Friday, July 26, 2013



MAY 8, 2013

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Attendance: Chairman Janet Brunwin, Robert Brinton Jr., Chip Spear, Aileen Magda

Visitors: Sharon Huxley, Donald Shea

Chairman Brunwin called the meeting of the Board of Finance to order at 7:03. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.


The Board of Education reported to Chairman Brunwin that the shortfall in their budget for Special Education will be managed within their operating budget.


Chairman Brunwin reviewed a budget report of the budget for Public Works. Due to storm damage from last fall the Chairman estimated that the budget overall for Public Works could be over by $244,000. Discussion followed regarding the approximate deficit to this budget. The Board first estimated $250,000. It was suggested by Robert Brinton Jr. that at least $20,000 of the balance in Road Materials of $70,000 should not be spent and put toward this deficit. The Board members present agreed. The expenses for this storm were mainly charged to Contracted Services for the brush removal. Robert Brinton Jr. moved the motion to add to the Call for the Annual Town Meeting a resolution to authorize the Board of Finance to transfer up to $225,000 from unexpended line item accounts and the General Fund to the Public Works budget. Chip Spear seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.


Adjournment was called at 7:15 pm after a motion was moved by Chip Spear and seconded by Robert Brinton Jr.

Respectfully submitted,

June G. Riley

Clerk, Board of Finance