OF ACTON SELECT BOARD MEETING August 31, 2022
MEETING TO ORDER / PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
Stacy–Horn is absent.
APPROVAL OF AGENDA: David
Winchell Jr. made a motion to approve the agenda, Tom McGurty seconded the motion. All in favor, motion carried, 2-0.
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING:
ADMINISTRATOR WEEKLY UPDATE:
Town Administrator worked on the RSMS with Will Langley and Adam Doliber.
Town Clerk recieved a petition for increasing the Select Board to 5 members,
although originally short the required amount, they were subsequently gathered
Office cleaning lady has resigned. The
staff at the Town Offices will help keep the area clean. The Town Administrator will post the
Report letters are due on Friday August 19, 2022.
Rec Director will be on the Agenda for the next meeting.
Conservation and Forest Committee has a concern regarding conflict of interest
which the Liasion will work on and bring back to full Board.
and Associates have been out in the community starting to gather information
for the townwide revaluation.
member of the Warrant and Finance Committee questioned the title of the Town
Administrator. The Town Administrator reviewed
a legal opinion in 2017 which MMA stated the Board had
the authority to create the position. Further comments were given to W/F and public that Committee Meetings
were not the place to discuss such personnel issues and persons should bring it
to the full Board.
DEPARTMENT HEAD / COMMITTEE
Town wide community picnic has been planned for September
10, 2022. There will be a Pumpkin Carving Festival on Sunday
October 23, 2022 with a picnic. The
Mary Grant has been gifted a cord of wood. It will be raffled off, 100 tickets at $10.00 a ticket. An idea was that the proceeds could be shared
with Neighbors Helping Neighbors, but the Town Administrator stated that there
were enough funds with N. H. N., and the Committee should keep the proceeds for
the Mary Grant.
Winchell Jr. made a motion to approve the Wood Raffle, Tom McGurty seconded the
motion. All in favor, motion carried, 2-0.
1 Road Commissioner:
Langley stated that his paving
budget was $328,294.00. His current bill
is $333,430.00 from Carroll Paving for the roads only. There were 90 hot top driveways that required
aprons to meet the new paved road surface. This will increase the price by
approximately $20,000.00. Will is
seeking funds to finish the project and needs to see if the monies can be used
from his winter/summer maintenance funds where there were $393,674.00
appropriated. Will also reported that
there was a drainage problem on West Shore Drive and Willow Street, where the water and
sediment was going across a citizen’s property. David Winchell Jr. inspected
the site and spoke with the citizen regarding this matter. Two 3 foot catch basins were installed and a
culvert was run to cross the road. The
catch basins will hold the sediment and prevent the run off.
7. LIASION UPDATES
& Finance Committee: meeting with the liaison
Station: no meeting
Department: Fire Chief Search
Capital Improvement: Joyce Bakshi communicated
& Road Committee, Code Enforcement and Land Use, Mary Grant Committee,
/ Forest Committee
Krampetz created an RFP, will meet with companies and will assist with the
transition. The cost would be for 84 hours of work, at $20.00
an hour, for a total of $1700.00.
Winchell Jr. made a motion to approve the proposal as read, Tom McGurty
seconded the motion. All in favor,
motion carried, 2-0.
Bids: To be reviewed next week.
Bids: Sealed bids were opened and read aloud by the Town Administrator for
Depot : $10.00 a yard
McCoy: $14.50 a yard
Sand and Gravel: $13.00 a yard.
Langley stated that Landscape
Depot was used last year, and it was good sand.
Doliber, although not present, indicated to Will, that he wanted to go look at
Select Board stated that a decision would be made next week.
Warrant and Finance Committee selected Margarita Borgal to be the
representative for the Committee. Tom
McGurty will be the representative from the Select Board.
duty members of the Fire Department have volunteered. The applications for the Fire Chief have been
received. The Town Administrator will
work on the next step.
C. West Shore Drive Culvert:
Engineering Report from Ransom has been received. The Select Board has set up a
Road Committee would be informed via email.
plans would be released via email to the public on the Town website.
Select Board will set up the next steps regarding a public hearing with the
engineer and the Road Committee to discuss the three options for the bridge.
Berlan inquired if the Army Corps of Engineers and Inland Fisheries should be
present. Tom McGurty replied that the Town should talk before involving the
State and Federal agencies.
Winchell Jr. stated that the public should be able to ask the Army Corps and
Inland fisheries questions.
Town Administrator reviewed the proposed tax rate and asked the Board to review
the revenues and she hoped we would be able to commit next week.
130, LLC Liquor License
Town Administrator presented a one day liquor license request for a wedding at
Blueberry Hill. All fees and documents
were in order. Motion made by David
Winchell Jr., seconded by Tom McGurty - motion carried. Document signed.
for November Election
Town Administrator presented a draft for the November Election and discussed
ensued regarding a non-binding poll for the voting method to be used in the
Session 405 6.A.-1; Personnel
Winchell Jr. made a motion to go into Executive Session, seconded by Tom
McGurty, motion carried.
due to video glitch.
Report Letters due - August 19, 2022
/ Salt Shed Roof - Work To Be Done on October
Bridge Fence - Awaiting Owner Signature
Chief Applications - August 31, 2022
be found on Town's website.
MEMBERS PRESENT: Tom McGurty, David Winchell Jr.
ATTENDANCE: Richard Neal, Lynn Bostrom, Peter Bostrom, Adam Brock,
Robin Ham, Will Langley, Terri Ball, Mark Rautenburg, Scott Matthews, Beth Ann
Brown, Brian Morrisroe, Kristan Waitt, Mary Ann and Lee Robator, Leslie Berlan,
Deborah Lopez, Ramiro Lopez, Dennis Long, Joyce Bakshi, Rollin Waterhouse.