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March 23, 2006 SPECIAL MEETING Minutes
Charter Revision Commission
SPECIAL MEETING
of
March 23, 2006
7:00 P.M.
East Windsor Town Hall, 11 Rye Street, Broad Brook


MINUTES

I.      Call Meeting to Order

Mr. Leborious called the meeting to order at 7:00.m. at the East Windsor Town Hall, 11 Rye Street, Broad Brook, CT

II.     Attendance:  Present:  Richard Leborious, Chairman,  Kathy Bilodeau, John Parda, Cliff Nelson
Unable to attend:  Peter Nevers, Ralph Saunders, Edward Filipone, Joe Roberts, Noreen Farmer

No quorum was met – this meeting was held as a workshop only to complete revision of the final Chapters of the Charter.  At the next regularly scheduled meeting held the Commission will review the final draft.

III.    Approval of Minutes:  March 18, 2006  - tabled due to lack of quorum.

IV.     Added Agenda Items – None.

V.      Public Participation – None.

VI.     Written Communications

VII.    Continued Review of existing Charter and potential revision(s)

The Revised Chapters on Board of Finance and Taxation were distributed for the Commission’s reference.

The Town Meeting section had minimal revisions, more clarification of current procedures.  The Code of Ethics portion was simplified in that a separate Chapter was eliminated and wording added to Chapter One regarding reference to the Code of Ethics.  

The timeframe of Charter Revision was discussed and that the five year requirement to revise was a short span, ten years seemed more appropriate for mandatory revision.  It was noted that the citizens always have a right to petition for a Charter Change at any time.  


VIII.   Discuss and schedule Public Hearing – tabled to the next meeting.

IX.     Adjournment

MOTION: To adjourn at 8:50 p.m.
                Made by Mr. Nelson, seconded by Ms. Bilodeau.
ALL MEMBERS IF FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

Respectfully submitted,


Cynthia D. Croxford
Recording Secretary