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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 press.

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.


OLD BUSINESS:

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.

RESOLUTION SEWER

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 resolution,
(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 the project;
(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 appropriation.
....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 the referendum.


NEW BUSINESS:

A. Withdrawn

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. Goodnow said.

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 the D.E.P.

-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 recyclable items.

... 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. Fish noted.


CORRESPONDENCE:

Rec 'd.:
..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.

Respectfully submitted,
(signed)
Carol Suits, Secretary