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November 29, 2005 Minutes

TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
BOARD OF SELECTMEN

SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES
November 29, 2005


I.      TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
Tuesday, November 29, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the East Windsor Town Hall

Ms. Roberts called the meeting to order at 7:40 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
Edward Filipone, Selectman
Gilbert Hayes, Selectman

Unable to attend:  Thomas Sinsigallo, Selectman  

III.    UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A.      Set Public Hearing Date RE:  Proposed Developers Agreement Town of East Windsor/Chapman

Ms. Roberts went over the proposed schedule for this item:  Public Hearing on 12/14/05, Board of Selectmen agenda item for 12/20/05, Board of Finance agenda item, joint with Board of Selectmen for 12/21/05 to act jointly to forward to Town Meeting, and Town Meeting scheduled last week of December or first week of January.  

MOTION: To schedule a public hearing for December 14, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.  (location to be determined) for the purpose of answering questions and garnering public input as it relates to the installation of sewers on North Road and the execution of a developers agreement between the Town of East Windsor Water Pollution control Authority and Sumner L. Chapman.
Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Filipone

DISCUSSION:

The Selectmen briefly discussed the publics comments, both negative and positive, received to date regarding this item and the feedback that might come to light at a public hearing, as well as the alternatives should the sewer line down North Road not become reality.  

VOTE:  ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.  

Several Boards and Commission have endorsed this Agreement. To date the Board of Selectmen has not made an official stand.

MOTION: The Board of Selectmen endorse the proposed Developers Agreement between the Town of East Windsor and Mr. Chapman.
Made by Mr. Filipone, seconded by Mr. Crouch

DISCUSSION
The Selectmen discussed the pros and cons to this Agreement.  The sewer line along North Road has been a proposed Capital Improvement Project. The history of CIP projects getting cut was discussed.  The cost of the Town to do the project versus a developer was compared.  Resident concerns along North Road regarding costs was expressed and the various costs associated with a new sewer line, i.e.,  a sewer benefit assessment, sewer hook up and yearly user fee versus septic system failure costs was outlined.  The impact on increased property value was also discussed.  

VOTE:  ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.           

IV.     NEW BUSINESS

A.      New Member Orientation

Ms. Roberts provided a Selectmen Handbook, discussed check register signatures, outlined meeting dates and the tax refunds suggested by the Tax Collector.  

B.      Appointment liaison to Boards and Commission

The Selectmen discussed their role as liaison to other Boards and Commission – they have no voting privileges, but usually the courtesy is extended to them to be able to speak at meetings.  If they do not go to the meeting, they will get minutes from their various boards and/or commissions.  A memo will go to the Boards and Commission advising which Selectmen should be provided minutes.  Mr. Hayes, Mr. Filipone and Ms. Roberts can all receive the minutes and agendas via E-mail.

MOTION: To assign individual Selectmen as liaison to specific Boards and/or Commissions as outlined in Attachment A.
                Made by Mr. Filipone, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

C.      Holiday Invitation to Pot Luck Dinner   

The Selectmen were invited to attend the Holiday party on Thursday, December 22, 2005.
D.      Tax Refunds

MOTION: To approve the tax refunds in the amount of  $2,688.81 as recommended by the Tax Collector.
Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Filipone
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

V.      ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: To adjourn at 8:20 p.m.
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Filipone
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.


Respectfully submitted,

/cdc/

Cynthia D. Croxford
Recording Secretary






ATTACHMENT A

BOARD OF SELECTMEN BOARD AND COMMISSION ASSIGNMENTS


SELECTMAN
BOARD/COMMISSION
WHEN
WHERE
Linda Roberts
Board of Finance
3RD Wednesday
TH
Capital Improvement
TH
Ken Crouch
American Heritage River
3rd Thursday
WHP Lib
Building Committee
2nd Monday
EWHS
ZBA
1st Monday
TH
Veterans Commission
1st Thursday
TH
Elderly Commission
4th Monday
TH
Ambulance
Thomas Sinsigallo
Conservation Inland Wetlands Commission
1st Wednesday
TH
Police Commission
2nd Wednesday
TH
Volunteer Incentive Committee
Library Ad Hoc
Edward Filipone
Planning and Zoning
2nd/4th Tuesday
TH
WPCA
Last Wednesday
WPCA
EDC
3rd Monday
TH Annex
Capital Improvement Planning Committee
TH
Charter Revision Commission
2nd Monday, 4th Thursday
TH
Gilbert Hayes
Board of Education
1st/3rd Thursday
EWHS
Park and Recreation
3rd Monday
TH
Public Safety Committee
4th Wednesday
Park Hill
Housing Authority
3rd Monday
Park Hill
Library Ad Hoc
Capital Improvement Planning Committee
TH