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June 18, 2008 Meeting Minutes
June 18, 2008 Board of Finance Meeting Minutes

Ms. DeSousa called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m. in the Town Hall Conference Room.

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

I.      Appointment of Alternates

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

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


II.     Previous Minutes

A.      Regular Meeting of May 21, 2008

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

VOTED:  To approve the minutes as with a correction of pagination.

B.      Special Meeting in conjunction with the Board of Selectmen of June 3, 2008

Upon motion by Ms. Kubick, seconded by Ms. Pippin, it was unanimously

VOTED:  To approve the minutes as presented.

C.      Public Hearing of June 5, 2008

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

VOTED:  To approve the minutes as presented.

D.      Special Meeting of June 5, 2008

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

VOTED:  To approve the minutes as presented.

E.      Special Meeting of June 10, 2008

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

VOTED:  To approve the minutes as presented.

III.    Communications



A.      Legal Bills – distributed

B.      Murtha Cullina LLP Attorneys at Law – Labor and employment issues newsletter – distributed
C.      Retire the Property Tax – distributed
D.      Retirement letter of the Town Treasurer distributed with regret
E.      Resignation letter of Jason Bowsza from the Charter Revision Committee - distributed

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

VOTED:  To go out of order on the Agenda to Item VII.


VII.    Recommendations from the Board of Selectman

A.      Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Mr. Little and after
             discussion, it was unanimously
VOTED:  to transfer $6,295.00 from the contingency fund to the Communications line for an added appropriation as presented.
B.      Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Ms. Pippin and after discussion, by a vote of  1 abstention  and 4 in favor it was
VOTED:  to transfer $13,421.10 from the contingency fund to the Town Property Heat Energy line for an added appropriation as presented.
C.      Upon motion by Mr. Floyd, seconded by Ms. Pippin, it was unanimously
VOTED:  to transfer $4,000.00 from the contingency fund to the Public Works overtime line for an added appropriation as presented.
D.      Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Mr. Little, it was unanimously
VOTED:  to transfer $636.01 from the contingency fund to the Treasurer’s overtime line for an added appropriation as presented.
Upon motion by Mr. Floyd, seconded by Ms. Kubick, it was unanimously
VOTED: to round all future requests for added appropriations to the nearest dollar.
E.      Upon motion by Mr. Floyd, seconded by Mr. Bowsza, it was unanimously
VOTED: to transfer $18,444.00 from the contingency fund to the Volunteer Firefighter Incentive Program for an added appropriation as presented.
F.      Nothing was presented for Item F of added appropriations.

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

VOTED:  to go out of order on the Agenda to Item V - C.


V.       Old Business
C.      Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Ms. Pippin it was unanimously

VOTED:  to transfer $12,500 from the contingency fund to the Physical and Immunization account for an added appropriation as presented.
Upon motion by Mr. Floyd, seconded by Mr. Bowsza, it was unanimously

VOTED:  to go out of order on the Agenda to Item VIII.

      VIII. Recommendations from the Board of Selectman

                      A.  Upon motion by Mr. Floyd, seconded by Mr. Bowsza to transfer $450 from the
                             part-time salary account to office supplies followed by a discussion it was
                              VOTED: to rescind the motion.
                             Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Ms. Pippin it was unanimously
                             VOTED:  to recommend to the Board of Selectmen to consider an added  
                             

                              appropriation request of $450.00 in lieu of a transfer from the part-time salary
                              account.
B.      Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Ms. Pippin it was unanimously
VOTED:          to recommend to the Board of Selectmen to reconsider the transfer request from the Town Assessor to an added appropriation of $1,150.00 to the salary overtime and part-time accounts.
Upon motion by Mr. Floyd, seconded by Mr. Little it was unanimously
VOTED:  to transfer the any available balances as of June 30th to new or existing accounts in CNR Fund 8:
                To transfer $11,905.56 from Department 1020 GASB 45-OPEB
                project in the works with Milliman, Inc.
                To transfer $10,816 from Department 1135, Labor Negotiations –
                Police Department on-going negotiations.
                To transfer $5,000 from Department 4220 Sinking fund –
                Emergency sewer repairs.
                To transfer any balances from Department 9445 CIP:
                Highway – Replacement of Trucks
                Public Works – Chip Sealing
                Town – Potable Water
                WPCA – Prospect Hill Driver Sewer
                To transfer any balances from Department 9447 CIP Reserves:
                Assessor Revaluation
                

                Public Works – Sidewalks
                Public Works – Drainage
                Public Works – Heating Units
                WPCA – Pumping Station, Upgrade
Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Mr. Little, it was unanimously

VOTED:  to return to the order of the Agenda.

IV.     Treasurer’s Report
        Upon motion by Mr. Little, seconded by Mr. Bowsza, it was unanimously
        VOTED:  to accept the Treasurer’s Report as presented.
V.      Old Business
A.      Ms. DeSousa reported records received from Mr. Myers in response to page 4
           of the Broad Brook Fire Department Audit were ill legible.  Ms. DeSousa will
            return to BBFD with the audit question to confirm the transfer has been
           completed.  
VI.     New Business
A.      The appointment to the Charter Revision was tabled.
B.      Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Ms. Pippin it was unanimously
VOTED: to appoint Ms. Kubick to the Clerical Contract negotiations.
C.      Upon motion by Mr. Bowsza, seconded by Ms. Pippin it was unanimously
VOTED:  to add a Public Participation item to the Board of Finance Agenda effective July regular meeting with the same stipulations of the Public Participation Agenda item for the Board of Education.


   IX.  Adjourn     
         Upon motion by Mr. Little, seconded by Mr. Floyd it was unanimously
             VOTED: to adjourn at 9:20 p.m.





                                                                
Respectfully submitted,
JoAnn Kubick