Selectboard Meeting Minutes 07/12/2022

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Selectboard Meeting Minutes

Otis Town Hall

Conference Room

Tuesday, July 12, 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.



Attendance: Chair Larry Southard, Gary Thomas, Terry Gould, Jim Wilusz, Matt Puntin, Dave Sarnacki, Rich Phair, Lynne Geane, Stephanie Skinner, Rich O’Brien, Chris Bouchard.


Call to Order: 6:30 PM


Approval of Minutes: The minutes from 6/28 were approved as amended.


Septic Variance: Matt Puntin, Dave Sarnacki and Jim Wilusz were present on behalf of the application for 309 Kibbe Road. The lot is 1/3 of an acre and there is an existing well and neighboring well that prevent the 100’ set back being possible. This will be an IA system. They are compact and work well. Jim Wilusz outlined the expected testing schedule for the well. Larry made a motion to approve contingent upon the recommended testing, Gary seconded and motion passed unanimously.


Harm Reduction: This item was continued. Jim Wilusz gave a brief over view of the harm reduction services and what other towns are partnering on. The Board reviewed the MGL Ch 111 Sec 125 and also had the exact language that was needed for the motion. Larry made a motion to allow a qualified and appropriate organization to operate a mobile syringe service program in the Town of Otis, Terry seconded, and the motion passed unanimously.


St. Paul’s Naming: The Historic Commission along with O.P.T. had surveyed people and the winner was Otis Cultural Center at Historic St. Paul’s. The Board inquired on the survey and different results. Larry made a motion to approve the name, Gary seconded and motion passed unanimously.


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


Not Anticipated: A few members of the Otis Rescue Squad were in attendance and gave an update on the staffing. They inquired how the extra amount in their budget would be paid out if they hire a manager. Gary reminded them its best to try to be on the formal agenda in the future. They had reached out to Brandi to be on the agenda but didn’t realize she was away.


Adjournment: 7:04 PM