BOARD OF FINANCE
MAY 18, 2010
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Attendance: Chairman Janet Brunwin, Sally Huyser, Stephen Squinto, Chip Spear, John Grabowski, Robert Brinton Jr., First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski
Chairman Brunwin called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Brunwin moved a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of April 13, 2010. Stephen Squinto seconded the motion. The minutes were then approved on a unanimous vote without change.
Chairman Brunwin called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the special meeting of April 19, 2010. The motion of approval was moved by Stephen Squinto and seconded by Chip Spear. The minutes were then approved on a unanimous vote without change.
REPORT OF CHAIRMAN
Chairman Brunwin reported on her attendance at the Amity Financial Advisory Board meeting. Janet indicated that the vote passed to retain the $190,000 surplus for the OPEB Trust, instead of returning each town its portion of this surplus. Discussion followed.
SETTING OF MILL RATE
Chairman Brunwin called for a motion to set the mill rate for fiscal year 2010-11. Chip Spear moved to set the mill rate at 27.55 mills. John Grabowski seconded the motion. The vote was called. The vote taken was unanimous.
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REPORT
John Grabowski reported on his attendance at the Bethany Board of Education meeting. John reported that discussion was held regarding changing the titles of Head Masters to Principal and Assistant Principal. Finalization will be discussed at future meetings on this change.
REPORT OF FIRST SELECTWOMAN
First Selectwoman Gorski is working with Alan Green, Highway Foreman on a road plan for Bethany. A date will be set for members of the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance to take a tour of town roads. When the plan is complete, methods of financing will be studied, for a presentation to the town.
First Selectwoman Gorski reported that progress on the pavilion at Veterans Park is going well and should be completed by next week.
REVIEW OF FINANCIAL REPORTS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009-10
The Board reviewed the financial reports for fiscal year 2009-10. No trouble areas were noted at this time.
Adjournment was called at 7:50 p.m. after a motion was moved by Chip Spear and seconded by Sally Huyser. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Clerk, Board of Finance