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Selectmen's Minutes 10/14/2015

Minutes of Meeting – October 14, 2015; meeting called to order at 7:00pm.  Present:  Ed Lane; Channing Gibson; Dave Roche; Warren Archey; Ken Fowler.

Chairman EL announced that Main Street will be closed for paving for approximately five hours on October 21; a second Land Use Open House is scheduled for October 27 from 5:30-7:50; there is a vacancy on the School Committee which is scheduled to be filled at a November 4 meeting; there is also a vacancy on the Community Center Board.  Anyone interested in either of these openings should submit an application/letter of interest to the office.

MOTION by CG, seconded by DR to accept the Minutes of September 30.  5/0 vote.  MOTION by CG, seconded by DR to accept the Minutes of October 5 as presented.  4/0 vote with KF abstaining.

Consent Agenda:  MOTION by DR, seconded by CG to approve the Consent Agenda as follows:  appointment of David Rimmler to the Environmental Committee; one-day W&M license to The Stables at The Mount for Saturday, October 31 from 10am-4pm; one-day W&M license to Adams Community Bank for Tuesday, October 27 from 3-9pm in the Community Center Ballroom; one-day W&M license to Ventfort Hall for Thursday, October 15 from 5:45-9pm; one-day W&M license to Ventfort Hall for Friday, October 23 from 7-9pm; one-day A/A license to Julie Burnsides for Saturday, October 31 from 5-11pm at Ventfort Hall.  5/0 vote.

55 Cranwell Operating Co., LLC Transfer/Pledge of A/A license:  CG read the notice in the newspaper regarding a request for a transfer and pledge of a A/A license submitted by 55 Cranwell Operating Co., LLC.  MOTION by CG, seconded by KF to open the public hearing.  5/0 vote.  EL asked if anyone had any questions.  Hearing none, MOTION by CG, seconded by KF to close the public hearing.  5/0 vote.  MOTION by CG, seconded by KF to grant the transfer and pledge of an A/A innholders license to 55 Cranwell Operating Co., LLC as presented.  5/0 vote.

Town Manager Report:  MOTION by CG, seconded by DR to appoint Tyler W. Bosworth a full-time police officer effective immediately, and to appoint Officer William Fuore as a Special Police Officer upon his retirement on October 25.  5/0 vote.  MOTION by CG, seconded by DR to appoint Joseph Kennedy a reserve police officer.  5/0 vote.  MOTION by CG, seconded by DR to appoint Cameron Sibley and Matthew Williams as Relief Firefighter/EMTs.  5/0 vote.

The TM updated the Board on an Intermunicipal Agreement for Shared Services with Lee and Stockbridge.  He explained that this agreement establishes an Administrative Review Committee to develop and recommend sharing of services between the three towns.  MOTION by CG, seconded by KF to approve of an Intermunicipal Agreement for Shared Services between Lee, Lenox and Stockbridge as presented.  5/0 vote.  Building Inspector Don Fitzgerald asked if the Inspection Department could be the first department to implement a shared services program.  He and the Lee Building Inspector are currently already working together, and this agreement would make it more official.

Tennessee Pipeline:  The Town will be submitting comments on 10/16/15 to FERC.  This will be the written form of CG’s verbal comments at the public scoping session, as well as our GIS reports on the alternate route through Lenox.
Rest of River:  EPA has issued its permit to GE, and they now have one month to appeal, which is likely to happen.

Solar Project:  The Town is waiting for a meeting with DEP, at which time the state will provide details to Ameresco on recapping the town’s landfill.  Once all permits are in place, it is hoped that there will be a groundbreaking in the spring.
BOS Reports:  DR thanked Sharon Hawkes for her years of service to the Library, and stated that she will be missed.  KF suggested that the Board write a letter of recommendation for Sharon.  KF then mentioned the Land Use Open House held last week, and that the topic of a walkway through the village was brought up.  EL again reminded everyone that Main Street will be closed for a time on 10/21.  He also stated that there was a recent CIC meeting, and that they would like to have the committee focus more on the larger projects, with a committee of a few for oversight of a particular project.  CG questioned who we currently use as a clerk of the works on projects.  The TM stated that it depends upon each project.  Meeting adjourned at 8:02pm.


Minutes Taken By: ______________________        Minutes Accepted By: ______________________
                   Mary Ellen Deming                                              Clerk
                   Director of Administrative Services                    Board of Selectmen



 
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