BOARD OF SELECTMEN
APRIL 11, 2011
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Steven Thornquist
Visitors: Jim Rourke, Christopher Francois, Kathleen Schurman
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:30 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. Check signing was the first order of business. Selectwoman Gorski asked all to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
A motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Thornquist to approve the minutes of the previous meeting of March 28, 2011. There were no changes to the minutes. They were approved on a unanimous vote.
REQUEST TO SELL HOT DOGS AT WEEKLY TAG SALE AT AIRPORT
Jim Rourke was present to request permission to sell hog dogs at the weekly tag sale at the Airport. The Selectmen indicated to him that with three eating establishments directly across from the Airport who pay town taxes that permission would not be granted to him to sell hot dogs even though he has a license to do so. Mr Rourke is a resident of Naugatuck and is not working for a charitable organization.
EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT
Christopher Francois was present to discuss with the Selectmen his proposed Eagle Scout project. Christopher would like to create a Frisbee gold course on a piece of Town land behind the Bethany town garage and fire department. Christopher is requesting that the Town pay for the materials needed. After the Selectmen reviewed his plans, Selectman Shea moved to approve the Frisbee golf course with the understanding that Christopher would go to the various boards for approval before the project was started, and the Town would pay the $200 needed for materials. Selectman Thornquiest seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
COUNTRY COMPANIONS VETERINARY SERVICES
Country Companions Veterinary Services is requesting that the Town consider their business for the Tax Incentive Program. Selectman Shea moved to accept the application of the Country Companions Veterinary Services for the Tax Incentive Program and to recommend it to the Board of Finance and Tax Assessor. The motion was seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The vote was called. The vote was unanimous.
COUNTRY COMPANIONS VETERINARY SERVICES – WAIVE LAKEVIEW LODGE RENTAL FEE
Country Companions Veterinary Services has requested a waiver of rental fees for the Lakeview Lodge for May 11, 2011 for a free presentation by the Department of Agriculture on raising backyard chickens and another program on May 18, 2011 for a free presentation by the Department of Agriculture on raising goats. Selectman Shea moved the motion of approval. Selectman Thornquist seconded the motion. The vote was called. The vote taken was unanimous.
SOLAR PANELS ON MUNICIPAL BUILDINGS
DCS Energy has expressed a desire to put solar panels on municipal buildings in Bethany. The panels would offset energy costs in those buildings and anything in excess would be sold to the grid. Attorney McSherry will review the contract.
TABLES FOR LAKEVIEW LODGE PAVILION
The Bethany Lions Club has expressed some interest in buying tables for use at the Lakeview Lodge Pavilion. The Selectmen discussed the type of table needed. It was determined that two tables could be bolted down to the floor and left there for casual use. Folding tables could be purchased for event use. These tables would be stored and taken out for each rental. The Board of Selectmen will determine at a later date the charge for table rental and the cost to set them up.
Selectman Shea questioned cutting of trees on Russell Road. Did the job go out to bid? Has anything been done about creating an Architectural Review Board? Has there been any consideration given to creating a Zoning Violation Review Board? Is there any more progress toward approving a Noise Ordinance?
Adjournment was called at 8:15 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