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February 21, 2012
Board of Selectmen
February 21, 2012
Community Hall Annex
6:00 pm

Present:  Sheila H. Dibb, Leroy C. Clark, Peter Letsky, Clerk and Nancy M. Macaruso, Secretary.  Michael Pantos and Joseph Becker were absent.

Mr. Clark moved to sign Treasury warrant #17 and payroll.  Ms. Dibb seconded.  Vote unanimous.

Mr. Clark moved to accept the minutes from February 2, 2012 as presented.  Ms. Dibb seconded.  Vote unanimous.
Mr. Clark moved to accept the Executive Session minutes from February 6, 2012 as presented.  Ms. Dibb seconded.  Vote unanimous.
Mr. Clark moved to accept the second set of Executive Session minutes from February 6, 2012 as presented.  Ms. Dibb seconded.  Vote unanimous.
Mr. Clark moved to accept the minutes from February 6, 2012 as presented.  Ms. Dibb seconded.  Vote unanimous.
Mr. Clark moved to accept the Executive Session minutes from February 13, 2012 as presented.  Ms. Dibb seconded.  Vote unanimous.
Mr. Clark moved to accept the second set of Executive Session minutes as presented.  Ms. Dibb seconded.  Vote unanimous.
Mr. Clark moved to accept the minutes from February 13, 2012 as presented.  Ms. Dibb seconded.  Vote unanimous.

DPW:
Patrick Sarkisian came before the Board to discuss the vinyl siding that’s to be done at the Town Hall.  He’s not interested in bidding, but rather helping with the specs.  He presented samples of his preferred choice and recommended the product.  Lengthy discussion.
DPW Superintendent Kellaher updated the Board – Rutland Heights is ready for sign over to the town.  Gravel is being taken there from the DPW yard for the base coat on the new road.  Maintenance of the property was discussed.
New water license required by three employees.  Free class will be held twice at DPW next month.
Weston & Sampson - Rutland owns some of the C & F line, so we had to get another agreement put together for Years 3, 4 & 5 construction.  Weston & Sampson will be coming in with a scada to make sure our sewer numbers match other agencies for billing purposes.
Wood House – hot water heater blew up and they lost $2,000 of water.  Mr. Davis, Historical Commission, stated they replaced and paid for the entire hot water system and is looking for abatement on the water.
Members of the Recreation Committee came before the Board regarding the retaining
wall project at the town pool.  Lengthy discussion.  Initial bids were all rejected publicly.  Ms. Dibb recommended having the work done under the auspices of DPW.  Mr. Gillis would like one member from Recreation to work with Gary Kellaher.  Ms. Dibb moved to put the reconstruction of the wall under the control of the DPW with the stipulation that the bid award be attended by the Recreation Committee at a Selectmen’s meeting at a date to be announced.  Mr. Clark seconded for discussion.  Vote unanimous.  Bidding list has to remain the same.  Bid approval made by the Board – Recreation to approve funding.  Mr. Kellaher will make a recommendation to the Board and would like the Recreation to add to the bid specs:  an amount not to exceed 24,999.  Bids are solicited, not sealed.

POLICE:
Chief Haapakoski updated the Board on recent grants.  

FIRE:
Seth Knipe was representing the Fire Department.  He is working on the public safety budget with Chief Haapakoski’s help.  He stated he would like to have a free energy audit on the building.  The Board supported his suggestion.

OPEN SESSION:
Mr. & Mrs. Wood came before the board regarding a letter they recently sent to the Selectmen requesting a dangerous dog hearing.  The Board offered condolences on the attack of their dog by a neighbor’s dog.  Ms. Dibb moved to set a dangerous dog hearing for March 19, 2012 meeting at 7 pm with both parties being notified by certified mail.  Mr. Clark seconded.  Vote unanimous.

NEW BUSINESS:
Regarding the primary election warrant:  Mr. Clark moved to sign the warrant for the presidential primary on March 6, 2012.  Ms. Dibb seconded for discussion.  Polls open
7 am – 8pm.  Vote unanimous.  Wards 1 and 3 will vote at Naquag School.  Ward 2 continues at the lower level of the library.
Polling hours for annual election - Mrs. Carlson, Assistant Town Clerk, answered some questions for the Board.  Ms. Dibb moved to set the hours for 10 am – 8 pm.  Mr. Clark seconded.  Vote unanimous.

OLD BUSINESS:
The Board thanked Mr. Kellaher for replacing the tattered flags in town.
WRSC Task Force meeting – Princeton is willing to host on March 8th.  Cable committee was asked to videotape the meeting – Mr. Redfield will check his schedule.  We have a budget meeting that night; will send memos to reschedule budget meeting to March 15th at the same scheduled times.

ADJOURN:
Mr. Clark moved to adjourn.  Ms. Dibb seconded.  Vote unanimous.  Meeting adjourned at 7:05 pm.

Respectfully submitted,



Nancy M. Macaruso, Secretary
Board of Selectmen



 
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