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Minutes of Board of Selectmen, 05/21/2018

AGENDA: Board of Selectmen

RECEIVED 05/24/2018 5:01pm
Kathleen R. Miserendino - Redding Deputy Town Clerk

Board of Selectmen Meeting
Monday, May 21, 2018
7:30 p.m., Redding Community Center

Present: Julia Pemberton, First Selectman; Peg O’Donnell, Selectman; Michael Thompson, Selectman.

Also present: member of the public; reporter.

  1.  Call to Order
    The Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m.

2.  Approval of Minutes
Votes on Minutes will be held at the next meeting.

3.  Discussion and Possible Action on a replacement to fill a vacancy on the WPCC
A replacement for John Fisher has been recommended.  James Miller endorsed Mr. Kirby Klump and stated he is a resident of Meadow Ridge.

4.  Discussion and action to set a date for a second referendum on the FY 18-19 budget
No discussion.

5.  Public Comment
James Miller stated that he viewed the Board of Finance meeting on tape.  He congratulated the Board of Selectmen on their budget.  Mr. Miller questioned if the elimination of two Police Officers will mean additional overtime pay.  J. Pemberton stated that additional funds have added to the overtime budget.  The School Resource Officer will also be part of the police department during the summer.  J. Pemberton stated the department will be at full force with Officer Vadas returning and the addition of the SRO.
Mr. Miller encouraged residents to be involved during the year to avoid meetings similar to the recent BOF meeting.  He stated that the information is out there but the challenge is to get residents to read it.

6.  Board Member Comment
P. O’Donnell noted that the budget was cut significantly and cautioned that will not be likely every year. She stated that a negative budget indicates that significant cuts were made. Julia Pemberton stated that the Selectmen’s Budget is relatively simple in comparison to the other budgets. For clarification, she will create slides delineating personnel and functions for each department.  The slides will be shared at the 6/2/18 Coffee and Conversation scheduled for 10:00 am.

7.  Adjournment
On the motion of M. Thompson and the second of P. O’Donnell, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 7:48 p.m.

 Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly