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Selectmen's Minutes 04/12/2017
Minutes of Meeting – April 12, 2017; meeting called to order at 7:00pm.  Present:  Channing Gibson; Dave Roche; Ed Lane; Ken Fowler; Warren Archey.
The Chairman reminded everyone that the Annual Town Meeting will be held on May 4, followed by the town election on May 8.

MOTION by EL, seconded by DR to accept the Minutes of April 5.  5/0 vote.

Citizen’s Open Forum:  Kate McNulty-Vaughan reminded everyone about the scheduled hikes at Parson’s Marsh by the Land Trust, and that there will be another Fix-It Fair at the Community Center on Saturday, April 22 from 1-4pm.   

Consent Agenda:  MOTION by EL, seconded by DR to approve the consent agenda as follows: innholders and entertainment licenses to Hyatt Corp. d/b/a Cranwell Spa &Golf Resort; appointment of Carolyn Butler to the Environmental Committee.  5/0 vote.

The TM briefly went through the 33 Annual Town Meeting warrant articles.  EL suggested that the members get assigned their articles to present at the meeting.  MOTION by EL, seconded by CG to call the Annual Town Meeting for Thursday, May 4, and to approve the Town Warrant as presented.  5/0 vote.

BOS liaison reports:  KF mentioned that the Environmental Committee met with private haulers regarding recycling efforts.  He also mentioned that the plastic bag ban will go into effect on June 10.  Finally, he discussed the Planning Board and the Parking Overlay By-law amendment.  He stated that he feels that the amendment was made to accommodate only one individual.  Kate McNaulty-Vaughan stated that the Board holds public hearings to discuss all by-law changes prior to a vote by the Board.  KF went on to state that the public wants more parking, but land is limited.  CG suggested that the Chamber send a letter to their members asking their employees to park in the municipal lot behind the bank, freeing up on-street parking for customers.  EL stated that Richmond Mtn. Road paving has begun, and that paving of Crystal Street will begin shortly.  CG reminded everyone that the CPC will hold a meeting on 5/15 at 6pm in the Town Hall to discuss the upcoming years’ priority for funding projects.  He asked Gwen Miller to contact the chairmen of the various boards for their input and guidance.

Meeting adjourned at 7:45pm.

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

List of Documents:  FY2018 Annual Town Meeting Warrant; Application for Innholders and Entertainment License.

Lenox Town Hall  6 Walker Street, Lenox, MA 01240   PH: (413) 637-5500