Monday, February 9, 2015


JANUARY 12, 2015

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Attendance:  First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectwoman Aileen Magda

Visitors:  Bart Piccareli, Attorney Kevin McSherry

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 Hal.  All present stood for the Pledge of Allegiance.


The Selectmen discussed the agenda for the upcoming special Town Meeting.  The State of Connecticut is finalizing the paper work for the Land Acquisition Grant for the Carrington Perserve.  Attorney McSherry explained some of the details necessary to complete it.

Attorney McSherry is completing his review of the Town ordinance changes.  They will be put on the agenda of this meeting.

The Veterans Exemption Ordinance will be on the agenda.

The CPACE contract will need to also be on the agenda of this meeting.


Selectman Shea moved the following resolutions for an agreement between the Town of Bethany and the Borough of Naugatuck.

The Town of Bethany and the Borough of Naugatuck hereby enter into an inter-municipal assistance agreement.

1.)    When either municipality incurs numerous off-duty or extra duty assignments which cannot be filled by a police officer from said agency, that municipality can request assistance from the other municipality which is involved in this agreement.

2.)    Municipalities taking part in this agreement first exhaust their list of all eligible fulltime officers (this includes part-time officers in the Town of Bethany) prior to contacting the other agency for assistance.

3.)    Any police officer so provided by either municipality, while acting in response to such request, shall have the same powers, duties, privileges and immunities as are conferred upon police officers of the municipality requesting assistance.

4.)    The Chief of Police/First Selectmen from either municipality will have the sole discretion in determining to honor such request based on the operation demands of their departments.

This Agreement specifically serves as a waiver by the municipalities supplying assistance pursuant to a request under this agreement that such municipality shall be reimbursed for expenditure incurred in providing such assistance by the municipality making the request, including payments of death, disability, or injury of employees and loss or damage to supplies or equipment incurred in providing assistance.

Selectwoman Magda seconded the resolution.  The vote taken was unanimous. 


Selectman Shea and Selectwoman Magda inquired about the total cost of environmental cleanup  at the Airport property.  First Selectwoman Gorski did not know exactly, however it is within the appropriation approved by the Board of Finance of $20,000. 


Adjournment was called at 7:55 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectwoman Magda.  The vote taken was unanimous.


                                                                  Respectfully submitted,


                                                                                                June G. Riley

                                                                                                Secretary, Board of Selectmen