Potential ordinance changes on New Britain Common Council agenda tonight

Published on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 22:47
Written by Skyler Frazer


NEW BRITAIN -After a special meeting to discuss the city’s debt restructuring plan, the Common Council tonight could make a few changes to city ordinances.

One resolution would eliminate the requirement in an ordinance that each member of the council must serve on at least two committees.

Alderman Carlo Carlozzi introduced the resolution to the council in December.

“We only have three committees. There are seven members on the committees, which means that there are only 21 positions. This would call for 30 positions,” Carlozzi said. “We need to clean it, or else we’re not in compliance with our ordinance.”

The second proposed amendment to the code of ordinances would change the name of the Humane Commission to the Commission on Animal Welfare, while placing the commission under the jurisdiction of the police department.

Police Chief James Wardwell told members of the council he has no problem with his department taking on the additional responsibility.

The Committee on Administration, Finance and Law sent both resolutions back to the full Common Council with favorable recommendations last week.

The council will also hear two resolutions related to of motor vehicle repairer licenses.

Mony Tith of American Muffler and Brake Shop, LLC, seeks a certificate of location approval for 770 West Main St. and Brian Bentley of Bentley’s Metal and Aluminum Repair and Restoration Services, LLC, seeks the same approval for 347 East St.

The Zoning Subcommittee discussed the petitions Tuesday night and sent them back to the Common Council.

Tonight’s Common Council meeting will begin after the special meeting, which is scheduled for 6:45 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall, 27 West Main St.

Skyler Frazer can be reached at 860-801-5087 or by email at sfrazer@centralctcommunications.com.

Posted in New Britain Herald, New Britain on Tuesday, 9 January 2018 22:47. Updated: Tuesday, 9 January 2018 22:50.