Monday, May 7, 2018


MARCH 27, 2018

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 Chairman John Grabowski, John Ford IV, Sally Huyser, Sharon Huxley

Visitors:  Tom Broesler, First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski

Chairman Grabowski called the meeting of the Board of Finance to order at 7:04 p.m.  The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.


Chairman Grabowski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of March 20, 2018.  The motion of approval was moved by Sally Huyser and seconded by Sharon Huxley.  There were no changes made to the minutes.  The minutes were approved on a unanimous vote.


Chairman Grabowski had nothing to report as there had been no meetings of the Amity Finance Committee since the last meeting.


First Selectwoman Gorski reported that she has received notice from OPM about a Municipal Project Grant for $67,229 that is possibly going to be available before the end of this fiscal year.  She has signed all the preliminary paperwork for ithe application.

First Selectwoman Gorski reported that the 1% Real Estate tax to have been kept by the Town for Real Estate sales conveyance failed to pass at the Legislative level.  This revenue would have been kept by the Town for land acquisition.

BUDGET 2018-19

The every other week curbside recycling for the Town of Bethany would cost the Town of Bethany and additional charge of $105,000 per year if implemented.  If a contract were to be considered a possible savingS of $14,000 might be given.

Chairman Grabowski would like to wait and see how the final budget looks before the Board considers approval the purchase of a pay loader   for the Highway Department as a Capital Expenditure.

At this time the Board was uncertain whether they would fund the Land Acquisition Fund this year.

The increase in mill rate to the current rate for real estate for motor vehicles over last year’s rate of 32 mils will add $152,000 to the revenues for fiscal year 2018-19. 




Chairman Grabowski made a request to Tom Broesler for a completed proposed budget, to be sent to members before Tuesday April 3, 2018 for their review.  He would like the figures without funding the Land Acquisition Fund without a mill rate increase using $200,000 -$250,000 out of the General Fund.

The Board will meet April 10, 2018 to go over these numbers.


Adjournment was called at 8:35 p.m. after a motion was moved by Sharon Huxley and seconded by Sally Huyser.  The vote taken was unanimous.


                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,


                                                                                                June G. Riley

                                                                                                Clerk, Board of Finance