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June 24, 2008 SPECIAL Meeting Minutes


Ms. DeSousa called the meeting to order at 8:30 p.m. in the Town Hall Conference Room.

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

I.      Appointment of Alternates

N/A

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

VOTED:  to take added appropriations out of order.

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

VOTED:  to transfer $2,585.00 from the contingency fund to the full time salary

account to cover the increase due to Secretary/Receptionist joining the clerical union.
            Upon motion by Mr. Floyd, seconded by Mr. Bowsza, followed by discussion, it

           was unanimously

VOTED:  to transfer $19,800 from the contingency fund to the Registrar of Voters

budget to cover the costs of Referendums and local primary.

Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Mr. Little, it was unanimously
VOTED: to transfer $1,010.00 to the Overtime Account and $140.00 to the Part Time Account in the Assessor’s current budget from the contingency fund.
Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Mr. Floyd, followed by discussion it was unanimously
VOTED:  to transfer $450.00 to the office supply line in the Tax Collector’s current budget from the contingency account.
III.    Board of Finance to set the mill rate or review the budget for further consideration
Due to the defeat of the Town Budget of the June 24, 2008 Referendum, the Broad Brook Voting Polls Moderator set the next Referendum date of July 8, 2008.

Ms. DeSousa, Chair of the Board of Finance challenged the authority of the Moderator to set another Referendum date. Receiving no further response from the Moderator, Ms. DeSousa requested an opinion from the Registrar of Voters, Ms. Rajala.  Receiving no response, Ms. DeSousa reported her findings the Connecticut State Statutes does not address local referendums and the East Windsor Town Charter does not address subsequent referendums to a third referendum.
A discussion followed with regard to further budget reductions. ]
          Upon motion by Mr. Little, seconded by Mr. Floyd it was unanimously

VOTED:  to request Ms. Menard contact all Town Departments and the Board of

Education Superintendent to make their recommendations for further budget

reductions.
Ms. DeSousa set the a Board of Finance Special Meeting for Monday, June 30, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. to be held at the East Windsor Town Hall.
Upon motion by Mr. Little, seconded by Mr. Bowsza it was unanimously
VOTED:  to adjourn at 9:40 p.m.




                                                        Respectfully submitted,
                                                        JoAnn Kubick