Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Walter Briggs, Selectman Steven Thornquist
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry, John Lish, Rhani Mehta, Randy Raddatz, Rhoda Geogheghan, Patrick Geogheghan, Randy Raddatz, Arnold Riley
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting to order at 7:36 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. The first order of business was check signing. First Selectwoman Gorski asked all to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of October 27, 2008. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski. The motion was called. The vote was two yes for approval as submitted. Selectman Briggs abstained from voting as he was absent from that meeting.
SET DATE FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
First Selectwoman Gorski announced that no date would be set at this time for a special Town Meeting. Matters pending can wait until after the holidays when a date will be set.
APPOINTMENT TO SENIOR HOUSING COMMITTEE
Selectman Thornquist moved to appoint Meghan Carbone as a member of the Senior Housing Committee. Selectman Briggs seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
First Selectwoman Gorski gave the Selectmen an update on her meetings with CRRA and the contract extension negotiated with them by First Selectwoman Gorski, for the Town of Bethany, for a five and one half year period. The first year of the contract will cost the Town $63.00 per ton for disposal. Presently we are paying $80.00 per ton. This re-negotiation will save the Town approximately $30,000 next fiscal year for trash disposal.
ADDITION TO AGENDA
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to add Tax Refunds to the agenda of this meeting. The motion was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by Selectman Briggs. The vote taken was unanimous.
Selectman Briggs moved to refund to Joseph Frouge the sum of $57.21, to Marc Pantalone the sum of $362.73, to Toyota Motor Credit the sum of $259.89 and to VW Credit the sum of $413.51 all for overpayment of taxes. Selectman Thornquist seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
ROAD APPROVAL MESA DRIVE AND WEST VIEW DRIVE
A letter from Paul Crotta, to the Board of Selectmen, is requesting release of final Road Bond and acceptance of Mesa Drive and West View Drive by the Town of Bethany. Correspondence received by the Selectmen from Isabel Kearns indicates that both roads have been inspected by the engineers, Alan Green, Road Foreman and Isabel Kearns and all are recommending Town acceptance. Selectman Thornquist moved to accept Mesa Drive and West View Drive and release all bonds being held by the Town. Selectman Briggs seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
LATICRETE INTERNATIONAL NOISE PROBLEM
Patrick Geogheghan, representing the residents of Bethridge Road, was again at the meeting to give the Selectmen an update on the noise problem at Laticrete International, and to see what progress is being made by the Selectmen with this problem. Geogheghan was questioning whether this noise is acceptable by DEP, for operation within a BI zone that abuts a residential area. Randy Radditz believes it is not, as he has been in touch with Yale and their interpretation is only a whisper in a library, or the rustle of leaves is acceptable. First Selectwoman Gorski has been in touch with Jim Bolden, Plant Manager about this matter and indicated that any correspondence from the concerned residents should be given to her and she would turn it over to Laticrete International. First Selectwoman Gorski also suggested that Mr. Geogheghan set up a committee of about three residents from that area to meet with Laticrete.
Adjournment was called at 8:30 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Briggs and seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen