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BOS Agenda Includes Racism as a Public Health Crisis

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Nov 172020
 

The regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen will be a ZOOM format taking place on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.

NOTICE: In accordance with Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7B Regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic, this meeting will be held remotely with no in-person attendance.

The meeting will still be broadcast live on OGAT.

Call to order Introductions

AGENDA

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION (2 minutes per speaker)

ANNOUNCEMENTS

MINUTES

NEW BUSINESS

1.Expansion Project – Michael Gray, Director of Business and Operations, Orange BOE

To consider and act on the request to approve the bid for Turkey Hill School Loading Dock

2. Bob Brinton, Town Engineer

To consider and act on the request to approve the bid for Silverbrook Estates Fire Sprinkler System

3. To consider and act on Racism as a Public Health Crisis – First Selectman Zeoli

4. To consider and act on the request to approve the tax refunds totaling $9,886.74

EXECUTIVE SESSION

1. Discussion of pay rates and insurance co-pays for non-union salary and hourly positions

2. Discussion ofadiustmems to positions

3. Discussion of potential land acquisition

Close Executive Session and convene into the Regular Meeting

VOTE

1. To consider and act on pay rates and insurance co-pays for noti-union salary and hourly positiom

2. To consider and act on adiustments to position

3. To comider and act on potemial land acquisition

COMMITTEES

1. Pension Board – Selectman Goldblatt
2. Emergency Management – Selectman Novicki
3. Capital Planning – Selectman Okenquist
4. Bond Construction Oversight – Selectman Goldblatt
s. Personnel – First Selectman Zeoli, Selectman Okenquist & Novicki

Adjournment

FYI

* Approved Minutes of the Public Hearing regarding a massage establishment permit and the September 9, 2020 Regular Meeting of the Board of Selectmen

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Approved Schedule of 2021-2022 Board of Selectmen Meetings Appointments/Re-Appointments

Orange Recycling Committee Makes Groundbreaking Decision

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Mar 202020
 

Based on some concerns and with modern technology, Orange Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt set-up a Virtual Meeting using Zoom for the regular committee meeting on Wednesday, March 18.

He e-mailed members the message, “I am doing this due to the COVID-19 situation and the closing of High Plains Community Center to groups and meetings.”

In advance, Goldblatt spoke to Alisha Hannon at the Connecticut Freedom of
Information Commission in Hartford, who thought that this was a great way to
continue to hold a public meeting. “We may be the first in Connecticut to do this!  It is important that the public be able to participate and there is that ability by computer or by phone to do so. Please try to sign on a bit early to make sure you can be seen (using your webcam) and we will hopefully begin at 7 p.m.

NOTE: Orange Live dropped the ball by failing to post this prior to the meeting, but anyone who follows the Recycling Committee on Facebook knew about it. 

After last Wednesday’s meeting, Goldblatt said, “Tonight was perhaps the first ever Town of Orange meeting held via videoconference. The Orange Recycling Committee met using Zoom. The entire committee and one member of the public participated in an official meeting that may become more common as government attempts to continue to operate and transact business during the COVID-19 situation gripping our state and our country.”