September 25, 2014
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SELECTMEN’S MEETING

TOWN OF ACTON

September 25, 2014

7:00pm

 

 

 

SALUTE TO THE FLAG

 

1.         APPROVAL OF AGENDA:  

Bill Shields made a motion to approve the agenda as presented; seconded by Ed Walsh.  All in favor, agenda approved.

 

2.         APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST MEETING:  

Bill Shields made a motion to approve the minutes of September 18th as presented; seconded by Ed Walsh.  All in favor, minutes approved.

 

3.         OLD BUSINESS:

 

            a.         Open Sand Bids

            Chairman Kryzak open and read the 3 sand bids received:

 

             Pepin (3/8) $11.00 a yard

Turks Sand & Gravel (3/8) $6.20 a yard

            Landscapers Depot (1/4) $5.70 a yard

 

After an extensive discussion, Bill Shields made a motion to accept Turks bid of $6.20 per yard, seconded by Ed Walsh.  Motion carried.  Bid accepted.

 

            b.         Update on Boston Post Cane

Selectman Walsh discussed the recent celebration at the Acton/Shapleigh Historical Society on Saturday September 20th in which Louise E. Horn was presented with the Boston Post Cane.  Walsh described the ceremony and thanked the Historical Society for all of their efforts and hospitality. 

 

c.                   Salt/Sand Shed Update

Chairman Kryzak explained the recent situation at the Salt/Shed Shed on Sanborn Road, in regards to the roof and our insurance company.  After engineer approval and a recommendation from MMA, a slippery slope was added, as a temporary fix.  This work has now been completed and meets the requirements of the Town’s insurance to continue General Liability and Workers Compensation coverage until the Summer of 2015, at which time it will be re-evaluated. 

d.                  Mary Grant Fundraiser Results

Chairman Kryzak spoke on behalf of the recent Mary Grant fundraiser at the School, after expenses the fundraiser brought in over $600.00.  The Committee wishes to thank everyone who participated in it.

 

4.         NEW BUSINESS:  

 

a.                  Town Report Deadlines

Selectmen Shields read a memo the Board created in regards to the upcoming town report.  Two changes this year are that all reports must be submitted electronically and the deadline will be abided by.  All letters should be submitted no later then Friday, October 17th.

b.            VonDerVellen Building Permit Refund Request

Greg VonDerVellen addressed the Board in regards to Tax Map 108-007-001.  Mr. VonDerVellen applied and paid for a building permit on this property.  After appeals from an abutter, and court actions, Mr. VonDerVellen did not end up purchasing the property or using his building permit.  With that said, he requested a refund.  CEO Ken Paul spoke on behalf of the same property and informed the Selectmen that his office has over 80 hours of work into this project.  After discussion with all parties, Bill Shields made a motion to deny the building permit refund.  Seconded by Ed Walsh; all in favor, motion carried.  Refund Denied.  In closing Chairman Kryzak did inform Mr. VonDerVellen that he could come before the Board again with the request of waving the fees for a new permit on a different parcel of property if so desired.

 

c.             Road Committee Appointment

Bill Shields made a motion to appoint Larissa Crockett to the Road Committee until the conclusion of the Town Meeting in June of 2015; seconded by Ed Walsh.  All in favor, motion carried.

 

d.            Mousam Watershed Dam Coalition Appointment

Bill Shields made a motion to appoint Normand Lambert as the Mousam Watershed Dam Coalition Member, representing Mousam Lake until June of 2016; seconded by Ed Walsh.  All in favor, motion carried.

e.               Fairpoint Pole Location Request

Chairman Kryzak reviewed a Fairpoint pole location request on Sam Page Rd / H Road; 7 poles to be replaced.  Bill Shields made a motion to sign the submitted pole location request, seconded by Ed Walsh.  All in favor, request signed.

 

f.                Fairpoint Facilities Request

Chairman Kryzak reviewed a Fairpoint pole location request on Rt. 109 / Sam Page Road; 13 poles to be replaced.  Bill Shields made a motion to accept the facilities relocation request, seconded by Ed Walsh.  All in favor, request signed.

 

5.         OTHER BUSINESS

 

6.         ANNOUCEMENTS:

7.         MEMBERS PRESENT:  

            Ted Kryzak, Bill Shields, Ed Walsh

 

8.         ADJOURNMENT:  

            Bill Shields made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:32pm.  Seconded by Ed Walsh.

 

9.         OTHERS PRESENT:

David Winchell Jr., Greg VonDerVellen, Dwight Vennell, Eric Dawalga, Jennifer Roux