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April 29, 2008
Board of Selectmen
April 29, 2008
Community Hall Annex
6:00 p.m.

Present:  Donald R. D’Auteuil – Chairman, Douglas C. Briggs, Leroy C. Clark,
Joseph R. Becker and Sheila H. Dibb

Chairman D’Auteuil opened the meeting at 6:15 pm.  Mr. Becker moved to accept the Police Memorandum of Agreement with change of ten shifts to nine (section 3).  Mr. Clark seconded.  Vote unanimous.

Mr. Briggs moved to change health care insurance for employee contribution from 20% to 25% and copays to:  $15 office visit, $50 emergency room and $250 in-hospital care.  Sheila seconded.  Vote unanimous.

After discussion about supervisory skills at our department head level, Mrs. Dibb will contact the State to get information on courses/seminars offered to department heads.

Mr. Becker is concerned about two articles that Mr. Christianson added to the Town Meeting warrant for the water tank (engineering and construction) -  may lose funding from SRF.  Need to discuss with Carl at next Selectmen’s meeting on May 5, 2008.

Mr. Becker would like to invite the writers of the petition (Annual Town Meeting warrant) to the Selectmen’s meeting on May 5, 2008 to discuss their article on sewer and water.  Will contact Attorney Kiritsy.

Mr. Becker discussed school budget.  WRSD voted on April 28, 2008 to reduce the assessment by $1 million from last assessment letter.  Paxton Selectmen and Finance Committee voted to reduce assessment by $1.3 million.  Rutland Finance Committee voted to reduce assessment by $1.3 million.  Mr. Becker moved to support our Finance Committee’s reduction of $1.3 million.  Mrs. Dibb seconded.  Mr. Becker aye, Mr. D’Auteuil aye, Mrs. Dibb aye, Mr. Clark aye, Mr. Biggs abstained.

Mr. Clark moved to adjourn.  Mr. Becker seconded.  Vote unanimous.

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 pm

Respectfully submitted,

Douglas C. Briggs, Vice Chairman
Board of Selectmen

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