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MINUTES: BOARD OF SELECTMEN'S MEETING -- February 21, 1990
Selectmen's Office - Town Hall

PRESENT: First Selectman Roger Goodnow, Sel. Robert Fish, Sel. Carl Von Dassel, Town Counsel Jeremiah Donovan and members of the press.

The meeting was called to order at 7:15 p.m.

Upon a MOTION of Sel. Von Dassel, seconded by Sel. Fish, the minutes of the 2/7/90 and 2/14/90 meetings of the Board of Selectmen were unanimously approved with the spelling of Stuart amended in the 2/7/90 minutes under "Comments from Selectmen" on page three.

OLD BUSINESS:

FIRE DEPT PURCHASE DEPUTY RADIO

Due to insurance reimbursement from the Pye & Hogan fire, Sel. Goodnow reported that he had authorized the Fire Department to purchase radio, as requested, for the Deputy Chief. Sel. Goodnow reminded Fire Chief Coleman Bushnell that further discussion would be necessary regarding payment; a complete accounting of the expenses and supplies budget (what has been spent and anticipated expenses) of the Fire Dept. was requested.

COMMUN. SYSTEM BID

Discussion was held regarding costs related to the lease/purchase option for the radio communications system requested by the Fire Department. Sel. Goodnow made reference to letter from Motorola addressing concerns regarding bid for system. Fire Chief 'Bushnell noted that the department has never had a problem with a vendor with regard to bids and assured selectmen that there is not a problem with the Tactical system. Mr. Bushnell requested that a letter be sent asking that the Tactical bid be held. Following further discussion, upon a MOTION of Mr. Fish, seconded by Mr. Von Dassel, it was unanimously voted to recommend to the Board of Finance $25,965 appropriation for communications system as requested by the Fire Department.

WATERFRNT COMM. REQ. TABLED

Re: Waterfront Commission request - capital outlay.... tabled.
Representatives of the Waterfront Commission not present.


NEW BUSINESS:

SEWER RESOL. BD./FIN. RECOMMENT APPROP. $1,960 DESIGN OF AND LAND ACQUIS.

A. Upon a MOTION of Sel. Fish, seconded by Sel. Von Dassel, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:
RESOLVED, that the Board of Finance recommend that the Town of SEWER 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. The project shall include land acquisition for the treatment plant in Old Saybrook, substantially in accordance with preliminary plans of Hayden/Wegman, dated March, 1989 and entitled "Old Saybrook/Westbrook, Connecticut Joint Wastewater Study, Revised Final Draft" with revision of April, 1989; and that the Town issue serial bonds, notes or obligations, temporary notes, or interim funding obligations in an amount not to exceed $1,960,000 to finance the appropriation.

$225,000 CAP. COSTS

B. Upon a NOTION of Sel. Von Dassel, seconded by Sel. Fish, it was unanimously voted to recommend to Board of Finance a commitment for funding to help offset capitalization costs of the sewer project at an amount of $225,000.00.

RESOL. SEWER REF. & TOWN MTG.

C. Upon a MOTION of Sel. Fish, seconded by Sel. Von Dassel, the following resolution was unanimously adopted:

RESOLVED,
(a) that the Board of Selectmen hereby designates for submission to the voters at referendum to be held March 28, 1990 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 8:00 p.m., in the manner provided by Section 7-7 of the General Statutes of Connecticut, Revision of 1958, as amended, an item for consideration at a Town Meeting to be held March 20, 1990:
(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 resolution shall be placed upon the paper ballots or voting machines under the following heading:

"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, WESTEROOK AND CLINTON?"

TAX REFUNDS

D. Upon a MOTION of Sel. Fish, seconded by Sel. Von Dassel the following, tax refunds, per Sec. 12-129, were unanimously approved:
-$189.51 to Randall C. Perry
-$39.12 to General Electric Credit Auto Lease, Inc.

BD. TAX REVIEW RESIG.

E. Upon a MOTION of Sel. Von Dassel, seconded by Sel. Goodnow, the resignation of Edward Moran from the Board of Tax Review was accepted with regret.

APPT. BURKE    BD. TAX RE

Upon a MOTION of Sel. Goodnow, seconded by Sel. Von Dassel, appointment of Thomas Burke to the Board of Tax Review was unanimously added to the agenda. Said appointment MOVED by Sel. Fish and seconded by Sel. Goodnow. Unanimous.

I-W RESIG.

Upon a MOTION of Sel. Fish, seconded by Sel. Von Dassel, the following resignations from the Inland Wetlands Commission were unanimously accepted: David Peterson, at-large member; Robert LaPlace, alternate member.

REG. SCHOOL STUDY COMM.

F. Re: consideration of names for appointment to a temporary regional school study committee, following discussion selectmen concurred that slate of candidates should be left open for nominations from the floor should establishment of a committee be decided upon by legislative body.


COMMENTS FROM SELECTMEN:

-Sel. Goodnow noted that an informational meeting would be held on March 1st at Main St. school with regard to the revaluation process.

-Following discussion of the Town Hall/Main St. School proposed project, selectmen noted that they have not come to any firm decisions yet.

The meeting was adjourned at 7:59 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,
(signed)
Carol Suits
Secretary