Board of Selectmen - Subcommittees

Permanent subcommittees of the Board of Selectmen include:

Click on the subcommittee name to view all agendas, minutes and other meeting documents related to those committees

From time to time, the Board of Selectmen also creates temporary committees and working groups to work on specific projects or initiatives. The agendas, minutes and other meeting documents related to those committees can be found on this page.  The following are the active temporary committees and working groups:

Short-Term Rental Ordinance Work Group
This committee was formed on October 28, 2019 to review and draft a proposed short-term rental ordinance to be presented to the Board of Selectmen at a future date. The work group is tasked with researching and benchmarking how other communities regulate short-term rentals and to prepare a draft ordinance for the Board of Selectmen. Members of the work group include Selectman Chris Peterson and Selectwoman Jackie Battos.  The work group will also include one member from the Economic Development Commission, one member from the Tourism Committee, one member from the Planning Commission and one member from the Zoning Commission.

350th Anniversary Steering Committee
This committee was formed on April 22, 2019 to facilitate activities related to the Town of Simsbury's 350th Anniversary celebration, which will take place in 2020. The committee is comprised of representatives from the following organizations: Board of Selectmen; Main Street Partnership; Tourism Committee; Performing Arts Center; Chamber of Commerce; Friends of the Simsbury Public Library; Old Drake Hill Flower Bridge; Simsbury Theatre Guild; Simsbury Public Library Board of Trustees; Simsbury Free Library; Simsbury Historical Society; and community members at-large.

Sustainability Team
This committee was formed on February 25, 2019 to support the Sustainable CT certification process.  This is a voluntary certification program that focuses on a wide range of efforts that communities can take to improve the overall sustainability of their communities and state.  The Team is made up of three members from the Clean Energy Task Force, one member from the Planning Commission, one member from the Culture, Parks & Recreation Commission, one member from the Recycling Committee, one member from the Economic Development Commission, and one member from the Board of Education.    

Library Building Committee
This committee was formed on July 27, 2017 to oversee the Library’s lower level renovation project.  This creation of this committee was as part of the grant application for State Library Construction Funds, which requires that the project be overseen by a Building Committee which includes the Library Director and Library Board representative members. The Library Building Committee will serve for the duration of the project.

Economic Development Work Group
This work group was created on March 26, 2018.  Members include First Selectman Eric Wellman and Selectwoman Cheryl Cook.  This group assisted in the creation of a new economic development commission (EDC) ordinance, vetting potential members for the new EDC, and made recommendations for appointment to the full Board of Selectmen.  The work group may continue to meet on a periodic basis in order to provide direction from the Board of Selectmen to the new EDC.

Review of Appointment Process of Unaffiliated Voters Workgroup
This work group was created on March 26, 2018.  Members include First Selectman Eric Wellman and Selectman Mike Paine. The group is tasked with researching and benchmarking how other communities recruit and appoint unaffiliated voters to appointed committees, commissions, and boards in an effort to be more inclusive and increase participation and access to our government.

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