BOARD OF SELECTMEN
JANUARY 12, 2009
Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Walter Briggs, Selectman Steven Thornquist
Guests: Attorney Kevin McSherry, Randy Raddatz, Rhoda Geogheghan, Patrick Geogheghan, Marcel Lamy, Gay Lamy, Brian Laubstein
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m. Check signing was the first order of business. 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 December 15, 2008. The motion to approve the minutes as presented was moved by Selectman Briggs and seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The vote was called. The vote was unanimous.
ADDITION TO AGENDASelectman Thornquist moved to add Tax Refunds to the agenda of this meeting. Selectman Briggs seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
Selectman Thornquist moved to refund to Andre Yontef the sum of $444.22 and to Regina D’Addio the sum of $165.76 as presented by the Tax Collector for overpayment of taxes. Selectman Briggs seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Kristine Sullivan resigned as a member of the Conservation Commission. Selectman Thornquist moved to appoint Brian Eitzer to complete the term of Kristine Sullivan. Selectman Briggs seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
INLAND WETLANDS COMMISSION
Selectman Thornquist moved to appoint Kristine Sullivan as an alternate member of the Inland Wetlands Commission. Selectman Briggs seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
STEAP GRANT COMMITTEE
Selectman Thornquist moved to appoint Nicholas Poulmas and Andy Taylor as alternate members of the STEAP Grant Committee. Selectman Briggs seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
NOISE PROBLEM LATICRETE INTERNATIONAL AND BETHRIDGE ROAD RESIDENTS
Randy Raddatz submitted a letter to the Board of Selectmen and Town Attorney McSherry in which he states that he was surprised to hear at the November 24, 2008 meeting of the Board of Selectmen that First Selectwoman Gorski and Attorney McSherry each state that Laticrete was operating their business legally. Raddatz believes Laticrete is violating CT regulations for the Control of Noise. Raddatz states that “he requested that his comments be accurately recorded in the minutes of the November 24, 2008 meeting.” The relevant environmental law he referred to for his complaint is Section 22a-69. Raddatz then gave the Selectmen copies of information that he had gathered on the subject of noise control, aerial photos of the location and maps.
Patrick Geoghegan read and then presented a letter he had written to the Board of Selectmen further listing dates he had heard the disturbing noise coming from the emptying of the truck at Laticrete. He emphasized the negative impact this noise is having on himself and his wife and is asking for resolution to it. First Selectwoman Gorski indicated that she is going out this evening with the Resident Trooper, who will have a meter to measure noise level emanating from Laticrete. A State Marshal will be posted at Laticrete to insure that the truck driver is banging on the side of the truck as loud as possible. She has also set up a meeting with David Rothberg and Jim Bolton of Laticrete to attempt resolution to this problem.
Adjournment was called at 8:17 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by Selectman Briggs. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen