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									                               Windsor Town Council
                            Council Chambers – Town Hall
                                 December 7, 2009
                                 Approved Minutes


Regular Council Meeting

Mayor Trinks called the meeting to order at 7:32 p.m.

1.     Roll Call – Present: Mayor Trinks, Deputy Mayor Simon, Councilor Eleveld,
       Councilor Herzfeld, Councilor Jepsen, Councilor Jubrey, Councilor Marci,
       Councilor McDonald and Councilor McKenney

2.     Prayer – Councilor Herzfeld

3.     Pledge of Allegiance – Councilor Herzfeld

4.     Proclamations/Awards

None

5.     Public Communications and Petitions

Mr. Bradshaw Smith, 23 Ludlow Road, said the Town Manager is proposing to use town
funds to fund certain capital projects for this fiscal year. These dollars were to come
from the close-out of certain capital projects from this, or prior fiscal years. Some of
those projects, e.g. the Facility Reuse Study, have only been closed out within the
month and therefore have not been audited. Mr. Smith had severe concerns over the
transfer of funds from any project which has not been audited. One of the proposed
uses of these funds is the Mechanic Street II Redevelopment Project. In May of this
calendar year, however, Council authorized the submission of a request to the
Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development for permission to use
“program income” from federally funded, state administered Community Development
Block Grant (CDBG) program for this same purpose. If federal funds are available for
this purpose, and if this municipality is eligible to use such for the intended purpose,
why not do so and save local tax dollars for its citizens or other Council approved
projects. Mr. Smith strongly suggested that the Council table this matter pending a full
written addressment of this matter by the Town Manager.

6.     Report of Appointed Boards and Commissions

A.     Board of Education

Mr. Christopher McAuliffe, Board of Education, reported to the Town Council and gave
the following updates:
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       During their last meeting, a number of awards were given to students.

       The Board voted on contracts as follows:

       Teachers’ contract - The first year of the teachers’ contract is a hard freeze, the
       second year has a 1.5% increase on the top step only and the third year is a 1.5%
       increase on the top step and a 0.5% increase on the other step.

       Administrators’ contract - The administrators’ two year contract includes a zero
       percent increase for the first year and a 2% increase the second year with some
       step increase.

       Considerable efforts have been made with the elementary school task force
       regarding taking on the challenge of the declining enrollment and facility use.

       There is still an interest in accommodating a full-day kindergarten if possible.

       A number of workshops have been held by the Board of Education and were well
       attended.

       The next taskforce meeting will be held on December 17th.

Deputy Mayor Simon thanked the Board of Education for the exceptional contract
outcomes which has probably saved the town over $1 million dollars.

B.        Zoning Board of Appeals

Ms. Loretta Raney, Zoning Board of Appeals, reported to the Town Council and gave
the following updates:

       Seventeen applications were filed with one appeal, which was denied.
       Nineteen variances were requested and all but one was approved.

The entire Zoning Board of Appeals summary was presented to be attached to the
minutes of this meeting.

C.        Youth Commission

Ms. Yvette Owens, Youth Commission, reported to the Town Council and gave the
following updates:

       Dr. Jody Terranova was acknowledged by the Capital Area Substance Abuse
       Council for her work in our community on drug prevention.

       The Youth Commission held the following 2009 functions: Night of 1001
       Pumpkins, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Day, Winter’s End Spring Fest, Mardi Gras
       Fest, Red Ribbon Week Celebration, “Parents 4 a Change” drug program and a
       night at Jim’s Family Restaurant.
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       2010 has one project planned so far which is an Impact Teen Driver Safety
       program, which will be an evening for parents of teens in our community to get
       together on April 5th at Windsor High School to discuss this subject. An assembly
       for the juniors and seniors of Windsor High School will also be held on April 27th.

       Looking ahead at 2011, the commission will be having an “Every 15 Minutes”
       program, which addresses the real life experiences and risks involved with the
       potentially dangerous consequences of drinking alcohol will be organized.

7.        Town Manager’s Report

Loomis Chaffee Students Help Develop Public Education Plans for Recycling
Town staff is partnering with three Environmental Science classes at Loomis Chaffee
School as the students study waste reduction and recycling. The students are
collecting data on the amount of waste produced both on the Loomis campus as well as
in Windsor as a whole.

Additionally, the students have the task of studying the scientific, economic and
personal benefits of recycling and how the Windsor community could go about reducing
waste and increasing recyclables.

Finally, the students will be working as teams to develop proposals for how the
information could best be presented to Windsor residents as a form of public education
including video or web streaming formats.

Both town staff and Loomis Chaffee faculty anticipate the project will be completed by
the end of January.

H1N1 Clinics Update
This past Saturday, 257 vaccinations were dispensed at the South Windsor Community
Center to Windsor and South Windsor residents at the most recent H1N1 Vaccination
Clinic sponsored by MDA #31. The total number of H1N1 vaccinations administered to
date (including the 3 clinics to date, the EMS providers and school nurses) is 1,156.

The next “appointment only” H1N1 Vaccination Clinic will be held on Monday,
December 14th, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Charles N. Enes Community Center
located at 150 Nevers Road, South Windsor. This clinic will be by appointment only for
Windsor and South Windsor residents who meet the priority groupings as established
by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Details on the designated
priority groups, directions to the clinic site and other details are available on the town’s
website.

Project Santa
Project Santa is underway for another holiday season of giving and sharing. This
coming Saturday and Sunday, Emergency Services will be collecting toys and other
donations at the Safety Complex located on Bloomfield Avenue from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00
p.m. All toys will be distributed the week of December 14th to families in town
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experiencing financial hardship. More than 60 Windsor businesses and community
members have adopted families through this program. A recent donation of $750 was
made to Project Santa from the Valassis home office in Michigan. This donation is
greatly appreciated and will be used to assist families in need. For more information
call 860.285.1839.

Probate Court Merger
As you are aware, the merging of the statewide system of Probate Courts calls for the
reduction of the present system of 117 Courts to go to 54 Courts. In the final plan,
Windsor’s Probate Court is required to merge with the already combined Court of East
Windsor and South Windsor. There are many facets to this new arrangement including:

       Legislature expects each newly merged governing body of the combined courts to
       be responsible for the selection of the court’s location and to adopt a name for the
       newly created court. As the newly created District will begin operations in January
       2011, it is hoped that these decisions will be made in the first quarter of the new
       calendar year.

       State statutes require that the costs of the jointly shared courts be borne by each
       community on a pro-rata basis tied to the size of their current Grand List. However,
       as a side note, other communities who have started this process are ignoring this
       directive and using their own criteria to reach agreements. Legislation will be
       proposed in the upcoming session to provide for communities to reach agreements
       based on criteria they choose as opposed to a strict reliance on the Grand List
       method.

       As the newly created court will be roughly twice the size of each court’s current
       size, neither facility is currently sized to house the merged court. However,
       Probate Judge Brian Griffin believes with some modifications, it appears either
       South Windsor or Windsor Town Hall would have the capability to provide for the
       new Court.

I plan on making contact with East Windsor and South Windsor so that discussions on
location and logistics can begin before the end of the month.

Carol Sing and Torchlight Parade
The annual Carol Sing and Torchlight Parade are scheduled to be in the Town Center
for this Saturday evening, December 12th. The Carol Sing starts at 6:00 p.m. on the
Town Green and is followed by the Torchlight Parade starting at 6:30 p.m. The parade
starts on Remington Road and proceeds north on Route 159 through the town center
and ends on Mechanic Street where there will be a bonfire and refreshments.

Councilor Jepsen asked for an update on the Rainbow Road traffic issues. Town
Manager Souza stated that the one-way alternating traffic was placed on Rainbow Road
for 30 days and that we are in the process of analyzing that information, along with
changes made on the east end of Rainbow Road. We plan to bring this item back to the
Health and Safety Commission for discussion in January.

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8.        Communication from Council Members

Councilor Eleveld – asked that people who are more fortunate to keep those who are
less fortunate in their minds.

Councilor McKenney – None

Councilor McDonald – None

Councilor Marci – None

Councilor Jubrey – Today is Pearl Harbor Day and he asked everyone to remember our
troops who have served our country.

Councilor Herzfeld – None

Councilor Jepsen – None

Deputy Mayor Simon – None

Mayor Trinks – requested the public come out Saturday for the Carol Sing.

9.        Reports of Standing Committees

Finance – None

Special Projects – None

Town Improvements – None

Health and Safety – there will be a meeting during the second week of January.

10.       Ordinances

A.        Approve an ordinance                          entitled   “AN   ORDINANCE   AMENDING   FIRE
          PREVENTION CODE.”

Resolved by Councilor Jepsen, seconded by Councilor Marci, that the reading into the
minutes of the text of the ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING FIRE
PREVENTION CODE” is hereby waived, the full text of the ordinance having been
distributed to each member of the council and copies made available to those persons
attending this meeting; and the full text of the ordinance be recorded with the minutes of
this meeting.

Motion Passed 9-0-0

Moved by Councilor McDonald, seconded by Councilor Marci, to approve an ordinance
entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING FIRE PREVENTION CODE.”
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Councilor Jepsen requested a friendly amendment and Councilor McDonald accepted
to add language to Section 6-103 after Underwriters Laboratory to state the following
“….(UL) listed or an equivalent central station and be approved by the fire marshal…”

Moved by Councilor McDonald, amended by Councilor Jepsen, seconded by Councilor
Marci to approve an ordinance entitled “AN ORDINANCE AMENDING FIRE
PREVENTION CODE.”

Motion Passed 9-0-0

11.       Unfinished Business

None

12.       New Business

A.        Presentation from ABB/Combustion Engineering concerning environmental
          remediation efforts

Mr. John Conant and Ms. Elaine Hammock, ABB/Combustion Engineering, gave a
presentation on environmental remediation efforts on the ABB site.

Councilor Herzfeld asked when the project will be completed. Mr. Conant replied the
work should be completed in 2012 and the regulatory conclusion should be done by
2013. Ms. Hammock added that ground water monitoring will continue beyond that and
there are also regulatory limits.

Mayor Trinks asked about the final approval to redevelop the site. Mr. Conant stated
that it is done to residential standard, which is stricter than commercial.

B.        Presentation of 2009 Citizen Survey Results

Assistant Town Manager, Emily Moon, gave a presentation on the citizen survey
results. For this survey, 4,000 households were randomly selected from the motor
vehicle tax roll and over 1,000 surveys were turned in. Assistant Town Manager Moon
shared respondents’ demographics.

       Over 85% of residents rated the quality of life in Windsor as good or excellent.
       National averages appear to be around 77-82%.
       Over 88% of residents rated the quality of life as good or excellent in their
       neighborhoods.
       The services rated the highest for quality and importance were libraries, police
       protection, safety in neighborhoods, fire protection and the appearance of parks
       and public spaces.
       The services rated the lowest for quality and importance were street repair, town
       enforcement of property maintenance rules, public education, snow removal and
       street cleaning.

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       The most important services citizens found were needed in town were police
       protection, safety in neighborhoods, fire protection, public education and
       ambulance service.
       The least important services citizens found were needed in town were recreation
       facilities, appearance of parks and public spaces, parks, street cleaning and
       planning and land use.

When citizens were asked to state whether they would like to see more, less or the
same amount spent on all eleven service areas listed, the majority of respondents
wanted to keep spending the same.

One new question was added to the survey this year which was “Would you use social
media forums to communicate with the Town of Windsor?” of which 20.4% said yes and
74.7% said no, with 4.9% having no response.

Deputy Mayor Simon said this is a valuable tool in order for the town to get the
community’s perception on how we are doing. He prefers to look at results over time to
trend them. He stated that there was a comparison of service ratings in the backup
materials. He looked at the negative scores and there were a number of categories that
showed a substantial decrease in unhappiness over the past three years. He thought
there might be some tabulation errors on the chart. He requested that it be revised.
Assistant Town Manager Moon said that she will re-check it.

Councilor Jubrey asked if we could use alternative sources besides the motor vehicle
rolls in areas that are underrepresented. Assistant Town Manager Moon stated that we
can look at different methods that will boost participation and that there are ways we
can boost response rates town-wide, such as online surveys.

Councilor McDonald asked how we compare nationally. Assistant Town Manager Moon
said there is not enough data to compare all of the survey information nationally. At the
service level, we would have to purchase some consulting services to get that data to
do those comparisons.

Mayor Trinks asked what is next. Assistant Town Manager Moon said that they would
like to discuss placing the survey online with the Town Council. We are still interested
in keeping the current direct mail methodology to see trend information. Another next
step is for departments to use this data to refine their service delivery and policies and
to update their performance measures.

Councilor Eleveld asked if we are looking at ways for more residents to watch WIN TV,
such as web streaming. Assistant Town Manager Moon responded that town staff has
been looking at the possibility of streaming WG-TV on the website. Staff has seen some
web demos and has spoken to a few consultants. There are some amazing products
out there that allow people to watch from home and forward or reverse to the agenda
item that they want to hear. The possibilities do come at a price and there are some
hardware/software considerations on our side.


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C.        Authorize the Town Manager to execute a Memorandum of Agreement with the
          State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Management & Homeland
          Security

Moved by Councilor Jepsen, seconded by Councilor Marci, that the Town Manager of
the Town of Windsor is authorized to execute a Memorandum of Understanding and
other documents with the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Management
& Homeland Security regarding the use of funding granted by the Department of
Homeland Security.

Town Manager Souza discussed the grants briefly.

Motion Passed 9-0-0

D.        Authorize the Town Manager to execute an agreement with the State of
          Connecticut for the 2009-2010 Public Health Preparedness Grant

Moved by Councilor Jepsen, seconded by Councilor Marci, that Peter Souza, Town
Manager, is authorized to make, execute and approve on behalf of the Town of
Windsor, any and all contracts or amendments thereof with the State of Connecticut
Department of Public Health relative to Pubic Health Preparedness Grant Funding for
the period of August 2009 until August 2010.

Dr. Charles Petrillo, Director of Health, discussed the agreement for the 2009-2010
Public Health Preparedness Grant. The contract award (over the period of time from
8/10/09 – 8/9/10) for public health planning shall not exceed $83,445. Throughout this
grant period, Windsor will continue working with South Windsor as members of Mass
Dispensing Area #31 and assist them in addressing plan elements specific to South
Windsor’s needs. The planning process for MDA #31 will continue to be reviewed by
the joint planning team staffed by representatives from South Windsor and Windsor.

Councilor Eleveld asked about the language regarding “the contract award over this
period for public health planning shall not exceed $83,445” and wondered if this was
new language. Dr. Petrillo stated that the language is not new. It has been in past
agreements.

Motion Passed 9-0-0

E.        Close outs and transfer of funds from capital projects

Moved by Deputy Mayor Simon, seconded by Councilor Jepsen, that project #9092,
Facility Reuse Study, and project #9086, Pleasant Street Reconstruction, be closed and
the balance in each account be transferred to the Capital Projects Fund Undesignated,
Unreserved Fund Balance and furthermore the following amounts be transferred from
their respective project accounts to the Capital Projects Fund Undesignated Unreserved
Fund Balance.


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     •    $90,000 be transferred from project #9073 (Milo Peck Improvements)
     •    $400,000 be transferred from project #9327 (Day Hill Road Reclamation)
     •    $200,000 be transferred from project #9329 (Town Green Improvements)

Town Manager Souza discussed the close outs and transfer of funds from capital
projects. The proposed close outs are for the Pleasant Street Reconstruction project
that has a current balance of $161,000 and the Facility Reuse Study project that has a
current balance of $46,661.

Town Manager Souza stated that the projects being proposed to be kept open (with the
bulk of their account balances being transferred to the Capital Projects Fund) include
the Milo Peck Building Improvement project, the Day Hill Road Reclamation project and
the Town Green Improvements project.

Councilor Eleveld asked why we are receiving such large amounts back on some of
these projects. Town Manager Souza clarified that the Day Hill project reflects the
reimbursement received from the federal government via the Capital Region Council of
Governments. The Town Green Improvements project balance is largely due to the
very competitive bidding environment and there were very few change orders in the last
two phases of the project.

Mayor Trinks noted that he will be abstaining from the vote.

Councilor Jepsen asked if we could potentially save debt service by implementing short-
term borrowing. He asked about the auditing of these projects in reference to the public
comment. Town Manager Souza said projects that require audits are audited and that
the Capital Projects Fund is always audited at the close of the fiscal year. Last year, we
borrowed for a majority of the projects through short-term notes. These small projects
are not required to have a full audit because we borrowed after we had conducted a bid
or after the actual cost was known, and because there were not any state or federal
reimbursements involved.

Motion Passed 8-0-1 (Mayor Trinks abstained)

F.        Approve appropriations from Capital Projects Fund for FY 2010 Capital Projects

Moved by Deputy Mayor Simon, seconded by Councilor Jepsen, to approve an
appropriation of $536,000 from the Capital Projects Fund Undesignated, Unreserved
Fund Balance to fund the FY 2010 Capital Projects listed on the attachment entitled
Attachment A.

Town Manager Souza discussed the appropriations from the Capital Projects Fund for
FY 2010 Capital projects that are to be cash financed which include:

          Project                                                  Cost

          Renovation of Hard Surface Recreation Courts            $51,000
          Stormwater Management                                  $120,000
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          Project                                                          Cost

          Street Light Replacement                                       $50,000
          Mechanic Street II Redevelopment Project                       $85,000
          Day Hill Road Pavement Rehabilitation Design                   $50,000
          Stone Road Drainage and Resurfacing Design                     $25,000
          Day Hill Road Pedestrian Circulation Enhancements              $50,000
          Riverfront Bike Path Design                                    $75,000
          John F. Kennedy School Roof Design                             $30,000

                                                                 Total   $536,000

This appropriation is to cash finance a number of projects for FY 2010. The General
Fund Tax Levy (which we have not used in several of the past years) and Capital
Projects Fund are two sources for cash financing. The cash financing is generally used
for small projects. By utilizing cash from the Capital Projects Fund, we are able to move
ahead with a project in a timely fashion and avoid financing costs associated with
borrowing.

Councilor Eleveld asked which neighborhoods are scheduled to have storm water
drainage system inspections. Mr. Brian Funk, Director of Public Works, stated that this
project represents a plan to improve our long-term planning. This would be an attempt
to inspect streets on our longer-term paving street and reconstruction list and will be
used to find any stormwater issues that may exist and need attention as we move
forward with that work.

Councilor Eleveld asked if there are specific neighborhoods being looked at? Mr. Funk
said all neighborhoods need work, but streets in the area of Park Street, Rood Avenue
and I-91 need more work than the others. We have been waiting for MDC to complete
the sewer line work they are doing to start these projects.

Councilor Eleveld asked if the $50,000 allocated for construction and drainage
structures repair include manholes and catch basins too. Mr. Funk stated that it does
include that as well as other structures as the storm water sewers themselves, end
walls, etc. Some areas need complete reconstruction such as a small section near the
Wilson Fire house.

Councilor Eleveld asked if the $30,000 for Decker’s Brook will be used to review the
channel only. Mr. Funk responded that yes, it will be used for inspection services that
will be managed by the town’s engineering office to complete in a long-term program for
small repairs that we can be done in-house and those sections of the concrete
channelized Decker’s Brook that need major reconstruction that would potentially be
done by an outside company.

Councilor Eleveld asked if we usually hire outside services to do these types of services
like Decker’s Brook? Mr. Funk said that we do usually hire outside services.


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Councilor Eleveld asked what we’ve done and found for Phases I & II for the Mechanic
Street project. Town Manager Souza said that we have actually had very positive
findings from Phase I and Phase 2 on this project. Contaminations were found due to
coal tar due to the proximity of the rail road. There was a lumber yard at that location in
the 1930’s, but no petroleum was found, which is good. It’s been coal tar basically.
When the oil tanks were removed, they were over the threshold standards per state
regulations and we were required to do a Phase III to prove there is no contamination at
this site.

Mayor Trinks asked if any of these projects are time sensitive and if a motion couldn’t
be made for this item to get reviewed by the Town Improvements Committee.

Town Manager Souza said they are basically all timely – especially the design projects.
It would be better if we could push forward with the design projects relatively quickly so
construction can being in the spring. A short delay however will not throw off the
schedule by too much. He added that many of these have been in the Capital
Improvement Plan (CIP) for a number of years.

Councilor Jepsen stated there are a number of changes being made to the CIP as
currently approved. Design work may trigger some CIP spending. He is fine with going
ahead with those projects that don’t have design work involved such as Mechanic
Street, street lights, etc. However, the other projects with design work may impact the
CIP and he feels that perhaps the Town Improvements Committee should take a quick
look at the new status of the overall CIP with these changes along with the projects
being deferred. In this way, he might feel more comfortable with how this all fits in the
overall scheme of things.

Town Manager Souza said the changes in terms of design work are not significant, at
least from his estimation. If the Town Improvements Committee could pull together a
meting ASAP, it would not create a difficulty for the town regarding the larger projects.
He’d like the Town Council to feel comfortable with the way it will change the scope of
work and for the Town Council to feel comfortable going forward with these projects are
they do impact multiple years.

Deputy Mayor Simon feels comfortable with these projects.

Councilor Jubrey doesn’t feel comfortable with a lot of these numbers, specifically with
the tennis courts, roof design and the bike path projects. Why is it costing $30,000 to
design a roof? Where we are getting these numbers? Town Manager Souza
responded that staff is ready to respond to these questions if the Mayor is in agreement.
Mayor Trinks stated that he was more or less just trying to get a general idea if the
Council feels comfortable going forward with these projects.

Councilor Herzfeld added that the figures are typical for this type of work. Nothing
jumps out as being abnormal with these figures. He has no problem with moving
forward on these projects or on the smaller projects.


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Town Manager Souza stated that regarding the $30,000 for the JFK School roof. The
town essentially completes a preliminary design which entails a total roof assessment
including using infrared technology to get preliminary specifications for the project in
terms of insulation, energy efficiency, roof materials, etc. needed for the project. This is
a $1 million project, so the $30,000 is a small percentage of the project for preliminary
design costs. It is required by the State of Connecticut to have a preliminary design and
funding authorization in place by the time we submit it in June in order for them to be
able to consider our reimbursement request.

Mr. Paul Norris, Recreation Director, discussed the tennis courts. There are currently
many gaps and cracks on the courts. He stated that the L.P. Wilson tennis courts (5)
have developed gaps between 4”-6” and they will need to be cleaned, prepped for crack
fill and then painted. The Trent Park courts need to have the same done to them, but
they also need to be leveled. A few contractors have given us some rough estimates.
Part of the Capital Improvement Plan is to have a consultant come in and give us an
assessment on all the hard surfaces in town. Back in 2006 and 2007, the Town Council
directed the town to apply for grants for paths. The town did receive $375,000 in grants
for the paths. The $75,000 is the first phase, which includes the survey work and
design that will allow us to submit for a permit through the State to get the project
completed.

Councilor Jepsen asked if there are any rights-of-way for the bike path. The Stone
Road project seems like it will only involve the section in front of Griffin Land. It seems
like it benefits Griffin Land more than the residents up there. Town Manager Souza
stated that staff would have to work with one property owner for a right-of-way for the
bike path in the Wilson area. The Stone Road project is only for the section in front of
Griffin Land, which has no drainage and poor road structure. It is basically constructed
on sand. There is standing water on the road and it wasn’t built to engineering
standards. This would benefit the residents as a majority of the residents south of
Winterwood travel that way and it’s a major connection to the neighborhood.

Councilor Herzfeld asked if Hartford has plans to link up with these paths. Town
Manager Souza said that the city of Hartford, working with Riverfront Recapture, is
looking at connecting these bike paths. It will be a number of years however before the
Riverfront Recapture has the funds to make the connection. When we get to the
regional aspect of it, this will have great benefits for the residents. This will allow the
residents in Wilson access to the Riverfront Trail well before a connection into Hartford.
The primary parking for the Riverfront Trail in the Wilson area is the East Barber street
Boat Launch.

Motion Passed 8-1-0 (Councilor Jepsen opposed)

G.        Approve an appropriation from the Police Private Duty Account and authorize the
          Town Manager to execute and submit agreements with the State of Connecticut
          for the purchase of traffic enforcement equipment

Moved by Councilor Herzfeld, seconded by Councilor Jepsen, to approve the
expenditure of $5,790 from the Police Private Duty Account to purchase two LIDAR
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units and to authorize the Town Manager to execute an agreement with the Connecticut
Department of Transportation to receive two additional LIDAR units at no cost to the
town.

Mr. Kevin Searles, Chief of Police, discussed the appropriation. The purchase of two
LIDAR (laser technology) speed detection devices will, in turn, allow the town to receive
from the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation two additional LIDAR
devices. The new units are far more effective in that they can lock in on a speeding
vehicle at a much greater distance away from the officer. This will produce more
enforcement actions, which will reduce speeding on our streets.

Councilor Marci asked if the equipment is mounted to the vehicle or if it is hand held.
Chief Searles said that they are hand held, which is more undetectable.

Councilor Eleveld asked if the device has to be outside of the vehicle to be used and
wouldn’t this make it more difficult for the officer to apprehend the speeder? Chief
Searles said that the devices can be used inside the vehicle.

Motion Passed 9-0-0

13.       Resignations and Appointments

Moved by Deputy Mayor Simon, seconded by Councilor Jepsen, to accept the
resignations of Steve Porcaro from the Human Relations Commission and Alfred
Bertoline from the Board of Assessment Appeals.

Motion Passed 9-0-0

Moved by Deputy Mayor Simon, seconded by Councilor Jepsen, to:

Item C:              Reappoint Julie Tashjian as a democratic member to the Board of
                     Assessment Appeals for a four year term to expire November 30, 2013 or
                     until a success is appointed.

Item G:              Reappoint Beth Goodwin as a republican member to the Commission on
                     Aging & Persons with Disabilities for a three year term to expire November
                     30, 2011 or until a successor is appointed.

Item R:              Reappoint David Raney as a republican member to the Hartford Area
                     Cable Television Advisory Committee for a two year term to expire
                     December 31, 2011 or until a successor is appointed.

Item T:              Reappoint Loretta Raney as a republican member to the Historic District
                     Commission for a five year term to expire December 31, 2014 or until a
                     successor is appointed.



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Item Z:              Appoint Wila Nemetz as a democratic member to the Inland Wetland and
                     Watercourses Commission for a four year term to expire March 31, 2013
                     or until a successor is appointed.

Item EE:             Appoint Alfred Bertoline as a democratic alternate member to the Town
                     Planning & Zoning Commission for a two year term to expire November
                     11, 2011or until a successor is appointed.

Item FF:             Reappoint William Clark as a democratic alternate member to the Town
                     Planning & Zoning Commission for a two year term to expire November
                     11, 2011 or until a successor is appointed.

Item II:             Reappoint Joseph Breen as a republican member to the Zoning Board of
                     Appeals for a three year term to expire November 14, 2012 or until a
                     successor is appointed.

Motion Passed 9-0-0

14.       Minutes of Preceding Meetings

A.        Minutes of the November 16, 2009 Regular Town Council meeting

Moved by Councilor Jepsen, seconded by Councilor Eleveld, to approve the minutes of
the November 16, 2009 Regular Town Council meeting. Corrections: page 8 –
Resignations and Appointments seconded by Councilor Marci. Page 4 – Councilor
Herzfeld asked the questions at the bottom of the page, not Councilor Eleveld.

Motion Passed 9-0-0

15.       Public Communications and Petitions

None

16.       Executive Session

None

17.       Adjournment

Moved by Councilor McDonald, seconded by Councilor Eleveld, to adjourn the meeting
at 9:55 p.m.

Motion Passed 9-0-0

Respectfully submitted,



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Kristin Countryman
Clerk of the Windsor Town Council

cc: Town Clerk, Main Library, Wilson Branch




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