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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Selectmen 2016-12-20



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Selectmen Meeting Minutes

December 20, 2016


Present: Carl Newton; Donald T. O'Brien; Linda Paris.

Meeting called to order at 5:30 PM by Mr. Newton.


Bob Greenwood, EMD, reviewed the number of radios owned and the frequencies available.  Ms. Paris will update the information list.


Motion to approve the manifest and payroll (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.


Mitch Call:  The Planning Board held a public hearing on the proposed zoning amendments, and they are ready to be voted on.  Mr. Call will work on the ballot wording.


Mr. Call requested the Road Agent plow a portion of the parking lot at the head of the Wapak Trail to avoid vehicles parking on the road.  Mr. Keenan agreed to do this.


Motion to approve the minutes of 12/6/16 (Paris/O'Brien).  All in favor, motion carried.


Motion to approve request for reimbursement from the Highway Repair Fund for work done on Mountain Road in the amount of $26,650.00 (Paris/O'Brien).  All in favor, motion carried.


Motion to approve request for reimbursement from the Highway Repair Fund for work done on the parking lot and Swamp Road in the amount of $6,905.00 (Paris/O'Brien).  All in favor, motion carried.


Manifests for Mountain Road repairs from 6/16/16 and 7/16/16 were signed.


Ms. Harling forwarded a question from Paul LaRoche of AATA Construction regarding the need for a building permit.  The Board requested that Mr. LaRoche meet with them 1/3/2017 to provide additional information.


Motion to approve an intent to cut for M 7 L 18 (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to approve an intent to cut for M 4 L 22 (Newton/O'Brien).  All in favor, motion carried.


Motion to accept the 2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan update (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.  The Board signed the acceptance certificate.


Discussion about who has radios and who needs them with Tim Keenan and Bob Greenwood.  Mr. Keenan has a radio in his vehicle and a hand-held, he would like to have a couple more for contractors to be able to communicate.  Mr. Newton and Mr. O'Brien would like to have radios.  Tom Ross has a radio, Mr. Newton will contact Mr. Ross to retrieve that radio.  Mr. Greenwood has 1 extra radio which needs a charging cord.  Mr. Newton recommended that Mr. Greenwood purchase additional radios before the end of the year as there is money in the budget for this purchase.


Mr. Bowles:  John MacEachern has requested that a new Trustee of the Trust Funds be appointed.  Mr. Newton will speak to Juliana Kazanovicz.


Ms. Paris:  discussion about when to hold a celebration of life for Will Fenno.  The Board will discuss further at the 1/3/2017 meeting.


Jim Fredrickson has been appointed as the School Board Representative, this needs to be posted to the web site.


Discussion about 2017 budget, Mr. Bowles informed the Board that the budget hearing will need to be the first meeting in February 2017.


Discussion about how funds in the cemetery trusts can be used.


Motion to adjourn (Newton/Paris). All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 6:27 PM.


Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on __________.

 


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Carl Newton                      Donald T. O'Brien Linda Paris