AGENDA
COVENTRY TOWN COUNCIL MEETING
March 6, 2017
7:30 PM
 Town Hall Annex

1.
Call to order, roll call
2.
Pledge of Allegiance
3.
Audience of Citizens:
(30 minutes - 5 minutes maximum per citizen)
3.A.
Eversource: Award presentation
4.
Acceptance of Minutes:
4.A.
February 21, 2017 (E)
5.
Consent Agenda:
All items listed with an asterisk (*) will be acted on by one motion.  There will be no separate discussion on these items unless a Council member so requests, in which case, the item will be removed from the consent agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.
6.
Reports:
6.A.
Council Chairwoman: Julie Blanchard
6.A.1.
Budget meetings, March 2017 (E)
6.B.
Council Members:
6.C.
Steering Committee: Thomas Pope
6.C.1.
Reappointments:
6.C.1.a.
Economic Development Commission: Jobbagy (E)
6.C.1.b.
Parks & Recreation Commission: Messier (E)
6.C.1.c.
Pension & Retirement Committee: Murzyn (E)
6.C.2.
Appointments:
6.C.2.a.
Parks & Recreation Commission - Alt. to Full Member: Miner (E)
6.C.3.
* Minutes, 2/27/17 (to be distributed)
6.D.
* Finance Committee - Matthew D. O'Brien, Chairperson
6.E.
* COVRRA - John A. Elsesser:
6.F.
Town Manager - John A. Elsesser:
6.F.1.
Projects Update (E)
6.F.2.
Memorandum of Decision: Ambulance PSA (E)
6.F.3.
Verizon Wireless (Cellco): Cell Tower, Skungamaug Golf Course (E)
6.F.4.
* Staff meeting notes, 2/22/17 (E)
7.
Unfinished Business:
7.A.
16/17-31: Presentation/Update: Last Green Valley (7:40 PM)
7.B.
16/17-32: Consideration/possible action: Creation of a special fund for preschool expenditures and revenues (E) (Not ready for action - under review by Finance Committee)
8.
New Business:
8.A.
16/17-41: FY 2017-2018 Budget (E)
1.    Police Department (7:45 PM)

http://www.coventryct.org/DocumentCenter/View/1952
8.B.
16/17-42: Consideration/Authorization Application for 2017 CDBG Small Cities Grant and Authorize John A. Elsesser, Town Manager, to Execute:

A.      Nondiscrimination in Federally Assisted Programs

B.      Affirmative Action Policy Statement

C.      Municipal Grievance Procedure

D.      ADA Notice

E.       Fair Housing Policy Statement

F.       Fair Housing Resolution

G.     Program Income Reuse Plan

H.     Section 3 Plan

I.        Resolution of the Governing Body


8.C.
16/17-43: Consideration/authorization of Town Manager to Execute: Heart Act Amendment to Coventry Pension Plan (E)
8.D.
16/17-44: Consideration/possible action: direct Bond Counsel and financial advisor to prepare documents necessary to consider calling a Town Meeting for the Booth & Dimock Library Building Expansion Project (8:30 PM)
8.E.
16/17-45: Ratification of Finance Director appointment
9.
Miscellaneous/Correspondence:
9.A.
*Board of Education (E)
1.    February 16, 2017 minutes
2.    February 23, 2017 minutes
3.    School Calendar, 2017/2018
10.
Executive Session:
(E) - Negotiations
Documents:
  1. Exec Session E.pdf
11.
Adjournment

(E)    Denotes Enclosure


Open Participation in Public Meetings: The Town of Coventry will provide reasonable accommodations to assist those with special needs to attend & participate in public meetings.  Contact the Town Manager’s Office at 742-6324 or e-mail Lstone@Coventryct.org at least 48 hours in advance to discuss special needs.