Monday, April 19, 2010

APRIL 13, 2010
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Attendance: Chairman Janet Brunwin, Sally Huyser, Stephen Squinto, Chip Spear, Robert Brinton Jr.
John Grabowski was absent from the meeting.

Chairman Brunwin called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.

Chairman Brunwin moved a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of April 6, 2010. Sally Huyser seconded the motion. Sally then corrected a typo putting a hyphen between the date 2009-10. The minutes were then approved on a unanimous vote.

Chairman Brunwin read correspondence from the State of Connecticut regarding the Board of Finance appointment of an auditor.

Communication was also received from Alan Green, Highway Foreman indicating that with all the recent storm damage he will find it hard to come in under budget as previously indicated.

BUDGET 2010-11
Communication was sent by Chairman Brunwin to Superintendent Connellan for the Elementary School budget, to Robert McSherry for the Fire Department budget, and to Clark Memorial Library Board notifying them of the reductions the Board of Finance had made to their budgets. Superintendent Connellan has sent back the revised budget for the Elementary School reflecting the suggested cuts.

The Board of Finance members reviewed the Budget Hearing materials as sent to them by Chairman Brunwin. All members felt Chairman Brunwin did a wonderful job putting the information together for this presentation.

It may be necessary to call a special meeting of the Board of Finance after the Budget Hearing should any modifications need to be made to the budget after the hearing.

First Selectwoman Gorski reported to the Board of Finance, the financial situation MIRMA is now in due to a few member towns and the large claims they have had to pay out for workmen’s compensation claims. Each member town will be assessed for the shortfall over a five year period.

The Land Use secretary Antonia Marek’s computer cannot be repaired. A new computer will be purchased during this fiscal year for that department at a cost of approximately $1,000.

Adjournment was called at 8:05 p.m. after a motion was moved by Stephen Squinto and seconded by Chip Spear. The vote taken was unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

June G. Riley
Clerk, Board of Finance