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May 16, 2007 Meeting Minutes
EAST WINDSOR BOARD OF FINANCE
EAST WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT



MINUTES OF MAY 16, 2007


Present:  Board of Finance Members Paul Catino (7:45 p.m.), Marie DeSousa, William Dove,
Noreen Farmer, Alternate Jack Mannette, Selectmen Ken Crouch and Gil Hayes, and Treasurer Mary Szabo.

The meeting began at 7:40 p.m.

I.      APPOINTMENT OF ALTERNATES

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

        VOTED:  To appoint Jack Mannette to a voting member for tonight’s meeting.


OUT OF ORDER

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

VOTED:  To go out of order to take up Agenda Item II., Previous Minutes.  

        A.      Special Meeting - April 24, 2007

Mr. Dove said that Page 7, Paragraph 7, did not reflect the conversation correctly.  The Board amended the paragraph to read:

“There was discussion on the Chief’s increase in the budget for 4%.  It was pointed out that the Board of Finance must authorize increases to salaries as stated in the contracts, but generally the Board of Finance does not set the increases.  However, a debate can occur as to who gets how much of an increase.  The Board was in agreement that the increase would be 2%.”

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

VOTED:  To approve the minutes of April 24, 2007, as amended.

        B.      Public Hearing - May 1, 2007

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

                VOTED:  To approve the minutes of May 1, 2007.

        C.      Special Meeting - May 7, 2007

                Upon motion by Ms. DeSousa, seconded by Mr. Mannette, it was unanimously
                
                VOTED:  To approve the minutes of May 7, 2007.

RETURN TO AGENDA

        A.      Resignation of Tammy Sorensen-Duray

                Mr. Catino thanked Tammy for her services.

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

                VOTED:  To accept the resignation of Tammy Sorensen-Durey.

        b.      Appointment of Replacement

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

                VOTED:  To appoint Jack Mannette to permanent Board member status.


III.    COMMUNICATIONS

        No discussion


IV.     TREASURER’S REPORT

Ms. Szabo reported a cash position of $9,417,410 and net tax revenue of $21,600,708.56.  After anticipated exposure, the contingency balance would be $10,529.67.  

Ms. Szabo said that if it is necessary, Linda Savitsky would be willing to meet with the Board to answer questions they might have.

Ms. Szabo told the Board that appropriation requests and year-end transfers would be coming to the Board.  

The Board discussed the Dog Fund and Senior Center.  Ms. Szabo will be sending out a reminder to departments not to go over their budgets.

Upon motion by Ms. Farmer, seconded by Ms. DeSousa, it was unanimously

VOTED:  To accept the treasurer’s report as presented.


V.      EXECUTIVE SESSION

Mr. Catino requested an executive session for the purpose of discussing legal bills for an ongoing litigation and contract negotiations.

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

VOTED:  To go into executive session at 8:03 p.m.

Mr. Hayes, Ms. Szabo and Ms. Nolan left the meeting.  


        The Board came out of executive session at 9:05 p.m.


VI.     OLD BUSINESS

        A.      FY 2008 Budget

The town budget meeting was adjourned to a referendum on May 24, 2007.  Board members were told that there would be a meeting at 8:00 p.m. to set the mil rate (if the referendum passes).


VII.    REQUESTS FROM THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN

        A.      Police Department - Line Item Transfers & Added Appropriation - $24,200.

The Board held a lengthy discussion regarding the list of line item transfers and requests for added appropriations.  The Board had many questions and agreed that it wanted a brief explanation for each request.  Board members will e-mail their questions to Paul Catino by noon Friday, who in turn will send a written request to the Police for more information.  Mr. Crouch suggested that someone from the Police should also be at the next Board meeting to answer questions.  

        B.      Legal - Added Appropriation - $16,500

Upon motion by Mr. Mannette, seconded by Mr. Dove, it was unanimously

VOTED: To send to town meeting a request for a $14,550 added appropriation to come from Contingency Account to the Legal Account.


VIII.   NEW BUSINESS

        None


IX.     ADJOURNMENT

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

        VOTED:  To adjourn at 10:00 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

Linda Nolan