Board of Selectmen
June 24, 2019
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Attendance: First Selectwoman Derrylyn Gorski, Selectman Clark Hurlburt, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Paula Cofrancesco, Selectman Elect, Susan Hurlburt, Larry Eisner, Attorney Kevin McSherry, Ann Levine, Larry Eisner, Town Clerk Nancy McCarthy
First Selectwoman Gorki 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 Selectmen signed cemetery deeds for Derrylyn Gorski and George and Donna Taylor. Nancy McCarthy notarized the deeds.
APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRSATIVE LIEUTENANT
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion to appoint David Merriam as Administrative Lieutenant for the Town of Bethany. The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken was unanimous. First Selectwoman Gorski then officially swore David Merriam in as Administrative Lieutenant for the Town of Bethany.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectwoman Gorski called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of June 10, 2019. The motion was moved by Selectman Hurlburt. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. Selectman Shea then moved to amend the minutes of the meeting as follows: (Amended 6/24/2019) how do we change the position of First Selectman back to a part time position?. The amended minutes were then approved on a unanimous vote.
PERSONNEL MANUEL REVISION
First Selectwoman Gorski would like to modify the Personnel Manuel as follows to match the Highway Department Union Contract: Vacation time may be carried over to the next year for special circumstances with the written permission of the First Selectman but is limited to 50% of total vacation entitlement. (i.e. if entitled to two weeks of vacation only one week may be carried over). Selectman Shea moved a motion to amend the Town of Bethany Personnel Manuel as proposed. Selectman Hurlburt seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
ADDITION TO AGENDA
Selectman Hurlburt moved to add Bethany Fire Department and Knollwood wells to the agenda of this meeting. Selectman Shea seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
BETHANY FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Bethany Fire Department would like permission to sell the 1983 Pumper truck to a Fire Department in Maine for $5,000. Following discussion Selectman Shea moved a motion to authorize the Fire Department to sell the 1983 Pumper truck. The proceeds would be put in the Capital Reserve account. The vote taken was unanimous.
KNOLLWOOD ROAD WELLS
First Selectman Gorski reported that she had received a report from DEEP. The three wells on Knollwood Road are being impacted by surface water causing the high sodium test. Some of the wells are less than 100 feet deep. Their suggestion was to dig new wells and install deeper casings. First Selectwoman Gorski is waiting to get bids for this work. It is estimated that the cost would be approximately $9,100 for 300 feet of well with 75 feet of casing.
The paving of the Town Hall Parking lot is scheduled for the week of July 8th. The Park and Recreation camp will be at the lake.
Adjournment was called at 8:00 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by Selectman Hurlburt. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen