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Minutes of Board of Selectmen Special Meeting, 12/17/2018

AGENDA: Board of Selectmen Special Meeting

RECEIVED 12/18/2018 3:49pm
Michele R. Grande – Redding Town Clerk

 Board of Selectmen Special Meeting
Monday, December 17, 2018
Town Hall Hearing Room, 6:00 p.m.
MINUTES

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

Also present: members of the public; reporter.

  1.  Call to Order

 Julia Pemberton called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m.

  1. Approval of Minutes of November 19, 2018

On the motion of P. O’Donnell and the second of M. Thompson, the Board voted to approve the 11/19/18 Meeting Minutes.

On the motion of P. O’Donnell and the second of M. Thompson, the Board voted unanimously to go into Executive at 6:05 p.m. Atty. M. LaVelle was invited into Executive Session to discuss all matters. Mr. Jim Miller was invited to discuss only litigation issues regarding the Water Pollution Control Commission.

  1. Executive Session:
    a. Negotiations: Police Dispatchers
    b. Pending Litigation:
    -Water Pollution Control Commission
    -Gilbert & Bennett Wire Mill Site

The Board came out of Executive Session at 6:48 and the special meeting reconvened again at 6:49. No actions or votes took place during Executive Session.

  1. Police Department: Chief Mark O’Donnell

On the motion of P. O’Donnell and the second of M. Thompson, the Board voted unanimously to send a letter appointing Interim Chief of Police Mark O’Donnell to Chief of Police.

  1. WPCC Modernization Project Report by Jim Miller and/or Rich Regan

Jim Miller was present to review the recent installation of hardware and software at the Georgetown sewage treatment plant. He reported that the project went according to plan and the outstanding conversion of office controls to Microsoft 10 will be done by Veolia IT.

Mr. Miller also reported that Veolia will be conducting a forensic audit and the old analog equipment will be offered for sale.

  1. Appointment of Historic Review Committee Members
    Full Members: Anda Cumings, Raymond D’Angelo, and Matthew Lecher
    Alternates: Sherry Karraker and Jean Taylor

 On the motion of M. Thompson and the second of P. O’Donnell, the Board voted unanimously to reappoint Anda Cumings, Raymond D’Angelo and Matthew Lecher as full members on the Historic Review Committee.

On the motion of P. O’Donnell and the second of M. Thompson, the Board voted unanimously to reappoint Sherry Karraker and Jean Taylor as Alternates on the Historic Review Committee.

  1. Discussion and possible action on proposed updates to Redding Solid Waste Ordinance due to changes in state law.

 Julia Pemberton reported on the changes in state law and the need to update the current Solid Waste Ordinance. Changes include eliminating glass in general recycling starting January 1, 2019.  Jen Heaton-Jones from HRRA has submitted a draft ordinance for review.  J. Pemberton stated that schools represent a large portion of the town’s waste and they need to be involved in probable changes to the current ordinance.

  1. Other business

No items. 

  1. Public comment

 Aiden Sheehan was present to request approval to begin fundraising for a proposed skateboard park.  Private fundraising efforts were discussed. Design information and a petition with 300 signatures were submitted to the Board.

Discussion will continue at the 1/28/19 meeting.

  1. Adjourn

 On the motion of M. Thompson and the second of P. O’Donnell, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn the meeting at 7:17 p.m.

Submitted by:
Kristi C. Reilly

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