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BOARD OF SELECTMEN

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                                    BOARD OF SELECTMEN
                                         March 18, 2008
SELECTMEN PRESENT: Steven N. Wawruck, Jr., Joseph R. Calsetta and Denise T. Balboni
ALSO PRESENT: N/A
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CALL TO ORDER:
First Selectman Wawruck called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m.

PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
The Pledge of Allegiance was observed.

PUBLIC INPUT: None.

APPROVAL OF THE MARCH 4, 2008 REGULAR MEETING & THE MARCH 12, 2008
SPECIAL MEETING MINUTES:
The March 4, 2008 Regular Meeting Minutes were addressed first. Selectman Calsetta
requested a correction to the sentence on page 1513, under New Business, a. Easement – 56
North Main Street, Attorney Paul W. Smith, 2nd paragraph (last sentence), “a transfer of title would
make sense in order to keep the land records accurate”. The Selectmen agreed to remove the
sentence as an easement is not a transfer of title. The memorializing of the easement is more
clearly defined by Attorney Smith on page 1514, 2nd paragraph.
Selectman Calsetta moved to approve the March 4, 2008, Regular Meeting Minutes as
amended. Selectman Balboni seconded the motion. All were in favor.
Selectman Calsetta moved to approve the March 12, 2008 Special Meeting Minutes with the
following amendment:
 To amend the Minutes of the Special Meeting held on March 12, 2008, (1) to reflect that the
Selectmen set the hours of referendum voting from 12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m. and that the
referendum will be held with paper ballots, and (2) to forward the Pesci Park Baseball
lighting to referendum with item 4 revised to read as follows:
Selectman Calsetta introduced the following resolution, which was seconded by
Selectman Balboni:
RESOLVED,
  (a) that the Board of Selectmen hereby calls a Public Hearing to be held on March 25,
      2008 at 7:00 p.m., and a Public Hearing/Special Town Meeting to be held on March
      27, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., for consideration of and action upon a resolution
      appropriating $125,000 for Pesci Park Baseball Lighting; and authorizing the issue
      of bonds or notes and temporary notes in an amount not to exceed $125,000 to
      finance the appropriation. The Town Meeting will be adjourned to a referendum to
      be held April 8, 2008 between the hours of 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
   (b) that the Board of Selectmen approves the Notice of Town Meeting/Public Hearing
       and Referendum, which is attached to these minutes as Schedule B.
   (c) that the aforesaid resolution shall be placed upon the paper ballots under the
       following heading:
       4. “SHALL THE TOWN OF WINDSOR LOCKS APPROPRIATE $125,000 FOR PESCI
       PARK BASEBALL LIGHTING AND AUTHORIZE THE ISSUE OF BONDS AND NOTES
       IN THE SAME AMOUNT TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRATION?”
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Voters approving said resolution will vote “Yes” and those opposing said resolution shall
vote “No”. Electors will vote at the following polling places:
        DISTRICT 1 – Former Union School – Windsor Locks Town Office Building
                     50 Church Street, Windsor Locks, CT
        DISTRICT 2 – Windsor Locks High School
                     South Elm Street, Windsor Locks, CT
People qualified to vote in town meetings who are not electors will vote at: Former Union
School – Windsor Locks Town Office Building, 50 Church Street, Windsor Locks, CT.
Absentee ballots will be available from the Town Clerk’s office.
The resolution was approved 3 votes in favor and 0 votes opposed.
A legal notice has been published to reflect this corrected language.

CORRESPONDENCE:
The following correspondence was distributed to the Selectmen:
 A letter from The Town of New Haven’s Mayor John DeStefano, Jr., dated February 21, 2008,
   announcing the dedication of a statue honoring veterans of the Connecticut 29th Colored
   Regiment C.V. Infantry on Friday, September 20, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. in Criscuolo Park. All
   members of the community are invited to attend these ceremonies as representatives of their
   town.
    A copy of the letter and corresponding aerial view map that was sent to Acting Commissioner
     Emil H. Frankel, State of Connecticut Department of Transportation, from First Selectman
     Steven N. Wawruck, Jr., dated March 5, 2008, regarding the Windsor Locks Main Street
     Projects; (1) conversion of the former Montgomery mill complex into a residential
     condominium development, and (2) studying the possibility of returning the Amtrak station
     back to the vicinity of the historic train station located in the heart of Windsor Lock’s Main
     Street from its current outlying placement near Interstate 91. The letter was sent to solicit the
     DOT’s technical support and assistance for the two community development projects that
     impact the Windsor Locks Main Street area. Copies were also forwarded to: Governor Jodi
     Rell, Senator Chris Dodd, Congressman John Larson, Senator John Kissel, Representative
     Peggy Sayers, Commissioner Joan McDonald, Commissioner Gina McCarthy, Under
     Secretary W. David LeVasseur, Pam Sucato (DOT), Stephen Del Papa (DOT), Shelia Mary
     Sopper (Project Director – Amtrak Real Estate Development), Tom Maziarz (CRCOG), John
     Simone (Connecticut Main Street Center), Mike O’Leary (Planning Consultant), Chris Ferrero
     (Ferrero-Hixon Associates), Dean Amadon (Amadon & Associates).
     Selectman Wawruck stated that a meeting would be taking place on this subject within the
     next few weeks and will be open to town officials and specific groups along the Main Street
     corridor to gain input as a finalization of the study.

NEW BUSINESS:
a. Adopt Resolution for Disaster Grant – Town Clerk
    Selectman Calsetta moved to adopt the following Disaster Grant Resolution:
    RESOLVED: That Steven N. Wawruck, Jr., First Selectman, is empowered to execute
    and deliver in the name of and on behalf of this municipality, a contract with the
    Connecticut State Library for an Historic Documents Preservation Grant.
    Selectman Balboni seconded the motion. All were in favor.
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b. Adopt Resolution for The Farmington River Watershed Conservation Compact
   A letter was received from Jason Rupaka, Land-Use Specialist for the Farmington River
   Watershed Association, explaining the importance of considering the adoption of a resolution
   by all of the towns within the Farmington River watershed as acknowledgment of their interest
   in working to protect and enhance water resources, as well as supporting and maintaining
   natural habitat within the watershed areas.
  Selectman Balboni moved to adopt the Resolution as follows:
  THEREFORE, be it resolved that the Town of Windsor Locks enter into this voluntary
  compact that acknowledges their interest in working cooperatively to accomplish
  conservation and growth by:
  1. Protecting and enhancing the water resources of the watershed, including the
     quality of the water, the integrity of normal stream and groundwater flows, and the
     flora and fauna of these equatic ecosystems.
  2. Supporting efforts to link and maintain habitats and natural landscapes throughout
     the watershed.
  3. Working to ensure the long-term environmental health and vitality of the watershed
     and thereby enhancing the social and economic vitality of the watershed
     communities.
  Selectman Calsetta seconded the motion. All were in favor.
c. Re-Adopt Small Cities Grant Fair Housing Resolution
d. Re-Adopt Small Cities Grant Fair Housing Policy Statement
  Selectman Wawruck stated that the re-adoption of the Fair Housing Resolution and Policy
  Statement are a requirement of the Town of Windsor Locks as recipients of the ADA Small
  Cities Grant that was recently received.
  Selectman Calsetta moved to re-adopt the Small Cities Grant Fair Housing Resolution as
  follows:

  Whereas,     All American citizens are afforded a right to full and equal housing opportunities in the
               neighborhood of their choice; and
  Whereas,     State and Federal Fair Housing laws require that all individuals, regardless of race, color,
               religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, marital status, age mental or physical disability, lawful
               source of income, sexual orientation, familial status, be given equal access to rental and
               homeownership opportunities, and be allowed to make free choices regarding housing
               location; and,
 Whereas,      The Town of Windsor Locks is committed to upholding these laws, and realizes that these
               laws must be supplemented by an Affirmative Statement publicly endorsing the right of all
               people to full and equal housing opportunities in the neighborhood of their choice.
 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, That the Town of Windsor Locks hereby endorses a Fair Housing
           Policy to ensure equal opportunity for all persons to rent, purchase and obtain financing for
           adequate housing of their choice on a non-discriminatory basis: and BE IT FURTHER
           RESOLVED, That the First Selectman of the Town of Windsor Locks or his/her designated
           representative is responsible for responding to and assisting any person who alleges to be
           the victim of an illegal discriminatory housing practices in the Town of Windsor Locks.

Adopted by the Town of Windsor Locks on March 18, 2008

Selectman Balboni seconded the motion. All were in favor.
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  Selectman Balboni moved to re-adopt the Fair Housing Policy Statement as follows:
   It is both the policy and strong commitment of the Town of Windsor Locks to promote Fair Housing
  opportunities in all its programs and housing development activities and to take affirmative action through
  education and implementation of ensure equal housing opportunities for all persons and families.
  The Town of Windsor Locks will take affirmative action to ensure that all tenants, applicants, residents are
  treated fairly without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national
  origin, ancestry, learning disability, mental or physical disability, including but not limited to blindness, age
  individuals with children, or lawful source of income.
  The Town of Windsor Locks will continue to make a good faith effort to comply with all Federal and State
  laws and policies which speak to fair housing practices.
  It is the policy of the Town of Windsor Locks that all Housing related personnel be trained and educated in
  the principles of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity so that Equal Housing Opportunity may be available to
  all qualified applicants.
  This Fair Housing Policy Statement reaffirms our personal commitment to the principles of fair housing and
  equal opportunity housing practices.
  The Fair Housing Officer, Richard J. Sheldon, or their designated representative is responsible for the
  enforcement and implementation of the Fair Housing Regulations/Plan and the enforcement of this policy.
  The Fair Housing Officer for the Town of Windsor Locks may be reached at 860-567-5681.
  Complaint(s) pertaining to discrimination in any program funded by this Town of Windsor Locks may be
  filed with the Fair Housing Officer. The Towns Grievance Procedure will be utilized in this case(s).
  Complaints also may be filed with the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunity, 21 Grand Street,
  Hartford, CT 06106.

  Selectman Calsetta seconded the motion. All were in favor.

OLD BUSINESS:
a. Proposed Biodiesel Manufacturing Plant - Suffield
   Selectman Wawruck stated that there are no new developments on the biodiesel
   manufacturing plant proposal, however, the public meeting for March 20, 2008 has been
   rescheduled for April 10, 2008.

APPOINTMENTS, RE-APPOINTMENTS, RESIGNATIONS: None.

TAX REFUNDS:
Selectman Balboni moved to approve the Refund Request for March 18, 2008, in the
amount of $230.67, as outlined in Schedule A. Selectman Calsetta seconded the motion.
All were in favor.
A copy of Schedule A (Total Refund amount of $230.67) is attached to these Minutes.

ADJOURNMENT:
A motion to adjourn the meeting at 6:10 p.m. was made by Selectman Calsetta and
seconded by Selectman Balboni. All were in favor.

Respectfully submitted,



Susan R. Barsanti
Recording Secretary
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Schedule A


                                Refund Request for
                                  March 18, 2008


            Name           Bill Number     Reason for         Refund
                                            Refund            Amount
Prior year refunds




Gary & Deborah Munson
5 Rachel Road              04 -1-03217   Reduced Assessment   $ 100.80
Windsor Locks, CT          05-1-03280    Reduced Assessment   $ 101.92

Current year refunds




Michael & Lisa Valentino
18 Smalley Road
Windsor Locks, CT          06-3-71558      Vehicle Totaled    $ 27.95

Prior year refunds                                            $ 202.72
Current year refunds                                          $ 27.95


Total Refunds                                                 $ 230.67
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Schedule B

                                             TOWN OF WINDSOR LOCKS

                           REVISED NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON MARCH 25, 2008,

                           PUBLIC HEARING/TOWN MEETING ON MARCH 27, 2008, AND

                                             REFERENDUM APRIL 8, 2008


Notice is hereby given to the electors and citizens qualified to vote in town meetings of the Town of Windsor Locks, that
there will be a public hearing on March 25, 2008 and a public hearing and town meeting on March 27, 2008. The
meetings will be held in the Town Office Building, 50 Church Street, Windsor Locks, Connecticut.
The public hearing on March 25 will begin at 7:00 p.m. The public hearing on March 27 will begin at 7:00 p.m., and will
adjourn to the town meeting at 7:30 p.m. At its conclusion, the town meeting will adjourn to a referendum vote on April
8, 2008, at places times specified in this notice.
The public hearings and town meeting will be held for the following purposes:
1. To consider a resolution,
(a) to appropriate $255,000 for design of the safety complex facilities, including Phase II preliminary design of
renovations and improvements to fire and police departments, as described in the proposal of Russell & Dawson dated
January 3, 2008. The appropriation may be spent for design costs, architects’ fees, engineering fees, legal fees, net
interest on borrowings and other financing costs, and other expenses related to the project. The Board of Selectmen is
authorized to determine the scope and particulars of the project. The Board of Selectmen may reduce or modify the
scope of the project, and the entire appropriation may be spent on the project as so reduced or modified.
(b)to issue bonds or notes of the Town in an amount not to exceed $255,000;
(c) to issue temporary notes of the Town in an amount not to exceed $255,000 in anticipation of such bonds or notes;
(d) to determine or authorize a majority of the Selectmen and the Treasurer of the Town to determine the amounts,
dates, interest rates, maturities, redemption provisions, form and other details of the bonds or notes; and to perform all
other acts which are necessary or appropriate to issue the bonds or notes;
(e) to take such action to allow temporary advances of available funds which the Town reasonably expects will be
reimbursed from the proceeds of borrowings; and 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 authorized by the resolution if
issued on a tax-exempt basis, including covenants to pay rebates of investment earnings to the United States in future
years;
(f) to authorize a majority of the Selectmen and the Treasurer to make representations and enter into written
agreements for the benefit of holders of the bonds or notes to provide secondary market disclosure information, which
agreements may include such terms as they deem advisable or appropriate in order to comply with applicable laws or
rules pertaining to the sale or purchase of such bonds or notes;
(g) to authorize the Board of Selectmen, the Treasurer and other proper officers of the Town to take all other action
which is necessary or desirable to complete the project and to issue bonds or notes to finance the aforesaid
appropriation.
The vote on this resolution will be taken at the referendum.
2. To consider a resolution,
(a) to appropriate $650,000 for roadway infrastructure improvements, including sidewalk installation, sanitary sewer
installation and replacement, drainage/flood and erosion control, drainage improvements and downtown rehabilitation,
as described in the Department of Public Works 2009 Capital Improvement Plan – Physical Structures. The
appropriation may be spent for design and construction costs, equipment, materials, land and easement acquisition,
site improvements, architects’ fees, engineering fees, legal fees, net interest on borrowings and other financing costs,
and other expenses related to the project. The Board of Selectmen is authorized to determine the scope and
particulars of the project. The Board of Selectmen may reduce or modify the scope of the project, and the entire
appropriation may be spent on the project as so reduced or modified.
(b) to issue bonds or notes of the Town in an amount not to exceed $650,000;
(c) to issue temporary notes of the Town in an amount not to exceed $650,000 in anticipation of such bonds or notes;
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(d) to determine or authorize a majority of the Selectmen and the Treasurer of the Town to determine the amounts,
dates, interest rates, maturities, redemption provisions, form and other details of the bonds or notes; and to perform all
other acts which are necessary or appropriate to issue the bonds or notes;
(e) to take such action to allow temporary advances of available funds which the Town reasonably expects will be
reimbursed from the proceeds of borrowings; and 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 authorized by the resolution if
issued on a tax-exempt basis, including covenants to pay rebates of investment earnings to the United States in future
years;
(f) to authorize a majority of the Selectmen and the Treasurer to make representations and enter into written
agreements for the benefit of holders of the bonds or notes to provide secondary market disclosure information, which
agreements may include such terms as they deem advisable or appropriate in order to comply with applicable laws or
rules pertaining to the sale or purchase of such bonds or notes;
(g) to authorize the Board of Selectmen, the Treasurer and other proper officers of the Town to take all other action
which is necessary or desirable to complete the project and to issue bonds or notes to finance the aforesaid
appropriation.
The vote on this item will be taken at the referendum.
3. To consider a resolution,
(a) to appropriate $302,000 for installation of baseball lighting at Veteran’s Memorial Park. The appropriation may be
spent for design and construction costs, equipment, materials, site improvements, engineering fees, legal fees, net
interest on borrowings and other financing costs, and other expenses related to the project. The Board of Selectmen is
authorized to determine the scope and particulars of the project. The Board of Selectmen may reduce or modify the
scope of the project, and the entire appropriation may be spent on the project as so reduced or modified.
(b) to issue bonds or notes of the Town in an amount not to exceed $302,000;
(c) to issue temporary notes of the Town in an amount not to exceed $302,000 in anticipation of such bonds or notes;
(d) to determine or authorize a majority of the Selectmen and the Treasurer of the Town to determine the amounts,
dates, interest rates, maturities, redemption provisions, form and other details of the bonds or notes; and to perform all
other acts which are necessary or appropriate to issue the bonds or notes;
(e) to take such action to allow temporary advances of available funds which the Town reasonably expects will be
reimbursed from the proceeds of borrowings; and 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 authorized by the resolution if
issued on a tax-exempt basis, including covenants to pay rebates of investment earnings to the United States in future
years;
(f) to authorize a majority of the Selectmen and the Treasurer to make representations and enter into written
agreements for the benefit of holders of the bonds or notes to provide secondary market disclosure information, which
agreements may include such terms as they deem advisable or appropriate in order to comply with applicable laws or
rules pertaining to the sale or purchase of such bonds or notes;
(g) to authorize the Board of Selectmen, the Treasurer and other proper officers of the Town to take all other action
which is necessary or desirable to complete the project and to issue bonds or notes to finance the aforesaid
appropriation.
The vote on this item will be taken at the referendum.
4. To consider and vote upon a resolution,
(a) to appropriate $125,000 for installation of baseball lighting at Pesci Park. The appropriation may be spent for
design and construction costs, equipment, materials, site improvements, engineering fees, legal fees, net interest on
borrowings and other financing costs, and other expenses related to the project. The Board of Selectmen is authorized
to determine the scope and particulars of the project. The Board of Selectmen may reduce or modify the scope of the
project, and the entire appropriation may be spent on the project as so reduced or modified.
(b) to issue bonds or notes of the Town in an amount not to exceed $125,000;
(c) to issue temporary notes of the Town in an amount not to exceed $125,000 in anticipation of such bonds or notes;
(d) to determine or authorize a majority of the Selectmen and the Treasurer of the Town to determine the amounts,
dates, interest rates, maturities, redemption provisions, form and other details of the bonds or notes; and to perform all
other acts which are necessary or appropriate to issue the bonds or notes;
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(e) to take such action to allow temporary advances of available funds which the Town reasonably expects will be
reimbursed from the proceeds of borrowings; and 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 authorized by the resolution if
issued on a tax-exempt basis, including covenants to pay rebates of investment earnings to the United States in future
years;
(f) to authorize a majority of the Selectmen and the Treasurer to make representations and enter into written
agreements for the benefit of holders of the bonds or notes to provide secondary market disclosure information, which
agreements may include such terms as they deem advisable or appropriate in order to comply with applicable laws or
rules pertaining to the sale or purchase of such bonds or notes;
(g) to authorize the Board of Selectmen, the Treasurer and other proper officers of the Town to take all other action
which is necessary or desirable to complete the project and to issue bonds or notes to finance the aforesaid
appropriation.
The vote on this resolution will be taken at the referendum.
5. Pursuant to Section 806 of the Town Charter to adjourn said town meeting at its conclusion and to submit the
aforesaid resolutions 1-4 to vote upon voting machines or by paper ballot on Tuesday, April 8, 2008, between the hours
of 12:00 noon and 8:00 P.M.
         Voting will be at the following polling places:
           DISTRICT 1 -          Town Office Building
                                 50 Church Street,
                                 Windsor Locks, CT
           DISTRICT 2 -          Windsor Locks High School
                                 58 South Elm Street
                                 Windsor Locks, CT
Persons qualified to vote in town meetings who are not electors shall vote at: Windsor Locks Town Office Building, 50
Church Street, Windsor Locks, CT.
The aforesaid resolutions will be by paper ballot under the following headings:
1. “SHALL THE TOWN OF WINDSOR LOCKS APPROPRIATE $255,000 FOR DESIGN OF SAFETY
COMPLEX FACILITIES (PHASE II) AND AUTHORIZE THE ISSUE OF BONDS AND NOTES IN THE SAME
AMOUNT TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION?”
2. “SHALL THE TOWN OF WINDSOR LOCKS APPROPRIATE $650,000 FOR ROADWAY
INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS AND AUTHORIZE THE ISSUE OF BONDS AND NOTES IN THE
SAME AMOUNT TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION?”
3. “SHALL THE TOWN OF WINDSOR LOCKS APPROPRIATE $302,000 FOR VETERAN’S MEMORIAL
PARK BASEBALL LIGHTING AND AUTHORIZE THE ISSUE OF BONDS AND NOTES IN THE SAME
AMOUNT TO FINANCE SAID APPROPRIATION?”
 4.“SHALL THE TOWN OF WINDSOR LOCKS APPROPRIATE $125,000 FOR PESCI PARK BASEBALL
 LIGHTING AND AUTHORIZE THE ISSUE OF BONDS AND NOTES IN THE SAME AMOUNT TO FINANCE
 SAID APPROPRIATION?”
Voters approving said resolutions will vote “Yes” and those opposing said resolutions will vote “No.”
Absentee ballots will be available from the Town Clerk’s office during normal business hours beginning the day after
the town meeting.
Dated at Windsor Locks, Connecticut, this 18th day of March 2008.

                                                           _______________________________________
                                                           Steven N. Wawruck, Jr., First Selectman
                                                           _______________________________________
                                                           Joseph R. Calsetta, Selectman
                                                           _______________________________________
                                                           Denise Balboni, Selectman

                                                           William R. Hamel, Town Clerk

								
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