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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


Chaplin Budget Referendum 05/16/2017

*At its meeting held on April 26, 2017 the Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to CGS § 7-7, that items #5 and #13 of the Call of the Annual Town Meeting be submitted to a referendum vote at an Adjourned Town Meeting to be held May 16, 2017 at the Chaplin Firehouse, 106 Phoenixville Road (Rte. 198) in said Chaplin from 12:00 Noon to 8:00 P.M.  The question on item #13 shall be advisory only, and the result not legally binding. The questions on the ballot label at said referendum shall read as follows: 


  1.    “Shall the Town of Chaplin appropriate the sum of $8,202,078for the General Government and Education Expenditures for Fiscal Year July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 as recommended by the Board of Finance?”

       2. “Should the Board of Selectmen enter a contract with the Connecticut State Police for a  Resident State Trooper to serve the Town from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019?”

Absentee ballots shall be available as provided by law to persons applying in person at the office of the Town Clerk during its regular business hours.  Copies of the proposed Annual Town Budget and the proposed Ordinances and Resolution are available for inspection in the Office of the Town Clerk.


Dated at Chaplin, Connecticut, this 26th day of April 2017.



                                                                                                Matthew Cunningham

                                                                                                William H. Rose IV

                                                                                                Irene Schein

                                                                                                CHAPLIN BOARD OF SELECTMEN

Chaplin Annual Town Meeting 05/08/2017

NOTE:  Due to the lengthy agenda the Town meeting will be held earlier this year, starting at 6PM.


Ordinance - Board of Finance Alternate Members


Annual Report 2014-2015

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