The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, October 17, 2006 at 7:35 p.m.
Present: Theresa McNulty, Clerk; David L. Walsh
George Samia, Town Administrator
Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant
Not Present: Peter A. Hamilton, Chairman
Mrs. McNulty noted that Mr. Hamilton was away on business and would not be present. As previously voted, Mrs. McNulty will serve as Chairman pro-tem and Mr. Walsh as Clerk pro-tem.
Mrs. McNulty noted that a letter has been received from the Board of Assessors informing them that the certification of property values has been completed for fiscal 2007 by the Bureau of Local Assessments and that new values are available for review at the Assessor’s Office.
M/Walsh, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the October 10, 2006 meeting.
M/Walsh, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the September 26, 2006 meeting.
M/Walsh, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve, the appointment of Patrick Duggan to the Patriotic Activities Committee, per the invitation of Chairman Charles Francis, effective immediately through June 30, 2009.
Town Administrator Report
Received material regarding Capital Improvement Project Stabilization Fund; will get
copies to Board this week; can begin working on this.
Christmas on the Common, invitation for Board to participate. Mr. Walsh and Mrs.
McNulty noted that would participate.
SE Regional Vocational Technical School Open House; October 21, 1-5 p.m.
RE Taxes due November 1
Fire Chief, Ryon Pratt met with the Board for the purpose of introducing the newest members of the Department. Noted that due to retirements and one firefighter moving to another state, there were three vacancies created in the Department. Introduced Derek Avery, James Reidy and Phillip Woolf.
Each of the firefighters gave a brief summary of their background and reasons for joining the Department.
Chief Pratt informed the Board that the three firefighters would be attending the Brockton fire Academy for their 15 weeks of training. Noted that this is a very intense training course. Noted that the Town was very fortunate to be able to have our men attend the Brockton Academy; noted that Brockton runs their own training and that the State Fire Academy in Stowe has a backlog and our men would not have been able to complete training for quite awhile. Also noted that there is no charge for attending the Brockton Academy.
Board members welcomed the new firefighters and noted how pleased they are to see new faces on both the Police and Fire Departments.
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Chief Pratt also informed the Board that bid opening would take place on Monday for the Ambulance. Possibly the following Selectmen’s meeting he will be prepared to recommend awarding of the bid. Noted that the members of the fire Department worked on the specifications for the Ambulance; new ambulance will be state of art, new technology. Also noted that the Department’s calls have increased significantly.
Mrs. McNulty extend congratulations to the Friends of Sachem Rock and all participants in the annual Fall Festival for the outstanding job done. Noted it was a wonderful day.
Homecoming – October 27
Selectmen’s meeting change from October 31 to October 30
Recreation Commission putting together plans to visit LaSallette Shrine in December –
more information will be available shortly.
Recreation Commission meeting bi-weekly
No one was present
M/Walsh, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to adjourn at 8:00 p.m.
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