Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

SELECTMEN’S MEETING

APRIL 9, 2009

1.         SALUTE TO THE FLAG

2.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved as written. 

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

4.         SIGNING THE WARRANT: Approved and signed.

5.         OLD BUSINESS:

                (a)    Cable TV Committee:

(1)        Usage Form: Committee presented Bulletin Board Request Form to be completed by residents if they wish to post to be included in the Camera/TV Policy.  Dennis motioned to make it part of the Camera/Cable TV policy, Tony second.  Ramiro Lopez question if there would be clerical charges for processing the form.  Dennis replied not at this time.  Nancy said that the form is available electronically and should be faxed to the Town Hall for approval by Selectmen.  Barbara Seckar informed the Selectmen and audience that there is still a need for one or two people to operate the Video Camera.

(2)        Appointment of member:  Carol Long appointed to the Cable TV Committee.  Tony motioned, Nancy second, Dennis abstained.

(3)        Meeting:  Next meeting is scheduled for Saturday, April 18 at 10AM at the Town Hall.

6.      NEW BUSINESS:

(a)     ROGER ROY re: Zoning Ordinance: Roger complained that residents were not informed enough regarding Phase 1 of the Zoning Ordinance which passed at Town Meeting last June, 2008.  Roger requested that the town have a secret ballot vote on the 2nd Phase of the Zoning Ordinance which is still in the beginning stages and re-vote on the 1st Phase.  Nancy informed Roger that there is a Public Meeting Scheduled for April 30th.   Roger requested that Mike Peterson speak.  Mike said that he was happy that all residents received the informational mailing regarding the new proposed Zoning Ordinance.  Nancy said the Selectmen did not send the mailing, the Comprehensive Plan Implementation Committee sent the mailing and questions should be addressed at the upcoming meeting on the 30th.  Tony explained that the State was making mandatory changes and the committee added to a few changes to the zoning.

(b)     APPOINTMENT OF FINANCE COMMITTEE MEMBER TO REPLACE DENNIS LONG:  Motioned by Dennis to appoint James Crowley as Warrant and Finance Committee Member, Tony second.  James Crowley will complete Dennis’ term through June 2010.

(c)    TOWN MEETING DATE CHANGE:  School Budget Meeting has been rescheduled from Wednesday, May 6 to Tuesday, May 5th at 7PM.  The referendum vote is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12th.

(d)     D&E CONTRACT RENEWAL:  Tony motioned to table until next week’s meeting, Dennis second.

(e)     PATRICK HANNON REQUEST TO SPEAK WITH SELECTMEN:  No action taken.

7.         ADJOURNMENT:  7:40PM

8.         MEMBERS PRESENT:  Nancy Ruma, Tony Cogliandro and Dennis Long

9.          OTHERS PRESENT:  Kelsey Brimmer, Linda Capristo, James Crowly, Patti Dutil, Marian Elliot, Patrick Hannon, Ramiro Lopez, Karl Hodgdon, Percival Lowell, James Labelle, Pam McAlinden, Lois Michaud, Richard Michaud, John Moore, Dick Neal, Alan Peterson, Mike Peterson, Roger Roy, Barbara Seckar, Chip Venell, Dick Weymouth