1 of 2 BOARD OF SELECTMEN
OCTOBER 26, 2009
Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Eric Scott, Mark Scott, Rod White
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting to order at 7:32 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 approval of the minutes of the special meeting of October 15, 2009. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski. The motion was called. The vote taken was unanimous.
EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT
Eric Scott was present to update the Selectmen on the progress he is making with his plans to build benches for Veterans Memorial Park, as his Eagle Scout project. The Building Official has given his approval to the plans as drawn by Eric for this project. Following a brief discuss Selectman Shea moved to accept the proposal as presented to the Selectmen for the benches at Veterans Memorial Park. First Selectwoman Gorski seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
SIGN CALL FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF NOVEMBER 3, 2009
The Selectmen signed the call for the special Town Meeting of November 3, 2009.
MANAGEMENT MUNICIPAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT
The Selectmen discussed the MANAGEMENT MUNICIPAL ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND CONSERVATION BLOCK GRANT and the use of the $40,000 to be received from this grant. Following discussion about use of the money, it was determined that the best use of the money received would be to replace the windows and doors at the Center Fire House, soon to be deeded to the Town of Bethany by the Bethany Volunteer Firemen’s Association. This former firehouse would then be used as a Public Safety building to house the Fire Marshal/Emergency Management Director and Resident State Trooper. The following resolution was moved by Selectman Shea:
That the First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski is hereby authorized to sign to receive funding under the Office of Policy and Management Municipal Energy Efficiency and conservation Block Grant on behalf of the Town of Bethany.
First Selectwoman Gorski seconded the resolution. The vote taken was unanimous.
Selectman Shea moved to refund to ARI Fleet LTD the sum of $264.73, to Robert Bergen III the sum of $134.82, to Gerald Sheehe the sum of $12.96, to James Murphy the sum of $5.84, to Jeffrey Purcell the sum of $3.86 for a total of $422.21, all for overpayment of taxes. First Selectwoman Gorski seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
GRANT FOR AIRPORT HANGER
First Selectwoman Gorski opened discussion regarding the $200,000 Stimulus Grant to be received by the Town for renovations to the Airport Hanger if the project is approved by the Town at a Town Meeting. The Bethany Airport Steering Committee is looking into other available grants and fund raising for this project.
Adjournment was called at 8:15 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen