1.APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved with the removal of #2.under New Business.
2.APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Approved as written.
a. Cable Committee Report:Carol Long reported that the Metrocast Annual Reports notes that there has been a 19% increase in Cable users in Acton. Carol also reported that the filming crew is using some new equipment tonight as a test run for live coverage which they hope to use in the future. The web site is up and running with videos of selectmen meetings.
5. NEW BUSINESS:
1. EXECUTIVE SESSION: On a motion by Dennis, Selectmen went into executive session under 1.M.R.S.A. 405(6)F at 7:12 pm.Selectmen voted to come out of executive session at 7:22 pm. Tony reported the Selectmen have granted a poverty abatement for $3,382.38.
2. WARRANT ARTICLE RECOMMENDATIONS: Removed.
3. SCHOOL BUDGET DATE: After discussion of dates for the school referendum budget vote, on a motion by Dennis, June 8 was set. The vote was 2 yes, 1 no with Larissa voting in the negative. Members of the School Committee Ted Kryzak, Mary Stanton, Judie Shain and Richard Michaud all spoke in opposition to the date, as did Tracey Scully.
4. REVALUATION: Tony reported that an article for Revaluation of the Town will be on the Warrant. Larissa spoke of the need for the revaluation because of the pending failure of the Briteside program. Lorraine Yeaton urged all present to support this measure at Town meeting because of the critical situation.
5. LIBRARY FLOOR PROPOSAL: Larissa reported she had discussed the problem with Tom Gore, who is an engineer. Proposal requests will be sent to construction companies.
6. COMP PLAN ACCOUNT BALANCE: Tom Cashin has requested that the remaining balance be carried forward and the committee members appointments be extended due to the need for explanations of the new proposed zoning changes. Selectmen will make a decision next week.
7. SPECIAL ROADPROJECTS: Larissa said that Road CommissionerScott Mooney has withdrawn his request for a special project and that article has been removed from the warrant.
8. TAX WRITEOFF BALANCES: On a motion by Larissa, Selectmen voted to write off all unpaid balances that are less than $5.00.
9. CANCERCARECENTER LUNCH AND LEARN: They will provide a lunch and talk to employees on May 21.
10. LIQUOR LICENSE. An applicationand $100 fee has been received from William Pallidino for the Shed Restaurant. A police check shows no incidents. On a motion by Dennis, the permit was signed.
6. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Larissa announced a spaghetti supper May 1 at 4:30 pm to benefit the OWLS Group and the School play at 7 pm.
7. ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at 8:08 pm
8. MEMBERS PRESENT: Tony Cogliandro, Dennis Long, Larissa Crockett
9. OTHERS PRESENT: Andrew Cogliando, Brian Cochrane, Karl Hodgdon, Roger Roy, John Moore, Ethan Current, Ed Walsh, David and Joyce Winchell, Doris Nevison, Marian Elliott, Barbara Seckar, Betty Mann, Superintendent Hadley, Judie Shain, Ted Kryzak, Jeannette Bearse, Mary Stanton Richard and Lois Michaud, Flo and Jim Sera, Dick Weymouth, Bob Anderson, Paul Poyant, Patti Dutil,Carol Long, Chip Venell, Andy Brazier, Bill Lotz, Linda Heon, Jim Driscoll, David Winchell Jr., Peter and Elaine Beck, Nancy Ruma, Tracey Scully, David Cote, Gail Boisvert, Lorraine Yeaton