BOARD OF SELECTMEN
SEPTEMBER 12, 2011
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Steven Thornquist
Visitors: Kathleen Schurman, Attorney Kevin McSherry
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. First Selectwoman Gorski asked all present to rise for the Pledge of Allegince. The first order of business was the signing of accounts payable and payroll checks.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meetings of August 8, 2011, August 11, 2011 and August 17, 2011. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski. The vote taken was unanimous. Selectman Thornquist joined the meeting at 7:45 p.m. Selectman Thornquist then requested re-opening approval of minutes of the meeting of August 8, 2011. His request was granted. Selectman Thornquist then moved to correct the minutes of that meeting by changing the name of the Selectman seconding the motion for the Charge for the Long Term Financial Committee to Selectman Shea. The minutes stand corrected.
Selectman Shea moved to make tax refunds to the following individuals all for overpayment of taxes:
Ronald & Lorraine Knox $2,212.53
Thomas & Ellen Mitchell $ 36.00
U. S. Bank Home Mortgage $4,296.97
Akbar E. Dar $ 34.52
Arthur or Barbara Thibault $ 150.00
B & B Transportation $ 129.69
Bethany or Richard Gibbons $ 181.27
Donald G. Fertman, Jr. $ 197.40
Gary Ross $ 305.20
Karen & John Zelem $ 50.36
Michael E. Doherty $ 115.05
Michael Thomas Horn $ 157.36
Nicholas or Edward DiGiorgi $ 399.29
Robert Simmons or Joseph Monohan $ 178.18
First Selectwoman Gorski seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Selectman Shea moved the motion to make the following appointments.
Tree Warden Raymond Pantalone
Assessor Mario Panagrosso
Fire Police Thomas Hunt, Thomas Hicks, Lester warner
Long Range Financial Committee Chip Spear, Sharon Huxley, Stephen Squinto
Hearing Officers Planning & Zoning Mark Pearson
First Selectwoman Gorski gave a report on the operations at the emergency center for Hurricane Irene. First Selectwoman Gorski has website addresses where residents can get information on damage assessment that could qualify them for hurricane relief funds. First Selectwoman Gorski praised the Cert Team and the Highway Department for their handling of this emergency.
Correspondence has been received from Laura Johnson regarding damage to the fence at the Dog Park on Pole Hill Road.
WAIVING OF RENTAL FEE FOR LAKEVIEW LODGE FOR LOVE 146
Eileen Porter has requested a waiving of the rental fee for Lakeview Lodge for her Yoga Clinic. The funds raised will benefit LOVE 146. Selectman Thornquist moved to waive the fee for this event. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
EQUIPMENT RENTAL FEE BID OPENING
Bids were opened by First Selectwoman Gorski. This equipment will be rented to do drainage work on town roads. Bids were received from the following contractors:
Tim Kraus & Son LLC.
Wyatt J. Crotta Construction LLC
Advanced Paving and Excavating, Inc.
W. R. Grieger Excavation Company Inc.
Mesa Excavation & Paving, Inc
The bids will be reviewed by Alan Green, Highway Foreman. Awarding of the bid will be made at a future Selectmen’s meeting.
Adjournment was called at 8:10 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen