Griswold Board of Selectmen: Resident Trooper Doesn’t Have Authority to Issue Firearm Permits

This article was published on: 01/19/20 8:33 PM by Mike Minarsky

n, There are no meetings on Monday, January 20 2020, as all town municipalities are closed in observance of Martin Luther King’s birthday….

Which is probably why the recent Board of Selectman’s meeting in Griswold had such a full agenda.  One item on the agenda was a discussion on the state policy regarding town issuance of firearm permit.  First Selectman Todd Babbitt noted that an audit was done on the state level and it revealed that the documents weren’t being stored correctly and the outcome is that the resident state trooper doesn’t have the authority to issue firearm permits on behalf of the town of Griswold. Firearm permits will now have to be issued through the First Selectman’s office, which will require upgrades to the town’s computer system as well as all files being relocated to Town Hall. Also, the First Selectman and his executive assistant, Lisa Wood will have to be trained and certified to handle the documents. Babbitt says that it will create more work for the office, but there is no other option. The State of Connecticut is giving Griswold 6 months to implement the procedures.

Other notes from the Board meeting saw Joseph D’Errico chosen as an alternate member of the Ethics Commission until February 11 of 2021. Also, an additional member has been added to the Capital Improvement Committee, and his name is Lou Demicco III. One other appointment was (D) James Krueger being added as an alternate to the Planning and Zoning Commission

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