The Treasurer reported that Maine Municipal Health Trust
presented a new insurance policy to review and compare to the current policy.
The Road Commissioner and and Road Committee need to make a
decision regarding restoration and paving of the parking lot, and to advertise for the work to be done.
The notable events from the Sherriff’s Department were read
The dog licenses are due. Late fees will be assessed on February 1st. Summons will then be issued.
The CEO and Planning Board have written the moratorium on gravel pits. The Planning Board voted to
move forward with the moratorium. The
draft document was read by the Town’s Attorney. If the document is approved by the final vote, a Special Town Meeting
should be held. The Warrant and Finance committee would put
the warrant on the schedule.
In regards to the Deputy in the Sherriff’s Department, the cost
to employ a new Deputy would cost the Town $8,085.00, in June. The Town’s
lawyer reviewed the contract. The Town
does not have the authority to dissolve the contract, but if the Sherriff’s
Department dissolves the contract it’s acceptable. The Sherriff reported that
the department is looking better, because of some new hires and it may possibly
be able to be continued.
The new windows are in and if anyone would like the old
windows they should move them out or they will go to the Transfer Station.
There are new Board of Selectmen office hours that will be
on the second and third Wednesday of the month from to , and
the first and last Thursdays of the month from
to . There will only be one Board member present
so there will not be any decision making authority.
3. WARRANTS/BILLS :None
4. APPROVAL OF AGENDA
A motion was
made by Kimberly Stacey-Horn to approve the agenda. The motion was seconded by
Tom McGurty. All in favor, motion carried.
5. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
A motion was
made to approve the minutes of the meetings of December 15, 2021, December 16,
2021, December 22, 2021, and December 29, 2021 by Kimberly Stacey –Horn and
seconded by Tom McGurty. All in favor, motion carried.
6. DEPARTMENT HEAD / COMMITTEE CHAIR
of the Acton Fire and Rescue, reported
that the new employees are working out well together. The new generator will be
put in soon. The tanker is coming along. The chasis will come in February and then it will be welded and mounted.
Proposed Changes to the Abatement Policy: Presented to
O’Donnell and Associates and they recommended that for any in house changes, a
new written application does not have to be completed.
The Abuse and Molestation Prevention Policy for coaches and
volunteers is a new policy and there are no changes to the policy. Criminal
Background checks are done.
The Credit and Debit Card Policy is a standard policy. A
processing fee is collected. Not updated.
The Pandemic Policy is from Maine Municipal. It was updated
on December 29, 2021.
Personnel Policy should be held until the full Board is
available because it will have to be reviewed line by line.
R H R
Smith sent an engagement letter. The
Board would like to put a bid together to get other applications.
A. Medical Director Posting
Fire Chief Smith reported that the Fire and Rescue
Department is now required by the State, to have a Medical Director on
staff. The Director must be licensed and
certified at the Medical Physician level. It would be a contract position and the responsibilities would be quality improvement and assurance,
training and education. There would be
monthly stipend and /or retainer. Bids would determine if the contract was
salary or hourly, on call 24/7 or available by phone or email. Some Medical Directors actually respond to
calls. The position would be advertised
for a two week period.
was made by Kimberly Stacey-Horn to post the position of Medical Director for
the Acton Fire and Rescue. The motion was seconded by Tom McGurty. All in
favor, motion carried.
Date Week of Jan 24
The Meeting of the Board of Selectmen for the week of January 24, 2021, may be used for a
Special Town Meeting on January 26,
The job description for the Transfer Station Superintendent
and Building Maintenance Person was presented for review and discussion.
motion was made by Kimberly Stacey –Horn to accept the job description for
Transfer Station Superintendent and Building Maintenance Person as written. Tom
McGurty made a motion to second the motion. All in favor, motion carried.
Station Supervisor / Building Maintenance Position
was made to accept Jeff Mowry and offer the Position of Transfer Station
Superintendent and Building Maintenace Position to him. The motion was seconded
by Tom McGurty. All in favor, motion carried.
Mowary accepted the position and was welcomed by the Board. He will begin his new position on Monday, January 10, 2022.
Selectman McGurty indicated that he believes that the RSMS
Program may be outdated and the software is not supported and was last updated
in 2016. He went on to say, new applications need to be looked at and an
application that will serve in the long haul and an up to date system needs to
be considered. The Town Administrator will seek more information and bring
information back to the Board.
Dennis Long recommended that the electrical system in the
Town Hall be looked at by an electrician as the lights are an ongoing issue.
He also addressed that the Special Town Meeting regarding
the Ordinance around the gravel pits is causing controversy. He questioned whether a public hearing for
input to the Planning Board prior to the Special Town Meeting.
Ray Lopez raised a
question regarding was the Sherriff’s Deputy salary an increase of $8,085 more
than budgeted? Answer: Yes
Regarding the Medical
Director, what would happen if there was no Medical Director? Answer: The Fire
and Rescue would lose the ambulance license and there would be a disciplinary
Rollin Waterhouse questioned
why the Deputies contract would be increased by $16,000? Answer: The past Deputy was hired at a tier
that represented his years of service and the two new applicants are at a
higher tier of service and the salary is based on that .
Session - Personnel Issue MRSA 405 6-A
A motion was made by Kimberly Stacey-Horn to go into
Executive session regarding
405 6-A. The motion was seconded by Tom
McGurty. All in favor, motion carried.
A motion was made by Kimberly Stacey- Horn to come out of
Executive Session at . The
motion was seconded by Tom McGurty. All in favor, motion carried.
Thursday, Jan 6 Planning
Saturday, Jan 8 Site
Walk - 55 Red Gate Lane
Monday, Jan 10
Tuesday, Jan 11 Recreational
Wednesday, Jan 12 Board
Wednesday, Jan 19 Board
Thursday, Jan 20 Planning
Monday, Jan 24 Warrant
Wednesday, Jan 26 Board
A motion was made by Kimberly Stacey-Horn to adjourn the
Board of Selectmen Meeting. The motion
was seconded by Tom McGurty. All in favor, motion carried.
11. MEMBERS PRESENT:
Tom McGurty and Kimberly Stacey-Horn
Rick Smith, Will Langley, Ray Lopez, Rollin Waterhouse, Adam
Langley, Robin Ham, Deb Lopez, Jeff Mowry, Dennis Long, and James Crowley.