Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

SELECTMEN’S MEETING

January 16, 2007

 

 

1. PUBLIC FORUM:

 

2. APPROVAL OF AGENDA:

3. APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST MEETING:

 

4. WARRANT:

 

5. OLD BUSINESS:

(A) ASSESSING:

 

(B) CABLE CONTRACT:

 

Town Clerk Jennifer Roux has advised selectmen that State Law requires the Registrar of Voters to be elected for two years on the odd year(2007). On a motion by Jim, Jennifer Roux was appointed Registrar of Voters until January, 2009.
No action. Jeremy asked about the fees that the Town can charge, would they be returned to the customers. Tony said if the Town receives fees, they will be used to promote online programing from the Town Hall and school.

6. NEW BUSINESS:

(A) APPOINTMENT OF REGISTRAR OF VOTERS:

 

(B) TOWN MEETING DATE:

 

Nancy reported that Superintendent Brian Beeler had brought in a 77 page proposal by the governor to reduce the number of school districts from 290 to 26 . Acton would be in region 26 with 16 other area towns. One of the drawbacks would be that the district would own our building but might not be undertaking the debt. Also, funding would be based on the town’s valuation, so we would be paying more. The present school board would be eliminated and we would have less representation. Brian wants these issues to be made public.

 

7. ADJOURNMENT:

 

MEMBERS PRESENT:

OTHERS PRESENT:

David Cote, Pam McAlinden, Bob Anderson, Percy Lowell, Dick Neal, Brian Long, Denny Long, Jeremy Long, Lorraine Yeaton
Nancy Ruma, Tony Cogliandro, Jim Driscoll
Adjourned at 7:33 p.m.
The Annual Town meeting will be held June 8 & 9. Election of officers will be on Friday, June 8 and action on the Town Warrant on Saturday, June 9.
John and Joe are supposed to come in on Thursday to try to get the Britesides Program working properly.
Approved and signed.
Approved as written.
Approved as written.
Jeremy Long asked if there is an up to date list of what the Transfer Station will accept. Nancy said there is a 2007 list that is being distributed at the Transfer Station. He also asked about a report as to what the savings from increased recycling has accomplished. Nancy said Steve Ledoux is working on a spread sheet report. Dennis said he hoped it would be available for Finance Meeting. Bob Anderson said he thought the attendants were supposed to break down furniture for customers, but he knew someone that had been refused and had to take their couch back home. Nancy said able-bodied persons are expected to break down their furniture. Aged or infirm persons will be assisted.