BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MAY 29, 2018
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Alan Green, Attorney Kevin McSherry, Paula Cofrancesco, Donna Shea
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 8:04 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 May 14, 2018. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Donald Shea. There were no changes to the minutes as written. The vote taken for approval was unanimous.
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to approve Tax Refunds in the amount of $367.21 to the following:
Cheryl Quinn and Yvon Philibert for $171.99, to Eric and Carol Johnson for $4.72, to JeffreY Rubleman for $6.00, to Ann Lightfoot for $153.36 and to Tudor Estates, LLC for $31.14 all for overpayment of taxes. The motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.
APPOINTMENT OF FIRE INVESTIGATOR
Stephen Sousa has completed the Fire Investigator course. Fire Marshal White is recommending his appointment. Selectman Shea moved the motion to appoint Stephen Sousa as Fire Investigator. The motion was seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken was unanimous.
BRUSH CHIPPING FROM TORNADO WAIVING OF BID
The residents of the Town have been bringing brush to the Old Recycling Center since the recent tornado. The town needs to chip what has accumulated to make room for more. A quote for this work was received from Nature’s Harvest. The rate per day is $2,500 per day based on 8 hours per day. Following discussion Selectman Shea moved to waive the bid process for the brush chipping and to award the bid to Nature’s Harvest. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous. The Board of Finance at their meeting held previous to this meeting, had appropriated up to $20,000 to be taken it from the Contingency Fund and transfer it to the Department of Public Works for this purpose.
The Town of Bethany was approached by a volunteer group called Team Rubacon to help veterans clean up their property after the tornado. The group of thirty-two volunteers in crews of four or five will be in town to help the residents of Deerfield and Old Fairwood Roads. They carry their own insurance. Their labor will go towards the Town deductible for FEMA.
Adjournment was called at 8:20 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen