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June 20, 2006 Minutes
TOWN OF EAST WINDSOR
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
REGULAR MEETING MINUTES OF JUNE 20, 2006
                
I.      TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. at the East Windsor Town Hall

Following a Town Meeting, Ms. Roberts called the meeting to order at 9:05 p.m. at the East Windsor Town Hall.

II.     ATTENDANCE

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

Unable to attend (scheduled): Gil Hayes, Selectman


III.    ADDED AGENDA ITEMS           

MOTION: To add the following agenda items
Section VIII, Item A. Resignation:  Cheryl Littlefield;
                Section VIII, Item B New appointment:  Madeleine Thompson; and
                Section X. New Business, Item E. East Windsor Alarm Ordinance
        Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

                             
IV.     PREVIOUS MINUTES
A.      Regular Meeting Minutes of June 6, 2006

MOTION: To accept the regular meeting minutes of June 6, 2006, as submitted
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

V.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION – None.

VI.     COMMUNICATIONS – The following communications were briefly over viewed:
A.      Connecticut Labor Force Data/March and April 2006
B.      Connecticut Water/Amended rates
C.      DEP/Notice of Intent to Adopt Regulations and Notice of Public Hearing
D.      Local Drummer Wins Hudson Valley Championship
E.      Four Town Fair Celebrating 168 years
F.      Thank you Letter of Exceptional Service To Seniors

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

·       The bids for the Windsorville bridge have come in under budget.  The project is slated to start this Summer.
·       The Town Meeting approved going for the 50% match grant application for the Tschumi property. As East Windsor is a stressed             community, there is a chance the grant could be up to 65%.

B.      Kenneth Crouch, Deputy First Selectman
·       American Heritage River Commission is working in conjunction with the Boy Scouts to enable canoeing and kayaking on the Scantic                 River.
·       Building Committee is ready to spend the appropriated $19,000 to finish the police department renovations.  The Clerk of the Works is           remaining on the job, with no pay, to finish it.
·       Veterans Committee will have a special meeting regarding putting the driveway in.

C.      Thomas Sinsigallo, Selectman – No report

D.      Edward Filipone, Selectman – No report

     E.        Gilbert Hayes, Selectman – No report

VIII.   BOARD AND COMMISSION RESIGNATIONS & APPOINTMENTS
A.      Resignation: Cheryl Littlefield, Elderly Commission

MOTION: To accept, with regret, the resignation of Cheryl Littlefield from the Elderly Commission
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Filipone
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

B.      Re-Appointment: None

C.      New Appointments, Applications to be considered:

TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE

MOTION: To appoint Joanne M. Slater as Assistant Town Clerk for the following term: 7/1/06–12/31/07
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR. MOTION CARRIED.

MOTION: To appoint Joanne M. Slater as Assistant Registrar of Vital Statistics for the following term: 7/1/06-12/31/07
        Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Crouch
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

ELDERLY COMMISSION
MOTION: To appoint Madeleine Thompson to the Elderly Commission to fill a vacancy, term to expire 03/01/10.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Filipone
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

IX.     UNFINISHED BUSINESS
A.      *BBFD & WHPFD/re billing MVA/Town Ordinance
B.      *Natural Resource Preservation Committee: re bonding money for Farmland Preservation
C.      *Transition of WHP Library to Town of East Windsor

X.      NEW BUSINESS            
A.      Awarding Contract for the Reappraisal and Revaluation of all Real Property (Taxable and Exempt)

Carol Madore, Assessor, came before the Board to discuss the recent bid for a Reval Company.  She has worked with this company and is comfortable with it.  She will work with the company to chip away at some of the projected expenses by assigning some of the tasks to her office staff.  If there are any monies left over in the future she will request, through appropriate channels, that the balance go toward GIS and audits.    Recent legislation passed might make it possible to put reval off another year, but Ms. Madore did not suggest it as it would make the valuation changes possible more severe.  This will be a full valuation of residential and commercial, including visible inspections.  The contract will be reviewed by the Town Attorney.   There will be intense education and advertising to the public to keep everyone informed of the process.  

B.      Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding re: Request for funding

Mr. Galluci researched this issue. The Governor already has a Task Force in place.  To join the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding it will cost $5,000.  The Superintendent does not recommend it, nor is the Board of Education joining this endeavor.  The past efforts were discussed, none of which have been met with any success.  

MOTION: To not participate in the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding based on financial constraints.  
        Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Filipone
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

C.      Cancel July 4th Board of Selectmen’s Meeting

If there is an issue that needs to be addressed before the 18th, a special meeting will be called.


MOTION: To cancel the July 4, 2006 regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Filipone
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

D.      Tax Refunds
MOTION: To approve the tax refunds in the amount of $2861.95 as recommended by the Tax Collector.
Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED

E.      East Windsor Alarm Ordinance

There is some confusion regarding the $50 registration fee for the alarm ordinance in connection with the “life line” services used by seniors.  It is not felt that the Police Department should register this type of service and collect a fee.  It is highly unlikely this service will have false alarms and if the operator for the service feels there is an emergency the call goes through Tolland County, not the police department.  This is not a standard house alarm.

MOTION: To inform the Police Department that “life line” or similar medical assistive call services are not to be included as alarms for registration.
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Filipone
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

XI.     ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: To adjourn at 9:35 p.m.
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Sinsigallo
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.



Respectfully submitted,

Cynthia D. Croxford
Recording Secretary
*Starred items will not be discussed, but will remain on agenda pending receipt of additional information.