Wednesday, November 5, 2014


OCTOBER 14, 2013

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Attendance:  First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectwoman Aileen Magda

Visitors:  Rod White, Cheryl Lipson, Eric Freeden, Patricia Rubin, Attorney Kevin McSherry joined the meeting at 8:05 pm

First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting to order at 7:30 pm.  The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.  All present stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.  Check signing was the next order of business.


First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of May 1, 2014.  The motion was moved by Selectwoman Magda and seconded by Selectman Shea.  There were no changes made to the minutes.  The minutes were then approved on a unanimous vote.

First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of September 22, 2014.  The motion of approval was moved by Selectwoman Magda and seconded by Selectman Shea.  The minutes were approved on a unanimous vote as written.


Selectman Shea moved to add District Animal Control to the agenda of this meeting.  The motion was seconded by Selectwoman Magda.  The vote was called.  The vote was unanimous.


Patricia Rubin, Bethany’s appointed liaison to the District Animal Control was present to update the Board of Selectmen on day to day operations of the District Animal Control.  Patricia reported that a new well had been dug at the facility.  She was not sure if Bethany would be asked to contribute to the cost of this well.  Both Patricia and Cheryl encouraged the Selectmen to drop in at the facility as they  felt it is being poorly maintained.  The vehicle that the control officer is driving is also in poor condition. 


The bids for the fence in the back of Town Hall were opened on Friday October10, 2014. Rod and Alan Green had reviewed the bids.  Rod White was present to answer any questions the Selectmen may have had about the bids.  Following a brief discussion Rod recommended the bid of Orange Fence for $16,700.  Selectwoman Magda then moved to award the bid for the fence behind Town Hall to Orange Fence.  Selectman Shea seconded the motion.  The vote taken was unanimous.


The Selectmen discussed the C-Pace agreement and how this State program works with Green Bank to enable commercial property to get loans for clean energy.  There are now 83% of Connecticut towns that have adopted the program.   Following discussion Selectman Shea moved the following approving resolution:

WHEREAS, Section 16a-40g, as amended, of the Connecticut General Statutes (the “Act”) established a program, known as the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (CPACE) program, to facilitate loan financing for clean energy improvements to commercial properties by utilizing a state or local assessment mechanism to provide security for repayment of the loans; and

WHEREAS, the Act Authorizes the Connecticut Green Bank (the “Green Bank”), a public instrumentality and political subdivision of the State charged with implementing the C-PACE program on behalf of the State, to enter into a written agreement with participating municipalities pursuant to which the municipality may agree to access, collect, remit and assign, benefit assessments to the Green Bank in return for energy improvements for benefited property owners within the municipality and for costs reasonably incurred by the municipality in performing such duties; and

                WHEREAS, the Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (“C-PAGE”) Agreement (the C-PACE Agreement”) between the Town of Bethany and the Green Bank, as attached hereto, constitutes the written agreement authorized by the Act.


(a)    That we the Board of Selectmen constituting the legislative body of the Town of Bethany hereby approve the C-PACE Agreement, and

(b)   That Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski is hereby authorized and directed, on behalf of the Tow, to execute and deliver the C-PACE Agreement, substantially in the form attached to this Resolution, for the purposes provided therein, together with such other documents as he or she may determine to be necessary and appropriate to evidence, secure and otherwise complete the C-PACE Agreement.

Selectwoman Magda seconded the resolution.  The vote taken was unanimous.


First Selectwoman Gorski reported that the consultant hired to study C-Med has just about completed his study.  The reviewing draft report will soon be available.  .


The Board of Education held a meeting tonight regarding the future for the Annexes.  Information will be made available after that meeting. 


Selectman Shea moved to refund to Alexander Morgan the sum of $18.31, to Deborah Kichar the sum of  $51.87, to Jeannie Barletta the sum of $77.29, to Linda Smart the sum of $13.56, to Marylynn Cincotta the sum of $47.46, to Robert Reggiani the sum of $23.73, to Scott Davis the sum of $108.48, to Sidney Liang or Quiping Want the sum of $73.57, to Thomas Deflippo the sum of 71.87 all for overpayment of taxes.  The motion was seconded by Selectwoman Magda.  The vote taken was unanimous.


Town Counsel is reviewing the recommendations of the Ordinance Committee. 


Attorney McSherry and the Risk Manager Luke Pence are working on signage for Veterans Memorial Park regarding skating. 


Adjournment was called at 8:30 pm after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectwoman Magda.  The vote taken was unanimous.


                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,


                                                                                                June G. Riley

                                                                                                Secretary, Board of Selectmen