Friday, February 12, 2010

FEBRUARY 8, 2010
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Steven Thornquist

Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry, Ken Cohen, Linda Cohen, Craig Stahl

Selectman Shea moved to add Wooding Hill Road and Amity Teen Center to the agenda of this meeting. The motion was seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski. The vote was called. The vote was unanimous.

Craig Stahl was present to speak to the Board of Selectmen regarding the condition of Wooding Hill Road. Stahl feels that the use of the Ice B Gone applied before a storm and during a storm is preventing the center of the road, under the pavement from freezing, as this is where the material is applied. The material is not applied to the shoulders, therefore freezing takes place on the shoulders causing the center of the road to cave in. First Selectwoman Gorski will check this concept out with other towns using the product. She indicated to Stahl that Wooding Hill Road is on the list of roads to be repaired next fiscal year. First Selectwoman Gorski did indicate that the Board of Finance is considering putting Major Road Repair in as a Capital Expenditure item, rather than in the operating budget, that way the town would vote at Town Meeting on the list of roads to repair each year.

Linda Cohen was present at this meeting to give a report on the activities and operating budget of the Teen Center. The Center has been open six days a week this fiscal year, however due to budget cuts it will be open only four to five days a week next fiscal year. Attendance for activities at the Center has grown. The budget request for next fiscal year remains the same as previous years at $5,000. The request will be forwarded to the Board of Finance.

First Selectwoman Gorski called for approval of the minutes of the meeting of January 25, 2010. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote was called. The minutes were unanimously approved as written.

First Selectwoman Gorski reports that the letter and modification maps requested from the engineering firm of Nowakowski, O’Bymachow and Kane, Associates, for the Woodward Subdivision, for Hiram Peck to review, were received today. A report of his review will be given to the Board of Selectmen.

First Selectwoman Gorski reports that the letter requested by the Board of Selectmen, for Hiram Peck, explaining modification on lot #3 in the Watch Hill Subdivision Section III, for drainage improvement were received today. This information will be forwarded to Hiram Peck for his review. A report of his review will be given to the Board of Selectmen.

Kristine Sullivan has requested that the fee for the use of Lakeview Lodge on Wednesday April 28, 2010 by the Wepawaug Valley District of Connecticut Yankee Council Boy Scouts of America be waived. The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The vote taken was unanimous.

Selectman Thornquist moved to approve tax refunds to the following for overpayment of taxes:

Dawn Thomas $750.00
Catheryn Languerand $3,732.08
Curtiss Downs $9.49
Joan and Jerry Gervasio $3,232.17
John Riley $40.50
Michael Boyarsky $10.00
Seth Weiss $6.00

Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.

First Selectwoman Gorski will request from the Board of Finance on Tuesday, $10,000 from the Contingency Fund to do emergency tree work.

BUDGET 2010-11
First Selectwoman Gorski is working on the budget for 2010-11. She reports that due to the large increase of 25% in premium for health insurance with Connecticare our present provider, she is looking into other alternatives.

At a luncheon with Rosa DeLauro today it was learned that Federal Grants available are going to larger cities. It was suggested that perhaps some of this funding could be made available through Local Capital Improvement funding where it would be more easily for small towns.

Adjournment was called at 8:15 P.M. after a motion was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded the Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen