May 10, 2016 Public Hearing Minutes



The meeting was called to order by Board of Finance Chair Christopher Santucci at 7:00 pm. Members present: Rebecca Cunningham, Dennis Sienna, Christopher Santucci, Tim Vennart, and Giovanni D'Alessandro. 


Chair Christopher Santucci provided a general review of the requested and proposed budgets with the residents in attendance. He also spoke concerning the state of flux concerning the amount of state grants the town is scheduled to receive given the failure of the state to pass a budget.


Board of Education Chair Andrea Estell spoke concerning the need of the school for additional funds to reinstate programs to ensure the school continues to provide a quality education. First Selectman Andy Goodhall spoke concerning crumbling foundations and his request for funds to help residents impacted.  The town hall may be impacted in the future by this problem. Several residents spoke concerning both topics.


There was a request that the Board of Finance review the budget and, if possible, list expenses that are effected by unfunded state mandates.


Dennis Sienna made a motion to adjourn at 8:15 pm. Giovanni D'Alessandro seconded the motion. The motion was carried.



Bonnie Dabrowski, Recording Secretary