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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.

OLD BUSINESS

TOWN MEETING / REFERENDA     SEWER PROJECT

A. Selectwoman Maynard introduced the following resolution, which was seconded by Selectman Ranelli:

RESOLVED,

(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 aforementioned location.

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 legal requirement.


NEW BUSINESS

A. Selectmen approved and signed the Disbursement Approval Sheet.

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 Selectwoman Annunziata:

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 their meeting.

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 Meeting.

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. Unanimous.

TAX REFUNDS

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.


EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

Respectfully submitted,
(signed)
Kathleen Christy
Secretary