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Board of Finance Membership Updated November 2019

Board of Finance Rules & Procedures

Board of Finance was created under the Town Charter adopted November 2016.

Section 2-7. Board of Finance. At said meeting there shall be elected, on an at large basis, six (6) members of the Board of Finance. Three (3) members shall be elected to serve for terms of four (4) years each from 2017 to 2021, provided not more than two (2) of said members elected to four (4) year terms shall be of the same political party, and three (3) members shall be elected to serve for terms of two (2) years each from 2017 to 2019, provided not more than three (3) members of the entire Board shall be of the same political party. At the meeting of electors in 2019 and biennially thereafter there shall be elected, on an at large basis, three (3) Board of Finance members to serve for terms of four (4) years each. At said meetings the three (3) highest vote totals among Board of Finance candidates shall be elected, provided not more than three (3) Board of Finance members shall be of the same political party. Each elector shall vote for a maximum of three (3) Board of Finance members.

Section 4-4-1. Board of Finance. Qualification and Election of Members. The Board of Finance shall consist of six (6) members who shall be electors of the town and shall, while members of said Board, hold no other elective or appointive office, nor be an employee of the town. The Board of Finance shall be elected as provided in Chapter 2 of this Charter.

Section 4-4-2. Board of Finance. Officers. At its first meeting following the biennial meeting of electors, the Board of Finance shall elect one of its members to be Chairman and one of its members to be Vice-Chairman and may employ a secretary. The Chairman, or in his absence the Vice-Chairman, shall preside at all meetings of the Board and shall cause to be prepared and filed with the Town Clerk a copy of the minutes and records of each meeting.

Section 4-4-3. Board of Finance. Vacancies. In the event of any vacancy upon the Board of Finance, the Council shall within thirty (30) days fill such vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term as provided in Section 2-13 of this Charter.

Section 4-4-4. Board of Finance. Meetings. (a) The Board of Finance shall, at its first (1st) meeting, or as soon thereafter as possible, establish by resolution a place and time for holding its regular meetings and shall cause to be filed, by January thirty-first (31st) of each year with the Town Clerk, a schedule of regular meetings for the ensuing year. (b) The Chairman, or in his absence the Vice-Chairman, may call special or emergency meetings in accordance with the Connecticut General Statutes, and shall call a special meeting upon the written request of four (4) members of the Board. In an emergency in the absence of the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman, the Mayor may call a special or emergency meeting and preside as chairman in an ex-officio capacity without the right to vote. (c) Four (4) members of the Board shall constitute a quorum and shall be necessary to transact business.

Section 4-4-5. Board of Finance. Powers and Duties. The Board of Finance shall have the budgetary and financial powers and duties set forth in Chapters 6 and 7 of this Charter in addition to those powers and duties set forth in the Connecticut General Statutes not inconsistent with this Charter.

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