Minutes of the Select Board

Meeting Location: Town offices
Date: January 3, 2020
Meeting opened: 9:00 am. Meeting adjourned: 11:40 am
Members present: Jay Jacobs, Kathy Scott, Andrea Hodson

Bookkeeping position –  SB discussed the potential hire of a bookkeeper to manage payroll, invoicing, and bookkeeping and to provide budgeting support. No action taken.

Town Meeting – SB continued review of 2019 budget and preparation of 2020 operating budget. Department heads have begun to submit proposed budgets with remainder due by Friday, January 10. Annual reports for Town Report are also due this day. The board confirmed that the first Budget Hearing will be Thursday, January 30.

Police Department – Police Chief requested reported on department’s part-time payroll hours for 2019 to report to state, due by end of January. SB will provide. Police Chief also discussed parking issues near Veteran’s Park and on Island Street and obstruction of snow removal. SB will send letters to residents. Separately, Chief Driscoll updated board on 911 numbering activity.

Highway Department – Road Agent will request additional bids for paving. SB also discussed maintenance versus reclaiming estimates, estimated cost for a new grader, potential trade-in value, and leasing versus purchasing options for highway vehicles. Road Agent and SB will further discuss.

150th– SB resumed discussion of the dedication committee, logistics of dedication ceremony and coordination with Sesquicentennial Committee.