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Minutes of Board of Finance, 05/07/2019

AGENDA: Board of Finance

RECEIVED 05/09/2019 3:14pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

BOARD OF FINANCE
REGULAR MEETING
TUESDAY, 5/7/2019
8:00PM
COMMUNITY CENTER ROOM

Filed Subject to Approval

PRESENT:
Dr. Kimberly Yonkers, Chair; Ward Mazzucco; Rob Dean; Susan Clark; Jamie Barickman; Ed Miller

ALSO PRESENT:
Steve Gniadek, Finance Director; Pat Moisio, Tax Collector; First Selectwoman Pemberton; Selectwoman Peg O’Donnell; Selectman Michael Thompson; Members of the Public

Chair Yonkers called the meeting to order at 8:00PM

1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

MOTION:
Mr. Mazzucco made a motion to discuss pending litigation in the executive session as it may pertain to the mil rate and other budget issues.. Mr. Barickman seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion passed.

The meeting moved to executive session.

The meeting was called back to order at 8:30PM.

2. TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE BOF MEETING HELD ON MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019
MOTION:
Mr. Mazzucco made a motion to approve the minutes of the BOF meeting. Mr. Barickman seconded the motion There were five yes votes (Yonkers, Mazzucco, Clark, and Barickman, and Dean) and one abstention (Miller). The motion carried.

3. PUBLIC COMMENT

Chair Yonkers opened the floor to public comment.

Jeff Fligelman, Pocahontas Road, asked the BOF why this year’s budget referendum was successful on the first vote. Mr. Barickman said that last year’s Federal tax changes coupled with the town reassessment made it a difficult year. He said this year has not had those challenges. He said that this year had a more productive public discussion concerning budgets.

4. TO SET THE MILL RATE FOR THE 2019-2020 BUDGET
MOTION:
Mr. Mazzucco made a motion to set the mill rate for FY 2019-2020 to 32.84. Ms. Clark seconded the motion. The vote was unanimous, and the motion passed.

5. OTHER BUSINESS

There was no business the BOF needed to address.

6. PUBLIC COMMENT

Jeanne Wendschuh, Deer Spring Road, asked if the mil rate schedule will be available on the website. Mr. Gniadek said it will be available on the website.

Chair Yonkers adjourned the meeting at 8:40PM.

Submitted by,
Zachary Smith

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