Board of Finance Meeting Minutes

Christopher Santucci, ChairBoard of Finance
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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

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

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