The Orange Board of Selectmen met at Town Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 14.
Jan. 19 Town Hall Offices will be closed for Martin Luther King Day, but the Transfer Station will be open.
— To consider and act on the request to approve the 6th Annual Race Brook School Rockin’Road Race and to hang a banner for the event
Kim Browe spoke for the event
June 6 the Kids fun run 9 am. 5K at 10 a.m. certified route.
Participation is usually very good, revenue was high last year even though participation was down for whatever reason.
Unanimously approved for race and banner.
— To consider and act on the request from the Lions Club to waive the customary rental fees for use of the gym at HPCC for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt.
53rd anniversary Hunt will be March 28.
— To re-consider and act on changing the boiler at the Orange Center Road Firehouse from gas to dual fuel (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
Furnace at firehouse blew up last week. Insurance will cover part of the cost. $32,388 cost for dual Fuel. (gas would be $30,000 but who knows what the price of either fuel will be at any given time)
— To consider and act to participating in a mattress recycling program (enclosure) – First Selectman Zeoli
— ADDED to agenda Benefit concert for Community Services Charitable programs. Gary Harger and Barbie Harger will be featured along with the new chorus.
Tickets will be $20 each.
The show will be followed by a reception with coffee “and” in the cafeteria.
This is a self sustaining fund, meaning it depends upon private donations
— To consider and act on recommending to the Board of Finance appropriations for the new grass fields at Fred Wolf Park
Money is coming in from different organizations to cover the costs of equipment and work. The town will contribute $20,000 to help.
— To consider and act on the 2015 Plan of Conservation and Development
The Board of Selectmen would discuss it and then offer their thoughts on the plan before the March 17 public hearing.
— To consider and act on entering into a contract with Quality Data Services for on-line collection of tax payments
Tax collector Sandra Pierson said there is a company that would offer this service by summer and give residents an opportunity to see their information online, including when they paid their bills, how much they paid, what they owe, etc.
Cost would be $2,4o0 annually with a $125 set up fee, and it wouldn’t go into effect until July.
Zeoli said you can check out the North Haven website, which already has it, and see how it would work.
— To consider and act on SuperGreen Solutions Window enclosures for the Academy Building
A sample of the window enclosure.
LOCIP funded project. South side of building — six 40″ X 93″ windows (original to the building) opposite the Clark Building — would get UV protection windows, the other side would receive regular (without UV protection). It would be good for energy efficiency.
Judy Williams said the heat rises and in old buildings like this, the attic could be a huge problem, since they lose a lot of heat through it.
This item was tabled
— To consider and act on the request to approve the re-appointment of Denise Stein as the Municipal Agent for the Elderly
— To consider and act on the request to approve the tax refunds totaling $2594.57 (enclosure)