Minutes

 

SELECTMEN’S MEETING

TOWN OF ACTON

December 12, 2013

7:00 PM

 

 

SALUTE TO THE FLAG

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. APAT presentation: Mike Corey reported on Acton’s cable television programming on channel 26. Mike is manager and employs Eric Dwalga and Virginia Deboer as camera men. There is a 12 hour schedule of events. Viewers can get the program of events by a youtube web search.

 

b. Abatement: On a motion by Bill, an  abatement was approved for 936 West Shore Drive.

 

c. Sign Pole Permit: On a motion by Bill, pole permits for Goose Pond Road were signed.

 

d. Sign Assessor’s Return for County Taxes: On a motion by Bill, the bill for the remainder of the County Tax was signed.

 

e. Sign contract with Cartographic for mapping: On a motion by Bill, Cartographic contracts for mapping were signed.

 

f. Superintendent’s Letter: Ted reported that the Superintendent of Schools had sent a note of thanks and appreciation for the good job the Road Commissioners had done, making it possible to not close school.

 

g. Follow-up to Road Workshop 11/25/2013: Ted reported that as the result of an altercation between the Road Commissioners, the Selectmen had called a special workshop on November 25.  Claims were made that a Road Commissioner had ”stolen” town salted sand and spread it on one of his private roads that he maintains. Ted, as a citizen of the Town, not as Selectman, reported it to the police. Ted also noted that the vote taken earlier this year, overwhelmingly showed that the Town wants two elected Road Commissioners. Elected means they answer to the Town not to the Selectmen for any wrong doings.

 

 

5.         OTHER BUSINESS:  David Winchell admitted he was the culprit, but it was in the morning and he did not want to call the selectmen at that time so he borrowed the sand. He has since replaced the salt and sand. Scott Mooney said Selectmen had not addressed the fact that David blocked the entrance to the salt shed.  Holly Mooney, Earl Foster, Bill Lotz and Dennis Long  all spoke their opinions. Ted noted that it is necessary for the two Road Commissioners to work together without such altercations, during these winter storms.

 

Fire Chief Peter Smith announced the new truck will be here next Thursday.

 

6.         ANNOUNCEMENTS: Christmas Tree Lighting Friday December 13 at at Town Hall

 

The Town Hall will be closed Tuesday, Dec 24, Wednesday, Dec 25 and Thursday, Dec 26th for the Christmas Holiday.   They will be open on Friday, Dec 27th from .   There will be no Selectmen’s meeting that week.

 

The Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesday, December 25. They will reopen on Saturday, December 28 at .

 

The Town Hall and Transfer Station will be closed on Wednesday, Jan 1st for New Years Day.  Both establishments will have regular work hours the remainder of that week.

 

Ted announced that all articles for the 2014 Town Warrant need to be turned in by January 23.

 

7.         ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at .

 

8.         MEMBERS PRESENT:  Ted Kryzak, Bill Shields, Ed Walsh

 

9.         OTHERS PRESENT: Paul Poyant, Pat Stevens, Scott and Holly Mooney, Chip Venell, Dennis Long, Bill Lotz, Earl Foster, Andy Brazier, Eric Dwalga, Mike Corey, Dick Neal, Lorraine Yeaton