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Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm
Town Hall
A meeting of the Selectboard

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Meeting of Selectboard

Members: (Quorum)

  • Present: Tom Hankinson, at 6:30 PM
  • Present: Patricia Duffy, at 6:30 PM
  • Present: Melissa Colbert, at 6:30 PM

Also Present:

  • Present: Julie S.
  • Tom H.
  • Melissa C.
  • Margie M.
  • Lisa S.
  • George B. for the Montague Reporter
  • candidate Pat Duffy
  • Seth Heminway
  • For the Finance Committee: Jed P.
  • Ann D.
  • Phil C. and several residents remotely

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 6:30 PM

Meeting closed: 8:56 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Executive Session

    To conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel or to conduct collective bargaining sessions or contract negotiations with nonunion personnel. Selectboard will reconvene in Open Session after the close of Executive Session.

    0 Vote(s) taken, which Passed
    0 Vote(s) taken, which Failed
    Voted to leave Excutive Session

  3. Appointments

    • 7:00: Candidate's Night

      General Discussion...
      Pat Duffy (running for Select Board), Jya Plavin (running for School Committee), and Phil Carter (running for Finance Committee) gave statements and answered questions.

    • 7:30: Review Warrant with Larry F.

      General Discussion...
      The board reviewed the warrant and motions for Annual Town Meeting.

  4. Business

    • Appt. Seth Hemingway to ConCom

      General Discussion...
      The Conservation Commission recommended Seth Heminway be appointed to the commission. Seth was present to introduce himself and answer questions. He is retired from the EPA, was on the Tree Com. in his previous community and is a life-long outdoors person.

      MOTION, moved by Tom Hankinson, seconded by Melissa Colbert: Motion: To appoint Seth Heminway to the Conservation Commission. Vote: 3-0 in favor.

      Pass: Aye: Tom Hankinson, Melissa Colbert, Patricia Duffy.

    • Conservation Commission MOU with Adventure East

    • Projects update-Margie

      General Discussion...
      Margie reported that she will be working on a report of the expenditure of the $584,000 in ARAPA funds due at the end of the week. She also is working on an MVP grant extension. It looks like Leverett will submit 4 One Stop for Growth Grants. Applications for the microgrid project; master plan phase 2; Dudleyville Rd. and Affordable Housing project.

    • Weed removal on pond

      General Discussion...
      The board discussed how much money to spend on weed removal at Leverett Pond. It has not been done in a few years so they opted to spend $600 for 3 hours instead of the usual $400 for 2 hours. (Tom recused himself from the vote).

      MOTION, moved by Tom Hankinson, seconded by Melissa Colbert: Motion: To spend $600 from Select Board expenses towards weed removal (harvesting) at Leverett Pond. Vote: 2-0 in favor.

      Pass: Aye: Tom Hankinson, Melissa Colbert, Patricia Duffy.

  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 Monday, Jun 13, 2022

Posted to: Select Board.