Present: Commissioners Gregorio, Bartolotta, Thazhampallath, and Kleckowski; Chief Howley, Fire Department members and members of the public.
Absent: Commissioner Darling
- CALL TO ORDER Chairman Gregorio called the meeting to order at 7:14 p.m.|
- PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE was recited.
- OPEN PUBLIC SESSION Chairman Gregorio opened the Public Session at 7:15 p.m.
Mr. Penney spoke with the FOIAC who advised him that more information is needed for the subject matter of executive sessions; "pending litigation" is insufficient. Additionally, an incorrect action was taken last month when the regular meeting was adjourned, motion to adjourn was rescinded, agenda was amended, action was taken to set date and time for the annual meeting, and meeting was re-adjourned. He commended Chairman Gregorio and Union Vice-Chair James Mastroianni for their comments during the Building Committee meeting. Mr. Penney suggested that the budget workshops be advertised in large print in both the Middletown Press and the Hartford Courant. He asked that the major line items be very detailed.
- CLOSE PUBLIC SESSION Chairman Gregorio closed the Public Session at 7:19 p.m.
- MINUTES TO BE APPROVED
Special Meeting of January 14, 2019
MOTION to approve the minutes of the January 14, 2019 special meeting by Comm. Thazhampallath/Comm. Bartolotta. Unanimously approved.
Regular Meeting of January 14, 2019
MOTION to approve the minutes of the January 14, 2019 regular meeting by Comm. Bartolotta/Comm. Kleckowski. Comm. Thazhampallath abstained. Approved.
Annual Meeting of February 4, 2019
MOTION to approve the minutes of the February 4, 2019 annual meeting by Comm. Bartolotta/Comm. Kleckowski. Comm. Thazhampallath abstained. Approved.
- TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT was reviewed by the Commission.
A. TAX REBATES
MOTION to approve tax rebates to various taxpayers in the amount of $121.51 by Comm. Kleckowski/Comm. Bartolotta. Unanimously approved.
B. MOTION to accept and approve the Tax Collector's "Delinquent Real Estate Accounts Proposed for Attorney Collection" by Comm. Bartolotta/Comm. Thazhampallath. Unanimously approved.
C. The Commission reviewed the Tax Collector's report submitted by Tax Collector Cindy Gotta.
MOTION to approve the Tax Collector's Report by Comm. Bartolotta/Comm. Kleckowski. Unanimously approved.
- MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORTS were reviewed by the Commission.
MOTION to approve the Monthly Financial Reports by Comm. Thazhampallath/Comm. Kleckowski. Unanimously approved.
- CHIEF'S REPORT, CAPTAIN'S REPORT, DEPUTY FIRE MARSHAL'S REPORT
The Commission reviewed the reports submitted by Chief Howley, Captain Trzaski, and Deputy Fire Marshal Mastroianni.
Chief Howley advised the Commissioners that call volume has increased. Commissioner Thazhampallath requested a summary of the percentage of the calls are to CVH for the March 11th meeting.
The Chief has been in communication with Joe Samolis regarding the flood zones in the South Fire District. He will attend the Planning, Conservation and Development meeting in March.
Chairman Gregorio requested a presentation of the new SCBA equipment.
MOTION to approve the Chief's report, the Captain's report, and the Deputy Fire Marshal's report by Comm. Thazhampallath/Comm. Kleckowski. Unanimously approved.
- AMEND AGENDA
MOTION to amend the agenda to include "Actuarial Study" under New Business by Comm. Bartolotta/Comm. Kleckowski. Unanimously approved.
- COMMISSIONER'S REPORT
PUBLIC SAFETY TELECOMMUNICATIONS
The January 2019 report is attached.
Commissioner Thazhampallath updated the Commission on the status of the project. If additional funding is not received from the state, the project may be downsized. A copy of the financial planning is attached.
- OLD BUSINESS
A. DEPUTY CHIEF POSITION
MOTION to approve the Deputy Chief job description and to post the position opening by Comm. Thazhampallath/Comm. Kleckowski. Unanimously approved.
- NEW BUSINESS
A. SET BUDGET WORKSHOPS
Budget Workshops were scheduled as follows:
Monday, March 11th at 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, April 3rd at 5:30 p.m.
Monday, April 8th at 5:30 p.m.
B. ACTUARIAL STUDY
MOTION to approve the expenditure for the actuarial study by Comm. Bartolotta/Comm. Thazhampallath. Unanimously approved.
MOTION to adjourn by Comm. Bartolotta/Comm. Thazhampallath. Unanimously approved.
Meeting adjourned at 8:28 p.m.