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Selectmen's Minutes 03/11/08
Board of Selectmen


The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, March 11, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

Present:          Theresa McNulty, Chairman; David L. Walsh, Clerk; Peter Hamilton

George Samia, Town Administrator;

Catherine Johnson, Senior Clerk


M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, move to approve the minutes of the March 4, 2008 meeting.

VOTE:  Yes – Walsh, McNulty; Abstain – Hamilton; a majority vote in favor.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, move to approve the minutes of the March 19, 2008 meeting.

VOTE:  Yes – Hamilton, McNulty; Abstain – Walsh; a majority vote in favor.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, approve the resignation of Keith Batchelder from the Agricultural Commission effective immediately.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, disapprove the appointment of Allen Hiltz to the Agricultural Commission, at this time, in order for the position to be advertised.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, approve the appointment of Kathleen Cavanagh to the Agricultural Commission until June 30, 2009, to fill a vacancy.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, approve the request of Michael Dunphy of the Junior Class for use of the Town Common on April 11, 2007, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for the Junior Prom Grand March.

Budget Presentation

George Samia, Town Administrator, presented the Selectmen’s and Veteran’s Agent FY 09 budgets and gave an explanation of Free Cash.  


Town Administrator Report

Mr. Samia presented historical data of revenue and expenditures for the town budget.


Rabies Clinic, Monday, March 31, 2008 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. @ The Secret

Garden Pet Resort (Formerly Cambelle’s Country Inn) 1040 Central Street  

fee:  $15.00

E.B. Historical Society Historical Lecture “Archeological Finds at Robbins Pond” –

Wednesday, March 26, 2008 @ 7:00 p.m. in the Conference Room at the EB Library

Curbside Yard Waste Pickup – April 19th and May 17th.

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Hazardous Waste Day – May 3rd at the Thatcher Street site.


Mr. Walsh stated that a letter was received by the Board from a resident of Branch Road expressing her disappointment in the town for raising the water bills 121% without any notice.  Mr. Walsh explained that the increase was discussed for two years prior to the increase and every effort was made to notify the townspeople.

Board Discussions

Mr. Hamilton proposed the Board start discussions on the prop 2 ½ override, in order for it to be voted on and placed on the November ballot.  Mr. Hamilton would like the Board to present to and educate the residents at the Board’s first meeting of each month beginning immediately through August.

Open Forum

No one present

 M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to close open session and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing contract negotiations.

VOTE: Yes – Walsh, McNulty, Hamilton; a unanimous vote in favor.

Meeting adjourned at 8:55 p.m.




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