BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MARCH 11, 2013
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Steven Thornquist, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Nicole Philibert, Aileen Magda, Attorney Kevin McSherry, Robert Clark
The meeting of the Board of Selectmen was called together at 7:35 pm. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. Signing of payroll checks was the first order of business.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of February 25, 2013. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski. The vote was called. The vote was unanimous for approval without change.
Nicole Philibert of 1052 Amity Road was present to discuss with the Selectmen the need to adopt a noise ordinance. Nicole has a neighbor who has built a dirt bike track on his property. Throughout the spring, summer and fall months the noise from the dirt bikes are very disturbing. The property owner has cut a lot of trees to create this track. With the trees gone there is no noise buffer. Isabel Kearns has visited this site because of other complaints. Attorney McSherry was present and commented on the difficulty of enforcement once an ordinance is adopted. He will look into this matter and get back to the Board of Selectmen as to what can be done.
BETHANY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
First Selectwoman Gorski has spoken to QVHD regarding concerns from a few parents about the environmental air quality in the school annexes, but has not received a reply to date. The parents of Bethany Community School students are requesting records regarding attendance of students and teachers, to see if there is a lot of illness that may be associated with poor air quality. QVHD has conducted tests in the past which were acceptable.
REGISTRAR OF VOTERS EMERGENCY PLAN
The Selectmen reviewed an Emergency Plan drafted by the Registrar of Voters. The Secretary of State’s Office wants all towns to adopt a plan of action as to where an election would be held in case the regular polling place was not able to be used. No action was taken on this plan as they would like to have the Registrar of Voters present at a meeting to provide more details.
First Selectwoman Gorski gave a brief report on the luncheon she had recently attended sponsored by Rosa DeLauro. At the luncheon abolishment of the car tax was discussed. The consensus was that it would not go through for this fiscal year.
At 7:50 pm a recess was called by First Selectwoman Gorski
At 8:20 pm the Board of Selectmen’s meeting resumed.
EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS PERSONNEL ISSUES, LAND ACQUISITION AND CONTRACTS
At 8:21 pm Selectman Thornquist moved to go into executive session to discuss personnel issues, land acquisition and contracts and to invite Attorney Kevin McSherry and Robert Clark to stay for the session. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous. At 9:10 pm Selectman Shea moved to exit the session. Selectman Thornquist seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous. There were no motions moved during the executive session or after exiting it.
At 9:12 pm Selectman Shea moved to adjourn the meeting. Selectman Thornquist seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen