BOARD OF SELECTMEN
DECEMBER 11, 2017
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea
Absent: Selectman Clark Hurlburt
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:40 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.
APPRIOVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for approval of the minutes of the meeting of November 25, 2017. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski. The vote was called. The vote taken was two yes votes.
Selectman Shea moved to refund to Cab East LLC the sum of $437.82, to Toyota Lease Trust the sum of $9.00 for overpayment of taxes and to Attorney Watts $5,065.21 for fees collected. Selectwoman Gorski seconded the motion. There were two yes votes.
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING AGENDA
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to amend the date of the next Special Town Meeting set at the meeting of November 25, 2017. The date previously set was incorrect as the December calendar had been used. The amended date was set for January 18, 2018 in a motion by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectwoman Gorski. There were two yes votes for this motion.
First Selectwoman Gorski discussed with Selectman Shea the addition to the agenda of a Noise Ordinance. The Selectmen discussed with Attorney McSherry the creation of such an ordinance. It was determined that an ordinance was not needed at this time.
Selectman Shea moved a motion to add the following items to the Call for the Special Town Meeting. First Selectwoman Gorski seconded the motion. The vote taken was two yes votes.
Acceptance by the Town of Bethany of the First Church of Christ Congregational Cemetery will be on the agenda for this meeting.
An Act Concerning a Municipal Option Property Tax Exemption for Gold Star Parents and Spouses will also be and item on the agenda. It will be set up similar to the Tax Relief for the Elderly.
First Selectwoman Gorski received a letter from Frontier Communications regarding a list of emergency contacts for the Town of Bethany. The list will be given to the Emergency Management Team.
Superintendent Coleen Murray has discussed with First Selectwoman Gorski the cost of educating a student at the Bethany Community School which differs from the costs discussed with the Board of Selectmen at a previous meeting by Brian Laubstein.
Adjournment was called at 8:05 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen