Selectboard Meeting Minutes 06/14/2022

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Selectboard Meeting Minutes

Otis Town Hall

Conference Room

Tuesday, June 14, 2022, at 6:30 PM


This meeting will be held in person at the location provided on this notice. Members of the public are welcome to attend. A remote option is offered via zoom with the link provided below.

Please note that while an option for remote participation is being provided as a courtesy, the meeting will not be suspended or terminated if technological problems interrupt the virtual broadcast, unless otherwise required by law. Anyone with interest in any specific item should plan in person attendance.


Topic: Selectboard

Time: Jun 14, 2022 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Attendance: Chair Larry Southard, Gary Thomas, Terry Gould, Brandi Page, Barbara Gallagher, Kathy Carol, Dana Pustinger, Carol’s Ipad, Jim McCarthy, Jen Catolane, Tom  Logsdon, Shaw Izikson, Phil McGovern & Diane Provenz.


Call to Order: 6:31 PM


Approval of Minutes: The minutes from May 25th were not ready and will be reviewed at the next meeting.


Recreation Department: Larry stated he had reviewed additional information that had been presented. Dana had forwarded yearly programming and Brandi had sent a letter outlining what programming the Town could continue if it didn’t fill the position and the current job description.  Larry read Brandi’s letter for the meeting record. Gary spoke about some concerns he has in regard to the Town Beach. That topic will be added to the next agenda. Terry stated she wants to be more comfortable before voting to fill the position. She sees a huge volunteer spirit every week at the food pantry and feels we can definitely explore that further for the Holiday events. Barbara Gallagher asked what the intent was for the weight room. Larry stated there hasn’t been any more discussion on that yet. Dana asked about the Rec’s Facebook page. Terry felt that that Patricia should change over the admin on Facebook to one of the commissioners if they are interested in keeping that page active. Terry also continued the sentiment from the last meeting that the yoga programs are well attended and should continue. Larry made a motion to continue as we have been doing and discuss the position again at a future meeting.


Pole Petition, Judd Road: The tech from Eversource was not on the meeting. Larry read a list on concerns that Derek had forwarded. The Board agreed to explore Derek’s concerns and we will reach out to Eversource.


Rescue Squad Agreement: The Board reviewed the updated draft of the agreement. Terry wanted to add about keeping the space they use clean and maintained. Larry made a motion to approve the agreement and send to Jeremia, Terry seconded and the motion passed unanimously.


Annual Appointments: Terry read the attached list of appointments. The Board passed on BRPC delegate, Dave Hamill for constable as he hadn’t put in an application, & Emergency Management Director. MLP Manager received two applications. The Board appointed Jill Moretz.


Surplus Items: The Board declared the old WWTP truck, the old safe, the lot of Erbe registers and Fiber rolls all surplus. Brandi will work on the advertising.


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


Not Anticipated: Diane Provenz wanted to know why the Board didn’t appoint someone tonight to the planning Board vacancy. Brandi explained the vacancy had just been posted that day and it wouldn’t be appropriate to not allow time for applications from anyone who is interested.


Larry brought up a conversation he had with Ed Williams in regard to the four way intersection. The Board would like to explore land ownership and the idea on adding a Y at one of the turns. This will be revisited at a future meeting.


Adjournment: 7:36 PM