AGENDA
Coventry Town Council Meeting
July 19, 2021
7:30 PM
 
Town Hall Annex 

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1.

Call to Order, Roll Call

2.

Pledge of Allegiance

3.

Audience of Citizens:

(30 Minutes - 5 minutes per person.)


3.A.

Police Chief Commendation: Officer Iger, Water Rescue

4.

Acceptance of Minutes - June 21, 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, 6/28/2021 (E)

6.D.

Finance Committee: Matthew O'Brien, Chairperson

6.D.1.

* Minutes, 6/14/2021 (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

6.F.5.

GFOA: Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting, FY 2020 (E)

6.F.6.

* ProAct Prescription Drug Discount Program: May 31, 2021 (E)

6.F.7.

* 2021 CT Healthy Aging Community Profile (E)

6.F.8.

* Staff meeting minutes, 6/23/2021 (E)

Documents:
  1. June 23, 2021.pdf
6.F.9.

* CRCOG: Highlights & Membership Benefits (E)

7.

Unfinished Business:

7.A.

20/21-79: Consideration/possible action: Participation in sign-on statement against antisemitism (E)

7.B.

20/21-92: Girls’ Softball Field Project and Discussion of Next Steps

8.

New Business:

8.A.

21/22-1: Consideration/possible action: declaration of racism as a public health crisis (E)

  1. Establishment of committee to spearhead community conversations on race
  2. Sign on to endorse Senate Bill 1
Documents:
  1. SB 1.pdf
8.B.

21/22-2: Consideration/possible action: authorization of resolution for lease purchase of dump truck and fine cut mower (E)

8.C.

21/22-3: Consideration/possible action: American Rescue Plan Fund Allocations (E)

8.D.

21/22-4: Consideration/Possible Action: Increase to Capital Lease Authorization (E)

8.E.

21/22-5: Consideration/possible action: Staffing to address broadcast technology support needs

8.F.

21/22-6: Consideration/possible action: Authorize Town Manager to execute non-binding term sheet agreement for microgrid project (for discussion under Executive Session)

8.G.

21/22-7: Consideration/possible action: Authorization to execute settlement agreement for dissolution of North Coventry Volunteer Fire Department and creation of honorary member status (E)

9.

Miscellaneous/Correspondence:

9.A.

* Milkovic: site selection for Coventry Girls Softball (E)

Documents:
  1. Milkovic.pdf
9.B.

* Board Of Education: 6/24/2021 Minutes (E)

10.

Executive Session (E)

Documents:
  1. Exec Session E.pdf
11.

Adjournment


(E) - denotes enclosures