After apparently forgetting to vote on it the first time, the is going to give it another go later this week.
The town council has called a special meeting for Thursday to allow its members to officially set and approve the date for a on the at 200 Tyler Street.
No Vote Taken
At its regularly scheduled meeting on Aug. 7, the motion to allow the discussion of setting a date for a public hearing on the old high school was approved and added to the meeting's agenda — but no vote was ever taken on approving the hearing itself.
"Town Attorney Joseph Zullo explained to me that at the last Town Council meeting, a motion was made to add the subject of scheduling the public hearing to the agenda," Town Council Chairman Richard Anania stated in a Tuesday press release. "However, Attorney Zullo indicates that the motion was never actually voted on. As a result, the Council never actually voted to schedule the public hearing — but only to add it to the agenda.
Anania stated that Thursday's special meeting is for the sole purpose of correcting that "procedural irregularity."
Same Date, Time
And, he added, when town council members meet on Thursday, they will be setting the public hearing for the exact same date and time that was discussed at their last meeting: Sept. 4, beginning at 7 p.m., at the East Haven Senior Center.
"lt is important that we get this process right and follow all of the necessary Town and procedural rules so that the Town can begin to move forward regarding plans for this property," Anania stated. "I encourage anyone with an interest in 200 Tyler Street to attend and comment."
The press release and agenda for Thursday's special meeting are attached to this article.
Elderly Housing vs Community Use
During last November's referendum, residents .
In April, however, Town Attorney Joseph Zullo reported that, in his legal opinion, to call the referendum in the first place — thereby voiding its results.
Although at the same meeting former Town Attorney told the council and maintained the vote was a binding one, the Maturo Administration has continued to move forward with its plans to .
Some East Haven Democrats, however, then criticised the for scheduling a series of closed meetings regarding the old high school.
In response, Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr then an upcoming public hearing would be held to present his administration's plans for the town-owned land.