DECEMBER 12, 2016 BOARD
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:35 p.m. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance. The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of November 28, 2016. The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. There were no changes to the minutes. The minutes were then approved on a unanimous vote.
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the special meeting of December 1, 2016. The motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea. There were no changes to the minutes. The minutes were then approved on a vote of 2 yes votes. Selectman Shea abstained as he was not present at the meeting.
REPLACE DOORS AT CENTER STATION
Selectman Hurlburt reported that one door on the front of Center Station is no longer functioning. They have been repaired several times. Rod White has gotten quotes for replacement. The quote was $6,000 to replace both doors. Money had been allocated at the May 2016 Town Meeting for repair of the septic system for $10,000 as a Capital Expenditure. The cost of repair was $4,700. There is a balance in that account of $5,300. When a capital has been designated for a particular purpose the money cannot be used for anything else . A request will have to go before the Board of Finance to appropriate money from the Contingency Fund for this repair. The Board of Finance can then close that Capital Expenditure account. Money received from the insurance company for repairs, due to the accident of car vs. Fire House were used to repair the center room of the building damaged by the accident. This room newly renovated room is being used by the CERT Team for meetings.
REPAIR OF TOWN HALL FOYER
Rod White conducted a walk through with contractors interested in bidding on repair to the Town Hall Foyer. This project cannot begin until the asbestos has been removed from under the carpet. The bid will be awarded at the next Board of Selectmen meeting for the renovation work.
OTHER MATTERS PROPER TO COME BEFORE THE MEETING
First Selectwoman Gorski reported that she will attend a forum regarding a proposal to integrate Health Districts in Connecticut. If this program is eventually implemented, the State would be divided into six large districts. Large cities would be independent. It is estimated that the cost would be 1.5% of expenditures based on previous year’s expenses. This could cost the town up to $387,000. Presently the cost for QVHD is $35,000.
Adjournment was called at 8:52 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen