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Selectboard and Board of Sewer Commissioners Meeting
Minutes from January 26, 2012
2011 Town Report - review and approval
2012 Town Meeting - discussion
Attendees: Ivan Beattie (chair), Wayne Bell (vice-chair), Carol Lattuga, Steve Nichols, Lisa Souls.
Other Attendees: John O'Keefe (Town Manager), Jason Morrissey (attorney), Frank and Lulu Hoard, Donald Dorr, Slyvia Jolivette.
Beattie called the meeting to order at 7:10PM.
Mintues from January 26, 2012
Bell moved, seconded by Souls, to approve the minutes from January 26, 2012. Motion carried 4-0. Lattuga abstained.
Federal Grants for Lye Brook - Other Business
Beattie took this issue out of order at the consent of the entire Board. Morrissey, representing Frank and Lulu Hoard and Donald Dorr, spoke to the Board and O'Keefe about damage to the Lye Brook southwest of Route 7 and possible federal and state grants.
O'Keefe highlighted the steps taken by the Town relative to FEMA Public Assistance, the USDA EWP program and the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant. Beattie asked Morrissey if his clients would be willing to pay the local match to any grant.
Beattie asked O'Keefe to follow-up with Morrissey, and O'Keefe to do so.
2011 Town Report - approval
O'Keefe noted a couple of amendments to the Town Report. He stated that it was proofed by Tara Dowden. The Board, O'Keefe and Jolivette discussed the Report and other various issues.
The Board and O'Keefe went over the schedule for Town Meeting.
Bell moved, seconded by Nichols, to approve the Town Report as amended. Motion carried 5-0.
Suspension of the Rules
Souls moved, seconded by Nichols, to suspend the Rules so that the meeting could be extended to no later than 10PM. Motion carried 5-0.
The Board, acting as the local Board of Liquor Control, signed liquor licenses.
Beattie reminded taxpayers that taxes are due at 4:30PM on Friday, February 10.
Executive Session - Contract Negotiations
Bell moved, seconded by Souls, to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing contract negotiations, the premature disclosure of which may place the Town at a significant disadvantage. Motion carried 5-0.
O'Keefe was invited to attend. Beattie stated that he did not anticipate any action after Executive Session.
Nichols moved, seconded by Souls, to adjourn. Motion carried 5-0.