Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Live Reporting: Legislation for Action

6. Resolution 16-71: 2017 Schedule of Town Council Meetings
March 22 instead of March 15
Sep 20 instead of Sep 27

motion to approve, seconded, passed as amended   9-0

7. Resolution 16-72: Legal Notices
even though the new website was created to post notices
still need to by law post in the newspaper (approx $30,000)

motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0
8. Resolution 16-73: Acceptance of Grant of Utility (Drainage) Easement on Property at 9 Macintosh Street
the pipe was put on the property without an easement, this is legally cleaning up the situation

motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0
9. Resolution 16-74: Declaration as surplus and available for Disposition (Ground Leasing) and Authorization Therefor of a Portion of Town-owned land off Forge Hill
allows Franklin TV to locate their tower on the site, will save money as the town antennas will be moved to this locatiion

this is a win-win, Franklin TV will open up their low band signal at 102.9

motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0
10. Memo to Capital Budget Subcommittee
outline of 'free cash'
10.1 Resolution 16-76: Appropriation - Technology - Google Applications
movement of Town employees to the Google email and applications
will enhance compliance

motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0
11. Resolution 16-77: Appropriation - Turf Field Design and Development
FInCom voted 7-0 on 12/6
'straight forward process, take up carpet, level stone, replace new carpet and use new infill
EPA report coming on the crumb infill in June 2017
encapsulated material recommended, economic alternative but with less issues
the coating can be colored which will reduce the heat generated by the fields

used for about 4-5 years, the longest used material
fields warranted for 8-10 years, your fields should have been replaced a few years ago

We have been saving for this, we have about 800K in the fund, and it is estimated at 1.2 or 1.3M
once we are done, we want to continue to save as we also have a third field to take care of and 8-10 years will go quickly.

motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0
12. Resolution 16-78: Appropriation - Technology - E Permitting
pilot program for Town Clerk's office
would expand to other offices later, want to get the dog licenses up and running for Jan

motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0

13. Resolution 16-79: Acceptance of Gift - Council on Aging

motion to approve, seconded, passed 9-0
14. Bylaw Amendment 16-778: Chapter 160, Taxpayers, Delinquent - 1st Reading (Motion to Move Bylaw Amendment 16-778 to a 2nd Reading (majority))
modernization amendment requires changes to our bylaw

motion to move to second reading, seconded, passed 9-0

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