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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 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.

To review the Budget Proposal for the Town Meeting on May 8, 2017 for Fiscal Year 2017-2018, CLICK HERE



Meetings & Minutes Archive


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

Vacancy Board of Finance - Vice-Chairman
Term End: 11/05/2019

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

Doug Dubitsky (R) - Member
Term End: 11/07/2017

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

Cesar Beltran (D) - Member
Term End: 11/07/2017

Matthew Foster (R) - Alternate
Term End: 11/07/2017

Vacancy Board of Finance - Alternate
Term End: 11/02/2021

Vacancy Board of Finance - Alternate
Term End: 11/05/2019

Linkesh Diwan (D) - Member
Term End: 11/05/2019

Upcoming Meetings & Events (next 30 days)



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


Ordinance - Board of Finance Alternate Members


Annual Report 2014-2015
Annual Report 2015-2016

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