Selectboard Meeting Minutes 08/10/2021

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Selectboard Meeting Minutes

Otis Town Hall

Conference Room

Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at 7:00 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 Meeting

Time: Aug 10, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Attendance: In person: Larry Southard-Chair, Gary Thomas, Terry Gould, Brandi Page, Diane Dyer, Chip Whiting, Adam Gonska, Dan Hamill, Dave Hamill and unknown woman. Via Zoom: Larry Gould, Sonia Morrison, dunhi and Diane Provenz.


Call to Order: 7:00 PM


Approval of Minutes: Larry made a motion to approve the minutes from 7/26/21 & 7/27/21 and with the addition of Gary’s name to the attendees of the 8/03/21 minutes. Terry seconded, motion passed.


Highway Position: Oskar Malbaurn has accepted our offer. Terry made a motion to appoint him to the Highway laborer/equipment operator position. Larry seconded, all were in favor, motion passed.


Design Proposal for St. Pauls: The proposal is part of the record with the meeting documents. Terry made a motion to accept the proposal from Clark & Green for phase 1 design work at St. Paul’s with the notation that the invoices will be paid by funds from OPT. Diane P. asked if Jeremia would be billing us any additional amount for reviewing the agreement between the Town and OPT. Brandi answered no. Larry made a motion to approve the proposal and the agreement with OPT. Gary seconded, all were in favor, motion passed.


Order of Taking: The Order of Taking is part of the record with the meeting documents. Having been given the necessary easements for the Tannery Road Bridge project the order of taking will be recorded at the Registry of Deeds after approval tonight by the Board. Larry made a motion to accept and sign. Gary seconded, all were in favor, motion passed.


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


Any Other Topics: Diane Dyer spoke to remind everyone that on the 25th the Library will be holding a community outreach meeting to draw public participation and comments on the Grant the Library is pursuing. This meeting will be hybrid and the link will be available.


Executive Session: Larry made a motion to move into executive session and stated the Board will not reconvene in open session. Meeting adjourned.


Adjournment: 7:10 PM