BOARD OF SELECTMEN
FEBRUARY 23, 2015
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectwoman Aileen Magda, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Bart Piccarelli, Fred Nevin, Sharon Huxley, Chip Spear, Carol Goldberg, Fran Doba, Charles Schboo, George McDonnell, Eric Frieden, Bruce Loomis, Attorney Kevin McSherry
First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:40 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
REPORT OF THE LONG RANGE FINANCIAL COMMITTEE
Chip Spear gave a power point presentation on the progress of the Long Range Financial Committee. The results of the survey sent to residents some time ago, indicted they are concerned about keeping taxes low, maintaining quality education, preserving rural character, and maintaining infrastructure. The committee has developed a program, with charts, when modified by increasing various budgets i.e. school, general government can show what impact the increase or decrease has on the total budget. The committee continues to meet regularly.
The Solid Waste Committee has been meeting regularly to evaluate costs for curbside recycling and curbside bulky waste. The curbside trash pickup contract with Trash Masters is up in June. The committee has been developing a list of contractors that do this type of business. Bid specifications are being written. The cost to make changes to the present handling of Solid Waste will have to also be evaluated.
SET DATE AND AGENDA FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
The date for the special Town Meeting was tentatively set for March 19, 2015 on a motion moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectwoman Magda pending receipt of information for State Grant on the Carrington Preserve. The following items will be on the agenda:
Carrington Preserve, Ordinance changes, CPACE Program, Use of Land Acquisition Fund and Veterans Exemption
Selectman Shea moved to refund to Daudano, LLC the sum of $152.97, to John Migliaro Jr. the sum of $74.51, to Vincent & Florence Szeligowski the sum of $9.00, to Honda Lease the sum of $72.34, to Celtic Grove Consulting Inc. the sum of $18.95, to Ali and Fazeleh Golbazi the sum of $63.38, to Vincent CoFrancesco the sum of $7.45, to Tyler Bruns the sum of $52.99, to Trol LLC the sum of $20.00, to Earl Sanford the sum of $41.57, to Craig Stevens the sum of $21.81, to Toyota lease Trust the sum of $674.74, to Peter LiLeo the sum of $68.41, to Paul Weston the sum of $24.99, to Paul Manger the sum of $50.85, to Old Amity LLC the sum of $171.80, to Michael Esposito the sum of $118.64, to Linda Greco the sum of $206.01, to Kathryn Garre the sum of $100.00, to John Wolanic the sum of $294.97, to Industrial Materials $4.32, to Dorothy Dierolf the sum of $78.99, to Corelogifc the sum of $4,096.82, to Arthur Willoughby the sum of $11.66 and to Walter & Sarah Briggs the sum of $2,999.l98 all for overpayment of taxes. The motion was seconded by Selectwoman Magda. The vote taken was unanimous.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS’ REGIONAL PERFORMANCE INCENTIVE PROGRAM
The following resolution was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectwoman Magda.
The Board of Selectmen of the Town of Bethany met on February 23, 2015 and adopted a Resolution by a vote of 3 to 0 endorsing the South Central Regional Council of Governments’ Regional Performance Incentive Program proposals listed below, referenced in Connecticut General Statutes Section 4-124s, (2014 Supplement). Such proposals are attached to and made a part of this record.
· Regional Planimetric Data Development
· Regional Open Space Inventory
· Regional Community Rating System Feasibility Study
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of December 8, 2015. The motion was moved by Selectwoman Magda and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous for approval without change.
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of December 12, 2015. The motion was moved by Selectwoman Magda and seconded by Selectman Shea. Selectwoman Magda moved to amend the minutes by adding that derogative comments were directed at Selectman Shea and Selectwoman Magda from visitors present. The minutes were then approved on a unanimous vote.
Selectwoman Magda and Selectman Shea announced that they will take the budget to referendum this year.
At 9:45 p.m. Selectwoman Magda moved to go into executive session to discuss contracts, land acquisition, or personnel issues. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. June Riley was invited to stay for the session. At 9:50 p.m. Selectman Shea moved to exit the executive session. The motion was seconded by Selectwoman Magda. The vote taken was unanimous. There were no motions moved during the executive session.
Adjournment was called at 9:55 p.m. 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