Tuesday, February 28, 2017


BOARD OF FINANCE

FEBRUARY 14, 2017


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DRAFT
Attendance:  Chairman John Grabowski, Sharon Huxley, John Ford IV, Robert Brinton Jr., Melissa Spear joined the meeting at 7:20 p.m., Sally Huyser joined the meeting at 7:55 p.m.
Visitors:  Charles Dumais, Amity Superintendent, Terry Loomis, Scott Cleary, Jamie Stirling, Fran Doba, Thomas Broesler
Chairman Grabowski called the meeting of the Board of Finance to order at 7:10 p.m.  The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Grabowski call for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of February 7, 2017.  The motion of approval was moved by Sharon Huxley and seconded by Robert Brinton Jr.  There were no changes to the minutes.  The minutes were accepted on a vote of four yes votes.  Melissa and Sally were not present for approval of minutes.
CHANGE IN ORDER ON AGENDA
Chairman Grabowski asked the Board of Finance if they minded moving the Amity Regional School budget presentation up on the agenda.  There were no objections.
AMITY REGIONAL SCHOOL BUDGET PRESENTATION
Charles Dumais, Superintendent of the Amity School District #5, gave a budget presentation.  Charles reported that Amity is one of the top ten schools in the nation.  He explained all the honors and accreditations the system has received in the fields of sports, theater as well as academics.  This budget presentation has an increase of 1.95% overall from last year.  Due to decreasing enrollment in Bethany the difference to Bethany over last year will be a decrease of .86% in Bethany’s allocation. 
When the presentation was complete, Board of Finance members asked questions.  Robert Brinton Jr. commented “why is the Board of Education of Amity so hostile about returning surplus”.  “We would like the money back rather than Amity spending it on projects.”  The Towns always have projects that would be nice to do also. 
The Board of Finance discussed briefly reducing Amity budget in proportion to where all would share the burden of the State reduction. 
WOODBRIDGE YOUTH BUDGET ALLOCATION FISCAL YEAR 2016-17
There was an error in the appropriation for Woodbridge Youth in the budget of 2016-17 of $489.  Woodbridge Youth is requesting that this amount be corrected as they will be short for some of the programs they are planning.  Without a vote the Board of Finance agreed to allow the line item to go over budget.
DR. PLUMMER FUND
Discussion about the Dr. Plummer Fund was tabled as a resolution is needed to complete the transaction of withdrawal to reimburse the General Fund.
 
ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment was called at 9:20 p.m. after a motion was moved by Sharon Huxley and seconded by John Ford IV.  The vote taken was unanimous.
 
                                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,
 
                                                                                                                June G. Riley
                                                                                                                Clerk, Board of Finance
 
 
 
 
 


BETHANY CEMETERY COMMISSION
 
MINUTES
 
January 30, 2017
 
 
The meeting was called to order by Chair Kris Sullivan at 7:35 pm.  In attendance were members Will Brinton, Mary Ehrler and Kris Sullivan.
 
Minutes:  The minutes of the meeting of December 19, 2016 were reviewed.  Mary made a motion, seconded by Will, to accept them as submitted.  The motion passed unanimously.
 
Carrington Cemetery maps:  We received both a paper and mylar copy of the Section D map, along with a bill from Nafis and Young.  Will agreed to file the mylar at the Town Clerk’s Office so it could be referenced in cemetery deeds.  Will made a motion, seconded by Kris, to approve the bill for $490 and the motion passed unanimously.
 
Rules & Regulations:  Kris and Carol Goldberg will discuss where we are as far as rules and regulations before our next meeting.
 
Lot Fees: Ellen Cleary has asked to purchase cemetery lot(s) at the lower price in effect before July 1, 2016 due to the fact she requested them in the past and was declined because of the mapping project.  The consensus was this should be forwarded to the Board of Selectmen since we are not empowered to establish lot fees.  It was also agreed that a discussion should take place between this commission and the Selectmen to establish an end date to future requests to waive the higher fees.
 
Congregational Cemetery:  There has been some discussion between the town and the Congregational Church about the town taking over the ownership and management of their cemetery on Amity Road.  We will follow these developments and schedule a site visit at some point in the near future to take a look at this cemetery.
 
Adjournment:  Mary made a motion, seconded by Kris, to adjourn the meeting at 8:14 pm.  The motion passed unanimously.
 
 
 
 
William L. Brinton,
Acting Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN
FEBRUARY 13, 2017

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DRAFT
Attendance:  First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors:  Attorney Kevin McSherry, Fran Doba, Jim Rawson, William Brinton, Paul Bongiovanni
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of January 23, 2017.  The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea.  The minutes were approved on a unanimous vote without change.
TAX REFUNDS
Selectman Shea moved to refund to Allan & Margaret Holbrook the sum of $313.32, to Amity Road LLC the sum of $14.21, to Vincent Ciarleglio the sum of $4,290.18, to Arthur and Jamie Calabrese the sum of $4,168.24, to Katherine O’Shea the sum of $30.00, to Robert Smolensky the sum of $2,077.82, to Bradford Buchta the sum of $13.28 and to Danielle Castro the sum of $7.38 all for overpayment of taxes.  Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion.  The vote taken was unanimous. 
ADDITION TO AGENDA
Selectman Hurlburt moved to add ScanOptics to the agenda of this meeting.  The motion was seconded by Selectman Shea.  The vote taken was unanimous.   
SCANOPTICS
Paul Bongiovanni, Director of Business at ScanOptics was present to give the Board of Selectmen an introduction to ScanOptics and to explain how their product could save valuable space at Town Hall by scanning records and important Building Department maps and files.  Not only would it save space but the information would be available much more efficiently and easy to retrieve if it were on the computer.   The estimated start- up cost would be between $9,000 to $12,000.  The scanning would start with the present records and work back.  Depending on how far back the Town would want to go would determine the total cost.  The total implementation could be done over a period of time depending on available funding.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
COMMITTEE FOR ANNEXES
The Board of Education have decided that the Annexes are no longer needed for school use.  The Selectmen will need to appoint a committee to look at other uses for these buildings.  Park and Recreation is looking for space to expand their programs.  The Selectmen will need to appoint a committee to evaluate and determine the best use of these buildings. 
STATE OF CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR’S BUDGET
The Selectmen discussed the $1,300,000 being cut from Municipal and Education Grants in the Governor’s budget for the Town of Bethany.   Some of the cuts discussed were passing the cost of teacher retirement to the towns to fund, the cost of the Resident Trooper would increase from 85% to 100 %, plus an extra charge of $750 for each constable and a $3,000 fee for cost of administration for the constables, all to be sent to the State of Connecticut.
Another pending issue which would increase our budget is the issue of regionalizing health  districts.  If this happens the cost could be ten times what we now pay with QVHD. 
ANY OTHER MATTER PROPER TO COME BEFORE THE MEETING
A memo was received from Jeanne DelVecchio regarding a rider on the Senior bus, purchasing alcoholic beverages and bringing them on to the bus.  The Selectmen discussed the matter and determined that if they did not open the container and the contents were left it in the bag from the store than it was acceptable.
ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment was called at 8:45 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea.
 
                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,
 
                                                                                                June G. Riley
                                                                                                Secretary, Board of Selectmen   


BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2017
DRAFT
 
Attendance:  First Selectman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors:  Town Attorney, Kevin McSherry, Fran Doba
 
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:30 p.m. The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting of January 9, 2017.  The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea.  The minutes were approved on a unanimous vote without change.
 
TAX REFUNDS
Selectman Shea moved the motion to refund to Arkady L. Gordon for the sum of $42.42, Kristine Sullivan for the sum of $50.06 and for Patricia Glazer for the sum of $157.22, for a grand total of $249.70, all for overpayment of taxes.  The motion was seconded by Selectman Hurlburt.  The vote taken was unanimous.
 
PLANNING GRANT APPLICATION
First Selectman Gorski indicated she reached out to Hiram Peck for information on this grant process but was not able to speak with him as of yet.
 
CORRESPONDENCE
There was no correspondence to discuss at this time.
 
COMMISSION APPOINTMENT RECOMMENDATIONS
Selectman Shea recommended two (2) candidates for appointment to the Inland Wetlands Commission.  Robert Huxley (R), 340 Old Mill Road and Alexander Westphal, 154 Sperry Road.  First Selectman Gorski will provide the contact information to IW Chair, Alexandra Breslin.
 
POST MEETING NOTE:  PER WILL BRINTON, ALEXANDER WESTPHAL IS NOT A REGISTERED VOTER IN BETHANY.  FRAN DOBA NOTIFIED THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN VIA EMAIL.
 
AMITY SCHOOL BUDGET
First Selectman Gorski told the board that, at last week’s BOF meeting, Chairman John Grabowski reported that the Amity BOE budget seemed to be holding steady at 2.86% increase.  She was concerned so she attended tonight’s ABOE Finance Committee meeting to voice her opinion about the potential budget increase.  She shared with the group that Governor Malloy told the COST members that while he was able to protect funding to the municipalities in past, it is getting more difficult to do that now. During the presentation she learned that the proposed budget has been reduced to 2.07% over last year and that Bethany’s contribution will actually be about $90,000 less than last year due to reduction in student enrollment.  She said she emphasized to the Finance Committee that, clearly, based on the results of the referendum in December, Amity taxpayers will support infrastructure maintenance and so Amity should go to the towns to approve costly maintenance projects rather than funding them in the operating budget. 
 
ADJOURNMENT
At 7:46PM Selectman Shea moved to adjourn the meeting.  Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion.  The vote taken was unanimous.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
 
Frances K. Doba
 

BOARD OF FINANCE
DECEMBER 13, 2016

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APPROVED
Attendance:  Chairman John Grabowski, Robert Brinton Jr., John Ford IV, Sharon Huxley, Melissa Spear, Sally Huyser joined the meeting at 8:45 P.M.
Visitors:  Sandra Welwood, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Michael Battista, Thomas Broesler
Chairman Grabowski called the meeting to order at 7:09 P.M.  The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Grabowski called for approval of the minutes of the meeting of November 15, 2016.  The motion was moved by Sharon Huxley and seconded by John Ford IV.  Robert Brinton moved to amend the minutes as follows:
Temporary Chairman Ford called for a motion to approve the minutes of January 12, 2016.  The motion was moved by Sally Huyser and seconded by Sharon Huxley to approve the minutes of the January 12, 2016 meeting.  Sally Huyser then moved to amend the minutes regarding the resolution passed at that meeting as follows:
The draft minutes of the January 12, 2016 meeting were amended by replacing the second paragraph under “Approval of Minutes” with the following:  The draft of May 5, 2015 minutes were amended to indicate that Robert Brinton Jr. voted no on the Elementary School and total Town budgets.  The Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes as amended.
The minutes of the November 15, 2016 meeting were approved as amended on a unanimous vote.
CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Chairman Grabowski gave a report to the Board of Finance on the recent Amity Finance Committee meeting.    The first draft of the Amity budget for 2017-18 was presented to the Finance Committee.  There was an overall increase of 2.86% in this budget.  The increases are due to less revenue from the State of Connecticut, addition of one teacher for $56,000, contractual increases of $500,000.  The state will not cover internet as they have in the past.  This will add another $68,000 to the budget.  There are some site repairs and site improvements also planned for next fiscal year which are in addition to the repairs being done with the bonding money.  The Bethany enrollment is down nineteen students.  Our portion of the budget will decrease $14,900 over last year if this is the budget that is approved..  Orange has the highest enrollment followed by Woodbridge.
MOVE AUDITORS REPORT UP ON THE AGENDA
Sharon Huxley made a motion to move Auditors Report up on the agenda.  Robert Brinton Jr. seconded the motion.  The vote taken was unanimous. 
 
 
AUDITORS REPORT
Sandra Welwood presented the draft of the Audit for 2016 and draft of the Communication of Internal Control to the Board of Finance.     She commented that for a town the size of Bethany that the debt levels are good.
The unassigned Fund Balance is 13.5% of expenditures at the end of the 2015-16 fiscal year. There were three reasons for the increase in the General Fund balance.  The Town received a surplus check from Amity, a good tax collection rate and an under-expenditure for Health Insurance.   Robert Brinton questioned the way the audit was presented showing the General Fund Balance vs. the Capital Reserve Fund balance on page 68 of the draft.  Robert also questioned the overage in the Board of Finance budget of $50,000 for the salary of the Finance Director.  He wanted it moved to the Selectmen’s account.  When this position was created it was determined that it would be a Selectmen’s budget item.   Discussion followed regarding the two issues raised by Robert.   An extension was not filed for submission of the audit to the State of Connecticut.  The deadline is December 31, 2016 for filing, therefore it is important to approve the audit at this meeting.  A draft of the audit had been sent to the Board members last week for their review.  After further discussion Sharon Huxley moved a motion to approve the draft of the audit with the corrections made regarding the salary transfer of the Finance Director, and modifications to further explain the changes in reporting of the Fund Balance vs. Capital Expenditure as had been done in previous audits.  Sally Huyser seconded the motion.  The vote taken was five yes votes and one no vote that of Robert Brinton Jr. 
CENTER STATION GARAGE DOORS
The north side door on the front of Center Station is broken.  The cost of repair is about $1,800.  Since this is an old door, repair was not recommended by Rod White.  The two front doors match and were put in about the same time.  Rod is recommending that both doors be replaced at a total cost of $6,000.  A Capital Expenditure was approved at the Annual Town Meeting of $10,000 to repair the septic system.  The final cost of repair was $4,700.  This left $5,300 in the Capital account.  Since Capital Expenditures have to be used for only what they are appropriated for, it was suggested that the balance be returned to the Capital Expenditure account and $6,000 be approved out of the Contingency Fund for this repair.  The motion was moved by Sharon Huxley and seconded by Sally Huyser.  The vote taken was unanimous. 
ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment was called at 9:45 P.M. after a motion was moved by Melissa Spear and seconded by Robert Brinton Jr.  The vote taken was unanimous.
 
                                                                                Respectfully submitted,
 
                                                                                June G. Riley
                                                                                Clerk, Board of Finance
 



BOARD OF FINANCE
JANUARY 10, 2017

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APPROVED
Attendance:  Chairman John Grabowski, Robert Brinton Jr., Sharon Huxley, John Ford IV, Melissa Spear, Sally Huyser
Visitors:  First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Francis Doba
Chairman Grabowski called the meeting of the Board of Finance to order at 7:11 p.m.  The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Chairman Grabowski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of December 13, 2016.  The motion of approval was moved by Robert Brinton Jr. and seconded by John Ford IV.  There were no changes to the minutes of this meeting.  The vote was called.  The vote of approval without change was unanimous.
AMEND MINUTES OF THE NOVEMBER 15, 2016 MEETING
According to Bond Counsel the minutes of the November 15, 2016 meeting of the Board of Finance had to be amended.  Chairman Grabowski called for a motion to amend the minutes of that meeting.
A motion was moved by Melissa Spear and seconded by Sally Huyser to amend the minutes of the meeting of November 15, 2016 at the January 11, 2017, by adding the following resolution that was on the November 15, 2016 agenda, and was voted and approved at that meeting, but omitted from the minutes:
RESOLVED, That the Board of Finance recommends to the Town Meeting that the Town of Bethany appropriate $1,625,000 for costs related to removal and upgrade of the public safety radio communications system for the Bethany Volunteer Fire Association and the Bethany Department of Public Works and related improvements and repairs which may include but are not limited to 4 antennas, 3 base stations, equipment shelters, radios and pagers and for costs related to the financing of the project.  The appropriation may be spent for design, construction, acquisition and installation costs, equipment, materials, engineering fees and other consultant fees, grant application and management costs, legal fees, net interest on borrowings and other financing costs, and other expenses related to the project or it’s financing.  A portion of the appropriation shall be applied to reimburse not in excess of $5,000 of expenditures from the Capital and Nonrecurring Fund for the preparation of Request for Proposals and selection of the vendor for the project funded by a transfer from the Contingency Fund, as approved by the Board of Finance on January 12, 2016.  The Board of Selectmen shall be authorized to determine the scope and the particulars of the project, and to reduce or modify the scope of the project as necessary or desirable; and the entire appropriation may be expended on the project as so reduced or modified.
FURTHER RESOLVED, That the Board of Finance recommends to the Town Meeting that the Town authorize the issuance of $1,625,000 bonds, notes and temporary notes to finance the appropriation.
The vote was called on this addition to amend the minutes of this meeting of November 15, 2016.  The vote taken was 5 yes votes and 1 abstention that of Chairman Grabowski as he was absent from the meeting.
First Selectwoman Gorski asked to amend under Selectmen’s Report that the Assistant Tax Collector had completed her certification. “We should have a policy to address salaries of people completing certification in place”.  Chairman Grabowski called the vote.  The vote taken was 5 yes and 1 abstention that of Chairman Grabowski as he was absent from the meeting.
CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Chairman Grabowski gave a report on the Amity Finance Committee meeting.  The Amity budget increase has not changed since the last Board of Finance meeting of 2.86%.  Each town will soon receive a check for their portion of last year’s surplus.  Amity will retain $195,000 and put it in Contingency for the repair of the Bethany Junior High School air handler. 
Chairman Grabowski would like all department budgets to be submitted to First Selectwoman Gorski by January 20, 2017.  He will make up a schedule for special meetings with each department being assigned a date to come to a Board meeting if necessary.  He would like to see a five year replacement schedule for equipment from both the Fire Department and the Highway Department submitted. 
The date for the Budget Hearing was tentatively set for the third Monday in April. 
FIRST SELECTWOMAN’S REPORT
First Selectwoman Gorski reported that she had a meeting with the Arborist from Eversource regarding tree trimming in Bethany.  Their plan is to trim seventy-two miles of power lines, beginning within the next two weeks. 
REVIEW OF BUDGET REPORT
Board members reviewed the expenditure report submitted by Tom Broesler, Finance Director.  The Board questioned why the Road Materials account is overspent by $50,000.  Tom was not present to answer any questions regarding the report. 
ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment was called at 8:04 p.m. after a motion was moved by Sally Huyser and seconded by Melissa Spear.  The vote taken was unanimous.
                                                                                    Respectfully submitted,
                                                           
                                                                                                                June G. Riley
                                                                                                                Clerk, Board of Finance




MINUTES OF THE BETHANY INLAND WETLANDS COMMISSION REGULAR MEETING OF MONDAY, JANU
 
 
The regular meeting of the Inland Wetlands Commission was called to order at 7:30p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room of the Bethany Town Hall, 40 Peck Road, Bethany, Connecticut.
 
The following members of the Commission were present:
         Kristine Sullivan, Vice-Chair
         Brian Smith, Member
         Nancy Scanlon, Member
 
The following members of the Commission were absent:
          Alexandra Breslin, Chair
          Roger Hathaway, Member
 
 
NEW BUSINESS 
 
No new business.
 
 
OLD BUSINESS
 
  1. 39 Porter Hill Road, Application #1273 submitted by David Christensen for an IW Permit to repair and maintenance of pond
 
Present for this application was David Christensen, applicant, from Christensen Landscape Services, LLC of Northford, Connecticut, representing the property owners.
 
The Commission received a memo from Christensen Landscape Services, LLC, dated December 27, 2016, Re:  Plan & Action of Pond Renovation.
 
The Commission received a letter from Andy Bevilacqua, P.E. from Diversified Technology Consultants, dated January 16, 2017, Re:  Comments on review of 39 Porter Hill Road, Improvements at existing pond.
 
In discussion, some items noted by the Commission were:
  • Site where pond is located very steep slope to get machinery down there to work on pond.
  • Concerned with stream crossing.
 
In discussion, Mr. Christensen noted;
  • Midsize excavator will be used to clean pond and will use compression pads under excavator.
  • Will be using a timber bridge to cross stream.
  • Old PVC pipe will be carried out by hand.
  • Proposing to complete project in middle of winter or August.
 
 
 
 
Applicant would like to speak to property owner in regard to possibly amending the application to just clean out pond by hand digging. 
 
Applicant submitted a letter of Consent to Extension of Time of 30 days to act on side application.
 
Further discussion and appropriate action on the application was deferred until the Commission’s next regular meeting adjourned to Monday, February 27, 2017.  Tabled.
 
 
  1. 4 Collins Road, Application #1276 submitted by Bruce and Mary Dapkins for an IW Permit for a residential site development
 
Present to speak on behalf of this application was John Paul Garcia, P.E./L.S., representing  the applicants.
 
Mr. Garcia had submitted revised plans dated December 21, 2016, in which he states the septic system was pulled back about 20 feet and roof and footing drains relocated.
 
Commission members discussed and proceeded to deliberate. 
 
It was moved by Smith and seconded by Scanlon to approve Application #1276 submitted by Bruce J. and Mary E. Dapkins for an Inland Wetlands Permit for a residential site development located at 4 Collins Road as presented in the application, testimony and in accordance with the following submitted plans prepared by John Paul Garcia & Associates, Bethany, Connecticut entitled:
  1.  “Proposed Site Plan”, dated October 27, 2016, revised to December 21, 2016, Drawing No. C-1.
  2. “Erosion & Sediment Control Plan and Typical Details”, dated October 27, 2016, revised to December 21, 2016, Drawing No. C-2.
     
Also, this approval is subject to the standard conditions found on the Land Records     Volume 93, Page 802 and Page 803.
 
This approval is based on the fact that if the applicant constructs in accordance with the revised plans with the relocation of the footing and roof drains and the septic system there should be no adverse impact to the onsite wetlands.
Vote 3 to 0.
Voting for:  Sullivan, Smith, Scanlon.
Unanimous approval.
 
 
  1. 74 MUNSON ROAD, Harold, Thomas and Dina Durley, Show Cause Hearing Regarding Cease and Desist Order issued December 7, 2016.
 
No one was present for this discussion. 
 
Isabel Kearns, IWEO, issued the following letters to the property owners:
  • Letter of Affirmation of Cease & Desist Order, dated December 19, 2016.
 
 
 
  • Letter of Notice of Violation, dated January 20, 2017, Re:  Affirmation letter instructed the installation of erosion control measures and this has not been completed.
 
Due to the increase in water level, the Commission noticed the pond has filled where the tracks were and there are still no erosion and sedimentation controls placed at pond.  The Commission will continue to monitor pond.  Tabled.
 
  1. Discussion regarding Raccio Drive – Proposal from Diversified Technology ConsultantsTabled.
 
  1. Continue Show Cause Hearing regarding Cease and Desist Order, dated       October 21, 2014, to Mrs. Bitina Patel of 10 Northrop Road, extension of patio, stonewall along the pond, waterfall and clear cutting of trees within the 150-foot upland review area without permit
Present representing the property owner was John Paul Garcia, P.E./L.S.   Mr. Garcia would like to resolve this issue and suggested discussing with the property owner the option of removing the water  feature and water pump, take out the sod, and place conservation area signs and let the area vegetate on its own but controlling the evasive.  Mr. Garcia will put this information in a letter to the Inland Wetlands Commission.  Tabled.
 
  1. Discussion regarding Bethany West clearing.  (Letter from Roman Mrozinski of the
    Southwest Conservation District)Tabled.
     
  2. 185 Beacon Road, Discussion with Daniel Cusano regarding non-permitted barn
Tabled.
 
 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
 
  1. It was moved by Smith and seconded by Sullivan to approve, as submitted, the minutes of the December 12, 2016, Regular Meeting.
    Scanlon abstained.
    Voting for:  Sullivan, Smith, Scanlon.
    Unanimous approval.
 
 
CORRESPONDENCE
 
  1. Letter from Christensen Landscape Services, LLC, dated December 27, 2016,        Re:  39 Porter Hill Road, Plan & Action of Pond Renovation.
  2. Letter from Diversified Technology Consultants, dated January 16, 2017, Re:  Comments on review of plans and materials for 39 Porter Hill Road, improvements at existing pond.
  3. Letter from Isabel Kearns, IWEO, to Harold, Thomas and Dina Durley of 74 Munson Road, dated December 19, 2016, Re:  Affirmation of Cease & Desist Order dated December 7, 2016.
 
 
 
 
  1. Letter from Isabel Kearns, IWEO, to Harold, Thomas and Dina Durley of 74 Munson Road, dated January 20, 2017, Re:  Notice of Violation, no erosion control measures installed.
 
PUBLICATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
 
  1. CBA Education & Training – Connecticut Land Use Law for Municipal Land Use Agencies, Boards, and Commissions, Saturday, March 25, 2017, Middletown, CT.
 
 
ADJOURNMENT
There being no further business to come before the Commission, it was moved by Smith
and seconded by Scanlon to adjourn the regular meeting at 8:28 p.m.
Unanimous approval.
 
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
 
Antonia R. Marek, Clerk
For Inland Wetlands Commission
ARY 23, 2017                                              
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