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Meeting Agenda: August 14, Board Of Selectmen

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Aug 092019
 

The regular meeting of the Orange Board of Selectmen will take place at Town Hall on Wednesday, Aug. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Call to order

Fire Exits

Pledge of Allegiance

Introductions

AGENDA

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (2 minutes per speaker)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MINUTES

* To consider and act upon the minutes of the Regular Meeting of July 10, 201 9

NEW BUSINESS

1. To consider and act on the approval of the Nonprofit Organization Resolution (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli

2. To consider and act on a bid recommendatiotx for the replacement of Boiler #2 at High Plains Communittl Center

3. To consider and act on a bid recommendation for the replacemem of a 150 kW generator at the Orange Police Station

4. To comider and act orx a bid recommendation for the purchase of a 6 wheel, 48,000 lb. GVWDump Truck for the Public Works Department

1 s. To consider and act on closing out the contract with New England Infrastructure, Inc

6. To consider arid act O/I enacting a fee for the disposal of demolition and building materials at the Transfer Station

7. To consider and act on reconsideration of voting location

8. To comider and act on Fred Wolf Park land clearing

9. To comider and act on the request to approve the Tax Refunds for the momh of April in the amount of $6415.04

EXECUTIVE SESSION

* discussion of pay rates ans insurance co-pays for non-union salary and hourly position/iob duty reallocations

Close Executive Session and convene into the Regular Meeting

VOTE

* 7’o cqnsider and act on pay rates and insurance co-pays for non-union salary qnd hour4y positions job duty reallocations Adjourn Regular Meeting

COMMITTEES

1. Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist

2. Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt

3. Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt

4. Personnel Committee – Selectman Zeoli, Okenquist and Davis

2 Adjourn

FYI *

Approved Minutes – Public Hearing & Regular Board of Selectmen Meeting

Appointments/Reappointments

2019 Firemen’s Carnival Raffle Prizes

2019 Country Fair Book 3

Oh What A Night! Get Your Tickets For The Evening for the Arts Gala Coming Soon

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Aug 092019
 

This performance is part of the Evening for the Arts Gala, which benefits the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals, created in the memory of Orange, Conn. resident Jamie Alaine Hulley. 

OH WHAT A NIGHT! A Musical Tribute to Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons — a dynamic musical revue of hits songs — headlines the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation’s 17th annual Evening for the Arts Gala benefit on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts.

The performance begins at 7 p.m. and is preceded by an Evening for the Arts reception at 6 p.m., which includes complimentary wine and beer, dessert bar and silent and live auctions. Tickets are available through the Quick Center Box Office: (203) 254-4010. Tickets are $45 in advance or $50 at the door.

OH WHAT A NIGHT! is an exhilarating, family friendly musical revue conceived and directed by award-winning Broadway producer and director Michael Chapman and written by Motown producer George Solomon. The show features all the original Frankie Valli & The Four Season hits as well as many top 10 releases not in the Broadway’s Tony award-winning hit musical.

“This is a top Las Vegas act—the country’s #1 Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons tribute show—they have played to sold-out crowds all over the world! We are very fortunate to have them at our gala,” said Judy Primavera, foundation co-founder and president of the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation. “It’s a fun night out for a good cause with something for everyone—excellent entertainment, delicious desserts, and a wide array of ‘must have’ auction and raffle items to bring home.” 

There are chances to win Delta skybox seats to the red-hot Yankees vs. Angels, September 18 game, theatre tickets, sports & Marvel comics memorabilia, gift cards, spa packages, and baskets of goodies.

OH WHAT A NIGHT! thrills its audiences with great choreography, boundless energy, humor and instantly recognizable classic hits such as Big Girls Don’t Cry, Walk Like A Man, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You, Let’s Hang On, Who Loves You, and many more.

The Gala also showcases the talents of young aspiring performers involved in the foundation’s programs at Square Foot Theatre in Wallingford, Conn., Amity High School’s Creative Theatre, and Broadway Method Academy in Fairfield, Conn.

The master of ceremonies for the evening is Jared Andrew Brown, artistic director of Square Foot Theatre, with Amity Creative Theatre’s Rob Kennedy and Kimberly Jenna Simon serving as co-hosts.

The Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the educational enrichment and professional development of young artists and early career professionals. It was founded to celebrate the life of Orange, Conn. resident Jamie Alaine Hulley. All proceeds from the Gala are dedicated to scholarships, educational programs and grants in the arts throughout Connecticut, especially in the greater New Haven and Fairfield counties.  Since the foundation’s creation in 2002, over $800,000 has been awarded, impacting the lives of thousands of area youth each year.

For information on the Jamie Hulley Arts Foundation, visit www.jamiehulleyartsfund.org, call (203) 891-8869, or email: jamieart@snet.net.

It’s Happening At The Library

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Aug 082019
 

The Case Memorial Library, 176 Tyler City Road, Orange Offers the following activities:

Beat Shazam — Library Edition
Monday, August 12, 2:30 p.m.
Put your music knowledge to the test with our Library edition of Beat Shazam! As on the TV show, teams of two will go against each other and the clock to try and identify the songs being played. These songs will range from classic rock to soundtracks. The team with the highest score at the end of the program will win the grand prize! For tweens entering grades 4-6.

Oscar Film: At Eternity’s Gate
Monday, August 12, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, August 14, 1 p.m.

A look at the life of painter Vincent van Gogh during the time he lived in Arles and Auvers-Sur-Oise, France. 1 hr. 51 min. PG-13.

Summer Reading Finale: Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris 
Saturday, August 17, 10:30 a.m.
For all ages. Celebrate your summer reading success with Presto Pete & Incredulous Chris, two brothers on a mission to bring you intergalactic magic and big laughs. Registration is required.

 

Henna for Teens
Monday, August 19, 4-6 p.m.
For students entering grades 7-12. Learn about henna and receive a beautiful henna tattoo from artist Jamilah. While we wait for our tattoos, we’ll decorate sugar cookies, color mandalas, and practice with henna cones. Please be prepared to stay for the full two hours.

The Bookcase Evening Book Discussion Group
Thursday, August 22, 7 p.m.
Join Bookcase leader Toby Zabinski for a discussion of To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey.

 

Events are free and open to the public, except as noted. Please pre-register.

Phone: 203-891-2170
http://www.casememoriallibrary.org

 

Teddy Bear Fest At The Zoo

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Aug 082019
 

The Beardsley Zoo will host a Teddy Bear Fest on Saturday, Aug. 24 from 12-3 p.m.

Bring your favorite teddy bear friend to the Zoo! This “beary” fun day will feature children’s crafts and storytelling focusing on Bear Awareness and the facts about real bears.

FREE admission for children under age 12 who bring their teddy bear to the “Teddy Bear Clinic” and are accompanied by a paying adult.

Are You Missing A Little Buddy? Fear Not It’s Safe And Sound In Orange

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Aug 062019
 

This friendly Cockatiel was found in a lady’s backyard on Ridge Road in Orange on Tuesday.

A friend took it in and has it at her house and wanted to spread the word in case anyone is missing one.

“He’s” very sweet and gives kisses, but no owner response yet.

If your Cockatiel flew the coop, please call Jean at 203-907-8370.

It’s Tag Sale Season Already

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Aug 062019
 

The first advertised tag sale of the season will take place at 497 Derby Avenue on Saturday, August 10 and Sunday, August 11 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The weather is supposed to be beautiful, so come on over and check out the designer clothing and shoes, outdoor furniture, toys, collectibles, tools, household goods, and more treasures that they have to offer.

AND The Winners Are… Are You On The List?

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Aug 042019
 

In case you didn’t stick around for the raffle prize drawing at the Firemen’s Carnival this afternoon, here’s the list of winners, along with the ticket number that was drawn. Are you one of the lucky winners?

1st- $10,000 Visa gift card — 021282 Joan Cretella, West Haven

2nd- $5,000 Visa gift card — 126873 Cynthia Spector, Orange

3rd- $3,000 Visa gift card — 064979  William Beletsky, Orange

4th- $2,500 Anytime Fitness gift card — 138938 Sal Persico, Orange

5th- $1,200 Diamond Designs gift card — 016323 Ken Huzi, Shelton

6th- iPad wifi 128GB from Best Buy — 092721 Doloris Oliver, Orange

7th- $400 ShopRite gift card — 136130 Carol Anderson, Clinton

8th- $300 Trader Joe’s gift card​ — 127982 Anita Vitti, Orange

9th- $250 Knights Power gift card — 099303 Elizabeth Mullins, Orange

10th- $200 Kohl’s gift card — 001505 Alfred Della Russo, Orange

11th- $200 Outback gift card — 080641 Marie Kaufman, Orange

Don’t Forget To Buy Your OVFD Raffle Tickets, Top Prize is $10,000

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Aug 032019
 

Raffle tickets for the Orange Volunteer Fire Department’s carnival are still a bargain at only $5 each

As most of you know, the dedicated men and women of the OVFD volunteer their time to serve the community. Day or night, freezing cold or brutal heat, they are there, just as they were last Sunday morning at 6 a.m. when an alarm went off at Applebee’s Restaurant (everything’s okay). When they get the call, they leave their homes and respond wherever they’re needed.

In return, you can help support them and their operations by attending the carnival and reaching into your wallets to buy a raffle ticket or two or three, or more. And don’t forget the 50/50 raffle where you could win 1/2 the pot and the OVFD gets the other 1/2.

The Firemen’s Carnival is the department’s major fundraiser of the year and the majority of the money comes from the raffle ticket sales. The OVFD depends upon these funds to pay for equipment and training so it can offer the town of Orange the very best service possible.

For decades, raffle prizes were things you could see right there under the raffle tent. Riding mowers, leaf blowers, etc, but as the times changed, so did the type of prizes that are donated for the cause.

And who wouldn’t want to win just about any one of these eleven prizes?

Here’s this year’s list:

1st- $10,000 Visa gift card

2nd- $5,000 Visa gift card

3rd- $3,000 Visa gift card

4th- $2,500 Anytime Fitness gift card

5th- $1,200 Diamond Designs gift card

6th- iPad wifi 128GB from Best Buy

7th- $400 ShopRite gift card

8th- $300 Trader Joe’s gift card

9th- $250 Knights Power gift card

10th- $200 Kohl’s gift card

11th- $200 Outback gift card

*** How To Purchase Tickets***

 

Orange Firemen’s Carnival
Orange Fairgrounds
During Carnival Hours

* Contact your local firefighter

Drawing to be held on Sunday, August 4th, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at the Orange Fairgrounds, 525 Orange Center Road, Orange, CT

Alcoholic beverages not included

Tickets $5.00/Each Suggested Donation

Special BOS Meeting on Tuesday

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Aug 022019
 

File photo of First Selectman Jim Zeoli during a selectmen’s meeting.

There will be a Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen on Tuesday, Aug. 5 at 4:30 p.m.

Following is the agenda:

Call to order

Motion to call the Board into Executive Session

Discussion Regarding Confidential Attorney Client Privileged Communications (Iegal Opinion) Concerning Police Department Retiree Benefits

EXECUTIVE SESSION

Motion to close the Executive Session and convene to the Lower Level Meeting Room 5:00 P.M.

Lower Level Meeting Room piscussion with the Police Department Retirees Regarding Retiree Benefits

Adjourmnent

Pig Ear Pet Treats May Be Connected To Salmonella Cases In Humans

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Aug 022019
 

The FDA has issued a recall of two brands of pig ear dog treats for potential Salmonella Contamination.

The Recalled Products Are:

1. Pet Supplies Plus

All bulk pig ear dog treats stocked in open bins, from various vendors (not prepackaged, branded pig ears)

These recalled pig ears were sold as dog treats in pet stores across the United States, as well as online.

They were distributed to Pet Supplies Plus stores in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Carolina, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

2. Lennox Intl Inc.
Lennox Premium Natural Pig Ears, 8-pack bundles, with UPC code 742174995163 or 742174994166
Lennox Premium Natural Pig Ears, individually shrink-wrapped, with UPC code 0385384810 or 742174P35107 (may not have the Lennox brand name on the label)

Lennox pig ear dog treat recall 2019

The Lennox pig ears were shipped to distributors and retail stores across the country from Nov. 1, 2018, to July 3, 2019. The company says it’s aware of at least 2 dog illnesses and “several” human illnesses that have been caused by salmonella contamination.

About These Pig Ear Recalls

Both of these recalls come on the heels of a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory on July 3, 2019, warning consumers of the potential for bulk pig ears like these to be contaminated with salmonella.

The FDA is working alongside the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to investigate dozens of cases of human-contracted salmonella, including hospitalizations. They suspect these cases may be connected to contaminated pig ears.

According to the CDC, about 89% of sick people “reported contact with a dog before getting sick,” and about 73% “reported contact with pig ear dog treats or with dogs who were fed pig ear dog treats.”

The FDA says it’s reaching out to “impacted firms to remove these pig ears from the marketplace and identify other places where they may have been distributed.”

A common supplier has not yet been identified. Additional pig ear recalls may be forthcoming.