BOARD OF FINANCE
OCTOBER 16, 2019
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Attendance: Chairman John Grabowski, John Ford IV, Sharon Huxley, Lars Demander
CALL TO ORDER
Chairman Grabowski called the special meeting of the Board of Finance to order at 7:07 p.m. The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
DISCUSSION TO TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION ON RECOMMENTING THE APPROVAL OF AN EXPENDIITURE OF UP TO $10,000 FROM THE NON-RECURRING CAPITAL FUND
The Board discussed approval of an expenditure up to the sum of $10,000 from the Non-Recurring Capital Fund, to purchase a new plow for the D.
epartment of Public Works. Chairman Grabowski questioned why this expenditure was necessary. First Selectman Cofrancesco indicated that replacement was necessary a year ago, however no action had been taken to replace it. Following further discussion Sharon Huxley moved to put the expenditure of up to $10,000 from the Non-recurring Fund to purchase a new plow for the Department of Public Works on the Call for the special Town Meeting of October 29, 2019. The motion was seconded by John Ford IV. The vote taken was unanimous.
DISCUSSION TO TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION ON RECOMMENDING THE APPROVAL OF AN EXPENDITURE OF UP TO $60,000 FROM THE EXISTING TOWN HALL GENERATOR CAPITAL ITEM TO PURCHASE A GENERATOR FOR THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT BUILDING
Chairman Grabowski questioned whether the Town had gotten proper bids for the generator for the Town Hall, and if so why is there so much money left in that account if the proper size generator has been purchased? He felt that by such a difference between the requested money vs. actual cost of the Town Hall generator proper procedures had not been followed. Following further discussion Sharon Huxley felt the question should be moved forward. Sharon Huxley moved the question to recommend an expenditure of up to $60,000 from the existing Town Hall Generator capital item, to purchase a generator for the Public Works Department building. Chairman Grabowski called the vote. The vote taken was unanimous.
Adjournment was called at 7:30 p.m. after a motion was moved by Sharon Huxley and seconded by John Ford IV. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Clerk, Board of Finance