September 6, 2006
The Board of Finance held a regular meeting on this date at the Police Department meeting room. Members present were Glenn Frishman, Chairman; Andrew Rines, Secretary; Dudley Wheeler; John O’Brien; Bryan Bentz and Kevin Burns. Also present Maryanna Stevens, Director of Finance and Marsha Standish, Assessor.
Mr. Frishman called the meeting to order at 7: 30 p.m.
Mr. Wheeler made a motion to accept the August minutes as presented. Mr. Burns seconded and voting was unanimous.
Members discussed correspondence from Probate Judge regarding the laser fiche. They are not comfortable with process and do not want to see Stonington’s Probate court regionalized.
Request from Marsha Standish, Assessor for an Additional Appropriation for the replacement of a ten year old copier. Mr. O’Brien made a motion to approve the appropriation of $3895.00 to Panasonic for a DP-1820 copier. Mr. Rines seconded the motion and voting was unanimous.
Mrs. Stevens provided for the members a list of Budget Transfers. Members expressed concern over Planning & Zoning’s recurring over expenditures. Mrs. Stevens suggested that she send a memo to Department heads to be mindful and keep an eye on their line items.
Members also asked that percent variations, original budget versus transfers or adjustments be provided prior to 07-08 budget deliberations.
Mr. Frishman requested additional information on item #11. Mr. Wheeler made a motion to approve items #1-10 and #12 and 13. Mr. Burns seconded the motion and voting was unanimous.
Mr. Bentz requested a written explanation for the larger transfers.
Mr. O’Brien reported that the school is almost completed. He stated that there is just under $200,000 left over at this time. He added that the K-12 Building Committee is working on the elementary schools.
Mr. Burns questioned the Public Works Director position; he felt this went against all prior discussions.
Mrs. Standish wished to update the members regarding the revaluation. They have decided on an offsite location for offices and storage. This will be leased for about 2 years.
There being no further business to come before the Board, Mr. Wheeler made a motion to adjourn. Mr. Frishman seconded and the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 8:25 p.m.
Andrew W. Rines