Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

 

SELECTMEN'S MEETING

 

SEPTEMBER 2, 2008

 


Mike requested that this meeting and all future meetings begin with a flag salute.

 

  1. APROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as written.

     

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

     

  3. WARRANT: Approved and signed.

     

  4. OLD BUSINESS:

     

a. ASSESSING: Because the former assessing firm had not entered the Tree Growth tables into the Briteside's program, selectmen called in the new assessor, Joe Lessard to do so. Jennifer Roux put them in the Trio program.

 

b. LIQUOR LICENSE: On a motion by Tony the license was granted. Selectmen reduced the fee suggested last week to $25.

 

  1. NEW BUSINESS:

     

(A) INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR SALT TREATMENT: On a motion by Mike, action was tabled.

 

 

(B) SIGN LETTTER TO JOYCE BORKOWSKI AND LETTER and QUIT CLAIM DEED TO HARPER: Joyce Borkowski's deposit on the Harper land was refunded because she stated she no longer had an interest in the land. Harper, being owner of record, was allowed to repurchase the property. Selectmen signed the letters and the deed.

 

 

(C) DICK NEAL: Dick reported Verizon emailed him and said Ben Gore's name was still listed as E-911coordinator. Nancy said she believed she faxed them the change but will re-fax tomorrow. Dick will come in to the office tomorrow to fax forms to them. Verizon claims to have no records for the past 3 years. Also, Dick noted he has not been paid for the last two months.

 

(D) STOLEN FIRE WOOD: Nancy reported that someone stole wood from the pit on the school lot and also drove across the playing fields at the school.

 

 

(E) CHANGE MEETING DATE: Because of conflicts with Mike's schedule and because there have been complaints that the selectmen's meeting night is on the same night as the school committee, beginning September 18, the selectmen will meet on Thursday nights at 7 pm.

 

 

(F) SET TAX RATE: Selectmen voted to set the tax rate at $10.45. They plan to sign the commitment tomorrow.

 

 

Nancy reported the Insurance Inspector from MMA was in today. He noted a shift in the Town Hall alignment and suggested the Town consult with a structural engineer.

 

Karl Hodgdon offered an apology to Mike Conway regarding previous statements he had made about Mike relative to phone calls.

 

 

Roger Roy asked that CRAG be placed on next weeks agenda.

 

 


6. Adjournment:
Adjourned at 8:15 pm

 

Members Present: Nancy Ruma, Mike Conway, Tony Cogliandro

 

8. Others Present: Dick Neal, Karl Hodgdon, Percy Lowell, John Moore, Barbara Seckar, Roger Roy, Vicki Ridlon, Dennis Long, Chip Venell, Lorraine Yeaton