Board of Finance

Meetings

Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month in the Council Chambers.

Agendas & Minutes
Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are also available following approval.

Members

NamePolitical PartyAppointmentTerm Ends
Jake CarrierRepublican9/11/126/19
Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, MayorDemocrat11/13/1711/19
Derek CzenczelewskiRepublican06/20166/20
Mike FioriniRepublican6/10/146/18
Mike LaMotheDemocrat6/10/146/18
John E. Smith, Vice ChairpersonDemocrat8/14/036/19
Cheryl Thibeault, ChairpersonRepublican7/14/096/21
Ron BurnsRepublican7/20156/20
Orlando CalfeDemocrat
7/20156/21

2017 Meeting Calendar

MonthLocation
January 24, 20176:30 pm Council Chambers
February 28, 20176:30 pm Council Chambers
March 28, 20176:30 pm Council Chambers
April 25, 20176:30 pm Council Chambers
May 23, 20176:30 pm Council Chambers
June 27, 20176:30 pm Council Chambers
July 25, 20176:30 pm Council Chambers
August 22, 20176:30 pm Council Chambers
September 26, 20176:30 pm Council Chambers
October 24, 20176:30 pm Council Chambers
November 28, 20176:30 pm Council Chambers
December 19, 20176:30 pm Council Chambers

Liaisons to Other Commissions

DepartmentMember
AgingCarrier
City CouncilSmith
EducationCalfe
FireBurns
LibraryFiorini
Parks and RecreationCzenczelewski
PoliceThibeault
Public WorksCarrier
WaterLaMothe
Youth Services


Board of Finance SubcommitteesMembers
Banking & Audit CommitteeThibeault, Carrier, Fiorini
Purchasing CommitteeCzenczelewski, Calfe,
Insurance CommitteeSmith, Carrier, Fiorini
Donations CommitteeSmith, Thibeault, Carrier
Miscellaneous Matters CommitteeCzenczelewski, Fiorini, Burns
Board of Education Review Committee
Thibeault, Smith, Calfe

Overview
The Board of Finance has sole power, by charter, to determine the necessity for the manner of issuing bonds by the City of Bristol. Authorization to incur indebtedness through the issuance of bonds or notes must be approved by the Board of Finance. Special appropriations that are financed by bond issues must be approved by the Board of Finance and the Joint Board.

The charter requires that the adopted budget have a balanced relationship between revenues and expenditures as well as the inclusion of pension contributions and debt service requirements. Once adopted, the Board of Finance may make transfers, and if in excess of $5,000, joint board approval is required. Additional appropriations require Board of Finance and joint board approval. The only exception to the above involves appropriations from the reserve fund for capital and nonrecurring expenditures. This fund was set up under the provisions of Chapter 108 of the Connecticut General Statues. Appropriations are made based on recommendations of the Board of Finance and approval by the legislative body, the City Council.

The Board of Finance has sole power by Charter, to determine the necessity for the manner of issuing bonds by the City of Bristol. Authorization to incur indebtedness through the issuance of bonds or notes must be approved by the Board of Finance. Special appropriations that are financed by bond issues must be approved by the Board of Finance and the joint board. The board meets the fourth Tuesday of each month to deliberate upon the financial matters of the city.