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Shapleigh Board of Selectmen

Minutes of Meeting – Time 6:00 pm

January 12, 2021

Call to Order

Chairman Jennifer J. Roux called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm with Scott E. Cudworth and William J. Mageary in attendance. Karla Bergeron, Town Administrator and Joanne Holland, Office Assistant were also in attendance. 

In Attendance:

Fire Chief Steve Guillemette, Rescue Chief Lindsey Lacourse, Treasurer Michelle Rumney, and EMA Director Darren Rogers.

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approval of minutes from previous meeting: 

A motion was made by Scott E. Cudworth to approve the minutes, seconded by William J. Mageary.  All in favor.  Motion carried.

Public Comment

None

Unfinished Business:

1. General Government Budget Discussion
The Board discussed the General Government Budget with the Treasurer Michelle Rumney. A Motion was made by Scott E. Cudworth and seconded by Jennifer J. Roux. All in favor to change the wording in the articles to use the Undesignated Fund and Revenue accounts to reduce the tax burden. Motion carried.

The Board discussed the Acton/Shapleigh Youth Conservation Corps request to increase the

the budget by $4400, Scott E. Cudworth made a motion to leave the budget at $22,000 and

William J. Mageary seconded and Jennifer J. Roux opposed as for she was in favor of the

increase. Motion carried 2 - 1 (Roux).

The Board further discussed the Fire Department and Rescue budgets.

William J. Mageary made the motion that all line items involving compensation be reduced

to reflect a 3% increase, no second was made so the motion failed.

Selectmen Scott E. Cudworth made a Motion on Public Safety budget for Fire, EMA,

and Rescue to remain as last presented, Chairman Jennifer J. Roux seconded. Motion

carried. All in favor.

Winter Maintenance budget was discussed by the Board of Selectmen and requested the

Town Administrator reach out to the Road Commissioners regarding using their winter

maintenance reserve to offset the overages in the budget and to make sure that the reserve is

not allocated for any projects. If they do not agree with this request then the Administrator will request the presence of them at the next Town Meeting.

2. Draft Warrant Review

The Board of Selectmen was in agreement that all Funding Articles should be moved to the front of the paper ballot.

The Board of Selectmen discussed the Draft Warrant, on Article # 62 Emery Mills Bridge repair, Scott E.

Cudworth motioned to raise the budget to $75,000 and William J. Mageary seconded. Jennifer J. Roux

opposed as for she wanted the Warrant article to remain at $50,000. Motion carried 2 - 1 (Roux).



New Business:

A. Schedule Public Hearings regarding Town's Paper Ballots/Warrant

Public Hearing was scheduled for February 9, 2021 Via Zoom and an email will go out to confirm and with a possible second date if found to be necessary. More information to follow.


Information:

i. PB Agenda

ii. York County Sheriff's Report - Dispatch Analysis

iii. Planning Board Letter - To Darwood Parkinson


Signatures:

i. Warrants

Any other business to bring before the meeting.

Adjourn :

A motion was made by William J. Mageary to adjourn at 7:04pm; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth.  Motion passed unanimously. 

These minutes are not verbatim.  Joanne Holland, Office Assistant.