Alderman Voigt: “This transfer request by the Public Works Department is to move funds within their operating budget, to balance budget lines with expected shortfalls with money from other budget lines. I ask your support for this item.”
The favorable report of the Finance Committee recommending passage of the proposed ordinance amendment, as printed on pages 111-118 of the Journal of the Regular Meeting of the Board of Aldermen held on February 7, 2005, was read for the second time.
Alderman Voigt: “This amended budget is required now that the State of Connecticut has finalized their annual budget, and the city’s budget has to be changed based on the corrected State aid figures, and revised other revenue income. The City’s assumption of total State aid has had to be reduced by $1,840,642, and even though the City is receiving less State aid, the projections of the total revenue generated by city departments and initiatives has been increased by $3,483,928, or a net increase of $1,628,286. Some of the major revenue increases are from non profits, for $2.5 million, and new programs, such as the boot finder tow program, sale of the parking garage, and fire insurance recoveries, for $4.5 million. On the expense side, the increases are primarily the city employee’s medical benefits cost, which has to be increased by $2.5 million, the Transfer Station increased by $300,000, and new cost items totaling $52,500.
REPORT ACCEPTED. ORDINANCE AMENDMENT ENACTED.
Upon motion made and duly seconded, said ordinance amendment was put to a roll call vote, which resulted as follows:
Those voting “AYE”: Healey, Chen, James, Jackson-Brooks, Perez, Colon, Clark, Smart, Addonizio, Mattison, Lee, Ellis-West, Santana, Jolly, Castro, Paolillo, DePino, Edwards, Blango, Jones, Shah, McCormack, Silverman, Voigt, Rawls-Ivy, Goldfield and Gorham-Walker – 27.
Those voting “NO”: 0.
Said ordinance amendment was enacted by a majority vote of the Board of Aldermen, and it was so declared by the Chair.
Note: Alderman King was absent from the chamber at the time of the vote.
The favorable report of the Finance Committee recommending passage of the proposed order, as printed on page 119 of the Journal of the Regular Meeting of the Board of