It is a requirement of the State of Connecticut that citizens be given proper notice of all public meetings. Each year, by January 1, all boards and commissions are required to present to the City Clerk a calendar of their upcoming schedule for the year. These become their Regular Meetings.
Special Meetings, a meeting which does not appear on that regular schedule, may be called with only 24 hours advance notice. Notice of the date, time, place and purpose must be filed. Only those items appearing on the notice may be discussed.
The City Clerk is responsible for generating the minutes for all City Council Meetings. By State Statute motions of a meeting are to be filed within 48 hours and minutes of the meeting within 7 days.
City Council Meeting record books begin in 1904, the year The Borough was incorporated. City Meeting minutes books Volume 1-7 have been rebound and deacidified in an ongoing effort to preserve our history.
Minutes of all City Meetings are received by the City Clerk. They are stamped with the date and time of receipt. They are then posted and filed away and become a permanent record of the City.
Copies of all minutes/records may be obtained at $.50 per page.
Three bulletin boards with postings of upcoming meetings are in the lobby of the Municipal Building. Other notices of local interest are posted in the lobby as well.