He’s Making a List and Checking It Twice….

26Nov08

No, not Santa…

Ex-chief leads student residency dragnet
By RICHARD WEIZEL
Staff writer
Updated: 11/25/2008 10:41:19 PM EST

STRATFORD — Retired Police Chief Michael Imbro has been hired by the Board of Education to revamp and upgrade the school district’s aggressive program cracking down on out-of-town students from attending town schools.

Imbro, 63, who retired as police chief nearly two years ago and is collecting an annual pension of $65,000 after 38 years in the department, was hired by the school board last month to take over as the new student registration enforcement officer.

School officials “called me and asked if I was interested, and I’m not somebody who likes to sit around,” said Imbro. “With my extensive police background and knowledge of the town I know I can make a difference and help find students who don’t live in town. I have some innovative ideas that I expect to implement in the coming months.”

Supt. of Schools Irene Cornish said she and Chief Operating Officer Ben Branyan decided to ask Imbro to take over for the former head of the program, Ed Bonowitz, who retired about a month ago. Cornish said the school board unanimously approved hiring Imbro.

The superintendent said Imbro is being paid $34.52 an hour, or about $700 a week, for the 20-hour part-time job, and by adding the salary for a full-time secretary, the program has the same $75,000 cost as before.

“When I came here five years ago one of the major problems in the district were out-of-town students attending Stratford schools, and we were determined to reduce the numbers by creating a program to specifically investigate suspicious residency situations,” Cornish said. “Ed [Bonowitz], a former truant officer, did an excellent job. But as a longtime law-enforcement officer and police chief, Mike [Imbro] can take the program to an even higher level.”

Both Cornish and Imbro said hundreds of students, whose legal address is not in town, are discovered each year to be attending Stratford’s public schools. They say while they can “sympathize” with parents who want their students to attend a better school system, Stratford cannot afford to educate pupils who don’t live here.

“In many cases it’s very sad and not easy to tell a student he or she can no longer attend our school system,” Cornish said. “But it costs on average about $10,000 to educate students in Stratford, $44,000 for special education students, and these are costs we cannot absorb.”

Imbro said he intends to “implement innovative changes” to make the program more effective.

“It takes a great deal of investigative work to prove that a Stratford student is actually living outside the town,” Imbro said. “But I have extensive contacts and know the area. I expect to take an already excellent program and make it even better.”

Both Imbro and former Town Clerk Patricia Ulatowski agreed to what some council members thought was a “sweet-heart” deal offered by Mayor James R. Miron when they left their jobs in March 2007. The deal guarantees them annual 2 percent pension increases for life beginning at age 65.

“Sweet-heart”? That is the first time I’ve ever read “Sweet-heart” and “Miron” in the same sentence. He gave them the deal out of the goodness of his heart? Or was it out of the goodness of our pocketbooks?

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23 Responses to “He’s Making a List and Checking It Twice….”

  1. 1 1george1

    Hmmm?

    $ 700 a week for 20 hours of “work.” = $ 36,400 annually
    Year 2,000 Defined Benefit Plan = $ 65,000 annually

    5 years of 401 a with Town Matching Contributions?

    I wonder if my e-mail Monday stirred up a need for
    adding “protection” and “circling the wagons?”

    Julian
    Kubec
    Forester
    Moore
    J Burturla
    R Burturla
    J Miron
    bcc 😉

  2. 2 jezebel282

    George,

    Imbro works 19.5 hours/week.

    No benefits.

    He would still be Chief of Police drawing a regular salary if Miron hadn’t forced him out. Neither he nor Pat Ulatowski had any intention of retiring. Mike already had 38 years in and Pat had 39 years. Another year (maybe two) they would have retired anyway.

    But Miron offered them both an unheard of pension deal if they left immediately. Miron’s orders to Haddad (remember him?) “Just run the f*****g numbers, I don’t care what it costs.” Why? Because by statute, he couldn’t just fire them (like everyone else) and he knew he couldn’t control them.

    Here’s a test: try to get Pat Ulatowski to do something she doesn’t want to do. Then let me know what hospital they took you to.

    If I were either of those two, I would hire a full time nurse and bodyguard just to make sure I lived long enough to collect my 2% increase every year for as long as possible. Remember…it’s 2% every single year compounded annually.

  3. 3 1george1

    Jeze,

    If you notice, I wrote nothing about Pat.

    Further, if you notice, Mike moved from the Defined Benefits Plan in 2000.
    Then put in 5 years in a 401a, allowing him to maximize both situations.

    Was a deal made in advance for Imbro to become Police Chief and retire once
    John Burturla did his time with Homeland Security and then with New Haven
    (for him to learn City / Town law / nuances, to be prepared to take over the
    Stratford Police force?

    If you note, Finance Directors tend to last about 5 years, get vested with
    their 401 a, and then keep moving on to new positions, perhaps because
    getting vested with 5 years gives them optimum financial benefit?

    Miron does what he is told to do.
    R. Burturla has access to BOTH PARTIES, STATE PARTY SUPPORT, and
    FEDERAL PARTY SUPPORT, via political connections.

    Jeze,
    You are not stupid, but you appear to be ignorant or willfully blind to
    the political realities which hath wrought havoc to Stratford, the CT.
    State, and the USA.

    The political justice system is no different to day than the findings of
    the (serpico era) Knapp Commission. Except, instead of Mafia controlling
    the political parties / Judges / Police, other groups took over the top
    of the Pyramid.

    For now, Burturlas / Mirons / Berchems are KINGS.
    Perhaps they will maintain and extend power.

    However, if the real power is in the hands of those people who look
    at the world as a TEXAS HOLDEM GAME, they and the rest of us are
    in deep doo – doo.

    Thanks to YOUR CREW and INEPT PETITIONERS, you handed them RIGHTS
    to eliminate PETITIONS and REFERENDUMS, so they can do as they please,
    until one of YOUR FACTION committs VIOLENCE, due to future BETRAYALS.

    In 1991, the people of Stratford created a precedent with Refenedums.
    The scum bags waited 17 years to overturn those victories.
    While certain people identify with the number 17 and know that things
    benefitted them, trusting the DEVIL to NOT turn and betray you is a game
    I would never play.

    Why would anyone in power, once they consolidated power, trust anyone
    who was willing to sell out their fiduciary obligations to Constitutional,
    Ethical, Legal, Moral, and Civic repsonsiblities?

    To protect and serve ….

    Why isn’t the sentence finished?

    Because the USA Political Justice System is SELF SERVING, PROTECTING
    the CRIMINALS who run the SYSTEM.

    You handed BURTURLA / MIRON the means towards YOUR DESTRUCTION.

    In MONDAY’S PENSION MEETING, there was a 1996 legally ruling that Burtula
    passed out. It was about DISABILITY PENSIONS. Burturla advised the Council
    to be sure it was an avenue they wanted to go down?

    That tells me that Burturla was knowledgeable about certain things in the
    PENSION arena, and dispite Fiduciary obligation, allowed things to happen.

    It further tells me that if certain roads are travelled, it opens cans of worms.

    And Jeze, who were the people who had MANAGEMENT OVERSIGHT and
    FIDUCIARY OBLIGATIONS, during these times?

    Some people you admire and count as virtuous?
    Some people you dislike and believe dishonest?
    Some people who just “go along?”

    Maybe you should check “the Manual?”

  4. 4 1george1

    The DEVIL can quote SCRIPTURE.

    Further the DEVIL …

    …Edited by Jezebel for relevance….

  5. 5 jezebel282

    George,

    “If you notice, I wrote nothing about Pat.”

    No guts, huh?

    “Was a deal made in advance for Imbro to become Police Chief and retire once John Burturla did his time with Homeland Security”

    That would sure be a surprise to Imbro since he resisted every move Miron made.

    “Jeze, you are not stupid,”

    Gee, thanks.

    “Thanks to YOUR CREW and INEPT PETITIONERS, you handed them RIGHTS to eliminate PETITIONS and REFERENDUMS,”

    My crew? Inept?

    First of all, “crew”? The petitioners were opposed at every turn by Miron, Haddad, Pawluk and Buturla. There was no organized support from any Stratford organization; not the Police, not the Teachers, not the Firemen, not the DPW, not EMS, no one. Nonetheless, the petitioners were able to obtain 3,200+ verified signatures of registered voters within less than 90 days. Inept?

    And speaking of inept…there was ONE petitioner who couldn’t wait to get his hands on some blank petitions. It turns out that almost all of the signatures obtained by this petitioner were invalid because they either were not registered voters or didn’t even live in Stratford. I believe that petitioner’s name was George Mulligan.

    I also think that, at the time, this Mulligan guy was so supportive of the Charter petition he couldn’t wait to get involved.

    So if you are going to call anyone “inept”, George, I have a really good suggestion as to where you can start.

  6. 6 1george1

    Ok, Jeze

    You are right about the people who were not registered.
    However, I am handicapped and can not go door to door.
    You show you usual lack of empathy

    You mischaracterized me as being substancially supportive.
    The petitions were dropped off and picked up.
    I developed significant misgivings when contacts strongly suggested the
    Petitioner were being used by the MIRONS / BURTURLAS who use the
    REVERSE LOGIC and COUNTER INTUITIVE positioning to create plausible
    deniability and get useful idiots, like YOU and I to help them get their
    desired position:

    “The petitioners were opposed at every turn by Miron, Haddad,
    Pawluk and Buturla.”

    Is that the same Mayor James Miron who
    1) was against the Mayor form of government?
    2) created a minority report warning about abuses? Then implemented?
    3) that was against the LBW sale, before he became for the Sales with
    FLAWED agreement?
    4) that uses the Republicans as foils, as they play good cop – bad cop.

    So, if I was wary of the end result, but could get easy signatures,
    where perhaps 1/2 of 50 signatures turned out to be unRegistered
    and at least 1/2 were definitely registered – why should I go out of
    my way to take part in a carnard run by OVER PENSIONED, INSENSITVE,
    SELF CENTERED, POWER HUNGRY, PETITIONERS who could care less
    about senior citizens, school children, business people, and residents,
    while they LIED about the PETITIONS in order to collect signatures.

    Was a deal made in advance for Imbro to become Police Chief and retire once John Burturla did his time with Homeland Security”

    That would sure be a surprise to Imbro since he resisted every move Miron made.

    – Maybe. Maybe Imbro lied to you or your contacts?
    Did he tell you about his 401 a AND retirement from DEFINED BENEFIT PLAN as
    of 2000?
    Didn’t he get hired for a nonshow job for $ 36,400 a year from the other political
    arm in town, Board of Ed, where double dippers abound?
    Mighty convienent. Get fired.
    Collect Pensions and have plausible deniability to be hired where another
    whole base of pensions can be collected, effectively almost doubling the
    PENSIONS, instead of adding a tiny percent, IF ANYTHING.

    I will accept INEPT.
    Will you accept that you and your friends are LIARS and THIEVES?

  7. 7 1george1

    I wonder how many of the students Imbro will identify as not living in Stratford,
    have already been identified by people already being paid to monitor that issue,
    which has been spot lighted as an issue by the administration, which are all
    POLITICAL APPOINTEES.

    Not that they are not qualified.
    They are qualified and capable, and often very good people.

    However every government in the world, good / bad / whatever – can find
    qualified people to carry out political agendas.

  8. 8 1george1

    In April 1995 – I contacted Stratford Police Chief Mossman, U. S. Attorney
    Chris Droney, and certain other people about a series of
    “apparently natural deaths.”

    September 2004 – Civil Jury Trial in Hartford Federal Court, with Burturla’s
    law firm defending 3 active police & deceased Mossman, Berchem’s /Burturla’s
    buddy Larry Merly’s nephew show up into my law firm and was last minute rep
    for my trial.

    John Williams refused to file “personally vs. Mossman only.”

    Untrue / rigged trial verdict was 7th anniversay of my uncle (godfather’s)
    (best friend) death.

    Mossman – Imbro – John Burturla – Rich Burturla – Miron > all have EXCEL
    SPREAD SHEET about SERIES of DEATHS, they refuse to INVESTIGATE.

    WHY refuse to INVESTIGATE?

    Maybe when your patrons and relatives are MURDERERS, THIEVES, CHEATS,
    TRAITORS, INSIDER TRADERS, DRUG TRAFFIC FACILITIATORS … ?

    Notice, I did NOT claim Mossman, Imbro, or Droney actually committed
    those types of crimes. So don’t misquote or mischaracterize me as is your
    modus operendi…

    However each has INVESTIGATORY / PROSECUTION DISCRETION, unless
    they ACT under the COLOR of the LAW?

    Imbro is more personable and comparatively jovial, compared to Mossman.
    Imbro is comparatively very decent, compared to others and far more than
    certain others at National Level.
    R. B. is simply greedy.
    But the BLUE WALL of the GRANDLODGE appears to TRUMP Fiduciary
    duties, CONSTITUTIONAL and LEGAL duties.

    I respect the Blue Laws and the good done by most Masonry, and the
    mensch of every culture.

  9. 9 freedomofspeach

    Why is this not on Georges own page?

    George, for the last time, they refuse to investigate because there is nothing to investigate. Its all in your mind.

  10. 10 nnanerak

    Amen, FOS, AMEN!

  11. 11 1george1

    A mind is a terrible thing to waste, as is a life.

    On what evidence do FOS and nnaneraK base their opinions about a
    series of people who are indesputeably dead, and may be murdered
    by patrons of Mirons / Burturlas / certain police and political people,
    who have pathology capabilty to mask murder to appear as natural?

    This page is about Imbro and then Jeze’s defense of Imbro.

    I challenged Jeze’s position and belief. I expanded my challenge about
    my good friend Chief Imbro, who is not a bad person.

    FOS – in a court of LAW, if a point is not contested, then it can be
    accepted as fact, because it was unchallenged. Correct or incorrect?
    Ergo, I have a right to counter Jeze’s positions on this page, correct?

    because I do not believe the things you believe, you and other claimed
    for months that I was wrong about the DJIA and the Pension endangered.
    > Mr. Lee virtually admitted it dipped below $ 80 million as of late last week,
    and coming back to perhaps $ 82 – 83 million, as I had been warning about
    for 2 years. Am I incorrect?
    > The NEW ACTUARY REPORT will state the Fully funded number to exceed
    $ 210 Million to $ 220 Million range – ABETTED by the OVERSIGHT of Police
    Chief Mossman / Imbro / Burturla – Managers Barhart / Feeney / Branyan
    and Mayor Miron – Attorneys Burturla (Berchem’s crew) / Kelly / Florek
    and others.
    > But Imbro is smack dab in the middle of the whole O. T. PENSION mess,
    in his 38 years on the Department, just like Burturla and the Butternuts.
    > If the Dow stays around 9,000 until July, over $ 10 million will have been
    paid to the OVER and UNDER PENSIONED and the $ 85,499,000, will become
    $ 75,000,000 thanks in no small part to those who protect and serve ….
    I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO KNOWS THIS.

    THAT IS WHY THE PARTIES NEEDED TO ELIMINATE THE GRANDFATHERED RIGHTS,
    SO THEY WOULD NOT HAVE TO FACE ANOTHER SERIES OF REFERENDUMS.

    However, I know a secret.

    Actually, I know many secrets.

    The strange thing, is that I have exculpitory information which benefits
    all of you who have been living off the Public Trough.

    I wonder if I could keep you and your friends out of Jail and not lose all
    of your assets, would you insist I was crazy, or would you welcome my help.

    If I could show ways to at least partially solve the financial problems of the
    town, in a way everyone still is far better off than any in the private sector,
    of course NONE of you would welcome that help either.

    This much I will grant you FOS. THAT too is in my mind!

    FOS and nnanerak, I know you care as much about innocent people and
    or people that are not your loved ones or patrons or clients as much
    (or little) as Mike Reynolds or Miron / Burturla. The readers and posters
    on this closed circuit of a blog have limited horizons of empathy and an
    expanded sense of schedenfreude and sadism, which is indoctrination
    of Rites, Rote, culture, and Blue Wall mentality, of which my boy Mike
    spent about 60 % of his life. As George Pratt Schultz said during the Iran
    Contra hearings – people can become captives of the organization they
    are charged with leading. (It is NOT a BAD thing to champion a department
    which you run, but it can become a BAD thing to lose sight of primary
    obligations or to be co-opted by “fraternal” and “political” objectives.

    Right Mikey? I am aware, Mikey has access to information for this blog,
    both directly and indirectly!

    Interesting that EACH of you have absolutely NO INTEREST in a SUBJECT
    that is about patrons of the people you blog “that you detest.”

    A-men.
    Bee-men
    C-men
    De-man
    Amen, say halleleuja RED DEVILS and BULL dogs!

  12. 12 jezebel282

    George,

    “However, I am handicapped and can not go door to door.”

    Now you are handicapped? Who asked you to go door to door? You could have set up a card table and chair outside of Clough’s Hardware (Evelyn would have given you permission) or any number of other merchants and collected signatures. You could have set one up outside of a polling place on election night and been out in the cold and wind like the rest of us.

    “You show you usual lack of empathy”

    You call me inept and it is ME who shows a lack of empathy?

    “I developed significant misgivings when contacts strongly suggested the Petitioner were being used by the MIRONS / BURTURLAS who use the REVERSE LOGIC and COUNTER INTUITIVE positioning to create plausible deniability”

    George, honest to goodness…sometimes you are so full of..I was going to say FOS, but I didn’t want FOS to think I was talking about him/her….but you get the idea, George.

    You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about, George. NONE, let me repeat that, NONE of the petitioners were connected in anyway to anybody. Had that been the case, I would have walked away immediately. In fact, no one was “in charge”.

    “and get useful idiots, like YOU and I to help them get their desired position:”

    Great minds think alike, huh?

    “why should I go out of my way to take part in a carnard run by OVER PENSIONED, INSENSITVE, SELF CENTERED, POWER HUNGRY, PETITIONERS who could care less
    about senior citizens, school children, business people, and residents, while they LIED about the PETITIONS in order to collect signatures.”

    WTF are you talking about? How can you lie about a petition? The petition wording was right at the top. In an easily read font. And you didn’t go out of your way. You set up station at Mr. P’s and that was the extent of your way.

    “Will you accept that you and your friends are LIARS and THIEVES?”

    You want me to accept that I am a liar and a thief? My entire answer to you, George, would consist of two words (hint: one of them is a verb).

    “This page is about Imbro and then Jeze’s defense of Imbro.”

    My defense of Imbro? What blog are you reading, George? I merely stated that he works 19.5 hours/week and gets no other benefits. All you had to do was ask him. Imbro will talk to ANYONE…even you, George.

    In the future, I would suggest that if you start slinging mud that you should expect to get some thrown back.

  13. 13 freedomofspeach

    “On what evidence do FOS and nnaneraK base their opinions about a
    series of people who are indesputeably dead, and may be murdered
    by patrons of Mirons / Burturlas / certain police and political people,
    who have pathology capabilty to mask murder to appear as natural?”

    Your failure to produce one piece of evidence other than they are dead. No other facts exist that meet any level of reality. Its tragic, and I am sorry for your losses, but in all the rants that you have posted you have never produced anything that rises or resembles a fact that denotes the remote possibility that any crime or conspiracy has been committed linking any deaths.

    I don’t like Miron or the Buturlas. I would love to see them doing the perp walk. But it takes a very “special” person to try and link them to some deaths many years ago through some sort of conspiracy theory.

    George, you are not that important that forces of darkness are killing off your friends and family. It is clearly a paranoid delusion, one of many you seem to have, that you really need to move on from.

    “I challenged Jeze’s position and belief. I expanded my challenge about
    my good friend Chief Imbro, who is not a bad person.”

    And then you go way out of it talking about deaths related to you that you have continually ranted about being crimes.

    “FOS – in a court of LAW, if a point is not contested, then it can be
    accepted as fact, because it was unchallenged. Correct or incorrect?
    Ergo, I have a right to counter Jeze’s positions on this page, correct?”

    During trial, in a court of law. Do you see the difference?? You have a right to free speech, and a limited right to rant on this web blog, but get it out of your head that there is some given legal right for you to bring up the most ridiculous and unsubstantiated things and demand they be taken as the truth.

    When you do this, it just confirms that you are unstable mentally, and I for one, just disregard anything else you say as rants of a lunatic.

  14. 14 1george1

    FOS –

    What I found is that there are politics, police, and military which have
    a certain mindset in creating people like Job from the Book of Job…

    …Edited by Jezebel for relevancy…

    Miron / Burturla /others do not know who really pulls the strings.
    They limit who

  15. 15 mikereynolds

    It would appear that George has lost his tinfoil hat again.

    In a pinch I think you can use a metal strainer.

  16. 16 freedomofspeach

    Whats the phase of the lunar cycle? Maybe we can plot this thing, and I can just not bother to read anything he writes during his “fog” stage.

    Él está tan loco

  17. 17 nnanerak

    George,
    First, I would like to state that I truly am sorry for all the losses that you have had to endure that have clearly had a profound effect on you. My agreement with FOS was simply that, I agree that I am sick of reading the same old, same old from you and you have never produced on ounce of evidence other than “spread” sheets that were “self” generated. If you can show me VIABLE evidence I would be helping you find justice, but I have asked many many people and they all have very similar answers-if you had given them anything evidentiary in nature they would have jumped at the OT to investigate. That basically says it for me-most cops love to break a good case and they love the $$$ that goes along with it. Most cops won’t lift a finger if there is no credibility to the case and rightfully so-it would be a waste of taxpayer $$$ and make the dept look bad. The Stratford dept is currently probably the worst in the north east kindness of the current administration’s antics and lack of ethics. We have a national reputation being used as examples of corruption (political and administrative)in college level ethic classes in several universities in different parts of the country, we don’t need anything else to make it look worse. So put up or shut up comes to mind with regard to your theories.
    Second, if you want to recieve empathy-try giving some. We have begged you to stop with the history laden conspiracy diatribes. Can’t you feel OUR pain?????

    Third, I never “based an opinion” other than agreeing with FOS that enough is enough.

    Fourth, I agree with Jez’s response completely. You should have been collecting other petition signatures than at Mr.P’s (as your handicapp has never prevented you from going to or through that door so you also must be able to walk to and through others), if you were SO dedicated to the cause. You have been told about a hundred or more times that this CRC didn’t take away any rights to referendum, if we have lost them they were lost long BEFORE the 2% cap issue and CRC #1–the 2% cap issue actually solidifies the opinion of those that disagree the town attorney’s opinion–it shows that you can have an ammended charter and retain those rights. Though we will not know for sure until someone takes it before a judge.
    So once again-enough already about losing rights that we don’t appear to have lost-yet.

    And finally-I am not sure if you are having delusions of granduer or you really can solve the $$$ woes of the town-if you really think you can solve them, write it out clearly, coherently and without all the history laden conspiracy diatribes then buy a page in the newpaper and run it. If council uses it they use it, if they don’t , they don’t, but the readership of the paper will know that you tried you best to be helpful. If you really have all these supposed secrets maybe you should share them on your page. If you keep them”secret” you are in the same paralell as the royal suite, you just don’t reap the financial gain-yet.
    In the meantime please have some EMPATHY for the people who frequent this site, if you are going to go on a rant or diatribe please put it on the page that Jez was kind enough to give you–we are getting carpal tunel from scrolling and migraines from reading the same old redundant stuff–stay on topic please.

    Jez, FOS, Mike–I know what we can get George for Christmas…..

  18. Nnanerek.

    Can you explain your comment about super bowl parties hosted by the mayor at town hall? Is he having these parties during work hours or on superbowl sunday? Who is paying for the refreshments? Please don’t tell me the taxpayer!!!!!

  19. 20 nnanerak

    apparently the tv in his office far exceeds the one at home, you have to ask him about the gatherings….or you can ask the EMS member(s) that responded when he thought he was having a heart attack during one of these gatherings(not this season). That was kept on the qt as he didn’t want it making headlines with regard to entertaining in the royal suite on a sunday.

  20. 21 jezebel282

    nnanerak,

    “you can ask the EMS member(s) that responded ”

    Just like a car crash. You don’t want to look but…..

  21. Good grief!

  22. 23 jezebel282

    Cyclops,

    You are surprised?


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