Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

SELECTMEN'S MEETING

DECEMBER 18, 2007

 

PUBLIC FORUM: Dennis Long said that when he plowed Lakeside Drive he noted that Buzzell Road was not plowed. Mike said he received 4 calls so he checked with Mooney and found that Mooney had truck problems and was out of commission for a period of time.

John Moore complained that he had come to the meeting that was scheduled for Thursday night only to find it was canceled. Nancy said that the auditor did not cancel until 5 pm and that gave them very little time to get the word out. Jennifer did call it in to the TV station. Several persons complained about not knowing that they held the meeting on Monday. Nancy said this date was set by the auditor and they did have it posted in all the usual places. Pam McAlinden suggested the Town get a lighted sign board similar to the one at the Public Safety Building.

Dennis asked again about the progress being made on the drug testing program.  There was considerable discussion and Nancy said she will check the law and Vicki will check the cost of having all employees tested.

Dick Neal presented a copy of Mike Conway's property card showing that notes documenting the changes made were on record.

 

      1.      APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved with the addition of 5.(C).

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

3.   WARRANT: Approved and signed. 

4.   OLD BUSINESS

      a. ASSESSING: Rod will be in on the 28th.

b. CABLE CONTRACT: Still waiting for Metrocast. 

5.   NEW BUSINESS

      (A) REQUEST TO EXTEND CLOSING TIME AT BIG DADDY'S and THE SHED - NEW YEARS EVE: On a motion by Mike it was voted to extend New Year's Eve closing at Big Daddy's until 1 am as requested. On a motion by Jim, it was voted to extend the New Year's Eve closing  at The Shed until 2 am as requested.

       (B) SIGN DISPATCH/PSAP CONTRACT EXTENSION: On a motion by Mike, selectmen signed an agreement with the State of Maine Department of Public Safety to pay them an amount not to exceed $10,725.00 for dispatch and PSAP service, based on the 2000 census count of  2145 at the rate of $5 per capita, for another year.

 
      (C) TRANSFER STATION CLOSING:
The Transfer Station will close at noon on December 24. Some discussion was had about road sand not being available at the Transfer Station on days they are closed. Some feel another location should also be available. Selectmen will take this matter under consideration.

6.   ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at 8:30 pm

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

8.   OTHERS PRESENT: John Moore, Bob Anderson, Dick Neal, Dennis Long, Percy Lowell, Vicki Ridlon, Davey Winchell, Pam McAlinden, Patti Dutil, Tony Cogliandro, Warren Seavey, Debbie Rix, Lorraine Yeaton