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Board of Finance Minutes 05/15/2017
Minutes of the Board of Finance meeting held on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. at the Lyme Old Lyme Middle School Auditorium.
Present:~~~~~~~~~~Regular Members:~ Andrew Russell, Bennett Bernblum, H. P. Garvin, III,
                Christopher Kerr, Janet Sturges
Alternate Members:~ Adam Burrows, Robert Jose, David Kelsey             

Bonnie A. Reemsnyder, First Selectwoman, ex-officio                             
Nicole Stajduhar, Finance Director
Mary Jo Nosal, Selectwoman
Skip Sibley, Selectman

Absent:~~~~~~~~~~~ Regular Members:  David Woolley

~               ~Alternate Members:~~


~Mr. Russell called the meeting to order at 8:27 p.m., and stated that one regular member is missing this evening.  Therefore, a motion was made by Mrs. Sturges, seconded by Mr. Kerr to have Mr. Jose vote for Mr. Woolley in his absence. Motion carried.

Review of March 28, 2017 Minutes

The minutes of the March 28th regular meeting were reviewed.

There being no corrections noted, a motion was made by Mrs. Sturges, seconded by Mr. Jose to approve the minutes of March 28th as written. Mr. Garvin abstained from voting as he was not present. Motion carried.

Review of May 02, 2017 Special Meeting Minutes

The minutes of the May 2nd special meeting was reviewed.   Mrs. Sturges commented that her name was spelled incorrectly.  

There being no other corrections noted, a motion was made by Mrs. Sturges, seconded by Mr. Garvin to approve the minutes May 2nd, as modified.  Mr. Bernblum abstained as he was not present at the May meeting.  Motion carried.

Old Business

Nothing to report.

Board of Finance Meeting                                                                May 15, 2017

New Business

Nothing to report.

Setting of the mill rate for FY 2016-2017

A motion was made by Mrs. Sturges, seconded by Mr. Garvin, to set the 2017-2018 mill rate at 21.75.   Motion passed unanimously.

Selectman’s Report

Mrs. Reemsnyder stated that Phase 1 of the Boathouse Hains Park Improvement project has been completed, other than turf installation.  The Board of Selectmen held a ribbon cutting ceremony on May 6th with approximately 100 people in attendance.  Phase 2 of this project which includes the renovation of the bathrooms in the Park, making them ADA accessible will begin after permitting approval from the various boards and commissions.

Sound View Improvements is almost complete and is under budget.  The south end of Hartford Avenue has new sidewalks, newly configured parking, benches, trees and bike racks, etc.  The road has been paved with new striping, making it easier to navigate.  Mrs. Reemsnyder stated that B&W Paving Company and WMC Consulting Engineers have been very easy to work with.

Mrs. Reemsnyder reported that the new Resident Trooper, Kaz Morse, is in place.  She has been busy familiarizing herself with the town and getting used to her new surroundings.  Mrs. Reemsnyder stated that she will have her stop by a future meeting so everyone could formally meet her.

Mrs. Reemsnyder stated that a new town police officer will be starting after Memorial Day.

Other Business

Mr. Russell stated that the next Board of Finance meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.  

A motion was made by Mrs. Sturges, seconded by Mr. Jose to adjourn the meeting at 8:45 p.m.  Motion carried.

Respectfully Submitted,

Michele E.  Hayes

Michele E. Hayes
Office Manager
Selectman's Office
Town of Old Lyme
52 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT  06371
tel. 860.434.1605, x-212
fax. 434.1400
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