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May 7, 2007 SPECIAL Meeting Minutes
EAST WINDSOR BOARD OF FINANCE

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
MAY 7, 2007



The Board of Finance meeting was called to order by the Secretary at 7:30 p.m at the East Windsor High School Media Center.

Members Present:
Noreen Farmer, Secretary
Marie DeSousa
William Dove
Dale Nelson
Jack Mannette, Alternate

Members Absent:
Paul Catino, Chairman
Tammy Sorenson-Duray
Leo Szymanski, Alternate

Also In Attendance:
Edward Filipone, First Selectman


APPOINTMENT OF ALTERNATES

Motion:  To recognize Jack Manette as a full voting member for this meeting filling in for Tammy Sorensen-Duray.

Moved by Mr. Dove, seconded by Ms. Nelson:
        Vote: Yes - Unanimous

        MOTION CARRIED.


II.   DISCUSSION REGARDING FISCAL YEAR 2007/2008 PROPOSED BUDGET:   

One letter was received by the end of business on 5/2/07, which included public input regarding the proposed budget.  The letter was distributed to the members.

The Secretary polled each Board Member individually regarding their desire to make specific proposals to amend the proposed budget.

Ms. Nelson -  Feels that the police officer reduction should be reversed.  Also feels that the 30K included in the Board of Finance Budget should be moved to the Board of Selectman operating budget.

Ms.  DeSousa - Stands by the proposed budget put forth by the Board of Finance.

Mr. Mannette - Stands by the proposed budget put forth by the Board of Finance.     

Mr. Dove - Stands by the proposed budget put forth by the Board of Finance.

Ms. Farmer - Stands by the proposed budget put forth by the Board of Finance.

Mr. Filipone - Feels that the individuals who attend and spoke at the Public Hearing were not supportive of the reduction of patrol officer.  


III.  RECOMMENDATION TO FORWARD FISCAL YEAR 2007/2008 PROPOSED BUDGET TO TOWN MEETING:

Motion:  To recommend to the Annual Town Budget Meeting a Fiscal Year 2007/2008 Budget of $30,720,361.00, which represents a mill rate of 28.1076  mills, an increase of .2953 mill and a 1.06% tax increase.

                Moved by Mr. Mannette, seconded by Mr. Dove
                        Vote:  Yes - Ms. Desousa, Mr. Mannette, Mr. Dove, Ms. Farmer
                                   Abstain - Ms. Nelson.

                MOTION CARRIED.

IV.   ADJOURN

Motion:  To adjourn at 7:55 p.m.

                Moved by Mr. Dove, seconded by Mr. Mannette
                        Vote:  Unanimous




Repectfully submitted,



Noreen Farmer
Secretary