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2006 - Minutes of November 13 Meeting
Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
November 13, 2006

6:30 PM:        Open Meeting
Quorum present: Michael Kirchner (MK), Curt Wilton (CW), Tina Skorput Cooper (TSC). Also present: Administrative Assistant (AA). No press present.

Board reviews and approves previous meeting minutes.

Board reviews and approves weekly warrants. TSC makes corrections to spellings for 2 poll workers. Note to be passed along to Town Accountant/Treasurer.

6:45 PM:        MK reads the recommendation from EcoGenesis, the Town's asbestos abatement consultant, to award the asbestos abatement contract to the low bidder - Abide Corporation. Following a discussion, TSC makes a motion to award the contract to Abide per recommendation. CW seconds the motion. Vote taken, 3-0 in favor.

        A tentative pre-construction meeting with Abide has been set for next Wednesday to discuss the project and mobilization. If a General Contractor is selected prior to next Wednesday, then the General Contractor will be asked to attend that meeting as well. AA notes that EcoGenesis is assisting with the drafting of a contract between the Town and Abide.

General Contractor bids will be opened and recorded on 11-17-06 at 1:00 PM.

Board has a general discussion about Filed sub-bids for the Village School project. Several bidders failed to submit complete packages for the 11-3-06-bid opening. On the advise of Town Counsel, incomplete bid packages were rejected. EDM has distributed a list of only the qualified filed sub-bid contractors along with their bid amounts.

7:00 PM:        Board instructs AA to schedule Treasurer interviews for next week's Selectmen's meeting.

        Board has a general discussion about the transformation of the Town Collector's office when Eunice Panzeri ends her employment with the Town next May.

        Board discusses a request from SEA Consultants to hold a public forum with downtown stakeholders to discuss the downtown improvements project. Board agrees that a public informational meeting would be a good idea, particularly to discuss changes in parking patterns on Main St. SEA should be prepared to discuss and make a presentation on the funding process, options, timelines, etc. AA will work on setting up a meeting.

        CW will take care of changing light bulbs at the Village School.

        TSC discusses the possibility of upgrading the kitchen in the Village School if General Contractor bids come in at or lower than estimated. Board tours kitchen and agrees that it should be considered for upgrading if project costs come in under estimates.

        AA notes that he will be attending a Household Hazardous Waste Steering Committee meeting this Wednesday at 10:00 AM at the Lee Senior Center.

        MK suggests drafting a letter of thanks to Peter Skorput for helping out with some unpleasant plumbing conditions during last Tuesday's elections. Board agrees.

7:55 PM:        There being no additional business to discuss, TSC makes a motion to adjourn the meeting. CW seconds the motion. Vote taken, 3-0 in favor.

Meeting Minutes approved by:

____________________    _____________________   _______________________
Michael Kirchner, Chair Curt Wilton                     Tina Skorput Cooper

Date: ____________

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