Select Board

Tuesday, April 12, 7:00 pm until 8:30 pm
Town Hall
A meeting of the Select Board

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Meeting of Select Board

Members: (Quorum)

  • Present: Tom Hankinson, at 7:00 PM
  • Present: Julie Shively, Chair, at 7:00 PM
  • Present: Melissa Colbert, at 7:00 PM

Also Present:

  • Julie S.
  • Tom H.
  • Melissa C.
  • Margie M.
  • Lisa S.
  • Jed P.
  • Phil C.
  • Shannon G.
  • Gordon F.
  • Rich N.

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 7:00 PM

Meeting closed: 8:23 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Appointments

    • 7:00: Historical Commission

      General Discussion...
      Historical Commission (Julie recuses herself)
      Susan Lynton and Sam Black came in to ask for support for a National Endowment for the Humanities Grant that they are applying for as a planning tool for the North Leverett Sawmill. The grant is for $150,000 to be used for planning purposes followed, potentially, by a $ 1-2 million Congressional earmark for restoration. Permission was given by the Historical Society for the Friends of the Leverett Sawmill (FLS) to use their 501 C3 status to apply since FLS don’t have one yet. Melissa wondered if more money should be asked for. The group was unable to answer whether the town would be asked for matching funds. Tom suggested that the LCA could be used as a demonstration of the town’s ingenuity.

      MOTION, moved by Tom Hankinson, seconded by Melissa Colbert: Motion: To provide a support letter to the Friends of the Sawmill. Vote: 2-0 in favor.

      Pass: Aye: Julie Shively, Tom Hankinson, Melissa Colbert.

  3. Business

    • Advertising in the Newsletter?

      General Discussion...
      The board agreed to allow businesses located in Leverett to advertise (name of business, phone number and address) in the Newsletter.

    • Approve minutes of March 29

      General Discussion...
      The minutes of March 29 were not approved.

    • Directional signs for Coop?

      General Discussion...
      The board agreed to allow the Coop to put directional signs up.

    • Sign warrants for ATM

      General Discussion...
      The warrants for Town Meeting were signed.

    • Two Mile area speeding

      General Discussion...
      Road Issues (Matt B. present)
      Residents of the Two Mile Rd. area came in to discuss speeding in the neighborhood. Matt had looked at the area and agreed that a few speed humps could be put in place to slow traffic down. He estimated that each would cost about $2,000 and stated that he would install 3. A fourth may be installed if necessary.

      East Leverett Road intersection: (several additional residents present)
      Matt B, Chief Minckler, and Tom H. met at the intersection to discuss a solution to the noise and speed of traffic in that area. They agreed that the cheapest and fastest, and most efficient solution to the problem would be to put in a 3-way stop. Matt said they would add lots of signage to the area and use thermoplastic paint to enhance the changes. It was agreed that the 3-way stop could be removed if it was not helping. Gordon F. cautioned about vehicles having trouble stopping coming down the hill and not being able to gain traction to get up it.

  4. Unanticipated business

    • General Discussion...
      FRCOG grant project support letters were signed.
      The new Zoom platform was well received by participants. The sound quality was better.

      MOTION, moved by Julie Shively, seconded by Tom Hankinson: Motion: To appoint Andrew Jablonski as a firefighter. Vote: 3-0 in favor.

      Pass: Aye: Julie Shively, Tom Hankinson, Melissa Colbert.

  5. 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 Wednesday, May 11, 2022

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