[These are my personal notes from attending the meeting, and may contain errors.]
Public Comments - none
Town Coordinator Report
6:15 p.m. Axon Properties Presentation—Ryan Jundt
Fire House Update – Robyn has been focusing on the needs of the fire department and EOC, which are critical. There are health issues of mold and critters, along with the lack of sanitary facilities. She engaged the fire chief, BoH, the building inspector, and Randy Crochier from FRCOG in looking at the issues. The proposed plan of action:
COVID-19 Municipal Protocol, Concerns
Office relocation –No matter what has been done to close off the second floor of Sawyer Hall, it is just not working. Robyn has met with Hilma and Tim and has made some recommendations:
Communication system for the police and EOC is one of the biggest challenges—Hilma to work with Tim and Robyn on this. Tax Collector and Assistant Assessor need to be available to public. Robyn would still like to see the center buildings used effectively, efficiently, and safely and repair what needs to be repaired.
There was a discussion of the need for a copier in both Sawyer Hall and Jacobs Road for those who will be remaining there.
Boundary lines have not changed, the 2020 Population is 723 residents. There is a required vote to affirm that the boundary lines are true and accurate and that the town will remain as one voting precinct. Vote was taken.
Budge Litchfield and Sue Lively will attend.
Has filed for bankruptcy. Select Board is not sure yet of all the implications.
“On Thursday September 9 the Heath Regionalization Study Team voted to suspend most aspects of our study. This was a painful decision but as was clear from the data and facts we shared on Tuesday; we really had no choice. Locking the town into a long-term governance arrangement as described in the proposed draft regional agreement [with Charlemont and Hawley] was just unacceptable.”
Presentation of Findings: https://townofheath.org/files/2021-09-08_HRST_findings_v-9-6-21d-1.pdf
Acronyms & References
STM 2023 Truck Handout
ADA Accessibility of Sawyer Hall
SB Public Statement on AT&T Tower