BOARD OF SELECTMEN
NOVEMBER 25, 2013
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectwoman Aileen Magda
Visitors: Roderick White, Art Slicer, Carol Goldberg
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. Due to an emergency, First Selectwoman Gorski recessed the meeting at 7:33 pm to resume on November 26, 2013 at 7:30 pm.
The recessed meeting was called to order at 7:32 pm. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of November 12, 2013. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Aileen Magda. The minutes were amended by Selectman Shea to add he and Selectwoman Magda had requested a tree removal plan from Alan. The amended minutes were then approved on a unanimous vote.
APPROINMENTS TO CHARTER REVIEW AND ORDINANCE COMMITTEE
First Selectwoman Gorski asked to table this agenda item. The person she had in mind for this appointment had not formerly accepted the position. The appointment was tabled.
APPOINTMENT TO LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE
First Selectwoman Gorski moved to table Appointment to Long Range Planning Committee. Selectman Shea and Selectwoman Magda preferred to discuss it. The Selectmen then discussed re-appointment of members that were on the committee and their eligibility. This Committee was a five member committee, made up of two members of the Board of Finance and three members at large. This Committee was given a Charge. Selectwoman Magda expressed her desire to remain on the Committee. First Selectwoman Gorski felt that Janet Brunwin would be an asset to the Committee, having served as Chairman of the Board of Finance and could contribute her expertise to this committee. Selectwoman Magda requested expanding the Committee so that she could remain on it. This would require a modification to the charge, something Town Counsel would need to rule on.
The Selectmen discussed briefly the contract to demolish the Airport Hangar. The grant monies are available to demolish and to begin developing this into a recreation site. Selectwoman Magda and Selectman Shea questioned details of past Town Meeting with regard to the legality of this project moving forward. Art Slicer then took the floor to discuss with the Selectmen history of how this project had progressed over the past eight years.
ADDITION TO AGENDA
Selectman Shea moved to add Award Bid for Gym Ceiling and Lighting to the agenda of this meeting. Selectwoman Magda seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
AWARD BID FOR GYM CEILING AND LIGHTING
Roderick White was present to explain to the Selectman the re-bids for the gym ceiling and lighting replacement. D & R Builders Inc. came in with the lowest bid for the complete project. Their total bid was $36,225. Selectman Shea moved to award the bid for the Town Hall gym ceiling and lighting replacement to D & R Builders Inc. Selectwoman Magda seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE – MATTRESS DISPOSAL
Carol Goldberg was present to speak to the Selectmen about mattress disposal. To dispose of mattresses the cost to the Town is $25. The recently re-convened Solid Waste Committee is requesting that a fee of $25 be charged to residents for mattress disposal. Following discussion Selectman Shea moved to charge Bethany residents a fee of $25 per mattress disposal beginning March 1, 2014 and to notice town’s people of this change. Selectwoman Magda seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
Selectman Shea and Selectwoman Magda asked about progress for having a Town email address. First Selectwoman Gorski is working with our computer support on this matter.
Selectwoman Magda wanted the coffee with the Selectmen noticed for December 9, 2013 at 7:00 pm.
Adjournment was called at 8:50 pm after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectwoman Magda. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen