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Selectmen's Minutes 1/23/06
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Monday evening, January 23, 2006 at 7:40 p.m.
Present: David L. Walsh, Chairman; Peter A. Hamilton, Clerk; Theresa McNulty
George Samia, Town Administrator
Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the January 17, 2006 meeting.
Mr. Walsh announced that the Wastewater Study Committee’s Public Informational Meeting was canceled last Wednesday due to the storm and power outages and had been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 7 at 7 p.m. in the Middle School Auditorium.
Mrs. McNulty reported that Sen. Brian Joyce has announced that the Senate hearings on chapter 40B are being held. Comments may be submitted to Sen. Joyce’s office.
Mr. Hamilton informed the Board that he has received information from St. John’s and Community Covenant Church regarding Senate Bills 1074 and 2267. Noted to contact Rep. Teahen with concerns. It was noted that Rep. Teahen would hold office hours on Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the upstairs Lounge. Board requested that a 7 p.m. Selectmen’s meeting be posted with Rep. Teahen to discuss issues.
Sen. Joyce’s Office Hours – Tuesday, January 24, 1-2 p.m. in Main conference Room
Tax Bills 3rd Quarter due February 1
Mr. Samia reported that he had attended the hearing on naming the bridge at Joppa for Cpl. Gordon Craig and that it has been approved.
Mrs. McNulty noted that the board has been informed of the new officers for the clerical union and congratulated Susan Mulloy who was elected President.
Mr. Walsh requested that a schedule for Department Head Updates be put together and beginning in February. Also, noted that the Department Budget Updates would begin later.
Board noted that they would like to meet with Sen. Joyce, Sen. Creedon and Rep. Teahen regarding state budget forecast in February.
Open Forum
No one was present.
Mr. Walsh requested that discussion regarding implementing DPW and timeframe needed be placed on Discussion Items.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, move to close Open Session and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing contract negotiations, pending litigation and personnel matters and will not be returning to Open Session.
VOTE: Yes – McNulty, Hamilton, Walsh; a unanimous vote in favor.
Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
________________________________ Clerk
Board of Selectmen

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