Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

SELECTMEN'S MEETING

JANUARY 15, 2008

1  1.    APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as written.

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

3.   WARRANT:  Approved and signed.

4.   OLD BUSINESS

      a. ASSESSING: Rod will be in the office on February1 from 9 am to noon.

      b. CABLE CONTRACT: No action.

5.   NEW BUSINESS:

      (A) CARTOGRAPHIC WEBSITE AUTHORIZATION: On a motion by Mike, authorization was signed.

      (B)  BRIAN BELANGER RESIGNATION AS PLANNING BOARD ALTERNATE: Mike made a motion to        accept Brian's resignation with regret.

      (C)   WARRANT RECOMMENDATIONS:

ARTICLE 2: To see if the Town will appropriate $5,200.00  from the undesignated fund balance for Election Expenses.  On a motion by Dick it was voted to approve the article as written.

ARTICLE 3:  To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $3,703.27 from the undesignated fund balance to cover the overdraft in County Taxes. On a motion by Mike it as voted to approve the article as written.

ARTICLE 4: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $161,065.00 for the purchase of the parcel of land adjacent to the Acton Elementary School, being part of Map 244 Lot 5. Funds for this purchase will be borrowed from (bank name) at a rate of   % for a term of    yearss  On a motion by Dick it was voted to approve the article as written.

ARTICLE 5: To see if the Town will appropriate $1,291.80 from the undesignated fund balance for the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee Secretarial Account to cover additional hours of the secretary for the remainder of the year. On a motion by Mike it as voted to approve the article as written.

ARTICLE 6: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $67,542 from the undesignated fund balance to cover FY 05/06 overspent appropriations identified in the audit.  On a motion by Dick it was voted to approve the article as written. 

                        ARTICLE 7: To see if the Town will vote to appropriate $6,220.00 from the undesignated fund balance to purchase and install a TRIO Real Estate Assessment and Sketch Module.  On a motion made by Mike it as voted to approve the article as written.            

                        ARTICLE 8:  To see if the Town will vote to apply the following Revenues, Balances Carried and Fund Transfers to cover expenditures appropriated in the June 16, 2007 Town Meeting Warrant for fiscal year 2007/2008. Remaining funding required to be raised by taxation. Note: This Article is intended to replace Article 35 which was approved at the June 16, 2007 Town Meeting.

                                    Town Balances

                                    Fiscal Year 2006/2007 Municipal Revenues                               $ 70.000

                                    Fiscal Year 2007/2008 Estimated Municipal Revenues               $600,000

                                    Undesignated Fund Balance                                                      $150,000

                                    Designated Fund Balances (carried balances)                            $  13,860

                                    School Balances

                                    State Agency                                                                            $ 10,000

                                    School Nutrition Revenue                                                           $ 65,000

                                    General Purpose Aid (estimated)                                               $514,499

                                    School Undesignated Fund Balance                                           $419,363

                                    Medicaid Reimbursement                                                          $ 70,000                     

On                                On a motion by Dick it was voted to approve the article as written.

6.   ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at 7:30 pm.

7.   MEMBERS PRESENT: Nancy Ruma, Mike Conway, Dick Neal

8.   OTHERS PRESENT: John Moore, Marita and Percival Lowell, Pat Hannon, Andy Brazier, Pam McAlinden, Barbara Seckar, Marian Elliott, Mary Yeaton, Irene Kerrigan, Richard Ham, Eva Morrill, Donald Morrill, Chip Venell, Robert Anderson, Dennis Long, Tom Worster, Nancy  Wakefield, Chuck Hefferon, Holly Mooney, Joe Ruma, Tom Chase, Davey Winchell, Lorraine Yeaton