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May 23, 2007 Meeting Minutes
EAST WINDSOR BUILDING COMMITTEE
EAST WINDSOR, CONNECTICUT


MINUTES OF MAY 23, 2007



I.      TIME AND PLACE OF MEETING

The meeting began at 7:30 p.m. East Windsor Board of Education conference room.

II.     ATTENDANCE

        Present:  Chairman Ken Crouch, Jim Thurz, Cliff Nelson, Steve Pilch, Peter Sanders Skip Kement.  Also present was Recording Secretary Slate

                ABSENT:  Ed Filipone and Elzear Rodrigue

III.    Volunteer Park

Chairman Crouch discussed information presented at the prior meeting.  Ms. Nancy Masters presented a proposal for various plantings. Ms. Lynn Stanley presented three proposals from playground equipment vendors.  Ms. Betsy Burns presented a proposal to have a Boy Scout plant a butterfly garden to earn his Eagle Scout Badge.  Chairman Crouch had concerns about the safety of playground equipment that may attract children from the opposite side of the street.  Crossing the street would present a hazard along with the fact that there is no fence to protect small children from going near the water.  Committee members agreed that the equipment would be an attractive nuisance.  Chairman Crouch will inquire about crosswalks between Osborn Park and Volunteer Park.    

Upon motion by Mr. Nelson to authorize the installation of playground equipment, it was unanimously

        VOTED:  Not to carry the motion

Chairman Crouch discussed the butterfly garden proposal to be completed by Mr. Victor Giner to earn his Eagle Scout.  The proposal was amended to reflect a $3,000 limit on plantings and benches.

        Upon motion by Mr. Nelson, seconded by Mr. Pilch, it was unanimously

VOTED:  To approve the proposed butterfly garden to be completed by Mr. Victor Giner, with a spending limit of $3,000.

Chairman Crouch discussed Ms. Nancy Masters proposal for plantings around the gazebos and the Volunteer Park sign.  Chairman Crouch would like to get three (3) quotes from local landscaping companies with a limit of $4,000.

        Upon motion by Mr. Nelson, seconded by Mr. Kement, it was unanimously

VOTED:  To approve the proposed plantings around the gazebos and sign, with a spending limit of $3,000.



        Upon motion by Mr. Nelson, seconded by Mr. Thurz, it was unanimously

VOTED:  To approve the proposed Homestead Elm tree plantings with a spending limit of $2,500.

Chairman Crouch will contact Town Engineer Len Norton regarding a downscaled version of the original parking proposal to see if something can be designed to accommodate the area.

IV.     ADJOURNMENT

        Upon motion by Mr. Nelson, seconded by Mr. Pilch, it was unanimously

        VOTED:  To adjourn at 7:38 p.m.





Respectfully submitted,

Laurie A. Slate
Recording Secretary