Select Board Meeting Minutes 06/23/2020

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Select Board Meeting Minutes

Otis Town Hall

Conference Room

June 23, 2020

7:00 p.m.


*This meeting is being conducted remotely through Zoom. You must check back within 24 hours of the start time for a link to join.

Pursuant to the Governor’s March 12, 2020 order suspending certain provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, Sec 18, this meeting is being held via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Every effort is being made to ensure that any member of the public may access the meeting in real time, via technological means. Agendas will be amended to show the link and participation code to access the meeting no sooner than 48 hours before. Recordings and/or draft proceedings of the meeting will be available on our website as soon as possible.



Heather Morgan, Larry Southard, Brandi Page, Bill Hiller, James Wilusz, Stephanie McNair, James iPad, Jeffrey Gamelli, Teri Gould, Stephanie McNair, Travis Ward, Boreilly


  1. Call to Order

7:00 PM


  1. Approval of Select Board Minutes from May 27, 2020 and June 9, 2020

June 9th minutes were unanimously approved.  May 27th minutes are tabled until the next meeting.


  1. Review and Approval of Warrants


  1. Remaining Appointments

Remaining appointments were unanimously approved.


  1. Septic Plan 227 Pine Road

The abutters have been notified. The septic plan has the system moved away from property line.  There has been an approved survey and there are no issues with the abutters.  The system is in compliance with the code.  The abutter does agree with the survey.  The Select Board unanimously approved the septic plan.


  1. Turning Leaf, license application notice

The state has notified the town that Turning Leaf has completed their license application for retail, manufacturing and cultivation at 1570 North Main Road.  Jeremia has looked over the application and he has no issues with it.  Jeremia recommended that the Board authorizes the Town Administrator to make the signatures.   The Select Board unanimously greed.

  1. Forester for Forest Stewardship Plan



  1. Fire Department Vehicle

Any surplus equipment under $5,000 can be salvaged and or recycled and disposed of.  Brandi came up with a draft policy.  The Select Board will look at the policy and discuss at a later meeting.


  1. Master Garbologist Price Increases

The price increase from Master Garbologist came in after the FY21 budgets were set.  The increase included additional costs associated with mattress removal. It is costing him more so he needed to raise his prices.  James Crandall does not see that there is a lot of choice but to continue with the current vendor.  In the future, James would like to move to a contract and put it out to bid to protect the town from price increases.  James will work with Brandi to put a contract together. The Board all agreed to go out to bid and then get a signed contract.  The Board also agreed to accept the price increases as proposed for now.


  1. Erbe Building Lease

Tabled until next meeting.


  1. Any topics not reasonably anticipated by the Chair at the time of the original posting.

MVP grant did it move forward?  It has been submitted.


  1. Adjournment

7:28 PM



Respectfully submitted,

Heather Morgan

Selectmen’s Secretary, Town of Otis



List of Documents

227 Pine Road Sewer Plans

Municipal Notice and Application – Turning Leaf

Reappointments List

Request to amend minutes

Surplus equipment of low value policy