BOARD OF SELECTMEN
APRIL 13, 2009
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Walter Briggs, Selectman Steven Thornquist
Visitors: Catherine Bencivengo, Janice Wislocki, Donald Shea
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:45 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. The first order of business was the signing of the accounts payable checks. 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 March 23, 2009. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Briggs and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski. The vote was called. The vote was unanimous.
APPOINTMENT TO PARK & RECREATION COMMISSION
Selectman Briggs moved to appoint Brad Bucta to a term on the Park & Recreation Commission. First Selectwoman Gorski seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
WAIVE RENTAL FEE FOR GIRL SCOUTS USE OF LAKEVIEW LODGE
The Girl Scouts have requested waiving the fee for the use of Lakeview Lodge for two events. The first one will be held on May 3, 2009 and the second one on May 18, 2009. The motion to waive the fee for use of the Lakeview Lodge by the Girl Scouts was moved by Selectman Briggs and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski. The motion was called. The vote taken was unanimous.
First Selectwoman Gorski reported that the budget for fiscal year 2009-10 has been completed by the Board of Finance. Most accounts on the government side of the budget remained at a 0% increase. The Regional High School budget increase was due to an increase in our enrollment for next year. If the budget is accepted as recommended, the mill rate will decrease to 27 mills due to re-valuation. Town Hall employees have all agreed to no wage increase this year. The Budget Hearing will be held Monday April 20, 2009.
APPOINTMENT TO STEAP COMMITTEE
Selectman Thornquist moved to appoint Janice Howard as an alternate member of the STEAP Committee. Selectman Briggs seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
WAIVE FEE FOR USE OF THE TOWN HALL GYM FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS
Catherine Bencivengo was present to ask that the Board of Selectmen waive the rental fee, for use of the Town Hall gym, for a Special Olympics event on June 19, 2009, for special needs children. Selectman Thornquist moved to waive the fee for use of the gym for this Special Olympics event on June 19, 2009. Selectman Briggs seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
Correspondence was received from Janet Wislocki regarding the Senior Housing project.
Adjournment was called at 7:55 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