BOARD OF FINANCE
MAY 5, 2009
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Attendance: Chairman Janet Brunwin, Richard Van Horn, Robert Brinton Jr., Sally Huyser, Stephen Squinto
Visitors: David Forman, First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Arnold Riley
Chairman Brunwin called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
APPROPRIATION FOR ROLLING GREEN ROAD
First Selectwoman Gorski explained to the Board of Finance members, the need for an appropriation of funds in this fiscal year, to repair drainage and repave Rolling Green Road. This road became nearly impassible during the past winter. The situation made it impossible for the school bus and trash truck, to travel on this road, until emergency repair was made. The estimate for the repaving and drainage repair is $101,600. Van Horn questioned why this could not be done in the next fiscal year. Following discussion Brinton Jr. moved to transfer up to the sum of $102,000 from the General Fund to the Capital Reserve Fund for repair of Rolling Green Road. Squinto seconded the motion. The vote was called. The vote was four (4) yes votes and one (1) no vote that of Van Horn.
TAX COLLECTOR REFUND ORDINANCE
David Foreman brought before the Board of Finance a sample ordinance used to write off credit balances of $5.00 or less and also debit balances of $5.00 or less. Squinto felt that sending back refunds of $5.00 or less should not be a problem. In the course of a year there could not be that many. “We shouldn’t keep others money. It sends a sentiment.” As for debit balances he suggested treating them like a suspense account, if after a few attempts to collect we failed to get paid. Squinto then moved that the Board of Finance authorize the Tax Collector to write off balances due under $5.00 he deemed appropriate. Brinton Jr. amended the motion by adding and send the report to the Board of Finance before they are given. There was no second given to the motion, therefore no vote was called.
DATE SET FOR NEXT MEETING
The Board of Finance will meet at 7:00 p.m. on May 19, 2009 to set mill rate.
Adjournment was called at 7:40 p.m. after a motion was moved by Van Horn and seconded by Squinto.
June G. Riley
Clerk, Board of Finance