BOARD OF SELECTMEN
JULY 24, 2017
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Clark Hurlburt
Visitors: Fran Doba, Sharia Kahn, Tariq Kahn, Eric Frieden, Gary Hale, Damon Weiss, Adam Burkitt
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski called for approval of the minutes of the meeting of July 10, 2017. Selectman Shea moved to approve the minutes as written. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The minutes were then approved on a unanimous vote.
First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski called for approval of the minutes of the meeting of July 12, 2017. Selectman Shea moved to approve the minutes as written. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The minutes were then approved on a vote of two yes votes and one abstention that of Selectman Hurlburt as he was absent from that meeting.
First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski called for approval of the minutes of the meeting of July 18, 2017. Selectman Shea moved to approve the minutes as written. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The minutes were then approved on a unanimous vote.
SOUTH CENTRAL REGIONAL WATER HAZ MAT WASTE RESOLUTION
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to approve the Resolution for Haz Mat Waste. The motion as written was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt:
TOWN OF BETHANY
CONFIRMING COMMITMENT AND PARTICIPATION IN A REGIONAL
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION CENTER
WHEREAS the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority, as agent for the South
Central Regional Council of Governments and participating municipalities, has undertaken the
permitting, construction and operation of a regional facility for the collection of household
hazardous waste and conditionally exempt small quantity generator business waste at its
headquarters at 90 Sargent Drive in New Haven; and
WHEREAS, The municipalities participating in the facility are able to have residents drop off
their household hazardous wastes on Saturday mornings (9 am-Noon) and conditionally exempt
small quantity generators deliver business waste on Saturday morning, (by appointment from 7
am – 8:30 am), from spring through fall for proper processing, transportation, and disposal;
WHEREAS, The facility is owned, managed and operated under the supervision of the South
Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority for the benefit of the participating municipalities;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE TOWN OF BETHANY THAT:
The Town of Bethany declares its commitment to continue participation in the regional
household hazardous waste collection center for a minimum three-year period (July 1,
2017 through June 30, 2020), and confirms its intent to contribute financially for the
operation, processing, transportation, and disposal of household hazardous waste.
The Town of Bethany authorizes its First Selectperson to enter into this agreement with
the South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority for the operation of the facility.
Such agreement will permit the Authority to act as its agent to maintain the facility, to
Contract with a vendor for the transportation and disposal of the wastes, to receive
financial support from grant sources, to enter into agreements with other municipalities,
and to operate the facility.
Invoicing will be based on a two part formula:
1. Annual operational costs are based on the number of 1- and 2- family housing units,
2. Annual transportation and waste disposal costs are prorated by residents' usage.
This resolution shall be effective July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
The vote was called. The vote was unanimous.
STATE OF CONNECTICUT ZREC SOLAR PROJECTS AWARD FOR TOWN HALL AND VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
Adam Burkitt, Managing Partner for Advanced Energy Efficiencies concerning the State of Connecticut’s ZREC auction for green energy projects was present to explain the program. AEE analyzed the historical electric usage at the Town Hall and Fire Department. Following energy, structural and pricing analyses, solar project proposals were submitted to the CT DEEP ZREC auction. Bethany’s projects were chosen by DEEP for ZREC awards. Following discussion Selectman Shea moved a motion that the Board of Selectmen agree to enter into a contract with Advanced Energy Efficiencies for solar panels for the Bethany Town Hall and Bethany Fire House and to authorize Selectwoman Gorski to negotiate a contract with Advanced Energy Efficiencies. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
Shavia Kahn and Tariq Kahn were present at the Board of Selectmen’s meeting to request reduction in the fee to rent the Pavilion at Veteran’s Memorial Park. They represented the NHIC Islamic School. It is a non-profit school. They would like to use the Pavilion for a graduation ceremony on August 11, 2017 after three o’clock. The Selectmen discussed details with the Kahn’s. Selectman Shea then moved a motion to charge the residential fee to the NHIC Islamic School of $100 instead of the non-resident fee of $200. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
The Selectmen discussed the Residential Stickers for motor vehicles for parking at Veterans Memorial Park and use of the Recycling Center. In some towns the stickers are sent out with the tax bills.
Adjournment was called at 8:40 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