Wednesday, September 23, 2009

SEPTEMBER 28, 2009
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Steven Thornquist, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Eric Scott, Elizabeth Scott, Mark Scott, Sharon Huxley, Carol Goldberg, Attorney Kevin McSherry
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen 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 check signing. First Selectwoman Gorski asked all to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance.
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the previous meeting of August 24, 2009. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.

Selectman Thornquist moved to add Eagle Scout Project to the agenda of this meeting. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.

Eric Scott was present to discuss with the Selectmen an Eagle Scout project he would like to do for the Town of Bethany. He had discussed the project with Dawn Brinton and she suggested that the benches he is planning to build could be placed in the play ground area at Veterans Memorial Park. Eric presented a map and plans to the Selectmen. He was advised to discuss the plans and location with Bob Walsh our Building Official, and come back for final approval from the Selectmen when plans are complete to get final approval.

Selectman Shea moved to refund a total of $4,914 in tax refunds to the following: Kirt Voloshin the sum of $6.16, to Perry Bus Company the sum of $12.61, to Richard Korb or Shimei Fan the sum of $47.87, to Toyota Motor Credit Corp the sum of $29.48, to George MacDiarmid the sum of $7.15, to Ari Fleet the sum of $168.79, to B & B Transportation, Inc the sum of $33.83, to Cab East, LLC the sum of $461.86, to Chase Manhattan Auto Finance the sum of $95.09, to Christopher Lussier the sum of $236.09, to Curtis Downs the sum of $5.35, to DCFS Trust the sum of $115.07, to Donald Murphy the sum of $40.07, to GE Capital the sum of $540.85, to Gideon Van Heerden the sum of $2.13, to Honda Lease Trust the sum of $34.91, to Howard Haymes the sum of $9.50, to Jason Dittman the sum of $3,067.20, all for overpayment of taxes. Selectman Thornquist seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.

Sharon Huxley, Planning and Zoning Chairman was present to discuss with the Selectmen the proposed enforcement ordinance changes. Sharon wanted to make it clear that they were not Planning and Zoning Regulation changes, just ordinances for enforcement of violations. The Selectmen made suggestions that would polish up verbiage. Attorney McSherry will work these changes into the ordinances. The Planning and Zoning Commission and the Board of Selectmen will give approval to the changes before they are brought to a Town Meeting for final approval.

The Selectmen discussed the possibility of the abandonment of the one way section of Wooding Hill Road. The road is in disrepair at this time. Since this road borders on State of Connecticut and New Haven Water Company property permission would be needed from them for such action to be considered. Further study will be done to see if this idea is feasible.

It has been brought to the attention of the Board of Selectmen that there is considerable damage to a head wall on Carmel Road. This damage is causing a portion of the road to collapse. Additional funding will be needed to do this repair. The Selectmen would need to make a request to the Board of Finance for an additional appropriation to the budget of the Highway Department.

Adjournment was called at 8:25 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen