BOARD OF SELECTMEN
JUNE 22, 2009
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Walter Briggs, Selectman Steven Thornquist
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry, Randy Raddatz, Arnold Riley, Craig Stahl, Donald Shea, Patrick Geoghagan
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. The first order of business was signing of payroll and 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 previous meeting. The motion was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by Selectman Briggs. Selectman Thornquist moved to correct the word than to then the money under the Amity Surplus paragraph. The amended minutes were then accepted on a unanimous vote.
ADDITION TO AGENDA
Selectman Briggs moved to add Appointment of Fire Inspector, Clean Energy Agreement and Appointment of Representative to Greater New Haven Transit District all to the agenda of this meeting. Selectman Thornquist seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
APPOINTMENT OF FIRE INSPECTOR
Fire Marshal Roderick White recommended the appointment of Jeff Purcell Jr. to serve as Fire Inspector for the Town of Bethany. The motion of appointment was moved by Selectman Briggs and seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The vote was called. The vote taken was unanimous.
APPOINTMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE TO GREATER NEW HAVEN TRANSIT DISTRICT BOARD
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to appoint Katheryn Weiss as Bethany’s representative to the Greater New Haven Transit District Board. Selectman Thornquist moved the motion. Selectman Briggs seconded the motion. The vote was called. The vote was unanimous.
CLEAN ENERGY AGREEMENT
Selectman Thornquist moved a resolution authorizing First Selectwoman Gorski to sign the Clean Energy Agreement with Amity Regional District #5. Selectman Briggs seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous
Selectman Briggs moved to refund to Betty Roberson the sum of $22.93, and to DCFS Trust the sum of $300.30 all for overpayment of taxes. The motion was seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The vote was called. The vote taken was unanimous.
SIGN CARRINGTON CEMETERY DEEDS
All Selectmen signed five cemetery deeds for Carrington Cemetery. Attorney Kevin McSherry witnessed each deed.
HOMELAND SECURITY GRANT
First Selectwoman Gorski reports that Roderick White, Fire Marshal has received a $5,000 grant from the State of Connecticut Homeland Securities for the purchase of a radio.
Patrick Geoghagan was present to report that the noises from Laticrete Internationl , which have been disturbing the residents of Bethridge Road, are much less since the meetings that were held. Geoghagan thanked the Selectmen for their help solving this problem.
WOODING HILL ROAD DRAINAGE PROBLEM
Craig Stahl was present to voice his concern that nothing has been done to correct the drainage problem coming from 268 and 270 Wooding Hill Road. The problem caused an icing problem on Wooding Hill Road. The open trench on the common driveway for the two homes is also a dangerous situation.
Adjournment was called at 7:50 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Briggs and seconded by Selectman Thornquist.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen