Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

SELECTMEN'S MEETING

SEPTEMBER 11, 2007

1.      PUBLIC FORUM: Mike noted that the gym is being used by many department employees now, and he feels it should come off the Fire Department and have a budget of it's own.

2.      APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as written.

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

4.      WARRANT: Approved and signed.

5.      OLD BUSINESS

(A) ASSESSING: No action.

      (B) CABLE CONTRACT: Meeting now set for October 5.

      (C) FEE SCHEDULE: No action.

6.      NEW BUSINESS

      (A) TAX RATE: Nancy announced that the 2007/2008 tax rate has been set at $8.90 per thousand dollars of valuation.

      (B) SIGN ASSESSING CONTRACT: On a motion by Jim, the 2007/2008 contract for assessing by Bret Purvis Associates was signed.

      (C) APPOINTMENT: On a motion by Jim, Lois Michaud was appointed for a one year term on the Conservation Committee.

      Chip reported that there is a meeting on Thursday, September 20, regarding Communications and he hopes someone from Acton can attend. Petey Smith noted that there are a number of issues that Fire and Rescue are concerned about. The main concern is time lags between the time a 911 call comes in and when it is dispatched to the Town.              

      There was also some discussion about 911 street names and signs and about bridge conditions, but no action.               

7.      ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at 7:45 pm

8.      MEMBERS PRESENT: Nancy Ruma, Jim Driscoll, Mike Conway

9.      OTHERS PRESENT: Petey Smith, John Moore, Dennis Long, Chip Venell, Percy Lowell, Tony Anthony, Lorraine Yeaton

MEETINGS: September 20, 6:30 pm, at Waterboro Fire Station on Communications