|August 25, 2021|
Shapleigh Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting – Time 6:00 pm
August 17, 2021
Call to Order
Chairman Scott E. Cudworth called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm William J. Mageary and Michael J. Cote in attendance. Also in attendance was Karla B. Wilcox the Town Administrator and Joanne Holland the Office Assistant.
Joanne Bargioni, Madge Baker and Roland Legere.
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Approval of minutes from previous meeting:
Selectman William J. Mageary made a motion to approve the minutes for August 10, 2021 as amended; seconded by Michael J. Cote. No further discussion. All in favor. Motion carried.
No Public Comment.
Presentation to Madge Baker and Roland Legere
Scott E. Cudworth and the other 2 Selectmen acknowledged Madge Baker who is a member of the Planning Board and Three Rivers Land Trust for her dedication to the Town of Shapleigh. Her years of service are greatly appreciated. Madge was presented with a certificate of appreciation along with a small gift.
Scott E. Cudworth and the other 2 Selectmen acknowledged Roland Legere who is a member of the Planning Board for over 10 years and also serves as the Chairman of the Mousam Lake Dam Coalition. The Selectmen appreciates all the dedications and countless hours he has volunteered for the Town. Roland was presented with a certificate of appreciation and a small gift.
Selectman Mageary suggested to set up a "wall of fame" with photos for the volunteers ; the Board was in agreement.
i. Approval of Remote Participation Policy
Michael J. Cote made a motion to approve the remote participation policy with minor changes; seconded by William J. Mageary. No further discussion. All in favor. Motion carried.
I. 2021 Tax Commitment
The Town Administrator presented three different tax rates for the Selectmen to review and discuss. She also presented a recommendation on the tax rate from the Treasurer. It was noted that the Town gained over 6 million in assessment for 2021. After review a motion was made by William J. Mageary; seconded by Michael J. Cote to approve the tax rate for 2021 at 10.25% per the recommendation of the Treasurer. No further discussion. Motion carried. The late payment interest charge will be 6% based on State Statute. The rate of 10.25% is the same rate as in 2021. No increase in the tax rate.
i. Planning Board Agenda
Any other business that the Chairman may wish to bring before the meeting - None
A motion was made by Michael J. Cote to adjourn at 6:16 pm; seconded by William J. Mageary. Motion passed unanimously.
These minutes are not verbatim. Joanne Holland, Office Assistant.
Board of Selectmen
October 25, 2021 10:21 PM