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					MINUTES REGULAR MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS NOVEMBER 20, 2007 – 7:00 P.M. LINCOLN CENTER HEARING ROOM ONE MEETING AGENDA EXECUTIVE SESSION – 6:45 P.M. PRESENT: Mayor Spadaccini, Deputy Mayor Peak, Secretary Pelletier, Directors Tweedie, Beckman, Sheridan, Topping, O’Neill (6:50 p.m.), and Zingler General Manager Shanley and Interim Town Attorney O’Neil

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Mayor Spadaccini called the meeting to order at 6:45 p.m. APPROVED – MOTION FOR EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS WORKERS COMPENSATION. Director Topping moved and Director Zingler seconded the motion. Eight Voted in Favor (O’Neill not yet present) The Board went into Executive Session at 6:45 p.m. and returned at 7:00 p.m. Present for the matter of workers compensation were Mayor Spadaccini, Deputy Mayor Peak, Secretary Pelletier, Directors Tweedie, Beckman, Sheridan, Topping, O’Neill, and Zingler, General Manager Shanley, Interim Town Attorney O’Neil, Director of Administrative Services Moore, Director of Finance Desmarais, Chief Bycholski, and Attorney Prindle. There were no votes taken.

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MEETING CALLED TO ORDER. The meeting was called to order at 7:06 p.m. All in attendance participated in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, led by Mayor Spadaccini. A. ADOPTED - Adoption of Rules of Procedure.

General Manager Shanley explained that an amendment to the Rules of Procedure allows for public comment at the beginning of each Board of Directors’ meeting. For a two-meeting agenda, public comment will be allowed under item two in the first meeting of the month and under item ten of the second meeting. If there is only one meeting during a month, public comment will be allowed under item three. Deputy Mayor Peak moved and Secretary Pelletier seconded the motion. Nine Voted in Favor

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B. ADOPTED - Appointment of Town Attorney. RESOLUTION BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Directors of the Town of Manchester that Administrative Staff Attorney Timothy P. O’Neil shall be appointed as Interim Town Attorney and shall serve in that capacity until December 31, 2007 or until such time as the Board of Directors shall appoint a permanent Town Attorney pursuant to Request for Proposals whichever occurs sooner. The Interim Town Attorney shall appoint Interim Assistant Town Attorneys as may be necessary and the Interim Assistant Town Attorneys shall serve only until such time as the permanent Town Attorney is appointed. Deputy Mayor Peak moved and Director Zingler seconded the motion. Nine Voted in Favor 2. AWARDS AND PRESENTATIONS. There were no awards or presentations. 3. OPENING OF MEETING TO ELECTORS OR TAXPAYERS WHO WISH TO BE HEARD ON ANY SUBJECT WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

Joe Bernard, 28 Teresa Road, congratulated and welcomed the Board members and related his concerns about the erosion of the brook behind his house. Leslie Frey, 30 Florence Street, congratulated the Board members and expressed her appreciation for the change to the Board’s agenda, allowing public comment at the beginning of both meetings. She is hoping this will encourage more participation. Ms. Frey also expressed her appreciation for the second leaf pickup. Scott Aiken, 92 Laurel Street, believes it is a shame that only 30% of registered voters take the time to vote. He asked the Majority to keep in mind that this was a close election and suggested they look at it as a course adjustment. Mr. Aiken thanked Mr. Carlino and his department for the second leaf pickup and thanked the Board for the adjustment allowing the public to speak at the beginning of both meetings. Mr. Aiken would like to see the Board address absentee landlords and applauds their efforts in increasing owner occupied residences. He spoke of a parking problem at Washington School and his desire to see a spending cap on the budget. Mr. Aiken wished the Board of Directors well in its new term. Joseph Brooks, 601 Bush Hill Road, congratulated the Board and applauded them for allowing public comment at the beginning of each Board meeting. He suggested the Board look at the time allowed for each person, with an eye on lengthening the amount of time allotted. Mr. Brooks is concerned because the courts allow police officers to lie on their reports to the court. There is no law stating that they cannot; while it is illegal for an ordinary citizen to lie. Mr.

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Brooks is concerned with discrepancies between statements made by officers and what is shown in a video, credibility of the Chief of Police, officers who cannot multi-task, lack of communication between top members of the Police Department, and about the Chief’s proven intent to leave. Gerry Guay, 20 Jenny Cliff, welcomed the new Board of Directors and shared his hope for a new direction with fiscal responsibility at the center. He noted that property taxes must be controlled and wished the Board well with the tough decisions and hard work that is ahead. Tom Stringfellow, 183 Hillstown Road, congratulated the Board and stated he will take the Mayor at his word regarding bi-partisanship. He spoke of Veteran’s Day and the Vietnam Memorial Wall and reminded all present to appreciate our veterans. He related that 45% of taxpayers in Manchester are not homeowners. Homelessness and poverty affects all neighborhoods. Jim Kurlowicz, Columbus Street, congratulated the Board members and hopes they will work together. He believes the Republicans were elected because they showed more interest in capping spending. With the crisis in the housing sector things will be tight. He suggested working with the unions and making things fair for unions and taxpayers alike. Mr. Kurlowicz stated his concerns with reopening the lease with the Country Club and would like to make sure the best deal for all is found. Mr. Kurlowicz addressed vehicles going out of town with employees and stated that the people with this perk are also the ones making six figure salaries. The people driving them may be on call, but so are many others who come in with their own vehicles. Stopping the practice of vehicles going home with employees may not save much money in comparison to other things, but it will show that the Board is looking at everything it can do to save money. Bill Ogden, 137 Branford Street, congratulated the Board and told them it is easy to win an election; the tough thing is to hang on. He thanked Mayor Spadaccini for the change allowing taxpayers to speak at the beginning of each meeting. Mr. Ogden reviewed some history of the leaf pickup program. He suggested appointment of Mr. Kurlowicz as the Liaison Officer for the Manchester Country Club. Barbara Armentano, 19-A Esquire Drive, relayed her husband’s congratulations to Mayor Spadaccini and also to the rest of the Board. She questioned if money would become available through item C.4 for materials to construct lockers for pool sticks. Item C.7, Senior Net Program, no longer exists and she questioned where this money is coming from.

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ADOPTION OF MINUTES OF PREVIOUS MEETING. A. B. C. D. ADOPTED - Actions, October 2, 2007 – Regular Meeting. ADOPTED - Minutes, October 2, 2007 – Regular Meeting. ADOPTED - Actions, October 9, 2007 – Regular Meeting. ADOPTED - Minutes, October 9, 2007 – Regular Meeting.

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E. ADOPTED - Minutes, September 24, 2007 – Joint Meeting of Board of Directors and Board of Education. Director Zingler moved and Director Beckman seconded the motion. Nine Voted in Favor

5. COMMUNICATIONS. Director Zingler received a letter from the Chairperson of the Cheney Homestead Commission saying they are trying to put together a Civil War reenactment and are looking for permission to use the Great Lawn. They would like to make a presentation to the Board of Directors and acquire permission through the proper channels. Director Sheridan received a letter from Ms. Stern who noticed a discrepancy between what she was told about available senior housing and what was recorded in the minutes of the Housing Authority meeting. He also received a request for financial support from Kurt Wagner of the Manchester Bike Search and Rescue Team and suggested the Board consider this as it is working on the budget. Deputy Mayor Peak received a letter from Charles Burkett of 88 Ralph Road who is concerned about traffic at the intersection of Hillstown and Spencer. Mr. Peak would like to continue to see traffic patterns reviewed throughout town. Mayor Spadaccini received a copy of a letter sent to the General Manager announcing that the Finance Department received accolades on their on budget presentation and congratulated Mr. Freund for his work. He received a letter from Attorney Darby resigning from the position of Town Attorney. Mr. Spadaccini thanked him for his admirable efforts over the years.

6. REPORTS. A. Manager’s Report. General Manager Shanley gave an update on leave collection. After November 26, any street that has not had a pick up yet will receive one sweep. He thanked Mayor Spadaccini and Director Zingler for their assurances that Public Works could continue with additional leaf pick up. Secretary Pelletier noted that this is an opportune time to look at how the leaf program is administered. She announced that the Employee Mentoring Program has started and thanked all of the volunteers by name. Director Zingler reminded residents to pile leaves on the snow shelf in front of their homes; not on the roads. He also reminded people not to park vehicles over leaf piles; this is a fire hazard.

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Director O’Neill asked whether leaves will be picked up on streets involved in the Manchester Road Race. Mark Carlino, Director of Public Works, stated that all leaves within the Road Race route will be clear of leaves. Crews will not be able to make a second pass on side streets near the route until after Thanksgiving. Mayor Spadaccini thanked the Federal Government and Congressman Larson for a grant to the Fire Department for new breathing apparatus for fire safety.

7. PRESENTATION OF BID WAIVER REQUESTS. There were no bid waiver requests.

8. PUBLIC HEARINGS. A. Appropriation from Undesignated Water Fund Reserve ..........................................$17,300 for Charter Oak Boiler. Mayor Spadaccini opened the floor for public comment at this time. There being no public comment the hearing on this item was closed. B. Appropriation to Capital Improvement Reserve – Public Works Equipment ..........$16,579 to be funded by payments from the sale of surplus vehicles and equipment. Mayor Spadaccini opened the floor for public comment at this time. Scott Aiken, 92 Laurel Street, asked how the sale of composted leaves offsets the cost of the leaf pickup program. He would like to see an efficiency study done on the leaf program. Bill Ogden, 137 Branford Street, asked what surplus equipment the Town will be getting rid of. General Manager Shanley will make a list available to Mr. Ogden. There being no further public comment the hearing on this item was closed. Director Tweedie asked the procedures used for the sale of surplus vehicles and Mr. Carlino explained the various procedures that have been used and why. Mr. Desmarais, Director of Finance, added that each item is looked at and a method is determined to match the item to the marketplace for the greatest return. C. Appropriation to Special Projects as follows: 1. Youth Service Bureau ..............................................................................................$360 for youth programming, food and needed supplies to be financed by a donation from Manchester Memorial Hospital which is gratefully acknowledged and accepted.

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2. Youth Service Bureau .........................................................................................$55,773 for Urban Youth Violence Prevention Program to be financed by a grant from the Office of Policy and Management. 3. Manchester School Readiness Council ...............................................................$14,948 to improve the lives of young children from birth through eight years to be financed by a grant from the William Casper Graustein Memorial Fund. 4. Senior Center Donations .......................................................................................$6,425 to be financed by donations from Senior Center members and the public at large which are gratefully acknowledged and accepted. 5. Senior Circle and AT HOME Programs ..................................................................$629 to be financed by donations from program participants which are gratefully acknowledged and accepted. 6. Senior Center Fall Prevention Program ................................................................$1,950 to be financed by donations from program participants which are gratefully acknowledged and accepted. 7. SeniorNet Program...................................................................................................$360 to be financed by donations from program participants which are gratefully acknowledged and accepted. 8. Public Health Emergency Preparedness ...............................................................$2,150 for the purchase of personal items as needed to prepare an emergency shelter to be financed by donations from Walmart which is gratefully acknowledged and accepted. 9. Federal Asset Forfeiture Account .......................................................................$11,741 for continuing narcotics investigations, equipment, and/or training to be financed by proceeds from narcotics investigations. 10. State Asset Forfeiture Account .............................................................................$3,269 for continuing narcotics investigations, equipment, and/or training to be financed by proceeds from narcotics investigations. 11. Expanded DUI Enforcement (7/6-9/29/07) – Traffic Services Overtime Account ........... $9,273 to be financed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Preusser Research Group. 12. Public Safety - Police Department .................................................................... $49,590 for youth programming and prevention to be financed by a Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. 13. Bus Shelters ........................................................................................................$72,000 for the installation of six bus shelters to be funded by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration. 14. Recreation Department – Special Activities .........................................................$1,235 for donation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand ($785), Town of Manchester Animal Control ($225) and Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary ($225) to be financed by funds raised by the Center For Service Learning Program.

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15. Recreation Department – Special Activities ............................................................$157 to support Nike Tykes Pre-School to be financed by a donation from Citizen Advocates for Pre-Kindergarten Education (CAPE) which is gratefully acknowledged and accepted. Mayor Spadaccini opened the floor for public comment at this time. Scott Aiken, 92 Laurel Street, asked why each bus shelter costs $12,000. He praised the Youth Service Bureau; he thinks kids are good at heart. The Nike Tykes Preschool program is run on a shoestring and they do a great job. The staff are great people. Tom Stringfellow, 183 Hillstown Road, supports the Youth Service Bureau grant as it is a good investment in the youth in town. He appreciates the DUI grant, this is something that affects the whole community. Mr. Stringfellow agreed that the cost for bus shelters was a high price, but not everyone owns a vehicle and many people rely on public transportation. He thinks the shelters are good to have throughout town. Mr. Stringfellow stated that it is vital to get parents involved and supports the Manchester School Readiness Council. Joe Bernard, 28 Teresa Road, asked if the bus shelters were for school children or adult public transportation and was answered public transportation. Joe Brooks, 601 Bush Hill Road, stated his approval of focusing on the youth. He remembers when YSB was located on School Street and stated that it became a place for “trouble makers” to gather in one place. He cautioned against allowing the same thing to happen again. Bill Ogden, 137 Branford Street, would like to make sure the Board is looking at spending and where the money is going. If money is going to be spent on children, he would like to see the town get the “biggest bang for their buck.” He gave an example of a youth center he attended in the Frog Hollow neighborhood and noted that the adult in charge had a strong presence. Mr. Ogden is concerned that people are not as strict with the children now. There being no further public comment the hearing on this item was closed. Director Zingler asked if item C.2 is a one-time grant or an ongoing grant and was answered a one-time grant. Secretary Pelletier expressed her wholehearted agreement with Mr. Aiken’s comments about the youth programs and told Mr. Brooks that the Recreation Department is careful with its youth program. The children are involved in civic leadership. Ms. Pelletier asked who determines where the bus shelters are placed. Mr. Carlino explained that bus shelter locations are based on ridership. The town’s Traffic Engineer works with CRCOG to determine exact locations.

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Director O’Neill asked if item C.12 was supplemental to what was budgeted and General Manager Shanley explained that this amount represents the difference between what was budgeted and what we actually received. Deputy Mayor Peak commented that the grant from the Office of Policy and Management is indicative of a trend of evidence-based grants and noted that if Manchester can continue to demonstrate performance, we would be more likely to receive grants. Director Zingler suggested replacing the redwood benches in the bus shelters with plastic materials for low maintenance. D. Appropriations to Education Special Projects as follows: 1. Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Grant (FY 08).........$107,448 to be financed by a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Education. 2. MCC Education Grant (FY 08).....................................................................$11,914 to be financed by a grant from the State of Connecticut. 3. Washington Media Arts Magnet School After School Program (FY 08) .....$38,400 to be financed by parent fees. 4. Washington Media Arts Magnet School Early Bird Program (FY 08) ........$13,000 to be financed by parent tuition fees. 5. Manchester Head Start Federal Day Care Program (FY08) .........................$35,000 to be financed by anticipated revenue from parent fees and State day care payments. 6. Out-of-District Magnet School Transportation (FY 08) ...............................$62,400 to be financed by a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Education. 7. Professional Development Program Grant (FY08).........................................$2,000 to be financed by a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Education. Mayor Spadaccini opened the floor for public comment at this time. Scott Aiken, 92 Laurel Street, supports the fee-based program at Washington School. Tom Stringfellow, 183 Hillstown Road, supports items 1 and 2. Some students may not go on to college right away and Manchester High has been doing well with tech prep. He also supports the Head Start Program, the Washington School program, and professional development. There being no further public comment the hearing on this item was closed.

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9. ADOPTED - CONSENT CALENDAR (with the removal of item 12.D). 8A.Appropriation from Undesignated Water Fund Reserve ....................................$17,300 for Charter Oak Boiler. 8B. Appropriation to Capital Improvement Reserve – Public Works Equipment ....$16,579 to be funded by payments from the sale of surplus vehicles and equipment. 8C. Appropriation to Special Projects as follows: 1. Youth Service Bureau ........................................................................................$360 for youth programming, food and needed supplies to be financed by a donation from Manchester Memorial Hospital which is gratefully acknowledged and accepted. 2. Youth Service Bureau ...................................................................................$55,773 for Urban Youth Violence Prevention Program to be financed by a grant from the Office of Policy and Management. 3. Manchester School Readiness Council .........................................................$14,948 to improve the lives of young children from birth through eight years to be financed by a grant from the William Casper Graustein Memorial Fund. 4. Senior Center Donations .................................................................................$6,425 to be financed by donations from Senior Center members and the public at large which are gratefully acknowledged and accepted. 5. Senior Circle and AT HOME Programs ............................................................$629 to be financed by donations from program participants which are gratefully acknowledged and accepted. 6. Senior Center Fall Prevention Program ..........................................................$1,950 to be financed by donations from program participants which are gratefully acknowledged and accepted. 7. SeniorNet Program.............................................................................................$360 to be financed by donations from program participants which are gratefully acknowledged and accepted. 8. Public Health Emergency Preparedness .........................................................$2,150 for the purchase of personal items as needed to prepare an emergency shelter to be financed by donations from Walmart which is gratefully acknowledged and accepted. 9. Federal Asset Forfeiture Account .................................................................$11,741 for continuing narcotics investigations, equipment, and/or training to be financed by proceeds from narcotics investigations. 10. State Asset Forfeiture Account .......................................................................$3,269 for continuing narcotics investigations, equipment, and/or training to be financed by proceeds from narcotics investigations. 11. Expanded DUI Enforcement (7/6-9/29/07) – Traffic Services Overtime Account ..... $9,273 to be financed by the State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation in conjunction with the Preusser Research Group.

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12. Public Safety - Police Department .............................................................. $49,590 for youth programming and prevention to be financed by a Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant from the U.S. Department of Justice. 13. Bus Shelters ..................................................................................................$72,000 for the installation of six bus shelters to be funded by a grant from the Federal Transit Administration. 14. Recreation Department – Special Activities ...................................................$1,235 for donation to Alex’s Lemonade Stand ($785), Town of Manchester Animal Control ($225) and Our Companions Domestic Animal Sanctuary ($225) to be financed by funds raised by the Center For Service Learning Program. 15. Recreation Department – Special Activities ......................................................$157 to support Nike Tykes Pre-School to be financed by a donation from Citizen Advocates for Pre-Kindergarten Education (CAPE) which is gratefully acknowledged and accepted. 8D. Appropriations to Education Special Projects as follows: 1. Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Grant (FY 08).........$107,448 to be financed by a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Education. 2. MCC Education Grant (FY 08).....................................................................$11,914 to be financed by a grant from the State of Connecticut. 3. Washington Media Arts Magnet School After School Program (FY 08) .....$38,400 to be financed by parent fees. 4. Washington Media Arts Magnet School Early Bird Program (FY 08) ........$13,000 to be financed by parent tuition fees. 5. Manchester Head Start Federal Day Care Program (FY08) .........................$35,000 to be financed by anticipated revenue from parent fees and State day care payments. 6. Out-of-District Magnet School Transportation (FY 08) ...............................$62,400 to be financed by a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Education. 7. Professional Development Program Grant (FY08).........................................$2,000 to be financed by a grant from the State of Connecticut Department of Education. 12A.Approval of full and final workers’ compensation settlement for David Robertson $80,000. 12B.Approval of full and final workers’ compensation settlement for Amy Marrotte $82,500. 12C.Acceptance of resignation of Joanne Hachey from the Arts Commission (effective December 1, 2007), with a term expiring November 2008. Director Zingler moved and Secretary Pelletier seconded the motion. Nine Voted in Favor

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10.

ACTION ON ITEMS OF PUBLIC HEARING. All items of public hearing were included in the Consent Calendar.

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UNFINISHED BUSINESS. There was no unfinished business.

12.

NEW BUSINESS. D. APPROVED - Approval of 2008 Board of Directors meeting schedule.

Director Zingler moved and Director Topping seconded the motion. Nine Voted in Favor E. TABLED - Additional appropriation – leaf vacuuming program. Director Zingler moved and Secretary Pelletier seconded the motion. Nine Voted in Favor F. Appointments to Boards and Commissions which have members with terms expiring in November/December 2007. *T represents appointments that were tabled; *R represents reappointments; *A
represents newly appointed members to the Boards and Commissions.

Board/Commission Advisory Board of Health Advisory Rec. and Park Comm.

Name A-Robin Klimkoski, 65 Waddell Rd (R)

Term Expiring November 2012

A-Frank Livingston, 98 Bayberry Rd (R) November 2010 A-Tom Crockett, 149 Sunny Brook Dr (R) November 2010 A-Kenneth Miffitt, 42 Delmont St (R) November 2010 A-Rose Marie Papa, 87 Waranoke Rd (R) November 2008 A-Elizabeth Rousseau, 82-C Ambassador Dr (R) November 2010 T-Vacancy (D) November 2010 T-Vacancy, Mary Cheney Library R-Elizabeth Tracy, Recreation Dept. R-Blum Shapiro,29 So. Main St., West Hartford, CT 06127 T-Vacancy (R) November 2010 November 2010 November 2010

Arts Commission

Arts Commission Ex Officio

Auditor

Bennet Housing Corporation

November 2012

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Board of Assessment Appeals Building Committee

R-William Overton, 103 Timrod Rd (R) A-Charles Crocini, 15 Frances Dr (R) R-Gary Benson, 28 Gardner St West (R) R-Brian Murphy, 131 Ferguson Rd (R) R-John Cunnane, 92 Adelaide Rd (R) R-Gail Dunnrowicz, 147 Carriage Dr T-Vacancy, Board of Ed Appointment T-Vacancy, Town Appointment A-Alexander Pazda, 49 Holyoke Rd (R) A-Andrew Kidd, 148 Folly Brook La (R) T-Vacancy (R) R-Cynthia Womack, 45 North School St (BOE) R-Elizabeth Tracy, 41 Center St

November 2010 November 2009 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 July 2009 July 2009 July 2009 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 December 2010 December 2008

Cable TV Advisory Committee

Cheney Hall Board of Commissioners

Cheney Brothers National Historical District Commission R-Vivian Ferguson, 78 Forest St (R) R-Susan Berte, 57 Tuck Rd (R) R-James Quaglia, 87 Walnut St (R) R-Dr. H. John Malone, 84 Prospect St (R) A-Janet Jefford, 19 Leo J. La (R) Ex Officio – Manc. Historical Soc. R-John Dormer, 58 Patriot Lane Commission on Aging T-Vacancy (R) T-Vacancy (R) T-Vacancy (R) T-Vacancy (R) T-Vacancy (R) T-Vacancy (R)

November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2008 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010

Commission for Disabled Persons

Emergency Medical Svcs. Council Ethics Commission

A-Robert Desilet, 111 Middle Tpke W. (R) November 2010 A-Benjamin Westry, 83 Essex St (R) November 2010 R-Al Carrano, 23 Lorraine Rd (R) T-Vacancy (D) T-Vacancy (D) A-Ron Boyne, 238 Blue Ridge Dr (R) A-Susan Holmes, 17 Teresa Rd (R) A-Marilyn Moyles, 358 Lydall St (R) A-Tim Becker, 72 Scarborough Rd (R) November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2012

Ethics Commission - Alternate Fair Rent Commission Housing Authority

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Housing Commission - Nonprofit Agency Member Human Relations Commission

A-Armando Darna, 443 Olcott Dr (R) R-John Deeb, 20 Wetherell St (R) Vacancy A-Merill Kidd, 158 Folly Brook La, (R) A-Kim Sprague, 127 Wellman Rd (R) A-Ron Atwater, 91 Elm St (R) T-Vacancy (R)

November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010 November 2010

Library Advisory Board

A-Karen Ross, 255 Carter St (R) November 2009 A-David Carlson, 40 Olcott St (R) November 2010 A-Donnamarie Nakos, 42 Winthrop Rd (R) November 2010 A-Wallace J. Irish, Jr. 45 Steep Hollow La (R) November 2008 A-Evelyn Livingston, 98 Bayberry Rd (R) R-Dede Moore Town Administration Rep T-Vacancy Retired Employee Rep T-Vacancy Combined Union Employee Rep A-Kevin Hood, 83 Sass Dr (R) R-Vivian Ferguson, 78 Forest St A-Mark Connors, 531 Lydall St (R) November 2011 November 2011 November 2008 November 2008

Manchester Country Club Board of Governors Pension Board

Redevelopment Agency Town Historian Zoning Board of Appeals

November 2012 November 2009 November 2012

Secretary Pelletier moved and Director Zingler seconded the motion. Nine Voted in Favor Planning and Zoning Commission A-Kevin Dougan, 109 Dale Rd (R) November 2012

Director Zingler noted the need for more unaffiliated members on Boards and Commissions and thinks Horace Brown should remain on the Planning and Zoning Commission. Director Sheridan echoed Director Zingler’s comments and noted that if Mr. Brown does not serve on Planning and Zoning, his knowledge should be put to use on another Board or Commission.

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Mayor Spadaccini offered to appoint Horace Brown to the Planning and Zoning Commission if the Democratic minority is willing to remove one of their appointees. Secretary Pelletier moved and Director Tweedie seconded the motion. Nine Voted in Favor

13.

COMMENT AND DISCUSSION BY BOARD MEMBERS ON ITEMS FOR FUTURE AGENDA OR OF GENERAL CONCERN.

Deputy Mayor Peak would like to see Town staff produce reports that show measurable outcomes, often called performance reports. He would like the Board to hold a discussion on ways to aid Town staff in this initiative. Mr. Peak would ultimately like to see a report that is 30 pages or less showing citizens how the town is doing. The report would create benchmarks that do not change on a year-to-year basis. Director O’Neill noted that the due date for the textbook loan program was November 15, 2007 and asked for a report on what was requested and what was fulfilled. Director Topping updated the Board on the struggle to fill vacancies in the Police Department. Including the recruits enrolled in the Police Academy for January, 2008, he asserted that we are up to 117 filled positions. He thanked Dede Moore, Human Resources, and the Police Department for their efforts. He also said there are 54 of the 112 currently sworn who have less than 10 years of experience and there are 20 officers up for retirement in the next few years. Mr. Topping believes it is imperative to find ways to retain experienced officers and hopes the Board is willing to entertain different suggestions. Director Sheridan noted, in recent Building Committee minutes, a chronic leak in the K-wing at MHS and asked for a complete update from Keith Epstein or the Board of Education. Mr. Sheridan recently became aware of a State Statute that allows a tax credit to businesses who locate in and improve historic structures and suggested Fuss and O’Neill be made aware of this Statute. A new public act allows for 30-year bonding for school renovations and Mr. Sheridan asked that Town staff investigate this option with regard to the remaining school renovations. Director Zingler would like a discussion item regarding solar energy placed on the agenda for December. Two companies have approached him regarding this and he would like to know the Board’s views on this subject. Mayor Spadaccini would like to hold a goal-setting session similar to what the Board did two years ago. He also suggested the Board hold an open house at the Town Hall sometime during the month of December. Mr. Spadaccini would like to see a discussion item on a future agenda to address merging some commissions.

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Director Zingler would like to include reporting requirements in that discussion. He wants to make sure minutes are available as required. Mayor Spadaccini added that there are at least a couple commissions the Board isn’t regularly receiving reports from. Secretary Pelletier stated that one commission has been experiencing a great amount of absenteeism and Town staff is being relied upon heavily. Attendance may improve if some boards and commissions are merged. 14. ADJOURNMENT. The meeting was adjourned until the December 11, 2007 Regular Meeting of the Board of Directors at 7:00 p.m. in the Lincoln Center Hearing Room. Director Zingler moved and Deputy Mayor Peak seconded the motion. Nine Voted in Favor

Adjournment: 9:26 p.m. gem

APPROVED:

ATTEST:

_______________________________________ Secretary, Manchester Board of Directors


				
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