BOARD OF FINANCE
NOVEMBER 8, 2011
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Attendance: Chairman Janet Brunwin, Robert Brinton Jr., Sally Huyser, John Grabowski, Aileen Magda
Visitors: Kathleen Schurman
Chairman Brunwin called the meeting to order at 7:07 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Approval of the minutes of the special meeting of October 4, 2011 were tabled.
BETHANY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS CONTRACT
It has been reported that the teacher negotiations for the Bethany Elementary School are going well and that a vote may be taken by the teachers on November 9, 2011 to accept or reject the contract.
AMITY REGIONAL FINANCE COMMITTEE
Aileen Magda attended the Amity Finance Committee meetings. Aileen reports that the Amity Teacher Negotiations are also moving along nicely. She was not sure when they would take a vote on the contract.
Chairman Brunwin confirmed the resignation of Dr. John Brady as Amity Superintendent effective at the end of June.
Chairman Brunwin is searching for an accounting firm to modify account numbers and set up the General Ledger and Trial Balance for the Town’s accounting package. She is hoping for completion of this project by February.
The preliminary paper work for the bond issue is just about complete and ready to submit to Webster Bank.
OTHER MATTERS PROPER TO COME BEFORE THE MEETING
Robert Brinton Jr. expressed his concern that the legal for bidding of the back hoe had not been published in the New Haven Register. June Riley explained that it was an over site by the New Haven Register as two legal’s had been sent to the newspaper on the same day. One was published and the back hoe bid was not. Riley acknowledged the error on her part in not checking with the newspaper to see that indeed it had been published. Three bids had been received from dealerships in Connecticut as five had been called and asked to submit a bid. Three of the dealerships had brought machines to demonstrate and allow employees to try out. Each employee of the Highway Department was given an opportunity to try each out and give an evaluation of the product.
Robert Brinton Jr. noted that Contracted Services is over budget at this time. This deficit is due to the tree trimming that has been necessary because of the recent storms.
Adjournment was called at 7:30 p.m. after a motion was moved by Sally Huyser and seconded by John Grabowski. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Clerk, Board of Finance