Board of Selectmen
July 23, 2012
Community Hall Annex
Present: Leroy C. Clark, Chairman; Peter Letsky, Vice Chairman; Michael Pantos, Clerk; Joseph R. Becker and Nancy M. Macaruso, Secretary. Sheila H. Dibb was absent.
Mr. Becker moved to sign Treasury warrants #28, #2 and payroll. Mr. Letsky seconded. Vote unanimous.
Mr. Letsky moved to accept the minutes from July 9, 2012 as presented. Mr. Letsky seconded. Vote unanimous.
The foreclosed unit at 176 Maple has had the locks changed. The Board prefers to wait to hear back from the lawyer before moving forward. Mr. Clark will check with Sally Hayden.
Mr. Kellaher would like to introduce a general form for residents to use when filling swimming pools and filing for water abatements. The resident would record the cubic foot measurement before and after filling pools in order to avoid the sewer charge. Some discussion on the use of a second water meter and possibly doing away with the charge for reading the second meter.
Mandatory water ban in place by DEP – no outside watering from 9 am – 5 pm.
The Town Hall and Annex will have new locks very soon and keys will be distributed to personnel.
Packets sent to various departments regarding the nitrogen levels being exceeded in Long Island Sound should be returned to the DPW Superintendent this week.
Mr. Kellaher has been contacted by residents in the Forest Hill & Christmas Tree Lane area about hooking up to sewer now that the town owns the RHH property. He has requested the camera work report from Weston & Sampson. The moratorium has been lifted and some hook ups should be done asap. The resident bears the expense of the tie in. It will require dig safe and an open trench permit. Since we do not own the main trunk line, no timeline can be set yet.
August is mobile inspection month and announced to both chiefs to have their vehicles ready for inspection.
Some discussion on the Naquag windows. The superintendent stated that it appears the windows have been installed but will check tomorrow.
Some discussion on the primary building demolition.
Some discussion on RHH signs and street lights.
Reviewed drafts of the dispatcher job description and rules & regulations. A couple of changes were discussed (EMD certifications required prior to hiring or obtaining within 6 months after hire and heavy lifting to 50 lbs. rather than 10 lbs.). Mr. Pantos moved to accept the job description with the modifications. Mr. Letsky seconded. Vote unanimous. Will sign modified version at next meeting.
Dispatcher rules and regulations draft review. Some discussion on suspensions and hearings. Mr. Becker moved to accept the rules & regulations as presented with the addition of reference to the Fire Department where deemed appropriate in working with the Fire Chief. Mr. Pantos seconded. Vote unanimous. Will sign modified version next meeting.
The chief stated that he has spoken to Reliant Medical Group and they will perform evaluations (second opinions, etc.) on employees for $240. He stated he had no response from MIIA but will call again.
Acting Fire Chief Knipe brought Robert Connor forward to meet the Board. He was hired and has finished orientation. He will be partnered with Matt Benoit. All tests have been passed and he’s ready to go. The Board welcomed Mr. Connor.
A federal grant with a 95% reimbursement has been applied for equipment that will be rendered unsafe in 2015. A 50/50 purchase over a 2-year period was discussed.
Mr. Becker questioned Chief Knipe on the salary certification for part-time on call employees which Mr. Becker thinks was inadvertently left out. Will add to next agenda.
Non-criminal disposition by-law paperwork submitted by Norm Anderson was distributed to all departments. All prior departmental recommendations are being kept in a folder with the by-law subcommittee.
Invitation from Treasure Valley for event on July 25th. Mr. & Mrs. Pantos will attend.
Mr. Fox re: dog hearing, clerk magistrate ruled in the town’s favor and is being appealed by Mr. Fox. Recent letter sent to Treasure Valley regarding the possible site of a sewer treatment plant was missing an enclosure. Will re-send.
Resignation of Stephanie Bacon from Planning Board. Mr. Becker moved to accept the resignation of Mrs. Bacon from the Planning Board with regrets. Mr. Pantos seconded. Vote unanimous.
Credit card application discussion for purchases of Recreation/town departments. Mrs. Dibb, who was absent, has been researching – will be added to next agenda.
Some discussion on the accurate name of the Solar Committee which will remain as the Solar Negotiating Team.
Mr. Pantos moved to adjourn. Mr. Letsky seconded. Vote unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 7:20 pm.
Nancy M. Macaruso, Secretary
Board of Selectmen