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.
Noreen Farmer, Secretary
Jack Mannette, Alternate
Paul Catino, Chairman
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
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: To adjourn at 7:55 p.m.
Moved by Mr. Dove, seconded by Mr. Mannette