Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

EMERGENCY SELECTMEN'S MEETING

JANUARY 18, 2008

1.      APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as written.

2.      APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Dick made a motion that the minutes be amended to include that all votes on the Town Meeting warrant were unanimous.

3.      NEW BUSINESS:

(A) SIGN JANUARY 29 SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT:  Because he did not  agree that the numbers were correct in Article 8, Dick Neal refused to sign the warrant. Because that would have left only one selectmen available to sign, the article was removed from the warrant. Mike and Dick signed the warrant.

(B) CHANGE TIME FOR JANUARY 29 SELECTMEN'S MEETING TO 10 AM: Because of the Town Meeting being scheduled on their regular meeting date and time, selectmen will change the meeting time to 10 am.

PUBLIC FORUM: Pat Hannon said he objected to the removal of Article 8 from the warrant. Because it will cost more money to hold another special town meeting. Mike said the article will not be used as a reason for another town meeting. It is not an emergency article.

Percy said the minutes show that Dick voted to accept the article at the last meeting so he should have been willing to sign for it. Dick apologized and said he made the motion based on the belief that the numbers were correct, but found later that he felt they were not.

Mike noted that he was appalled to hear that there was a nasty name called at the public hearing. He said he did not hear it but some others did. This should not have taken place and he will certainly try to see that it doesn't happen again.

6.   ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at 2:30 pm.

7.  MEMBERS PRESENT: Mike Conway, Dick Neal

8.  OTHERS PRESENT: Pat Hannon, Marita and Percy Lowell, Brian McGlincey, Jennifer Roux, Vicki Ridlon, Lorraine Yeaton.

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