BOS - January 2, 2018

BOS - January 2, 2018

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:57 pm

Board of Selectmen
January 2, 2018
Municipal Center Resource Room

7:00 PM

• Call to Order
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Chairman’s Announcements
• Citizen’s Forum

1. License Renewals – Any Leftover

2. Safety Grant Administrator – Possible Vote(s)

3. Health Insurance Policy – 3rd Reading and Possible Vote(s)

4. Minutes

5. Town Administrator’s Report
• Snow & Ice Budget
• Green Community Designation

6. Old/New Business

7. Adjournment
January 2, 2018 - BOS Minutes.pdf
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January 2, 2018
Approved January 16, 2018

Call to Order

Chairman Kevin Morse called the Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Resource Room of the Municipal Center.

Board: Kevin Morse (Chairman), Tim Bonin, David Cortese (Vice Chairman), Hal Davis, Mike Hughes, Matt Wojcik (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Other Staff and Citizens: Police Chief Nick Miglionico

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:08)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:27)
Mr. Morse thanked the Highway Dept. for their great work keeping the roads clear and safe during the last couple storms.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:44)
No one came forward.

1. License Renewals-Any Leftover (00:51)
In the packet is a memo from Ms. Kane.
There were no renewals to approve.

2. Safety Grant Administrator-Possible Vote(s) (01:03)
In the packet are emails from Atty. Rich Bowen, Diane Lentini, and a Contractor Authorized Signature Verification Form.
Mr. Wojcik stated that Douglas applied for a grant for OSHA training. The grant is for approximately $6,800. Mr. Wojcik asked the BOS to authorize him to administer the grant.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to authorize the Town Administrator to act on behalf of the Town of Douglas with respect to the administration of the Safety Grant. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.

3. Health Insurance Policy – 3rd Reading-Possible Vote(s)
In the packet is the Town of Douglas Health Insurance Policy.
Mr. Wojcik stated that no changes have been made since the last meeting.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the Health Insurance Policy as presented and make it a policy of the Town. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.

4. Approve Minutes: (03:31)
There were no minutes to approve.

5. Town Administrator’s Report (03:41)
In the packet is a memo from John Furno dated 12/27/17, an email from Joanne Bissetta dated 12/28/17, and other related materials.
Mr. Wojcik stated that $31,500 remains in the Snow & Ice account. Due to the blizzard forecasted this Thursday, this amount will be wiped out. The account started with $135,000. Mr. Wojcik explained that ice storms are the worst type of storms for the Highway Dept.
Mr. Wojcik announced that Douglas has been designated a Green Community. The Town will receive $145,000 for an appropriate, qualified project. Conversion of the Town’s streetlights to LED would qualify. This project is more complicated than originally thought because of the excess credits that would be generated due to the solar net metering arrangement with ConEd. The credits would need to be sold or another arrangement with ConEd negotiated.
Budget instructions should be ready to go out tomorrow. Mr. Wojcik is asking the department heads for a five-year forecast and for very detailed operational budgets. His goal is to fund capital projects.
Mr. Wojcik stated that the Town did close on the Buckeye property.

6. Old/New Business (13:08)
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: There was no new business.

7. Adjournment (13:24)
Mr. Cortese made a motion at 7:13 PM to adjourn. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
Suzanne Kane
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