BOARD OF SELECTMEN
FEBRUARY 11, 2019
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry
First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:32 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.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting of January 28, 2019. The motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous for approval without change.
REQUEST OF DISABLED VETERAN
Scott MacDonald a paralyzed Veteran, but not a resident of Bethany will be renting the Lakeview Lodge on June 15, 2019 for his wedding. Since he is not a resident of Bethany he is requesting the residential rate for use of the facility because of his time of service to the country. The Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to grant this request. The motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea.
NON-PERMITTED TYING INTO THE TOWN’S DRAINAGE SYSTEM
Castleberry Construction has requested permission to drain water from 374 Bethmour Road and 198 Pole Hill Road into the Town’s catch basin. In consulting with Nafis and Young it was determined that this request should be granted to save undirected water from running into the road. By grading this properly, directing the run off to the catch basin would solve the problem. The motion to approve this request was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken was unanimous.
REPORT OF THE FIRST SELECTWOMAN
First Selectwoman Gorski gave a report to the Board of Selectmen regarding her appearance and testimony at the State Legislators regarding the possible 1% additional tax to be charged on Town Conveyance tax if passed by them. If passed this revenue would be put into the Town’s Land Acquisition Fund.
First Selectwoman Gorski reported on her meeting with the Selectmen of Woodbridge and Orange regarding regionalization of the schools. More meetings will follow.
The budget for General Government is just about complete. Budgets for the most part are flat. Selectwoman Gorski is looking into bonding for road repair as much work needs to be done after the recent storms. The Governor’s budget has not been approved, therefore we do not know until this is completed what State Revenue will be available.
The new session of the Senate and House are not in favor of making up back teacher’s pension money as the previous administration was. Their final decision will also affect the Town’s budget.
Adjournment was called at 7:55 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen