BOARD OF FINANCE
DECEMBER 8, 2015
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Attendance: Chairman John Grabowski, Sharon Huxley, Chip Spear, Sally Huyser, Robert Brinton Jr., John Ford IV
Visitors: Thomas Broesler, First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski
Chairman Grabowski called the meeting of the Board of Finance to order at 7:08 p.m. The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Grabowski called for motion to approve the following minutes:
May 5, 2015: Motion moved by Chip Spear and seconded by Sally Huyser. There were no changes to the minutes. They were accepted on a unanimous vote.
September 15, 2015: Motion moved by Sally Huyser and seconded by Robert Brinton Jr. Correction made by Robert Brinton Jr. to add the word an on second page near SWARK. The minutes were then accepted on a unanimous vote.
October 6, 2015: Motion moved by Sharon Huxley and seconded by Chip Spear to accept as written. The vote taken was unanimous.
October 13, 2015: Motion by John Ford IV and seconded by Sharon Huxley. Minutes were amended regarding the library grant writer.
May 27, 2015: Motion by Sally Huyser and seconded by Robert Brinton Jr. The vote was called to accept the minutes as written. There were four yes votes and two abstentions that of Sharon Huxley and John Ford IV as they were both absent from that meeting.
July 8, 2015: Motion by Robert Brinton Jr. and seconded by John Ford IV to accept the minutes as written. The vote taken was five yes votes and one abstention that of Sally Huyser as she was absent from that meeting.
November 10, 2015: Motion by John Ford IV and seconded by Sally Huyser. The minutes were amended by adding the First Selectwoman had told the Board members about the new refrigerator at the Lakeview Lodge for informational purposes only. The amended minutes were approved on a unanimous vote.
There was no Chairman’s Report as the Finance Board will meet next week.
The auditors have met with Coleen Murray the new superintendent regarding the school portion of the audit and the report from Hooker and Holcolme. The actuaries report has not been completed for the school’s portion of the audit.
Tom Broesler gave the Board members a financial report. The report did not include payroll interface or revenues. After a review Board members asked if the report could be sent electronically to them a few days prior to the meeting.
FIRST SELECTMAN’S REPORT
First Selectwoman Gorski reported on the Troop I threatened closing. Of the nineteen towns served by Troope I, sixteen of them have their own police departments. The Legislature will vote on this within the next few days.
The Board of Education has informed the Town that they will be reimbursed 37% for the security cameras from the State for a refund to the Town of $13,000.
Adjournment was called at 7:55 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