Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

SELECTMEN’S MEETING

June 24, 2010

SALUTE TO THE FLAG

1.  APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as written with a correction to the date.

2.  APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Approved as written

3.  WARRANT: Signed.

4.  OLD BUSINESS: None

5.  NEW BUSINESS:

1. ACCEPTANCE OF ROBIN HAM’S PROPOSAL FOR MOWING TOWN HALL, PUBLIC SAFETY BUILDING, MARY GRANT NATURE PRESERVE, LINCOLN SCHOOL FOR $3,500.00 MAY THRU SEPT: On a motion by Dennis it was voted to accept Robin’s proposal.

2. KEN PAUL RE: LEBANON ROAD FEES: Ken explained that building construction was done on Lebanon Road with no permits. The home owner was told by the builder that he had all necessary permits which was untrue. All construction except some electrical and plumbing has been removed for inspection and the septic has been photographed. Acton’s ordinance calls for 4x the fees for building without a permit but because of the hardship and the fact the owners were lied to, Ken is willing to waive some of the fee. He is willing to settle for $1,682.40. On a motion by Dennis, the fee will be reduced to $1,682.40.

3. OPEN REVALUATION BIDS: Bids received were Vision, $158,000; KRT $198,000; O’Donnell, $212,500 using their software, $242,750 using Trio software, Van Tuinian, $220,000; Ryan, 257,000, Robbins, 265,000. Tony asked Linda to send copies of the bids tomorrow morning to Joe Lessard for his opinion. Selectmen plan to interview low bidders.

4. SIGN CONTRACT WITH MUNICIPAL RESOURCES: On a motion by Dennis it was voted to sign the two year contract for assessing services.

5. APPOINTMENTS  AND REAPPOINTMENTS: The following were re-appointed for one year: Ed Walsh EMA Director, William Cataneyse Deputy EMA, Frank Shippee Animal Control Officer, Kenneth Paul CEO and LPI, Steve McDonough, Deputy CEO and LPI, William Cataneyse E911 Addressing Officer, Lorraine Yeaton and Tom Cashin Representatives to SMRPC, Tom Cashin, John Moore, Robert Meyer, Roy Trafton, Greg Martin, Comp Plan Implementation Committee, Carl Davis, Eric Gallagher, Richard Johnson, Barbara Seckar, Jim Wilson, Mary Grant Nature Preserve members; Susan Meehan was newly appointed a members of the Mary Grant Committee; Florence Sera was appointed a ballot clerk , Hannah Phillips and William Maloney were given three year re-appointments on the Conservation Committee.

Barbara Seckar read a statement addressing Dennis’s comments last week.

Bill Gannon would like members nominated at Town Meeting to give a statement as to why they would like to be appointed.

Karl thanked Dennis for his services rendered this past year.

Dennis announced work will be done on Sam Page Road the 2nd week in July.

6. ANNOUNCEMENTS: Invitation for Selectmen to attend Great East Lake Improvement Association Annual Meeting July 10, 2010 at 10am at Week’s Park.

7. ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at 7:43 pm

8. MEMBERS PRESENT: Tony Cogliandro, Dennis Long

9. OTHERS PRESENT: Jim and Flo Sera, Paul Poyant, Delores Lopez, Andy Brazier, Bob Anderson, Tom Worster, Deana Anderson, Bill and Sandy Shields, John Moore, Marian Elliott, Jack Kelly, Karl Hodgdon, Arnold Murray, Patti Dutil, Anita Buttrick, Chip Venell, Joe Ruma, Brian Cochrane, Andrew Cogliandro, Ann Germon, Al and Linda Peterson, Dick Neal, Lois and Richard Michaud, Lori Williams, Tracey Scully, Ken Paul, Peter and Elaine Beck, Judie Shain, Tom Cashin, Dave Winchell, Lorraine Yeaton