Attendance: First Selectman Paula Cofrancesco, Selectman Donald Shea
Visitors: Attorney Vince Marino, Sharon Huxley, Luke Cassidy, Mary Cassidy
First Selectman Paula Cofrancesco called the meeting of the Board of Selectmen to order at 7:30 p.m. The meeting was held in the Selectmen’s Conference Room of the Bethany Town Hall. As the first order of business, Selectman Cofrancesco asked all to rise for the Pledge of Allegiance,
APPROVAL OF MINUTES
First Selectman Cofrancesco called for a motion of approval for the minutes of the meeting of November 12, 2019. The motion of approval was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectman Cofrancesco. There were no changes to the minutes. The vote taken was unanimous.
EAGLE SCOUT PRESENTATION
Luke Cassidy presented to the Selectmen his proposed Eagle Scout project. Luke would like to re-blaze the trails behind the Airport Property to earn his Eagle Scout Service award. The trails were damaged by the tornado of May 15, 2018. A few areas of the trails have been re-routed due to debris from large trees. Luke will check with the Land Use Department to make sure that the re-routed trails are not on private property. The Selectmen did not want Luke, or his team to move or try to cut up any of the large trees, as tree cutting of this caliber would require professional help. The basic cleanup had been done by Natures Harvest. Selectman Shea moved the motion to support the Eagle Scout Service project of Luke Cassidy to re-blaze the trails behind the Airport and to follow through with any land use permits that would be needed. First Selectman Cofrancesco seconded the motion. The vote taken was unanimous.
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON SMALL CITIES MORTGAGE RELEASE
Discussion and possible action on Small Cities Mortgage Release was tabled.
KNOLLWOOD ROAD WELLS
First Selectman Cofrancesco reported that she had received an email from Don Bard of Connecticut Wells. The three wells on Knollwood Road have been completed and the old wells are abandoned and all areas where the digging took place have been cleaned up and seeded. The water will be tested to make sure it is potable.
MAJOR ROAD WORK
The first phase of the Major Road Resurfacing has been completed. Tilcon Connecticut has nearly completed driveway entrances as needed.
SIMPSON PROPERTY LAND ACQUISITION
There was no update available on the Simpson property Land Acquisition. Probate Court issues are still pending.
DISCUSSION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON CEMETERY COMMISSION BY-LAWS
Discussion and possible action on the Cemetery Commission by-laws was tabled.
OTHER MATTERS PROPER TO COME BEFORE THE MEETING
First Selectman Cofrancesco asked for a motion to approve reimbursement to Dorothy Dieroff for $4,359.86 for pipe replacement due to salt corrosion. The motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectman Cofrancesco. The vote taken was unanimous.
Sharon Huxley suggested that when the Simpson Land Acquisition was brought before a Town Meeting that open discussion on the destiny of the Airport Hangar should be on the agenda of that meeting also.
Adjournment was called at 8:15 p.m. after a motion was moved by Selectman Shea and seconded by First Selectman Cofrancesco. The vote taken was unanimous.
June G. Riley
Secretary, Board of Selectmen
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
NOVEMBER 25, 2019
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