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Finance Committee Minutes 05/12/04
Tolland Finance Advisory Committee                                  
Meeting Date:   12 May, 2004

Committee Members Present:
David Barney
Ralph Ledger, Chair
Theodore Locke
Mira Munson

Selectmen Present:
James Deming
Eric Munson

A review and discussion of department budgets took place.  The following budget reports need further discussion and are listed by line item:

#10.) What is the hourly rate and number of hours?

#17.) Why the disparity in the amount the town is co-paying health benefits between the Highway Supervisor and Management Assistant, 50% versus 65% and why the change from the previous FY?        

#18A.) Why the $5661 increase?

#22.) Why is the town buying $80 flashlights and other questions.

#25.) Audits.  Ask Podolak about frequencies and suggestions regarding companies who can perform the service.

#30.) Talk to Police Chief.
#30A.) see above.

#34.) Tattler. Need to speak with whoever said the Tattler expenses will be reduced due to web site.  What will be the mechanics of removing people from the mailing list?

#38.) Ask Selectman Greene why the disparity in the numbers.

#45.) What is the $190 for?

#47.) List of documents that should be preserved.

#54.) Committee should be put together to review technical support for IT needs.

Selectman Munson said he would ask the Management Assistant to put together salary numbers as they are always a hot topic at Budget Hearings and Town Meeting.

Next Finance Committee meeting 18 May 6:30 PM.

Important Dates:

Budget Hearing – 24 May, 2004
School Committee Meeting – 25 May, 2004
Town Meeting – 14 June, 2004

Respectfully submitted,
Tolland Finance Advisory Committee

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