Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

SELECTMEN'S MEETING

MARCH 19, 2009

 

1.  SALUTE TO THE FLAG

2  APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved with the addition of 5.(d) and 6.(e).

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

4. SIGNING THE WARRANT: Approved and signed.

5. OLD BUSINESS:

            (a) Appoint Election Clerks: On a motion by Mike, Marita Lowell, Rick Grohocki,  Tony Anthony, Anita Buttrick, Charles Hefferon, Patricia Mucciaccio, Richard Ham, John Moore, Monica Marino, Carl Litchfield and Peg Anthony were appointed.

            (b) Payment to Auditor: Nancy read a letter from the auditor, Ron Smith, stating that Pam had gone into their office portraying herself as representing Acton. Pam was given erroneous information by one of   their clerks due to a coding error on their part, for which Ron apologized. He stated the Town of Acton has never paid their bills by money order. Nancy expressed her concern that this is the second time it has been reported to the Town that Pam was presenting herself as having an official position with the Town in order to obtain information. The first time, a clerk was fired for releasing information to Pam. Nancy said the selectmen are more than willing to furnish information to the   public without deceptive methods being used.

            (c) Set new date for Liquor Hearing: Because the notice was not published in this week's paper, a new date of April 2 was set.

            (d) Public Access Channel: Scott Dunham has notified selectmen that the process is underway. The committee has met and will meet again this week. On a motion by Tony, Patti Dutil was appointed to the committee for public television.

 6. NEW BUSINESS:

        (A) Dispatch: Ronald Legere from Sanford addressed the selectmen relative to Sanford Dispatch center. Ground breaking will take place September 1.  Sanford can dispatch for Acton at about a $2 reduction in price per capita from what we are paying. Calls will come in directly to Sanford and can be handled more quickly and efficiently. On a motion by Mike, selectmen will notify Gray that we that we will be changing to Sanford Dispatch.

             (B) Sign Balch Lake Dam Plan: On a motion by Tony the plan was signed.

            (C) Appoint Treasurer: On a motion by Tony, Cheri Smith was appointed until 7/1/09.

            (D) Adoption of Appendix B- General Assistance food maximums: On a motion by Tony, Appendix B was adopted.

            (E) Notice: Mike read the notice of  Nomination papers available on Friday, March 20.

            This was Mike's last meeting and Tony and Nancy both thanked him for his service to the Town as a Selectmen.

ADJOURNMENT: Adjourned at

MEMBERS PRESENT:  Nancy Ruma, Mike Conway, Tony Cogliandro

OTHERS PRESENT: Marian Elliott, Barbara Seckar, Dennis Long, Carol Long, Percy Lowell, Bob Jones,  Ronald Legere, Mary Yeaton, Holly Mooney, Roger Roy, Brenda Cogliandro, Karl Hodgdon, Ray Lopez, Lorraine Yeaton