BOARD OF SELECTMEN
JULY 1, 2015
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald
Shea, Selectman Clark Hurlburt
Shea, Selectman Clark Hurlburt
Visitors: Fran Doba, Alan Green
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 4:37 p.m. The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
WAIVE BID PROCESS FOR TREE WORK
Alan Green, Ray Pantalone and First Selectwoman Gorski had all met regarding the tree removal program for the dead ash trees in Bethany. Ray Pantalone is advising the Town to seek quotes to get better pricing rather than using the bidding process for a “vendor In place” for the year. Ray estimates there are about 1500 trees that need to come down. The cost would be about $700 to $800 per tree. Selectman Shea questioned prevailing wage and whether it would apply to tree cutting. Following discussion Selectman Hurlburt moved to waive the bidding process for tree work and choose the contractor based on quotes. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
BID FOR ROAD PAVING
The Town received only one bid for road paving for fiscal year 2015-16. This bid was received from Sal- War. This bid met the requirements as legally advertised. Following discussion Selectman Shea moved to award the bid for road paving to Sal-War. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
SCHAFFER ROAD RE-CONSTRUCTION AND DRAINAGE PROJECT
Alan Green discussed the Schaffer Road project with the W. R. Grieger Excavating, Sal War and Mesa Excavation and Paving. Both W. R Grieger Excavation and Sal War were not interested in bidding on the project. The Selectmen agreed to waive the bid process and award the project to Mesa Excavation and Paving.
WAIVE BIDDING PROCESS FOR TRUCK PURCHASES
The Town approved the purchases of a Foreman’s pickup with plow, a pickup for the Fire Marshal and a mason dump with plow at the Town Meeting. Following discussion Selectman Hurlburt moved a motion to purchase trucks from the Government Program or State of Connecticut’s bid list for the best pricing. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
CARRINGTON PRESERVE RESOLUTIONS
The Selectmen reviewed the resolutions for the Carrington Preserve.
Selectman Shea moved the following resolution:
Resolved, that First Selectman Derrylyn Gorski is authorized to apply for an Open Space Grant and to recommend the Town of Bethany use the Town of Bethany Land Acquisition Fund for the required State of Connecticut match.
Selectman Hurlburt seconded the resolution. The vote taken was unanimous.
Selectman Hurlburt moved the following resolution:
Resolved, that Derrylyn Gorski of the Town of Bethany be and is hereby authorized to execute on behalf of the Town of Bethany a Grant Agreement and Conservation and Public Recreation Easement and Agreement under the Open Space and Watershed Land Acquisition Program with the State of Connecticut for financial assistance to acquire permanent interest in land known as Carrington Preserve OSWA- 491 and to manage said land as open space land pursuant to section 7- 131d of the Connecticut General Statutes.
Adjournment was called at 4:50 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote was called. The vote was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen