Select Board

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 7:00 pm until 9:00 pm
Town Hall, 9 Montague Rd
A meeting of the Selectboard

Meeting of Selectboard

Members: (Quorum)

  • Present: Peter d'Errico, Chair, at 7:00 PM
  • Present: Tom Hankinson, at 7:00 PM
  • Present: Julie Shively, at 7:00 PM

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 7:00 PM

Meeting closed: 3:24 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Beth Adams, FRPBd Update, RESCHEDULED

  3. Frank Iglehart, Ryans Hill Rd. public maintenance

    • Discussion

      General Discussion...
      Julie Patterson and Frank Iglehart
      Julie and Frank appeared before the board to find out the protocol for getting their private road (Ryans Hill Rd.) maintained by the Town. The board explained that it is a Town Meeting decision. They told them that other private road articles have come before Town Meeting in the past and been voted down. They recommended that they study what others have done and what the problems/issues were. When/if they decided to pursue they should work with Lisa to get the required signatures to put an article on the warrant. Lisa will email past warrant articles to them.

  4. Jim Perkins, July 4th picnic

    • - Jim Perkins came in, on behalf of the Leverett Alliance, to see if the Board would co-sponsor an Inter-dependence Day picnic at the school. There will be music and people will bring their own picnics. The Board said, “yes.”

  5. Buisness

    • Appoint Barbara Carulli to Tax Relief Committee

      MOTION, moved by Julie Shively, seconded by Peter d'Errico: Motion: To appoint Barbara Carulli to the Tax Relief Committee. Vote: 3-0 in favor.

      Pass: Aye: Julie Shively, Peter d'Errico, Tom Hankinson.

    • Appoint Jill Richard as part-time police officer

      MOTION, moved by Tom Hankinson, seconded by Peter d'Errico: Motion: To appoint Jill Bancroft as part-time officer pending physical. Vote: 3-0 in favor.

      Pass: Aye: Julie Shively, Peter d'Errico, Tom Hankinson.

    • Appoint Sean Sawicki as full time officer

      MOTION, moved by Julie Shively, seconded by Peter d'Errico: Motion: To appoint Sean Sawicki as full-time police officer at $19.80/hour. Vote: 3-0 in favor.

      Pass: Aye: Julie Shively, Peter d'Errico, Tom Hankinson.

      MOTION, moved by Julie Shively, seconded by Peter d'Errico: Motion: To appoint Dan Levine to the Affordable Housing Trust and the Zoning Board. Vote: 3-0 in favor.

      Pass: Aye: Julie Shively, Peter d'Errico, Tom Hankinson.

    • Approve minutes of 5/16/2017

      MOTION, moved by Julie Shively, seconded by Peter d'Errico: The minutes of May 16 were approved as written.

      Pass: Aye: Julie Shively, Peter d'Errico, Tom Hankinson.

    • Sign thank yous and MOU with Office on Disability

      General Discussion...
      The board signed an MOU with Massachusetts Office on Disability to conduct a self-evaluation plan within 5 years. Margie also informed the board that the Town received a $23,000 grant to help complete the plan.

    • Update on Town Hall driveway

      General Discussion...
      Gordon Fretwell came in to ask what is happening with the Town Hall driveway. Peter met with Greg last week and they had an amiable conversation though the barricades remain. Gordon reminded the Board of the Foot Clinic next Thursday and noted the irony of people with foot issues having to park across the street. Additionally, the senior lunch folks, boards, committee, and staff have been inconvenienced. One of the issues prompting Greg’s dissatisfaction was the plowing. Margie received a plowing plan from David Finn that will be shared with Greg along with a deadline to remove the barricades. The Town has a deeded right-of-way.

    • Update Regional Dog Control

      General Discussion...
      Postponed to next meeting.

  6. Meeting Wrap-up

The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

Minutes approved on Tuesday, Aug 8, 2017

Posted to: Select Board.