BOARD OF SELECTMEN
JANUARY 30, 2018
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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.
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 was called at 5:35 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen