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November 2, 2009
A meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Advisory Board was held on Monday, November 2, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the Office of the Chairman, 21 Oak Street, 4th Floor, Hartford, CT.
A regular meeting of the Workers’ Compensation Commission Advisory Board was held on November 2, 2009 in the Workers’ Compensation Commission’s CRB Hearing Room, 21 Oak Street, Hartford, Connecticut.
The meeting convened at 10:05 a.m. with the following Board Members present: Chairman Gardner Wright, presiding; Benedict Cozzi, Glenn Marshall, Marvin Morganbesser, Linda Passanisi, and William Ridolfi. Also present from the Workers’ Compensation Commission were Commissioner Scott Barton, Commissioner John Mastropietro, and Marvin Smernoff. Public members were William Clark, John Del Vecchio, Ken Jones, Stephanie Messina, and Kia Murrell, and Pamela Puchalski.
Chairman Mastropietro gave an overview of the agency’s current budget situation. Discussion followed.
The meeting continued with a public hearing on the renominations of Commissioners Scott Barton and John Mastropietro. Commissioner Barton and Commissioner Mastropietro gave introductory statements and addressed questions from the group. The following members of the public made comments: John Del Vecchio and Ken Jones, both of New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199; and William Clark.
At the conclusion of the public hearing, Benedict Cozzi made a motion to adjourn to Executive Session. Glenn Marshall seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned to Executive Session at 11:15 a.m.
The meeting reconvened at 11:25 a.m. at which time, William Ridolfi made a motion to recommend renomination to the Governor of both Commissioner Scott Barton and Commissioner John Mastropietro for additional five-year terms. Glenn Marshall seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
A second motion was made by Benedict Cozzi to approve the 2010 meeting schedule as follows: February 8, March 8, April 12, May 10, June 7, September 13, October 4, and November 8, 2010. Rocco Calo seconded the motion, which passed unanimously.
Chairman Wright presented retiring member Marvin Morganbesser with a proclamation from Governor M. Jodi Rell honoring him for his service to the Workers’ Compensation Commission since 1991.
Benedict Cozzi made a motion to adjourn the meeting. Marvin Morganbesser seconded the motion, which passed unanimously. The meeting was adjourned at 11:45 a.m.
The next meeting will be held on February 8, 2010.