Board of Selectmen
March 15, 2012
Community Hall Annex
Present: Joseph R. Becker, Chairman, Sheila H. Dibb, Leroy C. Clark, Peter Letsky, Clerk and Nancy M. Macaruso, Secretary. Michael Pantos, Vice-Chairman was absent.
Formulate Fire Chief Criteria/Job Description: Discussion on minimum qualifications, proximity to town from home (driving mile radius), residency, education, experience with full-time as well as on-call department, experience with unions, ambulance and inspectional services. Seth Knipe added some thoughts regarding Paramedic/EMT certifications and licensing as well as physical and psychological testing. Also co-manages a four-town regional dispatch center.
IT Services – Horace Moody and Nathan Kenney came before the Board to discuss an in-house email server (cost, hardware, etc.). Mr. Kenney suggested an off-line meeting with multiple departments. Some discussion on one vs. two servers. Must go through the CIPC. Mr. Kenney and Ms. Dibb will coordinate a meeting date.
Current Fire Department structure:
Mr. Letsky moved to appoint Seth Knipe as the Temporary Acting Fire Chief until the hiring of a new fire chief, along with a letter from the union representatives and if it is not working out, to have the ability to rescind and hire a new acting fire chief at which time Mr. Knipe would step back into his former position pending the agreement between the Town and Mr. Knipe. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous. The Board thanked and congratulated Mr. Knipe.
Mr. Letsky moved to have Dispatch oversight fall under the Police Chief during the interim of hiring a new fire chief. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous.
Ms. Dibb moved the following timeline for the Annual Town Meeting warrant:
Memo sent on March 12th, Deadline for articles March 26th at 4 pm, Review and vote articles on April 17th, Send to Town Counsel on April 19th, Post on April 26th or 27th as the absolute deadline for posting. Mr. Letsky seconded. Vote unanimous.
The School Committee will be attending our budget meeting on March 22nd.
Ms. Dibb moved to adjourn. Mr. Clark seconded. Vote unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 8:20 pm.
Nancy M. Macaruso, Secretary
Board of Selectmen