Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

SELECTMEN'S MEETING

JANUARY 22, 2009

            1. SALUTE TO THE AMERICAN FLAG

2. APROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved with the inclusion of 4. Warrant, which had been omitted.

3. APROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST  MEETING: On a motion by Tony the minutes of last meeting were approved as written. On a motion by Mike, the minutes of the December 30 meeting were approved as written.

4. WARRANT: Approved and signed.

5. OLD BUSINESS:

            (a) ASSESSING: One of the agents from the assessing firm was in town today doing field work. There has been another problem with the Briteside program. Jennifer has restored the data by putting in an older back up tape. Assessments entered in December and January will have to be re-entered.

6.  NEW BUSINESS:

            (A) UPDATE ON SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION:  David Cote, Chairman of the Reorganization Committee has announced that Commissioner Gendron has approved the plan submitted by Acton, Wells & Ogunquit. There will be a public hearing on March 5 to discuss the plan and to answer questions the public may have. The vote will take place on March 24.

            (B) SIGN SCHOOL REORGANIZATION WARRANT: The firm of Drummond/Woodsum has prepared the order calling for the school  reorganization referendum for the Town of Acton which the selectmen need to sign and have posted. Also the notice of the Public Hearing  needs to be signed and posted. On a motion by Tony, it was voted to sign the documents.  

            Dennis asked if the selectmen intend to support the sub-committee recommendation for the roads. Selectmen stated they will not comment until all information has been discussed.

            Karl complained about Tom Chase's derogatory remark about the auditor at the recent Warrant and Finance Committee meeting.

            Richard Michaud asked about funding for testing the school generator. Nancy cited again, that if it was a minimal amount they could pay for it from miscellaneous account. Otherwise they must wait until Town meeting.

            Tony reported that the selectmen will go into Executive Session next week citing 1 M.R.S.A. 405(6)(A).

            7.   ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at 7:50 pm

8.      MEMBERS PRESENT: Nancy Ruma, Tony Cogliandro, Mike Conway

9.      OTHERS PRESENT: Chip Venell, John Moore, Karl Hodgdon, Roger Roy, David Harry, Joyce Winchell, Davey Winchell, Scott and Holly Mooney, Lois and Richard Michaud, Dennis Long, Patti Dutil, Deserrae Dutil, Andrew Cogliandro, Jennifer Roux, Cheri Smith, Lorraine Yeaton 10.   MEETINGS: JANUARY 29 SELECTMEN AND DEPARTMENT HEADS TO MEET:

LARISSA CROCKETT REQUESTS TO BE  ON AGENDA NEXT WEEK