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Select Board

Monday, July 17, 2023, 5:45 pm until 7:00 pm
Town Hall
A meeting of the Select Board

Selectboard Meeting - 5 Academy Hill Road, Conway - 6:00 p.m.
Meetings are now held every other Monday and are at this time accessible via Zoom.

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  • Meeting ID: 658 679 6584
  • Passcode: conwaysb

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Meeting of Select Board

Members: (Quorum)

  • Absent: Christopher Waldo
  • Present: Philip Kantor, Chair, at 5:45 PM
  • Present: Erica Goleman, at 5:45 PM

Also Present:

  • Jesse Williams
  • Jesse Martin
  • Laurie Lucier
  • Lee Whitcomb
  • Carolyn Chase
  • Karen Eldred
  • Veronique Blanchard and Adam Reed

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 5:58 PM

Meeting closed: 7:05 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Warrants

    • - Vote to approve the Accounts Payable Warrant; the Payroll Warrant, and the Payroll Deduction Warrant.

      MOTION, moved by Erica Goleman, seconded by Philip Kantor: Approve W23-29 in the amount of $90,309.66, W24-03 in the amount of $124,197.35, PW24-03 in the amount of $134,961.70 and PDW24-03 in the amount of $34,225.45.

      Pass: Aye: Erica Goleman, Philip Kantor. Not Present: Christopher Waldo.

  3. Meetings Attended by Select Board Members

    • General Discussion...
      Phil has been attending the Mass in Motion meetings as well as working with the state regarding the flooding damage in town.

  4. Public Comments. None

    • Public

      General Discussion...
      Karen Eldred wanted to speak about town meeting. She is concerned about the behavior of town employees when addressing the public. The Select Board will address this issue with town employees and work on keeping the tone of future meetings to be respectable.

  5. Unfinished Business.

    • None.

  6. New Business

    • - Eversource pole hearing, 161 Thompson Road.

      General Discussion...
      It was discovered that the address 161 Thompson Road belongs to Ms. Chase who had sold the land to Mr. Williams. The assessors will assign a new street address to the land. Eversource assured the board that there will be no interruption in service to the neighboring homes.

      MOTION, moved by Philip Kantor, seconded by Erica Goleman: To approve a pole being erected on Thompson Road.

      Pass: Aye: Erica Goleman, Philip Kantor. Not Present: Christopher Waldo.

    • - Discuss and vote to sign Order of Taking for Estate of Mary V. Boeh and Salvation Army land.

      General Discussion...
      Tabled until August.

    • - Discuss and vote to sign Franklin County Solid Waste Management District MOU’s for third-party transfer station inspection and household hazardous waste collection.

      MOTION, moved by Erica Goleman, seconded by Philip Kantor: To sign the MOU with Solid Waste Management District.

      Pass: Aye: Erica Goleman, Philip Kantor. Not Present: Christopher Waldo.

    • - Discuss flood damage in the town and the steps being taken for relief.

      General Discussion...
      The town is working with MEMA to secure funding for the repair to roads and property damaged in the flood.

  7. Items Not Anticipated 48 Hours in Advance of the Meeting

    • None.

  8. Town Administrator update

  9. Selectboard member comments/concerns

  10. Mail

  11. Announcements

  12. Meeting Wrap-up

The listing of matters is those reasonably anticipated by the Chair which may be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.

Minutes approved on Wednesday, Aug 2, 2023

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