Board of Finance - East Haddam

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    7 Main St. P.O. Box-K
    East Haddam, CT 06423
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    Board of Finance

    Board Members:

    Raymond L. Willis (R) 2017, Chairman
    Robert A. Bennett (R) 2017, Secretary
    William M. DiCristofaro (R) 2017
    Bruce M. Dutch (D) 2019
    Gregory V. Lauria (R) 2019
    Harvey W. Thomas (D) 2019
     

    P.O. Box K
    7 Main Street
    East Haddam, CT 06423
    860-873-5022
    860-873-5025 fax
    financeadmin@easthaddam.org

    The Board of Finance meets the second Monday of every month with the exception of October which is held on the first Monday because of the Columbus Day holiday. Meetings are held in the Grange Hall, 488 Town Street, East Haddam at 7:00 pm.

    During the annual budget process the Board of Finance conducts many budget review meetings, as well as a budget public hearing to provide thorough review and public input on the proposed budgets by the Boards of Selectmen and Education.
    Link to 2015-2016 Approved Budget

    The Board of Finance welcomes public attendance at all of their meetings.
    The Board of Finance consists of six elected members and its duties and responsibilities are carried out in accordance with Connecticut State Statutes Chapter 106, Sections 7-340:349.  In accordance with State Statutes the Board is specifically responsible for:

    1. Preparing the town budget.
    2. Setting the property tax rate.
    3. Approving deficiency and special appropriations and transfers between
        appropriations.
    4. Determining how town financial records are to be kept.
    5. Arranging for an annual audit of town accounts.
    6. Publishing the annual town report.

    The Board of Finance is responsible for managing the town’s budget, working closely with the Finance Department and other town departments with budget preparation and by monitoring both income and expenses throughout the fiscal year.