OPM: Municipal Accountability Review Board

 Municipal Accountability Review Board
The Municipal Accountability Review Board (MARB) was established by Section 367 of Public Act 17-2  as a State Board.  The MARB was part of the statutory provisions contained in Section 349 to 376 of the Act for the purpose of providing technical, financial and other assistance and related accountability for municipalities experiencing various levels of fiscal distress.


Composition of the Municipal Accountability Review Board Pursuant to Section 367 of Public Act 17-2

The Municipal Accountability Review Board (MARB), which is located in the Office of Policy and Management (OPM) for administrative purposes only, shall be comprised of the 11 members, appointed as follows:

Secretary of OPM, or designee, Chairperson
State Treasurer, or designee, Co-chairperson
Five members appointed by the Governor:

? a municipal finance director
? a municipal bond or bankruptcy attorney
? a town manager
? a member having significant experience representing organized labor from a list of three recommendations by AFSCME
? a member having significant experience as a teacher or representing a teacher’s organization selected from a list of three joint recommendations by CEA and AFT-CT

One member appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, one member appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, one member appointed by the Minority Leader of the Senate and one member appointed by the Minority Leader of the house of Representatives, each of whom shall have experience in business, finance or municipal management.

Ex-Officio and Appointed Members as of
January 19, 2018


Appointed By:



Benjamin Barnes, Chairperson


Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management

The Honorable Denise Nappier, Co-Chairperson


State Treasurer

Thomas Hamilton


Chief Financial Officer, Norwalk Public Schools

Scott D. Jackson


State Commissioner of Labor, former Mayor and Chief Administrative Officer, Town of Hamden

Sal Luciano


Executive Director of Council 4 of the American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO

Mark D. Waxenberg


Former Executive Director Connecticut  Education Association

Patrick J. Egan

Senate President Pro Tempore

Former Assistant Chief / Executive Officer, New Haven Fire Department; Former President, New Haven Firefighters, IAFF Local 825

Mary Glassman

Speaker of the House
Manager of Regional Efficiencies, Capitol Region Education Council; Former First Selectman, Simsbury
Peter GioiaSenate Minority Leader Vice President and Economist Connecticut Business and Industry Association
Thomas O. BarnesHouse Minority LeaderChairman of the Board, Barnes Group Inc.


Schedule of Meetings, Agendas and Minutes:





Friday, December 8, 2017 10:00 AM

470 Capitol Avenue, Room AB, Hartford, CT

Agenda Minutes
Thursday, January 4, 2018 10 AM
Meeting Cancelled due to the weather
Agenda Minutes
Thursday, January 11, 2018 10:00 AM

State Legislative Office Building, Room 1-A, 300 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, CT

Agenda Material:
West Haven Presentation
Draft Minutes
Thursday, February 8, 2018 10:00 AMState Board of Regents Boardroom, Ground Level, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT
Agenda Material:
Draft 2/8/18 Minutes 2/8/18 Minutes
Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:00 AMState Board of Regents Boardroom, Ground Level, 61 Woodland Street, Hartford, CT

Thursday, April 5, 2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
Thursday, May 3, 2018 10:00 AM
Thursday, June 7, 2018 10:00 AM
Thursday, July 5, 2018 10:00 AM (Tentative)
Thursday, August 2, 2018 10:00 AM
Thursday, September 6,  2018 10:00 AM
Thursday, October 4, 2018 10:00 AM
Thursday, November 1, 2018 10:00 AM
Thursday, December 6, 2018 10:00 AM


Background Information: Municipal Finances:



EARS is a web site made available by the Municipal Finance Services Section of the Office of

Policy and Management (OPM) to provide independent auditors an electronic process for

uploading audit reports of their clients on-line. State grantor agencies and the public will

be able to access and view the reports that have been filed on EARS.  These reports include the audit

reports that must be submitted each year submitted by municipalities.


Municipal Fiscal Indicators:


Municipal Fiscal Indicators is an annual compendium of information compiled by the Office of Policy and Management, Office of Finance, Municipal Finance Services Unit (MFS). The data contained in Indicators provides key financial and demographic information on municipalities in Connecticut.

Municipal Fiscal Indicators contains the most current financial data available for each of Connecticut's 169 municipalities. The majority of this data was compiled from the audited financial statements that are filed annually with the State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management, IGP Division. This database of information includes selected demographic and economic data relating to, or having an impact upon, a municipality’s financial condition. The most recent edition is for the Fiscal Years Ended 2011-2015 and was first published in January of 2017.


The latest information is available on-line only and is not available in book format.


Municipal Statistical And Formula Aid Information (Office of Policy and Management-December 2017)


Information Regarding Municipalities Referred to the MARB:


West Haven:Hartford:

Referral Letter

Referral Letter and Request

2016 West Haven Audit Report

2016 Hartford Audit Report

West Haven 2017-18 Budget

Hartford 2017-18 Budget

An Ordinance Authorizing Establishing Balanced Budget Policies and Procedures for the City’s General Fund Budget

October 2017 Monthly Financial Report FY 2017-18

West Haven Actuarial Valuation for the Police Pension Plan

Pension Actuarial Report

Official Statement of West Haven Dated November 21,  2017


City of West Haven Charter and CodeCity of Hartford Charter and Code Ordinances
West Haven Bond Rating Reports:
Hartford Bond Rating Reports:
West Haven Collective Bargaining Status 1/29/18Hartford Collective Bargaining Status 1/29/18
Policies and Procedures Summary Policies and Procedures Summary


Additional information:


For more information about the Municipal Accountability Review Board, please contact Robert.Dakers@ct.gov, or by phone at 860-418-6422. 

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