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April 20, 2005 Minutes
EAST WINDSOR BOARD OF FINANCE
EAST WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT


MINUTES
Regular Meeting of April 20, 2005


Secretary Floyd called the meeting to order at 7:39 p.m. in the Town Hall conference room.

Present:  Bill Dove, Ed Farrell, Al Floyd, Gil Hayes, Jack Manette, Dale Nelson, Denise Sabotka, Linda Roberts (7:50).  Absent:  Paul Catino

Upon motion by Ms. Sabotka, seconded by Mr. Farrell, it was unanimously

VOTED:  To appoint Ms. Nelson to full voting member for tonight’s meeting.


I.      COMMUNICATIONS

Invoice #30745 from Penny, Botticello, O’Brien & Higgins, P.C.

Distributed

The Board tabled action on the following minutes until they have had a chance to review them:

           Minutes of BOF March 9, 2005 meeting for budget presentations
Minutes of BOS regular meeting of March 15, 2005
Minutes of BOF March 16, 2005 meeting for budget presentations
Minutes of BOF March 22, 2005 meeting for budget presentations
Minutes of BOF March 23, 2005 meeting for budget presentations

Memo from Treasurer’s office regarding the receipt of Sprint check #0011521370

Distributed

II.     ADDED AGENDA ITEMS

        
II.     PREVIOUS MINUTES

Minutes of BOF regular meeting of March 16, 2005

Upon motion by Mr. Farrell, seconded by Ms. Sabotka, it was unanimously

VOTED:  To approve the minutes of March 16, 2005.

        
IV.     PUBLIC INPUT

        None


V.      TREASURER’S REPORT

        Mr. Floyd read from the treasurer’s report.  The Board discussed the balance in the
        Contingency Fund.  Ms. Roberts reported that after anticipated requests for appropriations,
        she projects a $22,000 balance.  

        
        Ms. Nelson moved, and Ms. Sabotka seconded, a
        
        MOTION:  To accept the treasurer’s report.
        
        Voting for the motion: Dove, Floyd, Manette, Nelson, Sabotka.  
        Opposing:  Farrell
        The motion passed.

        The Board, by consensus, agreed that they want to receive the back up material for
        the agenda prior to the meeting.        


VI.     COMMITTEE/CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT

        None


VII.    LAWSUITS AND POTENTIAL LIABILITY

        None


VIII.   RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN

Recommendation for Added Appropriation to CIP Plan 2006 to Cover GASB 34 and
GASB 43 Requirements in the Amount of $12,000

The Board, by consensus, approved the added appropriation as requested.

Recommendation for Added Appropriation for Police Department

Chief DeMarco requested and Ms. Roberts recommended to Town Meeting an appropriation in the amount of $50,224 to cover newly negotiated contracts.

Upon motion by Ms. Sabotka, seconded by Ms. Nelson, it was unanimously

VOTED:  To recommend to Town Meeting an appropriation of $50,224.

        Recommendation for Added Appropriation for Animal Control Officer

Chief DeMarco requested and Ms. Roberts recommended an appropriation in the amount of $6,005 to cover overtime costs in the Animal Control budget.

Upon motion by Ms. Sabotka, seconded by Ms. Nelson, it was unanimously

VOTED:  To appropriate $6,005 to cover overtime costs in the Animal Control budget.

        Amendment to Retirement Agreement

        Ms. Roberts recommended that the Board approve the revision to the agreement dated
July 25, 2002.  The Discussion followed regarding whether the Board of Finance should be involved.  Ms. Roberts stated that the Town Attorney said that any revision should be signed the same as the original agreement.  Since the Finance Board signed off on the 2002 agreement, she recommended that the Board secretary sign this amendment.

        Ms. Sabotka moved, and Mr. Hayes seconded, a


MOTION:  To authorize the Finance Board secretary to sign the amendment (see attached) to the former police chief’s retirement agreement.

Voting for the motion:  Dove, Floyd, Hayes, Nelson, Sabotka
Opposing:  Farrell
Abstaining:  Manette

The motion passed.


IX.     OLD BUSINESS

        None


X.      NEW BUSINESS

        The Board scheduled a special executive session on May 4 to discuss a personnel matter.  

        The Board mistakenly adjourned before recommending the fiscal year 2005-2006 budget
        to Public Hearing.

Upon motion by Ms. Nelson, seconded by Mr. Farrell, it was unanimously

VOTED:  To rescind the motion to adjourn.

Upon motion by Ms. Sabotka, seconded by Mr. Dove, it was unanimously

VOTED:  To recommend to Public Hearing on May 2 a fiscal year 2005-2006 budget
of $28,002,072, an anticipated mil rate of 0.028640, an increase of 2.44 mils over the
current mil rate.


XI.     ADJOURNMENT

        Upon motion by Mr. Farrell, seconded by Ms. Nelson, it was unanimously

        VOTED:  To adjourn at 8:45 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda Nolan
Recording Secretary