First Selectman Jim Zeoli
This is what happened at the Oct. 10 Board of Selectmen’s Meeting.
• Tonight is Mary Shaw’s first meeting as the board secretary
• Ron Davis of OGAT announced that OGAT On The Web is now LIVE.
The link is available on the Town of Orange website and, as you know the OGAT button on Orangectlive.com
• First Selectman Jim Zeoli announced recent deaths, including Joe Blake’s Mother-in-law, and Bob Crocco
• He also mentioned that Assistant Chief Tony Cuozzo was sworn in, after Ed Koether retired
• Oct 15 is the pregnancy and infant loss ceremony at the gazebo at 7 p.m.
• Public Hearing Racebrook Road Bridge on Oct. 17 (Bridge will be repaired in 2013).
• The annual town Breast Cancer Awareness Ceremony will take place at Town Hall on Oct 18 at 1 p.m
• On Election Day, Nov. 6, Town Offices will be open, transfer station will be open. Elementary schools will be closed, Amity schools are Open.
• Nov. 11 is Veteran’s Day. Plans for a Cereomony on Nov. 12 is in the works. Town Hall and schools will be open.
• Joe Vittorio of Pez Candy will receive the Good Scout Award at Amarantes on Oct. 31
• The town recognized the five Orange girls who went to the world series in Washington State.
Each girl received a town of Orange pin, appeared on OGAT
Jill DeMaio, shortstop; Katie Koshes, pitcher; Teresa Marchitto, outfield; Addison Robbins, first base; and Janaya Young.
• Brentwood Drive block party for this Saturday — unanimously approved
• Platt Tech’s request to conduct a Christmas tree recycling drive, to pick up Christmas trees and recycling them. Bringing the chips to a place in Milford or Orange. It’s a fundraiser with a suggested donation of $20. Look for a letter from Platt Tech coming soon. — unanimously approved.
• Ryan Young’s Rec. Department Chess Program — unanimously approved
• To allow the Platt Tech Road Race and Walk in Orange — unanimously approved
• Lions Club to waive fee for annual Thanksgiving Dinner Sun. Nov. 25 at High Plains Community Centerarea seniors. — Unanimously approved
• Approve a bid for Rock Salt for the Roads — Unanimously Approved
• Just two Bids were received for new driveways at the Turkey Hill Preserve (base, stone, compaction) Derby-Milford Road
$13,800 from T M Wright or $9,200 from Advanced Paving
The Board voted and approved the Advanced Paving bid.
• The Conservation Commission Plans a walk through of this property in early November.
• Snow Plowing for the town of Orange, Steve Savarese says Highway Foreman Don Foyer negotiated and got a great price with outside contractors so, the town will have 7 trucks working the town during snow episodes.
• There is a plan to put four new circulating fans in the mezzanine area of the town pool (where it gets oppressively hot)
• A new Assistant Children’s Librarian has been hired at Case Memorial Library
At 8:32 the Board went into executive session to discuss a new Open Space parcel that is available. (No vote to be taken)
First Selectman Jim Zeoli