Upcoming Agenda


April 17, 2018


Ed Walsh made a motion to approve the agenda as written; seconded by Kim Stacey-Horn. Motion carried, agenda approved.


Elise Miller asked that minutes of last meeting be tabled.


Cindy Hart, Road Committee Announcement: The DOT local roads workshop will be on May 1, 2018. This workshop will be on safety control, road safety and liability concerns for flaggers, road workers and anyone related to working with public road system. If interested in participating, please contact Jennifer Roux.


A. Atlantic Broadband Agreement

Attorney Morin is still making changes to contract. Jennifer Roux suggested that the Board have a conference call with him and she offered an itemized list for review prior to that call. It was decided that the conference call will be scheduled for next week.

B. Flat Ground Road

A drafted letter to land owners located on Flat Ground Road was read by Jennifer Roux to the Board and attendees for input and approval. Jennifer Roux will work with Dennis Long to review current owner information for accuracy. The final letter is targeted to be mailed out this week.


A. Lois Michaud

Lois Michaud was displeased with committee comments that she felt were grouping her into a majority whereas she had a differing opinion. She asked that moving forward that committee members not be grouped together. She reiterated that not all members have the same ideas or opinions. So again, she strongly asked for it to be made more clear for opinions of the group be indicated as individuals and not collectively as a group. She asked the board not assume all are on the same page and that there is no “We” or “Us” involved.

B. Public Hearing Date, Secret Ballot Referendum

Since the Board requested a secret ballot regarding the Marijuana issue, a public hearing is a must. Jennifer Roux asked when the Board would like to hold said public hearing. Mrs. Roux indicated that the election is on June 12, 2018 and state issued absentee ballots will be available May 12, 2018. A decision was made to hold the public hearing for May 15, 2018 at 7 pm.

C. Extension of Moratorium

The current moratorium is valid until the end of May 2018. The Board is eligible for a one-time extension option. It is the Board's decision on whether to use the option and the length of the extension. The Board of Selectmen decided to extend the Moratorium for 90 days. Jennifer Roux will prepare the proper documents for next week's meeting.

D. Abatement

Abatement for $276, the town's share of Romac Orchard's taxes was placed on the table. Ed Walsh made a motion to grant abatement; seconded by Kim Stacey-Horn. Motion carried, abatement approved.

E. Animal Welfare Society Agreement

The Animal Welfare agreement is renewed yearly. There are no changes reflected in this year's agreement. The fee attached to the agreement is $3400 for the year. Ed Walsh made a motion to approve agreement as written; seconded by Kim Stacey-Horn. Motion carried, agreement signed as approved.

F. Dam Agreement

The Dam agreement is an agreement between Acton, Shapleigh and Sanford regarding the Mousam. There is a meeting coming up and we need to put some new people on the Board. Ed Walsh indicated he would be happy to stay on the committee. Kimberly Stacey-Horn also indicated she would be willing to be placed on the committee. Mr. Walsh commented that the committee would also need a resident who lived on the Mousam to join the committee. Jennifer Roux will advertise for a resident who lives on Mousam to join the committee. When asked, Mr. Walsh indicated the issue with the dam is that there is a leak in it; not dramatic; but it needs to be taken care of.

G. Warrant

The proposed warrant brought forth was tabled until the Warrant/Finance committee can make their recommendations. After recommendations are received the Board will review all recommendations together.




Conservation Meeting Scheduled For This Evening Canceled

BOS Office Hours First, Second and Third Thursday of Each Month, 7:00 to 8:00 pm

04/18/2018 American Eels 2pm, Acton Town Hall, Free event

04/24/2018 Deadline for Interest in the Road Committee Seat

04/24/2018 Public Hearing: KB Restaurant/The Potting Shed Liquor License, 5:00 pm

04/28/2018 Hazardous Waste Day 9am – 12noon, fliers are currently available.

04/29/2018 Pancake Breakfast to benefit Odyssey of the Minds, Town Hall, 7:30 to 10 am.

If anyone is able, egg or potato donations would be appreciated towards this event.

Elise Miller also reminded everyone that following the breakfast, there is a clean up day at

Mary Grant at 1 pm.


04/18/2018 Warrant and Finance, 5:00 pm

A recording secretary will be needed if there is going to be a vote.

04/19/2018 Planning Board,7:00 pm

04/19/2018 Recreational Committee, 7:00 pm

04/24/2018 Board of Selectmen, 5:00 pm

04/26/2018 Cemetery Committee, 5:00 pm


Board members present were: Ed Walsh, Selectmen; Elise Miller, Selectmen, Kimberly Stacey-Horn, Selectmen and Jennifer Roux, Town Administrator


Others present were: Robin Ham, Cindy Hart, Dennis Long, Lois Michaud, Richard Nass, Paul Poyant,

Joe Ruma, Rollin Waterhouse, and Dave Winchell Jr.