,300
22-7-32-3-622.00 SW-Utilities-Elect/Solar 100,000 107,816.28 111,100
22-7-32-3-623.00 SW-Fuel-Propane 2,000 1,384.60 2,000
22-7-32-3-624.00 SW-Fuel-heat 8,000 4,199.39 4,540
22-7-32-3-624.01 SW-Fuel-Equip & Service - - -
22-7-32-4-432.00 SW-Vehicle Maintenance 3,000 1,185.34 2,200
22-7-32-4-626.00 SW-Fuel-Gas 3,900 2,509.14 2,710
22-7-32-4-627.00 SW-Fuel-Diesel 500 572.51 620
22-7-32-5-240.00 SW-Tuition - - -
22-7-32-5-241.00 SW-Dues 500 210.00 500
22-7-32-5-310.00 SW-Admin Service Fee-Town 62,300 62,300.00 -
22-7-32-5-310.01 SW-Admin Service Fees-Vil - - -
22-7-32-5-310.02 SW-Admin Service Fee-Wate 49,300 49,300.00 29,855
22-7-32-5-320.00 SW-Training 1,000 144.00 600
22-7-32-5-431.00 SW-Plant & Process Maint 43,850 55,976.86 49,500
22-7-32-5-431.01 SW-Equipment Maintenance 2,000 752.42 2,000
22-7-32-5-460.00 SW-Collection Sys Maint 50,000 55,317.04 60,000
22-7-32-5-460.01 SW-Coll Sys Emerg Rpr/Rpl - 16,739.75 20,000
22-7-32-6-520.00 SW-Ins-Prop & Gnral Libil 17,950 17,220.00 22,915
22-7-32-6-520.01 SW-Ins-Deductibles - - -
22-7-32-6-830.00 SW-Bank Charges - - -
22-7-32-6-990.00 SW-Unclassified - 496.04 -
22-7-32-7-450.00 SW-Bldg Remodel/Upgrade - - -
22-7-32-7-460.00 SW-Lagoon Cleanout 25,000 -
22-7-32-7-460.01 SW-Phosphorus Removal - - -
22-7-32-7-460.02 SW-Stowe St Bridge #36 Ma - - -
22-7-32-7-460.03 SW-School Main - - -
22-7-32-7-460.04 SW-Main Pump Station & Fo 12,000 12,030.65 -
22-7-32-7-460.05 SW-Sewer Main Repair/Repl 51,000 18,308.20 20,000
22-7-32-7-460.06 SW-Aeration System 50,000 49,970.95 50,000
22-7-32-7-460.07 SW-Plant Upgrade 53,000 29,177.01 44,000
22-7-32-7-460.08 SW-Upgrade/Phosphorus Eng 165,000 92,329.45 4,400
22-7-32-7-460.09 SW-Parker CT - - 20,000
22-7-32-7-460.10 SW-Randall - - -
22-7-32-7-460.65 SW Flood 8/28 Main Pump S 180,000 171,045.45 16,000
22-7-32-7-741.00 SW-New Equipment 11,000 10,109.00 6,000
22-7-32-7-742.00 SW-2007 Chevrolet Truck - - -
22-7-32-7-743.00 SW-Bldg Fixtures - - -
22-7-32-8-820.00 SW-Plant & Line Debt Serv 140,120 140,118.24 173,460
22-7-32-8-830.00 SW-Interest Expenses 33,835 30,021.19 35,760
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 1,328,710 1,175,765.50 969,390


The Village of Waterbury has several reserve funds that were authorized by the voters
and the Trustees. These funds include Capital Improvement funds and a Tax
Stabilization fund. In addition, the Village has two Economic Development funds. The
CDBG Fund was established in the 1990 and was used to develop infrastructure in
Pilgrim Park. The UDAG Fund was established with a federal Urban Development
Action Grant (UDAG) used to bring Ben & Jerrys to Waterbury in 1984. The loan to
Ben & Jerrys has been repaid and the Village has made several other loans using the
principal and interest that was repaid.

While not technically Reserve Funds, the Water and Sewer Funds have assets that are
invested. They are included below in the several brief reports detailing the status of these
all of these funds. Please call the Municipal Manager if you have questions.


Balance January 1, 2016 Balance December 31, 2016

Cash and Money Market $ 312,438 $ 358,488

Certificates of Deposit 0 0
Bonds 0 0
REITs 31,639 31,165
Other Equity Securities 13,598 23,550
Mutual Funds 147,062 177,811
Total Cash/Investment Value $ 504,737 $ 591,014

Loans Receivable 1,086,891 1,025,913*

Total Assets $1,591,628 1,616,927
Total Liabilities
(As Deferred Revenue)* 1,086,891 1,025,913

Fund Balance $ 504,737 $ 591,014

Transactions during 2016

Fund Value 1/01/13 $ 1,561,628
Int., Div.& Gains on Investments 14,219
Interest on Loans Receivable 22,007
Expenditures (23,110)
Unrealized gain/(loss) on investments 12,185
Total Value 12/31/15 $ 1,616,927

In 2016, $60,978 of principal on loans outstanding was re-paid. No new loans were made.


Balance January 1, 2016 Balance December 31, 2016

Cash and Money Market $ 298,229 $ 143,557

Certificates of Deposit 0 0
Bonds 0 0
Mutual Funds 73,610 252,960
Total Cash/Investment Value $ 371,839 $ 396,517

Balance January 1, 2016 $371,839

Interest Earned 10,991
Gains/Losses on Investments 21,987
To/From General Fund (8,300)
Balance December 31, 2015 $396,517


Balance 1/1/15 $ 74,552

Interest 1
Expenditures 0
Balance 12/31/16 $ 74,553*
*$74,000 of asset balance is a loan to Ladd Hall Partnership, $553 in cash.


Balance January 1, 2016 Balance December 31, 2016

Cash and Money Market $ 64,672 $ 1,999

Bonds 34,810 23,379
Loan to Other Funds 0 350,000
Mutual Funds 718,401 512,869
Total $ 817,883 $ 888,247

$35,564 earned in interest in 2016. Unrealized losses on investments were $34,800.


Balance January 1, 2016 Balance December 31, 2016

Cash and Money Market $ 381 $ 381

Bonds 0 0
Stocks 0 0
Mutual Funds 29,093 32,993
Total $ 29,474 $ 33,374

$2,000 earned in interest in 2016. Unrealized losses on investments were $1,900.

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