Both resolutions were approved. See minutes of meeting below.
Report by Paula Antolini
July 10, 2015 5:23PM EDT
Approved at July 8 Special Town Meeting: Grant for Bethel Downtown Transit Oriented Development/Revitalization Planning and Funds for Eureka Water Storage Tank
A Special Town Meeting was held on Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. in Meeting Room A (location changed from the General Purpose Room) of the Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center, 1 School Street, Bethel, CT, to vote on a Grant Award for the Bethel Downtown Transit Oriented Development/Revitalization Planning and also vote on funds for the Eureka Water Storage Tank. Both resolutions were approved.
Click on images below for detailed meeting minutes, submitted by Town Clerk Lisa Bergh on July 9, 2015:
Legal notice posted on July 3, 2015 was as follows:
WARNING NOTICE OF SPECIAL TOWN MEETING OF THE TOWN OF BETHEL, CONNECTICUT The Legal Voters of the Town of Bethel, Connecticut, and those persons entitled to vote therein, are notified to assemble at a Special Town Meeting to be held in the Clifford J. Hurgin Municipal Center – General Purpose Room, 1 School Street, Bethel, Connecticut 06801 on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. for the following purposes, to wit:
1.) To consider and take action upon a resolution as recommended by the Bethel Board of Selectmen to accept the State of Connecticut, Office of Policy and Management Grant Award in the amount of One Hundred Thousand ($100,000.00) Dollars for the Downtown Transit Oriented Development/Revitalization Planning with the Town of Bethel’s financial share totaling One Hundred Fifty Thousand ($150,000.00) Dollars consisting of funds from the Bethel Affordable Housing Trust Fund.
2.) To consider and take action upon a resolution as recommended by the Public Utilities Commission and the Board of Selectmen and approved by the Board of Finance to approve and recommend an appropriation for the sum of Four Hundred Forty Two Thousand and Sixty Six ($442,066.00) Dollars as additional funding for the construction of the “Eureka Water Storage Tank” to be located at 37 Long Ridge Road, Danbury, CT. Said funding shall come from bonding, bond anticipatory notes, temporary borrowing and/or other appropriation as recommended by the Comptroller to be reduced by any available grants obtained by the Town of Bethel and/or the Bethel Public Utilities Commission. This recommended appropriation is in addition to a previous approval by the Town of Bethel on December 9, 2014 for the funding and construction of said water tank in the amount of Two Million Four Hundred Thousand ($2,400,000.00) Dollars which would bring the total appropriation to Two Million Eight Hundred Forty Four Thousand and Sixty Six ($2,844,066.00) Dollars. Payment for the appropriated sums shall be made by the water account users of the Bethel Public Utilities Commission.
3.) To take any and all action legally necessary or appropriate to accomplish the above intended results. Dated at Bethel, CT this 30th day of June 2015. BETHEL BOARD OF SELECTMEN Matthew S. Knickerbocker, First Selectman Richard C. Straiton, Selectman Paul R. Szatkowski, Selectman
Appeared in: News-Times on Friday, 07/03/2015