BOARD OF SELECTMEN
SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Donald Shea, Selectman Clark Hurlburt
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry, Sue Carpenter
First Selectwoman Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:35 pm. The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. All present stood for the Pledge of Allegiance as the first order of business.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of August 13, 2018. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. There were no changes to the minutes. The minutes were then accepted on a unanimous vote.
APPOINTMENTS TO BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to appoint Haley Carter to the West River Water Shed Coalition. The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote was called. The vote taken was unanimous.
A motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea to appoint James Nickle Jr. as an alternate to the Inland Wetlands Commission. The vote taken was unanimous.
Selectman Shea moved a motion to refund to Barry & Carol Bresloff the sum of $9.00, to Brian & Joan Coutermarsh the sum of $22.99, to Carol C. Johnson the sum of $87.94, to Complete Excavating Services the sum of $6.91, to Daniel A. Stearne the sum of $35.63, to Elizabeth or Rebecca Thornquist the sum of $135.63, to Herschel G. Walker the sum of $34.11, to Honda Lease Trust the sum of $687.82, to Jennifer Galik the sum of $21.85, to Atty. John Watts the sum of $23,517.73, to JP Morgan Chase Bank the sum of $483.50, to Kerry & John Christensen the sum of $21.55, Kevin Hicks the sum of $28.60, Leon and June Baboff, Lereta Tax, LLC the sum of $4,140.00, Margaret Quinn the sum of $40.29, Mary W. Abbott the sum of $20.44, Meridith Vallillo $42.66, Mark Scott the sum of $163.54, to Nicholas M. Jillson the sum of $15.83, Rod White the sum of $56.46, Shauna Ciola the sum of $8.48, Thomas & Celeste Fassbender the sum of $12.80, Vuaya & Rajeswari Kompalli the sum of $12.79, Junkai Zhou & Ling L Wang for a total of $30,217,37. The motion was seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken was unanimous.
UPDATE ON STORM DEBRIS CLEANUP
First Selectwoman Gorski gave an update on the storm debris cleanup curbside. They will begin the last pickup on September 28, 2018. There have been a few incidents reported where residents have been clear cutting other than storm related damages and putting debris on the curbside. Each complaint will be addressed.
ADDITION TO AGENDA
Selectman Shea moved to add ACCEPT UNION CONTRACT, WAIVE BID FOR SCHOOL COPIER AND PRINTER CONTRACT AND TAX INCENTIVE PROGRAM FOR WILLIAM AND WENDY GREIGER to the agenda of this meeting. The motion was seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken was unanimous.
ACCEPT UNION CONTRACT AND WAIVE BID FOR SCHOOL COPIER AND PRINTER CONTRACT
The Union Contract has been accepted by the Town Highway Department. It is a four year contract with a 2.5% salary increase for each year of the four year contract. Following discussion Selectman Shea moved to accept the contract on behalf of the Town of Bethany for the Highway Department. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
WAIVE BIDDING PROCESS FOR THE SCHOOL COPIER AND PRINTER CONTRACT
The Elementary School has requested that the bidding process for the school copier and printer contract be waived. Since their present supplier is on the State accepted bid list they would like to continue with the same company. Selectman Hurlburt moved to waive the bidding process for the Elementary School printer and copier supplier. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
WILLIAM AND WENDY GREIGER TAX INCENTIVE PROGRAM
The request of William and Wendy Greiger to accept their storage buildings on Sargent and Pleasant Drive for the Tax Incentive program was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken was unanimous.
SECURITY FOR RESIDENT TROOPER
Homeland Security will come and do an evaluation to determine if the Resident Trooper’s Office should have more security. This evaluation is being done at the request of George Benedetti.
Adjournment was called at 8:00 pm 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