BOARD OF SELECTMEN
OCTOBER 25, 2011
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Steven Thornquist
Visitors: Robert Brinton Jr., Rod White, Robert White
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting to order at 7:40 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
The first order of business was check signing of accounts payable and payroll checks. First Selectwoman Gorski then asked all to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
Selectman Thornquist moved a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of October 11, 2011. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. Selectman Thornquist then moved to amend the minutes by correcting the spelling of the word Brewery Street under Amity Post Office, and to eliminate the words Bethany residents under Road Signs so that the sentence reads: Due to the recent horse accident on Fairwood Road a request has been made for Caution Horse Crossing Signs at that location. The amended minutes were then accepted on a unanimous vote
WAIVE FEE FOR USE OF LAKEVIEW LODGE – BETHANY LAND TRUST
The Bethany Land Trust has requested a waiving of the rental fee for Lakeview Lodge for a program sponsored by them on Birds of Prey on October 27, 2011. The motion to waive the fee was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The vote taken was unanimous.
TOWN HALL VAULT ROOF
Robert White, a local architect, presented to the Board of Selectmen, designs that he had completed for changing of the roof design for the vault at Town Hal, when it is replaced in the near future. After a careful review a motion was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by Selectman Shea to go with the lower pitched design as the preferred option. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
Selectman Thornquist moved to refund to CAB East the sum of $202.24, to Foeleana or Kim Sansevero the sum of $32.54, to Francis and Nancy Griffin the sum of $17.68, to Honda Lease the sum of $84.63, to Toyota Financial Services the sum of $282.19, and to Walter Beletsky the sum of $67.06 for a total of $686.34. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
The Selectmen have received correspondence that Siyoung Yu of Pleasant Drive in Bethany, has been honored by the Governor and the New York Times for the work she is doing for the homeless. The Board of Selectmen discussed that perhaps a proclamation from the Town of Bethany could be given to her also.
Adjournment was called at 8:25 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