The regular Board of Selectmen meeting included actions taken on several items.
The board received an update from the Board of Ethics regarding several complaints. The Board of Ethics found no cause in four complaints it received and considers the matters resolved. In July, the Board of Ethics requested an extension of time to consider four pending complaints. The Board of Selectmen granted the extension through August but only recently followed up on the status of the complaints.
Aspetuck Park will soon have a new bench along the water. The Board of Selectmen voted to accept a donation of a memorial bench. The Parks and Recreation Commission previously approved the installation of the bench, but process requires the Board of Selectmen to accept the donation on behalf of the town. The bench is being donated by friends of Mark McGoldrick of New Canaan. They say the group of friends regularly met at the Blue Bird Inn. Aspetuck Park is just across the street from the Blue Bird, which is why they requested the memorial bench be placed there.
The Board of Selectmen authorized the first selectman to execute the application for the Emergency Management Performance Grant from the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, division of Emergency Management. This is an annual grant.
The members of the board voted to expand the Tax Relief for the Elderly Committee from five members to seven members, at the request of the committee’s chair. Board members appointed Christine Lee and Jim Riling to fill the two new positions on the committee. Their terms end on August 15, 2026. The board also accepted the resignation of Veronica Rozo from the Library Building Committee. The selectmen appointed Christopher Hull and James Veal to fill the remaining vacancies on the committee.
The selectmen voted to endorse the EMS Building Committee plan, which the committee presented to the Board of Finance on October 3rd. The plan calls for renovating the existing EMS building.