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Selectboard Meeting

Wednesday, April 10, 6:00 pm until 7:30 pm
Town Hall General Purpose Room
A meeting of the Select Board

Meeting of Select Board

Members: (Quorum)

  • Present: Christopher Waldo, at 6:00 PM
  • Present: Philip Kantor, Chair, at 6:00 PM
  • Present: Erica Goleman, at 6:00 PM

Also Present:

  • John Craine
  • Alan Singer
  • Phyllis Craine
  • Roy Cohen
  • Nate Russell
  • Rosalie Starvish
  • Laurie Block
  • George Forcier
  • Veronique Blanchard and Adam Reed

See original Agenda Approved Meeting Minutes

Meeting opened: 6:00 PM

Meeting closed: 7:38 PM

  1. Meeting Preliminaries

  2. Warrants

    • - Vote to approve the Accounts Payable Warrant W24-22 in the amount of $79,657.27; the Payroll Warrant PW24-22 in the amount of $148,395.18, and the Payroll Deduction Warrant PDW24-22 in the amount of $37,036.26.

      MOTION, moved by Philip Kantor, seconded by Christopher Waldo: .

      Pass: Aye: Philip Kantor, Christopher Waldo, Erica Goleman.

  3. Meetings Attended by Select Board Members

    • General Discussion...
      There was an executive session and a meeting with DOT regarding Bardwell's Ferry Bridge.

  4. Public Comments. None

    • Public

  5. Unfinished Business.

  6. New Business

    • - Discussion and possible vote on GZA proposal for hydraulic engineering study in the Pine Hill, Upper Baptist Hill and Baptist Hill area. Rosalie Starvish presenting from GZA.

      General Discussion...
      The town will be seeking the expertise of an engineer to look at the water issues in the Baptist Hill area of town. This will be a first step towards storm water management on public infrastructure. The timeline is roughly three months for the study, but is is likely to be a year long Highway Department project with the hope to expand any relevant findings to other areas of town.

      MOTION, moved by Christopher Waldo, seconded by Erica Goleman: To have the chair sign the GZA proposal.

      Pass: Aye: Philip Kantor, Christopher Waldo, Erica Goleman.

    • - Review of draft warrant.

      General Discussion...
      There needs to be some fine tuning on some of the language in the warrant to Annual Town Meeting. Overall it looks good and will be discussed in more detail at the next meeting.

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

    • none

  8. Town Administrator update

  9. Selectboard member comments/concerns

  10. Mail

    • - Keith Morris, Environmental Consultant

  11. Announcements

  12. Joint Selectboard and Finance Committee.

    • - Discussion of budget as a whole.

      General Discussion...
      The budget will be presented at the next meeting with a 4% COLA and salary adjustments for the board to look at. Once the numbers are solidified, the budget will be voted on by April 23 for distribution to Conway citizens.

  13. 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 Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024

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