Minutes

SELECTMEN’S MEETING

TOWN OF ACTON

January 23, 2014

 

 

SALUTE TO THE FLAG

1.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as written.  

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

3.         OLD BUSINESS: Ted announced that Bill Shields was sick with the flu.

4.         NEW BUSINESS:

a, Public Hearing for General Assistance Ordinance: Ted opened the Public Hearing. Acton’s Ordinance is a 2007 version. Because of changes in the law, MMA had recommended we adopt the 2012 version. There was no discussion by the public, so the hearing was closed.

b. Adoption of General Assistance Ordinance: On a motion by Ted, the 2012 General Assistance Ordinance prepared by MMA was adopted. 

c. Resignation of James Bauman from the ZBA: Ted read Bauman’s resignation and on a motion by Ed, it was accepted with regret.

d.Sign Quit Claim Deed for re-purchased property: On a motion by Ted the deed was signed.

e. Special Warrant article/ Town Meeting:   Selectmen had set the deadline date of January 23 for submission  of any extra items for the June Town Meeting, beyond the regular budget.  Ted read the  Fire Chief’s request for $75,000 toward a new truck fund, $10,800 for SCBA packs. Road Commissioner District 1 is requesting up to $30,000 for new guard rails at the foot of Cemetery Hill on the H Road and $35,000 for grinding pavement on Sam Page Road from the H Road to Nason Road. District 2 Road Commissioner is requesting $32,852 to grind, grade and finish 1000 feet on Buzzell Road to Langley Shores Road,  $8,500 to elevate levels and install shoulders, and $9,500 for sealing cracks in pavement at Public Safety Building. Selectmen have asked all departments to hold a flat line increase in their budgets.

5.         OTHER BUSINESS:  None

AN6.       ANNOUNCEMENTS: Ted announced there is now a position on the ZBA open if anyone is interested in volunteering.

   Ed announced that the Ambulance Association is looking for new board members. Anyone interested should call Jennifer Sayre Gore

7.         ADJOURNMENT: The meeting adjourned at .

8.         MEMBERS PRESENT: Ted Kryzak, Ed Walsh

9.         OTHERS PRESENT: Eric Dawalga, Lorraine Yeaton