Commission for Persons with Disabilities 

Bristol, CT 06010

 

Meeting Agenda

October 11, 2023

 

7:00 PM – Bristol Public Library, Community Room 2 and Virtual Format

 

Our Mission

To promote inclusion and improve the quality of life for people in Bristol with a disability, by providing

a network of partnerships with local resources that foster self-sufficiency, dignity, and respect

 

Reasonable Accommodation Statement

The Bristol Commission for Persons with Disabilities is committed to equal access to, and participation in, all meetings and Commission-sponsored programs and events. Individuals who require an accommodation in order to fully participate, including physical access, communication assistance, or other special need, should contact Daniel A. Micari at damicari@yahoo.com, at least seven business days prior to the scheduled meeting, program, or event.

 

Present: 

Absent:  

Call to order 

Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of Minutes: September 13, 2023

 

Presentations: Mayor Jeffrey Caggiano       

                         Topic: Update on City Projects 

 

                         Registrars of Voters   

                         Topic: Ballot Review and Adaptive Voting Procedures

                              

 

                            

 

New/Current Business

*Chairman Micari: Comments on the Senior Center Health Fair, held on 9-21

*Jon Sahlin: update on ASL-Palooza!

*Discussion on visiting speakers to the Commission for November and December: 

      A. Anthony Lorenzetti, Engineer at Bristol Dept. of Public Works;

      B. Jaymie Bianca, Chair of Bristol Diversity Council

 

Old Business

*Further information, if any, on the number of smoke detectors to be purchased by 

      Fire Chief Richard Hart. 

 

Correspondence

*Chairman Micari sent a note of appreciation to the September speakers, City 

  Councilor Cheryl Thibault and City Grants Administrator Dr. Dawn Leger: 

Dear City Councilor Thibeault, On behalf of the Bristol Commission for Persons with Disabilities, I want to thank you for representing Mayor Caggiano at our September Commission Meeting, and for your excellent presentation and overview/updates of City projects, including

City Hall renovations and other City-wide development projects and plans. Thank you also for interacting with the evening's audience, answering questions and concerns, and for agreeing to follow-up on several constituent issues.

 

Dear Dr. Leger, On behalf of the Bristol Commission for Persons with Disabilities, I want to thank you for attending the September meeting of the Bristol Commission for Persons with Disabilities, and for your excellent and informative presentation on the Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG), including the program's history and its longstanding and current role in a wide range of local initiatives. Thank you also for updating the Commission on the current CDBG five- year planning process, and the public solicitation initiative and associated survey. Finally, thank you for "fielding" numerous constituent questions following your presentation. 

 

Public Participation

 

Motion to adjourn:                   Meeting adjourned:

Next meeting: November 8 , 2023 at 7:00 PM, Bristol Public Library

 

             Submitted by,   

             Ruth Ann Graime, Secretary

 

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