The Board of Selectmen formally called a Special Town Meeting for Monday, Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School.

The meeting will include discussion and action on the following items:

The Special Town Meeting will be adjourned to a machine vote to be held on Tuesday, Sept. 21.

The selectmen called the Special Town Meeting during a special Board of Selectmen meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 1. The meeting included discussion about each of the ordinances to be considered at the Special Town Meeting.

Saphora Lifrak, who drafted the revised Ethics Ordinance, presented some of the changes and the reasons for those updates. She says the revised ordinance provides more clear definition and enforcement to the town for any potential violations.

Andrew Kupinse, the son of former First Selectman Bill Kupinse who strongly advocated for a land use ordinance, joined the discussion about the Land Use Ordinance and helped finalize its wording. He says he believes his dad would be supportive of the ordinance now on the table.

View the Zoom recording of the meeting on the town website.

The selectmen meeting also included the appointment of Diane Parker to serve on the Commission for the Aging and Davis Owen II to serve as an alternate on the Zoning Board of Appeals.

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By Kristi Sogofsky

Kristi currently serves on the Board of Selectmen. She also volunteers her time with several youth and community groups. Kristi worked in local broadcast journalism for 20 years as an anchor and reporter.