Regular Meeting (04-01-2019)

Selectmen Present:                Suzan Rudnicki, John Luce, Douglas Small, Jared Fitts and Joshua Devlin

Town Manager/CEO:           Kevin Howell

Recording Secretary:            Coreen Sylvester

Guests Present:                      Glennis McSorley and Toby Pelletier

7:30 PM:  Suzan Rudnicki called the meeting to order.

MINUTES:  John Luce made a motion to accept the minutes of March 25, 2019 as written. Douglas Small seconded.  Four voted in favor.




Fire & Rescue Department Monthly Report:  The Town Manager and Selectmen went over items in this week’s packet, including the Fire & Rescue Department’s monthly report. 


Municipal Solar Possibilities:  Kevin gave the Board information from Revision Energy regarding the possibility of converting the municipal building to solar energy.  If the town decided to convert, it would enter into a 25-year contract with Revision Energy, with a yearly option after five years to purchase the solar system at the current market value.  After discussion, it was decided that Kevin would have someone from Revision Energy come to a meeting to explain the system and answer questions.


Inmate Program:  Kevin Howell stated he has been unable to get a crew from Charleston Prison to help with roadwork but Charleston has eliminated the program, at least for this year.  However, the Sheriff’s Department has agreed to bring a few inmates out to do some cleanup around town.


MMA Executive Committee Recommendation:  John Luce made a motion to sign the letter of recommendation for the Town Manager’s nomination to the MMA Executive Committee.  Jared Fitts seconded.  Five voted in favor.


WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the payroll warrant of April 1, 2019 in the amount of $13,110.70.  Doug Small seconded.  Five voted in favor.

WARRANT:  John Luce made a motion to accept the accounts payable warrant of April 1, 2019 in the amount of $15,801.09.  Doug Small seconded.  Five voted in favor.




Town Landing Grant:  Kevin let the Board know we received the $15,000.00 check for the grant to subsidize the construction of the town landing.  John Luce asked how we’re doing with the landing as far as costs.  Kevin said we have spent the amount required to match the grant and have funds left to finish it off this summer.


Town Message Sign:  Doug Small asked if Kevin had given any thought to replacing our sign on the town office lawn with an electronic one.  Kevin said he had spoken to a vendor about it several months ago, and the initial estimate is very high.  Kevin said he will get more information, and look at other options to reduce the cost.


ADJOURNMENT:  Josh Devlin made a motion to adjourn.  John Luce seconded.  Five voted in favor.  Meeting adjourned at 8:07 pm.