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 21, 2006 Minutes


I.      TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
Tuesday, March 21, 2006 at the East Windsor Town Hall

Mrs. Roberts called the meeting to order at 7:30 at the East Windsor Town Hall.

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 March 7, 2006

MOTION: To accept the regular meeting minutes of March 7, 2006, as submitted.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

V.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION –

William Loos, Melrose Road
Mr. Loos indicated that items that were brought up at the Town Meeting regarding the proposal between Mr. Chapman and the Town of East Windsor where the residents were told it was a “done deal” and if the sewer did not go along North Road it would come from Broad Brook was incorrect.  Mr. Loos outlined specifics from a recent WPCA meeting regarding the sewer avoidance area issues, the costs for Mr. Chapman associated with a sewer to Broad Brook and the problems which have come up.  Mr. Loos again reiterated that the Board of Selectmen had stated the project was a “done deal”, but there are a lot of problems and Mr. Loos wanted to clarify that based on statements made last month.

MOTION:
        To go out of agenda order to New Business Item A.
        Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF APPRECIATIONS

Ms. Roberts and Mr. Wenz presented Certificates of Appreciation to several town residents, including Girl Scout Troop 108, for their help during the 5K Road Race.

MOTION: To return to agenda order
                Made by Mr. Filipone, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.


VI.     COMMUNICATIONS – The communications distributed were discussed briefly.

VII.    SELECTMEN’S REPORTS
A.      Linda Roberts, First Selectman
·       There was a meeting with the DEP regarding a water problem on Rockville Road and discussed was a possible consent order regarding installing a water line. The DEP will reimburse for engineering costs once line is done.
·       A recent article on East Windsor in Airport News was done very nice.
·       There is an individual interested in doing a local weekly newspaper in the Fall.  There is a possibility the Town newsletter will combined with this, without cost to the Town.
B.      Kenneth Crouch, Deputy First Selectman
·       Veterans Committee:  The essay contest regarding “What Memorial Day means to me.”  will be open to the public this year as well.
·       Building Committee:  The police renovations were general contracted by the Building Committee and they will know soon regarding if any additional monies need to be appropriated to finish the project.  
C.      Thomas Sinsigallo, Selectman
·       He suggested it was time for the Board to get together with various Boards and Agencies in Town to sit down and discuss upcoming projects.  Ms. Roberts outlined the long-standing practice of staff meetings on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month at 10:00 a.m. which do just that and invited any members of the Board to attend.  This is a great opportunity to facilitate communication between the agencies.   It provides a general overview of all projects in Town.  In the past there was an attempt to set up project meetings but the response was poor.   
D.      Edward Filipone, Selectman
·       Planning and Zoning Commission – He outlined action on pending on applications and new applications received.
·       EDC – The latest brochure was shown and discussed.
·       Charter Revision Commission – the draft will be going to the Town Attorney shortly.
E.      Gilbert Hayes, Selectman

·       Housing Authority – there is confusion with a name of the private housing development on Depot Street “Housing Authority LLC” and the town entity.  The Community Room will be done in mid-April.
·       Board of Education – He briefly reviewed their meeting and mentioned the discussion by a student regarding myspace.com.  

VIII.   BOARD AND COMMISSION APPOINTMENTS & RESIGNATION
No items to take action on.

MOTION: To go out of order to New Business Item B.
        Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

REQUEST TO AMEND ORDINANCE 87-2 RE: REGULATING THE USE OF RECREATION VEHICLES, SNOWMOBILES AND ALL TERRAIN VEHICLES.

Mr. Yosky came before the Board, on behalf of several residents in the area where the problem is occurring and gave a presentation, including video footage, of a problem with noise nuisance of all terrain vehicles in the area, concerns of safety and a general request for a reasonable solution to this unreasonable problem.  He is asking that the current ordinance be more specific, to include motorcycles and to set the parameter 60 feet off a property line rather than 25.  Area residents Mr. and Mrs. Balch and Mr.  Muska also spoke up as to the extreme noise, which can be constant and can occur at any time of the day or night.  Mr. Yosky will work with the town to help with this concept to try to come up with a solution satisfactory to all neighbors.

MOTION: To go return to agenda order
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Filipone
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

IX.     UNFINISHED BUSINESS                
A.      Budget FYE 2007

The Board of Selectmen will meet on March 28, 2006 to discuss the budget, and again on April 3, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.

B.      Police Commission 2006/2007 budget presentation

Chief DeMarco and Chairman of the Police Commission, Richard Sherman, came before the Board of Selectmen for a brief overview of the budget they will be presenting to the Board of Finance.  Chief DeMarco outlined the two budgets he has presented.  The Budget #1 is in line with the public safety plan and is more appropriate for doing tasks at the current work load, including a new person and incorporating items that were cut last year.   Budget #2 is lower than Budget #1, has no cuts to personnel and incorporates contractual and energy increases only.  A third item presented provides where cuts can be made if necessary, giving the Board of Finance some direction as requested.

The Board and the Chief went through his budget line by line and discussed some specifics, including current crime rate and call volume, how the income that comes in for private duty, Millpond officer, etc is distributed, the possibility that the radio request will come from another agency.  This presentation will be made to the Board of Finance in the near future.

C.      Natural Resource Preservation Committee, re: Bonding money for Farmland Preservation *


D.      Special Town Meeting Petitions

This was referred to the Board of Finance and no action was taken.

E.      BBFD and WHPFD, re: Billing for MVA/Town Ordinance

Ms. Roberts outlined her discussions with town using this concept and the lack of an ordinance.   The Selectmen felt the fire department need ground rules with this, including where the money goes, so it was felt an ordinance was necessary.  Ms. Roberts will check with CCM to see if a draft ordinance is available.

MOTION: To table this item.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes.
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

F.      Ethics Ordinance

The revised ordinance was viewed by the Town Attorney and will go to Town Meeting.  The reference to a specific Charter Chapter will be removed.

G.      *Tax Relief for the Elderly

X.      NEW BUSINESS            

A.      Presentation of Certificates of Appreciation
Addressed out of order above.

B.      Request to amend ordinance 87-2 re: Regulating the use of recreation vehicles, snowmobiles and all terrain vehicles.
Addressed out of order above.

C.      Request to appoint representative to the East Windsor Education Foundation

MOTION: To appoint Gil Hayes as the representative to the East Windsor Education Foundation.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded  by Mr. Filipone
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

D.      Resignation of Warehouse Point Fire District Fire Marshal

Blaine Simpkins, Town Fire Marshal and Rand Stanley, Building Inspector came before the Board to discuss this item.  Ms. Roberts gave a detailed history of fire marshal services in East Windsor for the Warehouse Point Fire District and the Town, as well as issues which have come to the forefront over the years.  Extensive discussion took place regarding the concerns in place for items such as Town liability, availability of a fire marshall to perform services when requested and the intra-operability of the fire marshals who are seeking the same result, safety.  With the recent resignation of the Warehouse Point District Fire Marshal it seemed an perfect opportunity to revisit and discuss how East Windsor, as a whole, can have fire marshal services that serve the Town the best way possible, without conflict or delay.   The District has appointed a new fire marshal.   Mr. Simpkins and Mr. Stanley both felt strongly that issues are present and this item needs to be addressed.  The concept of the district fire marshals working under the auspice of the Town Fire Marshal was discussed, providing regular business hours and one train of thought as to how to provide these services, covering the town as a whole.  The Board felt it was prudent to invite the Warehouse Point Fire District to the next meeting to discuss the Fire Marshal issue and concerns which have been raised.

MOTION: To invite the Warehouse Point Fire District to the next regular Board of Selectmen meeting on April 4, 2006.
        Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Filipone.
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

E.      Tax Refunds
MOTION: To approve the tax refunds in the amount of $4,055.09 as recommended by the Tax Collector.
Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED

     XI.      ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: To adjourn at 9:50 p.m.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes.
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.