Board of Selectmen Special Meeting
Monday, December 18, 2017
6:30 p.m., Redding Community Center
Present: Julia Pemberton, First Selectman; Peg O’Donnell, Selectman, seated at 6:43 p.m.; Michael Thompson, Selectman.
Also present: Steve Gniadek, Director of Finance; Wes Higgins, Treasurer; Board of Finance; reporters; videographers.
1. Call to Order
The Chairman called the meeting to order at 6:30 p.m.
2. Funding Options for Capital Projects
Steve Gniadek reviewed the potential funding options for capital projects. Funding was discussed as it relates to the scope of the WPCC project. J. Pemberton noted that the Local Capital Improvement Projects grant may be used to fund the John Read bridge replacement.
A list of capital projects for FY 18-19 were delineated by First Selectwoman Pemberton. In addition, a truck will need to be replaced. Mr. Miller, BOF, suggested 3-5 year financial planning which was confirmed by First Selectwoman Pemberton.
The total cost for the WPCC project is $796,212.
3. Discussion and possible Action, pending Board of Finance recommendation for project financing, to set a date for a Special Town Meeting to consider approval of funding for the WPCC modernization plan for the Waste Water Treatment Plant.
The Board of Selectmen voted to set a date for a Special Town Meeting to vote on WPCC funding at its Regular Meeting later in the evening (see Minutes of December 18, 2017 Regular BOS Meeting.)
4. Public Comment
On the motion of M. Thompson and the second of P. O’Donnell, the Board voted unanimously to adjourn the Special Meeting at 7:42 p.m.
Kristi C. Reilly