7:00 PM – Bristol Public Library, Community Room 2 and Virtual Format
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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
*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
*Further information, if any, on the number of smoke detectors to be purchased by
Fire Chief Richard Hart.
*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 andplans. 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.
Motion to adjourn:Meeting adjourned:
Next meeting: November 8 , 2023 at 7:00 PM, Bristol Public Library