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December 20, 2005 Minutes

TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
BOARD OF SELECTMEN

REGULAR MEETING MINUTES
December 20, 2005



I.      TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
Tuesday, December 20, 2005 at 7:30 p.m. at the East Windsor Town Hall

Mrs. Roberts called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. on December 20, 2005 at the East Windsor Town Hall, 11 Rye Street, Broad Brook.

II.     ATTENDANCE

Linda Roberts, First Selectman
Kenneth Crouch, Deputy First Selectman
Thomas Sinsigallo, Selectman  
Gil Hayes, Selectman
Edward Filipone, Selectman

III.    ADDED AGENDA ITEMS - None
                       
IV.     PREVIOUS MINUTES
A.      Regular meeting minutes of December 6, 2005

MOTION: To approve the regular meeting minutes of December 6, 2005, as submitted.       
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes
                Members in favor:  Roberts, Crouch, Sinsigallo, Hayes
                Abstained:  Filipone
MOTION CARRIED.

V.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

William Loos, Melrose Road
Mr. Loos inquired as to when the Broad Brook dam would be fixed.  Ms. Roberts outlined that the Town Engineer is meeting with a structural engineer, it is a CIP request.  Also the dam is inspected by the DEP on a cycle.

James Barton, 158 South Water Street
He commented on the Emergency Management memo to personnel dated 12/16 and that the actions seemed to be prudent and appropriate.  




VI.     COMMUNICATIONS – These items were for the Board’s information
A.      Waste Management recognition letter
B.      North Central Regional Mental Health Board, Inc. request for yearly funds

VII.    SELECTMEN’S REPORTS
A.      Linda Roberts, First Selectman
·       The Dean Avenue project is completed.
B.      Kenneth Crouch, Deputy First Selectman – No report
C.      Thomas Sinsigallo, Selectman – No report
D.      Edward Filipone, Selectman
·       Mr. Filipone outlined the PZC agenda items and the moratorium public hearings
     E.        Gilbert Hayes, Selectman – No report.

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
Conservation Commission:
One Reg. R or U vacancy to be filled, 4-yr. term expiring 10/1/2006
Economic Development Commission:
One Reg. vacancy R, or U, 4-yr. term
Municipal Building Code Board of Appeals:
Five Regular Members
Property Maintenance Code Bd. Of Appeals:
One reg. vacancy R or U, 4-yr. term, Two Alternate vacancies
R or U, 4-yr. term
Public Safety:
One reg. D or U vacancy to be filled, term expiring 4/1/2007
Veterans Commission:
One Reg. D, vacancy 4-yr. term
Volunteer Incentive Committee:
Two Reg. D, R or U vacancy, 4-yr. term
WPCA:
One Alt. D, R or U vacancy, 4-yr. term

B.      Resignation:  
Gilbert H. Bourgoin, Director of the Greater Hartford Transit District

MOTION:    To accept the resignation of Gilbert H. Bourgoin as a representative of the Greater Hartford Transit District
Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Filipone
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED


Re-Appointment: None

New Appointments, Applications to be considered:
Richard Osborn, R, Conservation commission vacancy to be filled,
4-yr. term to expire 10/1/2006, Mr. Osborn has requested to move up
from his alternate position to a regular member

MOTION: To appoint Richard Osborn as regular member to the Conservation Commission, filing a vacancy, term to expire 10/1/06.
Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.



Thomas Arcari, R, Zoning Board of Appeals alternate vacancy, vacancy to be filled term to expire 11/20/2007

MOTION: To appoint Thomas Arcari to the Zoning Board of Appeals as an alternate to fill a vacancy, term to expire 11/20/07.
Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

Joseph P. Ouellette, U, Planning & Zoning commission, vacancy to be filled, term to expire 10/1/2007

MOTION: To appoint Joseph Ouellette to the Planning and Zoning Commission to fill a vacancy, term to expire 10/1/07.
Made by Mr. Filipone, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

Christina L. Davis, Assistant Town Clerk and Assistant Registrar of Vital Statistics, 2-yr. terms 01/01/2006 – 12/31/2007 – No action taken.

Mary Higgins, Assistant Town Clerk and Assistant Registrar of Vital Statistics, 2-yr. terms 01/01/2006 – 12/31/2007

MOTION: To appoint Mary Higgins, as Assistant Town Clerk and Assistant Registrar of Vital Statistics for a two year term of 1/1/06 – 12/31/06
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

Jane Simpkins, Volunteer Incentive Committee

The 09/21/99 minutes setting up this Committee and its make up were reviewed.   The allotment of fire department members is currently met.  This Committee needs a Board of Finance member and a Board of Selectmen member.  Mr. Hayes agreed to serve for the Board of Selectmen.

IX.     UNFINISHED BUSINESS                
A.      Ethics Ordinance (forward to Town Meeting)

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

B.      Proposed Developers Agreement Town of East Windsor/Chapman (forward to Town Meeting)

Ms. Roberts provided the debt service projections provided by the Town’s financial advisor, Terry Larson, of Webster Bank. Ms. Larson’s services as the Town’s Financial advisor, as well as the Board of Finance’s role in regards to the Town’s financial picture and how Ms. Larson’s advisement has been historically sought was discussed.  

MOTION: To send the proposed Developer’s Agreement between Town of East Windsor Water Pollution Control Authority and Sumner L. Chapman concerning the installation of a sewer on North Road to Town Meeting and recommend it be adopted at Town Meeting, time and place to be determined by the First Selectman.
Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Filipone
Members in favor:  Roberts, Crouch, Hayes, Filipone
Abstained:  Sinsigallo
MOTION CARRIED.

C.      *Tax Relief for the Elderly
D.      *Proposed Scenic Road Ordinance

X.      NEW BUSINESS            
A.      Request to hold Rock Show at the Town Hall Annex

MOTION: To allow the Leo Club to hold a rock show on January 13, 2006 from 5-11 p.m. at the Town Hall Annex.
        Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

B.      “Wear Red Day for Women” Proclamation

MOTION: To endorse the Wear Red Day for Women Proclamation
                Made by Mr. Hayes, seconded by Mr. Filipone.
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.

C.      Adoption of revised 457 (b) deferred compensation plan

MOTION: To restate the Town’s written 457(b) Deferred Compensation Plan to reflect the changes required by EGTRRA of 2001
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.

E.      Set date for “Annual Town Meeting”

MOTION: To set the Annual Town Meeting for December 29, 2005 at 7:30 p.m.
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

G.      Emergency Management

Ms. Roberts outlined the bulleted list in the memo dated 12/16/05 and the efforts made to date to reassure the public that an emergency plan is in place.  There will be a special meeting of the counsel wherein a new interim director will be appointed.  

H.      Tax Refunds     

MOTION:        To approve the tax refunds in the amount of  $384.46 as recommended by the Tax Collector.
Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED

     XI.      ADJOURNMENT
MOTION: To adjourn at 8:10 p.m.
                Made by Mr. Hayes, 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.