The South Windsor Town Council has relatively few items on its agenda for tonight’s meeting, but the issues scheduled to be addressed will have a significant impact on the town’s finances.
During its work session, scheduled to start at 7 p.m., there will be a discussion of the budgets of the town’s boards and commissions, town manager, and town council.
In his report to the council, Town Manager Matthew Galligan did not provide an amount of the town’s budget, but said that, when combined with the Board of Education and taking revaluation into consideration, the overall budget would result in a 5.4 percent increase in real property taxes.
The estimated tax increase does not include any capital improvements, according to Galligan.
Town Councilor Jan Snyder “has been working very hard with Staff to come up with a Capital Plan that will get us back on track for the next few years,” Galligan wrote. “We will have to discuss this in more depth, and I will go over the issues that are driving the increase in this particular budget. I think we should have this discussion now so that the Council is well aware of what we will be looking at when March and April arrive.”
In other business, the council will discuss the following
- The Snow Angels program;
- A resolution approving an annual salary for Galligan for fiscal year 2012-13;
- A resolution approving an annual salary for Deborah W. Reid, clerk of the council for fiscal year 2012-13;
- A resolution authorizing the sale or disposal of surplus vehicles.
In addition, the council is expected to approve several appointees. Among them is Matthew Riley, who is expected to replace Richard Mabey on the Board of Education.
As is customary, the Town Council will not act on the appointment until its next meeting later in February.