Joshua Steele Kelly

joshuasteelekelly@gmail.com
1-860-912-7624

From Representative Kelly

On November 7, 2017, the people of Waterford went to the polls to elect their representatives to the town's legislature. I won a seat on that body with a grand total of 549 votes, and was the highest vote-getter in the district. I am joined on the RTM by Pat Fedor (R), Paul Goldstein (R), Richard Muckle (R), Marc Balestracci (D), and Beth Sabilia (D) from District 3, and by many more from around town.

My campaign delivered literature to over 95% of registered voters in District 3, and I knocked on a total of over 1,500 doors as part of my outreach. I've very much enjoyed my time getting to know the people of Waterford throughout this process, and I look forward to serving you over the next two years. While my campaign primarily focused on governmental transparency, environmentalism, and the local economy, I want to use my time on the RTM to best serve you. Please never hesitate to reach out with any questions, concerns, or ideas that you have for the town. Together, we can give Waterford direction and inspire a vision for the future.

Yours truly,

-Josh Kelly

Contacting Josh

If you have a question, concern, or would simply like to get in touch, please see the information below or the form to the right.


Email: joshuasteelekelly@gmail.com


Phone: 1-860-912-7624


Mail: 70 Oswegatchie Road

         Waterford, CT 06385


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Legislative Proposals

A major issue that Josh aims to address is the lack of information that is communicated between the town government and the residents of the town. In an effort to ensure that the public can better be aware of, understand, and make their voices heard about actions of the RTM, you will find a list of proposals currently being considered by bodies of the RTM. If you have any questions about these topics, please email Josh at joshuasteelekelly@gmail.com. Residents of the town are always welcome to attend any meeting of the RTM, including committee meetings.
Proposal
Introduced by
Committee
RTC
Current Status
Date of Next Action
Update of Ch. 2.04 RTM Rules
S. Driscoll (D4)
Legislation & Administration
12/4/17
In Committee
3/1/18, 7:30pm, Town Hall
Harbor Management Ordinance
Unknown
Legislation & Administration
6/15/17
In Committee
3/1/18, 7:30pm, Town Hall
Single-Use Plastic Bag Tax
A. Frascarelli (D1)
N/A
N/A
Sent to Moderator for RTC
4/2/18, 7pm, Town Hall
Fracking Waste Ban Ordinance
B. Welch-Collins (D2)
N/A
N/A
Sent to Moderator for RTC
6/4/18, 7pm, Town Hall
Town Parking Ordinance
Unknown
Public Protection & Safety
6/5/17
In Committee
TBA
Status of Paid Firemen
Unknown
Public Protection & Safety
6/6/16
In Committee
TBA
Community Use of Schools Ordinance Review
Unknown
Education
1/18/18
In Committee
TBA
Noise Ordinance Review
J. Kelly (D3)
Public Health, Recreation, & Environment
2/5/18
In Committee
TBA
Review of Ch. 2.04 RTM Rules
Unknown
Legislation & Administration
12/3/12
Reported Out with No Action Taken
Final Action Taken

Proposals are sorted by the date on which the next action will be taken, with items being acted on soonest at the top. Any proposal that has been adopted or dropped by the RTM will be listed for a period of one year after the final action was taken before it is removed from the above list. Last updated 2/9/18.

Public Offices, Past & Present

As of January 2018

Representative Town Meeting, D3

2017 - Present

Josh was elected to Waterford's Representative Town Meeting on November 7th, 2017, as the highest vote-getter in the race. He was joined in his victory with the success of six other Green-endorsed candidates, four of whom were also the highest vote-getters in their respective races. The win is historical for the Waterford Greens, who now hold the record for the largest proportion of a legislative body to be held by the Green Party in New England history.

As a part of his time on the RTM, Josh has served as the Chairman of the body's Legislation & Administration standing committee and sits on the town's Long Range Fiscal Planning Committee.

Justice of the Peace

2017 - Present

Josh was appointed as a Justice of the Peace for the State of Connecticut in January, 2017. A Justice of the Peace is a local officer of the judicial branch empowered to try minor cases, recommend cases for trial, and perform civil ceremonies, such as marriages and oath taking. For more information about performing marriages, please click here.

Conservation Commission, Alternate

2016 - Present

Josh was appointed by the Waterford Board of Selectmen as an alternate to the town's Conservation Commission in 2016. The Commission focuses on deliberating over project proposals that may affect or alter inland wetlands or other key natural resources. He was reappointed to a five-year term in 2017.

Zoning Board of Appeals, Alternate

2015 - 2017

Josh was elected as an alternate to the Zoning Board of Appeals as a Green with over 2,000 votes in the 2015 municipal elections. The Zoning Board of Appeals hears appeals from residents regarding zoning regulations, evaluates requests for interpretations, and approves or denies dimensional and use variances. For more information about these processes, please contact Josh or the Waterford planning and development department.