BOARD OF SELECTMEN
JULY 25, 2011
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Steven Thornquist
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting to order at 7:30 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. First Selectwoman Gorski asked all to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance. The Selectmen signed the accounts payable checks.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of July 11, 2011. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote was called. The vote was unanimous.
REQUEST TO WAIVE RENTAL FEE FOR USE OF LAKEVIEW LODGE
B & B Transportation had requested either waiving of the rental fee or reduction in the fee for use of Lakeview Lodge in a letter to the Board of Selectmen read at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting on June 13, 2011. The decision was tabled pending receipt of further information. The Selectmen discussed use of the lodge by non-profit organizations, and for profit companies, with regard to waiving or reduction of the rental fee. It was determined that since B & B Transportation is a business providing service to the Town of Bethany, that a reduction in the rental fee would be appropriate. Selectman Thornquist moved to reduce the rental fee to $150 to B & B Transportation for use of the Lakeview Lodge for bus driver training. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
LAND TRUST REQUEST FOR DRIVEWAY PURSUANT TO SCENIC ROAD ORDINANCE 168-4C DISCUSSION AND DECISION
The request of the Bethany Land Trust for a driveway pursuant to Scenic Road Ordinance 168-4C for 152 Downs Road was discussed. The Selectmen determined that the opening in the stone wall for a driveway should only be 32 – 36 inches wide, only allowing walking access for human and equestrian traffic. Selectman Shea moved the motion to allow for a 32-36 inch opening in the stone wall at 152 Downs Road pursuant to Scenic Road Ordinance for equestrian and human access only. Selectman Thornquist seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
Selectman Thornquist moved to refund to the following a total of $2,397.26 all for overpayment of taxes.
Cab East, LLC $1,482.27
Clare T. Miller $ 63.13
D. L. Peterson Trust $ 195.10
Frank Cusello $ 29.94
GMAC Automotive Bank $ 194.62
Irena Ashton $ 74.30
Jeffrey A. Gruskay $ 36.51
Jo Wynschenk $ 3.64
Louise S. Guglotti $ 37.65
Lynn R. Leite $ 15.87
Peter or Denise Kukiel $ 20.63
Plastic Assembly Systems $ 33.22
Rebecca Spillane $ 28.82
Robert Cuneo $ 57.42
Ruth or Jason Ornstein $ 32.75
Wayne or JoAnne Bruno $ 91.39
Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
First Selectwoman Gorski reported that Sandy Breslin had dropped off correspondence from the South Central Regional Policy Board for the Selectmen. First Selectwoman Gorski will forward this information to the Selectmen.
Adjournment was called at 7:45 p.m. after a motion by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The vote was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen