Select Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 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

Also Present:

  • Julie S.
  • Tom H.
  • Peter d.
  • Margie M.
  • Lisa S.
  • Larry F. Bethany S. (School Com)
  • (Moderator)
  • Rob (Montague Reporter)

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 7:00 PM

Meeting closed: 8:30 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

    • Meeting Opened / Attendance Taken (see above).

    • No minutes to approve.

  2. Appointments

    • 7:00: Review Annual Town Meetng Warrant

      General Discussion...
      Moderator, Larry Farber came to the board meeting to review the motions and discuss Town Meeting in general. A brief discussion was about the election process and whether to expect paper balloting for the $20,000 raise and appropriate questions. Lisa will be prepared if the motion is made to use paper ballots.

  3. Business

    • ADA Plan Update

      General Discussion...
      Margie, Terry A., John K., and Margot L., had a conference call about the ADA self-evaluation. All departments were invited to participate or have input. The report should be ready from the consultant the second week of May. Residents will have the opportunity to review the plan and give input before and at the hearing in mid-June.

    • Approve minutes of April 3, 2018 meeting

      General Discussion...
      The minutes of April 3, 2018 were approved as written.

    • Hourly rate for new temporary full-time officer

      MOTION, moved by Julie Shively, seconded by Peter d'Errico: Motion: To pay Jill Bancroft (temporary full-time officer) the rate of $18.78/hour retroactive to her start date in that position. Vote: 3-0 in favor.

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

    • Letter to Dobbert re: sprinkler system

      General Discussion...
      The letter to Dobbert about the sprinkler system will be sent this week.

    • Non-profits use of Town Hall

      General Discussion...
      The board was in agreement that everyone pays $25 as the rental fee for Town Hall, including non-profits which had become a question recently.

    • Police Hiring Committee

      General Discussion...
      A Police Hiring Committee will need to be formed. The following people will be asked if they would participate: David Rice, Gordon Fretwell, Jeff Roth-Howe, Gregg Woodard, and Scott Minckler.

    • Previous Deputy Collector Update

      General Discussion...
      Margie reported that the previously appointed Deputy Collector, Kevin Bolduc, has threatened to withhold payments from the Town until he receives what he thinks he’s owed. The Town thinks it is up-to-date in paying him. Peter told Margie to call the DA’s office and report.

    • Update on Sunderland Water Dist. research

      General Discussion...
      Margie spoke with Fred Laurenitis (Sunderland Water Dist.) about the mining by Delta over the aquifer which Sunderland was not aware of. Fred called Craig Warner who stated that they are grandfathered to mine gravel there, that they do not expect to expand and that the mining going on is only to maintain their grandfathered status. In a he-said, she-said scenario the board asked Margie to meet with Fred and Craig and see if they can get an agreement/statement in writing about what the plan is for the gravel pit operations.

    • Other business

      General Discussion...
      Tom reported that the Post Office has renewed their contract with Gregg Woodard until 2024.
      Lisa gave an update on the Census 2020 meeting she attended.

      DEP grant paper work was signed.

  4. 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 prepared by Lisa Stratford

Minutes approved on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Posted to: Select Board.