The Board of Ethics held a Meeting on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at 7:00 p.m. in Conference Room #1 in the Newtown Municipal Center, 3 Primrose Street, Newtown, Connecticut.
Board Members Present: Brian Ochs (Chair); Suzanne Copp, Addie Sandler, George Schmidt, Ron Wilcox, and Neal DeYoung
Public Present: No public was present.
Chairman Ochs called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Officer Elections: Mr. Ochs noted that he and Atty. Sedensky have completed the eight year maximum (two terms) that is allowed on the Board. He opened discussions on membership and asked for nominations for a new Chair and Vice-Chair. After discussions, Ms. Copp nominated Ron Wilcox for the Chairman position. Mr. DeYoung seconded the motion. Mr. Wilcox accepted the nomination, thanking Mr. Ochs and Atty. Sedensky for their hard work and dedication to the Board as Chair and Vice-Chair. All members were in favor of the nomination and the motion passed unanimously. Ron Wilcox was voted in as the new Chairman.
Mr. DeYoung then nominated Ms. Copp as Vice-Chair. Mr. Schmidt seconded the motion. Ms. Copp thanked Mr. DeYoung for the nomination and also thanked Mr. Ochs and Atty. Sedensky for their leadership. She was pleased to accept the nomination. All members were in favor of the nomination and the motion passed unanimously. Suzanne Copp was voted in as the new Vice-Chair.
All Board members expressed their appreciation for the dedication and hard work that Mr. Ochs and Atty. Sedensky has brought to the board.
Schedule for 2012: Mr. Wilcox motioned to accept the schedule. Mr. Schmidt seconded the motion. The schedule was approved unanimously as written.
Minutes of April 7, 2011: Mr. Schmidt motioned to approve the minutes. Mr. DeYoung seconded the motion. The minutes were approved unanimously as written.
Mr. Schmidt motioned to adjourn the meeting. Mr. DeYoung seconded the motion. The Board adjourned at 7:20 p.m.
Respectfully Submitted by Tammy Hazen, Clerk