BOARD OF SELECTMEN
APRIL 11, 2016
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Clark Hurlburt
Visitors: Francis Doba, Don Ouimette
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 March 28, 2016. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea. The minutes were amended by correcting the spelling of Catherine Weiss’s name. They were then approved on a unanimous vote.
USE OF TOWN HALL AND LAKEVIEW LODGE KITCHEN
Rosco’s Traveling Smoke House, a locally owned business has requested use of the Lakeview Lodge or Town Hall kitchens to cook for large parties. Following discussion for use, and fees to be charged, it was determined that the fee charged would be the same as renting the school kitchen. Their fee is $50 for the first hour and $15 per hour for each additional hour used. Selectman Hurlburt questioned whether this would open the door for other similar requests. The Selectmen discussed notification for use. It was determined that there would need to be at least a two week window of use so that it would not affect rentals and use by civic organizations.
HOUSATONIC MODEL SAILING BOAT CLUB
Don Ouimette, member of the Housatonic Model Sailing Boat Club gave a presentation to the Selectmen regarding how the radio controlled sail boats operate with regard to racing. The club uses Hop Brook for the season from Memorial Day to Labor Day for their races. They are asking if the club could use the lake at Veterans Memorial Park from early April to Memorial Day and after Labor Day to hold their events since Hop Brook is closed during this time. First Selectwoman Gorski will discuss libality with the insurance company and the Town Attorney on this use before a final decision is made.
OTHER MATTERS PROPER TO COME BEFORE THE MEETING
First Selectwoman Gorski reported that the Annual Budget Hearing has been set for April 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
First Selectwoman Gorski has notified all civic organizations and political committees not to drive on the grass near the Town Hall kitchen.
Adjournment was called at 8:05 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