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April 27, 2006 Meeting Minutes
Charter Revision Commission
REGULAR MEETING
of
April 27, 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 p.m. at the East Windsor Town Hall, 11 Rye Street, Broad Brook, CT

II.     Attendance

Present:  Richard Leborious, Chairman,  Edward Fi1ipone, Ralph Saunders,  Joe Roberts, Noreen Farmer
Unable to attend:  Kathy Bilodeau, John Parda, Cliff Nelson

III.    Approval of Minutes:  March 18, 2006; March 23, 2006

MOTION: To approve the minutes of March 18, 2006 and March 23, 2006 as submitted.
                Made by Mr. Saunders, seconded by Mr. Filipone
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

IV.     Added Agenda Items – None.

V.      Public Participation

Mr. Leborious announced that Peter Nevers has resigned from the Commission.

Marilyn Butenkoff came before the Commission to request that the name of the Historical Commission be changed to be:  The Historical Preservation Commission.  Later in the meeting the Commission approved the name change on the draft.   

VI.     Written Communications -  None

MOTION: To hold a recess at 7:30 p.m. while the Town Meeting takes place.
                Made by Mr. Filipone, seconded by Mr. Roberts
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION: To come out of recess at 9:00 p.m.
                Made by Mr. Filipone, seconded by Mr. Roberts
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

VII.    Comprehensive Review of complete draft (distributed to Commission members prior to meeting)

The Commission reviewed the entire document and determined the following:

MOTION: To allow the Chairman to correct typographical and grammatical errors in the draft.
                Made by Mr. Roberts, seconded by Mr. Saunders
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.

·       As to Section 1-4:

MOTION: To authorize the Chairman to “clarify language” while not changing the intent.
                Made by Mr. Saunders, seconded by Mr. Roberts.
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

·       Sections 2-5 and 7-2 are before the Town Attorney for review.

·       Section 4-7C

MOTION: To allow the Chairman to redraft the language.
                Made by Mr. Leborious, seconded by Mr. Saunders
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

·       The supervisory structure of the Department of Public Works, the Department of Social and Senior Services and the Department of Public Safety was discussed at length.  The Town Attorney will be asked to review section to ascertain there is no conflicts with town labor contracts.

·       The request to split the Conservation/Inland Wetland Commission was discussed. The minutes representing Ms. Kehoe’s presentation were re-read for the Commission.  The Commission seeks to avoid adding another layer of government, yet wants to provide for a committee to address conservation issues for land use agencies.

MOTION: To create a Natural Resource Preservation Committee, Chairman to modify language in the draft Charter.
                Made by Mr. Leborious, seconded by Mr. Saunders.
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.

·       Section 9-15

MOTION: To allow the Chairman to add language regarding added appropriations.
                Made by Mr. Filipone, seconded by Mr. Roberts.
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.


VIII.   Discuss and schedule Public Hearing

The Chairman and the Recording Secretary will confer and decide a date for a public hearing, specifically one not conflicting with any other public hearings and/or meetings.

MOTION: To approve the Charter as revised and to allow the Chairman to set a public hearing date, not to conflict with any other public hearing.
                Made by Ms. Farmer, seconded by Mr. Saunders
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

IX.     Adjournment

MOTION: To adjourn at 10:15 p.m.
                Made by Mr. Filipone, seconded by Ms. Farmer
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.


Respectfully submitted,


Cynthia D. Croxford
Recording Secretary