BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MAY 13, 2013
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Steven Thornquist, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry, Aileen Magda
First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:40 pm. The meeting was held in the Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. The Selectmen signed the payroll and accounts payable checks as the first order of business.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the previous meeting of April 8, 2013. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The minutes were approved on a unanimous vote.
Selectman Shea moved to refund to Ronald & Dianna Saracino the sum of $9.56, to Stephen Languerand the sum of $204.55 and to VW Credit Leasing the sum of $58.90 all for overpayment of taxes. The motion was seconded by Selectman Thornquist. The vote taken was unanimous.
BETHANY COMMUNITY SCHOOL NURSE
The school nurse at Bethany Community School gave a brief report to First Selectwoman Gorski, regarding the statements recently made at the School Building Committee meeting regarding the health of teachers and students in those annexes each day. She reports that there are more children using inhalers and on medication for breathing in the lower grades in the main building than in the annexes. Testing that has been done on the annexes has shown the air quality to be very good.
GORDON CARRINGTON MONUMENT
The Selectmen received a letter from Edith Carrington regarding the moving of the Gordon Carrington Monument. The monument was damaged during snow removal last winter. It had been suggested that the monument might be moved from its present location up closer to the Town Hall. It is the consensus of the Carrington family that the monument should remain at its present location after repair.
SIGN CALL FOR ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
The Selectmen signed the call for the Annual Town Meeting of May 20, 2013.
Correspondence was received from Rob White, a member of the School Building Committee, regarding the June 1, 2013 reporting deadline set by the Board of Selectmen for that committee. He is requesting to be put on the agenda of the Board of Selectmen’s meeting of May 28, 2013.
First Selectwoman Gorski received a request for a three way stop at Hatfield Hill Road and Downs Road. This request will be forwarded to Trooper Merriam for further investigation to see if an additional stop sign is recommended for this location.
LIONS CLUB DAY OF SHREDDING
The Bethany Lions Club would like to hold another day of shredding at the Recycling Center on October 19, 2013. A motion was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by Selectman Shea to approve this request. The vote taken was unanimous.
Adjournment was called at 7:55 after a motion was moved by Selectman Thornquist and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen