BOARD OF SELECTMEN
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
SEPTEMBER 11, 2017
Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Clark Hurlburt
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry, Bruce Loomis, Patsy Winer, Bruno Nielsen, Mary Ellen McDivitt, Ann Lehman, Norman Cole
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:35 p.m. The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. After calling the meeting to order First Selectwoman Gorski asked all present to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman called for a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of August 28, 2017. The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken was unanimous without change.
Selectman Shea moved to refund to Alan J. Merly the sum of $35.49, to Amy Willet the sum of $205.44, to Barbara Gowisnock the sum of $11.39, Christy NL. Handler the sum of $28.70, Clark Winchell the sum of $16.13, Daimler Trust $16.13, Donna J. Kruysman the sum $113.60, Eric Friden the sum of $22.62, Honda Lease Trust the sum of$79.90, Hyundai Lease Titling Trust the sum of$243.10, to Jennifer Gagne the sum of $14.62, to John Ellison, II the sum of $14.59, to Joseph Leite the sum of $3.76, to Laura Rondina the sum of $7.20, to Michael Calhoun the sum of $15.97, to Nina & Daniel Spacek the sum of $40.13, to Patrick & Lawrence Iben the sum of $10.88, Richard and Margaret Pantaleo the sum of $116.80, to Robert and Eileen Menker the sum of $116.80, to Stephen Pelosi the sum of $57.44 and to Thomas Goodwin the sum of $13.31 all for overpayment of taxes. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
WAIVE BIDDING PROCESS FOR REVAL FOR EQALITY VALUATION SERVICES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to waive the bidding process for Revaluation for Equality Valuation Services. The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken was unanimous.
TRAFFIC WARNING ROAD SIGNS
First Selectwoman Gorski reports that the high risk rural road signs placed on Bethany roads warning of curves, placed by the State, from a Federal and State grant are not mandatory. She has taken a ride with the Resident Trooper Merriam to do an evaluation of where they felt the signs would be helpful. They both agreed that the number of signs was excessive. First Selectman Gorski distributed a map showing locations of the signs and has asked the other Selectmen to do their own evaluation of where they felt signs should be located.
Maryellen McDivitt questioned “where are the white lines?” First Selectwoman added that they will be refreshed and re-painted in the fall.
Norman Cole a member of Planning and Zoning suggested that perhaps the Commission could review the locations also.
APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Selectman Hurlburt moved to appoint Patsy Winer to a full three year term on the Conservation Commission. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
Selectman Shea moved to appoint Mario Pannagrasso to a two year term as the Town of Bethany Assessor. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
First Selectwoman Gorski appointed Kevin McSherry as Town Counsel for the Town of Bethany for her term of office June 30, 2019. Both Selectman Shea and Selectman Hurlburt ratified her appointment.
First Selectwoman Gorski discussed with the Selectmen information she had received regarding possible changes in the State budget but not yet approved, i.e. equalization for car taxes throughout the state, teacher pension, increase in sales tax. No finalization has been reached yet.
Adjournment was called at 8:10 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