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Shapleigh Board of Selectmen

Minutes of Meeting – Time 7:00 pm

January 30, 2018

Call to Order

Mark R. Cobb, Chairman called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at the Shapleigh Town Hall with William J. Mageary and Michael S. Perro in attendance. Also, in attendance was Karla Bergeron, Executive Secretary to the Board of Selectmen

In Attendance: John Burnell, Nancy Small, Duffy Gold, Sandy Anderson, Art Ingersoll, Kathy Fagan, Nick Richardson and Jennifer Roux

Pledge of Allegiance was recited

Approval of minutes from previous meeting:

· Motion made by Michael S. Perro, Seconded by William J. Mageary to approve the minutes as amended: Unfinished Business: #2. Revision Energy add wording that the TV monitoring system is used to display the solar power that is being generated in Shapleigh. No further discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

Public Comment:

1. Duffy Gold asked to speak to the BOS to why there is an aversion in putting a warrant article to create a committee of Shapleigh residents to investigate the feasibility of a new public safety building and municipal building. The opinion of the Board of Selectmen is when the time is appropriate the Board will establish and appoint members to the Capital Improvement Committee to research this matter along with other capital improvement projects. Duffy stated that monies can be raised from applying for grants and federal monies are also available to fund this project without impacting the tax payers. A long discussion ensued where the decision was made by the Board that an ad will be placed in the Smart Shopper seeking members to join a “Capital Improvements Committee”.

2. Jennifer Roux addressed the BOS with questions regarding the 2018 warrant. Jennifer also mentioned she had sent a email requesting a candidates night for the Selectmen’s race. She hadn’t received an response at this time concerning this request. Michael S. Perro gave an overview of what the past practice has been. It was agreed this topic will be placed on the BOS agenda for next week’s meeting.

3. Art Ingersoll asked to speak to the BOS regarding the protocol for requesting sand or plowing at the Transfer Station. The BOS reviewed the procedure with Art.

Road Commissioner’s Report: North/South:

John Burnell, Road Commissioner, North, mentioned that he has been busy overseeing the winter plowing contractors and performing general winter maintenance in the Northern district.

Caleb Chessie, Road Commissioner, South, was not able to attend tonight’s meeting.

Unfinished Business:

1. Transfer Station Vacancy – Motion made by William J. Mageary, Seconded by Michael S. Perro to hire George Ellis as the fill in as needed employee at the Transfer Station and a starting rate of pay $10.50 with a review in 6 months. No further discussion. Motion carried unanimously. George is scheduled to work Saturday 10 am – 4 pm at the Transfer Station.

2. Dedication of Town Report – Since the Town dedicated the town report in 2011 to Bill Hutchins it was recommended the Town report be dedicated to Gene Smith who passed away last year.

3. Moriarty Electric – William J. Mageary stated the price quote had been received for a stand-by generator. Quote is:

a. Generac model #RG038, 38KW, 1800 RPM propane generator with aluminum enclosure $28, 400

b. Generac model #RG048, 48KW, 1800 RPM propane powered generator with aluminum enclosure, $30,600

The decision of the Board was to place a warrant article requesting up to $30,000 to purchase a generator. It was noted this purchase would have to go out to bid based on Town policy.

4. Old Patrol Car – The Board of Selectmen discussed the communication that had been received from the YC Sheriff’s department where they wanted to give a credit of $500 on the next invoice for the contract deputy. The Town of Acton refused this offer and stated they would like a check made out to the Town of Acton for the purchase of the old patrol car. The Board of Selectmen in Shapleigh agree with this decision to have a check made out each town in the amount of $500.00 each.

New Business:

1. 2018 Scholarship Review – The Selectmen reviewed the scholarships along with the fund balances and agreed the applications had no changes from last year.

2. Renewal Liquor License for Ted’s Fried Clams – Motion made by William J. Mageary, seconded by Michael S. Perro that no public hearing is necessary at this time since the Town has received zero complaints. No further discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

3. Memo from Rescue Chief of Services – The Rescue Chief would like to recommend EMT Lindsey Hunt to the position of Deputy Chief. The BOS reviewed the memo which lists EMT Hunt’s experience. Motion made Michael S. Perro, Seconded by William J. Mageary to approve the recommendation of the Chief of Rescue to appoint EMT Hunt as the Deputy Chief. No further discussion. Motion carried unanimously.

4. 5th Graders at Shapleigh Memorial School – Michael S. Perro mentioned the Selectmen along with Art Ingersoll attended a presentation from the Shapleigh Memorial 5th Graders on recycling. The Students had taken a tour of the Shapleigh Transfer Station along with applying for a grant from EcoMaine and being approved for the grant. They are in the process of scheduling a tour at EcoMaine. It was noted the students did an excellent job and the Selectmen are in full support of their efforts to increase recycling at the Shapleigh Memorial School.

5. BOS Meetings – Kathy Fagan mentioned since the BOS meetings are not televised that maybe the Selectmen should consider revising the newsletter. It was noted that the newsletter was a result of Ruth S. Ham writing for the Sanford News. Since the Sanford News has stopped printing there is no one writing Town news at this time. Kathy said she might consider taking on this role.

6. Veteran’s Cemetery on Back Road – The BOS noted the email that was received from the Superintendent of Cemeteries, Ronald Rivard, showing the damage to the railing. The Selectmen will look at the damage. The question is who is responsible for repairing the fence. It was noted that particular section of town there were heavy wind drifts the week the damage was caused.

VII. Information:

1. Rescue Memo – Shapleigh Rescue was selected as the Region 1 spotlight service of the year.

2. Budget Committee Minutes from January 18, 2018

VII. Signatures:

1. Warrants

2. Renewal Liquor License for Ted’s Fried Clams

Adjourn –Motion made by Michael S. Perro, Seconded William J. Mageary to adjourn at 8:24 PM. Motion passed unanimously.

These minutes are not verbatim. Karla Bergeron, Executive Secretary to the Board of Selectmen