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Shapleigh Board of Selectmen

Minutes of Meeting – Time 6:00 pm

August 3, 2021

Call to Order

Chairman Scott E. Cudworth called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm William J. Mageary and Michael J. Cote in attendance. Also in attendance was Karla B. Wilcox the Town Administrator and Joanne Holland the Office Assistant.

In Attendance:

Roger Allaire and Skip Bartosch.

Pledge of Allegiance was recited.

Approval of minutes from previous meeting: 

Selectman William J. Mageary made a motion to approve the minutes for July 27, 2021 as presented; seconded by Michael J. Cote. No further discussion. All in favor. Motion carried.

Certificate of Appreciation: Planning Board: Roger Allaire

Scott E. Cudworth presented a certificate of appreciation to Roger Allaire stating "At this time, We would like to thank our volunteer, Roger Allaire for his generous contribution to the Town of Shapleigh. Your hard work has not gone unnoticed. We value you and can't thank you enough".

Public Comment

Roger Allaire asked the Board if the remote participation policy could still be held in conjunction with meeting in person. The Town Administrator explained that remote meetings are permitted only if a public body complies with a specific set of criteria. A public hearing has been scheduled regarding the draft policy.

Unfinished Business:

i. Rescue Squad By-Laws Final

William J. Mageary made a motion to approve the Rescue Squad by-laws as presented; seconded by Michael J. Cote. No further discussion. All in favor. Motion carried.

New Business:

I. Certificate of Appointments: Capital Improvements Committee/CEO-LPI/Mousam Watershed Dam Coalition: Tom Small, Jesse Winters, Patricia Kaye-Schiess, William J. Mageary and Roland Legere.

William J. Mageary made a motion to re-appoint Tom Small to the Capital Improvement Committee; seconded by Michael J. Cote. William J. Mageary made a motion to appoint Jesse Winters as the Alternate CEO/LPI; seconded by Michael J. Cote. Michael J. Cote made a motion to re-appoint Patricia Kaye-Schiess to Williams's Property Advisory Committee; seconded by William J. Mageary. Michael J. Cote made a motion to re-appoint Roland Legere to the Mousam Watershed Dam Coalition; seconded by William J. Mageary. Michael J. Cote made a motion to re-appoint William J. Mageary to the Mousam Watershed Dam Coalition; seconded by Scott E. Cudworth. No further discussion. All in favor. Motions carried.

II. Referendum Vote November 2, 2021.

Chairman Scott E. Cudworth mentioned the November 2, 2021 election and having 2 referendum questions for the ballot. One question would be for funding of the Emery Mills Bridge reconstruction project and the second would be regarding permission from the voters to go over the LD1 tax levy limit. The Selectmen are in agreement to move these two questions for the November 2, 2021. The Board of Selectmen recognize that the State law for abated taxes is 6% based on State statute.

III. Review of Tax Bill

The Board is to review the tax bill to see if there are any changes, after discussion it was tabled until next week's Board of Selectmen meeting.

IV. Transfer Station

Scott E. Cudworth brought to the Boards attention that the speed bumps at the Transfer Station are not put in place properly. Michael J. Cote also stated that the sign stating complaints or concerns with a R. H. Herrick employee to call them has not been installed either. The Town Administrator stated that she had spoken with Chrissy from R. W. Herricks and the sign will be installed and uniform (at least the shirts) will be provided.

V. Recruitment

William J. Mageary brought to the Board's attention that the town needs to recruit for the Shapleigh Fire Station/ Shapleigh Rescue. The Town Administrator will speak to both Chiefs regarding recruitment.

Information:

i. Planning Board Agenda & PH Notice

Signatures:

i. Warrants

ii. Certificates of Appointments

iii. Certificate of Appreciation for Roger Allaire

Any other business that the Chairman may wish to bring before the meeting - None

Adjourn :

A motion was made by Michael J. Cote to adjourn at 6:28 pm; seconded by William J. Mageary.  Motion passed unanimously. 

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