Board of Finance Meeting Minutes

Christopher Santucci, ChairBoard of Finance

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- June 18, 2024

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:04 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joe Cross, Scott Mangold, and Scott Crevier. Also present: First Selectman David Eaton; Steven Jackopsic and Andrea Estell representing the Board of Education.

First Selectman David Eaton discussed with the board purchasing a new dump truck for the town. The Board of Selectman will hold a town meeting in July to allocate funds.

The Board of Education informed the board members that the State made changes allowing the BOE to establish a non-lapse account consisting of up to a 2% surplus of funds from the previous year’s budget. The Board of Education will be able to allocate those funds within their board without additional approval. The Board of Finance inquired if they are required to use their non-lapse account before asking the town for additional funds and what happens if they save too much? Mr. Jackopsic will research further.

Additionally, the Board of Education informed the board members of a budget line item created for staff members to pay tuition for out-of-town students. The BOE inquired if they could spend those funds on safety upgrades for the school. The Board of Finance asked for a list of items with quotes before making any decisions.

The special meeting minutes of May 13, 2024 were reviewed. A motion was made by Scott Mangold to approve the minutes. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The board members discussed the Board of Education’s new non-lapse fund and out-of-town tuition.

A motion was made by Scott Crevier to adjourn at 8:08 pm. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

 

BOARD OF FINANCE SPECIAL MEETING- MAY 13, 2024

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:55 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, Scott Crevier, & Mitch Blank. Also present: Tax Collector Maureen Eaton.

After discussion, a motion was made by Chris Santucci to set the mil rate at 22.78 for fiscal year 2024-2025. Mitch Blank seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

The public hearing minutes of April 9, 2024 were reviewed. A motion was made by Mitch Blank to approve the minutes. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The special meeting minutes of April 9, 2024 were reviewed. A motion was made by Mitch Blank to approve the minutes. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Chris Santucci made a motion to approve $2,446.04 from the ARPA fund towards land purchase fees for the Town of Union. Mitch Blank seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

Chris Santucci cancelled the Board of Finance meeting scheduled for May 21, 2024.

A motion was made by Scott Mangold to adjourn at 8:03 pm. Mitch Blank seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE SPECIAL MEETING- April 09, 2024

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:42 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, Joe Cross, and Mitch Blank

The regular meeting minutes of March 19, 2024 were reviewed. A motion was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Mitch Blank motioned to adopt the proposed budget for fiscal year 2024-2025 to present at the Town Meeting on May 13, 2024. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. All were in favor. The budget was adopted.

Scott Mangold made a motion to appoint King, King, and Associates, C.P.A.s as town auditors for the 2023-2024 fiscal year. Joe Cross seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

A motion was made by Mitch Blank to accept the Suspense List from the 2020 Grand List in the amount of $2,580.26. Joe Cross seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

A motion was made by Mitch Blank to adjourn at 7:51 pm. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE PUBLIC HEARING- April 09, 2024

The hearing was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:03 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, Joe Cross, and Mitch Blank.

Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci presented the proposed town budget for the 2024-2025 fiscal year to the residents in attendance.

Questions from residents concerning MBR calculation, Assistant Town Clerk salary, cemetery salary, cash balance, and tax increase were addressed.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:42 pm.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- March 19, 2024

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:02 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Crevier, Scott Mangold, and Joe Cross. Also present First Selectman David Eaton and Town Registrar Erick Ponkala.

The regular meeting minutes of March 12, 2024 were reviewed. A motion was made by Scott Mangold to approve the minutes. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

Town Registrar Erick Ponkala presented his request for the 2024-2025 registrar budget, which reflected increases to cover costs for early voting.

The 2024-2025 budget was discussed.

Chris Santucci made a motion to approve up to $1,000 for a message center sign at the Transfer Station from the ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) fund. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

The regular meeting of April 2, 2024 was cancelled by the Board.

A motion was made by Joe Cross to adjourn at 7:52 pm. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE SPECIAL MEETING- March 12, 2024

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:02 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Crevier, Scott Mangold, and Mitch Blank. Also present First Selectman David Eaton.

The regular meeting minutes of February 20, 2024 were reviewed. A motion was made by Scott Mangold to approve the minutes. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

The 2024-2025 budget was discussed.

Chris Santucci made a motion to approve up to $1,200 for table refinishing in the Town Hall from the ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) fund. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

A motion was made by Chris Santucci to adjourn at 7:30 pm. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- February 20, 2024

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:03 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joe Cross, Scott Mangold, Scott Crevier and Mitch Blank. Also present: Steven Jackopsic and Andrea Estell representing the Board of Education.

The Board of Education presented their budget request for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. The Board of Education answered questions from Board of Finance members. Present community members expressed their concerns that high school consideration in the future should be centered on the student’s safety.

The regular meeting minutes of February 6, 2024 were reviewed. A motion was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Mitch Blank seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The 2024-2025 budget was discussed.

The Board cancelled the scheduled meetings of March 5, 2024 & April 16, 2024. A special meeting will be held on March 12, 2024.

The Board will hold a public hearing on April 9, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Hall community room. The proposed 2024-2025 budget will be presented. A special meeting will be held following the hearing.

A motion was made by Mitch Blank to adjourn at 8:16 pm. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- February 20, 2024

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:03 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joe Cross, Scott Mangold, Scott Crevier and Mitch Blank. Also present: Steven Jackopsic and Andrea Estell representing the Board of Education.

The Board of Education presented their budget request for the 2024-2025 fiscal year. The Board of Education answered questions from Board of Finance members. Present community members expressed their concerns that high school consideration in the future should be centered on the student’s safety.

The regular meeting minutes of February 6, 2024 were reviewed. A motion was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Mitch Blank seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The 2024-2025 budget was discussed.

The Board cancelled the scheduled meetings of March 5, 2024 & April 16, 2024. A special meeting will be held on March 12, 2024.

The Board will hold a public hearing on April 9, 2024 at 7:00 pm in the Town Hall community room. The proposed 2024-2025 budget will be presented. A special meeting will be held following the hearing.

A motion was made by Mitch Blank to adjourn at 8:16 pm. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- February 6, 2024

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:08 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joe Cross, and Mitch Blank.

The regular meeting minutes of January 16, 2024 were reviewed. A motion was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Mitch Blank seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The 2024-2025 budget was discussed.

A motion was made by Mitch Blank to adjourn at 7:53 pm. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- January 16, 2024

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:04 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, Joe Cross, and Mitch Blank.

The regular meeting minutes of November 21, 2023 were reviewed. A motion was made by Scott Mangold to approve the minutes. Mitch Blank seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Chris Santucci made a motion to approve the Board of Selectman’s request for $1,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for new buildings signs at the Union Transfer Station. Joe Cross seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

The 2024-2025 budget was discussed.

A motion was made by Scott Mangold to adjourn at 7:20 pm. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- November 21, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:02 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, and Mitch Blank.

The regular meeting minutes of October 17, 2023 were reviewed. A motion was made by Scott Mangold to approve the minutes. Chris Santucci seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The 2023-2024 budget was discussed.

The board cancelled the December 19, 2023 meeting.

A motion was made by Mitch Blank to adjourn at 7:10 pm. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- October 17, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:09 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joseph Cross, Scott Crevier, and Scott Mangold. Also present: Planning and Zoning Chairperson Lee Fitzgerald, members of the Library Board, and First Selectman David Eaton.

Chairperson Lee Fitzgerald from Planning and Zoning discussed with the board a need for a $5,000 legal retainer in order to have the town’s revised regulations reviewed. Chris Santucci motioned an $3,500 increase to the legal fee line item #1111200 not to exceed $5,000 total. Joe Cross seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

The Library Board requested $1,500 from the ARPA fund for a new website for the Library. Chris Santucci made a motion to approve but not to exceed $1,500 towards a new Library website from the ARPA fund. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

Chris Santucci made a motion to approve but not to exceed $4,639.92 from the ARPA fund for the installation of 6 security cameras and hard drive recorder at the Town Hall by Insation Technologies. Joe Cross seconded the motion. Scott Mangold abstained. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

The board discussed High School Enrollment tuition rates and options for schools that the BOE are considering for the future.

The regular meeting minutes of September 19, 2023 were reviewed. A motion was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

A motion was made by Joe Cross to adjourn at 8:09 pm. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- September 19, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chairman Christopher Santucci at 7:02 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, Joe Cross, and Mitch Blank. Also present: First Selectman David Eaton.

The regular meeting minutes of August 22, 2023 were reviewed. A motioned was made by Scott Mangold to approve the minutes. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The members discussed the July 2022-June 2023 Final Revenue, Expenditure and Vendor History Report. A motion was made by Christopher Santucci to make the following budget adjustments to fiscal year 2022-23. Increase the following account line items:

ACCOUNT                                                             AMOUNT

1120210 · Assessors Revaluation                         586.12

1120230 · Assessor Software Maintenance          1,037.75

1180210 · Zoning Land Use Fees                        50.00

2110120 · Building Inspectors Salary                    16,659.93

3110213 · Heating                                                 11,874.72

3120411 · Waste Removal                                    5,300.40

3130200 · Fuel                                                       4,041.96

3130630 · Medical Insurance                                11,290.61

3150200 · Weed Control/ Drawdown                     934.18

4180121 · Cemetery Salary                                   381.31

6110200 · Library Expense                                   30.55

 

Decrease the following account line items:

ACCOUNT                                                             AMOUNT

7110200 · Operating Contingency                          9,767.73

3130412 · Public Works Road Maintenance         20,820.18

3130120 · Public Works Salary                               21,599.62

Joe Cross seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

The current budget was discussed.

Chris Santucci made a motion to allocate $15,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) fund for purchase of a preschool playscape for the Union Elementary School. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

Chris Santucci made a motion to allocate ARPA funds not to exceed $20,000 to supplement the STEAP grant funds for the Transfer Station Project. Mitch Blank seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

A motion was made by Scott Mangold to adjourn at 7:45 pm. Mitch Blank seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- August 22, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:15 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, and Joe Cross. Also present: Town Clerk Heidi Bradrick.

Chris Santucci made a motion to appoint Scott Mangold to the member vacancy for May 1, 2023-July 1, 2027. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried. Town Clerk Heidi Bradrick swore in Scott Mangold.

The Board discussed the 5 year capital improvement plan submitted by First Selectman David Eaton. Joe Cross, representing the fire department, inquired if the $100,000 budgeted in the 5 year plan for the fire department to refurbish a truck and replace an SUV had to be allocated a certain way towards each vehicle. The Board concluded the funds can be used towards the vehicles as needed but not to exceed the $100,000 as budgeted.

The Registrar salary was discussed. Additional information is needed by the Board.

The special meeting minutes of May 8, 2023 were reviewed. A motion was made by Scott Mangold to approve the minutes. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The regular meeting minutes of June 20, 2023 were reviewed. A motion was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Chris Santucci seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The current budget was discussed.

A motion was made by Joe Cross to adjourn at 8:20 pm. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- June 20, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:03 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joseph Cross, and Chuck Singer.

Due to lack of quorum, the members restricted the meeting to discussion only.

A motion was made by Chris Santucci to adjourn at 7:10 pm.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

 BOARD OF FINANCE SPECIAL MEETING- MAY 08, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:56 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, Joe Cross, Chuck Singer, and Erick Ponkala. Also present: Tax Collector Maureen Eaton.

After discussion, a motion was made by Chris Santucci to set the mil rate at 28.35 for fiscal year 2023-2024. Chuck Singer seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

A motion was made by Erick Ponkala to accept the Suspense List from the 2019 Grand List, which included unpaid real estate taxes from the town tax sale held on November 3, 2022, in the amount of $23,929.17. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

The public hearing minutes of April 18, 2023 were reviewed. A motion was made by Erick Ponkala to approve the minutes. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The special meeting minutes of April 18, 2023 were reviewed. A motion was made by Erick Ponkala to approve the minutes. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

New business was discussed. Chris Santucci made a motion to appoint King, King, and Associates, C.P.A.s as town auditors for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

Chris Santucci cancelled the Board of Finance meeting scheduled for May 16, 2023.

A motion was made by Joe Cross to adjourn at 8:16 pm. Chuck Singer seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- April 18, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:25 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, Scott Crevier, Erick Ponkala, and Joe Cross.

The regular meeting minutes of April 4, 2023 were reviewed. A motion was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The current budget was discussed.

Chris Santucci motioned to adopt the proposed budget for fiscal year 2023-2024 to present at the Town Meeting on May 8, 2023. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. All were in favor. The budget was adopted.

A motion was made by Joe Cross to adjourn at 7:34 pm. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE PUBLIC HEARING- April 18, 2023

The hearing was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:01 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, Scott Crevier, Erick Ponkala, and Joe Cross.

Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci presented the proposed town budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year to the residents in attendance.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:23 pm.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- April 4, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chairman Christopher Santucci at 7:00 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, Joe Cross, and Chuck Singer. Also present: First Selectman David Eaton.

The regular meeting minutes of March 21, 2023 were reviewed. A motioned was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Chuck Singer seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The Board discussed the 2023-2024 proposed budget.

A motion was made by Scott Mangold to adjourn at 7:26 pm. Chuck Singer seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- March 7, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chairman Christopher Santucci at 7:05 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Crevier, Scott Mangold, Joe Cross, and Chuck Singer.

The regular meeting minutes of February 21, 2023 were reviewed. A motioned was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The Board discussed the 2023-2024 proposed budget.

The Board of Finance Public Hearing to present the proposed town budget for the 2023-2024 fiscal year was set for April 18, 2023 beginning at 7:00 pm at the Union Town Hall.

A motion was made by Scott Mangold to adjourn at 7:56 pm. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- February 21, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chairman Christopher Santucci at 7:01 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Crevier, Scott Mangold, Joe Cross, Chuck Singer, and Erick Ponkala. Also present: members of the Board of Education.

The Board of Education presented their budget request for the 2023-2024 fiscal year and addressed questions from the Board of Finance members.

The special meeting minutes of January 24, 2023 were reviewed. A motioned was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The regular meeting minutes of February 7, 2023 were reviewed. The meeting lacked a quorum.

The board members discussed the budgets.

A motion was made by Joe Cross to adjourn at 8:24 pm. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- February 7, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:03 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joseph Cross, and Chuck Singer.

Due to lack of quorum, the members restricted the meeting to discussion only.

A motion was made by Chris Santucci to adjourn at 8:00 pm.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE SPECIAL MEETING- January 24, 2023

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:10 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joseph Cross, Scott Crevier, and Erick Ponkala. Also present First Selectman David Eaton, Representatives from the Library Board, and Chris King and Marshall Dean representing King, King, & Associates, P.C., CPAs.

The regular meeting minutes of December 20, 2022 were reviewed. A motion was made by Scott Crevier to approve the minutes. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The Library Board proposed their FY 2023-2024 budget.

Chris King and Dean Marshall from King, King, & Associates, P.C., CPAs presented their audit of the Town’s financial statements for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2022.

The 2022-2023 and 2023-2024 budgets were discussed.

A motion was made by Scott Crevier to adjourn at 8:38 pm. Erick Ponkala seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- January 18, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:06 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joseph Cross, Scott Mangold, and Erick Ponkala. Also present: Andrea Estell and Steve Jackopsic representing the Board of Education.

The Board of Education proposed their FY 2022-2023 budget.

The regular meeting minutes of December 21, 2021 were reviewed. A motion was made by Scott Mangold to approve the minutes. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Chris Santucci discussed the Selectmen’s Office request to distribute American Rescue Plan Act funds towards the following: cleaning of the Town Hall air ducts; Covid-19 home test kits; television purchase and installation at the Town Hall; drilling of a new well at the Grove (19 Kinney Hollow Road); installation of a dehumidifier at the Union Free Public Library. A motion was made by Erick Ponkala to approve the projects but not to exceed the provided funding in the American Rescue Plan Act. Joe Cross seconded the motion. All were in favor. Motion was carried.

The 5 year plan were discussed.

A motion was made by Chris Santucci to adjourn at 8:15 pm. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- December 20, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:02 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joseph Cross, Scott Crevier, Scott Mangold, and Chuck Singer.

The regular meeting minutes of November 15, 2022 were reviewed. A motion was made by Chuck Singer to approve the minutes. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The Selectmen’s Office submitted a request to distribute $55,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act fund towards a replacement rescue truck for the Union Fire Department and up to $5,000 for the installation of an electric vehicle charging system located behind the Union Town Hall.

Chris Santucci made a motion to approve $55,000 from the ARPA fund towards a replacement fire truck for the Union Fire Department. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

Chris Santucci made a motion to approve up to $5,000 from the ARPA fund for the installation of an electric vehicle charging system located behind the Union Town Hall. Joe Cross seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

A motion was made by Scott Crevier to adjourn at 7:16 pm. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- November 15, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:03 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joseph Cross, Scott Crevier, Erick Ponkala, and Chuck Singer.

The regular meeting minutes of October 18, 2022 were reviewed. A motion was made by Chuck Singer to approve the minutes. Erick Ponkala seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Chris Santucci made a motion to pay the submitted invoice for “acquisition of real estate at tax sale for acquisition of 0 Kinney Hollow Road (Flagg)” to Pullman and Comley in the amount of $5,000 to be paid from the operating contingency budget line item 7110200.

The 2022-2023 budget was discussed.

A motion was made by Scott Crevier to adjourn at 7:12 pm. Chuck Singer seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- October 18, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:02 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, Joe Cross, Chuck Singer, and Erick Ponkala.

The regular meeting minutes of September 20, 2022 were reviewed. A motioned was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Chuck Singer seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The board members discussed the budgets.

A motion was made by Scott Mangold to adjourn at 7:29 pm. Erick Ponkala seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- September 20, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:10 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joseph Cross, Scott Mangold, and Chuck Singer. Also presented First Selectman David Eaton.

The regular meeting minutes of June 21, 2022 were reviewed. A motion was made by Scott Mangold to approve the minutes. Chuck Singer seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The regular meeting minutes of August 23, 2022 were reviewed. A motion was made by Scott Mangold to approve the minutes. Chuck Singer seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The members discussed the July 2021-June 2022 Final Revenue, Expenditure and Vendor History Report. A motion was made by Christopher Santucci to make the following budget adjustments to fiscal year 2021-22: Increase account 1110211- Printing/Postage by $0.81: Increase account 1120200- Assessor Expense by $322.50: Increase account 1131200- Tax Refund/Rebates by $125.15: Increase account 1140200- Town Clerk Expense by $275.80: Increase account 1171200- Audit Expense by $2,901.01: Increase account 2110120- Building Inspector’s Salary by $5,660.00: Increase account 3110213- Heating by $6,262.19: Increase account 3130200- Fuel by $1,719.80: Increase account 6130200- Old Home Day by $1.26. Decrease account 7110200- Operating Contingency by $17,268.52. A motion was made by Chuck Singer to approve. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

The 2022-2023 budget was discussed.

The Board discussed the Selectmen’s Office request to distribute American Rescue Plan Act funds towards the following: digitalizing land records by the Town Clerk not to exceed $10,000 and a tractor to be used by Public Works, Cemetery, & Parks Department not to exceed $23,000. A motioned was made by Scott Mangold to approve the request. Chuck Singer seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

5 year planning was discussed.

A motion was made by Chuck Singer to adjourn at 7:27 pm. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- August 23, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:03 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold and Erick Ponkala. Also present First Selectman David Eaton.

Due to lack of quorum, the members restricted the meeting to discussion only.

A motion was made by Christopher Santucci to adjourn at 7:38 pm. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- June 21, 2022

 

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:08 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Chuck Singer, Erick Ponkala, and Scott Mangold.

The special meeting minutes of May 9, 2022 were reviewed. A motion was made by Scott Mangold to approve the minutes. Chris Santucci seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The 2022-2023 budget and 5 year planning were discussed.

The Board discussed the Selectmen’s Office request to distribute American Rescue Plan Act funds towards the following: up to $4,000.00 for redesign of the Town’s website; up to $65,000.00 for chip sealing a portion of Stickney Hill Road; and up to $20,000.00 for a cloud base back up for Quality Data and Vision Appraisal software that is utilized by the Assessor and Tax Collector. A motioned was made by Chris Santucci to approve the request. Chuck Singer seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The scheduled July 19, 2022 meeting was canceled.

A motion was made by Chris Santucci to adjourn at 7:56 pm. Erick Ponkala seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE SPECIAL MEETING- MAY 09, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:54 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, Scott Crevier, and Joe Cross.

After discussion, a motion was made by Joe Cross to set the mil rate at 27.85 for fiscal year 2022-2023. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

The regular meeting minutes of April 05, 2022 were reviewed. A motion was made by Scott Crevier to approve the minutes. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The special meeting minutes of April 12, 2022 were reviewed. A motion was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

A motion was made by Chris Santucci to accept the Suspense List from the 2018 Grand List in the amount of $3,616.39. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

The Board discussed the Selectmen’s Office request to distribute American Rescue Plan Act funds towards a new well at the Grove (19 Kinney Hollow Road) and a new dehumidifier for the Public Library. A motioned was made by Scott Mangold to approve the request but not to exceed 20% of $9,770. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The current budget was discussed.

New business was discussed. Chris Santucci made a motion to appoint King, King, and Associates, C.P.A.s as town auditors for the 2021-2022 fiscal year. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried.

A motion was made by Joe Cross to adjourn at 8:11 pm. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- April 5, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:11 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joseph Cross, Chuck Singer, Erick Ponkala, Scott Crevier, and Scott Mangold. Also present: First Selectman David Eaton

The regular meeting minutes of March 1, 2022 were reviewed. A motion was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Erick Ponkala seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The 2022-2023 proposed budget and hearing presentation was discussed.

A motion was made by Chris Santucci to adjourn at 7:49 pm. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE PUBLIC HEARING- April 12, 2022

The hearing was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:01 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, Scott Crevier, Chuck Singer, Erick Ponkala, and Joe Cross.

Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci presented the proposed town budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year to the residents in attendance.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:20 pm.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE SPECIAL MEETING- April 12, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:22 pm.

Members present: Christopher Santucci, Scott Mangold, Scott Crevier, Erick Ponkala, Chuck Singer, and Joe Cross.

Chris Santucci motioned to adopt the proposed budget for fiscal year 2022-2023 to present at the Town Meeting on May 9, 2022. Scott Mangold seconded the motion. All were in favor. The budget was adopted.

A motion was made by Chris Santucci to adjourn at 7:27 pm. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- March 1, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:04 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joseph Cross, Chuck Singer, Erick Ponkala, Scott Crevier, and Scott Mangold. Also present: First Selectman David Eaton

The regular meeting minutes of February 15, 2022 were reviewed. A motion was made by Scott Mangold to approve the minutes. Chuck Singer seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The 2022-2023 budget and 5 year planning were discussed.

The Board of Finance Public Hearing to present the proposed town budget for the 2022-2023 fiscal year was set for April 12, 2022 at the Union Town Hall.

The scheduled March 15, 2022 meeting was canceled.

A motion was made by Chris Santucci to adjourn at 7:40 pm. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- February 15, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:05 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joseph Cross, Chuck Singer, Scott Crevier, and Scott Mangold. Also present: First Selectman David Eaton

The regular meeting minutes of February 1, 2022 were reviewed. A motion was made by Joe Cross to approve the minutes. Chuck Singer seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The Board discussed the Selectmen’s Office request to distribute American Rescue Plan Act funds, not to exceed $2,000, towards two new televisions with installation in the Union Town Hall. A motioned was made by Scott Mangold to approve the request. Scott Crevier seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The 2022-2023 budget and 5 year planning were discussed.

A motion was made by Chris Santucci to adjourn at 8:03 pm. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

BOARD OF FINANCE REGULAR MEETING- February 1, 2022

The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:21 pm. Members present: Christopher Santucci, Joseph Cross, Chuck Singer, and Erick Ponkala. Also present: First Selectman David Eaton

The regular meeting minutes of January 18, 2022 were reviewed. A motion was made by Erick Ponkala to approve the minutes. Joe Cross seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

The Board discussed an application from Alexander Moore, Chief of the Willington Fire Department, requesting $13,000 from Union’s American Rescue Plan Act Funding to support Willington’s increased wages for paid personnel. Willington Fire provides ambulance service to the Town of Union. A motion was made by Erick Ponkala to accept the application. Chuck Singer seconded the motion. All were in favor. The motion was carried

The 2022-2023 budget was discussed.

A motion was made by Chris Santucci to adjourn at 8:18 pm. Erick Ponkala seconded the motion. The motion was carried.

Respectfully,

Leanne Lake, Recording Secretary

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