BOARD OF FINANCE
JUNE 6, 2013
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Attendance: Chairman Janet Brunwin, John Grabowski, Robert Brinton Jr., Aileen Magda, First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski
Visitors: Sharon Huxley, David Forman
Chairman Brunwin called the meeting of the Board of Finance to order at 7:00 pm. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Brunwin called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of May 8, 2013. The motion was moved by Aileen Magda and seconded by Robert Brinton Jr. There were no changes to the minutes. The vote was called. The vote of approval was unanimous.
Chairman Brunwin called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of May 14, 2013. The motion was moved by Robert Brinton Jr. and seconded by John Grabowski. There were no changes to the minutes of that meeting. The Chairman called the vote. The vote taken was unanimous.
Chairman Brunwin called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of May 20. Motion moved by John Grabowski and seconded by Robert Brinton Jr. No changes were made to the minutes. The vote taken was 3 yes votes and 1 abstention that of Aileen Magda as she was absent from that meeting.
TAX COLLECTOR’S SUSPENSE LIST
Tax Collector David Forman was present to request acceptance of the Suspense List that he had prepared. Board members reviewed the list. Robert Brinton Jr. moved a motion that was seconded by John Grabowski to accept the Suspense List as prepared by the Tax Collector David Forman in the amount of $12,342.12. Vote taken was unanimous.
APPOINTMENT OF AUDITOR
Chairman Brunwin distributed a copy of the contract and associated information regarding appointment of an auditing firm for the fiscal year 2012-13 audit. After a review Robert Brinton Jr. moved to appoint O’Connor Davies, LLP to do the Town of Bethany audit for fiscal year 2012-13. Motion seconded by John Grabowski. Vote taken was unanimous.
Chairman Brunwin did not attend the Amity Finance Committee meeting, however in information that was forwarded to her from that meeting, it appears that the surplus for fiscal year 2012-13 will only be $32,500.
As this was Chairman Brunwin’s last meeting she gave out a list of duties that she had performed in her position as Board of Finance Chairman and indicated that if the new chair person needed assistance she was willing to help.
REPORT OF THE FIRST SELECTWOMAN
First Selectwoman Gorski went over the revenues to be received by the Town of Bethany for fiscal year 2013-14, as approved in the Governor’s budget.
A brief discussion took place regarding the possibility of the State of Connecticut mandating that all municipalities adopt a universal set of account numbers for their bookkeeping.
First Selectwoman Gorski presented Chairman Brunwin with a certificate of appreciation for the work she has done during her term of office as Chairman of the Board of Finance.
Adjournment was called at 7:45 pm after a motion was moved by Aileen Magda and seconded by John Grabowski. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Clerk, Board of Finance