BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING
October 19, 1989 - Town Hall, Room 5
PRESENT: Selectwoman Barbara Maynard, Selectmen Philip
Ranelli, Selectwomn Shirley .Annunziata, Executive Assistant
Elaine Staplins, Town Counsel Attorney Michael Cronin, Board of
Finance Chairman Burton Chapman, members of the Park & Recreation
Commission and the Town Hall Study Committee, and several
interested citizens and members of the press.
The meeting was called to order at 8:00 p.m.
Upon a MOTION of Selectman Ranelli, seconded by Selectwoman
Annunziata, the minutes of the Board of Selectmen's meeting of
October 5, 1989 and the minutes of an October 16, 1989 Special
Meeting of the Board of Selectmen acting as the Water Pollution
Control Authority were accepted as presented.
TOWN MEETING / REFERENDA SEWER PROJECT
A. Selectwoman Maynard introduced the following resolution,
which was seconded by Selectman Ranelli:
(a) That the Board of Selectmen hereby designates for submission
to the voters at referendum to be held November 21, 1989 between
the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., in the manner provided by
Section 7-7 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, Revision of
1958, as amended, items for consideration at a Town Meeting to be
held November 13, 1989:
(1) a resolution appropriating $1,960,000
for design of and land acquisition for regional wastewater
facilities, including participation with the Towns of Clinton and
Westbrook in a wastewater treatment plant to be situated in Old
Saybrook and authorizing the issue of serial bonds, notes, or
obligations and temporary notes or interim funding obligations in
an amount not to exceed $1,960,000 to finance the appropriation and
(2) a resolution authorizing the Town and the Water Pollution
Control Authority of the Town to enter an Intermunicipal Agreement
For Site Acquisition and Design For A Sewerage System For the
Towns of Old Saybrook, Westbrook and Clinton.
(b) The aforesaid resolutions shall be placed upon the paper
ballots or voting machines under the following headings:
"SHALL THE TOWN OF OLD SAYBROOK APPROPRIATE $1,960,000 FOR DESIGN
OF AND LAND ACQUISITION FOR REGIONAL WASTEWATER FACILITIES,
INCLUDING PARTICIPATION WITH THE TOWNS OF CLINTON AND WESTBROOK IN
A WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT TO BE SITUATED IN OLD SAYBROOK AND
AUTHORIZE THE ISSUE OF BONDS, OBLIGATIONS AND NOTES IN THE SAME
AMOUNT TO DEFRAY SAID APPROPRIATION?"
"SHALL THE TOWN OF OLD SAYBROOK ENTER AN INTERMUNICIPAL AGREEMENT
FOR SITE ACQUISITION AND DESIGN FOR A SEWERAGE SYSTEM FOR THE TOWNS
OF OLD SAYBROOK, WESTBROOK AND CLINTON?"
Voters approving said resolutions will vote 'Yes" and those
opposing said resolutions shall vote 'No'. Electors will vote at
the Old Saybrook Main Street Fire Station. People qualified to vote
in town meetings who are not electors will vote at the same
Absentee ballots will be available from the Town Clerk's office.
(c) Notice of the referendum shall be given by the Town Clerk and
incorporated into the notice of the Town Meeting.
The resolution was approved unanimously.
The Board of Selectmen signed the Notice of Special Town Meeting
and Referendum to implement the motion. Selectwoman Maynard
indicated the Notice was faxed to the "Middletown Press" and is to
be published on Saturday, fulfilling the 30 "clean" day notice
A. Selectmen approved and signed the Disbursement Approval
RONCA/BALDI - LAND AGREEMENTS FOR WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT
B. Attorney Cronin presented the agreements for land
acquisition for the wastewater treatment plant facilities and
indicated signed copies would be required by Monday, October 23rd,
for the Board of Finance meeting scheduled for October 24, 1989.
Selectman Ranelli introduced the following resolution, seconded by
Be it RESOLVED, that the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Old
Saybrook authorizes First Selectwoman Barbara J. Maynard to sign
sales agreements with respect to the purchase of Ferry Road
property by the Town of Old Saybrook pursuant to its Water
Pollution Control Program.
Attorney Cronin indicated the purchase price of the two pieces of
property, presently owned by Anthony Ronca and Ronald Baldi, were
based on an appraisal and those contingencies which are valid for
the municipal agreement are also valid for these contracts. The
purchase price of Mr. Ronca's property (approximately 5-2/3 acre)
is $940,000; that of Mr. Baldi's (approximately 1 acre) $270,000.
Each of the agreement options was explained by Attorney Cronin. He
indicated that no 'up front' money was needed by the town, and at
the time of closing the deeds could be directed to the three towns.
Mr. Ronca and Selectwoman Maynard then signed the agreement for
the Ronca property; because Mr. Baldi had not received a copy of
the final agreement prior to this meeting, he deferred signing
until he had discussed the document with his attorney.
INFORMATIONAL HEARING SEWER PLAN
C. It was unanimously agreed to schedule an informational
hearing/town meeting on Wednesday, November 8, 1989 to
present the facts on the phased project for design and site
acquisition for the sewer plan.
SAYBROOK POINT DEVELOPMENT AD HOC COMMITTEE
D. In order to provide a vehicle for initiating the planning phase
for Saybrook Point development, Selectwoman Maynard recommended the
formation of an ad hoc committee.
Several members of the Park & Recreation Commission who were
present spoke regarding this topic, indicating the Commission is
against the formation of this committee unless it includes the
entire Park & Rec Commission.
Selectwoman Annunziata noted that the Town Hall Study Committee,
as part of their directive to explore possible relocations for the
senior meal site and the Park & Rec Department offices due to the
school construction project, had done a considerable amount of
research into the Point property. She feels they have a lot of
valuable information to offer and recommended that this group be
included in any ad hoc committee for the Point development.
The Parks & Recreation Commission members agreed to hold a special
meeting as soon as possible to consider the formation of a
committee to be comprised of the Park & Recreation Commission, the
four Town Hall Study Committee members, a member from the Planning
Commission and the Boards of Finance and Selectmen, and four
members from the public at-large. Commission Chairman Woody Harvey
agreed to report back to the Board of Selectmen with the results of
AWARD BID BEACH RESTORATION PROJECT
E. Upon a MOTION OF Selectwoman Annunziata, seconded by
Selectman Ranelli, it was unanimously voted to award the bid
for jetty construction/beach restoration at the town
beaches to Associated Dock Builders of Essex in the amount of
$181,961, pending approval of the Board of Finance and Town
TOWN MEETING FOR BEACH RESTORATION PROJECT
F. The Board unanimously agreed to call a Town Meeting for
appropriation of the jetty construction/beach restoration
project for October 30, 1989 to be held at the Senior
High School at 8:00 P.M.
MOVE TO EXEC. SESS.
G. Because the homeless case settlement is pending
litigation, this item was moved to Executive Session.
RESOLUTION SUBSTANCE ABUSE
H. Selectman Fanelli MOVED and Selectwoman Annunziata
seconded approval to adopt and sign a Resolution authorizing
First Selectwoman Maynard to sign legal documents and
execute necessary papers on behalf of the town for the
Governors Local Substance Abuse Council Program for the Connecticut
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission; funding to be administered
through Youth and Family Services. Unanimous.
REAPPOINTMENT JOINT BLDG. CODE APPEALS
I. Reappointment of Rudi Besier to the Joint Building Code
of Appeals Board for a five-year term, by
Selectwoman Annunziata, seconded by Selectman Ranelli.
J. MOTION by Selectman Ranelli, seconded by Selectwoman
Annunziata, to approve Tax Refunds per Sec. 12-129, Refund of
Excess Payments. Unanimous.
- $114.69 to The Lease Mart Inc.
- $364.74 to John & Beverly Reilly
- $ 23.18 to Michael S. Parr
- $145.38 to McCullough Leasing Inc.
- $350.84 to Richard L. or Patricia M. Ermler
- $ 3.59 to Charles & Phyllis Honielewski
- $188.91 to Charles & Phyllis Honielewski
- $ 99.22 to G. A. Denison & Sons
- $ 6.92 to Andrea Caouette
CORRESPONDENCE AND DISCUSSION WITH PUBLIC
- Letter received from Frances and Nile Carlson commending Ron
Baldi and Town Crew for their work on Ridge Road.
- Nancy Timinskas requested additional information regarding the
Ferry Road land acquisition.
- Selectwoman Annunziata reported that the Town Hall Study
Committee will make a full presentation of their work progress at
the next Selectmen's meeting.
- Angela Speck, director and owner of the Hollinbrook School on
Sprinbrook Road, requested further engineering study to correct
drainage on the roadway.
Upon a MOTION by Selectman Ranelli, seconded by Selectwoman
Annunziata, the Board moved to go into executive session at 9:15
p.m. (approved unanimously) to discuss the Vivian Harrison/Retha
Macpherson case which is pending litigation. Present: Selectmen
Maynard, Ranelli and Annunziata; Executive Assistant Staplins;
Attorney Cronin; Secretary Christy.
MOTION by Selectman Ranelli, seconded by Selectwoman Annunziata,
to adjourn executive session at 9:45 p.m. Approved unanimously.
The meeting was adjourned at 9:45 p.m