Meeting location: Town offices
Date: August 15, 2019
Members present: Jay Jacobs, Kathy Scott, Andrea Hodson
Meeting opened: 7:00 pm; Meeting adjourned: 9:00 pm
Members of the public: Ned Hulbert, Andrew Maneval
Prospect Street Bridge – Andrea Hodson will draft a letter to the trucking company’s insurer to open a claim.
Recycling Center – Ad hoc committee will discuss design changes to improve user experience and will work with staff on transition, including possible changes in how tipping fees, stickers and brush pile are handled.
Broadband Committee – Ned Hulbert and Andrew Maneval discussed with the SB the implications of the language in the 2017 Warrant Article relating to the 12/31/2018 lapsing date and how current and upcoming expenses of broadband committee work could be budgeted. Discussion focused on whether or not the whole amount of $21,000 lapsed or only the $7,000 raised by taxation. The committee representatives reviewed past and projected expenses and reported that it expects to need approximately $1,500 – $2,000 between now and the 2020 Town Meeting. Following discussion the SB agreed that such an amount would be available for the committee’s work. The SB then recommended, and committee reps concurred, that, in the future, wording on any related warrant article would state that the funds are non-lapsing.
Highway Department – In light of the email from the Brown Road resident, the SB will reach out to the Road Agent to visit area.
South Road Bridge – Kathy Scott will respond to Julie Ward’s question in light of the state’s visit and assessment.
Town Clerk – Police Chief will follow up on unlicensed dogs.
SB signed petition for pole license for Fairpoint Communications .
Fire Department – Roof repair scheduled for mid-September.
Select Board unanimously approved the minutes of 8-7-2019 as written.