CITY OF ANSONIA

BOARD OF ALDERMEN

Regular Meeting – June 8, 2004

The Regular Meeting of the Ansonia Board of Aldermen was called to order at 7 p.m. by Aldermanic President Peter J. Danielczuk. All those present rose and pledged allegiance to the flag. The Pledge of Allegiance was led tonight by the Boy Scouts of Troop 105, Hilltop Hose Company #5.

Moment of Silence

A moment of silence was observed in memory of former United States President Ronald Reagan, who passed away this week.

Roll Call

The secretary called the roll:

Peter J. Danielczuk, D1 – present

Melissa Ford Dimery, D1 - present

Jason G. Bender, D2 - absent

David Fitzgerald, D2 – present

Joseph Cassetti, D3 – present

Joseph Jeanette, D3–present – 7:30

Keith Maynard, D4 – present

Tyrone Maynard, D4 – present

Spero Jordanides, D5 – present

Pasquale Pietrangelo, D5 - present

Scott Nihill, D6 – absent

Gene Sharkey, D6 - present

Tara Kolakowski, D7 - absent

Stephen Blume, D7 – present

President Danielczuk declared a quorum of 10 present, 4 absent.

Consideration of Previous Minutes

Alderman Sharkey MOVED to accept the minutes of the Regular Meeting of May 8, 2004, if found to be correct; SECONDED by Alderman Blume. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Public Session

President Danielczuk asked if any member of the public wished to address the Board.

 

Dr. Dudzis, Main Street

In regard to Communication 10 – I just want to know why it’s taking our Corporation Counsel a year to correct my lease. Already the third lawyer is involved, is Ansonia paying three lawyers to fix this simple thing?

Corporation Counsel Blake stated, we will discuss this in executive session. We have been in contact - the lawyers are all from my office, and we have been in contact with your lawyer from Wiggin & Dana.

Dr. Dudzis stated, he’s e-mailed you three times with a phone call in between in the past two months.

Corporation Counsel Blake stated, what I’d like to do is not talk directly to you. You have counsel. You can address the Board. I’m not being disrespectful, but we may have a solution. It’s regarding eight parking spaces that are in the lease and should have been omitted from the lease. We are talking. There should have been a message sent to your lawyer today, but I wanted to talk to the Board of Aldermen about a possible resolution on that.

Dr. Dudzis asked, Can we fix this already?

Corporation Counsel Blake replied, I hope we can.

President Danielczuk stated, he’ll talk to us in executive session, and hopefully it will be to your satisfaction.

Dr. Dudzis stated, I hope so, because I really hate to waste your time with all this stuff. I have a lot of work to do. So can we please get a new contact person?

Corporation Counsel Blake replied, we will.

Dr. Dudzis replied, thank you.

President Danielczuk thanked Dr. Dudzis.

President Danielczuk asked three times if any member of the public wished to address the Board. Being none, he declared the Public Session closed.

 

Public Official Session

Mayor James DellaVolpe

I just want to report that this past Saturday at the Ansonia Armory we had our kickoff cultural event with the Ansonia Cultural Commission, and had an art gallery for the youth of the City of Ansonia. I’d like to say it was a huge success. It was going from about 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and at one point during the display, the Connecticut Hurricanes performed at the Armory. We’re starting to use the Armory – the only place we can use is the gym. We have other events scheduled coming up in the future.

This week we have several Flag Day ceremonies – on Friday at 11:30 in Shelton; the Derby Elks is having their Flag Day Ceremony at the Derby Green on Saturday June 12 at 11 a.m.; and on June 14 at St. Michael Cemetery there will be another flag ceremony.

We went out for RFPs for Peck School. We had several people that were interested, but in the end nobody put in a bid. I would like to schedule a neighborhood meeting in the Fourth and Fifth Wards to try to get the neighbors there to see what kind of action they would like to take with Peck School. If the Fourth and Fifth Ward Aldermen could be at that meeting I would appreciate it.

President Danielczuk thanked Mayor DellaVolpe.

Corporation Counsel Kevin Blake

I will be brief because there are many items on the agenda that I’m involved in.

No decision with respect to Jalowiec Realty and the Day Care Center on Elm Street. We were in court last week and there was a postponement by Mr. Jalowiec’s attorneys on the proceeding that day.

I still have no decision regarding the chickens on May Street.

We’re still going forward with the Planning and Zoning and Complete Construction regarding the explosive bunkers at the Appellate Court. I don’t have a date yet in order to file briefs to the court.

We had a decision, and I’m still working with Inland-Wetlands, an adverse decision against the City of Ansonia regarding Hunters Landing – it’s Prestige Builders – regarding the subdivision and respect to the number of lots that could be placed in the subdivision. There was an issue whether Inland-Wetlands can look outside the subdivision to see if there is any impact on wetlands outside the plot where the subdivision would be. I met with Inland-Wetlands last Thursday and hadn’t gotten a decision with respect to whether to give them their permits or to appeal it further. I will keep you updated on that.

I told you last month, I got a breakdown, since January we’ve collected over $88,000 in delinquent taxes. We’re doing about 90 percent or better with respect to contacting the people to either go on a payment plan or pay us in full. There are only about two or three properties that we’re going to foreclose on in the very near future.

President Danielczuk thanked Corporation Counsel Blake.

Linda Gentile, Government Liaison

My report is on file. I have nothing further to add to it. I will entertain any questions if anybody has any.

President Danielczuk thanked Ms. Gentile.

Police Chief Kevin Hale

As you may have read – and I’m not sure it made the paper yet – we made several arrests. We’ve had some problems with ATVs in the Fountain Lake area. We made three or four arrests the other day, over the weekend. We’re trying to stay on top of that. This time of year they’re really starting to come out. If anybody has any specific areas, please let us know. It’s a quality of life issue – they’re not supposed to be on the road. There are a number of State Statutes that regulate that.

I just want to make it clear, as far as the Officers in the schools, the SRO’s will be in the schools for the next year, if you’ve heard some things to the contrary. They will be in the schools for at least the next year. The Federal Grant requires that for the fourth budget cycle. We are funding that through the Police Department 100 percent, as we have done from the beginning, and we will continue for at least the next year.

We recently had DARE graduations in the 5th grade. Every fifth grader in Ansonia went through the DARE program, and our Officers did a tremendous job on that.

The hiring process, we had 57 applications. The application process is closed, and we’re going for a physical agility on July 10th. There will then be a written exam and it will go very quickly after that. All of the applicants will be invited to the agility.

President Danielczuk thanked Chief Hale and the Board of Police Commissioners for installing the Stop signs at Kathy Lane. The people were very happy about that.

President Danielczuk thanked Chief Hale for his report.

Personnel, Economic Development and Fair Housing Director Claude Perry

We are about to begin our Summer Employment Program. We’ll have orientation here on Thursday at 3 o’clock. The Mayor has authorized the hiring of more than 70 youth for the program. We had 180-odd youngsters applying. Approximately one-half the number were hired.

As relates to the Main Street Development Corporation – I reported last month that we should have been able to close out by end of May. What has happened is there are still some items that need to be completed in order to get the Certificate of Occupancy – there is a sprinkler issue. We are hoping to get the Certificate of Occupancy, even though the property has been commissioned, as you may have read in the newspaper.

The project on Pershing Drive is moving along on schedule and looks very nice. We’re not quite there, we’re looking for a target date of having occupancy in that building in September.

We have gone out and submitted Requests for Qualifications for consultants for the Community Development Block Grant Program. What we plan to do there is do some housing rehabilitation. We may interface with the project – what the City is trying to do is qualify the Armory as a public facility – which means it has to meet and benefit 51 percent lower and moderate income population. The consultant working on that spoke with me yesterday and we’re trying to get some statistics together to show that the community in fact meets that particular guideline.

Those are the newest things that are not included in my report.

President Danielczuk thanked Mr. Perry.

President Danielczuk asked three times if any other Public Official wished to address the Board. Being none, he declared the Public Official Session closed.

Committee Reports

Alderman Sharkey - Finance Committee

Alderman Sharkey MOVED to pay all bills if found to be correct; SECONDED by Alderman Jordanides. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED10-0.

Alderman Cassetti – Ansonia Rescue and Medical Service

Alderman Cassetti reported that the EMS responded to 165 calls; 11 motor vehicle accidents; Fire Department assists were 12. EMS week was a huge success. ARMS members Captain Joanne Sorgin received the Valley EMT of the Year Award.

ARMS dedicated the new ambulance to deceased members Shirley Zuraw and Alderman Della Hubbard. The dedication was a great success with more than 200 people attending.

The Memorial Day Parade was well attended.

On May 24 we received confirmation from the State that the application for the third ambulance was approved. On June 1st all three ambulances were inspected, passed and placed into service. For the first time ever, the City of Ansonia has three ambulances to serve its residents. On June 7th, at 4 p.m., all three ambulances were used, for the first time, at a bus accident.

Alderman Blume MOVED to accept the report; SECONDED by Alderman Sharkey. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Alderman Blume – Fire Committee

We had 38 calls, three structures. All three structures could have been dangerous and they were stopped pretty quick.

Our grant writers have written Grant number 13, our Training Grant for $34,000. We hope to hear soon. They’re doing a great job.

Alderman Sharkey MOVED to accept the report; SECONDED by Alderman Keith Maynard. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

 

Municipal Reports

Alderman Cassetti MOVED to accept all municipal and annual reports, dispense with the reading and place them on file; SECONDED by Alderman Sharkey. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Tax Refunds

Alderman Blume MOVED to approve the tax refunds for May, 2004 in the amount of $3,285.71 if found to be correct; SECONDED by Alderman Jordanides. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Late Claim

Alderman Sharkey MOVED to deviate from the agenda to consider a Late Claim; SECONDED by Alderman Blume. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Public Session

President Danielczuk asked if any member of the public wished to address the Board regarding the claim of Rosalie LaBrecque. Being none, he declared the Public Session closed.

Claim:

05-04-610 – Rosalie LaBrecque

Alderman Sharkey MOVED to refer the claim to the Claims Committee; SECONDED by Alderman Tyrone Maynard. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Communications

Alderman Jordanides MOVED to accept all communications, dispense with the reading and place them on file. If an Alderman wishes one read or acted upon, the communications will be brought up individually in their order on the agenda; SECONDED by Alderman Cassetti. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Communication #1

From: Corporation Counsel Kevin Blake

Re: Ansonia Sewer Collection System Improvement

Alderman Jordanides MOVED to waive the reading of Resolution #1 and to incorporate its full text into the minutes of this meeting; SECONDED by Alderman Blume.

R E S O L U T I O N

Resolved, that the resolution entitled "Resolution Appropriating $6,800,000 for the Planning, Acquisition and Construction of City of Ansonia Sewer Collection System Improvements, Authorizing the Issuance of $6,800,000 Revenue Bonds of the City Payable Solely from Sewer System Revenues, Approving a Joint Resolution by the Board of Aldermen and Ansonia Water Pollution Control Authority as Security for Said Bonds, and Authorizing the City and WPCA to enter into Project Loan and Grant Agreements with the State of Connecticut and Federal Agencies," is hereby adopted.

[For Internet Readers: A copy of the full text of the 74-page Resolution is attached to the minutes and on file with the Town and City Clerk’s Office at Ansonia City Hall, 253 Main Street, Ansonia, Connecticut.]

A roll call vote was taken as follows:

Alderman

Yes

No

Dimery

X

 

Bender

   

Fitzgerald

X

 

Cassetti

X

 

Jeanette

   

Maynard, K.

X

 

Maynard, T.

X

 

Jordanides

X

 

Pietrangelo

X

 

Nihill

   

Sharkey

X

 

Blume

X

 

Kolakowski

   

Danielczuk

X

 

TOTALS:

10

0

Alderman Blume MOVED to adopt the Resolution as introduced; SECONDED by Alderman Sharkey. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

 

Communication # 2

From: Tax Collector Bridget Bostic

Re: Wells Tax Deferral

Corporation Counsel Blake stated, I checked with Bridget Bostic, the Tax Collector. It is a deferral, not a dismissal, of the tax. They are on Chapter 19, so we may never get any money from the couple or the property, but this has been done for the last eight years. My recommendation is to allow this deferment to a later date and time, due to financial hardship.

Alderman Cassetti MOVED to allow the deferment due to financial hardship;

SECONDED by Alderman Dimery. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Communication # 3

From: Corporation Counsel Kevin Blake

Re: Apple Oil Company

To be discussed in Executive Session.

Communication # 4

From: Chairman Leonard Marazzi, Board of Public Works

Re: Bid Award – Vegetation Control

Alderman Sharkey MOVED, per the recommendation of the Board of Public Works, to award the bid for vegetation control services to D’Angelo Brothers, Inc. of Hazelton, Pennsylvania; SECONDED by Alderman Jordanides. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Communication # 5

From: Chairman Leonard Marazzi, Board of Public Works

Re: Bid Rejection – Landfill Closure

Alderman Blume MOVED, per the recommendation of the Board of Public Works, to reject all bids associated with the closure plan for the landfill and the construction of a salt storage dome, and begin the re-bidding process; SECONDED by Alderman Keith Maynard. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Communication #6

From: Chairman Leonard Marazzi, Board of Public Works

Re: Bid Waiver to utilize State Contract for Paving

Alderman Sharkey MOVED, per the recommendation of the Board of Public Works, to waive the bid process and utilize the services of O & G Industries for paving for the City of Ansonia. O & G Industries is the low bidder on the current State bid list at $45.28 per ton for class 1, and $45.76 for class 2, plus escalation and de-escalation costs as provided by the State contract; SECONDED by Alderman Cassetti. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Communication # 7

From: Corporation Counsel Kevin Blake

Re: Awarding of Liability and Workers Compensation Insurance Coverage

Corporation Counsel Blake stated, I’ve been working with Beardsley, Brown and Bassett. They are trying to get bids through the liability carrier and the workers compensation carrier. They are hesitant to wait until the last second that the policy is expiring as of June 30th. They believe they should have the information in within the next week. I would like to schedule a special meeting solely for this for the week of the 21st. I’m trying to find out what the best date is for people during that week.

Alderman Blume MOVED to TABLE Communication #7 to a Special Meeting to be held in the next two weeks, tentatively on Tuesday June 22ND; SECONDED by Alderman Sharkey. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Communication #8

From: Corporation Counsel Kevin Blake

Re: 184-186 North State Street

To be discussed in Executive Session.

Communication #9

From: Corporation Counsel Kevin Blake

Re: Vendor License Agreement – Mr. Softee Ice Cream

Corporation Counsel Blake stated, I met with Mr. Carpinello today. He is going to sign the vendor agreement. We worked out an issue with respect to the soccer recreation games at Pine Willis for the year. He is going to give you a presentation. The issue is also whether he can have a hot dog cart at the corner of Jackson and Wakelee Avenue. He is going to give a proposal, and I have to look at it from a variety of issues – especially Police. That proposal is not before you tonight. We worked out the issue with his license agreement – we already approved it. He came back and said he doesn’t want to do it because he – you don’t have to do anything on it – I’m just giving you an update. He brought it up for the first time today before me, and I just want to give you a heads up on it.

Communication #10

From: Dr. Julienne Dudzis, DPM

Re: Corrected Lease – Palmer Building

To be discussed in Executive Session.

Resignations

Alderman Cassetti MOVED to accept the resignation of Theodore Davis from the Planning and Zoning Commission, and to send him a letter of thanks for his service to the City; SECONDED by Alderman Jordanides. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Appointments

Town and City Clerk Madeline Bottone read aloud Mayor James DellaVolpe’s appointment as outlined in his letter of June 3, 2004 as follows:

ANSONIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

Chief Kevin Hale stated, Detective Paul Griffin retired last week after 37 years with the Department. It creates a giant void for us for two reasons – one because there is an open, but Detective Griffin was in the Bureau for about 27 years and if anybody knew everything, it was Paul. We’ve got some big shoes to fill there. He is our most experienced guy.

I’m proud to stand here tonight – Steve has been with our Department for about 10 years – he was a Supernumerary for approximately two, and has been a full-time Police Officer for eight years. He has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Connecticut. He finished overwhelmingly number one in our recent Detective exam. He is one of the brightest people you’ll meet and very valuable to the Department. I think he’ll fill Detective Griffin’s shoes as well as anybody I can think of. I’ll certainly hope for your support.

Alderman Sharkey MOVED to approve the appointment of Steven Adcox to the position of Detective in the Ansonia Police Department; SECONDED by Alderman Blume. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

 

Resolutions

Resolution #1

Re: Funding – Ansonia Sewer Collection System Improvements

Previously acted upon – See Communication #1.

Resolution #2

Re: Hiring of Reviewer of 2003 Land Records Indexes

Alderman Cassetti MOVED to adopt Resolution #2; SECONDED by Alderman Blume. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

R E S O L U T I O N

Alderman Peter J. Danielczuk of the First Ward introduced the following Resolution:

Resolved,

Whereas, the Administrative Head of the City shall annually appoint a suitable person to carefully review the Indexes of the Land Records of the City of Ansonia for the preceding year (2003); and

Whereas, this practice is to note and report in writing to the Town and City Clerk all errors and omissions after examination of indexes of the Land Records; and

Whereas, the person so appointed shall examine the Land Records and not all omissions by the Town and City Clerk or authorized assistant; and

Whereas, this examination of Land Records shall be done in accordance with Section 7-14 of the Connecticut General Statutes.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that this Board authorizes the Mayor of the City of Ansonia to hire James C. Moyer of Connecticut Search & Title Services of 336 Forbes Avenue, New Haven, Connecticut, for the sum of $2,000 payable following the completion of the period ending on December 31, 2003.

 

Resolution #3

Re: Naming of Softball Field at Nelligan Park

Alderman Sharkey asked, are we leaving it with that field?

Mayor DellaVolpe stated, I received a letter from the Softball Director stating that it would be more appropriate to name the Nolan Field Softball Field for Mr. Berlinger. I’ll leave it up to the Board for discussion.

Alderman Sharkey stated, the only discussion I have right now is that the Resolution states Nelligan Park. Discussion was that it would be more appropriate to name the softball field at Nolan Field for Mr. Berlinger.

Alderman Sharkey MOVED to strike "Nelligan Park" and replace it with "Nolan Field"; SECONDED by Alderman Tyrone Maynard. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

Public Session

Alderman Blume MOVED to open the Public Session in regard to Resolution #3 – Naming of Softball Field; SECONDED by Alderman Sharkey. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

President Danielczuk asked three times if any member of the public wished to address the Board. Being none, he declared the Public Session closed.

Alderman Sharkey MOVED to adopt Resolution #3 as Amended; SECONDED by Alderman Blume. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10-0.

R E S O L U T I O N

Aldermen Spero Jordanides and Pasquale Pietrangelo of the Fifth Ward introduced the following Resolution:

Resolved,

Whereas, Frank Berlinger, a lifelong resident of the City of Ansonia having graduated from the Ansonia High School in 1938 has had a long and distinguished career in sports; and

Whereas, after graduating from high school was appointed to the Naugatuck Valley Amateur Softball Commission in which he served in that capacity until 1978 when he was elected Vice President of the Connecticut Amateur Softball Association; and

Whereas, Frank Berlinger is a veteran of World War II where he served with distinction; and

Whereas, Upon his return from the war, Frank Berlinger formed the Valley Umpires Association; and

Whereas, when the City of Ansonia formed Little League, Frank Berlinger became one of the League’s first coaches as well as acting coach for Biddy Basketball; and

Whereas, in the 1950s, Frank Berlinger was an associate scout for several major league baseball teams including the Philadelphia Athletics, Seattle Pilots and the Milwaukee Brewers; and

Whereas, in 1959 Frank Berlinger had the opportunity to umpire the Women’s ASA All Star fast pitch game which is noted as being the longest game in women’s softball history; and

Whereas, in 1962 to 1965 was President and General Manager of the Ansonia Black Knights, the Lower Naugatuck Valley’s only semi-pro football team; and

Whereas, Frank Berlinger held the distinction of being the past president on Central Connecticut Baseball Umpires Association (1957), the Valley Umpires Association (1962) and the College Baseball Umpires Association (1972); and

Whereas, in 1965 Frank Berlinger had the distinction of umpiring an American Legion Baseball double no hitter at Quigley Stadium in West Haven between the West Haven Legion and the Orange Legion; and

Whereas, in 1973 Frank Berlinger became the Umpire-in-Chief for the newly formed major professional fast pitch softball league with teams located in Montreal, Philadelphia, New Orleans, St. Louis, Mobile, Alabama, and Charlotte, North Carolina; and

Whereas, in 1975 after having worked 15 straight New England fast-pitch softball tournaments, Frank Berlinger was voted the outstanding umpire in the tournament held in Grafton, Massachusetts; and

Whereas, On November 27, 1977, Frank Berlinger was inducted into the Connecticut Amateur Softball Hall of Fame with the distinction of being only one of two umpires ever inducted into this organization; and

Whereas, on June 6, 1982, Frank Berlinger was honored by the Connecticut College Baseball Umpires Association for outstanding service to baseball; and

Whereas, Frank Berlinger has been associated with American Legion Baseball for more than 57 years active in various capacities, including its Baseball Director, first having been appointed in 1984 and served for four years; and

Whereas, Frank Berlinger is currently serving on the State American Legion Baseball Committee; and

Whereas, on June 14, 1990, Frank Berlinger was honored by the Greater New Haven Diamond Club where he was presented with the Distinguished service Award; and

Whereas, on July 16, 1990, Frank Berlinger was honored by the Department of Connecticut American Baseball committee for his many years of distinguished service to the American Legion Baseball Program; and

Whereas, on February 18, 1990, Frank Berlinger was inducted into the American Softball Association National Indicators Fraternity Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and

Whereas, Frank Berlinger has been associated with the American Legion Post 50, Ansonia, Connecticut for over 60 years serving as its commander 17 times as well as being district commander in 1976 and currently serves in the capacity of National Historian;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Frank Berlinger for his devotion, commitment and energetic efforts to the community be it hereby resolved that from this day forward the softball field located at Nolan Field hereby be named the Frank Berlinger Memorial Softball Field.

Unfinished Business

Chief Hale stated, I would like to give you an update on the parade. The new ordinance kicked in for the parade, and we went from 17 balloon cart vendors to six this year. They were all inspected prior to the parade. I didn’t see any of that junk floating around the parade route that we had seen last year. In addition, we issued three infractions to three people that snuck into the route and tried to set up hot dog stands. They were ticketed and thrown out. The ordinance worked very well.

President Danielczuk stated, for the first time I saw after the parade the streets were pretty clean.

New Business

Alderman Pietrangelo MOVED to adopt the following Resolution:

R E S O L U T I O N

Aldermen Pasquale Pietrangelo and Spero Jordanides of the Fifth Ward introduced the following Resolution:

SUPPORT OF MAYOR WITH RESPECT TO

SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS

WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen endorses Mayor James t. DellaVolpe’s efforts to hold the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Public Schools responsible for their actions to the taxpayers of the City of Ansonia; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Aldermen supports Mayor James DellaVolpe’s position that the Superintendent of Public Schools contract should not be extended and that the Superintendent of Public Schools should not receive any merit increase or performance bonuses; and

WHEREAS, The Board of Aldermen applauds Mayor James DellaVolpe’s efforts to create a better educational environment for all the students, staff, parents and administrators of the Ansonia Public Schools;

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Aldermen of the City of Ansonia affirm the efforts of Mayor James DellaVolpe in holding the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools accountable to the taxpayers of the City of Ansonia and that the Board of Education should not extend the current contract of the Superintendent of Public Schools nor provide any increases and/or performance bonuses in an effort to improve the educational environment.

SECONDED by Alderman Jordanides.

Alderman Cassetti asked, is this the proper venue to extend this type of support?

President Danielczuk replied, if the Board feels that it wants to support the Mayor they can take a stand.

Alderman Cassetti stated, I think he’s moving forward in the right direction, and I don’t think he needs our affirmation to do what he thinks as the leader of this City to do.

President Danielczuk stated, some members do; that’s why they brought up the motion and seconded it.

Alderman Cassetti stated, he’s doing the job, and I think he’s doing a fine job. I don’t think that we should interfere.

A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 9 Yes, 1 No (Cassetti).

Executive Session

At approximately 7:35 p.m., Alderman Cassetti MOVED to enter Executive Session to discuss the following items:

1. Apple Oil Company

2. 184-186 North State Street

3. Pending Litigation

and to invite Corporation Counsel Blake and Mayor DellaVolpe to remain in the Aldermanic Chambers, along with Frank Halpin and Brian Phipps to remain regarding Item #1 – Apple Oil Company;

SECONDED by Alderman Blume. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 11-0.

Return to Regular Session

At approximately 8:15 p.m., Alderman Blume MOVED to return to Regular Session; SECONDED by Alderman Sharkey. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 11-0.

 

Item #2 – 184-186 North State Street

Alderman Blume MOVED to enter negotiations to resolve the blight lien on 184-186 North State Street; SECONDED by Alderman Jordanides. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 11-0.

Cancellation of Board of Aldermen Meeting – August 2004

Alderman Cassetti MOVED to cancel the monthly meeting of the Board of Aldermen for the month of August, 2004; SECONDED by Alderman Pietrangelo. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 10 Yes, 1 No (Blume).

Adjournment

Alderman Sharkey MOVED to adjourn; SECONDED by Alderman Cassetti. A voice vote was taken and the MOTION PASSED 11-0.

The meeting adjourned at approximately 8:20 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,

 

 

Patricia M. Regan, Secretary

Ansonia Board of Aldermen

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