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March 6, 2007 Minutes

I.      TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING

Mr. Crouch called the meeting to order on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. at the East Windsor Town Hall.


II.     ATTENDANCE

Kenneth Crouch, First Selectman
Thomas Sinsigallo, Selectman  
Gil Hayes, Selectman
Edward Filipone, Selectman  

III.    ADDED AGENDA ITEMS - None

IV.     PREVIOUS MINUTES

A.      February 21, 2007 Board of Selectmen/Board of Finance
Special Joint Meeting Minutes

MOTION: To accept the Special meeting minutes of February 21, 2007 Board of Selectmen/Board of Finance.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

B.      February 21, 2007 Board of Selectmen Special Meeting Minutes

MOTION: To accept the Special meeting minutes of February 21, 2007 Board of Selectmen.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

V.      PUBLIC PARTICIPATION - None

VI.     COMMUNICATIONS – For the Boards information.
A.      Correspondence from Northeast Utilities System
B.      EDC Meeting Minutes/re:  Metro Hartford Alliance
*It was discussed that the EDC will do this themselves with funds from the budget.
C.      Parks and Recreation Neighborhood Meeting scheduled for March 27, 2007

VII.    SELECTMEN’S REPORTS

A.      Kenneth Crouch, First Selectman

·       A letter was received regarding sale of a two acre piece property next to Prospect Hill Park.  The letter has been forwarded to Parks and Recreation Commission to determine if there is an interest.
·       Building Committee – An upcoming project is the High School boiler, it is hopeful the timing will line up for the Summer school break.  
·       Veterans Commission – Pavers for around the monument will be sold – this is not a fundraiser.

B.      Thomas Sinsigallo, Selectman

·       Mr. Sinsigallo has received comments and concerns regarding the proposal for the two pump stations for the North Road apartment complex.  It had been discussed that the developer will maintain these for ten years ans put money in escrow to maintain these.  There have been comments that these will be turned over to town for their cost.  Mr. Filipone and Mr. Crouch discussed this issue.  Mr. Crouch felt that it was discussed that if the pump station was on their property it was their responsibility, but that WPCA is the authority to answer these questions.  Mr. Filipone provided some insight, from memory, outlining the original agreement where the owner would provide 50% of the replacement cost up front, put in the bank for escrow. This has been objected too as it was thought to be excessive.  Negotiations are ongoing with how to come to a resolution that is agreeable to the contractor and the town.  

C.      Edward Filipone, Selectman

·       PZC – Mr. Filipone outlined the recent applications and decisions.

D.      Gilbert Hayes, Selectman
·       BOE – Mr. Hayes relayed the story of an American Flag that has been donated to the school and will be displayed.  Its history includes that it was the flag of former student Philip Wilhower, who had this American Flag in his plan while he flew missions in Afghanistan.   Mr. Hayes also recapped the improved student fail rate numbers, a positive outcome of the administrations efforts.  
·       Playground Committee – This committee recently testified before the congressional committee.  It went well and the Committee can expect to get a response in two weeks.

VIII.   BOARD AND COMMISSION RESIGNATIONS & APPOINTMENTS

A.      Resignation:            None
B.      Re-Appointment: None
C.      New Appointments, Applications to be considered:
·       Joe Pellegrini (R), Building Committee, vacancy, 6-year term
to expire 6/1/2010

MOTION: To appoint Joseph Pellegrini to the Building Committee to fill a vacancy set to expire 6/1/2010.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Filipone
DISCUSSION:  Mr. Crouch outlined Mr. Pellegrini’s experience, as well as his volunteer time for the Veteran Committee in helping put up the flags in town.
                ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.

·       Warehouse Point Library Association Ad Hoc Study Committee, 6-month term to expire 8/1/2007

MOTION: To extend the term of the Warehouse Point Library Association Ad Hoc Study Committee, members to include:  Elyse Spielberg, Gilbert Hayes, Tom Sinsigallo, Vincent Bologna, Cindy Miller, Tammy Sorensen-Duray, Dale Nelson and Edward Farrell, for six months, term to expire 8/1/2007.
                Made by Mr. Filipone, seconded by Mr. Hayes     
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.
              D.        Vacancies:      Attachment

IX.     UNFINISHED BUSINESS

A.      Office of the First Selectman Appointment of Successor

MOTION: To appoint Denise Sabotka-Menard as First Selectmen to fill a vacancy and serve for the remainder of Linda Robert’s term.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes

VOTE:
IN FAVOR:       Sinsigallo, Hayes
OPPOSED:        Crouch, Filipone

MOTION FAILED.

MOTION: To appoint Edward Filipone as First Selectmen to fill a vacancy and serve for the remainder of Linda Robert’s term.
                Made by Mr. Crouch, seconded by Mr. Filipone

VOTE:
IN FAVOR:       Crouch, Filipone
OPPOSED:        Sinsigallo, Hayes

MOTION FAILED.

Mr. Crouch will advise the Town Clerk that the Board of Selectmen was unable to appoint a peson to fill the vacancy within the thirty (30) days, as previously discussed.

B.      Request to lease Town Owned Properties/Reichle

The Town Attorney has to review this for approval.  Mr. Crouch will advise the Board what the Town Attorney’s response is.

C.      *Ordinance Regulating The Use of Recreational Vehicles (awaiting response from Town Attorney)
D.      *Adult Day Care Transportation (will report back May 2007)

X.      NEW BUSINESS

A.      Tax Refunds

MOTION: To approve the tax refunds in the amount of $4,866.17 as recommended by the Tax Collector.
Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Filipone
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED

      VII.      ADJOURNMENT

MOTION: To adjourn at 7:50 p.m.
                Made by Mr. Sinsigallo, seconded by Mr. Hayes
ALL MEMBERS IN FAVOR.  MOTION CARRIED.


Respectfully submitted,


Cynthia D. Croxford
Recording Secretary