SPECIAL BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING – VIA ZOOM
JUNE 25, 2020
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MINUTES – APPROVED 7-7-2020
Attendance: First Selectman Paula Cofrancesco & Selectman Donald Shea
Not in attendance: Selectman Derrylyn Gorski
Also in attendance: Vin Marino, Town Counsel; Sheila Lane, Finance Director
1. First Selectman Paula Cofrancesco called the Special Meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 11:01 a.m. The meeting was held in the Commission Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
2, DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON RESOLUTION FOR CONTRACT AMENDMENT – Contract No. 09-DSS6002SL / 008-NF-01
First Selectman Cofrancesco gave a brief update on the status of the STEAP funds for the airport hangar project. First Selectman Cofrancesco was notified mid-June that the current contract was set to expire on 6-30-2020. Due to a number of issues regarding construction, the town did not accept the building, work was at a halt, and then the tornado hit in 2018. There is insurance money from the claim of the tornado damage to correct the building to its non-usable state prior to the tornado. The STEAP funds can be used to hire an engineer to assess the status of the building and then proceed on correcting any deficiencies. First Selectman Cofrancesco noted that she had made multiple phones calls and sent multiple emails to see what could be done to secure the funds ($198,899.00) from going back to the State. A letter was sent from the First Selectman to the Program Manager overseeing the funds officially requesting an extension on the Contract to allow securing the funds in order to do additional work on the project. Confirmation was received on Monday that the extension was granted for one year. Approval is needed to authorize the First Selectman to sign the new Contract Amendment. The Contract will now expire June 30, 2021.
It was moved by Selectman Shea to approve authorization for First Selectman to sign the Contract Amendment to extend the Contract to June 30, 2021, motion seconded by First Selectman Cofrancesco
At 11:04 a.m., it was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectman Cofrancesco to adjourn the special meeting. Unanimous approval.