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Selectboard members Jeff Blake, Doug Webb and Bill Ormerod were present at the meeting. Also present were Erin McSweeney, Don Pigeon and Randy DeVine. These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Board at the next regularly scheduled Selectboard meeting.
The meeting was called to order at 7:00PM. Don informed the board he has fixed some potholes on Woodward Road. Don also informed the board that he has notified all of the companies who submitted a bid to him for the purchase of a new truck for the Highway Department. Erin will send letters to thank them for their bids.
Randy informed the board that the Emergency Electrical Power Outage Plan has been sent to State; he has not received any feedback from the State yet. He also informed the board that hour meters were installed last week at the main pump station. Randy also informed the board that he installed a new water meter at Sam Hudson's residence after Sam expressed concern regarding his water bill, which was higher than normal. Randy and Sam discovered there was a leak in his home. Randy informed the board that he has done some investigation on Bruce Page's concern about his water bill. Bruce indicated that he had not used as much water as was recorded on his last bill. Randy informed the board that meter readings have been inaccurate, based on an old estimate. Randy will change the meter so that future readings will not be based on an old estimate. Randy reviewed the Monthly System Operations Report and the Water Usage Summary for January.
Bill motioned to average Sam Hudson's water bill for the last billing period. Doug seconded. All board members voted in favor.
OTHER BUSINESS: Bill will be attending a Recreation Department meeting this week as well as a Community Advisory Board meeting. The board reviewed a request from the Recreation Department to open an account at Sticks N Stuff, a building supply company. Bill will follow up with Carol at the Recreation Department meeting this week. Betty Parker submitted an application for a sewer allocation. Her application will be added to the list with the other applicants seeking sewer allocations.
The board will review the Auditor's report from AM Peisch & Company. Bill informed the board that he and Charlie will be working on the Power Point presentation for Town Meeting Day. Skip advised Jeff that the Planning Commission is currently working on the Zoning By-Laws.
The board also discussed water account #1054. The board would like Amy to take an average of the readings for the previous quarter.
Ken Yelsey and Eric Blatt of the State's Department of Environmental Conservation will be conducting site visits to 2 potential water sources brought to the attention of the board by Paul Bean and Bill Superneau.
PUBLIC INPUT: There was no public input this evening.
Bill motioned to enter Executive Session at 8:03PM to discuss a pending legal issue. Doug seconded. All board members voted in favor. The board came out of Executive Session at 8:11PM.
The Selectboard meeting was adjourned at 8:11PM.
____________________________________ Erin McSweeney, Selectboard Administrator