BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MARCH 14, 2016
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Clark Hurlburt
Visitors: Fran Doba, Attorney Kevin McSherry, Chip Spear.
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:30 p.m. The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s 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 February 22, 2016. The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote was called. The vote was unanimous.
ADDITION TO AGENDA
Selectman Shea moved to add to the agenda of this meeting, Waive or Reduce Fees for use of Lakeview Lodge and Appointment to the Solid Waste Committee. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
USE OF LAKEVIEW LODGE
Chip Spear has requested use of the Lakeview Lodge and waiving of fees for its use, to hold a Workshop Discussion on Country Problems. The discussion could go beyond politics and the environment. The session would be open to the public, and members of Town Boards and Commissions will be invited to attend. Following further discussion Selectman Hurlburt moved to waive the fees for use of Lakeview Lodge for workshop to be held on May 22, 2016. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
APPOINTMENT TO SOLID WASTE COMMITTEE
Selectwoman Gorski moved to appoint Michael Kaloyanides to the Solid Waste Committee. The motion was seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. First Selectwoman Gorski called the vote. There were two yes votes and one no vote that of Selectman Shea as he felt that George MacDonnell should be re-appointed.
First Selectwoman Gorski received information regarding the offer of Eversource for towns to buy their street lights and maintaining them. The cost to the towns for electricity would be less, however towns would have to maintain them, and hire outside contractor to repair. The Town would lose tax revenue of about $14,000 alone to save $10,000 in electrical fees. First Selectwoman Gorski is checking with other municipalities through CCM to see how they are handling it. It was the consensus of the Selectmen to make no changes at this time.
NWCTPS MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT WITH NORTH WEST COMMUNICATIONS
The Selectmen briefly discussed the Memorandum of Agreement with North West Communications. Selectman Shea then moved a motion to accept the agreement. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS CONTRACTS AND REAL ESTATE
At 7:50 p.m. a motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt to go into executive session to discuss contracts and real estate. The motion was seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote was called. The vote was unanimous. At 8:15 p.m. Selectman Shea moved to exit the executive session. Selectman Hurlburt seconded motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
Adjournment was called at 8:16 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen