Friday, May 14, 2010

APRIL 12, 2010
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Steven Thornquist
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry, Patrick Geoghagan, Rhoda Geoghagan, Randy Raddatz, John Lish, Arthur Slicer, Carol Goldberg.

First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. The first order of business was signing of account payable checks. 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 March 22, 2010. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The vote was called. The minutes were accepted on a unanimous vote without change.

Selectman Thornquist moved to refund to Clementina and John Mordecai, Sr. the sum of $121.39, to Francis Benedetto the sum of $35.91, to Judity Riosenkrantz the sum of $4.83, to Laurence and Amalya Brownstein the sum of $7.83, to Theodore Antonellis the sum of $30.85, to Toyota Motor Credit Corp the sum of $254.47 and to VW Credit Leasing the sum of $317.03 all for overpayment of taxes. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.

The Laticrete neighbors were present to give an update on meetings they have had with Laticrete management. Progress has been made on the noise problem. The group inquired about progress on the noise ordinance. Attorney McSherry indicated that the information was still with the DEP for review. Randy Raddatz spoke for the group regarding their disapproval of the Laticrete sign on the silo of the building. Raddatz indicated that Laticrete would take the sign down if someone else would pay for its removal. First Selectwoman Gorski said she would taken his suggestion under advisement.

Discussion was opened regarding the setting of a date for a special Town Meeting to further discuss renovations, maintenance, revenues and for the Airport Study Committee to seek funding for the Airport Hanger. Selectman Shea moved to set the date for a special Town Meeting to April 26, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Selectman Thornquist seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.

Correspondence was received from the Bethany Nursery Group requesting waiving of the fee for use of the gym on May 2, 2010 for a Breakfast for Dinner PJ Hop. Selectman Thornquist moved to waive the rental fee for the Town Hall gym for the Bethany Nursery Group for May 2, 2010 and that they pay only the custodial fee for his time to the Town of Bethany. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.

BUDGET 2010-11
First Selectwoman Gorski updated the Selectmen on progress of the budget for fiscal year 2010-11. First Selectwoman Groski indicated that it is a bare bone budget. The mill rate increase is half a mill if approved as prepared for the Budget Hearing.

Adjournment was called at 8:45 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