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04-09-07 Minutes
April 9, 2007



The Board of Finance held a special meeting on this date at the Stonington High School Cafeteria.  Members present were Glenn Frishman, Chairman, Andrew Rines, Secretary, John O’Brien, Dudley Wheeler, Bryan Bentz and Kevin Burns.  Others present were Maryanna Stevens, Director of Finance, William Brown, First Selectman and George Sylvestre, Director of Administrative Services.


Mr. Frishman called the meeting to order at 9:05pm


Additional Appropriation


The Registrar of voters requested an additional appropriation in the amount of $5,450 for the supplies associated with the use of the new voting machines mandated by the Secretary of the State.  The additional appropriation will cover the cost of purchasing and programming the memory cards and printing of ballots for the upcoming budget referendums.


Motion made by Andy Rines to approve the additional appropriation as requested and was seconded by Bryan Bentz.  Motion passed unanimously.


Budget Deliberations


Mrs. Stevens informed the members that the Assessor had provided an updated grand list reflecting changes made by the Board of Assessment Appeals.  The new grand list is 2,137,615,581.


The Board members discussed the citizen comments made at the public hearing and made the following changes to the budget:

•       Cove Road Realignment - added $25,000 (2007-08) and $25,000 (2008-09) to Schedule C – Capital Improvements
•       Westerly Adult Day Services, Inc – added $2,000
•       Westerly Area Rest and Meals – added $2,000
•       Elections – Ballot programming/printing – added $6,100


Motion made by Kevin Burns to set the mill rate at 21.73 with expenditures totaling $53,851,141 and to forward to the Board of Selectmen to set the call for the Annual Town Budget meeting for the 2007-2008 budget.  Seconded by John O’Brien and passed unanimously.


There being no further business to come before the Board, John O’Brien made a motion to adjourn.  Kevin Burns seconded and the meeting was unanimously adjourned at 9:24 pm.


                                                                        Respectfully submitted,




                                                                        Andrew W. Rines