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October 18, 2005 Minutes

TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
BOARD OF SELECTMEN

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
October 18, 2005


I.      TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
Tuesday, October 18, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the East Windsor Town Hall

Ms. Roberts called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. at the East Windsor Town Hall, 11 Rye Street, Broad Brook, CT

II.     ATTENDANCE

Linda Roberts, First Selectman
Kenneth Crouch, Deputy First Selectman
Al Regina, Selectman
Michael Balf, Selectman
Thomas Sinsigallo, Selectman  

III.    ADDED AGENDA ITEMS

MOTION: To discuss at the end of the meeting the Park and Recreation response to Board’s request for proposed projects for funds to be transferred.  
                Made by Mr. Regina, seconded by Mr. Balf
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.
                        
IV.     PREVIOUS MINUTES
A.      Regular meeting minutes of October 4, 2005

MOTION: To accept the regular meeting minutes of October 4, 2005, as submitted.
                Made by Mr. Regina, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.

V.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Elizabeth Burns distributed a informational flyer regarding the Medicare Part D seminar.

VI.     COMMUNICATIONS – All items reviewed for the Board’s information
A.      DOT RE: Notice of Hearing
B.      CCM/Legislative Update
C.      Laurie Whitten, Town Planner recognition letter
D.      North Central Conservation District Thank you letter

E.      Moratorium Workshop flier
F.      Residential Electronics Recycling Collection flier
G.      Flu Clinics flier
H.      East Windsor Veterans Day 5k Road Race Application & Sponsorship form

VII.    SELECTMEN’S REPORTS
A.      L. Roberts, First Selectman

·       The Ordinance regarding sale of the tax lien passed.

·       Information was distributed regarding a forum East Windsor is hosting for the Boards of Education, Selectmen and Finance to discuss Connecticut Municipal Consortium of Fiscal Responsibility.  This will be held at Park Hill on October 25, 2005 at 7:30.  Representatives of these boards from Ellington, Somers and Stafford will be there as well.

B.      K. Crouch, Deputy First Selectman – No report

C.      A. Regina, Selectman – No report

D.      T. Sinsigallo, Selectman – No report

E.      M. Balf, Selectman

·       Regarding the Dean Avenue project Mr. Balf outlined his concerns with the driveways and the way they are cut and foreseeable issues in this regard.

VIII.   BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATION
A.      Vacancies:
American Heritage River Commission:
Five reg. R, D or U vacancies; two vacancies to be filled; one term expiring 11/1/2006 and one term expiring 11/1/2007; three regular 4-yr. terms available.
Four Alt. vacancies, 4-yr. terms
Connecticut Water Advisory Council: Representative needed
Conservation Commission:
One Reg. R or U vacancy to be filled, 4-yr. term expiring 10/1/2006
Economic Development Commission:
Two Reg. R, or U, vacancies to be filled, one term expiring 11/1/2005 and one term expiring 10/1/2007
Municipal Building Code Board of Appeals:
Five Regular Members
Property Maintenance Code Bd. Of Appeals:
Two Alternates vacancies R or U, 4-yr. term
Volunteer Incentive Committee:
One Reg. D, R or U vacancy, 4-yr. term

B.      Resignation: None       
Re-Appointment:
PROPERTY MAINTENANCE CODE BOARD OF APPEALS

MOTION: To reappoint Cliff Nelson, Donald Ojantakanen, Scott Riach and Jim Thurz to the Property Maintenance Code Board of Appeals for a four year term to expire 11/1/2009.
        Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Regina
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

New Appointments, Applications to be considered: None

IX.     UNFINISHED BUSINESS                
A.      Proposed Scenic Road Ordinance

Mrs. Roberts outlined the work the Board of Selectmen and the Town  Attorney have done with this issue to date and invited Ms. Smiegel of the Historical Commission to participate in the conversation.  Ms. Smiegel provided the views of the Historical Commission when approaching the Board of Selectmen on this issue.  The Historical Commission work to date has been with an eye towards an effort to educate citizens, especially those who have expressed an interest in scenic road designations.  The roads listed in the initial paperwork provided to the Board were those roads which qualify, not what the Historical Commission was seeking per se.  Discussion took place regarding restrictions put in place by a scenic road ordinance and pros and cons of those restrictions, as well as the intent of preserving a scenic road.  Ms. Smiegel will discuss the Board’s work to date with the Historical Commission in an effort to assist the Board in possibly drafting an East Windsor friendly scenic road ordinance.  

MOTION: To table this item to the December 6, 2005 meeting.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

B.      Ethics Ordinance

MOTION: To table this item to the next regular meeting.
                Made by Mr. Regina, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

C.      *Proposed Developers Agreement Town of East Windsor/Chapman,
(response due on November 1, 2005)

D.      *Tax Relief for the Elderly (Report due 11/15/05)

X.      NEW BUSINESS            
A.      Request to hold “Rock Show” November 11th at the Town Hall Annex

There was a concern as to who this was being hosted by.  It was expected to be the usual Leo Club function, but this was going to be confirmed.

MOTION: To allow the Rock Show at the Town Hall Annex on November 11, 2005 from 6 to 11 p.m., if sponsored by the Leo Club.
        Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

B.      Registrars of voters Re:  Referendum Account

This item was for the Boards information as a future added appropriation to be addressed in the Spring.  It was felt that all necessary requests for added appropriation by the Registrars will be requested at one time in the Spring.

C.      WPCA request to transfer funds

Mr. Leslie’s memo requesting the transfer of monies for the digital mapping was discussed.

MOTION: To recommend to the Board of Finance a transfer of $26,779.65 from the Prospect Hill Road Sewer project to digitize the sewer maps and add the layer onto the town GIS mapping.
                Made by Mr. Regina, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

D.      Town Clerk request for donation to Records Replacement Fund

There is no money in the budget for this requested donation.  It was felt the Town Clerk should take a look at the Town Clerk budget to find the funding.

MOTION: To send this request back to the Town Clerk to ask that money be located in the Town Clerk budget.
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
                In favor:  Regina, Crouch, Roberts, Sinsigallo
                Opposed:  Balf
MOTION CARRIED.

E.      Tax Refunds

MOTION: To approve the tax refunds in the amount of  $4654.67 as recommended by the Tax Collector.
Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.


****ADDED AGENDA ITEM:  Park and Recreation response to Board’s request for proposed projects for funds to be transferred

Ms. Green came before the Board to field any questions with the listing of projects to be funded with the transferred monies.  The Board found the submission acceptable, but suggested it be reformatted for ease in reference before it goes before the Board of Finance for review.

XI.     EXECUTIVE SESSION
A.      In accordance with Connecticut General Statute Section 1-200 (6) (b)
Pending Litigation      

MOTION: To enter into Executive Session at 8:30 p.m. in accordance with Connecticut General Statute Section 1-200(6)(b) Pending Litigation to include the Chairman of the Police Commission, Richard Sherman.
                Made by Mr. Balf, seconded by Mr. Regina
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION: To come out of Executive Session at 8:50 p.m.
                Made by Mr. Regina, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

No action taken as a result of the Executive Session.

     XII.      ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: To adjourn at 8:52 p.m.
                Made by Mr. Balf, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

Respectfully submitted

/cdc/

Cynthia D. Croxford
Recording Secretary

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