BOARD OF SELECTMEN
NOVEMBER 14, 2011
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Steven Thornquist
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry, Kathleen Schurman
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:40 p.m. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. The first order of business was the signing of accounts payable checks. First Selectwoman Gorski asked all in attendance to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of October 25, 2011. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski. There were no changes to the minutes. The minutes were approved on a unanimous vote.
A motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectwoman Gorski to refund to Cab East the sum of $181.27 and to Chase Auto the sum of $272.10 for a total of $453.37, all for overpayment of taxes. The vote taken was unanimous.
USED EQUIPMENT BID
First Selectwoman Gorski presented the legal to the Board of Selectmen for the sale of
Used Equipment as advertised in the New Haven Register. The bids were then opened. Two bids were received. The bids were as follows:
DiGennaro Service, LLC
1991 Ford L8000 with all season body and 11’ plow $2107.00
1994 Ford L8000 with 11’ plow $2208.00
Devino Trucks & Parts
1991 Ford L8000 with all season body and 11’ plow $1,188.00
1994 Ford L8000 with 11’ plow $1,888.00
Following discussion Selectman Shea moved to award the bid to DiGennaro Service, LLC. Selectman Thornquist seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
First Selectwoman Gorski gave an update on the progress for the bonding. There should be a closing in mid December. The notes will be rolled into the one issue for a total of $2,085,000.
During the week that followed the storm Alan Green, First Selectwoman Gorski and Rod White were in conference calls with Governor Malloy and the State Emergency Center daily. The town had a liaison at the Bethany EOC Center from Yankee Gas who helped coordinate the cleanup efforts and get power restored. The power crews were fed by volunteers at the Fire House.
The auditors are still working on the audit. It appears that the year 2010-11 will end with a slight surplus.
ADDITIONS TO THE AGENDA
Selectman Shea moved a motion to add Tax Incentive and Appointments to Boards and Commissions to the agenda of this meeting. Selectman Thornquist seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
APPOINTMENT TO THE PARK AND RECREATION COMMISSION
A motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Thornquist to appoint David Catalina to the Park and Recreation Commission. The vote was called. The vote taken was unanimous.
TAX INCENTIVE PROGRAM
The Board of Selectmen acknowledges receipt of an application from EMG Properties for the Tax Incentive program. The Board of Selectmen now referring the application to the Board of Finance for their review and approval.
Correspondence was received from Walter Briggs expressing his and the Republican Town Committee’s displeasure for the double booking of the Town Hall on the day before the Republican breakfast.
OTHER MATTERS PROPER TO COME BEFORE THE MEETING
Selectman Shea questioned why the flag in front of Town Hall was not up for Veterans Day. First Selectwoman Gorski explained that the tree near the flag needed trimming, and had caused the flag to become tattered. It was taken down and at that time it was discovered that the pulley also needed repair. Since the Highway Department has been busy with storm damage they have not had a chance to fix it. A new flag has been purchased and will be up again when the pulley has been repaired.
Adjournment was called at 8:15 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen