BOARD OF SELECTMEN
JULY 12, 2010
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Steven Thornquist
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry, Dawn Brinton
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. Accounts Payable check signing was completed as the first order of business. 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 meeting of June 28, 2010. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski. There were no changes made to the minutes of that meeting. The vote taken was two (2) yes votes for approval as submitted. Selectman Thornquist abstained as he was absent from that meeting.
FEES FOR USE OF PAVILION AT VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
The Selectmen opened discussion regarding the fee schedule for use of the pavilion at Veterans Memorial Park as prepared by the Park and Recreation Commission. Modifications were made to this schedule by the Selectmen and Attorney McSherry. The fee schedule will now become part of the Veterans Memorial Park Facility Use Permit.
STOP SIGN INTERSECTION OF BEAR HILL ROAD AND HOP BROOK ROAD
First Selectwoman Gorski discussed with TFC David Merriam the need for a stop sign at Hop Brook Road and Bear Hill Road intersection. TFC Merriam felt that perhaps roadside trimming could improve the visibility at this intersection. No action was taken at this time to approve a stop sign at this site.
FALLS ROAD AND FAIRWOOD ROAD INTERSECTION
The Selectmen discussed placement of an additional stop sign at the intersection of Falls Road and Fairwood Road, to create a four way stop at this location as recommended by TFC Merriam. Following discussion Selectman Thornquist moved to place the stop sign as recommended by TFC Merriam to create a four way stop at Falls Road and Fairwood Road intersection. The motion was seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.
Correspondence was received by the Selectmen from George and Barbara Welker regarding a visibility problem at the intersection of Route 69 and Rainbow Road. The Welker’s are concerned that exiting Rainbow Road on to Route 69 to go north is very dangerous. They would also like brush cut on the southerly side of this intersection to improve visibility. First Selectwoman Gorski has notified the DOT of their concern as this is a State highway. During a previous administration a study of that intersection was completed by the State of Connecticut. The State did acknowledge that it was a bad intersection, however as there was no record of any serious incidents the only way to correct site vision would be to completely re-grade Route 69 in that area and they would not recommend this due to cost. The Welkers also wanted it noted that they felt the new design and replacement of compactors at the Recycling Center was not well planned, and certainly no improvement over the previous arrangement.
The Selectmen had a brief general discussion regarding Land Acquisition.
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.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen