BETHLEHEM — The Board of Finance, meeting Monday, February 8, transferred $219,525 left over from the Wood Creek Road project into a capital roads account.

The money will likely be used for drainage, grading and paving work on Carmel Hill Road. There was about $190,000 in that account, so there is now around $410,000 available to work on that road and possibly two others, Still Hill Road and Magnolia Hill Road, First Selectman Leonard Assard said.

The board heard some good news from Town Treasurer Maryann Butkus. Several sources of revenue have increased this fiscal year with the increase in home sales and other activity in town. Ms. Butkus noted that among the areas showing an increase was pistol permits, with 56 permits filed so far.

Mr. Assard advised the board that the town will need to schedule a town meeting soon to vote on several issues, including a possible noise ordinance, a change in fees for Inland Wetlands and acceptance of town reports.

He said the town is trying to work out the best way to conduct such a meeting, possibly in a hybrid or virtual mode if social distancing requirements remain in place.

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