Here is a summary of what was discussed:
Selectman Ralph Okenquist clarified that Selectman Ken Lenz did not vote NO on the Gun Show location, rather, he abstained from voting.
Selectman Lenz suggested having a Kristen Greist Day in honor of the Orange Native who is one of the first two women in history to become Army Rangers.
Amity Teen Center President Jane Opper announced that the ATC collected $941 parking cars for the Labor Day Concert.
Get your entry blanks for the Orange Country Fair in by the 12th.
The Town’s roadwork is getting done. Lights are in at High Plains, curbing is done at fire station #1 and High Plains.
To consider and act on the request to hold a block party in the South Greenbrier Drive and Burning Tree Drive neighborhood (enclosure)
To consider and act on the request to appoint the Bond Construction Oversight Committee to be involved with the Derby Milford Road Bridge project (enclosure)
This is where Grassy Hill meets Derby Milford. This met with positive comments by the board members. The board will have to approve an engineer and how it will be funded, as well as the contractor who will do the work. The job most likely will be done sometime in 2017.
To consider and act on the request to approve the 2015 Extension to Agreement between the Town of Orange and Local 1303-316 of Council #4, AFSCME, AFL-CIO (School Nurses) (pending on Personnel Meeting approval – enclosure)
To consider and act on the request to approve the renewal leases for the three historic buildings (enclosure)
Town Attorney Vincent Marino: minimal cost for rent, maintain properties for public use. Historical Society carries liability insurance, pays for water, gas, oil.
Goldblatt questioned why the society has to pay for it since these are town-owned properties. He said these burdens should be on the town since the leases are for the next 10 years.
Selectman Judy Williams agreed.
Marlene Silverstein, OHS treasurer said they pay for electricity and telephones were necessary, and water. All 3 buildings $200 month and $50 water. All Volunteer organization. She said the town pays for gas, oil and fuel.
Silverstein said the society has next to nothing in their bank account since it expended most of it restoring the Bryan House.
Most of the leases date back to the 1980s and haven’t changed so this is an opportunity for the Society and the Board to both look over them and decide what to do.
Goldblatt said the town should pick up the water and electricity bills as well.
Will revisit during the October meeting.
To consider and act on the request to approve the tax refunds for the month of September in the amount of $37,720.70 (enclosure)
Approved. One Abstention.
Request for the Jan. 1, 2016 Chilly Chili Run. This is the 19th annual race and the first in the nation with several over 90 year old runners. Is a Fundraiser for the Amity Teen Center (last year it raised $11,000).
Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist
XXXX – something will be coming for October’s meeting.
Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt
contributions for next year for the town plan 81% funded, police at 69%
The plan is closed, no new members coming in.
Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt
Lots of positive comments about new paving throughout town.
High Plains South wing needs work will find a new contractor.
Personnel Committee – Selectmen Zeoli, Okenquist, Lenz
Executive Session at 8:25 p.m. — discuss Wages for records clerk and asst clerk at PD. — Close Regular Meeting