MINUTES: BOARD OF SELECTMEN'S MEETING -- March 21, 1990
Selectmen's Office - Town Hall
PRESENT: First Selectman Roger Goodnow, Sel. Robert Fish,
Sel. Carl Von Dassel, Exec. Asst. Elaine Staplins and members of
The meeting was called to order at 6:35 p.m.
Upon a MOTION of C. Von Dassel, seconded by R. Goodnow, the
minutes of the March 7, 1990 Board of Selectmen's meeting were
unanimously approved as presented.
Town Mtg 4/3 F.D. Comm. Syst
A. Selectmen signed Notice of Special Town Meeting of 4/3/90
at 8:00 n.m. in the gymnasium of the Main Street School to consider
appropriation of $25,965 for the purchase of a communications
system as requested by the Old Saybrook Fire Department.
B. R. Goodnow read the following two resolutions prepared by Town
Counsel Jeremiah Donovan:
1. To consider a resolution that the Town of Old Saybrook and the
Water Pollution Control Authority of the Town of Old Saybrook enter
an Intermunicipal Agreement for Site Acquisition and Design
RESOLUTION for a sewerage system for the Towns of Old Saybrook,
Westbrook and SEWER Clinton.
2. If the Town approves question number one, to consider a
(a) to appropriate $1,60,001V 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/Wegxnan, dated
March, 1989 and entitled
'Old Saybrook/Westbrook, Connecticut Joint Wastewater Management
Study, Revised Final Draft" with revision of April, 1989. The
appropriation may be spent for design costs, land acquisition,
architect' fees, engineering fees, legal fees, net temporary
interest and other financing costs, and other expenses related to
(b) to authorize the issue of bonds, notes or obligations of the
Town in an amount not to exceed $1,960,000; to determine, or
authorize a majority of the Selectmen and the Treasurer to
determine, the amount, date, interest rates, maturities, form and
other particulars of the bonds, notes or obligations;
(c) to authorize a majority of the Selectmen and the Treasurer to
issue temporary notes or interim funding obligations of the Town in
an amount not to exceed $1,960,000 in anticipation of such bonds,
notes or obligations;
(d) if the bonds, notes or obligations authorized by the
resolution are issued on a tax-exempt basis, to authorize a
majority of the Selectmen and the Treasurer to bind the Town
pursuant to such representations and covenants as they deem
necessary or advisable in order to maintain the continued exemption
from federal income taxation of interest on the bonds or notes,
including covenants to pay rebates of investment earnings to the
United States in future years;
(e) to authorize the Water Pollution Control Authority to
complete the land acquisition and design phases of the project; to
approve design expenditures and any land acquisition costs; and to
contract with engineers, contractors and others on behalf of the
Town for said sewer project;
(f) to authorize the Water Pollution Control Authority to apply
for and accept federal and state grants to help defray the
appropriation for the sewer project;
(h) to authorize the Board of Selectmen, the Water Pollution
Control Authority, the Treasurer and other proper officers of the
Town to take all other action which is necessary or desirable to
complete the land acquisition and design phases of the project and
to issue bonds, notes or obligations to defray the aforesaid
....Selectnen discussed and decided to proceed with two
reappraisals of the Bald!-and Ronca properties.
....Upon a MOTION of R. Fish, seconded by C. VonDassel, it was
unanimously voted to adopt the resolutions as presented, with the
stipulation that the new appraisals be available before the date of
APPTS. I-W COMM. COLE & STEINBUCH
B. Upon a MOTION of C. Von Dassel, seconded by R. Fish, it
was unanimously voted to appoint the following as alternate members of
the Inland-Wetlands Commission, terms to 11/91: Edward Cole
to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Robert
LaPlace; William Steinbuch to fill the vacancy created by the
resignation of Robert Friedman as an alternate member.
REACTIVATE AFFORDABLE HSG. COMM.
C. Discussion was held regarding reactivation of the Ad
Hoc Affordable Housing Committee. Upon a NOTION of C.
VonDassel, seconded by R. Goodnow, it was unanimously voted to appoint
the following as members of said committee, with Vicki McCourt as
chairman and a member from Planning and Zoning to be named at a
later date: Vicki McCourt, Chairman; John Lepore, representing
E.D.C.; Shirley VonDassel, Saybrook Bank & Trust Co.;
David Genovali, Genovali Real Estate; James Roddy,
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company. R. Goodnow noted that the committee
would be charged with upgrading information that had been gathered
from the previous study and working with the land use boards
with regard to regulations and establishment of creative options
of financing; the committee will be asked to give the Board a sense
of the time needed and whether a budget will be required, Mr.
BALDI & RONCA RE-APPRAIS
D. Discussion regarding appraisal for Ronca and Bald! properties:
R. Goodnow presented a list of commercial appraisers supplied
by Hayden/Wegman and a list supplied by a local bank. It was
clarified that only these two properties would be appraised.
Selectmen agreed to engage one appraiser from each list. It was
MOVED by R. Fish and seconded by C. VonDassel to authorize
First Selectmen Roger Goodnow to engage two appraisers for the
Ronca and Baldi properties. Unanimous.
RESOLUTION UNITED BANK & TRUST
E. Upon a MOTION of R. Fish, seconded by C. Von Dassel, it
was unanimously voted to pass resolution required by United Bank
& Trust Co. in order for the Town to open account.
COMMENTS FROM SELECTMEN:
... R. Goodnow reported on his attendance at the following meetings:
-Environmental Quality Council Mtg. (pursuant to complaint filed
by Old Lyme Selectmen re: location of proposed wastewater treatment
plant;) R. Goodnow noted that the council is an advisory group to
-Legislative Hrg. - House Bill #5630 re: increased sewer funding
(an attempt to change formula from 20% to 40% grant).
-Lower Valley Selectmen's Meeting re: recycling. Per
R. Goodnow -- the primary responsibility of the Recycling
Committee which has been formed is to work with Lower Valley towns
to look at developing markets to determine best way to handle
... R. Fish reported on attendance at last Pension Board meeting; the
selectmen have been asked to attend the next meeting to address
questions the Board has about what should and should not be
included in its budget; also, there is concern which it is felt the
Board of Selectmen needs to address regarding an undefined line of
responsibility between the selectmen and the Pension Board, Mr.
..letter from D. Coffey, of D.O.T., regarding causeway repairs.
DISCUSSION WITH PUBLIC:
.. R. Stebbins extiressed concern about the increased number of
selectmen's meetings, notification thereof and public accessibility.
Upon a MOTION of C. Von Dassel, seconded by R. Fish, the meeting
was unanimously adjourned at 7:45 p.m.
Carol Suits, Secretary