Monday, August 12, 2019



MAY 9, 2019

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Attendance:   John Ford IV, Sharon Huxley, Katie Erickson, Sally Huyser


Visitors:  First Selectwoman Gorski, Sheila Lane, Betsy Thornquist


John Ford, Temporary Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:12 p.m.  The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. 



Alan Green has requested additional funding to do emergency road work before the end of the fiscal year, since there is not enough money left in the Major Road account to do this work.    Discussion followed.  It was determined that the request for $81,000 to do this work could be taken from the General Fund balance and approved at the upcoming Annual Town Meeting.  Sharon Huxley moved to take $81,000 from the General Fund to do emergency road, with final approval made at the Annual Town Meeting.  Sally Huyser seconded the motion.  The vote taken was unanimous. 




At a previous meeting of the Board of Finance it had been determined that the $50,000 to repave the wheel chair ramp at the Town Hall would be a Capital Expenditure.  Since the parking lot paving for the Town Hall and Community School are to be taken from the General Fund, then the wheel chair ramp since it is all part of the same location should be taken from the General Fund also.  All Board members agreed with this concept, so the Capitol Reserve Fund requests were lowered by $50,000.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          ACT ON A RESOLUTION RECOMMENDING AN APPROPRIATION FOR COSTS RELATED TO IMPROVEMENTS TO VARIOUS TOWN ROADS, AND RELATED WORK AND IMPROVEMENTS, AND FOR COSTS RELATED TO THE FINANCING OF THE PROJECT, AND RECOMMENDING THE AUTORIZATION OF BORROWINGS TO FINANCE THE APPROPRIATION.



First Selectwoman Gorski opened discussion regarding bond and appropriation costs related to improvement of roads.  Since First Selectwoman Gorski had run for election on this platform she felt that the incoming administration should handle it, so for that reason she was not going to support bonding.   Sally Huyser felt the same way as First Selectwoman Gorski did. Temporary Chairman John Ford IV called the motion.  The motion was moved by Sharon Huxley and seconded by John Ford IV.  The vote was called.  There were (2) votes no that of Sally Huyser and Katie Erickson and two votes yes that of John Ford IV and Sharon Huxley.




Adjournment was called at 7:25 p.m, after a motion was moved by Sharon Huxley and seconded by Sally Huyser.  The vote taken was unanimous.

                                                                        Respectfully submitted,


                                                                        June G. Riley

                                                                        Clerk, Board of Finance