Select Board
Friday, December 23, 2022
Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Andrea Hodson, Kathy Scott and Pegg Monahan

Agenda, minutes – The board approved the agenda and the minutes of 12/13 and 12/15.

Finance – The board signed the pay warrant in the amount of $35,151.57.

-In the coming week, the board will identify encumbrances, which are payments committed to in 2022 but not paid out until 2023.

-The board will meet with two potential contractors next week for accounts payable/receivable and payroll duties.
– The board discussed possible Recycle Center maintenance projects under the 2023 facility budget, as submitted by Jeff Cady, and will continue discussion at the next budget meeting. RC Committee recommendations will be finalized at the committee’s next meeting on 1/10/2023 .
-The board acknowledged notice of an imminent allocation to the town from the state for municipally-owned bridges. The chair will follow up with the state to ascertain the town’s ability to encumber the payment received so late in the year.
The board approved the proposal submitted by Dan Waterman for water treatment services at town offices and the Fire Department in the amount of $4,000. They will ask the Health Officer David Belknap and Jeff Cady to proceed with Mr. Waterman.
– The board will ask Mr. Cady to pursue camera installation in amounts of $4,500 and $4200 and for keypad locks in the amount of $500.

Police Chief Candidate Follow up – The board held a follow-up interview with a police chief candidate and will continue discussions next week.

Ambulance Service Follow Up – Andrea Hodson will follow up with both DiLuzio and the County to obtain additional details on their staffing, equipment and vehicles, and timetable of availability, to share with the Fire Department for their input. The board will request that the Fire Chief, FD representatives and Andrew Maneval attend next Friday morning’s Select Board meeting, by which time the SB hopes to have received the additional information. Following consideration and discussion with the FD, the SB will make its decision.

SB calendar/agenda for 12/30 – The SB will meet Friday, 12/30, at 9:00 am for continued budget work, including funding of FD Tanker repairs, to sign the year-end pay warrant, and to discuss any ambulance service and staffing updates.

-January meeting schedule: Thursday, 1/5, at 7:00 pm, Friday, 1/13, at 9:00 am, Thursday 1/19, at 7:00 pm and Friday, 1/27, at 9:00 am.

The meeting adjourned at 11:40 am.