These notes are not meant as a substitute for the Select Board approved minutes, any errors or omissions are mine alone. Approved minutes are the final word. Because of Open Meeting Law, minutes have to be reviewed and approved at a subsequent meeting which delays the posting. —Pat McGahan
Any text in brackets [ . . . ] are my additions to the notes and not part of the meeting.
firstname.lastname@example.org: Actively engaged in the Heath community: ongoing attendance at SB meetings for three years; newly appointed Vice President of Friends of the Heath Public Library: retired member of the Heath Herald staff after 7 fun years; former member of the town Building Use Committee; ongoing membership in the Heath Agricultural Society for 11 years, 6 years as Premium Secretary, producer of the Premium Book, and maintainer of the Heath Ag website; part of the team that installed the pollinator garden by Community Hall; co-organizer of the Community Cafes with live music held at the Community Hall.
6:00 p.m. Call Meeting to Order, Review Agenda, Review Minutes: 9/5/23
6:05 p.m. Pole Hearing
5:32 p.m. Appointment—Joe Saladino re: snow plowing services
Review Minutes: 8/8/23, 8/22/23
Disclosures of a Special Municipal Employee—vote to approve
6:00 p.m. Call Meeting to Order, Review Agenda
6:01 p.m. Appointment—Joe Saladino re: snow plowing services
Highway Department—update with Superintendent
Employee holding more than one paid position—review documents and vote. Request from Alice Wozniak for determination that this is allowable. SB voted to approve the request.
Heath Historical Society—review of license
Agenda Items for Tue Aug 8 below:
6:00 p.m. Call Meeting to Order, Review Agenda, Review Minutes: 7/25/23, 7/31/23
Heath Historical Society—review of 10 lease
Mail - items not already covered above
The only article on the warrant was to move money from the Equipment/Vehicle Stabilization Account to a Truck Purchase FY24 account. The article was recommended by the Select Board and Finance Committee.
The article failed to pass by two thirds with 41 in favor and 24 against. Jeff Johnston pointed out that while we do have 3 plow trucks, 2 are not reliable (both of which were purchased before his tenure): Truck #1 is a 2003 and was due for replacement this year, Truck #2 is a 2012 which has had constant and costly mechanical failures. Jeff reported that the fleet does include a Dodge 5500 pickup that can be used for some work such as clearing intersections and a grader that can be used, but not as a permanent replacement of a plow truck. Without money to work with, Jeff can not shop around for a used replacement vehicle before winter, STM Truck Handout
Review of appointed Boards and Committees—FY24 appointments
Elissa unable to attend.
6:00 p.m. Call Meeting to Order, Review Agenda, Review Minutes: 6/13/23
6:05 p.m. Public Comment
6:20 p.m. Appointment: Mike Cucchiara, Parks & Recreation Committee chairman, update on activities
Heath Historical Society—review of lease and possible vote
6:00 p.m. Call Meeting to Order, Review Agenda, Review Minutes: 5/30/23
6:05 p.m. Appointment: Community Development Program—request for extension to complete housing rehabilitation program activity. Extension approved.
6:15 p.m. Public Comment
Community Hall—floor repair update
Robyn and Hilma met with cannabis farmers— Chris (True Cannabis) other team members, and developer(s) [I think].
6:00 p.m. Call Meeting to Order, Review Agenda, Review Minutes: 5/16/23
6:05 p.m. Public Comment
Parks & Recreation—participant waiver [for race ending at the Heath fairgrounds during the fair]
Acronyms & References
STM 2023 Truck Handout
ADA Accessibility of Sawyer Hall
SB Public Statement on AT&T Tower