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02-09-06 Minutes

STONINGTON BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS
REGULAR MEETING
FEBRUARY 9, 2006
7:00 PM AT THE STONINGTON POLICE HEADQUARTERS

MEETING MINUTES

Present:  Chairman Edward McCabe; Clerk James O’Boyle; Commissioners Stephen Bickford, Dennis Curran and John Holstein; Chief Erskine and Captain Desmond.

1)       Call to Order
The meeting was called to order by Chairman McCabe at 7:00 PM.

2)      Remarks of Visitors
None

3)      Approval of Minutes for December 8, 2005 Meeting
A motion was made by Dennis Curran and seconded by James O’Boyle to approve the minutes from the December 8, 2005 meeting and it was voted.

4)      Report of the Chief of Police

Upon the Chief’s recommendation, a motion was made by James O’Boyle & seconded by John Holstein to approve three officers (Morrison, Capalbo and Cullen) as permanent  members of the SPD upon the termination of their probationary periods; 2 officers recently started at the academy;
Dispatcher candidates will be ready for interview at the March meeting - Commissioner Bickford recused himself from the interview process; 2006-2007 Budget - First Selectman eliminated 5K from the bike patrol line - increased gas line to 15K; 1/20 CIP meeting with Board of Selectman - eliminated radar 12K and technology upgrade 20K – Traffic light and vehicle remain; Yellow Dot program - Todd Olson - information distributed; Training is needed for the new Live Scan fingerprint system; $2500 grant used to purchase new radar gun; DARE graduation at Mystic Middle School took place on 2/6; Meeting with Russ Burgess (member of local Animal Welfare Group) will pay to have a new vinyl floor put into the Stonington Pound ; Water system and septic system; installation/updates are being discussed; Stonington Ambulance is having problems with their radio and requested using space on SPD tower - Chief requested they write letter to SPD and Selectman and get documentation from radio company; Sick Leave stats were distributed to Commissioners; Awards Committee - Awards have been ordered and the ceremony to take place in April; Letter re: voice recorder and issues with AAT Communication Corp was discussed

A motion was made by James O’Boyle and seconded by Dennis Curran to accept the Report of the Chief and it was voted.

5)      Correspondence
Memo re:  Town Procedures Bid Awards
Letters re:  Pawcatuck River Duck Race
Letter re:  Fire Marshal Burns – Community Room
Letter re:  Block Grant
Letter re:  POST Training Audit
Letter re:  A Child is Missing Alert
Memo re:  Captain Desmond – Property Control Audit
Memo re:  EMD Status
Memo re:  Bulletproof Vest Grant

6)      Consent Agenda
Letter re:  Dr. Langmann – Parking Signs
Letter re:  Fire Lanes
Letter re:  Kelley’s Pace Run
Letter re:  Bill Martley – Job Well Done
Letter re:  North Stonington Ambulance
Letter re:  Mystic YMCA Events
Letter re:  South Central Criminal Justice
Memo re:  Officer Badge Numbers
Memo re:  Seniority Roster
Memo re:  Voice Logging System
Memo re:  Bank of America Sign
Memo re:  Ammunition to Groton Sportsman’s Club
Letter re:  Officer Whoelan – Job Well Done
Letter re:  Detective Floyd – Job Well Done
Memo re:  OSHA Summary
Memo re:  Vehicle Black Box
Memo re:  New Cameras
Memo re:  Records Disposal
Memo re:  Officer Marley – Job Well Done

A motion was made by James O’Boyle and seconded by John Holstein to approve the Consent Agenda items and it was voted.

7)      Traffic
Letter re:  Parking Milan Terrace – Pawcatuck
Letters re:  St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Mystic – FYI
Letter re:  Proposed Jameson Court – Pawcatuck
Letter re:  Sidewalk – A&P – Mystic
Letter re:  STC & Route 84
Letter re:  Leslie Buck Fun Walk
Letter re:  Memorial Day Parade – Mystic
Memo re:  Traffic Light – Coogan Boulevard & Clara Drive
Letter re:  Clairemont Cluster Subdivision
Letter re:  Bed Race – A motion was made by James O’Boyle and seconded by John Holstein to approve the event and it was voted.
Fire Lanes at Pawcatuck VFW – A motion was made by James O’Boyle and seconded by John Holstein to approve the lanes and it was voted.
Silent Ride – A motion was made by James O’Boyle and seconded by Dennis Curran to approve the event and it was voted.

8)      New Business
Chapter 24 & 24A Approval – A motion was made by James O’Boyle and seconded by John Holstein to approve Chapter 24 and 24A and it was voted.  

9)      Old Business
Request for stop sign at the intersection of Robinson, Race and Arch Streets – A motion
was made by James O’Boyle and seconded by Dennis Curran to deny the request for a stop sign at this location and it was voted.

10)     Adjourn

There being no further business to come before the Commissioners, Chairman McCabe adjourned the meeting at 8:15 pm.


Respectfully Submitted,


Leanne DiGangi
Secretary