Upcoming Town Meeting

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Stratford Town Council will conduct a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, October 11, 2022 at 7:00 p.m.in Council Chambers of Stratford Town Hall, 2725 Main Street, Stratford, CT.

PUBLIC FORUM WILL BEGIN AT 6:00 P.M.

AGENDA

CALL TO ORDER

INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES — Regular meeting of September 12, 2022

RESOLVED: that the reading of the minutes of the regular meeting of September 12, 2022 be dispensed with as copies thereof have been previously provided to each Council Member and the same be and are hereby approved.

2. CEREMONIAL PRESENTATIONS AND AWARDS

3. COMMUNICATIONS, BILLS, PETITIONS, REMONSTRANCES

3.1 Notification of resignation (for information only)
• Letter dated September 17, 2022 – Tom McAlarney – Board of Assessment Appeals

3.2 SPYF Youth Survey Presentation to Town Council

4. MAYOR’S REPORT, QUESTIONS FOR THE MAYOR, TOWN ATTORNEY’S REPORT

4.1 MAYOR’S REPORT

4.2 QUESTIONS FOR THE MAYOR

4.3 TOWN ATTORNEY’S REPORT

5. UNFINISHED BUSINESS and/or OLD BUSINESS

6. ORDINANCES AND RESOLUTIONS

6.1 ORDINANCES

6.2 RESOLUTIONS

6.2.1 RESOLUTION REGARDING CT DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FY 2023 HIGHWAY SAFETY PROJECT GRANT FOR STRATFORD POLICE TO BE REIMBURSED FOR DISTRACTED DRIVING
ENFORCEMENT PROGRAM Executive Summary: Stratford Police Department will participate once again in the State of Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Distracted Driving Enforcement Program to promote safe operation of motor vehicles on Stratford streets.

Sponsored by: Stratford Town Council

WHEREAS, the Connecticut Department of Transportation is authorized to extend financial assistance to municipalities in the form of grants; and,

WHEREAS, this funding has been made possible from the CT DOT FY23 Highway Safety Distracted Driving Enforcement Program; and,

WHEREAS, the Town of Stratford will expend funds for special High Visibility Enforcement of distracted driving laws; and,

WHEREAS, it is desirable and in the public interest that the Town of Stratford enter into an agreement with the Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office in the amount of $34,55 requiring $0 Town matching dollars.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF STRATFORD:

1. That it is cognizant of the Town’s grant application to the Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office for funds to reimburse Stratford Police Department for costs related to High Visibility Enforcement of distracted driving laws; and,

2. That it hereby authorizes, directs and empowers the Mayor, Laura R. Hoydick, or her designee to execute and deliver such grant application (including any amendments thereto) and/or any and all related documents necessary to apply for and obtain funding from the Connecticut Department of Transportation Highway Safety Office and to implement the program once the award is secured in the name of and on behalf of the Town of Stratford.

6.2.2 RESOLUTION REGARDING A CONNECTICUT PORT AUTHORITY GRANT TO FUND A DOCK MODIFICATION PROJECT BY THE STRATFORD WATERFRONT HARBOR MANAGEMENT COMMISSION
Executive Summary: This grant-funded project, the Town of Stratford Multi-Agency Emergency Services Dock Project, is to modify the existing Town-owned pier known as the Coast Guard Auxiliary pier at the Birdseye Street River Access Area to accommodate two emergency services vessels, including the Stratford Fire Department’s fire- rescue boat. The project will enable faster emergency services access to Long Island Sound.

Sponsored by: Stratford Town Council

WHEREAS, the Connecticut Port Authority is authorized to extend financial assistance to municipalities in the form of grants; and,

WHEREAS, this funding has been made possible from the Connecticut Port Authority Small Harbor Improvement Projects Program; and,

WHEREAS, the Town of Stratford expends funds to improve its waterfront facilities for the public good; and,

WHEREAS, it is desirable and in the public interest that the Town of Stratford enter into an agreement with Connecticut Port Authority in the amount of $63,345.60 requiring $15,836.40 in Town Match funds.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF STRATFORD:

1. That it is cognizant of the Town’s grant application to Connecticut Port Authority for funds for a dock modification project at its property at Birdseye Street River Access Area for emergency services purposes; and,

2. That it hereby authorizes, directs and empowers the Mayor, Laura R. Hoydick, or her designee to execute and deliver such grant application (including any amendments thereto) and/or any and all related documents necessary to apply for and obtain funding from Connecticut Port Authority and to implement the program once the award is secured in the name of and on behalf of the Town of Stratford.

6.2.3 RESOLUTION REGARDING 2023 FEDERAL CLEAN VESSEL ACT GRANT ADMINISTERED
THROUGH CT DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR THE TOWN’S
PUMPOUT BOAT OPERATIONS AND EXPENSES Executive Summary: This is an annual program where the Stratford Waterfront Harbor Management Commission applies for Clean Vessel Act Grant through CT DEEP. This is a competitive grant program. These grant funds for 2023 Boating Season were awarded for operations and maintenance of Stratford’s pumpout boat, which cleans out the waste holding tanks of recreational boats, as requested by boat owners.

Sponsored by: Stratford Town Council

WHEREAS, the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection is authorized to extend financial assistance to municipalities in the form of grants; and,

WHEREAS, this funding has been made possible from the 2023 Federal Clean Vessel Act Grant Program; and,

WHEREAS, the Town of Stratford expends funds to operate and maintain its pumpout boat to serve local boat owners; and,

WHEREAS, it is desirable and in the public interest that the Town of Stratford enter into an agreement with the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) in the amount of $36,558.75 requiring
$12,186.25 in Town Match, which may be in the form of in-kind services.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF STRATFORD:

1. That it is cognizant of the Town’s grant application to the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection for funds to operate and maintain its pumpout boat, and,

2. That it hereby authorizes, directs and empowers the Mayor, Laura R. Hoydick, or her designee to execute and deliver such grant application (including any amendments thereto) and/or any and all related documents necessary to apply for and obtain funding from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, and to implement the program once the award is secured in the name of and on behalf of the Town of Stratford, subject to funding of the Town Match by the Stratford Waterfront and Harbor Management Commission..

7. NEW BUSINESS

7.1 Referred by the Pension Board with a favorable recommendation:

• Selection of Morgan Stanley for the Town pension fund and other post-employment benefits (OPEB) for a 10-year period effective upon execution of the contract, pursuant to necessary approvals.

RESOLVED: that the selection of Morgan Stanley for the Town pension fund and other post-employment benefits (OPEB) for a 10-year period effective upon execution of the contract, pursuant to necessary approvals be and is hereby approved and the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to enter into a contract for such in form acceptable to the Town Attorney.

7.2 Referred by the Public Works Committee with a favorable recommendation:

• Award of Town Bid #2023-15: MS4 Stormwater Retention Project to Resource Services, LLC of Bridgeport, CT in the amount of $294,700.

RESOLVED: that based on the lowest responsible bid, the award of Town Bid #2023-15 to MS4 Stormwater Retention Project to Resource Services, LLC of Bridgeport, CT in the amount of $294,700 be and is hereby approved and the Mayor be and is hereby authorized to enter into a contract for such in form acceptable to the Town Attorney.

7.3 Purchase of Sikorsky Memorial Airport – Executive session requested

7.4 APPOINTMENTS/CONFIRMATION OF MAYORAL APPOINTMENTS

7.4.1 RESOLVED: that the Mayor’s appointment of Sarah Graham to the Longbrook Park Commission to the resigned seat of Nancy Russo be and is hereby confirmed.

8. ADJOURNMENT

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