AGENDA
Coventry Town Council Meeting 
February 16, 2021
7:30 PM 
Town Hall Annex 

(Due to the threat of COVID-19, the Town Council meeting is
closed to in-person public attendance.)

Citizens may view the meeting live on YouTube at this link: 
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1.

Call to Order, Roll Call

2.

Pledge of Allegiance

3.

Audience of Citizens:

(30 Minutes)
Submit comments to be read aloud to: audience@coventryct.org. (Deadline 4 PM)
4.

Acceptance of Minutes - January 19, 2021 (E)

4.A.

Approval of Minutes, Executive Session: February 1, 2021 (E)

5.

Consent Agenda:

All items listed with an asterisk (*) will be acted on by one motion. There will be no separate discussion on this items unless a Council member so requests, in which case, the item will be removed from the consent agenda and considered in its normal sequence on the agenda.
6.

Reports:

6.A.

Council Chairwoman: Julie A. Blanchard

6.B.

Council Members:

6.C.

Steering Committee: Matthew D. O'Brien, Jr., Chairperson

6.C.1.

* Minutes, January 25, 2021 (E)

6.D.

Finance Committee: Matthew O'Brien, Chairperson

6.D.1.

* Minutes, 1/11/2021 (E)

6.D.2.

* Monthly Financial Reports (E)

6.E.

COVRRA - John A. Elsesser:

6.F.

Town Manager: John A. Elsesser

6.F.1.

Projects Update (E):


6.F.2.

COVID-19 Update

6.F.3.

Microgrid Update (E)

6.F.4.

Proposed crumbling concrete foundation bills (E)

6.F.5.

ALICE Report, 2020 (E)

6.F.6.

Lake Invasive Species Management Plan, 2021 (E)

6.F.7.

Public Notice: Use of State CDBG Program Income for Different Activity (E)

6.F.8.

2020 Grand List (E)

6.F.9.

* Robbins - response to Coventry Traffic Authority re truck restriction on Swamp Road (E)

6.F.10.

* Quarterly Report: October-December, 2020

Link to document
6.F.11.

* J. Nelson: Important of Social Motivations to Attendance at Coventry Markers' Market (E)

6.F.12.

* CCM: ProAct Prescription Drug Discount Program report, December 2020 (E)

7.

Unfinished Business:

7.A.

20/21-29: Consideration/possible action: Modifications to Charge, Human Rights Commission (E)

8.

New Business:

8.A.

20/21-46: Consideration/possible action: Creation of Forestry Advisory Committee (E)

8.B.

20/21-47: Consideration/possible action: adoption of Watershed Health Pledge (E)

8.C.

20/21-48: Consideration/possible action: acceptance of Conservation Easement Conveyance, Wheaton Subdivision, Grant Hill Road (E)

8.E.

20/21-50: Consideration/possible action: Merger of Human Services Advisory and Youth Services Advisory Committees (E)

8.F.

20/21-51: Consideration/possible action: Appointments to 4-Town Economic Vitality Team (E)

8.G.

20/21-52: Consideration/possible action: Adoption of Drought Management Plan (E)

8.H.

20/21-53: Consideration/possible action: authorize execution of contract with Munistat for municipal advisory services (E)

8.I.

20/21-54: Consideration/possible action: donation of Anderson parcel on Evergreen Trail (E)

8.J.

20/21-55: Consideration/possible action: establishment of Library Renovation Donation Fund (E)

8.K.

20/21-56: FY 2021/2022 Budget (E)

  1. Proposed Schedule of Meetings 
  2. Discussion/deliberations
8.L.

20/21-57: Consideration/possible action: adoption of resolution denouncing violence (to be distributed)

9.

Miscellaneous/Correspondence:

9.A.

* Letter to elected officials re: COVID Relief Funds (Rev. 1-26-2021) (E)

9.B.

* Letter to elected officials: request for boat launch monitoring (E)

9.C.

* Response to Alyson Averett re economic development concerns (E)

9.D.

* Board Of Education: 1/14/2021, 1/21/21 & 1/28/21 Minutes; 2/11/21 Agenda (E)

9.E.

* TEC Associates: NECR 2021 Vegetation Control Program (E)

10.

Executive Session: (E)

  • Labor negotiations
  • Manager evaluation
11.

Adjournment

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(E) - denotes enclosures