BETHANY BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MINUTES OF MEETING: Monday July 8, 2013 [draft]
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Bethany Town Hall, Selectman’s Conference Room
Members in attendance:
Derrylyn Gorski, First Selectman
Don Shea, Selectman
Aileen Magda, Selectman
Staff: Kevin McSherry, Town Attorney arrived at 8:00 p.m.
Karen Hubbell, Acting Clerk
The meeting was called to order at 7:35 p.m.
The Minutes from the June 24, 2013 meeting were approved with the following corrections made by Don Shea:
Don Shea motioned to approve, Derrylyn Gorski seconded. Aileen did not vote as she was not a member of the Board when the meeting took place.
The following positions were appointed by the Board as follows:
Assessor: Mario Panagrosso motioned by D. Shea, seconded by D. Gorski. Unanimous
Cemetery Committee: Willilam Brinton & Steven Thornquist. Motioned by D. Shea, seconded by A. Magda. Unanimous approval.
Conservation Commission: Dorothy Seaton, Alternate, courtesy notification to B.O.S of appointment by First Selectwoman Motioned by A. Magda, seconded by D. Shea. Unanimous approval.
Constable: Jason Agvent, Mark Sheppard & Mark Jazwinski. Motioned by A. Magda, seconded by D. Shea. Unanimous approval.
Fire Police: Tom Hunt, Tom Hicks & Les Warner. Motioned by D. Shea, seconded by A. Magda. Unanimous approval.
Park & Rec: Board of Selectmen is looking into new members.
Agent for the Elderly: Jeanne DelVecchio. Motioned by D. Shea, seconded by A. Magda. Unanimous approval.
Town Council: Kevin McSherry. Motioned by D. Shea, seconded by A. Magda. A. Magda voted no, D. Shea abstained. Motioned passed by D. Gorski as per Town Ordinance.
Tree Warden: Ray Pantelone. Motioned by D. Shea, seconded by A. Magda. Unanimous.
Deputy Emergency Management Director: Clark Hurlburt & Mike Katzmark. Motioned by D. Shea, seconded by A. Magda. Unanimous approval.
Veterans Memorial Park Pavilion: A motion for a refundable deposit of $25.00 for rental of the Pavilion was made. The deposit would serve as a deterrent for any renter to not dispose of garbage, decorations or any other items brought for a function in the provided dumpster. Motioned by D. Shea, seconded by A. Magda. Unanimous approval.
A. Magda motioned to make every effort to audio tape the Board of Selectman meetings as well as the Board of Finance sharing the Land Use Commissions equipment. Seconded by D. Shea. Unanimous approval.
A. Magda motioned to purchase audio recording equipment comparable to the equipment used by the Land Use Commissions. Seconded by D. Shea. Unanimous approval.
1. Requesting funds from the Board of Finance for audio recording equipment.
2. Creating a bipartisan Charter Commission to develop a Town Charter with an 18 month appointment.
Derry Gorski entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:30. Don Shea moved the motion & Aileen Magda seconded. Unanimously approved.