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June 3, 2008 SPECIAL Meeting Minutes
Minute of the June 3, 2008 Special 2008-2009 Budget Workship Meeting

This meeting was held in conjunction with the Board of Selectmen meeting regarding agenda item budget on their meeting agenda. The BOF broke away from this group at 9:15 p.m. in order for the BOS meeting to continue and for the BOF to discuss and make recommendations as deemed necessary. The joint meeting comments are included in the minutes of the BOS. Therefore, these minutes reflect the balance of the BOF special meeting which reconvened at 9:20 p.m.

The Board put the following recommendations forth after much discussion and many motions.

Revenues: Increase Excess Cost Special Education  in the amount of $100,000.00

Budget Decreases: Board of Education $325,000.00
                           Police Department $135,000.00 ($9000.00 Training and $106,000.00 Appropriate Salary Lines)
                           Assessor Purchased Services - $25,000.00
                           Public Works Street Signs - $6375.00
                           CIP Reserves -Senior Center Study $50,000.00
                                                Parks Storage/Office $85,000.00
                                                Sidewalks $10,000.00
                                                Drainage $25,000.00
Total Budget reduction -$661,375.00

Final motion made to send to public hearing on June 5, 2008 at the East Windsor Middle School 7:30 p.m. was a proposed budget amount of $32,301,384 - 5.67% overall increase from 2007-2008 budget resulting in a millrate of 21.1281%. This motion for the 2008-2009 budget is contingent upon verification of numbers by the Treasurer's Office.

Meeting adjourned at 11:35p.m.

Respectfully Submitted,

Marie E. DeSousa