BOS - May 23, 2000

BOS - May 23, 2000

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:04 am

Board of Selectmen Meeting Minutes
May 23, 2000

1. Call to Order


The meeting was called to order at 7:08PM. In attendance, Richard Preston, Tom Navaroli, Edward “Buff” Therrien, Ron Forget, and Norm MacNeill. Also in attendance, Mitch Cohen and Chief Foley. Mark Bloomfield in at 7:10PM.

2. Chairman’s Announcements, Including:
• Memorial Day Parade
The parade is on Sunday. The Board received a letter requesting that the Board march in the parade. Tom Navaroli and Ron Forget will go; Buff Therrien will try to go.

• Special Town Meeting on June 5th
Reminder that the STM is on June 5th at 7PM in the High School.

• School Building Schedule and Roles
Tom Navaroli drafted a letter after a meeting a week ago on Thursday with Norm MacNeill, Mitch Cohen, Don Jacobs and himself. A discussion of the schedule for the school project was included in the letter.

1. Pole Petitions – NW Main Street and Davis Street

Petition to relocate 1 pole for new rise for Smith Hill Estates and install midspan pole.
Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to approve the NW Main Street pole petition. Vote Unanimous.

Petition for a midspan pole to serve Jeremy Flansburg.
Ron Forget made a motion, seconded by Mark Bloomfield, to approve the Davis Street pole petition. Vote Unanimous.

2. Economic Development Commission

3. Use of Commercial Land on Davis Street
Took 4&5 together.

Discussion occurred about using the low site versus the high site for the school project. The EDC met last night to discuss the overall best use for the Town. Hal Davis feels the low site may be the best place for the school; needs to look at a cost-benefit analysis. Mark Bloomfield discussed his concerns about taking away commercial land for school use. The general consensus was for the EDC to evaluate the situation fully and report back to the Board.

4. Goals Process Proposal

Department heads have started meeting monthly. Connie Verge, Tom Navaroli, Mitch Cohen, Mike LaFave (consultant/facilitator) and Norm MacNeill met to discuss the goals process proposal. The Board was positive about moving forward with the process. This will give the Dept. Heads a chance to build a network and work better together.

5. Community Listening Program Application

Norm MacNeill is asking for authorization to submit an application for the Community Listening Program. He proposed the topic to be loss of confidence in government.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Rich Preston, to support the application for the Community Listening Program. Vote Unanimous.

6. Special Town Meeting Motions

Norm MacNeill presented the STM motions with FinCom Recommendations.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Buff Therrien, to form a policy that all interest from projects can be used for the project and the rest goes back to the Town. Withdrawn.

Discussion about Article 4 as to whether to take money out of personnel expenses or not. Don Gonynor suggests to leave the article as is.

Article 5 – Prior Year Bills – the Board had a general consensus to change to taking 2,754.17 out of Water/Sewer enterprise fund and the remaining out of free cash.

7. Acceptance of Minutes

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to accept minutes from January 4, 2000. Vote Unanimous; Rich Preston abstain, Buff Therrien abstain.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to accept minutes from February 29, 2000. Vote Unanimous; Rich Preston abstain, Buff Therrien abstain.

Ron Forget made a motion, seconded by Mark Bloomfield, to accept minutes from March 7, 2000. Vote Unanimous; Rich Preston abstain, Buff Therrien abstain.

By consensus of the Board, they voted to accept minutes from April 18th. Mark Bloomfield aye, Tom Navaroli aye; Rich Preston abstain, Buff Therrien abstain, Ron Forget abstain.

By consensus of the Board, they voted to accept minutes from April 26th. Mark Bloomfield aye, Tom Navaroli aye; Rich Preston abstain, Buff Therrien abstain, Ron Forget abstain.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to accept minutes from May 2, 2000. Vote Unanimous; Rich Preston abstain, Buff Therrien abstain.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Rich Preston, to accept minutes from May 10, 2000. Vote Unanimous.


8. Beta Engineering Contract

Beta Engineering provides engineering services to the Water/Sewer Commission. Norm MacNeill asked the Board to authorize Norm MacNeill to sign on behalf of the Board a contract for the sum authorized by the town meeting.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to authorize Norm MacNeill to sign on behalf of the Board a contract for the sum authorized by the town meeting.
Vote Unanimous; Rich Preston abstain, Buff Therrien abstain.

9. Executive Administrator’s Report, Including:• Annual Appointments
Norm MacNeill described to the Board the policy for annual appointments. Objections to any appointment should be given by the June 7th.

• Post Town Meeting Implementation Actions
The Board needs to sign the TIF agreement accepted at Town Meeting. The hiring panel for Firefighter/EMT is being assembled, but the Dept. Head has selection power. Mark Bloomfield and Ron Forget volunteered to review resumes for the Selectmen Secretary position as representatives from the Board. For the Community Development Dept. panel: Dick Vanden Berg, Marylynne Dube, Ron Forget, Rich Preston, and Adelle Reynolds; Norm MacNeill hopes to have employees on board by August 1st.

1. New Business• Improvement of Crosswalks
Rich Preston brought up the need to improve the crosswalks. Chief Foley, Rich Preston, and Buff Therrien will meet to go over painting the crosswalks and potential signage.

• Development of Volunteer Handbook
Rich Preston brought up the creation of a volunteer handbook. Rich Preston was directed to come back to the Board with a draft.

• Town Government Seminar
Rich Preston brought up creating a Town government seminar. Rich Preston was directed to speak with Connie Verge and Kevin Conners.

• Cable Broadcasts from Planning/Conservation Meeting Room
Rich Preston brought up making it possible for cable broadcasts from the planning/conservation meeting room. It would be at each board’s discretion. It will be looked into by the Cable Advisory Committee.

• Development of Policies for Use of Channel 18
There is a need to develop policies for the use of Channel 18. The Board suggested the Cable Advisory Committee meet and update policies where necessary and then bring them before the Board.

Buff Therrien brought up the water issue on Hemlock Street. A resident has complained that water on her driveway was cause by the Town. Buff Therrien stated it was not from anything the Highway Dept. did.

Discussion about disposal of leaves occurred regarding where to put them and how to manage the site.

Tom Navaroli pointed out the warrant signing schedule for the Board to follow.

The Board needs to discuss goals forward for Norm MacNeill. It will be at the next meeting.

1. Adjournment

At 9:48PM Ron Forget made a motion, seconded by Mark Bloomfield, to adjourn, Vote Unanimous.

Respectfully Submitted,

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