Municipal Meetings This Week Aug. 27 - Aug. 31

Four on the calendar, two cancelled, that leaves two.


Four meetings were slated, but with two cancellations, we’re down to two.

Just so you know, the Public Safety Commission meeting that was to be held Monday has been canceled as has the Monday Planning and Zoning Commission meeting.

What will be held Monday is the Town Administration/Rules & Procedures Standing Committee. The 5:30 p.m. meeting, held in Town Hall, room 102 has a full and interesting agenda which includes a discussion of the controversial ‘media policy’ that would, according to the language in the official resolution on the Town Council agenda, prohibit employees from speaking with the media. The agenda also features a number of other items including continued discussion over police uniforms, employee holiday bonuses and the mayor’s payout and under old business, a discussion on the use of town facilities for worship.

Tuesday the Finance Committee meets at 5:30 p.m. in room 203 but they  have not as of yet posted an agenda. We’ll get back to you. 

Donna Geary August 27, 2012 at 03:47 PM
Regarding the "media policy" I reviewed the resolution, which definitely needs more detail. g. THE TOWN OF MONTVILLE HEREBY RESOLVES to require town employees to direct all media inquiries to the Mayor's office" No wonder it has caused so much talk. I think the resolution should contain language that does not prohibit anyone from talking to the media, but not as the official town spokesperson, unless designated by the mayor. There is plenty of precedent and examples of language easily available to accomplish this. I know this will not satisfy the pundits who like to challenge everything. However, it is in the best interests of the town to have this policy to relate accurate and timely messages to the public and hoepfully prevent misinformation, and will not stifle anyone's freedom of speech.


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