Selectboard Meeting Minutes 02/08/2022

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Selectboard Meeting Minutes

Otis Town Hall

Conference Room

Tuesday, February 08, 2022, at 6:30 PM


This meeting is being conducted remotely through Zoom.

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 are kept for the sole purpose of drafting minutes and are available by request.


Topic: Selectboard

Time: Feb 8, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Attendance: Chair Larry Southard, Gary Thomas, Terry Gould, Brandi Page and Barbara Gallagher. On Zoom- Celeste Watman and Shaw Israel Izikson.


Call to Order:

6:30 PM


Approval of Minutes: The minutes from Jan 25th were approved as written.


WWTP Back-up Staffing: Keith was unable to attend and there were questions form the Board. Motion to table until our next meeting on Feb 22, 2022. Motion seconded and passed unanimously.


Citizen Petition Deadline: The anticipated date to approve the warrant for ATM will be April 26th. Lyn has requested we move the citizen petition deadline back a day to noon on April 26th to avoid any confusion. Motion made to approve that date and time, seconded and unanimously approved.


Review & Approval of Warrants: Payroll and vendor warrants are on the table for signature.


Not Anticipated: None.


Executive Session: Larry Southard made a motion to go into executive session under MGL CH. 30A Sec 21 (a) (2) for the purpose of contract negotiations with non-union personnel. (Town of Otis and Kris McDonough, Becket Police Chief) and stated the Board did not intend to reconvene in open session and that agenda item 8 be table until our next meeting on Feb 22nd. Gary seconded the motion and the vote was as follows; Larry-yes, Terry- yes and Gary-yes. The Board moved into executive session and zoom was closed.


Adjournment: 6:37 PM