BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEMBERS PRESENT: Judy Neville, First Selectman; Paul Giusti and Johnny Potts, Selectmen
ALSO PRESENT: George Maranis, Administrative Officer; Gary Conrad, Chief Financial Officer; Cheryl Jones, Personnel Director; Tiger Mann, Senior Engineer; Steve Benko, Recreation Director; Jeb Stewart, Chairman, Park & Recreation Commission; Laura Kenyon, New Canaan Advertiser; John Mordecai, New Canaan News-Review.
Neville called the meeting to order at , took the roll, and asked that the minutes of the Regular
Mr. Mann presented a request from the Public Works Department to award a contract to A&A Asphalt for an amount not to exceed $25,000 for the crack sealing of local roads. After explaining that this modest expenditure would increase the life of the roads and that the funds were available in the road repaving bond issue, the request was approved unanimously, on the motion of Mr. Giusti and the second of Mr. Potts.
Mr. Mark Smith was then, on the motion of Mr. Potts and the second of Mr. Giusti, unanimously appointed as an Alternate to the Environmental Commission to fill the unexpired term, to December 1, 2006, of Lucy Turrentine, who has been moved up to Regular Member.
Stewart next presented a proposal to install artificial turf at the “Water
Tower” playing field at
Mr. Stewart then initiated a broad discussion on alternative sites for relocation of employees during the renovation of Town Hall. Mr. Giusti opined that the Selectmen did not have enough information before them to make informed judgments on the matter. A discussion then ensued on what role, if any, the Town Hall Building Committee should have in the matter. There was general consensus that a professional, perhaps the architect for the Town Hall renovation, should be retained to evaluate the available options, and to report to the Board of Selectmen, while concurrently advising the Building Committee. Mr. Potts made a motion to retain an architect or other competent professional to evaluate the options and to report to the Board of Selectmen through the Building Committee, Mr. Giusti seconded it, and it was approved unanimously.
Tax refunds were approved unanimously on the motion of Mr. Potts and the second of Mr. Giusti and, at this time, , the Selectmen voted unanimously to go into Executive Session to discuss personnel matters.
The Board returned to regular session at and, on the motion of Mr. Potts and the second of Mr. Giusti, voted unanimously to approve the following:
of Steve Kleppin as Town Planner for the Town of
· Appointment of David Pattee as part-time Assistant Zoning Officer in the Planning & Zoning Department.
· The release of Paul Payne, Agata Aspinwall, and Anthony Phillips from their six month probationary periods.
There being no further business, the Selectmen voted unanimously to adjourn at .
George M. Maranis, Secretary