Annual Town Meeting, November 28, 2022 – Old Saybrook Middle School, 6:30PM

Agenda

POSTED ON: NOVEMBER 16, 2022 – 4:02PM

Notice is hereby given that the Annual Town Meeting of the electors and citizens qualified to vote at town meetings of the Town of Old Saybrook will be held at the Old Saybrook Middle School Auditorium, 60 Sheffield Street, Old Saybrook, Connecticut on November 28, 2022 at 6:30 p.m. for the following purposes:

  1. As recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance, to appropriate $5,106.38 from the capital non-recurring account for the purposes of upgrading the software for the Town’s two digital signs, Town Green and Gateway East (by Mystic Market). 
  2. As recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance to appropriate $125,000 from the capital non-recurring account for the purposes of upgrading end of life software for the camera systems used by both the Old Saybrook Public School District and the Town of Old Saybrook. 
  3. As recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance, to appropriate $20 thousand from the capital non-recurring account for electrical work related to the Gazebo on the town green.
  4. As recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance, to appropriate $4 thousand from the capital non-recurring account for the purpose of staining the newly installed fence on Whisper Cove Road.
  5. As recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance, to appropriate $500,000 for a Small-Town Economic Assistance Program reimbursable grant for the purposes of completing sidewalk work from Old Post Road to the Westbrook town line.   
  6. As recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance, to appropriate $500,000 for a legislative earmark for the purposes of making improvements on Phase II of the Main Street Connections Park which funds are being received by the town from the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation. 
  7. As recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance, to appropriate $769,500 for a legislative earmark (grant-in-aid funding) for the purposes of completing sidewalk work from Old Post Road to the Westbrook town line, which funds are being received by the town from the State of Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP).
  8. As recommended by the Board of Selectmen and Board of Finance, to approve the following appropriations totaling $1,408,292, which funds have already been received by the town from the United States Department of the Treasury pursuant to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), as approved by the Board of Selectmen ad hoc ARPA committee:

i.      To appropriate $100,000 to the Economic Development department for the purpose of development, marketing and promotion plan focusing on creating seasonal events to attract people to Old Saybrook’s small businesses, entertainment attractions and restaurants.  

ii.     To appropriate $2,124 to reimburse the First Church for the purchase of 4 air purifiers. 

iii.    To appropriate $8,288 for the Historic Walking Tour.    

iv.    To appropriate $500,000 for the purpose of upgrading Main Street crosswalks and safer pedestrian experience.  

v.     To appropriate $21,830 to the Public Health Nursing Board for the purpose of contracting a psychiatric APRN.

vi.    To appropriate $23,860 to the Rotary Club for the purposes of offsetting fundraising losses due to COVID.  

vii.   To appropriate $80,000 for the purpose of building a senior pavilion for seniors at Saybrook Village Senior Housing. 

viii.  To appropriate $100,000 to the Valley Shore YMCA to support after school childcare program. 

ix .  To appropriate $25,000 to HOPE Partnership to contribute to the first year’s salary of the new Executive Director due to lack of fundraising during COVID.  

x.    To appropriate $101,000 to SayBucks Giveaways for the purpose of injecting dollars into Old Saybrook’s business community.  

xi.   To appropriate $247,000 to Old Saybrook Social Services to assist residents that have been adversely affected by COVID.  

xii.  To appropriate $14,000 to the CT Cancer Foundation to offset fundraising losses due to COVID.  

xiii. To appropriate $36,786 to the VFW to offset funding losses due to COVID.  

xiv. To appropriate $97,270 to the YFS to provide mental health and prevention services to school aged youth or families.  

xv.  To appropriate $17,200 to the American Legion to offset fundraising losses due to COVID. 

xvi. To appropriate $11,934 to Odedra Brothers LLC dba “Pier Blue Inn” to offset losses incurred due to mandator shut down due to COVID.  

xvii.To appropriate $22,000 to Aum Somnath LLC dba “Himalaya Café” to offset losses incurred due to COVID.  

  1. To receive and act upon the reports of the town officials as printed in The Annual Town Report       for the fiscal year July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

                                                            Carl P. Fortuna, Jr., First Selectman

                                                            Scott M. Giegerich, Selectman

                                                            Matthew Pugliese, Selectman

Dated at Old Saybrook, Connecticut, this 8th day of November, 2022. 

ATTEST:  Sarah V. Becker, Town Clerk  

Dan Moran

 

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Adam Boyd
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Colin Heffernan
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Carol Conklin
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A. Donald Cooper
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Ken Soudan
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Neil McCrudden
  • Neil and wife Ethel have lived in Old Saybrook for 20 years
  • Retired Pharmacist – having graduated from Pharmacy School at U.R.I.
  • Served in U.S. Navy during WW II
  • Member of the Elderly Benefit Committee
  • Served on the Estuary Transit Board
  • Past member of the OSDTC
  • Active member of the American Red Cross and American Cancer Society
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George Chang

 

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John O'Brien
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Alan Spargo
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George Wall
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Emilio Scamporino
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Susan Esty
 
  • Park and Recreation Commission member for over 6 years
  • Integral to the successful restoration of Parks and Play Fields after Hurricanes Irene and Sandy, including the Saybrook Point Miniature Golf facility
  • Worked on Appointment of the new Director of P&R, after retirement of Vicky Duffy
  • Serves on The Preserve Ad Hoc Committee
  • Strong believer in the value of Old Saybrook’s many natural resources for recreation.
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