Skip Navigation
This table is used for column layout.
Town Resources
  • Agendas & Minutes
  • Forms, Documents & Permits
  • Pay Bill Online
  • GIS/Maps
  • Contacts Directory
  • Subscribe to News
  • Live Stream and Recorded Video
  • Charter & Ordinances
  • Employment Opportunities
  • RFPs / Legal Notices
  • 250th Anniversary
  • Casino Development Agreement
 
March 1, 2005 minutes
TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
March 1, 2005
                                                           

1.      TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
Ms. Roberts called the meeting to order on Tuesday, March 1, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the East Windsor Town Hall

2.      ATTENDANCE
SELECTMEN PRESENT:
Linda Roberts, First Selectman
Al Regina, Selectman
Kenneth Crouch, Deputy First Selectman
Thomas Sinsigallo, Selectman
Michael Balf, Selectman

3.      ADDED AGENDA ITEMS - none

4.      PREVIOUS MINUTES

A.      Special meeting minutes of February 8, 2005

MOTION: To approve the special meeting minutes of February 8, 2005, as submitted
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED

B.      Regular meeting minutes of February 15, 2005

MOTION: To approve the regular meeting minutes of February 15, 2005, as submitted
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Balf
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED

5.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Linda Sinsigallo, Mahoney Road
Ms. Sinsigallo came before the Board as a member of the Police Commission regarding the alarm ordinance currently before the Board of Selectmen.   She outlined that a lot of time and effort went into the draft and it has been floating since October.  The draft ordinance holds the best language gathered from ordinances in place in other towns.  Chief Cal Meyers was before the Board recently and outlined how the excessive alarm calls cost money to staff the engines.  It also contributes to diesel fuel expenses.  The revenue generated by this ordinance could help deflate costs of equipment and training and hold violators accountable as the alarms drain resources of the fire department and police department.  

6.      COMMUNICATIONS – The following were for the Board’s information:

a.      Connecticut Labor Force Data/November 2004
b.      CRRA Finances
c.      DEP/Equivalent Nitrogen Credit for 2004
d.      CRCOG/2004 Annual Report
e.      CCM/Legislative Update

7.      SELECTMEN’S REPORTS
·       L. Roberts, First Selectman
o       Department Heads and employees attended a meeting and were instructed on the virtual town hall web site improvements.
o       A legislative concern remains to be the proposed ethics bill.  The main concern is the demand for fiscal disclosure by volunteers, which        could effect an individual’s willingness to volunteer.
o       Millbrook Condo Community clean up update was distributed.  Detailed reports are available at the Warehouse Point Library and,          hopefully in the near future, also available at Town Hall.
o       Grand List figures are up almost 4%.
o       Doug Humphrey, Community Resource Officer, will be teaching a self defense seminar at Millpond on April 15. Anyone can sign up.
·       K. Crouch, Deputy First Selectman
o       The ZBA went along with the ZEO on the recent decision, also a landfill in Windsorville was denied.
·       A. Regina, Selectman
o       No report
·       T. Sinsigallo, Selectman
o       Inland Wetland Conservation Commission’s regular meeting this month has large impact items on it, including the Scantic Mansions.
·       M. Balf, Selectman
o       No report

8.      BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATION
A.      Vacancies:

American Heritage River Commission:
Four reg. R or U vacancies, 4-yr. terms
Four Alt. vacancies, 4-yr. terms
Cable Television:
One reg. R, 2-yr. term
Conservation Commission:
One alt. R & U, term to expire 11/01/04
Economic Development Commission:
One Reg. R, D or U, vacancy to be filled, term expiring 11/1/2005
Elderly Commission:
One Reg. R, D or U, vacancy to be filled, term expiring 4/20/2008
Municipal Building Code Board of Appeals:
Five Regular Members
Natural Resource Preservation Committee:
Two Reg. R or D, 18 month term to expire 07/31/2006
Property Maintenance Code Bd. Of Appeals:
One Reg. R or U, 4-yr. term

B.      Resignation

ELDERLY COMMISSION
MOTION: To accept, with regret, the resignation of Mary Lou Shefrin from the Elderly Commission
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.
 
C.      Re-Appointment:

NORTH CENTRAL DISTRICT HEALTH COMMITTEE
MOTION:         To reappoint Cecelia Mickey, (D), North Central District Health Committee, for a three year term to expire March 1, 2008
        Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Balf
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED

D.      New Appointments, Applications to be considered: None   

9.      UNFINISHED BUSINESS                

A.      Budget FYE 2006

The presentation schedule was distributed and reviewed.

B.      2004 Plan of Conservation & Development*
Municipal Facilities Study Committee (appoint at March 15th meeting)

C.      Employee Handbook*

This is still being reviewed by the insurance company

D       East Windsor Ambulance (verbal update)

The Committee has met and currently members are gathering information from area towns to draft an agreement.

E.      Charter Revision (verbal update)
Ms. Roberts asked the Board to ponder if there are any charter changes they wish to recommend in the future.

F.      Park and Recreation Director Search (verbal update)

Interviews are going through the second round.  Unfortunately the excellent candidates first selected and offered the job, passed on the position, salary based decisions.

G.      *Warehouse Point Library Ad Hoc Study Committee (attending March 15th meeting)

H.      *Ethics Ordinance (referred to Ethics Commission)

I.      *Ordinance Regulating Alarm Systems

The Town Attorney is reviewing this ordinance.  It will come before the Selectmen for input.  After that it should go to public hearing to gain public input, in light of the fact that the last two ordinances which went to Town Meeting were defeated.


10.     NEW BUSINESS

A.      Requests for Added Appropriation
·       Physicals & Immunizations

MOTION:         To recommend to the Board of Finance an added appropriation of $5,000 to the physical and immunization line.
Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.

·       Insurance
Ms. Roberts explained the confusion with the numbers regarding a credit scenario, which was cleared up when the Treasurer returned from vacation. The Board of Finance is aware of the new numbers.

MOTION: To amend the motion made at the February 15, 2005 meeting
recommending to the Board of Finance an added appropriation to the insurance line for the corrected amount of $87,600.00
Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Balf
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.~ MOTION CARRIED

·       Board of Selectmen Salary Line

Ms. Roberts explained that when preparing the budget the older salary figures were used, and thus the shortfall.

MOTION: To recommend to the Board of Finance an added appropriation of $900 to the salary line in the Selectmen's budget.
~Made by Mr. Balf, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED

B.      YWCA Hartford Region/Request for funding
*note agenda correction italicized above

Elizabeth Burns, Human Services Coordinator, contributed to the conversation and indicated she has made no referrals to this agency.  As the Towns people are covered in this arena, through other available sources,  the Board will take no action at this time.  They expressed that before they make a decision regarding possibly allocating monies, they invite this organization to come before the Board of Selectmen to outline the services that would be provided to the residents of East Windsor.  

MOTION: To invite a representative from the YWCA to a future meeting to discuss their services.
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

C.      Tax Refunds

MOTION: To approve the tax refunds in the amount of $6,164.63 as recommended by the Tax Collector.
Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.
        
11.      ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: To adjourn the meeting at 8:10 p.m.
                Made by Mr. Balf, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

Respectfully submitted


Cynthia D. Croxford
Recording Secretary


*Starred items will not be discussed, but will remain on agenda pending receipt of additional information.