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April 16, 2008 Meeting Minutes
EAST WINDSOR BOARD OF FINANCE
EAST WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT



MINUTES OF APRIL 16, 2008


Ms. DeSousa called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m in the Town Hall Conference Room.

Present:  Board of Finance Members Jason Bowsza, Marie DeSousa, JoAnn Kubick, Robert Little, Jack Mannette, Kathy Pippin, and Treasurer Mary Szabo.

I.      Appointment of Alternates

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

        VOTED:  To appoint Kathy Pippin as a full voting member for the meeting.


II.     PREVIOUS MINUTES

        A.      Regular Meeting of March 19, 2008

                Upon motion by Ms. Kubick, seconded by Mr. Bowsza, it was unanimously

                VOTED:  To approve the minutes as presented.

        B.      Budget Workshop of March 26, 2008

                Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Ms. Kubick, it was unanimously

                VOTED:  To approve the minutes as presented.

        C.      Budget Workshop of April 1, 2008

                Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Ms. Pippin, it was unanimously

                VOTED:  To approve the minutes as presented.

        D.      Budget Workshop of April 2, 2008

                Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Ms. Pippin, it was unanimously

                VOTED:  To approve the minutes as presented.


III.    COMMUNICATIONS

        Ms. DeSousa reported that two other bills needed to be added--one for $1,464 and one    for $78.






IV.     TREASURER'S REPORT

        Ms. Szabo reported a cash position of $8,975,829 and total tax collections to date of   $21,700,710.  The auditors are scheduled for the week of July 21, 2008.


V.      OLD BUSINESS

        A.      Annual Budget Appropriations - Added Appropriations and Transfers

                First Selectman Menard stated that she had informed all of the department               heads that there would be no added appropriations unless it is a total                  emergency.

Bob Little entered the meeting.

Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Ms. Kubick, it was unanimously

VOTED:  To appoint Mr. Little to a full voting member for the meeting.

                Ms. Menard said that she had already started getting the word out that line item                transfers will not be appropriate.  Ms. Menard and Ms. Szabo will meet to talk          about June line item transfers.


VI.     NEW BUSINESS

        A.      East Road Bridge Petition - Forward to Board of Selectmen

                A petition asking for repair to the East Road Bridge was presented and will be          passed on to the Selectmen.

VII.    RECOMMENDATIONS FROM BOARD OF SELECTMEN

        A.      Broad Brook Fire Department - $50,000

                The fire department is asking for a utility truck to replace two other trucks.  They            suggested that the truck be purchased out of available funds not out of CIP.            Ms. Szabo recommended taking the $50,000 from the CNR fund.

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

                VOTED:  To take the $50,000 from the CNR fund.

                Discussion followed concerning the need for the truck.  

                Ms. Menard will research whether or not this purchase has to go to town                         meeting.

                Voting for the motion:  Bowsza, Little, Mannette
                Opposing:  Kubick, Pippin

                The motion passed.

VIII.   Budget Workshop

        The Board reviewed the IT budget; Park and Rec travel reimbursement; using one  office vendor for office purchases.

        Ms. Menard informed the Board that the Historical Society should not enter into any     contracts.

        Need a new union negotiator to replace Noreen Farmer.

        Discussed gas use at the senior center

        The Board is still waiting for an audit from the Broad Brook Fire Department.

        The police chief and police captain answered questions concerning the fleet; training;  hiring a dispatcher.

        The Board added $1,800 for Park and Rec travel.

        Engineering Travel line was renamed to Conferences and Training in the amount of        $500.  Miscellaneous line was changed to Dues and Subscriptions in the amount of        $600.

        Hazardous Waste Removal increased by $19,500, Miscellaneous decreased by        $19,500.
                
        Mr. Mannette presented a PowerPoint report on estimated tax tables.

        The Board will meet on Tuesday on April 22.
                
VII.    ADJOURNMENT

        Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Ms. Pippin, it was unanimously

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

        Respectfully submitted,

        Linda Nolan
        Recording Secretary