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Wednesday, May 21, 2014

AGENDA - REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING – TUESDAY May 27, 2014

TOWN OF WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT

REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
Town Council Chambers

TUESDAY

May 27, 2014
6:30 P. M.
AGENDA

1. Opening Prayer – Reverend Margaret Jay, First Congregational Church of Wallingford

2. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call

3. Consent Agenda

3a. Consider and Approve Tax Refunds totaling $2,988.06 (#629-632 ) Acct. #1001001-41020 – Tax Collector

3b. Consider and Approve a Transfer in the Amount of $4,000 to Youth Projects Acct # 10040100-58272 from Salaries & Wages Acct # 10040100-51000 -Youth & Social Services

3c. Acceptance of Donation for Youth & Social Services Special Fund Out to Pasture and Appropriation in the Amount of $194 to Donations Acct # 2134002-47152 and to Expenditures Acct # 21340100-58830 – Youth and Social Services

3d. Acceptance of Donation from Super Stop & Shop and Appropriation for FY 2014-2015 in the Amount of $2,500 to Professional Services-Entertainment Acct # 10050050-56746 and to Miscellaneous Revenue Acct # 1009052-47040 – Parks & Recreation

3e. Consider & Approve a Transfer in the Amount of $5,500 to Telephone Acct # 10022050-53000 from Utilities for $3,000 Acct # 10020050-53010 and from Office Expenses & Supplies for $2,000 Acct # 10020050-56100 - Police Department

3f. Acceptance of State Grant and Appropriation in the Amount of $7,141 to State Grants Acct # 100-9051-45122 and to Air Conditioning System Acct # TBD and Transfer of $7,141 to Air Conditioning System Acct # TBD from Gas & Oil Acct # 10020050-53100 - Police Department

3g. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $1,795 to Telephone Acct # 10020150-53000 from Four (4) Various Accounts – Fire Department

3h. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $26,883 to Replacement Pay Acct # 10020150-51500 from Four (4) Various Accounts – Fire Department

3i. Consider and Approve an Appropriation of Funds in the Amount of $1,000 to Revenue- Donations Acct # 215-1001-47010 and to Expenses-Tyler Mill Plantings Acct # Fund 215 TBD – Environmental Planner

3j. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $19,150 to Operations- Underground Lines Expense Acct #924 from Operations-Overhead Lines Expense Acct # 583 – Electric Division

3k. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $61,500 to Seven (7) Various Accounts from Employee Pensions & Benefits Acct # 926 – Electric Division

3l. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $1,000 to Purchased Services- Accounting Acct # 10010400-56724 from Regular Wages Acct # 10010400-51000 - Comptroller

3m. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Town Clerk - Mayor

3n. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Board of Education- Mayor

3o. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Board of Education Food Services- Mayor

3p. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Animal Control - Mayor

3q. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Police Department - Mayor

3r. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Comptroller - Mayor

3s. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Personnel - Mayor

3t. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Fire Department- Mayor

3u. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Water/Sewer Divisions - Mayor

3v. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Electric Division - Mayor

3w. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Public Works - Mayor

3x. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Purchasing - Mayor

3y. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for Generic Hardware Stores- Mayor

3z. Consider and approve the Appointment of Nancy Miller to the Public Celebrations Committee for a two-year term effective immediately and expiring February 1, 2016 - Chairman Vincent Cervoni

3aa. Consider and Approve Authorization for the Director of Public Utilities to Execute Documents related to the possible siting in Wallingford of two additional Gas Turbine Generators by Wallingford Energy II, LLC.

1. Participation Agreement between WED and ISO New England, Inc. (IS ONE) providing for WED to conduct certain studies

2. Appendix 2, Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement, among WED, ISO NE and Wallingford Energy, setting forth certain assumptions for use in the feasibility study.

3. Appendix Attachment for Project 8244, Interconnection Feasibility Study Agreement between WED and ISO NE, defining the scope of work for WED.

- Public Utilities

3bb. Consider and Approve a Budget Amendment from Retained Earnings $1,910,000 to Purchased Power $3,100,000 Acct #555 and to Sales Residential $820,000 Acct # 440 and to Sales Commercial/Industrial $370,000 Acct # 442 – Electric Division

3cc. Schedule a Public Hearing to be conducted on June 10, 2014 at 6:45 P.M. to be held in connection with Neighborhood Assistance Program – Program Planning

3dd. Approve Minutes of Special Town Council Public Hearing on the Budget Meeting of May 6, 2014

3ee. Approve Minutes of Special Town Council Meeting of May 8, 2014

3ff. Approve Minutes of Regular Town Council Budget Workshop Meeting of May 13, 2014

4. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

5. PUBLIC QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD

6. Discussion and Possible Action on the Board of Education request for potential Appropriation of Funds from 2013-2014 in the Amount of $279,411 – Board of Education

7. Report on 2014 Town Fireworks Celebration - Councilor John Sullivan

8. Consider and Approve an Appropriation Request for Capital Items FY 2012-2013 totaling $959,088 as in the following list:

1. $112,121 Generator Civil Preparedness

2. $ 41,242 CCTV Security System Police Department

3. $ 15,725 Card Key System Police Department

4. $150,000 Living Quarters Addition Fire Department

5. $150,000 Storage Building Fire Department

6. $114,000 Road Side Mower Public Works Department

7. $191,000 Plow Truck w/Accessories Public Works Department

8. $185,000 Loader Public Works Department

- Comptroller

9. Executive Session pursuant to §1-200(6) (D) of the Connecticut General Statutes with respect to the purchase, sale and/or leasing of property – Mayor

Saturday, May 10, 2014

VIDEO - FY 2014 – 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOP May 5, 2014

TOWN OF WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT
Special Town Council Meeting
May 5, 2014
6:30 P.M.
Town Council Chambers

FY 2014 – 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOP

AGENDA

 

1. Moment of Silence
2. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call
3. BUDGET WORKSHOP

PARKS & RECREATION
PUBLIC WORKS
ENGINEERING
CAPITAL & NON-RECURRING
CAPITAL & NON-RECURRING FUND
CAPITAL APPROPRIATIONS RESERVE
SIX-YEAR CAPITAL
BUILDING DEPARTMENT

 

Friday, May 9, 2014

AGENDA - REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING - May 13, 2014

TOWN OF WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
Town Council Chambers

TUESDAY
May 13, 2014
6:30 P. M.

AMENDED AGENDA

1. Opening Prayer Father Thomas Walsh, Most Holy Trinity Church of Wallingford

2. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call


3.  Consent Agenda

       3a. Consider and Approve Tax Refunds totaling $7,856.30 (#602-#628 ) Acct. #1001001-41020 –Tax Collector

       3b. Consider and Approve 2002-2009 Tax Suspension List – Tax Office

       3c. Acceptance of Donation for Youth & Social Services STEM Academy Fund (formerly Young Astronauts) and Appropriation in the Amount of $ 1,000 to Donations Acct # 2264002-47152 and to Expenditures Acct # 22640150-58830 – Youth and Social Services

       3d. Acceptance of Donation for Youth& Social Services and Appropriation in the Amount of $ 65.00 to Donations Acct # 2134002-47152 and to Expenditures Acct # 21340100-58830 – Youth and Social Services

       3e. Acceptance of a Grant from Sears Hometown and Outlet Store in the Amount of $196 To Misc./Donations Revenue Acct # 1009052-47040 and to Continuing Education & Training Expenses Acct # 10020150-55700 – Fire Department

       3f. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $12,000 EMS Transport Fund Enterprise Fund) from Bad Debt Expense Acct # 50020155-59100 to a variety of accounts– Fire Department

        3g. Consider and Approve an Appropriation Special Revenue Fund Misc. Grants & Donations  in the amount of $1,000 to Donations –Revenue Acct # 2502002-47152 and to Continuing Education and Training Acct # 25020150-58830-10108 – Fire Department

        3h.  Consider and Approve an Appropriation of Funds in the Amount of $200 to Veterinary Acct # 10020100-56742 and to Misc Revenue Acct # 1009052-47040 – Animal Control

        3i. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $600 to Operating Expenses  Acct # 10020100-58735 from Telephone Acct # 10020100-53000 – Animal Control

        3j. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of 1,900 to Office Supplies & Expenses Acct # 10010401-56100from Salaries & Wages Acct # 10010403-51000  - Comptroller

        3k. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $81,000 to Capital and Non-Recurring Townwide Paving Acct # 30102013-57000-20073 from Capital and Non-Recurring Acct # 30102013-57000-20071– Public Works


        3l. Consider and Approve a Budget Amendment in the Amount of $26,850 to Misc. Non-Operating Income Acct # 43100421 and $25,082 to Transportation Equipment Acct # 43300392 and $1,765 to Appropriation from Cash – Public Utilities

        3m. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $2,494 to Salaries & Wages Acct # 1001115-51000 from Contingency Acct # 10019000-58820 – Public Utilities

        3n. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $6,000 to Office Expenses & Supplies Acct # 10010300-56100 from Professional Services-Lawyers Acct #10010300-56710 – Law Department

        3o. Consider & Approve Resolution adopting the South Central Region Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan and authorizing future revisions and plan maintenance as required for a period of five years –Mayor

        3p. Consider and Approve Tax Assessment agreement with J. Gavin Properties, LLC in  accordance with the Town’s Real Estate Tax Incentive Program for Manufacturers which provides for a seven-year reduction of 25% in the real property assessment – Law Department

        3q. Consider and Approve Appointment of David Leonardo as an Alternate to the Planning  and Zoning Commission to fulfill an unexpired term effective immediately and expiring  January 8, 2015 –Chairman Vincent Cervoni

        3r. Consider & Approve re-appointments to the Board of Ethics for a three-year term effective  immediately and expiring March 1, 2017 for the following:
   Sean Doherty
   Mary Paquette
   John Paul Venoit
   Reverend Dean Warburton


         3s.  Approve Minutes of Special Town Council Budget Workshop Meeting
  of April 15, 2014


        3t. Approve Minutes of Regular Town Council Meeting of April 22, 2014

        3u. Approve Minutes of Special Town Council Budget Workshop Meeting of April 23, 2014

        3v. Approve Minutes of Special Town Council Budget Workshop Meeting of April 24, 2014

        3w.  Approve Minutes of Special Town Council Budget Workshop Meeting of April 28, 2014

        3x.  Approve Minutes of Special Town Council Budget Workshop Meeting of April 29, 2014

        3y.  Approve Minutes of Special Town Council Budget Workshop Meeting of May 5, 2014

        3z. Consider and approve Bid Waiver for Don’s Landscaping & Tree Service LLC in the  Amount of $12,250 for stump removal and tree planting – Public Works


4.  Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

5. PUBLIC QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD

6. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for FleetMasters, Inc. in an Amount up to $15,000 - Fire Department

7. Consider and Approve a Bid Waiver request for Steward & Stevenson Power Products LLC - Fire Department

8. Consider and Approve an Appropriation in the Amount of $66,000 to Distribution Revenues Acct # 200-1002-45000 and to Transfer to North Farms Fire Station Project Acct #200-80350-59220 - Fire Department

9. Consider and Approve an Appropriation in the Amount of $66,000 to Revenue-Transfer in from  CRRA Distr. Fund Acct # 306-9053-49015 and to Architect-North Farms Station Acct # 306-80350-57000-20080 – Fire Department


10. Conduct a Public Hearing for May 13, 2014 for 6:30 P.M. to Consider and Act on the following   Ordinance entitled:

AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $1,900,000 FOR THE PLANNING, ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION OF VARIOUS MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENTS 2014-2015 AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUE OF $1,900,000 BONDS OF THE TOWN TO MEET SAID APPROPRIATION AND PENDING THE ISSUANCE THEREOF THE MAKING OF TEMORARY BORROWINGS FOR SUCH PURPOSE


11. Adoption of the Budget for Fiscal Year 2014-2015


I. Council member______________________
MOVED: TO ADOPT THE TOTAL GENERAL FUND REVENUE BUDGET OF $152,293,562  FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014. SEE ATTACHED RECONCILIATION.
 
Council member______________________seconded the motion.



II. Council member______________________
MOVED: TO ADOPT THE TOTAL GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURE BUDGET OF  $152,293,562 FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014. SEE ATTACHED RECONCILIATION.

Council member______________________seconded the motion.



III. Council member______________________
MOVED: ESTABLISH THE PROPERTY TAX RATE FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014 AT 26.89 MILLS.

REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES IN EXCESS $100 SHALL BE MADE IN TWO INSTALLMENTS. THE FIRST OF WHICH IS DUE JULY 1, 2014, PAYABLE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2014. THE SECOND INSTALLMENT SHALL BE DUE JANUARY 1, 2015, PAYABLE ON OR BEFORE FEBRUARY 1, 2015. REAL ESTATE AND PERSONAL PROPERTY TAXES OF $100 OR LESS SHALL BE PAID IN ONE INSTALLMENT DUE JULY 1, 2014 AND PAYABLE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2014 AS PROVIDED BY CONNECTICUT STATUTE, CHAPTER 204, SECTION 12-144.

MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES SHALL BE MADE IN ONE INSTALLMENT DUE JULY 1, 2014 AND PAYABLE ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2014 AS PROVIDED BY CONNECTICUT GENERAL STATUTE, CHAPTER 204, SECTION 12-144A. DELINQUENT MOTOR VEHICLE TAXES SHALL BE PAID ONLY IN CASH OR BY CERTIFIED CHECK OR MONEY ORDER AS PROVIDED BY CONNECTICUT GENERAL STATUTE, CHAPTER 204, SECTION 12-146. PROPERTY TAXES IN AN AMOUNT OF LESS THAN FIVE DOLLARS SHALL BE WAIVED.
CHECKS IN PAYMENT OF PROPERTY TAXES WHICH HAVE BEEN RETURNED BY THE BANK SHALL BE SUBJECT TO A THIRTY DOLLAR ($30.00) FEE.

Council member______________________seconded the motion.


IV. Council member______________________
MOVED: TO ADOPT THE BUDGETS OF THE DIVISIONS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014 AS HEREIN STATED:
Electric Enterprise Fund
Operating Revenues       $74,339,570
Operating Expenses       72,360,009 
Operating Income (Loss)      1,979,561
Non-Operating Revenue      1,435,555  Non-Operating Expenses      147,429
Net Income (Loss) Before Operating Transfers In (Out)  3,267,687
Operating Transfers (Out)      (1,894,445)  Net Income (Loss)       1,373,242
Working Capital: Sources of Funds     4,976,217  Working Capital: Use of Funds      4,976,217  Re-appropriation of Prior Years Capital Items    -0-



Water Enterprise Fund
Operating Revenues       $ 7,769,250 
Operating Expenses       7,406,806
Operating Income (Loss)      362,444
Non-Operating Revenue      176,750
Non-Operating Expenses      116,400
Net Income (Loss)       422,794
Working Capital: Sources of Funds     3,198,935
Working Capital: Use of Funds     3,198,935
Re-appropriation of Prior Years Capital Items    -0- 

Sewer Enterprise Fund
Operating Revenues      $ 6,979,500 
Operating Expenses       7,903,637 
Operating Income (Loss)      (924,137)
Non-Operating Revenue      357,362
Non-Operating Expenses      29,000
Net Income (Loss)       (595,775)
Working Capital: Sources of Funds     2,201,400 
Working Capital: Use of Funds     2,201,400
Re-appropriation of Prior Years Capital Items    -0- 


Council member______________________seconded the motion.



V. Council member______________________
MOVED: TO ADOPT THE BUDGET OF THE CAPITAL AND NON-RECURRING EXPENDITURES FUND FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014 IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,894,445 REVENUES AND $1,894,445 EXPENDITURES.

Council member______________________seconded the motion.



VI. Council member______________________
MOVED: TO ADOPT THE BUDGET OF THE AMBULANCE TRANSPORT ENTERPRISE FUND FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014 IN THE AMOUNT OF $2,116,423 REVENUES AND $2,116,423 EXPENDITURES.

Council member______________________seconded the motion.



VII. Council member______________________
MOVED: TO APPROVE AND ADOPT THE SPECIAL FUNDS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE TOWN OF WALLINGFORD FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014 AS ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF.

Council member______________________seconded the motion.



VIII. Council member______________________
MOVED: TO APPROVE AND ADOPT THE SPECIAL FUNDS OF THE TOWN OF WALLINGFORD FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014 AS ATTACHED HERETO AND MADE A PART HEREOF.

Council member______________________seconded the motion.



IX. Council member_____________________
MOVED: TO APPROVE CAPITAL APPROPRIATIONS RESERVE FUND FOR THE FISCAL YEAR BEGINNING JULY 1, 2014 IN THE AMOUNT OF $1,522,964 REVENUES AND $1,522,964 EXPENDITURES.

Council member ______________________seconded the motion.



X. Council member______________________
MOVED: TO AUTHORIZE THE CHAIRMAN TO SIGN THREE COPIES OF THE FINALIZED BUDGET. TWO TO BE FILED WITH THE TOWN CLERK AND ONE TO BE PLACED ON FILE IN THE WALLINGFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY.

Council member______________________seconded the motion.



12. Various Budget Motions provided by Comptroller, James M. Bowes

13. Executive Session pursuant to §1-200(6) (D) of the Connecticut General Statutes with respect to the purchase, sale and/or leasing of property – Mayor


Monday, May 5, 2014

VIDEO - FY 2014 - 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOPS

APRIL 9, 2014 6:30 P.M.

FY 2014 - 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOP

AGENDA
1. Moment of Silence
2. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call
3. BUDGET WORKSHOPS
          BOARD OF EDUCATION
          FOOD SERVICES (Cafeteria)





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APRIL 14, 2014 6:30 P.M.
FY 2014 - 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOP

AGENDA
1. Moment of Silence

2. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call

3. BUDGET WORKSHOPS

          PROGRAM PLANNING         
          GOVERNMENT TELEVISION
         
YOUTH and SOCIAL SERVICES
         
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION
         
INLAND WETLANDS and WATERCOURSES

 




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APRIL 15, 2014 6:30 P.M.
FY 2014 - 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOP

AGENDA
1. Moment of Silence
2. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call
3. BUDGET WORKSHOPS
    LAW DEPARTMENT
    POLICE DEPARTMENT
    FIRE SERVICES
        AMBULANCE/EMS TRANSPORT FUND
        FIRE PREVENTION
    TOWN CLERK
    TOWN COUNCIL







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APRIL 23, 2014 6:30 P.M.
FY 2014 - 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOP

AGENDA
1. Moment of Silence
2. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call
3. BUDGET WORKSHOPS
PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION
WATER DIVISION
SEWER DIVISION
ELECTRIC DIVISION








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APRIL 24, 2014 6:30 P.M.
FY 2014 - 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOP

AGENDA
1. Moment of Silence
2. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call
3. BUDGET WORKSHOPS
SOCIAL SERVICE CONTRIBUTIONS
    Spanish Community of Wallingford (SCOW)
    Wallingford Center Inc. (WCI)
    Senior Center
    Master's Manna
    Other Social Service

ANIMAL CONTROL
LIBRARY
REGISTRAR
HEALTH DEPARTMENT





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APRIL 28, 2014 6:30 P.M.
FY 2014 - 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOP

AGENDA
1. Moment of Silence
2. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call
3. BUDGET WORKSHOPS

PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
PENSION FUND
PERSONNEL, PENSION and RISK MANAGEMENT
INSURANCE-PROPERTY and CASUALTY





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APRIL 29, 2014 6:30 P.M.
FY 2014 - 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOP

AGENDA
1. Moment of Silence
2. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call
3. BUDGET WORKSHOPS
 



























































Sunday, May 4, 2014

PUBLIC HEARING on the Wallingford FY 2014 – 2015 BUDGET

Special Town Council Meeting

TUESDAY

MAY 6, 20146:00 P.M.Town Council Chambers

 


FY 2014 – 2015 BUDGET


AGENDA
1. Pledge of Allegiance

2. Roll Call

3. PUBLIC HEARING




Ambulance/EMS Transport Fund
Animal Control
Board of Assessment Appeals
Board of Education
Board of Ethics
Board of Selectmen
Building Department
Cafeteria
Capital Appropriations Reserve
Capital and Non-Recurring
Capital and Non-Recurring Fund
Civil Preparedness
Conservation Commission
Contingency Account
Debt Services
Economic Development Commission
Employee Insurance and Other Benefits
Engineering Department
Finance Department
Fire Department
Fire Marshal
Government TV
Health Department
Inland Wetlands
Insurance-Property & Casualty
Law Department
Library
Mayor
Parks and Recreation
Pension Fund
Personnel, Pensions, & Risk Management
Planning & Zoning
Police Department
Probate Court
Program Planning
Public Utilities Commission
Public Works Department
Registrars of Voters
Six-Year Capital
Social Services Contributions
Town Council
Town Clerk
Utilities – Electric, Water & Sewer Divisions
Veterans Service Center
Youth & Social Services Bureau
Zoning Board of Appeals

























































Sunday, April 20, 2014

AGENDA - REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING, TUESDAY April 22, 2014

TOWN OF WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT

REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
Town Council Chambers

TUESDAY
April 22, 2014
6:30 P. M.
AGENDA


Opening Prayer –Reverend Dean O. Warburton, First Congregational Church of Wallingford

1. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call

2. Discussion and Possible Action regarding tentative agreement with Local 424-16, UPSEU (Water Unit) wage re-opener for July 1, 2014 - Personnel

3. Consent Agenda

3a. Consider and Approve Tax Refunds totaling $1,357.49 (#590-#601) Acct. #1001001-41020 – Tax Collector

3b. Consider and Approve Merit Increase - Personnel

3c. Acceptance of Donation from Meriden YMCA for Youth & Social Services STEM Academy Fund and Appropriation in the Amount of $1,000 to Donations Acct # 2264002-47152 and to Expenditures Acct # 22640150-58830 – Youth and Social Services

3d. Acceptance of Donation for Youth & Social Services Special Fund and Appropriation in the Amount of $4,516 to Donations Acct # 2134002-47152 and to Expenditures Acct # 21340100-58830 – Youth and Social Services

3e. Acceptance of Donation from Meriden YMCA for Youth & Social Services STEM Academy Fund and Appropriation in the Amount of $300 to Donations Acct # 2264002-47152 and to Expenditures Acct # 22640150-58830 – Youth and Social Services

3f. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $2,000 to Regular Wages Acct # 10010550-51000 from Contingency Acct # 10019000-58820 – Building Department

3g. Consider and Approve a Transfer in the Amount of $7,542 to Capital-Network Server from Regular Salaries & Wages Acct # 10050050-51000 – Parks & Recreation

3h. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $7,000 to Copier Acct # TBD from Regular Salaries & Wages Acct # 100-12000-51000 -Personnel

3i. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $16,000 to Retirement Sick Leave Acct # 100-12100-51750 from Unemployment Insurance Acct # 10012100- 52970 – Personnel

3j. Consider and Approve Resolution authorizing Mayor William W. Dickinson, Jr. to enter into or amend contractual instruments between the Town of Wallingford and the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood for a Child Day Care Program from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 - Mayor

3k. Consider and Approve an Agreement between Wallingford Community Day Care Center, Inc. and the Town of Wallingford, which authorizes the Wallingford Community Day Care Center, Inc. to carry out funding programs as provided in the contract between the Town of Wallingford and the State of Connecticut Office of Early Childhood for July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2015 - Mayor

3l. Consider and Approve a Resolution permitting the Wallingford Community Day Care Center, Inc. to borrow from the Town of Wallingford amounts necessary to meet the Essential operation expenses of said Day Care Center prior to the time its program is approved for funding from the State of Connecticut - Mayor

3m. Set a Public Hearing for May 13, 2014 at 6:30 P.M. to be held in connection with an ordinance entitled:

AN ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $1,900,000 FOR THE PLANNING, ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION OF VARIOUS MUNICIPAL IMPROVEMENTS 2014-2015 AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUE OF $1,900,000 BONDS OF THE TOWN TO MEET SAID APPROPRIATION AND PENDING THE ISSUANCE THEREOF THE MAKING OF TEMPORARY BORROWINGS FOR SUCH PURPOSE.

3n. Approve Minutes of Regular Town Council Meeting of April 8, 2014

3o. Approve Minutes of Special Town Council Budget Workshop Meeting of April 9, 2014

3p. Approve Minutes of Special Town Council Budget Workshop Meeting of April 14, 2014

3q. Consider and Approve a Transfer in the Amount of $43,000 to Retirement Sick Leave Acct # 100-12100-51750 from Unemployment Insurance $16,000 Acct # 100-12100- 52970 and from Contingency – General $27,000 Acct # 100-19000-58820 - Personnel

4. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

5. PUBLIC QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD

6. Consider and Approve Bid Waiver request for Utility Services, Inc. for assistance in meeting Northeast Power Coordinating Council (NPCC) mandatory reliability standards – Electric Division

7. Consider and Approve Bid Waiver request for Nutmeg International Trucks, Inc. to utilize their services for any repairs needed between now and June 30, 2014

8. Consider and Approve Resolution authorizing submission of funding application for Simpson Court Rear Public Parking Improvement Project under the Main Street Investment Fund Program and authorizing the Mayor to sign said application and administer the grant and the project - Mayor

9. Consider and Approve Tax Assessment Agreement between CT Wallingford LLC and the Town of Wallingford with respect to hotel property located at 1181 Barnes Road (Winston Hospitality) – Law Department

10. Executive Session pursuant to §1-200(6) (D) of the Connecticut General Statutes with respect to the purchase, sale and/or leasing of property – Mayor

11. Executive Session pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §1-225(f), §1-200(6)(E) and §1-210(b)(5)(b) and (7) regarding prospective waste management agreement - Mayor

12. Executive Session pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §1-225(f), and §1-200(6)(B)regarding strategy and negotiations with respect to the pending tax appeal matter of J. Gavin Properties, LLC v. Town of Wallingford – Law Department

13. Motion to Consider and Approve the settlement of the J. Gavin Properties, LLC v. Town of Wallingford as discussed in Executive Session – Law Department

Friday, April 4, 2014

AGENDA - FY 2014 - 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOP - Special Town Council Meeting

TOWN OF WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT
Special Town Council Meeting
APRIL 9, 2014
6:30 P.M.
Town Council Chambers
FY 2014 - 2015 BUDGET WORKSHOP
AGENDA

1. Moment of Silence

2. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call
3. BUDGET WORKSHOPS
          BOARD OF EDUCATION
          FOOD SERVICES(Cafeteria)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

AGENDA – WALLINGFORD TOWN COUNCIL–MARCH 25, 2014

TOWN OF WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT
REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
Town Council Chambers

TUESDAY
March 25, 2014
6:30  P. M.

AGENDA

1.    Opening Prayer – Father Thomas Walsh, Most Holy Trinity Church of Wallingford

2.    Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call

3.    Consent Agenda

3a.  Consider and Approve Tax Refunds totaling $10,414.55 (#548-#577) Acct. #1001001-41020 – Tax Collector

3b.  Acceptance of Donation and Appropriation in the Amount of $851 Youth and Social Services Special Fund-Relay for Life to Donations Acct # 2134002-47152 and to Expenditures Acct # 21340100-58830 – Youth and Social Services

3c.  Acceptance and Appropriation in the Amount of $5,000 to Youth and Social     Services Special Fund-WECARE to Donations Acct # 2134002-47152 and to     Expenditures Acct # 21340100-58830 – Youth and Social Services

3d.  Consider and Approve the Re-Appointment of Tara Knapp on March 27, 2014 to the Historic Properties Commission for a term of five years expiring March 27, 2019 – Chairman Vincent Cervoni

3e.  Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $6,200 to Pumping Plant-Power Production Equipment Acct # 46300323 from                 Transmission/Collection/Distribution Mains Acct # 4630034 – Sewer Division

3f.  Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $2,000 to Security Camera & Accessories Acct # TBD from O/T Acct # 100104051400 - Comptroller

3g.  Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $49,602 to Various Wage Line Items from Contingency-Accrued Expenses Acct # 1001900-58821
- Comptroller

3h.  Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the Amount of $3,000 to Fuel Crisis Acct # 10040150-58220 from Contingency-General Purpose Acct # 10019000-58830-20- Mayor   

3i.  Consider and Approve Fair Housing Resolution endorsing the Town of Wallingford’s commitment to Fair Housing laws – Mayor

3j.  Consider and Approve Fair Housing endorsing Regional Performance Incentive Program for Nutmeg high-speed internet access – Public Utilities

3k. Consider and Approve the Reappointment of Members of the Public Celebrations Committee for a two-year term effective immediately and expiring February 1, 2016 – Mayor

3l. Consider and Approve Bid Waiver for Applied Proactive Technologies through June 30, 2014 - – Public Utilities

3m. Consider and Approve utilization of the Qualifications-Based Selection Procedure for a Consultant to Provide Wholesale Power Procurement Management Services to the Electric Division – Public Utilities

3n.  Approve Minutes of Regular Town Council Meeting of March 11, 2014

4.     Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

5.    PUBLIC QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD

6.    Presentation regarding plans of the Center Street Cemetery Association – President, Peter Gouveia

7.    Executive Session pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §1-225 (f) and §1-210(b)(7)     and 1-200(6)(E) to discuss feasibility estimates relating to a new building for the Center  Street Cemetery - Mayor

8.    Executive Session pursuant to §1-200(6) (D) of the Connecticut General Statutes with respect to the purchase, sale and/or leasing of property – Mayor

9.    Executive Session pursuant to §1-225 (f) and §1-200(6)(B) of the Connecticut General Statutes regarding strategy and negotiations with respect to the pending Workers’ Compensation matter of William Coitrone, Board of Education employee – Personnel

10.   Executive Session pursuant to §1-225 (f) and §1-200(6)(B) of the Connecticut General Statutes regarding strategy and negotiations with respect to the pending Workers’ Compensation matter of Anthony Lorenti, Board of Education employee – Personnel

11.   Motion to consider and approve the settlement of the pending Workers’ Compensation matter of William Coitrone, as discussed in Executive Session - Personnel

12.   Motion to consider and approve the settlement of the pending Workers’ Compensation matter of Anthony Lorenti, as discussed in Executive Session - Personnel

 

Monday, March 3, 2014

Program Review and Investigations Committee - PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA

Program Review and Investigations Committee
PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 3:00 PM
Wallingford Town Council Chambers
Town Hall – 45 South Main Street Wallingford, CT
 
 
      I.        COMMITTEE BILLS FOR REVIEW
1.    H.B.No. 5375 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE ON THE REEMPLOYMENT OF OLDER WORKERS CONCERNING THE TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL SYSTEM.  (PRI)
2.    H.B.No. 5376 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE ON THE REEMPLOYMENT OF OLDER WORKERS AS THEY RELATE TO THE BOARD OF REGENTS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION.  (PRI)
3.    H.B.No. 5377 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE ON THE REEMPLOYMENT OF OLDER WORKERS AS THEY RELATE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR.  (PRI)
4.    H.B.No. 5382 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE STUDY ON THE REEMPLOYMENT OF OLDER WORKERS AS THEY RELATE TO JOB ADVERTISEMENTS.  (PRI)
5.    H.B.No. 5369 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING CERTAIN FISCAL AND RESOURCE-RELATED MATTERS PERTAINING TO STATE PARKS.  (PRI)
6.    H.B.No. 5370 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE PERFORMANCE OF CONNECTICUT'S STATE PARKS.  (PRI)
7.    H.B.No. 5378 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING MEDICAID-FUNDED EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT VISITS.  (PRI)
8.    H.B.No. 5371 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE STUDY ON ACCESS TO SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT FOR INSURED YOUTH AS THEY RELATE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES.  (PRI)
9.    H.B.No. 5372 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE ALCOHOL AND DRUG POLICY COUNCIL.  (PRI)
10. H.B.No. 5373 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE CONCERNING THE REPORTING OF CERTAIN DATA BY MANAGED CARE ORGANIZATIONS AND HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES TO THE INSURANCE DEPARTMENT.  (PRI)
11. H.B.No. 5374 (RAISED) AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM REVIEW AND INVESTIGATIONS COMMITTEE STUDY ON THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES AS THEY RELATE TO PREPARATION OF YOUTHS AGING OUT OF STATE CARE.  (PRI)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

MY TAKE – Meriden’s efforts regarding their transit-oriented district.

The Burdelski foresees “real milestones” in 5-10 years for downtown Meriden’s transit-oriented quest article was recently published in the Record Journal.  

The Wallingford link to this is the fact that Meriden is deeply into this and Wallingford is not.

It is more likely than not we will be looking back twenty years from now at this point in time and saying "this was the point in time when the pendulum fully began swinging" where Wallingford began to fully be left behind.

My opinion.

We'll know in the fullness of time.

And I hope I am wrong.

Monday, February 24, 2014

AGENDA REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING

TOWN OF WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT

REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
Town Council Chambers

TUESDAY

February 25, 2014

6:30 P.M.

AGENDA

1. Moment of Silence

2. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call

3. Consent Agenda

3a. Consider and Approve Tax Refunds totaling $2,997.24 (#527-#533) Acct. #1001001-41020 – Tax Collector

3b. Acceptance of Donation and Appropriation in the Amount of $80 from Registration Fees for Youth and Social Services Special Fund-STEM ACADEMY to Donations Acct # 2264002-47152 and to Expenditures Acct # 22640150-58830 – Youth and Social Services

3c. Consider and Approve a Resolution authorizing the Mayor to enter into an Agreement with the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection Division, Citizen Corps Funding Program in the Amount of $1,020 and designate Eloise Hazelwood, Director of Health and Wallingford MTC Coordinator as the Administrator of the Program – Health Director

3d. Acceptance of and Appropriation of Funds from Ct Department of Emergency Services for VMRC in the Amount of $1,020 to Citizen Corps Funding Program Acct # TBD by Finance Dept. and to Citizen Corps Funding Program Acct # TBD by Finance Dept. – Health Director

3e. Acceptance from Kidde Corporation of twenty-five (25) smoke detectors with ten-year (10) life batteries valued at $1,474 – Fire Marshal

3f. Consider and Approve an Appropriation in the Amount of $6,826 to Open Space Management Fund Revenue Acct # 2151001-44060 and to Open Space Management Fund Expenses Acct # 21511100-58830-10009 - Environmental Planner

3g. Consider and Approve a Transfer of Funds in the amount of $50,000 to Public Works-Overtime Acct # 10030000-51400 from General Purpose Contingency Acct # 10019000-58520 – Public Works Director

3h. Consider and Approve revisions to Job Description for Working Crew Leader in the Public Works Dept. - Personnel

3i. Consider and Approve a Resolution endorsing a proposal submitted by SCRCOG for a Regional Performance Incentive Program Grant for the Continued Development of Regional GIS Data Services - Mayor

3j. Consider and Approve Town Council Authorization to Execute LCRA between the CTMEEC and the WED – Public Utilities

3k. Consider and Approve Town Council Authorization to Execute the Asset Demarcation Agreement between CL & P and the WED – Public Utilities

3l. Approve Minutes of Special Town Council Meeting of February 4, 2014

3m. Approve Minutes of Regular Town Council Meeting of February 11, 2014

4. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

5. PUBLIC QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD

6. Discussion and Possible Action with respect to Tax Incentive Program for Winston Hospitality, Inc. – Chairman Vincent Cervoni

7. Executive Session pursuant to §1-200(6) (D) of the Connecticut General Statutes with respect to the purchase, sale and/or leasing of property - Mayor

8. Executive Session pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes §1-225 (f) and §1-200(6)(B) regarding strategy and negotiations with respect to pending litigation matter of American Industries, Inc. v. Town of Wallingford – Law Department

9. Discussion and Possible Action regarding the matter of American Industries, Inc, v. Town of Wallingford matter as discussed in Executive Session– Law Department

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Contact information for the Wallingford Board of Education members

Members - Wallingford Board of Education

2014-2016

Roxane McKay
294 Ivy Street
Rmckay@tagcfm.com


Michael J. Votto
377 N. Elm Street
mvotto1968@aol.com
mvotto@staedan-brendanschool.org


Jay Cei
15 Blossom Lane
Jcei@ulbrich.com


Kathy Castelli
9 Ashford Court
Kcast1234@comcast.net


Joseph A. Marrone
49 Powers Road
Joemar3@sbcglobal.net


Michael Brooder
349 East Main Street
Michael.brooder@marcumllp.com


Chet Miller
15 Morgan Drive
Cmiller492@comcast.net


Karen Hlavac
85 Saw Mill Drive
hlavacdennis@sbcglobal.net


Christopher K. Shortell
1A Cassella Drive
ckshortell@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

AGENDA – WALLINGFORD TOWN COUNCIL MEETING FOR January 28, 2014

TOWN OF WALLINGFORD, CONNECTICUT

REGULAR TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
Town Council Chambers

TUESDAY

January 28, 2014

6:30 P.M.

AGENDA

1. Moment of Silence

2. Pledge of Allegiance and Roll Call

3. Consent Agenda

3a. Consider and Approve Tax Refunds totaling $5,362.39 (#477-503) Acct. #1001001-41020 – Tax Collector

3b. Consider and Approve the Appointment of Tom Vitali at to serve as a Regular Member to the Board of Assessment Appeals for a three-year term expiring January 7, 2017– Chairman Vincent Cervoni

3c. Consider and Appointment of Timothy Wall, Samuel Carmody and Joseph DaCunto as Constables for two-year terms which expire January 7, 2016 – Chairman Vincent Cervoni

3d. Consider and Appointment of Chester Miller, Robert Jacques, Sr., Armand Menard and John LeTourneau as Constables for two-year terms which expire January 7, 2016 – Chairman Vincent Cervoni

3e. Consider and Approve the Appointment of James Fitzsimmons at to serve as a Regular Member of Planning and Zoning Commission for a five-year term expiring January 8, 2019- Chairman Vincent Cervoni

3f. Consider and Approve the Appointment of Rocco Matarazzo at to serve as an Alternate to the Planning and Zoning Commission for a three-year term expiring January 8, 2017- Chairman Vincent Cervoni

3g. Consider and Appointment of Joe Rusczek as an Alternate to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a three-year term expiring January 8, 2017 - Chairman Vincent Cervoni

3h. Acceptance of Donation and Appropriation in the Amount of $80 from Registration Fees for Youth and Social Services Special Fund-STEM ACADEMY to Donations Acct # 2264002-47152 and to Expenditures Acct # 2264015058830 – Youth and Social Services

3i. Acceptance of Donation and Appropriation in the Amount of $100 from Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce for Youth and Social Services Special Fund- Holiday for Giving to Donations Acct # 2134002-47152 and to Expenditures Acct # 21340100-58830 – Youth and Social Services

3j. Acceptance of Donation and Appropriation in the Amount of $120.00 from Registration Fees for Youth and Social Services Special Fund-STEM ACADEMY to Donations Acct # 2264002-47152 and to Expenditures Acct # 2264015058830 – Youth and Social Services

3k. Acceptance of Donation and Appropriation in the Amount of $180.00 from Registration Fees for Youth and Social Services Special Fund-STEM ACADEMY to Donations Acct # 2264002-47152 and to Expenditures Acct # 2264015058830 – Youth and Social Services

3l. Acceptance of Donation and Appropriation in the Amount of $240.00 from Registration Fees for Youth and Social Services Special Fund-STEM ACADEMY to Donations Acct # 2264002-47152 and to Expenditures Acct # 2264015058830 – Youth and Social Services

3m. Consider and Approve an Appropriation of Funds in the Amount of $2,100 to Revenue-Miscellaneous Reimbursement Acct #100- TBD and to Continuing Education & Training Acct #10020100-55700– Animal Control Officer

3n. Consider and Approve a Budget Amendment in the Amount of $18,000 to Transportation Equipment Acct # 43300392 and from Maintenance Structures & Improvements-Treatment Acct # 43100651 for $6,000 and from Meter Expenses Acct # 43100663 for $ $12,000 – Water Division

3o. Consider and Approve acquisition of Property at 237 Pond Hill Road – Water Division

3p. Consider and Approve Amended Memorandum of Agreement with South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority – Water Division

3q. Approve Minutes of Regular Town Council meeting of January 14, 2014

4. Items Removed from the Consent Agenda

5. PUBLIC QUESTION AND ANSWER PERIOD

6. Conduct a Public Hearing for January 28, 2014 at 6:45 P.M. with regard to an Ordinance entitled Penalties for Violations of Zoning Regulations –Ordinance Committee

7. Consider and Approve Authorizing the Mayor to sign the Consent Order issued by DEEP to provide municipal drinking water to five properties located on South Broad Street - Mayor

8. Consider and Approve Resolution Authorizing the Mayor to apply for the State of Connecticut Potable Water Grant with the Commissioner of DEEP in the Amount of $225,000 and execute all applications, instruments, contracts and documents, and accept payments and do all other things that may be necessary for state grants and loans relating to said grant - Mayor

9. Consider and Approve a Budget Amendment in the Amount of $225,000 to Services Acct # 53300345 and to Contribution in Aid – Water Division

10. Executive Session pursuant to §1-200(6) (D) of the Connecticut General Statutes with respect to the purchase, sale and/or leasing of property - Mayor

 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

The overtaxing of Wallingford

Taxing considerations was printed today in the Record Journal – in it Mike Brodinsky outlined many points regarding our budgeting processes. It is a comprehensive read and I recommend it to everyone.  

Our current budget (from this past May) already included $4.3 million dollars from the rainy day fund; when the end of year audit was completed, the budget balance for the fiscal year 2013 was $7,388,000 to the positive. This is because the town took in $3,587,000 more than planned (as I stated during the budget cycle we are TOO conservative with our income projection numbers) and we spent $3,801,000 less than planned (and that is simply credit where credit is due - it doesn't make sense to spend more than you need to).

In May of 2013 I pressed that “TOO conservative with our income projection numbers” issue - MY TAKE - Wallingford budget passes with additional cuts 

We could have fully funded EVERYTHING and STILL had money left over because we sandbag our revenue numbers to make an excessive cushion. We over estimate expenses as shown above (and agreeably, that is a harder target to hit).

Yes - it is better than running into the red but when these monies are only shuffled around it is bad for the taxpayer.

That $4.3 million dollars moved into this current budget will be slid back into the general fund and not spent and then it will be infused into the new budget and likely not spent as well.

The current budget was adopted at $147.4 million dollars – an increase of 4.3 percent on the full budget this upcoming May totals a new budget of $153.4 million; an increase of $6,000,000. The total tax bill for the town CAN go up by that amount and there SHOULD be no tax increases for that to the taxpayers because we are sitting on $7,388,000 to the positive from this year (with about $900,000 or so being held back for future revaluations.)

What is more likely is the scenario that was laid out in the paper in the Wallingford audit shows healthy revenue article - $2.16 million will be added to the town’s general fund, which grows to $24,804,000. Of that balance, $6,471,000 remains unappropriated. $11,794,000 — is retained to show creditors the town is well-off financially.

 

From the City and towns differ in how to handle audits article:

Cheshire - Total Budget: $98.7 million Surplus: $1 million Unassigned Fund Balance: $9.4 million Credit Rating: AAA (Fitch) Aa1 (Moody’s)

Wallingford - Total Budget: $145.1 million Surplus: $2.1 million Unassigned Fund Balance: $18.1 million Credit Rating: Aaa (Moody’s)

Aaa - An obligor has EXTREMELY STRONG capacity to meet its financial commitments. – Wallingford

Aa1, - An obligor has VERY STRONG capacity to meet its financial commitments. It differs from the highest rated obligors only in small degree.- Cheshire

Aa2 and Aa3 also fall into that “An obligor has VERY STRONG capacity to meet its financial commitments. It differs from the highest rated obligors only in small degree” bucket – SOURCE.

I will remind our taxpayers of just one additional thing – when your tax situation changes, you sell your business (and no longer pay those taxes), downsize your home or move away you are never going to get a refund on these excess taxes you are paying right now. You will never see an increase or added service for the dollars you paid to the town.

It is impossible to hit the budget target on the nose but as I pointed out last year, as a freshman councilor versus as 30 year sitting mayor, we fudge the numbers way too much.

This is nothing short of being over taxed year after year.

There are a lot of numbers in this article – let me summarize for you.

If Wallingford’s total tax bill this budget season goes up less than 4.3 percent on the full budget for a new budget of $153.4 million AND our tax bills go up then the shell game is getting played again and you are being overtaxed.

See you in April at the budget hearings.