BOARD OF SELECTMEN
JANUARY 8, 2018
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derry,lyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Selectman Donald Shea
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting to order at 7:35 p.m. The meeting opened with the pledge of Allegiance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTRS
First Selectwoman Gorski called for approval of the minutes of the meeting of December 11, 2017. The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. There were no changes made to the minutes. The vote was called. There were two yes votes and one abstention that of Selectman Hurlburt as he was not present the meeting.
SIGN CALL FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING
All the Selectmen signed the call for the Special Town Meeting of January 18, 2018.
ADDITION TO AGENDA -SUSTAINABLE CT
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to add Sustainable Ct to the agenda of this meeting. The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken was unanimous.
The following resolution was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.
WHEREAS, Sustainable CT is a comprehensive, statewide, action-oriented voluntary certification program, built by and for municipalities, with the vision that: Sustainable CT communities strive to be thriving, resilient, collaborative, and forward-looking. They build community and local economy. They equitably promote the health and well-being of current and future residents. And they respect the finite capacity of the natural environment.
WHEREAS, Sustainable CT is designed to boost local economies, help municipal operations become more efficient, reduce operating costs, and provide grants and additional support to municipalities.
WHEREAS, the Town of Bethany embraces an ongoing process of working toward greater sustainability, selecting which actions it chooses to pursue from the voluntary menu of actions provided by Sustainable CT.
RESOLVED, by the Board of Selectmen of Bethany that we do hereby authorize Selectman Clark Hurlburt to serve as Bethany’s Sustainable CT contact person for the Sustainable CT Municipal Certification process and authorize him to complete Municipal Registration on behalf of Bethany.
RESOLVED, that to focus attention and effort within Bethany on matters of sustainability, and in order to promote Bethany’s Board of Selectmen’s local initiatives and actions toward Sustainable CT Municipal Certification, the Board of Selectmen establishes an advisory Sustainability Team.
RESOLVED, that the first meeting of the Sustainability Team must be held within 90 days of passing this resolution and that the Sustainability Team shall meet as frequently as needed, but no less than quarterly.
RESOLVED, that the Sustainability Team shall report annually to the Board of Selectmen on the progress of its activities toward Sustainable CT certification, with reports and presentations made publicly available.
Adjournment was called at 8:05 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