|January 27, 2021|
Shapleigh Board of Selectmen
Minutes of Meeting – Time 6:00 pm
January 19, 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.
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
A motion was made by William J. Mageary to approve the minutes of January 12, 2021 as written; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth. All in favor. Motion carried.
Public Comment: None
· Warrant Review -
The Board of Selectmen discussed the Warrant Review.
Article #15 - Town Administrator will correct the Budget Committee to reflect 2-1 abstention with exceptions.
Article #28 - Town Administrator will correct the Rescue General Maintenance portion to reflect the additional
Article #31 - ($4,800 for Medical Staffing 24-hour coverage during holidays), #32 ($3,500 for Rescue Medical (staff physicals), #33 ($2,880 for Rescue Orientation). Articles #31, #32, and #33 will be removed from the Warrant.
General Maintenance will go from $41,750 to $52,930 and the grand total will be $78,130 for the operation
cost of the Shapleigh Rescue Squad. Motion made by Jennifer J. Roux and seconded by Scott E. Cudworth.
All was in favor. Motion carried.
Article #36 - The Board of Selectmen went over the Budget Committee's recommendation to only recommend $8000 instead of the $9175 as is listed on the Warrant. The BOS is highly concerned with the recommendation for if it doesn't pass on the Warrant then the Town of Shapleigh would not have any funding for the Animal Control Office. The Selectmen will make a comment at the next Public Hearing after further discussion of when the meeting will be.
Article #39 - The Board of Selectmen discussed and a motion for approval was made by William J. Mageary;
seconded by Scott E. Cudworth. All in favor. Motion carried.
Article #59 - The Board of Selectmen discussed the Budget Committee's recommendation to increase from
$22,000 to $26,400. The $22,000 was approved by the BOS 2-1 with Jennifer J. Roux opposed it as for she
wanted it to be increased to the $26,400.
The Town Administrator had made the corrections and the Board of Selectmen signed the Warrant as presented.
William J. Mageary thanked the Treasurer and Town Administrator for all of their hard work during the budget
· Approval of the Final Rules and Regulations of the Shapleigh Fire Dept.
The Board of Selectmen discussed the approval of the Final Rules and Regulations of the Shapleigh Fire Dept.
and Scott E. Cudworth made a motion to approve with typo corrections and the Town Administrator will add
that it supersedes the By Laws of 2005; Seconded by Jennifer J. Roux. William J. Mageary opposed the agreement.
William J. Mageary would like to discuss a few items in the Rules & Regulations with the Chief. Motion carried
Performance evaluation for the fill in employee at the Transfer Station needs to be completed. Scott E. Cudworth will be the Selectman who will complete the evaluation.
A motion was made by William J. Mageary to approve PTO for the Town Administrator; seconded by Scott. E.
Cudworth. All in favor. Motion carried.
· PB Approved Minutes
· Planning Board Letters
· Recreation Committee Minutes
· 2021 Warrant/Paper
Any other business that the Chairman may wish to bring before the meeting.
· Emery Mills Bridge
After several conversations with the Capitol Improvement Chair (Duffy Gold) and the Selectman Chair (Roux), Jennifer J. Roux had asked Selectman Mageary, Selectman Cudworth, and the Town Administrator if they had spoken to Ms. Gold regarding Article #62 and the issue that Jennifer J. Roux not being in support of the article. It was discussed and referencing the BOS minutes of January 12, 2021, the Board of Selectmen discussed the Warrant, on Article #62 Emery Mills Bridge repair. The Chair of Capitol Improvement had requested $200,000, Scott E. Cudworth had made a motion to approve $75,000 and William J. Mageary seconded. Jennifer J. Roux opposed it as for she wanted the Warrant article at $50,000. Motion had carried 2-1. (Roux)
Motion made by Scott E. Cudworth, Seconded by William J. Mageary to adjourn the meeting at 7:15 pm.
These minutes are not verbatim. Joanne Holland, Office Assistant.
Board of Selectmen
November 27, 2021 9:10 PM