Select Board Meeting Minutes 07/14/2020

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Select Board Meeting Minutes

Otis Town Hall

Conference Room

July 14, 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.


  1. Call to Order

Called to order at 7:00 pm

Present: Heather Morgan, Larry Southard, Bill Hiller, Gary Thomas, Terry Gould


  1. Reconstitute the Board.

Garry Thomas was welcomed back.  Garry made a motion that Bill Hiller become Chairman.  Larry Southard second the motion.  The Board voted to make Bill Hiller the Chairman of the Select Board.


  1. Approval of Select Board Minutes from May 27, 2020 & June 23, 2020

The minutes from 5/27/2020 and 6/23/2020 were unanimously approved,


  1. Review and Approval of Warrants


  1. Remaining Appointments

Bill Hiller – Technology Committee, Municipal Lighting Plant Manager, Energy Committee

Unanimously approved


Roger Meyer – Cemetery Commission

Unanimously approved


  1. Letter to Collector for FY21 Sewer Commitment

The Select Board will sign the letter.


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

Letter regarding changing Frank Rocco’s address.  Mr. Rocco owned two pieces of property.  He sold the house and lot but maintains lot #1, 2363 Algerie Road for his business.   The registry is giving Mr. Rocco a difficult time because his dealer license is for 2373 Algerie Road.  He would like to have his dealer license changed to 2363 and a letter stating the changes. The Select Board will write a letter.


The Knox Trail Inn would like to have a guitar player play while people are dinning.  The question of if the Knox Trail Inn needs to renew their entertainment license and what is required for the entrainment license was brought up.  The Board voted to allow the guitar player.  The question of the entertainment license has been tabled until next meeting


Forester plan will be put on the next agenda.


  1. Adjournment