Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

 

SELECTMEN’S MEETING

 

May 20, 2010

 

 

 

SALUTE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG  

 

1.      APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as written with the addition of New Business 8. Selectmen’s EMAIL.

2.   APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Post postponed until next week.

3.   WARRANT: Signed

 

4.  OLD BUSINESS: None

 

5.  NEW BUSINESS:

1. OPEN AUDIT BIDS: There were only two bids received. RHR Smith bid $10,000 with $1,500 if single audit required. Mowry & Associates bid $6,000 and $2,000 if single audit required. Selectmen voted to table a decision until next week.

 

2. GAIL BOISVERT- GYM COMM.: Gail presented Selectmen with proposed guidelines for the gym membership. They want to offer a Senior Citizen ½ price, $25 for membership, Firemen and families free. Children under 14 years are not allowed in the gym. It was noted that this needs to be written up as a policy. Gail will redo and present the policy.

 

3. REC WARRANT ARTICLE: Larissa had contacted MMA for advice on how the article should be written. MMA submitted two choice options. On a motion by Dennis, option 2 was selected and the article will read:  To see if the Town will vote to authorize expenditure of a total of up to $13,810.00 for operation of the Recreation Department, provided that $9,610.00 will be raised by taxation and the remainder shall be appropriated from recreational fees, donations and revenues received by the Recreation Department. All monies received in excess of $13,810 shall go into the Acton Recreation Capital Improvement Account

 

4. DISCUSS FOXES RIDGE LAND OFFER: The Town has been offered the gift of a large tract of land on Foxes Ridge. Selectmen will discuss details with the owner and consider taking it to a Town Meeting.

 

5. LETTERS OF SUPPORT: AWWA and YCSWCD have requested letters of support which will help them obtain grants. On a motion by Dennis, the letters were signed...

 

6. ANIMAL WELFARE SOCIETY CONTRACT: On a motion by Larissa the contract was signed with a 2 to 0 vote. Dennis abstained from voting.

 

7. LETTER RE: DENIAL OF LIQUOR LICENSE: Larissa read a letter from MMA stating the Town does not have a valid reason to deny the permit. Because the selectmen feel strongly that they morally cannot vote to approve it, Dennis made a motion to reopen last weeks vote.  On a motion by Larissa, it was voted to take no action relative the request for a Liquor License for Big Daddy’s Clam Shack.

 

8. SELECTMEN’S EMAIL: Tony read a nasty E-Mail from Mr. Hannon and Carol Long read parts from an E-Mail Hannon sent to Dennis containing racist remarks. Tony stated he feels it is a ploy to get rid of Dennis and himself because they denied him a liquor license.

 

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS: The Transfer Station will be open Monday, Memorial Day but will not be open Sunday until the following week.  Larissa announced she cannot serve as both legislator and Assessor, so she will be withdrawing her candidacy as legislator. There will be a Plant Sway at the Mary Grant Nature Preserve on Saturday May 29, A memorial Service will be held on Sunday, May 30 at the Veteran’s Memorial in front of the Town Hall at . Larissa will be bringing greetings from the Town Fire Chief Ed Walsh announced that at a meeting in Augusta, the Maine Emergency Rescue Service Peter Holtby for his 15 years of Service to the Acton Rescue Squad.

 

7. ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at .

 

8. MEMBERS PRESENT: Tony Cogliandro, Dennis Long, Larissa Crockett

 

9. OTHERS PRESENT: Roger Roy, Dean Knight, Karl Hodgdon, Jack Kelly, Paul Poyant, Doris Nevison, Marian Elliott, Barbara Seckar, Flo Sera, John Moore, Pam McAlinden, Ed Walsh, Judie Shain, Ted Kryzak, Rey and Delores Lopez, Bob Anderson, Bob Cronin, Carol Long, Patti Dutil, Brian Cochrane, Jim Crowley, Scott and Holly Mooney, Ethan Current, Gail Boisvert, Cheri Smith, Chip Venell, Nancy Rum, Dick Neal, Sam Gagnon, Lorraine Yeaton