Important! Town Meeting 5/22/2017

This article was published on: 05/21/17 4:17 PM by Mike Minarsky

Notice is hereby given to the electors of the Town of Griswold and those qualified taxpayers lawfully entitled to vote in Griswold Town Meetings pursuant to Section 7-6 of the Connecticut General Statutes that a Special Town Meeting will be held on Monday, May 22, 2017, at 6:30 P.M., at the Griswold Middle School auditorium, 211 Slater Ave., Jewett City, CT 06351, for the following purposes:

1.   To conduct a public hearing and act upon the following proposed changes to the Town of Griswold Code of Ordinances:

“General Provisions”§§1-5 and 1-8; “Commission on Aging”§§4-2 and 4-4 (provide for appointment, membership and terms of Commission and for selection of officers); “Ambulance Service” (delete §§5-3 through 5-9(delete); ”Aquifer Protection Agency”§§6-2 and 6-3 (technical changes); “Budget and Appropriations” §§10-1 (technical change) and 10-3 (add date on which the Annual Budget Meeting shall be held; state the hours of voting at a Budget referendum; add deadline for Board of Finance to prepare revised budget proposal and for holding of referendum after defeat of proposed budget; add authorization to put non-binding questions regarding amounts of town and education budgets on budget referendum ballots); §§14-1 and 14-2 “Clerk,” §101-1 “Tax Collector,” and add new chapter “Treasurer “ (to provide that the offices of Town Clerk, Tax Collector and Treasurer shall each be filled by appointments by the Board of Selectmen rather than being elective;  to set the terms of  and manner of filling vacancies; to prescribe the powers and duties of the offices; to authorize the Selectman to establish a job description and qualifications for each office; and to provide that the offices shall not be subject to collective bargaining agreements; “Economic Development Commission”§29-5 (technical changes); “Blight”§124-6 (to provide for the appointment by the First Selectman and the status, qualifications, powers and duties of a blight enforcement officer); “Buildings, Numbering of” (add Introduction and amend §§131-1 through 7 (regarding assigning and posting of street numbers on buildings); “Fees, Building Department”§143-1 (to revise fee schedule), §143-2 (delete), §143-3(technical change); Ch. 143, Article II “Exemption for Senior Property Owners” §143-2 (technical change); “Food Service Establishments” §§155-1 through 155-14 (delete); “Mobile Home Parks”§176-20 (technical change); “Taxation”: Article V, §207-18(A) (technical change).


2.     To act upon the foregoing proposed changes to the Town of Griswold Code of Ordinances.

This summary is not all-inclusive. Copies of the proposed changes are available for review at the Griswold Town Hall, Office of the Town Clerk, 28 Main Street, Jewett City, CT or on the Town of Griswold website at


Dated at Griswold, Connecticut, this 16th day of May, 2017.



Kevin Skulczyck, First Selectman

Steven Merchant Sr., Second Selectman

Martin McKinney Jr., Third Selectman


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