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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Selectmen 2017-02-21

Selectmen Meeting Minutes

February 21, 2017

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

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

Motion to accept the minutes of 2/7/17 (Paris/O'Brien).  All in favor, motion carried.

Motion to approve the manifest and payroll (Newton/O'Brien).  All in favor motion carried.

Tim Keenan, Road Agent:

  • Asked about whether the current winter road policy is on the website, the most current is on the website.

  • Ms. Paris informed Mr. Keenan that she had spoken to Chief Guinard about Mill Road.  Chief Guinard had informed her that is was narrow, but passable.

  • Mr. Keenan would like to get feedback from the townspeople about a 5 year road plan.

  • Mr. Keenan informed the Board that machinery had been moved from the Mountain Road logging operation.

Kimberly Rizzo-Saunders, Superintendent of Conval Schools, Ann Forrest, Assistant Superintendent, and Jim Fredericks, Sharon School Board Representative, met with the Board.  Ms. Rizzo-Saunders presented the 2017-18 school budget and 2016-17 school reports.  Ms. Rizzo-Saunders explained that the process for creating the budget.  The district is experiencing a continued loss of revenue. It is estimated that there will be about 100 less students district wide in 2017-18.

Discussion about the 2016 annual report:

  • Vital Statistics from the State - Town Clerk needs to obtain.

  • Road Agents report received.

  • Audit Committee report needed.

  • Mr. Newton will work with Ms. Harling to compile the town report.

Discussion about ballots needed for the 3/14/17 elections:

  • Ballot for Town Officials

  • Zoning ballot - official wording needed.  Mr. O'Brien will contact Mr. Call, Chair of the Planning Board to determine the status.

  • Ballot wording for changing the Town Clerk and Tax Collector terms from one to three years.

Final review of the warrant, the bridge article was removed.  The Board added $1,500.00 to General Government Buildings for cleaning at the Meeting House.  This item was discussed at the budget hearing and the Board determined it is a needed expense.

Motion to sign the warrant and the Ms-636 Budget form, (Newton/Paris).  All in favor, motion carried.  The warrant and MS-636 were signed.

Motion to adjourn (Newton/O'Brien). All in favor, motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 7:05 PM.

Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on _03/07/2017________.


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Carl Newton                      Donald T. O'Brien Linda Paris