Bristol Has Questions on the Ballot — Want to Know More?

Bristol City Hall

Bristol residents may not know there a questions pertaining to Bristol on the ballot this year. Former Councilperson Craig Minor and Town Planner of Newington offered his two cents on the questions.

“As a member of the Charter Revision Commission whose output is on the November 6 ballot, I ask you to vote “yes” on all of the questions. Here is my own personal explanation of them:QUESTIONS 1 and 2 are Connecticut constitution amendments. I think you should vote “yes” on both of them but I was not involved with them.

QUESTION 3: Right now, all nine Board of Education members get elected at the same time, every four years. Vote “yes” so that half of them get elected every two years, to ensure continuity of expertise on the Board. There is a really steep learning curve for this Board so continuity is very important.

QUESTION 4: Vote “yes” to show our elected officials that, despite what some of them they may think, they are not above the law. They are not allowed to sexually harass City employees. Believe it or not, this needs to be in the Charter.

QUESTION 5: You might be surprised to know that Bristol’s water is managed by one City department, and the sanitary sewers by a different one. Vote “yes” to put them in the same department. It’s more efficient.

QUESTION 6: Vote “yes” to change the title of the City’s personnel director to “Director of Human Resources”, take the job duties out of the Charter, and to create a committee to advise the HR Director on matters involving senior elected officials.

QUESTION 7: When the City Council and the Finance Committee meet together, they are known as the “Joint Board”. If this question is approved they will henceforth be known as the “Joint Meeting”; plus some technical changes will be made. Please vote “yes” – it will make things clearer.

QUESTION 8: If approved, the procedures that the City follows when it borrows money will be clarified. Please vote “yes”.”


The Roundup is a popular local magazine covering central Connecticut news, Statewide news, National news, local events, commentary, and more.


The Roundup currently has over 5,700 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 95,000 readers across multiple social media sites, apps, pages, and groups.


The Roundup is also a proud member of WordPress. This affiliation offers readers more news from FOX 61 and CBS Connecticut on The Roundup.

Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61

Giraffe dies in tragic accident at Kansas City Zoo

Giraffe dies in tragic accident at Kansas City Zoo

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Kansas City Zoo announced Friday that, for the second time this week, a beloved animal has died. Hamisi, one of the zoo’s adult giraffes, died Wednesday morning due to a tragic accident, according to the zoo’s Facebook page. The giraffe sustained an acute spinal cord injury while in his behind-the-scenes bedroom. Zoo veterinarians performed a necropsy and determined Hamisi likely died instantly. “The entire zoo is heartbroken and grieving this loss,” a spokesperson for the […]

Public works crew finds wedding ring in South Windsor catch basin

Public works crew finds wedding ring in South Windsor catch basin

SOUTH WINDSOR – When the ring went down the drain, one public works department made it their mission to get it back. The South Windsor Public Works posted on Facebook, “It’s not every day that we have the opportunity to have such a personal impact on our residents, but today we recieved [sic] a call to help retrieve a wedding band out of one of our catch basins. We are happy to report that we were successful and wanted to […]

UConn Health say patients could be impacted by security breach

UConn Health say patients could be impacted by security breach

FARMINGTON – UConn Health said patients could be impacted by a data security incident. Officials said they learned an unauthorized third party illegally accessed a limited number of employee email accounts. In late December they found the accounts contained some personal information, including some individuals’ names, dates of birth, addresses and limited medical information, such as billing and appointment information.  The accounts also contained the Social Security numbers of some individuals. UConn said about 326,000 individuals could be impacted. Of […]

Stamford man convicted in drug compounding case that cost health care programs $1.5 million

Stamford man convicted in drug compounding case that cost health care programs $1.5 million

NEW HAVEN — A Stamford man has been convicted by a federal jury of health care fraud offenses. Officials said Kwasi Gyambibi, 40, of Stamford, was found guilty when the jury returned its verdict this afternoon. Gyambibi was found guilty of two counts of health care fraud related to fraudulent prescriptions for compound drugs that were submitted to Advantage Pharmacy in March 2015, and found him not guilty of seven counts of health care fraud.  The jury could not reach […]


Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.