DERBY BOARD OF ALDERMEN MEETING
SEPTEMBER 23, 2004 - DERBY CITY HALL, ALDERMANIC CHAMBERS – 7:00 P.M.
Mayor Marc J. Garofalo called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. All rose and pledged allegiance to the flag.
Present: Alderwoman Sheila Parizo, Alderwoman Linda Fusco, Alderman Bruce Sill, Alderman John Orazietti, Alderman Joseph Bassi, Alderman Ronald Sill, Alderman Robert Gabianelli, Alderman Michael Flora, Sr.
Absent: Alderman Samuel Rizzitelli, Jr. (Excused absence – out ill)
Also Present: Anthony P. Ziomek, Fire Commissioner
David L. Kopjanski, Building Official/Zoning Enforcement Officer (arrived at
Warren Holcomb, Esq. (arrived at 7:04 p.m.)
ADDITIONS, DELETIONS, CORRECTIONS & ADOPTION OF AGENDA
Mayor Garofalo pointed out that there have been additions to the agenda that the members received in their packet. However, item #18 on the agenda – Discussion of Blight Lien at 41 Smith Street (Executive Session Only) was not previously distributed, however it was added to the agenda and posted properly.
A MOTION was made by Mrs. Parizo with a second by Mr. B. Sill to adopt the agenda as amended. Motion carried.
Mayor Garofalo congratulated Bruce Sill on his recent birthday – wishing him many more happy, healthy years.
Leo Moscato, Jr., 34 Lewis Street, Derby – The last few times I read the minutes of the last few meetings and I guess there was a problem with my loan? Is there anything that I should know about? I know Mr. Bassi…
Mayor Garofalo – I think it was an issue – but Ms. Finn clarified it. It was an issue that the date was incorrect and I believe in this report it’s been corrected.
Mr. Moscato – So everything’s fine?
Mr. Bassi – Everything is fine at cost.
Mayor Garofalo – Hearing no other further comment…
PUBLIC PORTION CLOSED
A MOTION was made by Mrs. Parizo with a second by Mr. Gabianelli to approve the minutes of the September 9, 2004 meeting.
JULY PARKING DIVISION REPORT
It was noted that the City Clerk has submitted the expenses for the City Garage. Mrs. Parizo asked about the investment accounts. It does not show on the report. Ms. Finn will get that information prepared and have it presented for the next meeting.
AUGUST PARKING DIVISION REPORT
Same comments as the July Parking Division Report
AUGUST ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT REVOLVING LOAN REPORT
Mr. Bassi asked if Jay Patel had come in for the grant. He doesn’t see it on the sheet. Mayor Garofalo noted that the sheet in front of us this evening is for August. He also noted that both he and Mr. Dunne are preparing the paperwork for Mr. Patel to sign. Mr. Bassi said we should see it listed on next month’s report. Mayor Garofalo said not necessarily – it could be the month after. It all depends on the contract signing.
AUTHORIZE TAX REFUNDS AS RECOMMENDED BY TAX COLLECTOR
Mrs. Parizo reported from the Administration Committee. The Tax Collector presented this report at our last subcommittee meeting. The report shows overpayments and/or certificate of corrections – that is when a vehicle is turned in. The amount of tax refunds is $11,883.04 and the Administration Committee recommends the approval of the refunds. The amounts will probably diminish as the months go on but come January when another big tax payment becomes due we may see more.
A MOTION was made by Mrs. Parizo with a second by Mrs. Fusco to approve the Tax Refunds pursuant to Connecticut General Statute and recommended by the Tax Collector. Motion carried.
AUTHORIZE TEMPORARY SIGN AT MAIN STREET AND DERBY AVENUE BY TROOP 3 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Mayor Garofalo said the sign is for the fundraiser that they are having for the Jamboree. They are going to the Jamboree in 2005. They also know not to block the monument.
A MOTION was made by Mr. B. Sill with a second by Mr. Gabianelli to authorize the temporary sign at Main Street and Derby Avenue by Troop 3 Boy Scouts of America. Motion carried.
AUTHORIZE TEMPORARY SIGN ON DIVISION STREET NEAR NAUGATUCK RIVER BY TROOP 3 BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA
Mayor Garofalo said the sign is for the fundraiser that they are having for the Jamboree. They are going to the Jamboree in 2005.
A MOTION was made by Mr. B. Sill with a second by Mr. R. Sill to authorize the temporary sign on Division Street near the Naugatuck River by Troop 3 Boy Scouts of America. Motion carried.
WAIVE BID FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT PURCHASE OF GRACE EMPLOYEE MONITORING (GEM) T-PASS DEVICE WITH FEMA GRANT FUNDS
Mayor Garofalo said we have received communication dated 9/18/04 from Commissioner Ziomek. The City received a $40,000 grant fund from FEMA. It’s a grant that we applied for and received through the efforts of Congresswoman DeLauro and the efforts of the fire department. Several years ago through another grant we purchased the system, which is a personal safety device for each of the firefighters that have turnout gear. This is a way to have the Chief officers to know who is on the scene and would is possible down. We already own the hardware for this system. There is only one vendor for this item and we need to be compatible with what we have already. Mayor Garofalo also noted that the Board of Apportionment and Taxation has already approved this.
A MOTION was made by Mr. Bassi with a second by Mr. Orazietti to waive the bid for the Fire Department purchase of Grace Employee Monitoring (GEM) T-Pass Device with FEMA grant funds subject to written approval of Samuel Rizzitelli, Jr. and Henry J. Domurad, Jr. Motion carried.
AUTHORIZE USE OF THE DERBY GREEN ON SEPTEMBER 24, 2004 BY GALINA RAZORJONOVA AND MATISS RUDUS-LACITIS FOR THEIR WEDDING
Mayor Garofalo said this request came in this past week. Mr. Bassi asked Mayor Garofalo if he would be conducting the ceremony. Mayor Garofalo said they have someone else doing the honors.
A MOTION was made by Mr. R. Sill with a second by Mr. Bassi to authorize the use of the Derby Green on September 24, 2004 by Galina Razorjonova and Matiss Rudus-Lacitis for their wedding. Motion carried.
DISCUSSION ON A PERSONNEL MATTER IN THE TOWN CLERK’S OFFICE (EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY)
A MOTION was made by Mrs. Parizo with a second by Mrs. Fusco to go into Executive Session at 7:15 p.m. subject to adjournment inviting Corporation Counsel to discuss personnel matter. Motion carried.
DISCUSSION REGARDING SOUTHSIDE OF MAIN STREET REVITALIZATION PROJECT (EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY)
A MOTION was made by Mrs. Parizo with a second by Mrs. Fusco to go into Executive Session at 7:15 p.m. subject to adjournment inviting Mr. Kopjanski, and Corporation Counsel and Mr. Monroe Kohn of Hubbell Bros. to discuss strategy and negotiations regarding the Southside of Main Street Revitalization Project. Motion carried.
DISCUSSION OF BLIGHT AT 7 COTTAGE STREET (EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY)
A MOTION was made by Mrs. Parizo with a second by Mrs. Fusco to go into Executive Session at 7:15 p.m. subject to adjournment inviting Mr. Kopjanski, and Corporation Counsel to discuss the blight at 7 Cottage Street. Motion carried.
DISCUSSION OF BLIGHT LIEN AT 41 SMITH STREET (EXECUTIVE SESSION ONLY)
A MOTION was made by Mrs. Parizo with a second by Mrs. Fusco to go into Executive Session at 7:15 p.m. subject to adjournment inviting Mr. Kopjanski, and Corporation Counsel to discuss the blight lien at 41 Smith Street. Motion carried.
Temporary Recording Secretary
A TAPE RECORDING OF THIS MEETING IS ON FILE IN THE CITY CLERK’S OFFICE