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