Jesse Weigand thanked the folks who stayed after the meeting last week to speak with him about second amendment rights. His issue is that no one should be charged a fee for a right guaranteed by the constitution.
6:15 Budget Hearing:
Highway Supervisor, Jeff Johnston, with Select Board and Finance Committee
Small Bridge Project: Town had received a grant of $500,000 for super structure replacement of bridge on Jacksonville Stage Road. Jeff worked with Robyn and FRCOG, it was a lengthy process. The Town received 5 bids and VHB in Springfield MA was been chosen. There is still more administrative work to be done. The $500,000 should cover all costs.
Capital request made for $50,000 to refurbish 2011 Komatsu front loader—needs new hydraulic lines, new fittings, sand blasting, paint, and clear coat to increase life span. There are 57 miles of Heath roads, the machine is constantly exposed to the weather, always in sand and gravel. Jeff reported this is for preventative maintenance which saves money over time.
Salt Shed Repair Update – nothing new, engineer has what he needs, the town should be getting a design for repair soon. The contractor is still ready to go to work when design comes.
Community and Sawyer Hall Doors – Locksmith should be coming up next week to look at the hardware needed for both doors to provide an estimate.
COVID-19 Municipal Protocol, Concerns, Updates
Indoor Hotspot Update – Hilma has updated the required documents. Requests can be made using the online internet use request form on the Building Use Committee page, walk-ins will be accommodated depending on availability. Hilma will send out all-town email about how to sign-up.
Acronyms & References
STM 2023 Truck Handout
ADA Accessibility of Sawyer Hall
SB Public Statement on AT&T Tower