Monday, September 19, 2016


AUGUST 22, 2016

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Attendance:  First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Clark Hurlburt
Visitors:  Attorney Kevin McSherry, David Forman, Millicent Bowens, William Bowens, Attorney Michael Stone, Rob White
First Selectwoman Gorski opened the meeting of the Board of Selectmen with the Pledge of Allegiance at 7:30 p.m.  The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
First Selectwoman Gorski called for approval of the minutes of the meeting of August 8, 2016.  The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt.  The minutes were unanimously approved without change.
William and Millicent Bowens were present with their Attorney Michael Stone to speak to the Board of Selectmen regarding what they believed to be unfair attorney fees charged to them by the Town of Bethany tax attorney.  Attorney Watts has been retained by the Town of Bethany to handle tax collections and foreclosures.  Attorney Stone related to a study he had done for similar circumstances in which the fee was much lower.  Following discussion it was determined that the matter would be tabled until the next meeting when additional information was available. 
  Selectman Shea moved to refund to Anne or William Simon Jr. the sum of $4.72, to B & B Transportation, Inc. the sum of $366.84, to Christopher Cardia the sum of $24.85, to Daimer Trust the sum of $63.37, to David Reyes the sum of $6.40, to Dennis Finneran the sum of $29.05, to Gordon Carmichael the sum of $18.50, to Honda Lease Trust the sum of $252.59, to John F. and Melissa Parker the sum of $8.16, to Joseph or Laura Cricco the sum of $22.40, to Julia Fusco the sum of $663.11, to Patricia S. Winer the sum of $6.28, to Paul Manger the sum of $24.07, to Robert Gehm the sum of $19.70, to Robert J. Guerra the sum of $103.91, to Robert B. Lightfoot the sum of $4.17, to Sarah M. Lightfoot the sum of $19.38, to Therese. A Yario the sum of $23.90, and to USB Leasing LT the sum of $570.40 all for overpayment of taxes.  The motion was seconded by Selectman Hurlburt.  The vote taken was unanimous.
Rob White was present to discuss and present drawings to the Selectmen regarding the renovation of the Town Hall Foyer.    Rob estimates the total cost for the renovations would be approximately $125,000. The front doors and glass enclosure above the doors would be changed to give the building a more up to date appearance.  The foyer walls and flooring would be replaced.  Doors going into the gym would also be replaced.  The Selectmen all approved the plans as presented.
The Town received two quotes for the septic tank replacement at Center Station on Amity Road.  The quotes were from Bill Marek Septic and William Greiger.  Bill Marek’s quote was the lowest.  Following a brief discussion Selectman Shea moved to accept the quote of Bill Marek to replace the septic tank at Center Station and waive the bidding process.  Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion.   The vote taken was unanimous.
Adjournment was called at 9:10 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea.
                                                                                                Respectfully submitted,
                                                                                                June G. Riley
                                                                                                Secretary, Board of Selectmen