Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

SELECTMEN'S MEETING

APRIL 22, 2008

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: Status of abatements/supplemental/personal property: Not all abatement requests are signed yet. Lorraine will send a letter to Tom Madden explaining that  there is no evidence at this time that property on private ways are valued less. New personal property values are being entered by Lorraine as they come in. Purvis employee will be getting up-dated information from Apple Valley and will give this to Lorraine to be entered.

5.   NEW BUSINESS:

      (A) APPLICATION FOR LIQUOR LICENSE RENEWAL: The Potting Shed needs to apply for a waiver if they don't want a public hearing. Will postpone until next week.

      (B) STATUS OF TOWN REPORT/PRINTER: All reports have been received and report is ready for  printer. Mike said he will take it to Portland next week.

     (C)TOWN MEETING ARTICLES: Who is preparing/who is typing/review of budgets and       recommendations/recommendations for pay raises: Selectmen are working on budget amounts and new articles to be created. Lorraine had prepared draft copy to be marked up as figures are determined. Selectmen are suggesting a 3% cost of limit increase for hourly wages.

      (D) SALE OF LOT ON COVEWOOD: This will have to be voted by Town Meeting but selectmen need to check subdivision plan to determine if there were any conditions imposed. Dick Neal to check it out.

      (E) DRUG TESTING PROGRAM: Cost/ Article needed to implement: Mike is working on the plan.

      (F) CREDIT CARD MACHINE: Worth using? Charges to date? To date the costs to provide credit card service is around $6,000. It does make paying taxes and registering vehicles faster and easier. Will table to next week to discuss further.

      (G) MUNICIPAL BUILDING EXTERIOR: What is to be done? Need  estimates: Selectmen need to talk more with Bruce Martin.

      (H)  LINCOLN SCHOOL: Status of repairs: Discussion tabled until next week.

      (I)  COVEWOOD CULVERT GRANT FOR WATER IMPROVEMENT: Mike has contacted YCSWCD about a grant for the repair of the culvert on

6.   ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at

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

8.  OTHERS PRESENT: Andy Brazier, Pati Dutil, Percy Lowell, John Moore, Mary Yeaton, Pam McAlinden, Scott Mooney.