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November 01, 2005 Minutes
TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
BOARD OF SELECTMEN MINUTES
NOVEMBER 1, 2005
                                                           

I.      TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
Tuesday, November 1, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the East Windsor Town Hall

Mrs. Roberts called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. on November 1, 2005 at the East Windsor Town Hall, 11 Rye Street, Broad Brook.

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 add the following items to the agenda:
VI.      Communications:  Memo from Charter Revision Commission dated October 31, 2005; and
VIII.   Board and Commission Appointments and Resignations:  Jim Thurz New appointment to be considered:  Building Committee
Made by Mr. Regina, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo,
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.
      
IV.     PREVIOUS MINUTES
A.      Regular meeting minutes of October 18, 2005

MOTION: To approve the regular meeting minutes of October 18, 2005, as submitted
                Made by Mr. Regina, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

V.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Elizabeth Burns, Human Services commented that the first portion of the Four Town Fair segments for Cox Cable has been completed and will be aired. There are three shows slated to be created and shown.  

VI.     COMMUNICATIONS – These were reviewed for the Board’s information
A.      Connecticut Labor Force Date/August 205
B.      E.W. Chamber of Commerce and EDC invitation to Meet Your Business Neighbors
C.      Dept. of Social Services RE: Implementation of Hurricane Assistance

D.      Program for Evacuees
E.      News from CRRA
F.      Guidance for Local Officials Receiving Joint Federal/State Preliminary Damage Assessment Teams
G.      DECD RE: List of 2005 Distressed Municipalities
H.      CCM RE: Street Lighting Refunds Owed by CL&P
H.  Charter Revision Commission Memo dated October 31, 2005

VII.    SELECTMEN’S REPORTS
A.      L. Roberts, First Selectman
·       The Dean Avenue project is in its final stages, the driveways will be tapered and the curbs installed.  One resident called today to express satisfaction with the project.
·       A record number of flu shots have been giving.
·       The flood has caused havoc  The Windsorville dame breached, the Broad Brook Pond Dam is strained and there has been flooding over roads causing damage.  This will cause a strain on the emergency incentive program.
·       FEMA has sent teams to survey both personal damage and town infrastructure damage
·       The Governor is trying to declare the area a State of Emergency.  East Windsor’s various town agencies had already begun preparing reports, so the Governor’s request for information can be answered promptly.
·       The Rock Show will be held on 11/11.
·       The Road Race is on 11/12
·       The Swearing In Ceremony will be on 11/15, Selectmen Balf and Regina were invited to attend.
·       Leaf Pick up is schedule for the week of the 28th.
·       The Reminder is now doing the Town newsletter.

B.      K. Crouch, Deputy First Selectman
·       Building Committee:  The bidding for the Salt Shed behind the Town Garage has begun and hopefully this will be done by Christmas.
·       The Police Station Renovation is slow, the heat and a/c will be complete hopefully by week’s end.    The new dispatch/records area is 75% done.
·       The Veterans Day Road race is on the 12th, the building opens at 7:30, the memorial service is at 9:30 at Town  Hall and the Race is at 10:00 a.m.

C.      A. Regina, Selectman – No report.
D.      T. Sinsigallo, Selectman – No Report.
E.      M. Balf, Selectman
·       The curbs were put in on Dean Avenue today and they appear all done, nothing has been done on driveways in two weeks.  The Town Engineer was there today and talked with residents.


VIII.   BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATION
A.      Vacancies:
American Heritage River Commission:
Four reg. R or U vacancies; one vacancy to be filled, term expiring 11/1/2006 Three regular 4-yr. terms available.
Four Alt. vacancies, 4-yr. terms
Building Committee:  One reg. R or D vacancy to be filled, 6-yr. term expiring 6/1/2010
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:
                Conservation Commission, 4-year term to expire November 1, 2009
·       Linda Kehoe (D)
·       Michael Koczera (R)

MOTION: To re-appoint Linda Kehoe and Michael Koczera to the Conservation Commission for a four year term to expire November 1, 2009.
Made by Mr. Balf, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

New Appointments, Applications to be considered:
Jim Barton, (D), Public Safety Committee, 18-month term to expire 4/1/2007

MOTION: To appoint Jim Barton to the Public Safety Committee for an 18 month term to expire 4/1/2007.
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Regina
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION: To appoint Jim Thurz to the Building Committee for a six year term to expire 6/1/2010.
Made by Mr. Regina, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.


IX.     UNFINISHED BUSINESS                
A.      Ethics Ordinance
The changes to the Ordinance were outlined.  3.2 was changed by the Town attorney; 4.4 incorporates the procedure for filing the complaint.  The following language is to be added “All complaints must be filed directly with the Ethics Commission either by hand delivery or U.S. Postal delivery to 11 Rye Street, Broad Brook.”  In section 3.3. the value is increased for $50 to $100 for cost of living, inflation factor.   It was agreed this should go before a public hearing.

MOTION: To send the Ethics Ordinance, as revised, to a public hearing date to be determined by the First Selectman.
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

B.      Sale of Tax Lien

The Board reviewed the November 1, 2005 letter from the Tax Collector regarding agreement with the tax lien.  All the steps outlined in the ordinance have been taken.  The resolution from Attorney Fahey had to be corrected to reflect the amount “$22, 141.77.”  

MOTION: To adopt the “East Windsor Board of Selectmen, Resolution Re: Assignment of Tax Lien” as signed November 1, 2005, and attached hereto.
                Made by Mr. Regina, seconded by Mr. Balf
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

C.      *Proposed Developers Agreement Town of East Windsor/Chapman (Tabled until 12/6/05)
D.      *Tax Relief for the Elderly (Report due 11/15/05) THIS REPORT WILL BE ON DECEMBER 6, 2005.
E.      *Proposed Scenic Road Ordinance

X.      NEW BUSINESS            
A.      Adoption of Resolution Authorizing Participation in Office of Domestic Preparedness Training Reimbursement Program

MOTION: To adopt the “Resolution Authorizing Participation in Office of Domestic Preparedness Training Reimbursement Program.”
        Made by Mr. Balf, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

B.      Tax Refunds
MOTION: To approve the tax refunds in the amount of  $803.94 as recommended by the Tax Collector.
Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Balf.
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

 
      XI.      ADJOURNMENT


MOTION: To adjourn at 8:45 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.

Attachments can be viewed in the Town Clerk's Office.