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Sep 102014
 

zeoli to williamsThe regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen will take place at Town Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

AGENDA

Call to order, Fire Exits, Pledge of Allegiance, Introductions

Motion to close regular meeting and convene Public Hearing

PUBLIC HEARING

To consider and act on the request to approve Luxurious Spa as a massage establishment (enclosure) – Qiulan Piao

Motion to Close Public Hearing and reconvene Regular Meeting

VOTE

To vote on the approval of Luxurious Spa as a massage establishment

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

(2 minutes per speaker)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MINUTES

To consider and act upon the minutes of the Public Hearing & Regular Meeting of August 13, 2014  (enclosure)

NEW BUSINESS

• To consider and act on the request for field expansion at Fred Wolfe Park (enclosure) – Bill McNeil on behalf of Amity Girls Youth Lacrosse Association, Orange Soccer Association & Amity Boys Youth Lacrosse

• To consider and act on the request to conduct the Platt Tech 5K Race and Fun Walk in Orange (enclosure) – Susan Murphy, Platt Tech Athletic Director

• To consider and act on the bid recommendation for MSW Hauling & Disposal (enclosure) – Robert Hiza, PE, Town Engineer

• To consider and act on the referring the amendment to Section 211 of the town code – Discharge of Firearms Restricted – to a Public Hearing in October (enclosure) – Town Counsel Vincent Marino

To consider and act on the request to amend the Library Ordinance to reduce number of members from 14 to 9 – Town Counsel, Vincent Marino

• To consider and act on the request to authorize the First Selectman to execute the acceptance documents for the temporary property rights and permanent easement for a bridge replacement on Route 114 (enclosures) Selectman Zeoli

• To consider and act on the approval of the Board of Selectmen Annual Town Report for FY 2013-2014 (enclosure)

• To consider and act on the request to approve Health Insurance Waivers for one town employee (enclosure)

• To consider and act on the request to approve the tax refunds for the month of September in the amount of $12,858.91 (enclosure)

• Discussion of Housatonic Overlook – Selectman Zeoli

COMMITTEES

Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist

Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt

Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt

Personnel Committee – Selectmen Zeoli, Okenquist, Lenz

Close Regular Meeting 

FYI

Approved Minutes- Special Meeting – July 10, 2014

Approved Minutes – July 9, 2014

Revenue & Expenditure Reports

Appointments/Re-appointments

Originally Published on: Sep 5, 2014 @ 16:33

Sep 092014
 

250px-Orange_CT_town_hallThis week’s meetings include:

Tuesday, Sept. 9

Inland Wetlands Commission at Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 10

OVNA (Orange Visiting Nurse Association) Board of Governors at the Clark Building 8:30 a.m.

Safety and Health Committee in the Case Memorial Library at 9 a.m.

Board of Selectmen at Town Hall 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 11

WPCA (Water Pollution Control Authority) at Town Hall 7 p.m.

Community Services Commission at High Plains Community Center 7:30 p.m.

Sep 022014
 

Screen Shot 2014-09-02 at 7.42.14 PMTonight’s Town Plan & Zoning Commission meeting was brief, but many subjects were covered.

Economic Development Director Paul Grimmer requested (in writing) a zone change for the corridor between Prindle Hill Road and the Boston Post Road in order to attract more business to Orange.

This is the area of the Capecelatro property where there currently are greenhouses.

The subject will be discussed further at the next TPZC meeting where Grimmer will be present.

There is a draft of the plan of conservation and development that will be presented in two weeks.

Paul Dinice said he has had many blight and bamboo complaints recently.

One problematic blighted property has been cleaned up.

“Illegal” signs on the Boston Post Road need to be addressed, according to Chairman Walter Clark.

Temple Emanuel Application was not fully prepared, so it has been continued to the next meeting in 2 weeks.

Aug 252014
 

Amity HIgh SchoolWith the first day of school just weeks away, Amity High School Principal Charles Britton wasted no time in getting the first e-mail of the season out to district parents.

Among the things Britton shared in his first e-mail blast was that Amity (Region 5) schools will be using PowerSchool, a new student management software program.

PowerSchool will provide parents and students online access to student schedules, grades, attendance, biographical information and other school records. A letter will be mailed home at the end of this week to parents,  Britton wrote.

The letter will provide information about creating a parent account and linking student accounts to the parent account and it will contain unique IDs and passwords for each student.

Parents who have trouble accessing PowerSchool may call the Amity High School IT Help Desk at 203-397-6025 or by e-mailing the Amity IT Tech Director, Shaun DeRosa at [email protected].

Training for Parents

The Region 5 IT Office is planning a PowerSchool training for parents, Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 12-3 p.m. in the Amity High School media center.

For more information about the training and to RSVP, e-mail  Lisa Lassen, Amity computer content coach, at [email protected].

Aug 142014
 

File photo from zoning meeting

File photo from zoning meeting

The Town Plan & Zoning Commission meets at Town Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Following is the agenda:

  1. SITE PLAN APPLICATION – Submitted by Sixty Five Marsh Hill Road, LLC – Frank Dilieto for property known as 0 Salemme Lane a.k.a Assessor’s Map 3-1-6.  The proposal is for the use of the property as a temporary warehousing/dumpster supply company.  Empty dumpster-containers will be stored on-site and enclosed with a slatted chain link fence.
  1. SITE PLAN APPLICATION, ARCHITECTURAL SUPPLETMENT – Submitted by Kin Properties for property known as 130 Boston Post Road.

For proposed façade work.

3.  Review of draft “Outdoor Storage & Outdoor Displays” regulations.

4.  Review of the Minutes from the August 5, 2014 Meeting.

5.  Old Business.

6.   New Business.

  1. Report of the Zoning Enforcement Officer.

-Review of Zoning Activities Log.

 

PUBLIC HEARINGS *(2)    

8.   *APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by Mike LaRocco for property known as 119 Old Tavern Road.  The proposal is to construct an addition to an existing garage.   A larger ground coverage is requested as per Section 383-26 I (3) (a) of the Orange Zoning Regulations.

  1. APPLICATION FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTION, PERMIT OR USE – Submitted by New Haven Hebrew Day Inc. for property known as 261 Derby Avenue.  The proposal is to create and provide temporary classroom space to accommodate current student levels at an existing school.  Approximately 20 students will be using the space at any one time between the school hours of 8:15 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Aug 132014
 

Zeoli BOSThe Orange Board of Selectmen will meet at Town Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 13 at 7:30 p.m.

Following is the agenda:

Call to order

Fire Exits

Pledge of Allegiance

Introductions

Motion to close regular meeting and convene Public Hearing

PUBLIC HEARING

To consider and act on the request to approve Golden Spa as a massage establishment (enclosure) – Yan Long Han & Su Fang Wu

Motion to Close Public Hearing and reconvene regular meeting

VOTE

To vote on the approval of Golden Spa as a massage establishment

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

(2 minutes per speaker)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MINUTES

To consider and act upon the minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 9, 2014 (enclosure)

To consider and act upon the minutes of the Special Meeting of June 10, 2014 (enclosure)

NEW BUSINESS

To consider and act on the request to hold a block party on Great Oak Road (enclosure) – Joy Iheanacho

To consider and act on the request to hold a block party on Shagbark Drive (enclosure)Timothea Ryan

To consider and act on the request to hold a block party on Rainbow Trail (enclosure) – Sheila Millea

To consider and act on the request to hang a banner on the fence at HPCC from 8/18/14 – 9/2/14 promoting “Come Together for a Night of Beatles Music”  – Kathryn Bellis, Church of the Good Shepherd

To consider and act on the request to hold the 18th Annual Chilly Chili Run (enclosure)Jane Opper, Race Coordinator

To consider and act on the request to hold the 2nd Annual Rotary Club of Orange Thanksgiving Day Run and 2 Mile Walk and to hang a banner to promote the event (enclosure) – Carl Russell, Rotary Club

To consider and act on amending Chapter 211 of the Town Code – Firearms (enclosure) – Town Counsel Vincent Marino

COMMITTEES

Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist

Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt

Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt

Personnel Committee – Selectmen Zeoli, Okenquist, Lenz

Close Regular Meeting and convene Executive Session

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Potential Land Purchase Discussion  (enclosure)

Close Executive Session and convene Regular Meeting

Close Regular Meeting 

FYI

Approved Minutes – June 11, 2014

Labor Day Concert Flyer

Appointments & Reappointments

Revenue & Expenditure Reports

Originally Published on: Aug 7, 2014 @ 21:27

Aug 112014
 

stock photo of Turkey Hill School

stock photo of Turkey Hill School

Turkey Hill area students, are you ready to go back to school?

This Thursday Aug. 14, Turkey Hill School, will host its new student registration from 9 to 11:30 a.m.

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, new student orientation will take place at Turkey Hill School from 7-8 p.m.

Aug 112014
 

Screen shot 2014-08-11 at 5.44.48 PMYouth Services is offering a Super Raffle & Prize Bingo Pizza Party, Spot Shot, and Events Orientation for Orange Incoming 7th graders at the High Plains Community Center Cafeteria Tuesday, Aug. 265:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Funding is provided by the Orange Lions Club.

Get super raffle prizes and play the winning Bingo cards. Enjoy pizza and refreshments.

Special board games room also will be set up for all to enjoy.

Also, a Spot-Shot contest in the gym.

Learn about Youth Services activities. Parent chaperones welcomed.

Parents of Incoming 7th grade students who need a copy of the flier and dance permission slip for Youth Services dances starting in September may e-mail John at [email protected] and forms will be e-mailed to you. (Completed forms may be submitted by e-mail.)

Aug 112014
 

an aerial shot of the Ohman Ave. property

an aerial shot of the Ohman Ave. property

At the last Town Plan And Zoning Commission meeting, Zoning Enforcement Officer Paul Dinice said a settlement had been reached with Frank Rogers (aka Fran Clark Woodruff Rogers), whose blighted properties have been a thorn in the town’s side for several years.

Rogers owns properties at 238 Old Grassy Hill Road, 661-663 Orange Center Road, and 158 Ohman Avenue, all of which have at one time or another been under investigation for alleged violations of the Anti-blight ordinance.

With the TP&Z blessing, Dinice lodged fines against Rogers, which began to run into the tens of thousands of dollars.  ($26,000 per property)

A settlement was finally reached on Aug. 1, which includes the following:

Rogers is to pay the town of Orange $4,000 of which $500 would be payable in cash, certified check or bank check immediately. The remaining $3,500 would be paid over a seven-month period beginning Aug. 2014.

The town would put liens and deeds on all three properties, and Rogers must agree to sell the home on Ohman Avenue, which has been the subject of conversation at the TPZC meetings for various reasons for several years.

The properties will be closely monitored and cannot violate any of the town ordinances hereon in.

At our request Dinice obtained and released the details of the settlement agreement today.

The full 37 page settlement agreement can be found HERE

Aug 102014
 

A Meeting of the Finance Committee of the Amity Regional Board of Education will be held on Monday, August 11, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in the Presentation Room at the Amity District Offices. 

AGENDA

Call to Order

Discussion and Possible Action on Minutes

Finance Committee Meeting – June 9, 2014

Public Comment

Discussion and Possible Action on Recommended Uses of 2013-2014 Year End Available Funds

Discussion and Possible Action on Contracts of $35,000 or More

Fixed Asset Accounting Module

Amity Regional High School Cooling Tower Refurbishment

Conversion to Natural Gas at Amity Middle School – Orange Campus

Engineering Study for Fuel Cell Waste Heat Use at Amity Regional High School

Athletic Training Contract

Discussion of Monthly Financial Statements for Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Director of Finance and Administration Approved Transfers Under $3,000

Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Discussion and Possible Action on Budget Transfers of $3,000 or More

Fiscal Year 2013-2014

Fiscal Year 2014-2015

Discussion and Possible Action on New Funding Requests

Other

Update on MicroGrid Project and HVAC Upgrades at Amity Middle School – Orange Campus

Information on Second Quarter 2014 Executive Summary Review of Amity Pension Fund, Sick and Severance Account and OPEB Trust

Adjourn