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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
Name  Political Party Appointment Term Ends
Jake Carrier      Republican 9/11/12 6/19
Ken Cockayne, Mayor  Republican 11/11/13 11/17
Derek Czenczelewski  Republican 06/2016 6/16
Mike Fiorini  Republican 6/10/14  6/18 
Mike LaMothe  Democrat 6/10/14 6/18
John E. Smith, Vice Chairperson  Democrat 8/14/03 6/19
Cheryl Thibeault, Chairperson  Republican 7/14/09 6/17
Ron Burns  Republican 7/2015 6/16
Orlando Calfe   7/2015 6/17

2016 Meeting Calendar
 Month Location 
 January 26, 2016  6:30 pm Council Chambers
 February 23, 2016  6:30 pm Council Chambers
 March 22, 2016  6:30 pm Council Chambers
 April 26, 2016  6:30 pm Council Chambers
 May 24, 2016  6:30 pm Council Chambers
 June 28, 2016  6:30 pm Council Chambers
 July 26, 2016  6:30 pm Council Chambers
 August 23, 2016  6:30 pm Council Chambers
 September 27, 2016  6:30 pm Council Chambers
 October 25, 2016  6:30 pm Council Chambers
 November 22, 2016  6:30 pm Council Chambers
 December 20, 2016  6:30 pm Council Chambers


Liaisons to Other Commissions
Department Member
Aging Carrier
City Council Smith
Education Calfe
Fire Burns
Library Fiorini
Parks and Recreation Czenczelewski
Police Thibeault
Public Works Carrier
Water LaMothe
Youth Services

 Board of Finance Subcommittees  Members
 Banking & Audit Committee  Thibeault, Carrier, Fiorini
 Purchasing Committee  Czenczelewski, LaMothe, Calfe
 Insurance Committee  Smith, Carrier, Fiorini
 Donations Committee  Smith, Thibeault, Carrier
 Miscellaneous Matters Committee  Czenczelewski, Fiorini, Burns


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.


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