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Friday, November 27, 2020

Selectmen 2020-10-20


Selectmen Minutes

October 20, 2020


Present:  Fred Woodhouse, Diane Callahan, Gary Backstrom


Call to order by Fred Woodhouse at 5:33 pm.


Motion to approve the minutes of 10/6/2020 (Woodhouse/Backstrom).  All in favor, motion carried.


Motion to approve the minutes of 10/14/2020 (Woodhouse/Backstrom).  All in favor, motion carried.


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


Signed the 2020 General Election Warrant for posting.


Signed the 2020 State equalization certificate.


Mr. Woodhouse, as Chair, signed the 2020 3rd Quarter 941 tax return. 


Ken Callahan:

  • Waiting for an appointment to have the generator serviced.

  • Bass Park Trustees have had the Christmas Tree planted.


Mitch Call:

  • Spoke about having draft minutes of the Planning Board available, the suggestion was made to have a notebook available in the Meeting House with draft minutes for public viewing, the draft minutes will be replaced once the PB has approved the minutes.


Carl Newton:

  • Met with JDK, working on a contract for the 2020-2021 winter season.  JDK will put two vehicles on for Sharon with 3 drivers.  The contract will run form 11/1/2020 through 3/31/2021.

  • Eric Matson will not be hired for plowing during the 2020-2021 winter season.  Mr. Matson had stated at the end of the 2019-2020 season that he was done.

  • Sandy Eneguess has all the paperwork he needs and is working on getting this paperwork completed.  The suggestion was made to appoint Mr. Newton as the Deputy Road Agent.

  • Asked about Mr. Grosbeck's containers.  Suggested sending a letter regarding removal.

Ms. Callahan:

  • Spoke to Conval regarding the student population, numbers should be sent to the Town Administrator shortly after the end of October 2020.

  • Was misquoted by the paper regarding the "gun" issue.  Mr. Woodhouse suggested any replies to the paper be made via email.

  • ZOOM meeting for the Selectmen's Advisory Committee is scheduled for Thursday, October 22, 2020.

  • Should create folders for the different departments, has received information from Pete Paris regarding the Highway Department.


Mr. Backstrom:

  • The Planning Board supplied a summary of the research for noise ordinances.  The responsibility for noise ordinances falls on the Select Board, the Planning Board is land use.  The overwhelming advice is to stay away from noise ordinances.


Mr. Woodhouse:

  • Time to reach out to Committees regarding the 2021 budgets and information for the 2020 town report.

  • Internet surveys are coming in, the Board should start reviewing these after the November 3, 2020 election.

  • COVID numbers are going up, not sure what will happen going forward.


Meeting adjourned at 6:35 PM.


Minutes taken by Debra Harling.  Approved on 11/17/2020