BOARD OF SELECTMEN
JUNE 13, 2011
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Steven Thornquist, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Karen Lombardi, Dr. Kim McClure-Brinton, Kathleen Schurman
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. The first order of business was check signing. First Selectwoman Gorski asked all to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for approval of the minutes of the previous meeting of May 23, 2011. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote was called. The vote taken was unanimous.
DISTRICT ANIMAL CONTROL
The Town of Orange has officially withdrawn from the District Animal Control. Under the by-laws created when the District Animal Control was formed, the District Animal Control will dissolve with the withdrawal of the Town of Orange. First Selectwoman Gorski will meet with the Woodbridge police chief to see if an agreement can be reached for the two towns to operate an animal control facility together, retaining for the present, the animal control officers that worked for the District Animal Control in Woodbridge, and using the same location as the District Animal Control had operated from.
REQUEST TO WAIVE FEE FOR USE OF LAKEVIEW LODGE
B & B Bus Transportation has requested either a reduction or waiving of the fee to use Lakeview Lodge on August 24, 2011 for a training session for bus drivers. Following a brief discussion the Board of Selectmen decided to table the decision until more information was available.
LONG RANGE FINANCIAL PLANNING COMMITTEE
The Board of Finance wants to adopt a Five Year Long Range Financial Plan. After a brief discussion it was determined that this planning committee is needed. Town Counsel will draft a charge for the committee
APPOINTMENT TO PARK & RECREATION COMMISSION
Selectman Shea moved to appoint Jerome Ryan to the Park & Recreation Commission. The motion was seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The vote taken was unanimous.
WAIVE AIRPORT RENTAL FEE FOR ST. PETER’S HORSE SHOW
St. Peter’s Church has requested waiving of the rental fee for their horse show in September, as the proceeds raised goes to various charities to help the poor. The Selectmen questioned the number of Bethany residents participating in this event. Dr. McClure-Brinton and Kathleen Schurman indicated that there are many Bethany residents that participate. The Selectmen agreed to waive the fee if the event could receive sponsorship by local people. Selectmen Thornquist moved to approve the waiving of the fees subject to getting a Bethany sponsor. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
RESIDENT TROOPER CONTRACT
Mayor Robert Chatfield and First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski are in the process of modifying the Resident Trooper Contract, by using Bethany’s Resident Trooper David Merriam as the supervisor of the Prospect and Bethany Resident Trooper program and the present retiring Prospect Resident Trooper would become an employee of the Town of Prospect and oversee the Constable Program for both towns. There are still details to be worked out with this program.
SWEARING IN CEREMONY
The Swearing in Ceremony for Town of Bethany officials will be held June 25, 2011 at the Bethany Town Hall at 10:30 a.m. Senator Blumenthal will swear each official in to their office.
Adjournment was called at 9:00 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