December 13, 2010 Commissioners Meeting Minutes

December 13, 2010
8:00 pm

Commissioner President Michael Acierno, Commissioner Robert Heritage, Commissioner Katherine Farquhar, Town Clerk Cate McDonald, Treasurer Susan Johnson, Academy Manager Andrea Scanlon.  Present during all or portions of the meeting were Town Resident Barbara Ray and Gazette Reporter Terri Hogan.

Minutes: The November Commissioners Meeting Minutes were approved with one amendment.

Financial:  The November financial report was emailed to the Commissioners prior to the meeting.   Quickbook has been installed.   The financial report was sent with a profit / loss report which raised some questions; Treasurer Susan Johnson said the profit / loss report is a budget report.  She will work on finding a way to prepare the financial reports to make the figures easier to read.

Academy Update:  the Academy reports were reviewed.   November and December were busy with discounted or free rentals.  Leads2Share will not be renewing their Tuesday morning rental contract.  Currently only 1 rental for 2011.  Exterior stucco and painting will start in the spring.

War of 1812 Committee:  The newly forming committee met with Sharon Hold on Dec. 9th to discuss ideas.  Town Resident Barbara Ray was part of the committee meeting Dec. 9th and feels the committee needs to become more focused; she requested that the Town Commissioners attend the committee meetings.  Ideas discussed were to restore the Mill Race with a grant, which will benefit the Town after 2014; publish academic papers on the history of Brookeville but the history may not be glamorous.    Thoughts about using the park land behind the Madison House for events; try to organize a reenactment.   The Commissioners will organize a town meeting to get input from residents.

Snow pushing contact:  Todd Greenstone did not send an amended contract.  Town Clerk sent the signed contract to Greenstone with the change to increase the amount of snow to 4 inches of accumulation before removal and to not clear personal driveways until all of the Town maintained streets have been cleared and made passable.

Sidewalks:  There is renewed interest from SHA to install a sidewalk along High Street.  Commissioner President Acierno will hold a meeting with SHA in the New Year.

309 & 311 Market Street: No new news.

Clean Currents:  the Town received a check for $270 for the Green Neighborhood Challenge.  Town Clerk will request quotes for buying REC’s for the street lights and schoolhouse Pepco accounts.

MML Legislative Dinner:  will be held Dec 16th.   Commissioners Acierno and Farquhar will be attending.

Resolution:  MML requested a local resolution for the State Shared Revenue.  No objections and Commissioner President Acierno   signed the resolution.

Open Discussion:  No news from Fred Teal and his Emergency Preparedness survey.

The Town will request the local Boy Scout Troop assistance in erecting and maintaining the American Flags that fly from Memorial Day until Veterans Day.

The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m.

Cate McDonald
Town Clerk