BOARD OF SELECTMEN
OCTOBER 25, 2010
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Steven Thornquist
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry, Chris Carroll reporter for Bethany Patch
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting to order at 7:37 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. The first order of business was to sign checks. First Selectwoman Gorski asked all present 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 September 20, 2010. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous for acceptance without change.
ADDITION TO AGENDA
First Selectwoman Gorski moved to add Signing of the Call of the Special Town Meeting to the agenda of this meeting. There was no objection to this addition.
SIGN CALL FOR NOVEMBER 4, 2010 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
All Selectmen signed the call for the November 4, 2010 special Town Meeting.
APPOINTMENT OF FIRE POLICE
Appointment of Fire Police was tabled until the next meeting.
WAIVING OF FEE FOR USE OF LAKEVIEW LODGE
The family of Stephen Collins has requested waiving of the fees for use of the Lakeview Lodge for a memorial gathering to celebrate his life on November 21, 2010. The motion to waive the fee was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.
Dr. Kimberly McClure Brinton requested an after the fact waiving of rental fee for the use of the Lakeview Lodge for a program she sponsored and was presented by the Department of Agriculture on “Raising back yard chickens.” Due to the popularity of this talk it had to be moved from her location on Amity Road. Since there was no fee for the program the Selectmen all agreed there would be no fee for use of the Lodge.
REQUEST FOR BID PROPOSAL
First Selectwoman Gorski announced that the Town received one bid from SGR Fund Raising to run a fund drive campaign, to raise funds for the building of the Airport Community Recreation Center Project. The only municipality on the reference list using SGR for a fund raiser was the town of New Fairfield. First Selectwoman Gorski will call them for a recommendation.
Selectman Thornquist moved to refund a total of $2,532.39 to Bryan Galik the sum of $68.77, to Donald Long the sum of $10.00, to Honda Lease the sum of $36.42, to Jeffrey Stoltman the sum of $6.67, to Margaret Maloney the sum of $12.65, to Nick DiGiorgi the sum of $381.84, to Richard Fox the sum of $424.96, to Akbar E. Dar for $42.76, to Brian Walker the sum of $211.70, to Bruce Loomis the sum of $27.55, to Cab East LLC the sum of $148.52, to Chuhua Wan the sum of $13.50, to Daimler Trust the sum of $304.56, to Deborah Kichar the sum of $17.91, to Edmond and Aileen Magda the sum of $26.45, to Elizabeth Thornquist the sum of $5.79, to Financial Service Vehicle Trust the sum of $78.44, to Franklyn Carrington the sum of $11.15, to James Clifford the sum of $23.53, to Joseph Cuccia the sum of $438.59, to Joyce Mosley the sum of $8.54, to Justin Robinson the sum of $3.89, to Kathleen Kirsch the sum of $3.41, to Laura Rondina the sum of $6.25, to Matthew Kichar the sum of $26.45, to Meghan A. Fitzsomons the sum of $2.12, to Melissa and Frederico Lopez the sum of $13.17, to Michael Stacy the sum of $115.36, to Nichiketa Bhatt the sum of $15.98, to Susan Cown the sum of $6.89, to Tracy Simpson the sum of $38.57 all for overpayment of taxes. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
ROAD BOND INFORMATION
First Selectwoman Gorski reported that Chris Martin of Webster Bank will be back to meet with the Board of Finance and Board of Selectmen regarding the bond issue before the upcoming special Town Meeting.
Adjournment was called at 7:55 after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen