Tuesday, June 21, 2016

APRIL 12, 2016
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Attendance:  Chairman John Grabowski, John Ford IV, Chip Spear, Robert Brinton Jr., Sharon Huxley, Sally Huyser
 Visitors:  First Selectman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt
Chairman Grabowski called the meeting of the Board of Finance to order at 7:09 p.m. The meeting was held in the Selectmen Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. 
Chairman John Grabowski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the previous meeting.  The motion of approval was moved by Chip Spear and seconded by John Ford IV.  Robert Brinton Jr. moved to amend the minutes of the meeting.  The amended minutes were then approved on a unanimous vote.
Chairman Grabowski gave a brief report about the Amity Finance Committee meeting.  Since there was no quorum present no votes could be taken.  The members present discussed contract renewals.
BUDGET 2016-17
Board members reviewed the Five Year Capital Plan to determine what items to approve as Capital Expenditures for fiscal year 2016-17. When complete   Sally Huyser moved a motion to approve the Capital Expenditures as discussed for a total of $396,512.   Chip Spear seconded the motion.  The vote taken was unanimous.
The salary increase for town employees was discussed.  It was determined that the rate of increase would be set at 3%. 
The final draft of the expenditures portion of the budget from the Finance Director was reviewed.  Sally Huyser moved to approve recommended expenditures as listed at $23,301,950.  Chip Spear seconded the motion.  The vote taken was unanimous.  Robert Brinton Jr. did comment that the salary in the budget for the Finance Director was too high for Bethany’s pay scale.
A motion was moved by Sally Huyser and seconded by Sharon Huxley to recommend revenues as listed at $22,813,757.  The vote taken was unanimous. 
Adjournment was called at 9:30 p.m. after a motion was moved by Sally Huyser and seconded by Sharon Huxley.  The vote taken was unanimous. 
                                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,
                                                                                                                June G. Riley
                                                                                                                Clerk, Board of Finance