Town of Hampton

Board of Finance

In 2012, Hampton voters approved an ordinance to establish a Board of Finance.  The original board consisted of members and alternates who were appointed to serve until the next municipal election.  A six-member board was then elected in 2013.  Two seats, each for a 6-year term, will be contested at each future biennial municipal election.  Three alternates, each serving a 5-year term, were appointed by the Board of Selectman.

Connecticut General State Statutes Sections 7-340 through 7-349 inclusive authorize the powers granted to Board of Finance in the State of Connecticut.   The statutes give the board specific responsibility for:

  1. Preparing the town budget
  2. Setting the property tax rate
  3. Approving deficiency and special 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 purpose of the Board of Finance is to provide financial oversight of the Town’s budgets and to work with those departments and organizations which receive Town funding to determine their internal controls and to minimize risk for fraud.  According to the Handbook for Connecticut Boards of Finance, published by the Institute of Public Service at the University of Connecticut, the Board of Finance has “complete charge of the town government’s financial activities.  ” 

The Board of Finance meets a minimum of once per month, usually on the second Tuesday.   The schedule of meetings for the current year is available in the Town Clerk’s office.

 
Nick Brown

Member

Term End: 11/21/2023
Perry Matchinis

Chair

Term End: 11/16/2021
Ed Adelman

Clerk

Term End: 11/21/2023
Rick Matejka

Member

Term End: 11/19/2019
Stanley Crawford

Alternate

Term End: 03/02/2020
Kathy Donahue

Vice-Chair

Term End: 11/19/2019
Kathi Newcombe

Alternate

Term End: 01/03/2024
Lisa Sanchez

Member

Term End: 11/19/2019
Alyssa Languth

Alternate

Term End: 06/06/2024