200 Tyler Street: Town Council Calls Special Meeting for Hearing Date Vote

The meeting will allow the council to correct a "procedural irregularity" by officially setting the date for next month's public hearing on the old East Haven High School — after members failed to actually vote to approve it at their last meeting.

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.

CAjones August 22, 2012 at 08:36 PM
But that's what the people want.....that's what they "claim" they voted for....... To tax and bond us until we say "UNCLE"............. Dump this "boat anchor" before it sinks us completely!!
Richard Poulton August 22, 2012 at 09:06 PM
Just a little FYI for those planning on going to the public hearing. The TC will hear from the public, listen to their opinions, BUT will not be taking / answering any questions from the public. I just hope this doesn't turn into a political circus orchestrated by a select few that will show up just to stir the political "pot".
CAjones August 22, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Yeah and I hope I don't grow old and die too....... you bring the balloons and I'll bring the dancing seals!
Richard Poulton August 23, 2012 at 11:53 AM
Sounds good CA, but will need a clown, any suggestions?
CAjones August 23, 2012 at 12:46 PM
LOL......... oh there are SO MANY to choose from.....A(S)clown to name just one. A funny time should be had by all. Soon these same clowns will be scratching their heads when they realize the costs we're gonna be strapped with, if they have their way.
Julie Weisberg (Editor) August 23, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Everyone: I just realized the press release successfully uploaded, but the agenda did not. So I have added that now to the article. Just an FYI.
Bob Fawkes August 23, 2012 at 01:14 PM
People of East Haven, Can you see how this whole thing is a dog and pony show, the TC just going through the motions? As noted gleefully above: "The TC will hear from the public, listen to their opinions, BUT will not be taking / answering any questions from the public." The people of East Haven have already spoken on this issue and have already voted on the options. The Maturo administration is hellbent to do what they want and to hell with the wishes of the majority of the voters. This what will probably happen, in my opinion: They will vote to "sell" the property to some crony for development (at a price far, far below fair value) and, in return, maybe pick up some kickbacks in the form of construction/renovation "jobs" for favored friends and family. This is the same old BS we've witnessed in 'Staven for generations. Not willing to take questions from the public, are they? Here's what we, the informed public, MUST DO then: 1) Note each TC member who votes against the wishes of the voters (or who chicken's out and abstains during a vote on Tyler St). VOTE THESE PEOPLE OUT. It is as simple as that. Maybe they'll think twice if their meal ticket is pulled out from under them. 2) FOLLOW THE MONEY. From the purchase price to the rehab work. Figure out who's getting what, who's doing what. Expose the political cronyism and VOTE THE CONNECTED MONEY GRUBBING MAGGOTS OUT.
CAjones August 23, 2012 at 01:46 PM
People of East Haven, Jacobo says.... "The people of East Haven have already spoken on this issue and have already voted on the options. "........(NO ONE cares where we'd get the money to pay for it. right?). Jacobo says.... "The Maturo administration is hellbent to do what they want and to hell with the wishes of the majority of the voters. "....... (Maybe he realizes that strapping the taxpayers with more bond and tax plans is NOT the right course of action, while we are still reeling from the recession.) CAjones says..... This guy Jacobo is one of the clowns who will make us all laugh at this meeting!
Bob Fawkes August 23, 2012 at 06:44 PM
The truth is uncomfortable to many people. Just as with CAJones here, they attack those like myself who question the status quo. It isn't 200 Tyler Street that is the biggest anchor weighing down the town. It is the inbred old boy crony network that has been stealing from this town and its residents for generations. Generations of town coffer welfare recepients, they are; unable to fend for themselves except via theft and graft. Enough already! Bankruptcy looms ahead if these sucklings aren't separated from the town teet. Town Council, when you are done circle jerking with this meeting of yours, you will thereby be expected to vote in accordance to the wishes of the people of East Haven, whom you are alleged to serve. That is, to keep the property for community use. If you do not, you will be all voted out of office next time around. Don't count on the people of East Haven sleeping through this one....
Richard Poulton August 23, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Dam the torpedoes ( in this case cost to rehab and bring to code ), full speed ahead. This town will soon be joining those others across the nation filing for bankruptcy. Yes, keeping the building for community use is the way to go, but before we all jump lets see if the price is worth the cost down the road.
Bob Fawkes August 23, 2012 at 07:08 PM
If money can be "found" in the budget to fatten up retirement payouts, then money can just as easliy be found to rehab 200 Tyler.
CAjones August 23, 2012 at 07:19 PM
This Jacobo thinks he's the clever one, with quick quips and idiom. If I am uncomfortable, it's not for the reason he claims..... Perhaps I just think those pushing town hall to "do whats right" (meaning "what they want") will get their way. This could happen, not because it was voted on, not because it's right but because they will try making enough waves to make it happen. Everyone with a lick of sense knows that the vote was Non-binding. Everyone with a lick of sense knows we cannot afford to pay for the plans these few envision. PERIOD. Saying Jacobo doesn't have a lick of sense, well that's just me being redundant.
CAjones August 23, 2012 at 07:28 PM
It's statements like this......... well that just prove the point. You and ASmith are .....as one. Che coglione
Bob Fawkes August 23, 2012 at 07:40 PM
The property at 200 Tyler Street (buildings, outbuilding and land) is currently appraised at $5,321,218.00. http://www.equalitycama.com/tvweb/Details.aspx?city=EastHaven&uid=E9018000 That's over Five Million dollars of Town owned property there folks. Whole lot of land and several big buildings are involved. Seems like an awful lot of "Senior housing" there which, when unfilled by seniors, will undoubtedly turn into dozens(hundreds?) of Section 8 type low income units (to fill the void). Watch the final purchase price to see how much of a discount the crony buyer/developer gets from Maturo and friends.
CAjones August 23, 2012 at 08:22 PM
That "boat anchor" of a building isn't worth two cents in it's current condition. I agree there is a great deal of worth to that piece of land it sits on, a value that would look a lot better ON our tax rolls instead of our expense report............
ASmith August 25, 2012 at 01:01 AM
Mr Jacobo seems Mr.Cajones must be in on this deal they is a cookin up. Sounds like he gots hisself a steak in it. He wants the boat anchor gone so he can collects his loot. dont know any folk that is ready to rush in an sell 5 mill worth of town property to the lowest crony bidder. only somebody who has his hand in the pot. wonder which real estate sleez is a gonna get the commission on this. we gots quite a few in the political mix .
ASmith August 25, 2012 at 01:03 AM
you is right we gots to follow the money on this one. make sure it all ends up on this here patch and tv. let folks know who is makin what off the last of the towns heritage. why that high school buildin is almost historical for this hear town and now mayor jo(k)e is usin it to make his grab at the golden ring. knows he is gonna be on the curb come 2013.
ASmith August 25, 2012 at 01:04 AM
bye the bye why didnt lill zullo speak up at the meeting when they did the vote wrong or non vote. isnt that what hes paid for. guess he is collectin his money for nothin.
ASmith August 25, 2012 at 01:06 AM
lill zullo is gonna go down as the worst TA n the history of this burg. he is a waste of our tax money think he is jes warmin a seat for a real attorney
CAjones August 27, 2012 at 12:22 PM
Well LOOKY here, the town drunk and the village idiot speak, like some transgendered Sybil they babble nonsense just to see what sticks to the wall. Yeah you MORON, I got a "steak" in it. I gots a stake in it too, you fool. Here's the deal I got, if a jackass like YOU was to convince enough people that you know what you are talking about, and they start to believe it......well then I just maybe paying for your stupid ideas for the next 25 years. We'll be taxed and bonded for this great "plan" of yours. Here's the REAL issue, we CAN'T afford the repairs and upkeep on this behemoth, let alone the cost of a total rehab. The State is broke and unlikely to foot any significant amount. There is enough asbestos and other toxins in the walls there that the building would be cheaper to raze than salvage, and we couldn't afford than "neither.... Jethro". You and "Whacko"(your Siamese twin) talk of the "appraised" value of that building(?) That's a joke, the land is currently where any value lies. I got a ten year old Corvette, appraised at $14,000, it has a blown motor and no transmission, think it's worth what it's appraised for? The real travesty is that it's not on our tax rolls. This town owns plenty of land already, just look at all the property that our middle schools sit on. There is where we should be looking for expansion and consolidation, on those properties.
CAjones August 27, 2012 at 01:14 PM
Hickory, dickory, dock,The idiot ran up the clock. The clock struck one, The redneck ran down, Hickory, dickory, dock.
Bob Fawkes August 27, 2012 at 01:25 PM
Despite the high tuition, Quinnipiac is notorious for churning out 4th rate hacks who get their heads handed to them time and again in a court of law.
CAjones August 27, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Jacobo also says............. You have to be always drunk. That's all there is to it—it's the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk. But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be drunk. And if sometimes, on the steps of a palace or the green grass of a ditch, in the mournful solitude of your room, you wake again, drunkenness already diminishing or gone, ask the wind, the wave, the star, the bird, the clock, everything that is flying, everything that is groaning, everything that is rolling, everything that is singing, everything that is speaking. . .ask what time it is and wind, wave, star, bird, clock will answer you: "It is time to be drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of time, be drunk, be continually drunk! On wine, on poetry or on virtue as you wish." The Idiot.......
ASmith August 28, 2012 at 04:48 AM
looks like ole cahones got a fire up his buttocks. now my recollection is that many many years ago we paid for asbestos to be removed from that there buildin. is cahones saying we paid for nothin?
CAjones August 28, 2012 at 01:47 PM
Anyone who knows anything about asbestos removal for the purposes of becoming "compliant" knows that all the asbestos present is not all removed. Much of it is sealed in to prevent exposure. Unfortunately if a major renovation is planned then added measures (expensive added measures) are required to keep workers safe from exposure. My guess is that ASSmith has already been exposed to many toxins which has effected his dim brain........ (and a few other things up his "buttocks" as well!)
Bob Fawkes August 28, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Mr. Smith, I completely agree with you sir. They're like pit vipers once someone upsets their gravy train. An alert and questioning electorate wasn't part of the plan it seems. All sorts of excuses why we should do this and that and so on and so forth; going so far as name calling; some of the lower level bottom feeders do.... Bottom line is there's lots and lots of kickbacks to be had with a property like 200 Tyler. They're chomping at the bit already, putting in legal notices and holding closed door meetings and what not. Folks here in town have got to follow the money every step of the way and hold these scoundrels accountable.
Bob Fawkes August 28, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Actually Luigi, the buildings alone are assessed at over $4.5 MILLION; according to our Assessor. Of course, if Taco Joe and cronys can unload them for "two cents in it's current condition", there might be enough kickbacks involved for them all to join Mitt Romney in opening up some accounts in the Caymans. LOL.
CAjones August 28, 2012 at 04:27 PM
LOL.......You guys really couldn't be more of a couple of clowns, if you tried. "They're like pit vipers once someone upsets their gravy train." I have no horse in this race, other than the costs it will strap us ALL with. Bottom line that building is a boat anchor and will sink us all if you let it. Kickbacks my arse.......put this property on our tax rolls and dump the behemoth!
Bob Fawkes August 28, 2012 at 05:09 PM
I bet ole Taco Joe isn't "LOL"ing at all about this resistance he's encountering. Probably beet red in the face he's... It's not like the old days...
CAjones August 28, 2012 at 05:15 PM
I think it's more like ole Clamroll Capone whose not laughing........ But we'll see soon enough!


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