Day: May 7, 2018

Mock Crash

  


Photos courtesy of ERCCC Parent Committee

On April 30, the students at Joel Barlow High School witnessed a simulated car crash that let them see firsthand what often happens when a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol or distracted by their phones. Laura Wheatley of the ERCCC Parent Committee worked with the school’s administration to make this event come to fruition. This was a joint effort with first responders from Redding and Easton as well as actors from the student body.

It was a powerful event that will hopefully save some lives by educating students and parents about the dangers of impaired driving, even if they are not the driver.

Traffic Enforcement

On May 2, 2018, with the assistance of the Fairfield Police Department Traffic Unit and the Connecticut State Police Traffic Unit (CSP), the Easton Police Department conducted a multi- agency traffic enforcement effort in the vicinity of Rt. 136.  The focus of the effort was to enforce the “No Thru Truck” statute and other violations as observed.  In addition, the CSP provided portable scales to conduct Gross Vehicle Weight Inspections.

A total of 20 Infractions, 4 Written Warnings and 4 Verbal Warnings were issued.  The total amount of the Infractions issued was $2700.00.  One truck operator was issued an Infraction in the amount of $400.00 for an Equipment Violation and another was issued an Infraction in the amount of $600.00 for an Overweight Violation.

The Easton Police Department would like to thank the Fairfield Police Department and the Connecticut State Police for their assistance in this effort.

A CSP Traffic Squad Unit Member Conducts a Mechanical Inspection of a Truck on Rt. 136.
(Photo: Courtesy of the Easton Police Department)

Motions passed at Town Meeting

Town of Easton – Annual Town Meeting
April 30, 2018- 7:00 p.m.
Samuel Staples Elementary School, 515 Morehouse Road, Easton

Present:Carolyn Colangelo, Selectman, Robert Lessler, Selectman; Joan Kirk, Assistant Town Clerk

Attendees:
Ed Nagy, Public Works Department, Director
Matthew Gachi, Board of Finance, Chair
Jeffrey Parker, Board of Education, Chair
Mike D’ Agostino, Region 9 Board of Education, Chair
Tim Shaw, Easton Police Department, Chief
Over 80 members of the public

Carolyn Colangelo convened at 7:02 p.m.

The Selectman asked for a motion to nominate a Moderator. Jim Riling nominated Tom Herrmann. The motion was seconded. The nomination was approved by voice vote.

The Assistant Town Clerk read the call of the meeting. The Moderator continued with the agenda items.

Pledge of allegiance.

Item 1: Discussion and possible action on approval of the Town of Easton’s participation in the Greater Bridgeport Regional Recycling Interlocal Agreement.
The Moderator called for a motion to approve the item. Andrew Kachele moved. The motion was seconded. The Moderator requested that all in favor of the motion signify by saying “aye.” Motion carried by voice vote.

Item 2: Discussion and possible action on the special appropriation of $1,480,000 for the South Park Bridges.
The Moderator called for a motion to approve the item. Dori Wollen moved. The motion was seconded. The Moderator requested that all in favor of the motion signify by saying “aye.” Motion carried by voice vote. The special appropriation is approved.

Item 3: Discussion and possible action on the special appropriation of $51,000 for Easton Police dashboard cameras. (contingent on State Grant)
The Moderator called for a motion to approve the item. Steve Waugh moved. The motion was seconded. The Moderator requested that all in favor of the motion signify by saying “aye.” Motion carried by voice vote. The special appropriation is approved.

Item 4: Discussion of the proposed Annual Town Budget of $44,157,632 for fiscal year 2018-2019 as recommended by the Board of Finance.
The moderator called presentation of official comments, discussion, public comment and questions.

Item 5: Acceptance of the five-year capital project plan.
The Moderator called for a motion to vote on acceptance of the five-year capital project plan. Jeffrey Parker moved. The motion was seconded. The Moderator requested that all in favor say “aye.” Motion carried by voice vote. The five-year capital plan is approved.

Item 6: Set July 1, 2018 and January 2, 2019 for the 2017 grand list bills.
The Moderator called for a motion to set July 1, 2018 and January 2, 2019 for the 2017 grand list bills. Andrew Kachele moved. The motion was seconded. The Moderator requested that all in favor say “aye.” Motion carried by voice vote. The dates for the grand list bills as set out in the agenda are adopted.

Item 7: Adjournment of the Town Meeting to a machine vote to be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Samuel Staples Elementary School to vote on the Annual Budget for 2018-2019.
The Moderator called for a motion to vote on adjournment of the Town Meeting to a machine vote to be held on Tuesday, May 8, 2017. Michael Kot moved. The motion was seconded. No further discussion, public comment, or questions. The Moderator requested that all those in favor of adjourning say “aye.” Motion carried by voice vote.

The meeting adjourned at 8:34 p.m.
Submitted by,
Christine Halloran (for Joan Kirk, Assistant Town Clerk)
Town Clerk