Commission for Persons with Disabilities 

Bristol, CT 06010


Meeting Agenda

September 13, 2023


7:00 PM – Bristol Public Library, Community Room 2 and Virtual Format


Our Mission

To promote inclusion and improve the quality of life for people in Bristol with a disability, by providing

a network of partnerships with local resources that foster self-sufficiency, dignity, and respect


Reasonable Accommodation Statement

The Bristol Commission for Persons with Disabilities is committed to equal access to, and participation in, all meetings and Commission-sponsored programs and events. Individuals who require an accommodation in order to fully participate, including physical access, communication assistance, or other special need, should contact Daniel A. Micari at, at least seven business days prior to the scheduled meeting, program, or event.




Call to order 

Pledge of Allegiance

Approval of Minutes: June 14, 2023


Presentations: Mayor Jeffrey Caggiano       

                         Topic: Update on City Projects


                         Dawn Leger, Bristol Grants Administrator

                         Topic: Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)






New/Current Business

*Jon Sahlin: Announcement regarding the upcoming ASL-Palooza! Performance

*Chairman Micari: Update on Bus Route 502/229 Corridor

*Chairman Micari: Evaluation of the Commission table at Farmers’ Market 

      on June 24, August 5, September 9 and the Rockwell Park Festival on 

      August 19

*Commissioner Bajurny: 

      A. Discussion regarding September 9 workshop on self-advocacy to Deaf 

           people in medical settings

      B. Update on the purchase of smoke detectors by Fire Chief Richard Hart


Old Business




Chairman Micari: At Executive Director Mary Etter’s request, a Letter of 

      Endorsement to Connecticut Community Investment Fund on behalf of Bristol 

      Adult Resource Center (BARC). If awarded, this grant will support additional 

      program space, specifically for persons with autism and for employment 



Public Participation


Motion to adjourn:                   Meeting adjourned:


Next meeting: October 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM, Bristol Public Library

Presentation: Registrars of Voters

                          Ballot Review and Demonstration of Adaptive Voting System


             Submitted by,   

             Ruth Ann Graime, Secretary


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