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The Bristol Press - Private meetings with applicant called unusual
"All my years on the board, we have never done that, never," said Bill Veits, chairman of the Bristol Planning Commission.Veits, who said he's been on the board about 15 years and chaired it the last eight, said he's never been asked by an attorney or an applicant to meet outside of City Hall."I really wouldn't" do it, even if asked, said Veits.He said he would tell them to bring the matter to the board at a public meeting.
The Democrats are expected Monday to ...
The Democrats are expected Monday to endorse Bill Veits, an accountant who chairs the city's Planning Commission, as their candidate to succeed city Treasurer Patti Ewen, who is stepping down this year.
, 57, said Thursday that he
considers the part-time treasurer's post "interesting, rewarding and challenging" and he
hopes the voters will pick him come November."My experience as a registered mutual fund and investment representative qualifies me as a viable candidate," Veits
told party leaders in a memorandum this week.It doesn't appear that Veits
will face any opposition for the Democratic nomination."I know Bill Veits, and I think he has the capabilities to be an outstanding city treasurer," Letizia said Thursday.
But party leaders said privately they hoped they could convince Letizia to take Anderson's place if the Democrats picked Veits
waited until this week to announce his
interest in the treasurer's position because he
needed a green light from the compliance department of the firm he
represents.He has been a self-employed income tax specialist for more than a quarter century and a planning commissioner for 15 years.He's been the Planning Commission chairman for nine years.Veits
, a New Britain native, has been married to the former Patricia Dallaire for 34 years.He's
lived in Bristol since getting married.Veits earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Quinnipiac University in 1972.He is a past president of the Connecticut chapter of the National Association of Tax Professionals.Though he hasn't run for office before, he has been the campaign treasurer for several Democratic candidates in recent years.
The Bristol Press - Stortz's way or BDA?
Chairman Bill Veits of the Bristol Planning Commission also said he likes the mayor's plan."The more committees, the better," Veits said.
The Bristol Press - Planners see need for West End study
Chairman Bill Veits said the latest study of an area concentrated on the Route 72 corridorand involved several land-use officials and others interested in the area.But that study stopped when the highway reached downtown, said Veits.
"This could be a continuum of the Route 72 study that we did," said Veits
There is "a big mixture" of uses along Route 72 in the West End, said Veits
and other commissioners would like to see "some semblance of uniformity" in the area.
said it would not be limited to Route 72, but include surrounding roads as well.
The study should be separate from what the school board is doing with regard to Clara T. O'Connell School
said, but that when finished, the two could be combined for a broader view of the neighborhood.
"More heads are better than one," Veits
and Soares stressed that the idea is in the beginning stages.
"This is just a proposal," said Veits
."This is the first step.It's just a proposal to do a study."
Both commissioners said they'd like to see the city hire a consultant to do the work, though they said it isn't clear how much it would cost or whether the city would opt to pay for it.Veits
said it would likely cost less than $100,000 and could take a year or two to complete.
The Bristol Press
Those forking over $150 apiece to the campaign were Board of Finance member Chris Ziogas, Bristol Development Authority member John Driscoll, Planning Commission Chairman William Viets, city Councilor Craig Minor, city Councilor Tom Lavigne and former Mayor John Leone.