I’d like to thank everyone who voted for me for the Board of Finance in the last local election. I hope to receive your vote again in November. If you didn’t vote in the last townwide election, or are taking a look at the candidates for the first time, it’s important that you get to know everyone that is willing to volunteer on your behalf. So, with that thought in mind, let me tell you a little about myself.
As a 20 year resident of Newtown, my wife Carol and I have enjoyed the opportunity to raise our family in this beautiful town. Over that time span, I built my career, safe in the knowledge that this community is a good home. I have spent the better part of those past 20 years as president of several insurance companies in addition to witnessing my three sons, Mark, Matt and Sam, thrive here.
Now, it is my turn to give back to the community that has meant so much to us.
I am writing this letter to endorse Aaron Carlson for the Board of Finance.
My wife and I moved to Newtown four years ago from NYC. We were anxious and excited about moving to a new place to start our family. Fortunately, we moved up the street from Aaron and his wonderful family. Anyone who knows Aaron, it doesn’t take long for him to make you feel comfortable and offer a helping hand anytime you need one. Aaron helped my family feel at home in Newtown.
As someone who recently moved from Newtown, I have absolutely nothing personal to gain from this letter of support for Aaron Carlson, except perhaps to see a town that I love benefit from having such an incredible individual sit on the Board of Finance.
I am writing to endorse Aaron Carlson for a position on the Board of Finance. I am fortunate to know Aaron as a parent, coach, volunteer and businessman.
Very simply, Aaron “gets things done.” He brings a strong combination of passion and pragmatism to any project/endeavor he undertakes. I know he will bring these same skills as a member of the Board of Finance.
The Board of Finance voted unanimously August 27 to adopt additional criteria to Newtown’s Debt Management Policy, which helps inform and guide officials on the issuance, management, evaluation, and reporting on municipal debt obligations.
The amendments to the policy were made by Finance Director Robert Tait following a lengthy review of past and present debt analyses, as well as an attempt to predict future borrowing patterns.
At its March 9 budget review session, the Board of Finance heard details of a $300,000 savings opportunity in the town’s self-insured employee heath fund.
Employee Medical Benefits Board Chairman Mark Mattioli and board member Jim Loring appeared to answer questions and to amplify significant points in a memo sent to town Finance Director Robert Tait and Newtown School District Business Manager Ron Bienkowski.