Wednesday, March 21, 2018


Bethany Conservation Commission

November 9, 2017

Approved Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 8:11 by Bruce Loomis. Also in attendance were Patsy Winer, Matthew Popp and Cathy Rives.  Absent were Brian Eitzer and Shaukat Khan.  Matthew Popp was appointed as a voting member in place of Brian Eitzer

Minutes of the September 14, 2017 meeting were reviewed.  Cathy moved to accept the minutes with the correction of the spelling of 'Quinnipiac' in the last paragraph. Matt seconded and the minutes were approved.

There were no bills, nor correspondence.  Bruce distributed the summer 2017 edition of 'The Habitat' for review. 

Bruce encouraged all members attending the CACIWC conference on November 18 to carpool as able.

Discussion of COY continued and the working list of potential candidates was narrowed further.  Discussion will be continued.

Bruce reported on a parcel of land on Bethmour Road for consideration for the Conservation Watch List.  He also encouraged all members of the Commission to review the Open Space Appendices on the Bethany website in anticipation of updating them in the near future.

The Commission had a brief discussion about trails in Bethany.

At 9:11, Matt moved to adjourn, Patsy seconded and the motion passed.

Respectfully submitted,

 

Cathy Rives,

Secretary pro-tempore

 

 

Bethany Conservation Commission

February 8, 2018

Approved Minutes

 

  1. The meeting was called to order at 8:05 by Bruce Loomis.  Also in attendance were Brian Eitzer, Patsy Winer and Matthew Popp. Absent were Shaukat Khan and Cathy Rives.
  2. Matthew Popp was appointed as a voting member in place of Cathy Rives for this meeting.
  3. Patsy moved to accept the minutes of the Nov. 9, 2018 meeting, Matt seconded.  It was noted that the letter A should be capitalized in the word appendices in the third from last paragraph (Open Space Appendices).
  4. The only correspondence was the fall 2017 issue of “The Habitat”.
  5. Bruce reported on issues with the Conservation Commission budget.  The expenses from last year’s Conservationist of the Year award were not submitted during fiscal 2016-2017.  They are now submitted and put into this year’s budget, however, that additional submission along with the projected expenses for this year’s Conservationist of the Year and the Bethany Community School Conservation Awards will cause the Conservation Commission’s budget for 2017-2018 to be exceeded.  Bruce will send a letter to the Board of Finance to explain the issue.
  6. Entered into an Executive Session at 8:18 to discuss a land issue and Conservationist of the Year.  The Executive Session ended at 8:34.
  7. There was a discussion of creating an approved charity list for the Conservationist of the Year award.  After the discussion the following motion was made by Brian:

Given budget issues the Conservation Commission will no longer include a monetary donation as part of the Conservationist of the Year award.

            Bruce seconded the motion and it passed.    

  1. Bruce tabled the issue on the Open Space Appendices.
  2. There was a discussion of trail use within the town and whether the Commission should make an effort to get the trails upgraded and expanded.  No action was taken at this time.
  3. There was a discussion about the need for additional members to the Commission.
  4. Matt moved to adjourn at 9:10 Patsy seconded and the motion passed.

 

Respectfully submitted,

 

Brian Eitzer

Secretary pro-tempore

BOARD OF FINANCE

SPECIAL MEETING

FEBRUARY 27, 2018

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DRAFT

Attendance:  Chairman John Grabowski, John Ford IV, Sharon Huxley, Sally Huyser

Visitors:  First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Thomas Broesler, Tim Neiderman, Jennifer Turner, Katheryn Silvester, John Pellicano, Alan Green, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Francis Doba, Johnathan Hirchoff, Richard Cogill, Robert McSherry, Melissa Canham-Clyne

Chairman Grabowski called the meeting of the Board of Finance to order at 7:12 p.m.  The meeting was held in the Selectman’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. 

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

Chairman Grabowski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of February 20, 2018.  The motion of approval was moved by John Ford IV.  Sharon Huxley seconded the motion.  There were no changes made to the minutes.  The vote was called.  The vote taken was three yes votes and one abstention that of Sally Huyser.

CHAIRMAN’S REPORT

There was no Chairman’s Report as there had been no Amity Finance Meeting since his last report.

FIRST SELECTWOMAN’S REPORT

First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski reports that she had been in Hartford today at the Public Hearing held in the Legislative Office Building testifying regarding Bill 51.67.  Under this bill the elementary schools can only put into a non-lapsing fund 1% of surplus for Capital projects while Regional School systems are not limited.  For example because Amity is a Regional System they are not held to the same standards. Without public authorization they can put their surplus into a fund and spend the surplus without returning it to the towns.

CLARK MEMORIAL LIBRARY

Katheryn Sylvester, member of the Clark Memorial Library Board gave a formal introduction to the Board of Finance for the Library budget and introduced members of the Library Board present at this meeting. Melisa Canham-Clyne then spoke of the activities and programs and extended hours they are open.  She spoke of the money received as a result of the grant writer they had for a year.  Melisa spoke of the creative ways they are trying to set up fund raisers.  Overall they are asking for an increase in their budget of $22,000 over last year. 

BETHANY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Robert McSherry addressed the Board of Finance regarding the Bethany Fire Department budget and Capital Expenditure requests.  The operating budget request is $2,000 more than last year.  They are requesting $17,000 for a cardiac compression tool.  They would like a utility body pickup for $85,000 and a new engine pumper for $895,000 as their Capital Expenditures.

Robert gave the Board of Finance an update on progress with the installation of the Radio System.

HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT BUDGET

Alan Green outlined some of the Highway Department’s operation.  The budget request is $6.7 % over last year.  The department is making a request for a new pay loader as their only Capital Expenditure request this year.  The Board requested that Alan get together with Tom Broesler to work up a list of roads to repair over the next five years and the cost of reconstruction, since Alan feels that the Town is falling behind with road repair and perhaps bonding should be considered.  They would like this information for the next meeting.

PUBLIC SAFETY

Trooper Merriam is still waiting for numbers from the State regarding the percentage of total salary for the Resident Trooper to be paid by each town.  It is not known what other costs may still be accessed by the State. 

SOLID WASTE BIDS

The bids for curbside pickup and recycling will be opened next week. 

BUDGET

The Board of Finance is requesting that Tom Broesler have all the numbers finalized on a spread sheet so that they can begin to put the budget together for their special meeting March 6, 2018. 

TAX COLLECTOR’S REPORT

Fran Doba presented the monthly report of the Tax Collector to the Board of Finance.  She explained why the amount for tax refunds was so high.  She explained that it was due to the pre-tax pay situation with the Federal Government deductions for next year. 

ADJOURNMENT

Adjournment was called at 9:05 p.m. after a motion was moved by Sally Huyser and seconded by John Ford IV.  The vote taken was unanimous. 

 

                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,

                                                                                               

`                                                                                               June G. Riley

                                                                                                Clerk,  Board of Finance

BOARD OF SELECTMEN

FEBRUARY 26, 2018

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DRAFT

Attendance:  First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Clark Hurlburt

Visitors:  Attorney Kevin McSherry, JoAnne Blanc, Gerald Osgood

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 February 12, 2018.  The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt.  There were no changes to the minutes.  The vote was called.  The vote was two yes votes and one abstention, that of Selectman Hurlburt as he was absent from that meeting. 

SUSTAINABLE CT COMMITTEE

First Selectwoman Gorski reported that ten people have volunteered to be on the Sustainable Ct Committee.  The Selectmen discussed how large the committee should be.  It was determined that a committee of seven would be adequate with three alternates.  A motion was then moved by Selectman Hurlburt to appoint Amy Arnsten, Marie Pulito, Gale Ridge, Jenny Turner, Glenda Callendar, Annmarie Puleo and Eric Freidon as regular members and April Sterling, Clark Hurlburt and Lee Grannis as alternates.  Selectman Shea seconded the motion.  The vote taken was unanimous.

TREES ON SPERRY ROAD

First Selectwoman Gorski reported to the Selectmen that she has had communication with the Vegetation Expert from Eversource regarding the trees on Sperry Road, to be taken down to re-route wires.  The residents of Sperry Road are concerned especially for two tulip trees near the intersection of Bethway Road.  Before a final decision is made regarding the tree removal the Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing to allow residents to express their concerns.

EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS PERSONNEL ISSUE

At 7:40 p.m. Selectman Hurlburt moved a motion to go into Executive Session to discuss a personnel issue and to invite Attorney McSherry to stay for the session.  The motion was seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.  At 7:55 p.m. Selectman Clark Hurlburt moved to exit the executive session.  Selectman Shea seconded the motion.  The vote taken was unanimous. 

ADJOURNMENT

First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of adjournment.  The 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                                 

Friday, February 23, 2018


BOARD OF SELECTMEN
FEBRUARY 12, 2018

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DRAFT
First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea.  Selectman Hurlburt was absent from the meeting.
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m.  The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room in the Bethany Town Hall. 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for approval of the minutes of the special meeting of January 29, 2018.  The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski.  The vote taken was unanimous.
TAX REFUNDS
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion for Tax Refunds.  The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski:  The following tax refunds were approved on a unanimous vote:
Brandon T. Berry for $32.59, Danielle Beerli for $637.35, to Garceau Peck, LLC for $45.00, Honda Lease Trust $408.64, John Sicignano the sum of $134.27, J P Morgan Chase Bank NA for $827.58, to Nissan Infiniti the sum of $182.54, to Paul J. Tomaski the sum of $12.70, to Roger & Mary Ellen Simon the sum of $5.00,  to Stephen Mana the $209.67, to Timothy Macrae the sum of $86.63, to Toyota Lease Trust the sum of $1,098.81, to Virginia Guiliano the sum of $80.81 and from Watts Law Office the sum of $500,00 all for over payment of taxes. 
PARKING SIGNS AT VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK
The Selectmen discussed the Parking Sign for Veterans Memorial Park for the upcoming season.
PERMIT PARKING
FOR
RESIDENTS ONLY
VEHICLES WITHOUT VALID
PARKING PERMITS WILL BE TOWED AND THE OWNER FINED
Following discussion Selectman Shea moved a motion to approve the sign.  First Selectwoman Gorski seconded the motion.  The vote taken was unanimous.
TREES ON SPERRY ROAD
Eversource has marked trees on Sperry Road near the intersection of Bethway Road to be removed in order to put in new telephone poles for the replacement of wires to improve service in that area.  Several neighbors in that area are concerned about the tree removal since Sperry Road is designated as a Rural Road.  First Selectwoman Gorski is planning a Public Hearing at the next Selectmen’s Meeting to address the issue.
 
RUSSELL FAMILY USE OF LAKEVIEW LODGE
The Selectmen discussed the fee for the Russell Family use of the Lakeview Lodge for a memorial service on March 1, 2018. The motion to reduce the fee to $100 to cover the custodial fee was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski.  The vote taken was unanimous.
LOCKET MEADOW FUND RAISER
Locket Meadow has requested waiving of the rental fee to use the Lakeview Lodge for a fund raiser on February 18, 2018.  The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski.  The vote taken was unanimous.
ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment was called at 7:50 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski.  The vote taken was unanimous.
 
                                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,
 
                                                                                                                June G. Riley
                                                                                                                Secretary, Board of Selectmen
 
 



MINUTES OF THE BETHANY PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING OF WED
The special meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission was called to order at 7:03 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room of the Bethany Town Hall, 40 Peck Road, Bethany, Connecticut.
 
The following Commission Members were present:
            Kimberly McClure Brinton, Chair
            Michael Calhoun, Vice-Chair
            Bob Harrison, Member
Brad Buchta, Alternate Member, seated as a voting member
Carol Lambiase, Alternate Member, seated as a voting member
            Eric McDonald, Alternate Member
 
 
The following Commission Members were absent:
            Alex Hutchinson, Member
            Donna Shea, Member/Secretary
 
 
Also present were:
            Hiram Peck, Planning Consultant
            Isabel Kearns, Zoning Enforcement Officer
            Kevin McSherry, Town Attorney
 
 
APPROVAL OF MINUTES                
            
  1. It was moved by Calhoun and seconded by Harrison to approve, as amended, the minutes of the January 3, 2018, Regular Meeting as follows:
  • Page 3, fourth paragraph, add this sentence – Mr. Peck also described for consideration by the board to determine if this is an intensification of an existing use or the expansion to a different nonconforming use.
  • Page 5, last paragraph, Reads – “Mr. Peck will cleanup his memo dated December 27, 2017, and forward to Chair Brinton for approval to forward to applicant.” Change to “Mr. Peck will revise his memo dated December 27, 2017, and forward to Chair Brinton to approval to forward to applicant.”
    Voting for:  Brinton, Calhoun, Harrison, Buchta, Lambiase.
      Unanimous approval.
 
 
  1. It was moved by Calhoun  and seconded by Lambiase to approve, as amended, the minutes of the January 17, 2018, Special Meeting:
  • First Page, last paragraph, change first bullet to read “Need a landscaping plan with elevations.”
  • First page, last paragraph, change second bullet to read “Need an asbuilt plan.”
     
     
     
     
     
     
  • Second page, second paragraph, second sentence reads “Also, Mr. Peck mentioned the original plan had potential parking in the rear and it is now constructed and that the owners need to submit an asbuilt that reflects all the revisions: such as, the parking in the rear, walls constructed, lighting, and landscaping.” Change to “Also, Mr. Peck mentioned the original plan had potential parking in the rear and it is now constructed and that the owners need to submit an asbuilt plan that reflects all the revisions: such as, the parking in the rear, walls constructed, lighting, and landscaping.”
    Buchta abstained.
    Voting for:  Brinton, Calhoun, Harrison, Lambiase.
      Unanimous approval.
 
 
BILLS
 
  1. It was moved by Buchta and seconded by Harrison to approve the payment of $1,200.00 (monthly pro rata basis), for services rendered for January 2018, by Hiram W. Peck III, AICP, Planning Consultant.
Voting for:  Brinton, Calhoun, Harrison, Buchta, Lambiase.
Unanimous approval.
 
  1. It was moved by Calhoun and seconded by Lambiase to approve the payment of a bill for $125.00, dated for February 15, 2018, from Donna Cahill for recording services for the public hearing (68 Hopp Brook Road).
    Voting for:  Brinton, Calhoun, Harrison, Buchta, Lambiase.
Unanimous approval.
 
 
GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
 
  1. Letter from Attorney John A. Parese, representing Green Haven, Inc., dated January 16, 2018, Re:  Request for extension for five years of zoning approvals – Applications #2014-006, #2014-007 and #2014-008 for 4 and 21 Meyers Road.
  2. Letter from Attorney John A. Parese, representing Green Haven, Inc., dated January 17, 2018, Re:  Supplement Request for extension for five years of zoning approvals – Applications #2014-006, #2014-007 and #2014-008 for  4 and 21 Meyers Road also known as 58, 58A and 58B Old Amity Road.
  3. Letter from Bill and Wendy Grieger of 63 Sargent Drive, submitted January 18, 2018, Re:  63 Sargent Drive.
  4. Submitted by email from Matt Micros, on January 19, 2018, one handwritten sheet of lighting information with attached specifications from NorthEast Electrical Distributors of Hartford, CT, dated October 4, 2017, for CFC Park, 667 Amity Road.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
PUBLICATIONS AND WORKSHOPS
 
  1. Connecticut Federation of Planning and Zoning Agencies, Quarterly Newsletter, Winter 2018.
  2. Letter from Steven Byrne, Executive Director of the Connecticut Federation of Planning and Zoning Agencies, submitted January 22, 2018, Re:  CFPZA Annual Conference – March 22, 2018.
     
     
    PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUATION
     
  • 68 Hopp Brook Road, Application #2017-017 submitted by Adam Lieder for a Home Occupation Permit for a tree service and to park three vehicles on the subject property
 
At 7:15 p.m., Chair Brinton called the public hearing continuation to order.   Roll call was taken.  Chair Brinton read the notice for the public hearing continuation.
 
During the course of the public hearing, Chair Brinton noted that the Commission has received the following items relative to the subject application.  Exhibit identification was assigned as noted:
  1. Exhibit 3A – Memo from Isabel Kearns, ZEO, dated January 11, 2018, Re:  68 Hopp Brook Road, Comments from conversation with Craig Molsick, owner of 68 Hopp Brook Road.
  2. Exhibit 3B – Memo from Isabel Kearns, ZEO, dated January 11, 2018, Re:  68 Hopp Brook Road, Comments from conversation with Garry Ginnow of 67 Hopp Brook Road.
  3. Exhibit 3C – Submitted by Walter Iwaniv of 29 Hopp Brook Road, two pages of comments from his presentation at hearing tonight.
  4. Exhibit 3D – Submitted by Hiram Peck , Planning Consultant, copy of Map A-171 from Land Records showing road width of Hopp Brook Road.
 
Present to speak on behalf of this application was Adam Lieder, owner of Out on the Limb Tree Service, of 75 Silvermine Road, Seymour, Connecticut, who is the applicant.
 
Chair Brinton asked if anyone from the public would like to speak in favor of the application or against the application.  The following public members spoke:
  • Walter Iwaniw of 29 Hopp Brook Road – Submitted Exhibit 3C.
  • Christopher Murphy of 201 Bear Hill Road.
  • Mr. Garry Ginnow of 67 Hopp Brook Road.
  • Nancy Jansen of 60 Hopp Brook Road.
 
Hiram Peck, Planning Consultant, asked Mr. Ginnow if he agreed with what Isabel Kearns, ZEO, mentioned in her memo Exhibit 3B.  Mr. Ginnow agreed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commission members discussed some issues with the Town Attorney and Planning Consultant regarding nonconforming use, road width, and petition submitted by residents.
 
At 7:45 p.m., it was moved by Calhoun and seconded by Harrison to close the public hearing on the subject application.
Voting for:  Brinton, Calhoun, Harrison, Buchta, Lambiase.
Unanimous approval.                                                                                                                                                               
 
 
 
NEW BUSINESS
 
 
  1. Letter from John Parese, representing Green Haven, dated January 16, 2018, requesting an extension of five years on any approvals, Applications #2014-006, #2014-007 and #2014-008 that is scheduled to expire by lapse of time for property located at 4 and 21 Meyers Road also known as 58, 58A 58B Old Amity Road
 
Present for this request were Brenda Caldwell and Dick Margulis.  Ms. Caldwell stated this extension is required for the bank so that if the construction goes longer than the 60-week construction period we would be pushing against the deadline of June 11, 2019.
 
It was moved by Calhoun and seconded by Harrison to approve the extension of five years on the approvals for Green Haven, Inc., for Applications #2014-006, #2014-007, and #2014-008 for property located at 4 and 21 Meyers Road also known as 58, 58A and 58B Old Amity Road.  The new expiration date shall be June 11, 2024.
Vote 5 to 0.
Voting were:  Brinton, Calhoun, Harrison, Buchta, Lambiase.
Unanimous approval.
 
 
 
  1. 19 AMADEO DRIVE, Application #2018-001 submitted by Robert Jones for a Special Exception Permit for an Accessory Apartment
 
It was moved by Calhoun and seconded by Buchta to schedule a public hearing date at the next regular Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at 7:15 p.m. in the Commission Meeting Room of the Bethany Town Hall, 40 Peck Road.
Vote 5 to 0.
Voting were:  Brinton, Calhoun, Harrison, Buchta, Lambiase.
Unanimous approval.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  1. Discussion with James Bruni of 26 Pleasant Dr., regarding 12 PLEASANT DRIVE – GRIEGER
 
Present for this discussion were James Bruni of 26 Pleasant Drive and Bill and Wendy Grieger, owners of 12 Pleasant Drive.
 
Mr. Bruni stated his concerns with the hours of operation of businesses operating out of storage facility owned by the Griegers.  Mr. Bruni stated there are people going in and out and noise coming from building all during the night.  Mr. Bruni has audio recordings and videos of the activity at the subject property.  The Griegers’ are having security cameras installed on building.
 
Town Attorney Kevin McSherry listed the three components discussed:
  • Cameras being installed by Griegers’ and they will notify Mr. Bruni and PZC when completed.
  • Mr. Bruni to send email to Griegers’ when activity is taking place so they can check the cameras at the time notified.
  • Mr. Bruni to speak to State Police regarding issue of ATV activity.
 
OLD BUSINESS
 
  1. 68 HOPP BROOK ROAD, Application #2017-017 submitted by Adam Lieder for a Home Occupation for tree service and to park 3 vehicles on property – Hearing closed.  Commission briefly discussed and will deliberate at next meeting.  Tabled.
 
  1. Continue discussion regarding Accessory Apartments and other Zoning Regulations including Attainable Housing Regulation - 
    Hiram Peck, Planning Consultant, will prepare a refined final regulation and email to Commission members.  Tabled.
 
ZONING ENFORCEMENT OFFICER’S REPORT
Isabel Kearns, ZEO, distributed copies of two reports she prepared as follows:
  • Building Permits for January.
  • Site Inspections from January 22, 2018 to February 6, 2018.                               .
 
ADJOURNMENT
 
There being no further business to come before the Commission, it was moved by Calhoun                    and seconded by Buchta to adjourn the special meeting at 9:43 p.m.
Voting for:  Brinton, Calhoun, Harrison, Buchta, Lambiase.
Unanimous approval.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
Antonia R. Marek, Clerk
for the Planning and Zoning Commission
NESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2018       Page 1 of 6

BOARD OF SELECTMEN
SPECIAL MEETING        
JANUARY 30, 2018

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APPROVED
First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Clark Hurlburt
Visitor:  Fran Doba
First Selectwoman Gorski called the Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 5:00 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 January 22, 2018.  The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt.  First Selectwoman Gorski moved to amend the minutes as follows regarding:  The Bright Ideas Energy Grant Program.  The vote was called.  The vote was two yes votes and one abstention that of Selectman Hurlburt as he was absent from that meeting.
TAX REFUNDS
 
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to refund to Corelogic Tax Services the amount $93,161.83, to Thomaston Savings Bank the amount of $5,588.14 and to Wells Fargo Real Estate Tax Services the amount of $3,035.58 all for overpayment of taxes.  The motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Don Shea.  The vote taken was unanimous.
REVIEW SOLID WASTE AND RECYCLING BID DOCUMENTS
 
The Selectmen reviewed the Request for Proposal for the Solid Waste collections. The present contract will expire June 30, 2018.   The Request for Proposal for the Solid Waste Collections was prepared by First Selectwoman Gorski, Attorney Kevin McSherry and Alan Green.  Following discussion the Selectmen agreed that the Request for Proposal for the Solid Waste Collections was acceptable to them.    
WAIVE THE REQUIREMENTS TO PUBLIC BIDS IN A NEWSPAPER AND AUTHORIZE POSTING THE BIDS ON THE INTERNET, TOWN WEB SITE AND OR STATE OF CONNECTICUT DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE WEBSITE
The Selectmen discussed the publishing of a legal in the newspaper and the cost of it.  Since it is now acceptable to publish bids on the internet, Town web site and State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Service Website the Selectmen determined that the RFP for Solid Waste would be put on these sites.  Following discussion Selectman Hurlburt moved a motion to waive publishing the RFP in the newspaper and post it on the Internet, Town of Bethany website and State of Connecticut Department of Administrative Service Website.  Selectman Shea seconded the motion.  The vote taken was unanimous.
CHANGE ORDINANCE REGARDING SOLID WASTE
In discussing matters regarding Solid Waste it was noted that perhaps modifications should be made to the Town of Bethany Ordinances under Solid Waste at a future Town Meeting.
 
ADJOURNMENT
Adjournment was called at 5:35 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea.
                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,
                                                                               
                                                                                                June G. Riley
                                                                                                Secretary, Board of Selectmen