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Minutes of Board of Selectmen – Special, 01/12/2015

AGENDA: Board of Selectmen – Special

RECEIVED 01/14/2015 1:21pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

Minutes

Present: Pemberton, Karvelis, Thompson

Also present: Police Chief Fuchs

First Selectman Pemberton called the January 12, 2015 meeting to order at 7:34 pm.

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Motion: move to approve the minutes of the December 22, 2014 meeting as corrected.  Karvelis, Thompson.  Approved. Unanimous.

Corrections:  page 2, Discussion on Online Permitting, change trust in agency to trust and agency; Add the following:  The 2015 schedule of meeting dates was reviewed and there was agreement on the dates listed.

DISCUSSION OF FY 2014-15 BUDGET WORKSHOP

The Friday, January 9 Budget Workshop discussions were reviewed.  Some additional information was provided.  Several topics were discussed, including the contribution to the Mark Twain Library, the anticipated report from the Mental Health Task Force, the potential opening of the Community Center on Fridays, the financial assistance needed for repairs at the Lonetown Farm and Schoolhouse, and repairs needed at the Old Town House.  No action was taken,

The conversion of Redding Community Center Field #2 to an artificial turf field was discussed.  Mrs. Pemberton suggested moving forward on the plans and bid phase, giving the voters the opportunity to approve or not approve the project as a part of the capital project expenditures along with the vote on the operating budget. The cost to have Blades & Goven finalized the plans and complete the bid phase if $5,200.  There is funding in the STEAP Grant to pay this cost. The Board of Selectmen was in agreement that the project should move forward to a vote.

Motion: move that the Board of Selectmen approve the expenditure of $5,200 for the finalization of the plans and bid phase for the conversion of RCC Field #2 to an artificial turf field, to be funded from the STEAP Grant.  Karvelis, Thompson. Approved. Unanimous.

Executive Session

Motion: move that the meeting recess to executive session for a discussion of the Police Dispatch Contract Negotiations.  Karvelis, Thompson. Approved. Unanimous.

Police Chief Fuchs was invited to be present.

The meeting recessed at 8:30 pm

Reconvene

The meeting was reconvened in public session at 9:21 pm

DISCUSSION OF PUBLIC SAFETY COMMUNICATIONS TOWER

Mrs. Pemberton reported that the Communications Tower project will need to be reviewed by the Planning Commission, and may need to go back to the Zoning Commission for approval of the change in site plan.

Motion: move that the Redding Board of Selectmen refer the Public Safety Communications Tower project to the Planning Commission for a report, and request an expedited report. Karvelis, Thompson. Approved. Unanimous.

DISCUSSION AND ACTION ON HAZARDOUS WASTE CONTRACT

HRRA has approved the contract with MXI for the disposal of hazardous waste and the member towns must each approve the contract. The new contract is a 3-year contract with option to review for 2 years. The cost is based on the number of town residents who participate in the Hazardous Waste Collection days.

Motion: move that the Redding Board of Selectmen authorize First Selectman Julia Pemberton to sign the contact for the hazardous waste disposal with MXI as the choice for the hazardous waste vendor for HRRA. Karvelis, Thompson. Approved. Unanimous.

ADJOURNMENT

Motion: move to adjourn the meeting. Karvelis, Thompson.  Approved.  Unanimous

The meeting adjourned at 9:53 pm.

Submitted by Mary Maday, Recording Secretary