[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Easton 3-25-1980 as Title IIIA of the 1980 Code of Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall continue to be a Board of Finance consisting of six members who are electors and taxpayers of the Town of Easton and which shall have all the powers and duties provided by Chapter 106 of the General Statutes.
The members of said Board shall be elected for a term of six consecutive years in the same manner as the Town officers are elected, with the terms of said members arranged so that not more than two members are elected in any one year and not more than four members are members of the same political party.
The Board shall elect one of its members to be Chair and one to be Clerk thereof. The Board shall hold such regular meetings and special meetings as may be advisable at any time upon giving at least 24 hours' notice to each member before the time of such meeting. The Clerk shall cause to be prepared and filed with the Town Clerk a copy of the minutes and records of each regular and special meeting within seven days from the date of such meeting. At all meetings of the Board, four members shall constitute a quorum and the concurrence of three votes shall be necessary for the transaction of business.
Vacancies from death, resignation or otherwise shall be filled by a majority vote of the remaining members at a special meeting called for such purpose. Any member so elected shall serve until the next Town election and until his successor is elected and qualified. At the next Town election following the occurrence of such vacancy, the electors shall elect a successor to fill the vacancy for the unexpired portion of the term.
All officers, boards, commissions and departments of the Town entrusted with the expenditure of Town funds shall submit to the Board of Selectmen, at least four meetings before the annual budget meeting, the items and details of their respective budgets for the next fiscal year. The officers, boards, commissions and departments shall thereafter submit the items and details of their respective budgets, in such form and detail as the Board of Finance may from time to time prescribe, to the Board of Finance at least two months before the annual budget meeting. No officer, board, commission, or department shall expend any sum for any purpose unless such expenditure shall first be approved by the Board of Finance and appropriate transfers in such budget shall have been made by the Board.
There shall be three alternate members of the Board of Finance who shall be appointed by the Board of Selectmen pursuant to the provision of § 7-340a of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Upon the expiration of each of the original terms referred to above, each appointment as an alternate member of the Board of Finance shall be for a six-year term. All vacancies shall be filled by the Board of Selectman.