Monday, March 27, 2017

FEBRUARY 27, 2017

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Attendance:  First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors:  Fran Doba, Attorney Kevin McSherry
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.  The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of February 27, 2017.  The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt.  First Selectwoman Gorski corrected the minutes regarding Appoint of Committee for Annex.  The amended minutes were then approved on a unanimous vote.
Selectman Hurlburt moved to appoint Namita Wijesekera, Todd Bussert and Nick Poulmas to the newly created Annex Committee.  Selectman Shea seconded the motion.  The vote taken was unanimous.
First Selectwoman Gorski reports that she has been up to the State Capital to give testimony regarding budget cuts in the Governor’s budget that would affect Bethany.  First Selectwoman Gorski plans to attend the Education Committee meeting on Wednesday regarding cuts to the ESC Grant.  The Board discussed timing for the Annual Town Meeting if the Governor’s budget has not been finalized.  Attorney McSherry informed the Board of the procedure that could be taken.  The Annual Town Meeting would be held according to ordinance the third Monday of May.  If the budget had not been finalized then the meeting would adjourn and a new date set for a new Town Meeting when the budget was complete.
OTHER  MATTERS PROPER TO COME BEFORE THE MEETING                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Selectman Shea asked at what distance can a gun be shot for target practice on private property?  Attorney McSherry indicated that this information was available under Connecticut State Statute not local ordinance. 
Adjournment was called at 7:55 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea.  The vote taken was unanimous.
                                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,  
                                                                                                                June G. Riley
                                                                                                                Secretary, Board of Selectmen