Bentleyville Finance Committee
January 15, 2014
Attendees: Jonathan Slain, Finance Committee Chair;
Bernice Schreiber, Fiscal Officer
John Bourisseau, Council; Christine Comstock, Council; Kathleen Hale, Council; Ken Kvacek, Council; Kathleen Esposito, Council.
Meeting called to order at 6:00 P.M.
Approval of Minutes
The accounts payable listing was reviewed and recommended for payment.
Review of Financial Statement
The new council members, Councilman Kvacek and Councilwoman Esposito, were welcomed to the meeting and we took some time to explain our usual proceedings.
We reviewed the Ordinance Authorizing the Mayor's Spending Authority as well as the Finance Committee's view that we would be scrutinizing expenditures over $10,000.
A review of the financial statements shows that Year to Date thru December 2013, the Village ended the year $201,000 better than budgeted. Revenue is $129,000 higher than budget (due mostly to a one time $138,000 tax receipt) and expenses ended up approximately $72,000 lower than budget.
Finance commends the Fiscal Officer and Mayor for a great job in projecting our 2013 revenues and expenses. Items that could be accounted for were well within a reasonable range for budgeting purposes.
Several departments came in below budget for the year including police and safety expenses and service department expenses. It should be noted that these expense savings came without any reduction in service quality!
We discussed the fund budgets and realize that approximately $300,000 will need to be added to the capex and major improvement budget within the next three years to accomplish the goals set out by the service director.
Council President Bourisseau expressed concern over sick pay for employees and will prepare an Ordinance for consideration.
We reviewed the Ordinances on the agenda.
Finance Manager Items
Next meeting Finance Committee would like to review the current fine revenue to gauge how it will increase in 2014 and see what budget implications this might have for the Village.
Meeting adjourned at 6:56 P.M.
Minutes submitted by Jonathan Slain, Finance Committee Chair
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