May 24, 2010 Commissioners Meeting Minutes

May 24, 2010
6:30 p.m.

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 was Gazette Reporter Terri Hogan

Minutes: The April Commissioners Meeting Minutes were approved.

Financial: The April financial report was emailed to the Commissioners prior to the meeting.

Treasurer reports that the Town’s CD is up for renewal June 3; with the interest rates low, she will look for a better return on investment for the money.

Commissioners discussed a donation to Our House as a Thank You for participating in Clean Up Day; it was agreed upon to donate $500 to Our House. Commissioner Heritage requested a public thank you to Pogo for the mulch donation at the Annual Meeting.

Election Results: Commissioner President Michael Acierno was re-elected May 11 for another 2 year term by 12 voters. The Commissioners will elect a new President of the Commissioners at the June Commissioners Meeting.

Academy Update: Rental business has picked up. Of note:

  • Leads2Share committed to renting the Academy 2 Tuesday mornings a month until the end of this year.
  • Yoga class: rental for Monday nights and Thursday mornings during the months of June, July, and August.
  • MoCo Historical Society will hold their Annual Members Meeting June 7th.

The exterior stucco will cost approximately $7500 to repair. The gutters will need to be taken down prior to the stucco and will need some minor repairs estimated to cost $1200.

Wood floors will be refinished

LGIT’s hazard evaluation inspection noted several items that needed attention and with regards to repairs: cracked window panes that need replacement were estimate to be $50 per pane to replace with regular glass by Saul Derr; outside brick sidewalk need to be raised. Commissioner President Acierno authorized these repairs with the brick sidewalk a higher priority due to the trip and fall hazard.

North Street Parking: a Town Resident requested the Commissioners discuss the permanent vehicle storage that has been occurring at the Schoolhouse. Treasurer Susan Johnson said one of the vehicles is her husband’s work truck, which has recently been moved. Commissioner Katherine Farquhar states that she parks there during inclement winter weather. The Teal’s parked a car there short term while they were selling the vehicle. The other vehicle that was stored there for several months over the winter was not identified.

The Commissioners determined that it would be hard to restrict and enforce parking on a publically maintained street.

Energy Efficiency: Commissioner President Acierno requested the Academy Manager to look into the use of energy efficient lighting for the Academy with goal to reduce energy cost and increase energy efficiency.

LGIT: Tim Ailsworth, Executive Director of LGIT, will attend July’s Commissioners Meeting to present an award and the Commissioners will accept his dinner invitation.

LGIT insurance renewal policy was reviewed with no changes needed.

Solar Panels: Resident Fred Teal sent in a BPC application for solar panels that has been generating interest among his neighbors.

309 & 311 Market Street: The presiding Judge at the May 18th hearing found the owner of 309 Market Street in contempt of Court. The owner asked the court for another 30 day extension to complete 4 tasks he submitted to the Court. The Judge ordered him to have the tasked completed by June 15th or she will have him confined.

301 Market Street: no progress at the Rotter property. Commissioner President Acierno will give notice as required under the General Powers section of the Town Charter and request the water well be capped and removal of the sheds via certified mail.

Schoolhouse gutters: installation of the gutters was complete May 10th, with a total price for installation and repair approximately $1300. Humidifier will still to be used this summer to help with the warping as the building is unoccupied.

Gravel Road Repairs: Verbal estimate from Neal Leary is $6640. Commissioner President Acierno requested that the gravel road work start soon.

Flags: Commissioner Heritage will attempt to complete hanging the flags before the start of Memorial Day weekend.

Annual Picnic: Commissioner Farquhar proposed Sunday, August 29th at 4:00pm be selected for the Annual Picnic; there were no objections. The format will be the same as last year’s, including live music.

Open Discussion: 313 Market St was recently connected to WSSC. The WSSC contractor did not effectively patch the Market Street, causing increased road noise. Academy Manager said WSSC usually have a 2nd contractor repair the initial paving over but is could take months. Commissioner Heritage will attempt to contact WSSC to speed up the repair process.

The meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

Cate McDonald
Town Clerk