Special Town Meeting
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Town Hall Hearing Room, 7:00 p.m.
Present: Julia Pemberton, First Selectwoman; Peg O’Donnell, Selectwoman.
Also present: Michele Grande, Town Clerk; members of the public; videographer; reporter.
The First Selectwoman called the meeting to order at 7:05 p.m.
P. O’Donnell motioned and W. Perlman seconded to appoint Richard Emerson as Moderator. The motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Emerson called on Town Clerk Michele Grande to read the legal notice:
Legal Notice-Warning, Notice of Special Town Meeting. The Legal Voters in the Town of Redding, Connecticut, and those entitled to vote herein are hereby warned and notified to meet at the Special Town Meeting to be held at Redding Town Hall, 100 Hill Road, Redding, CT on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. for the following purpose:
To approve the use of LOCIP grant funds for the rehabilitation of the Station Road Bridge; and to do any and all things legal and necessary to accomplish the above-named purpose and to take any other action that may legally come before the meeting.
P. O’Donnell motioned and W. Perlman seconded to accept the Legal Notice. The motion was carried unanimously.
Mr. Emerson noted receipt of certification of the legal notice to be entered as part of the record in accordance with 7.4 of Connecticut General Statutes.
D. Pattee motioned and M. Grande seconded the motion to approve the use of LOCIP grant funds for the rehabilitation of the Station Road Bridge. The motion was carried unanimously.
First Selectwoman Pemberton reported that there is a little over $600,000 in the local capital improvement fund. The low bid for the proposed bridge rehabilitation came in at $409,105 and the full amount will be reimbursed.
P. O’Donnell stressed the need to get on the construction schedule. Jenifer Wyss asked if there was any risk that the state wouldn’t reimburse the funds. J. Pemberton stated that the funds are safe.
A resident of W. Redding asked if speed monitoring will be increased on Sidecut Road. J. Pemberton reported that over 1000 cars use Station Road daily and police enforcement will increase.
Michele Grande will check the town LOCIP fund to make sure it’s not affected by the proposed use of LOCIP grant money.
P. O’Donnell motioned and S. Green seconded to adjourn the Special Town Meeting at 7:18 p.m.
Kristi C. Reilly