OF SELECTMEN BOARD
FEBRUARY 22, 2016
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Francis Doba, Attorney Kevin McSherry, Bruce Loomis
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of January 25, 2016. The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken was unanimous.
Selectman Hurlburt moved to refund to Honda Lease Trust the sum of $174.22, to Barbara Fritz the sum of $399.67, to Corelogic the sum of $2,446.32, to Mark James Valentine the sum of $11.67 and to Trevor Browne the sum of $67.63 all for overpayment of taxes. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
LION’S CLUB PAPER SHREDDING AT RECYCLING CENTER
Stewart Horton as a representative of the Bethany Lion’s Club has ask approval of the Board of Selectmen to hold a Document Shredding Day at the Bethany Recycling Center on April 23, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. till noon. Following a brief discussion Selectman Hurlburt moved to hold a Bethany Lion’s Club sponsored Document Shredding Day at the Bethany Recycling Center on April 23, 2016. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The approval vote taken was unanimous.
MATTRESS RECYCLING COUNCIL
First Selectwoman Gorski shared with the Selectmen information she had received about the Mattress Recycling Council and the way their service would serve the Town of Bethany. They would take for free mattresses disposed of at the Recycling Center as long as their rules were followed. After discussion with Bruce Loomis, Chairman of the Solid Waste Commission the Selectmen were satisfied with the program. The only requirement would be to give them a thirty day notice for ending the program. Following brief discussion Selectman Hurlburt moved a motion to accept the offer of Mattress Recycling Council to remove and recycle mattresses taken in at the Bethany Recycling Center as long as the mattresses meet the criteria of Mattress Recycling Council at no cost to the Town. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
The Town Clerk received a letter of resignation from Dorothy Seaton, a member of the Conservation Commission. First Selectwoman Gorski suggested moving Patsy Weiner from an alternate member to a full voting member. Selectmen Hurlburt and Selectman Shea unanimously agreed to this appointment. There are still vacancies to fill on this commission.
First Selectwoman Gorski reported on progress developing the Town budget for 2016-17. At this time increases seem to be minimal. Since the State of Connecticut has passed a bill making all towns and cities charge no more 32 mils for motor vehicle taxes, this will have an impact on tax collection totals. At his time it is not known whether there will be any State reimbursement for this shortfall to ciities and towns. The Bethany Community School budget is flat. The Amity Finance Committee is working on the Amity budget to further reduce it. The will present theirs to the Board of Finance on Msarch 1, 2016.
Adjournment was called at 7:50 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen