The agenda, or “Call”, for the March 8, 2021 RTM meeting is comprised of 16 items affecting all areas of town governance.
Those items are summarized below. To attend and participate in the full RTM meeting and the district and committee meetings, which are all public meetings, you can explore the following links:
Zoom Details for full RTM Meeting on Monday, March 8, 2021 at 8:00 pm
RTM Call, Items 1 through 16 https://www.greenwichct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/20054/March-2021-call
Explanatory Comments on Call Items 1 through 16 https://www.greenwichct.gov/DocumentCenter/View/20053/March-2021-explanos
This item is the second reading on a SOMR requesting that the Greenwich Police return to directing traffic on Greenwich Avenue.
Item 2 Proposed Blight Ordinance
Blighted Buildings or Properties Ordinance. This ordinance defines and addresses the handling of blighted properties in Town.
Item 3 Easement
The Superintendent of Building Construction and Maintenance has requested that the RTM approve an easement from the Town to Eversource to upgrade the electric service for the Police Pistol Range.
Item 4 Plastic Bag Ban
The current Reusable Checkout Bag Ordinance has a sunset clause effective September 2021. The item before the RTM is to amend the Ordinance to remove the sunset clause, thereby keeping the plastic bag ban in place.
Items 5 through 15
Appointments (Items 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15)
The Appointments Committee has put forward 11 candidates for the full RTM to approve. This includes 1 candidate for the Alarm Appeals Board, 2 candidates for the Inlands Wetlands and Watercourses Agency, 1 candidate for Parks & Recreation, 1 candidate for the Board of Health, 1 candidate for The Nathaniel Witherell Board, 1 candidate for the Harbor Management Commission, 1 candidate for the Historic District Commission and 3 candidates for the Board of Human Services.
It is unusual, but not unheard of, for nominations for appointments to be met with any controversy or debate in the RTM and very rare for the RTM to reject an appointment.
Item 16 Ordinance Amendment
This is a proposal submitted by District 9 to request that school projects involving Federal funding (as well as State funding) and involving one or more Municipal Improvements be overseen by a building committee.