Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

SELECTMEN'S MEETING

OCTOBER 23, 2008

            1. SALUTE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG

2. APROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved with the addition of 6.(D) and removal of 5.c.

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

4. WARRANT: Approved and signed.

5. OLD BUSINESS:

(a) ASSESSING: Joe Lessard will be in on October 31 and has a full schedule of appointments.

           (b) ADOPTION OF POLICY RE: REQUESTS FOR  INFORMATION BY TOWN OFFICIALS OR            

COMMITTEE MEMBERS: On a motion by Tony, the policy was signed.

6.  NEW BUSINESS:

            (A) SIGN MUNICIPAL TAX RETURN: Nancy described the Municipal Tax forms to the audience and on a             motion by Tony, the forms were signed.

            (B) APPOINT BALLOT CLERKS: Town Clerk Jennifer Roux had submitted a list of clerks. On a motion  by Mike the following were appointed: Marita Lowell, Carolyn Litchfield, Anita Buttrick, Richard Ham, Rick Grohocki, Ann Germon, Clarence Langley, Mary Yeaton, Robert Anderson, Virginia Deboer, Don VanSideren, Tina Gagnon, Sue Mrazik, Estelle Gore, Joseph LeClair, Patrick Hannon, Robert Anthony, Maureen Dodrell, Patricia Mucciaccio, Monica Marino. 

            (C)UPDATE OF AUDIT BY VICKI: Vicki reported she has reviewed the draft and has been in contact with the auditing firm to make some needed changes and corrections.  The report will be finalized on Monday. Selectmen will discuss it on November 6 at 5 pm. Vicki will schedule a workshop for the public to review the audit and ask questions.

            (D) SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION : Nancy reported she attended the meeting at the school on Thursday. Robert Kautz, former Superintendent at Sanford and Wells, has been appointed facilitator. He has suggested  as an alternative  that we consider joining with Wells. Both towns are high valuation towns and so we would not be a detriment to them, as we would have been with Sanford and SAD 60.  We would continue to keep our own school committee and to send our secondary students to Sanford. The only change would be that we would share administrative costs with Wells for the Superintendent and for Special Education. There is a meeting of the Re-organization committee on Monday at 5 pm.

Dennis Long complained that there is  untrue propaganda being spread around town about the   Warrant and Finance Committee Sub-Committees.  He stated that these committees are for fact- finding purposes only and the committees are not authorized to take any action.

7.  Adjournment: Adjourned at 7:40 pm.

8.      Members Present: Nancy Ruma, Mike Conway, Tony Cogliandro 9.      Others Present: Chip Venell, Jonathan Hunt, Irene Kerrigan, Richard Ham, Jane Thomas, Bernard Yeaton, Scott Mooney, Ann Germon, Richard Neal, Pam McAlinden, Patti Futil, Vicki Ridlon, Davey Winchell, Dennis Long, John Moore, Roger Roy, Barbara Seckar, Lorraine Yeaton

STAFF MEETING 8 AM OCTOBER 31

Allison McCrady – ECO-Maine  would like to make a presentation to selectmen re:single stream recycling on October 30 at Selectmen's meeting with Steve Ledoux present.

Linda Schier requests meeting with selectmen November 6 to update AWWA activities