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08-02-06 Minutes
August 2, 2006

        The Board of Finance held a regular meeting on this date at the Police Department.  Members present were Glenn Frishman, Chairman; Dudley Wheeler; Kevin Burns and Bryan Bentz.  Also present Maryanna Stevens, Director of Finance.   Andrew Rines, Secretary and John O’Brien were absent.

Mr. Frishman called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

Previous minutes

Mr. Burns made a motion to accept the minutes of the June meeting as presented.  Mr. Wheeler seconded and voting was unanimous.

Letter from Judge Paul Cravinho regarding the purchase of Laser fiche Document Management equipment.  Judge Cravinho was requesting a transfer of $1500.00 from his Reproduction & Printing line to the Asset account for the purchase.  After a brief discussion and confirmation by Mrs. Stevens that this is actually software and not a machine as indicated in the letter, members agreed to table this item for further information.  Members were not comfortable with the software being located offsite.  A letter will be forwarded to Judge Cravinho for clarification.

Letter from Everett James, Benefits Consultants offering their services which are not needed at this time.

Letter from Michael McKee, Superintendent of Schools regarding the upcoming Teacher negotiations.  Mr. McKee extended an invitation to have a Board of Finance member join the Board of Education negotiations team.  Mr. Frishman stated that he would attend the session scheduled for August 3, 2006.

Board of Education transfers from Frank Connolly, Business Director.

Members discussed with Mrs. Stevens the upcoming statistical revaluation and housing for the staff performing these duties.  They would need considerable office space for daily work for approximately a year and half and also meeting space is needed for hearings.  Mrs. Stevens stated that she would get additional information.

There being no further business to come before the Board at this time, Mr. Wheeler made a motion to adjourn.  Mr. Bentz seconded and the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 7:54 p.m.

                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                Andrew W. Rines