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495 Phoenixville Road, Chaplin, CT 06235

Windham County Connecticut

 Phone: (860) 455-0073

 Fax: (860) 455-0027

 Email: assistant@chaplinct.org

Board of Finance

The Board of Finance meets the second Monday of every month (with the exception of some holidays).  The 2018 Regular meeting dates are:

1/8/18; 2/5/18 (note change due to 2/12 holiday); 3/12/18; 4/9/18; 5/14/18 (Annual Town Meeting); 6/11/18; 7/9/18; 8/13/18; 9/10/18; 10/1/18 (note change due to 10/8 holiday); 11/12/18; 12/10/18.

The Board receives budget requests from Town Boards and Agencies, reviews those requests, and presents a budget to the Town. The Board also chooses an auditor, receives reports from the auditor, and must act to correct any deficiencies found in procedures. In addition, it is the job of the Board, to request, and compile, annual reports from the various agencies; and arrange to have the report printed.

The budget season begins with a request by the Board of Finance in December for all the Boards and Agencies to send their budget requests for the next fiscal year to the Selectmen's office, where they are compiled and presented to the Board of Finance. At the Board of Finance meeting in March these requests are made in person by at least one member of each agency to allow for questions and discussion of those requests. At the April meeting the Board holds a Public Hearing so the public can review and question those requests. The Board of Finance then reviews the requests, considering needs of the Town, public comments, and expected revenues. The Board then presents their proposed budget to the citizens at the Annual Meeting, usually held the second Monday in May.

The Board invites public participation throughout the year, but particularly during the budget process. It is the people's budget, it is the people's money, and the Board wants to represent the wishes of the people. The Board is continuously working on ways to ascertain better information in a timely fashion to assure budget decisions are made with the most accurate and up to date information. The Board is working on updating forms and procedures to better track spending. The Board is also working on a handbook to facilitate training of new members.

 

 

Meetings & Minutes Archive

Members

Richard Weingart (D) - Chairman
Term End: 11/02/2021


Jean Lambert (R) - Secretary
Term End: 11/02/2021


Doug Dubitsky (R) - Member
Term End: 11/07/2023


Marc Johnson (R) - Member
Term End: 11/05/2019


Cesar Beltran (D) - Member
Term End: 11/05/2019


Linkesh Diwan (D) - Member
Term End: 11/07/2023


William Jenkins (R) - Alternate
Term End: 11/02/2021


Linda Caron (D) - Alternate
Term End: 11/05/2019


Matthew Foster (R) - Alternate
Term End: 11/07/2023




Upcoming Meetings & Events (next 30 days)

Resources

Budgets

Chaplin Final Proposed Budget FY 2014-2015
Chaplin Final Proposed Budget FY 2015-2016
Chaplin Final Proposed Budget FY 2016-2017
Chaplin Final Proposed Budget FY 2017-2018
Chaplin Final Proposed Budget FY 2018-2019

Notices

Chaplin Annual Town Meeting 05/14/2018

Ordinances

Ordinance - Board of Finance Alternate Members

Reports

Annual Report 2014-2015
Annual Report 2015-2016

Boards & Commissions

Boards

Commissions

Committees