Select Board

Tuesday, July 5, 7:00 pm until 8:00 pm
9 Montague Rd.
A meeting of the Selectboard

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Meeting of Selectboard

Members: (Quorum)

  • Present: Tom Hankinson, Chair, at 7:00 PM
  • Present: Patricia Duffy, at 7:00 PM
  • Present: Melissa Colbert, at 7:00 PM

Also Present:

  • Present: Tom H. (remotely) Melissa C.
  • Pat D.
  • Margie M.
  • Lisa S. for the Select Board George B. for the Montague Reporter. Also present: Phil C.
  • Carol H.
  • Richard N.
  • Marinos V.

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 7:00 PM

Meeting closed: 7:31 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Business

    • Announce Transfer Station price increases

      General Discussion...
      Transfer Station Prices have increased.

    • Approve minutes of June 21

      General Discussion...
      Minutes of June 21 approved.

    • Lead Mine/Two Mile Rd neighborhood update

      General Discussion...
      Highway put electronic signs and physical signs. Neighborhood is appreciative. Melissa does not have a report from Professor Knodler yet.

    • Mask/Covid update

      General Discussion...
      Melissa had checked in with BOH.

      MOTION, moved by Tom Hankinson, seconded by Melissa Colbert: Motion: During low-risk community transmission time, to make wearing masks indoor optional at Select Board meetings. Vote: 3-0 in favor.

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

    • Projects update-Margie

      General Discussion...
      Street lights update: With grant money and an Eversource contribution split the long-awaited new LED street lights will be installed beginning next week.
      Permission was granted by the state for electronic signs warning drivers not to pass buses. Margie said the state will put in a revision to allow for the signage for the next school year (August and September).
      Shutesbury Rd. culvert project will probably begin first or second week of August. Residents will be notified. Electronic signs will be put up notifying residents. Amherst has also been notified also.
      Matt’s new truck is ready. Waiting for new plates.

      MOTION, moved by Tom Hankinson, seconded by Melissa Colbert: Motion: To appoint the list of volunteers ( Kathy Stoddard; Van Stoddard; Rich Nathhorst; Judy Todd; Andy Vlock; Ann Ferguson; Don Robinson; Sara Robinson; Ann Schuyler; Silas Ball; Maureen Ippolito and Kari Ridge to the Field Building Ad-hoc Committee. Vote: 3-0 in favor.

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

    • Reserve Fund Transfer Request

      General Discussion...
      Transfer Station OSHA training caused an increased in salaries. Reserve Fund Transfer request for @ $1,000.
      Town Clerk Reserve Fund Transfer Request signed for $69.88

  3. 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, Aug 17, 2022

Posted to: Select Board