BOARD OF SELECTMEN
DECEMBER 21, 2015
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry, Fran Doba, Robert McSherry
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:35 p.m. The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
November 10, 2015: A motion of approval was moved by Selectman Hurlburt to approve the minutes of the meeting. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote for approval was two yes votes and one abstention that of Selectman Shea as he was absent from that meeting.
Selectman Shea moved to refund to Connecticut Branches the sum of $1,949.21 for overpayment of taxes. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
LOCAL CAPITAL ROAD PLAN
A motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea to accept the LOCIP Road Plan for fiscal year 2014-2016. The following roads were accepted for the LOCIP Road Plan for fiscal year 2014-201: Downs Road, Schaffer Road and Peck Road. The vote taken was unanimous.
TROOPE I CLOSING
First Selectwoman Gorski reported that the State of Connecticut Legislature has decided against the closing of Troop I at this time. The suggested closing was part of the Governor’s plan to reduce the State budget deficit.
Correspondence was received from Ryan Buford asking permission to trap on Town property. After a discussion regarding this matter it was determined that the Selectmen did not want to have anyone trapping on Town owner property because of the liability. J
First Selectwoman Gorski did some research on the environmental impact using millings to regrade Meyers Road. Some of the residents living on this road had complained about the millings, as they thought it was against the rural road ordinance to put them on this rural dirt road. The findings were that there is no environmental impact.
At 7:45 p.m. Selectman Shea moved to go into Executive Session and to invite Robert McSherry and Attorney McSherry to stay for the session. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous. At 8:10 p.m. Selectman Hurlburt moved to exit the executive session. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
After exiting the session Selectman Shea moved to authorize the First Selectwoman to negotiate and enter into a lease agreement with Channel 8 to allow the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department to place a communications antenna on their tower. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
A motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt for First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski to authorize and enter into a letter of intent with Paul Zito, to complete RFP for radio system for the Bethany Volunteer Fire Department and authorize Paul Zito to be retained for evaluation of the RFP subject to Bethany Volunteer Fire Department approval with price not to exceed $5,000. The motion was seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.
Adjournment was called at 8:15 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen