BOARD OF SELECTMEN
JANUARY 14, 2019
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Attorney Kevin McSherry joined the meeting at 8:25 p.m. Stephen Cassella, John Garcia, Timothy Carr
First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:35 p.m. The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of December 11, 2018. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken for approval without change was unanimous.
Selectman Shea moved a motion to refund to 119 RT 63 Associates LLC the sum of $124.90, to J P Morgan Chase Bank the sum of $447.67, to Nissan Infiniti, LT the sum of $235.20 and to Sylvie R or Scott S. Davis the sum or $15.83 all for overpaymet of taxes. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
REQUEST FOR REDUCTION OF LAKEVIEW LODGE RENTAL FEE
No communication was received regarding a request to lower rental fee, for a disabled veteran, for rental of Lakeview Lodge. The matter was tabled.
NON-PERMITTED TYING INTO THE TOWN’S DRAINAGE SYSTEM
John Garcia, engineer for Stephen Cassella of Castleberry Construction was present to explain the request to connect run off drainage from 198 Pole Hill Road, which is a lot within a subdivision that was approved in 1993, to the Town’s drainage system. He is making a similar request for 374 Bethmour Road. Following discussion and review of maps Selectman Shea moved a motion to permit the tying in of drainage from 198 Pole Hill to the drainage system of the Town. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous. The Selectmen tabled the approval of drainage for 374 Carrington Road.
APPOINT DEPUTY TREE WARDEN
Raymond Pantalone, Tree Warden is away until the first of April. He recommended Seth Harkness to act as Deputy Tree Warden until he returns. Selectman Hurlburt moved the motion to appoint Seth Harkness as Deputy Tree Warden until Raymond Pantalone returns the first of April. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS CONTRACTS
At 8:10 p.m. Selectman Hurlburt moved a motion to go into executive session to discuss contracts and to invite June Riley and Timothy Carr to stay for the executive session. At 8:20 p.m. Selectman Clark Hurlburt moved a motion to exit the session. The vote taken was unanimous.
Selectman Shea moved a motion to spend up the $2,500 to video the wells of 17, 25 and 67 Knollwood Road to analysis the high sodium problem in the wells. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
The Selectmen reviewed a letter received from the residents at the corner of Miller Road and Fatima Drive. The resident is asking that a dangerous large evergreen tree be taken down by the Town. This tree is on Town property near their house. Ray Pantalone had looked at this tree and determined that it was a healthy tree.
Adjournment was called at 8:35 p.m. following a motion made by Selectman Hurlburt and seconded by Selectman Shea. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen