BOARD OF SELECTMEN'S MEETING - OCTOBER 5. 1989
PRESENT: Selectwoman Barbara Maynard
Selectman Philip Ranelli
Selectwoman Shirley Annunziata
Town Counsel Michael Cronin
Town Sanitarian Jack Milkofsky
Mr. Dick Roberts, of Hayden-Wegman
Several interested citizens and members of the press
The meeting was called to order at 8:10 p.m.
Upon a MOTION of Mr. Ranelli, seconded by Mrs. Maynard, the
minutes of the Board of Selectmen's meeting of September 25. 1989
were accepted as presented.
Mrs. Maynard reported that the Beach Restoration Project
has been advertised; specifications are available in the
selectmen's office; bid opening date is 10/17/89.
..Selectmen approved invoices and signed Disbursement Approval
..MOTION to approve Tax Refunds per Sec. 12-129, Refund of Excess
Payments. Ranelli/Annunziata. Unanimous.
-18.35 to Northeast Savings Bank
-$102.36 to Jerry G. Perkins
-$194.31 to Timothy Parr
-$16.67 to Robert T. Marchant
-$1.56 to Raymond A. Dibble, Sr.
-$9.53 to Beverly Stokes
-$56.91 to Paul Guiliano
-$62.23 to Peter R. Zucco
-$50.26 to Gladys B. O'Flyn
-$213 to Kimberly C. Karr
RESOLUTION DESIGNATE CRRA AS AGENT TO SUBMIT APPLIC. FOR
..Upon a MOTION of Mr. Ranelli, seconded by Mrs. Annunziata, it
was unanimously voted to adopt resolution authorizing First
Selectwoman Barbara Maynard to sign Pre-Grant Agreement designating
CRRA as agent for submitting application to D.E.P. for financial
SEWER PROJ UPDATE ON 3-TOWN AGREEMENT
..UPDATE ON THREE-TOWN CONTRACT RE: SEWER PROJECT:
-Per Atty. Cronin: The Old Saybrook Planning Commission, at its
meeting of 10/4/89, unanimously approved the sewer project and
recommended that the town go ahead with the three-town agreement
and overall project. Clinton and Westbrook will not be signing
agreement this week as had been anticipated; the Westbrook Board of
Selectmen is not ready to execute this week; the Clinton Board of
Selectmen has voted to go along with the agreement and is scheduled
to sign next Tuesday. Atty. Cronin received the most recent draft
of the agreement at 3 p.m. today. A clause that was added and is of
concern to him allows for a recalculation of costs at the end of
the design period.
-Discussion was held on the impact this clause may have on Old
Saybrook's share of the cost of the design and how it may
carry over to construction, operation, and maintenance costs, making
it difficult, initially, to request an appropriation for an
indeterminate amount of money for the design of the project.
-A general discussion was held between the consulting engineer,
the sanitarian and the selectmen on how cost estimates were
derived and on whether or not there would be any significant
change in the cost of the design of the system. Atty. Cronin
recommended that the selectmen not sign this agreement until the
question is resolved.
-Discussion was entered into as to how this may affect the timing
of the expected decision of the Board of Finance and the overall
timeframe of the project; the Board of Finance will be notified
of the change in schedule.
-Selectmen requested that Hayden-Wegman and Fuss & O'Neil discuss
the clause in question with the attorneys involved in an effort
to resolve any differences of opinion.
CONSIDER DOG ORDINANCE
..Selectmen discussed complaints received regarding the lack of
control of dogs by residents and the creation of health
hazards to children due to deposits on school property. Mrs. Maynard
questioned Atty. Cronin as to the feasibility of a Dog
Control Ordinance. Atty. Cronin cited the difficulty of enforcement of an
ordinance or a regulation adopted and posted by the schools.
Selectmen concurred that ordinances from other towns should be
reviewed, and school officials will be requested to post signs.
Y&F SELF-FUND. & WELFARE ACCTS.
..MOTION to add to agenda requestsfrom Youth & Family Services to
increase self-funding account and address Welfare Budget
overexpenditures: Ranelli/Annunziata Unanimous.
-Following discussion, upon a MOTION of Mr. Ranelli, seconded by
Mrs. Annunziata, it was unanimously voted to recommend to Board of
Finance increase in self-funding account of Youth & Family Services
in the amount of $3,250 for Student Assistance Program as requested.
-Selectmen concurred that more money will ultimately be needed in
the Welfare Budget of Youth & Family Services due to steady
increase in the number of welfare cases the town handles; the Board
of Finance will be so notified.
COMMENTS FROM SELECTMEN:
Mrs Maynard noted:
-Bids for school bonds were opened on 10/3/89 - 2.8M.
-Suggestions have been received regarding appointment of a
Development Committee for the Saybrook Pt. property which would
include members of Park & Rec, Planning, Board of Finance and the
public to concern themselves with appropriation for a design for
development of the site which would meet with Board of Finance
approval. Mr. Ranelli would consider appointment of a committee
only if Park & Rec needs help. Mrs. Annunziata noted that the Town
Hall/Main St. School Study Committee will have final figure to
present to Board of Finance in the near future.
-Building Inspector's Report - September
Est. Costs: $819,860
-Recommendation from F. Radcliffe of satisfactory completion of
Cove Landing, to be approved upon placement of monuments; no
maintenance bond required.
DISCUSSION WITH PUBLIC
-In response to Mrs. Timinskas' inquiry regarding involvement of
Park & Rec with Saybrook Pt., Mrs. Maynard commented that Park &
Rec sent a letter citing enabling ordinance and requesting that
selectmen not take further action; Park & Rec would carry project
through. Fort Saybrook Park Assoc. is still willing to develop the
site, Mr. Maynard noted.
-M. Gesick stated that she understood Fort Saybrook Monument Park
Assoc will only get involved if the *Point* property is a passive
park; further, she feels the town has an obligation to follow
through with a plan following the public hearing.
-T. Burke would like the selectmen to consider again asking the
Board of Finance to reconsider the $4,000 appropriation for TPA;
the public feels we bought something we don't know what to do with,
Mr. Burke said.
-Mrs. Annunziata expressed a desire to brine the matter to the
Board of Finance again and suggested that more information be
sought and presented to the Board in an effort to gain approval.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:35 p.m
Carol Suits, Secretary