BOARD OF FINANCE
APRIL 5, 2016
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Attendance: Chairman John Grabowski, Sally Huyser, Sharon Huxley, Robert Brinton Jr., Chip Spear, John Ford IV
Visitors: Thomas Broesler, First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Allie DiGeorgi, Kim Brinton
Chairman Grabowski called the meeting to order at 7:09 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Grabowski called for a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of March 22, 2016. The motion of approval was moved by Robert Brinton Jr. and seconded by Sharon Huxley. The minutes were amended regarding the percentage of increase in Amity’s budget as follows: Bethany recommended no more than a 2% increase in the budget, Orange recommended no more than a 1.99% increase in the Amity budget. The vote was called for approval of minutes as amended. The vote was five in favor and one abstention that of Sharon Huxley.
Robert Brinton Jr. amended the minutes of March 8, 2016 regarding the Library’s budget request for a 25%-30% increase. The Board of Finance had discussed no more than a 2.5% for fiscal year 2016-17.
TRAFFIC STUDY FOR 4 PECK ROAD
Kim Brinton attended this meeting to request that the Board of Finance approve an expenditure from the Contingency Fund of up to $10,000 for a traffic study for 4 Peck Road. The owner of that property is proposing a multi-family house at that location. Since this location is just at the entrance of Peck Road just off of Amity Road the Planning and Zoning Commission wanted this study done. The Commission would like to use Peter Olson to do the study. After a brief discussion Sally Huyser moved the motion to take up to $10,000 out of the Contingency Fund for the Planning and Zoning traffic study for 4 Peck Road. Sharon Huxley seconded the motion. The vote taken was 5 votes yes and one abstention that of Chip Spear.
TREE REMOVAL AT THE LIBRARY
The Library has requested $1,200 from the Town for tree removal. There are six dead ash trees that need to be removed as they are close to the building. They have gotten prices for this job. Following discussion Sharon Huxley moved the motion to take $1,200 from the Contingency Fund to help the Library with tree removal. Sally Huyser seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
WORK ON BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016-17
Finance Director Thomas Broesler displayed the power point spread sheets he had prepared for the budget of 2016-17. The Board of Finance reviewed the numbers and made some changes on both the expenditure and revenue side of the budget. At the regular meeting of April 12, 2016 the Board of Finance will discuss Capital Expenditures and if more information has been received regarding State of Connecticut revenues, changes can be made.
Adjournment was called at 9:45 p.m. after a motion was moved by Sally Huyser and seconded by Chip Spear. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Clerk, Board of Finance