A moment of silence was observed in memory of Shapleigh’s Selectman, Ruth Ham, who died February 5th, 2013.
1.APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as written.
2.APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Approved as written.
3.OLD BUSINESS: None
4. NEW BUSINESS:
a. County payment option for 6 month transitional budget: Ted read a letter from the County Commissioners asking what payment option the Town of Acton would choose. On a motion by Ted, it was voted to pay this year.
b. Sign Policy- Request for Information: On a motion by Bill it was voted to sign.
c. Appointments: On a motion by Ted it was voted to appoint Holly Mooney to the Mary Grant Committee; on a motion by Bill it was voted to appoint Suzanne Rickard to the Mary Grant Committee; on a motion by Ed it was voted to appoint Tom Gore to the Road Committee.
d. Letter from A letter from the UnitedWay, giving the Town $300to be used for a needy family for fuel, was read. A letter of thanks to the United Way was signed.
e. First reading Marriage Ceremonies Policy: The first reading of a policy banning conducting weddings during business hours was presented.
5. OTHER BUSINESS: None
6. ANNOUNCEMENTS: One vacancy on Mary Grant Committee, 1 member and 1 Alternate member of Saco River Corridor Commission, 2 Alternate Warrant and Finance Committee members.
The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing at 8:00pm on Thursday, February 21st, 2013 to discuss the following referendum question, which will be voted on by secret ballot on Tuesday, March 5th from 8:00am - 8:00pm. "Shall the Town vote to change its Road Commissioner function from two elected Road Commissioner positions to one appointed Road Commissioner/Public Works Superintendent position, to be appointed by the Board of Selectmen and having a term of three years with said change to be phased in as follows: the newly appointed Road Commissioner/Public Works Superintendent shall oversee the Northern part of Town effective upon the 2013 annual town meeting and shall oversee the entire Town effective upon the 2015 annual town meeting, when the term of the elected Road Commissioner for the Southern part of Town expires, or immediately, in the event that the office becomes vacant prior to the expiration of said term?"
7. ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned at 7:13pm.
8. MEMBERS PRESENT: Ted Kryzak, Bill Shields. Ed Walsh
9. OTHERS PRESENT: Paul Poyant, Eric Dawalga, Lorraine Yeaton: