TOWN OF SHREWSBURY
Minutes of Selectboard Meeting
May 4, 2022
Present at meeting: Selectboard members: Aaron Korzun, Francis Wyatt, Steven Nicholson. Auditor: Rich Biziak
Members of the Public: Bob Knudsen
The meeting was convened at 6:35 PM
Agenda: Motion made by A. Korzun to follow the agenda with the following additions. Auditors report and Town solar, Lister appointment, excess weight permit, and discussion regarding herbicides in waterways letter. F. Wyatt seconded. All in favor, motion approved.
Green Up Day: S. Nicholson made a motion for the Town to donate $10 and $20 transfer station punch cards for Green-Up Day prizes. A. Korzun seconded. Approved.
2022 Public Works Mutual Aid Agreement: No changes from last year. A. Korzun made a motion to approve the 2022 Public Works Mutual Aid Agreement. S. Nicholson seconded. Approved.
ARPA Funds: A. Korzun and Megan LaChance filed the required annual report.
Liquor License: A. Korzun made a motion to approve a second-class liquor license for malt and vinous beverages for Shrewsbury Coop at Pierce’s (DBA Pierce’s). F. Wyatt seconded. Approved.
Excess Weight Permit: A. Korzun made a motion to approve the excess weight permit for Normandin Transit Incorporated. S. Nicholson seconded. Approved.
Auditors Report: The Auditors received independent audit estimates from a few companies. There was a large range. Auditors will send a more specific request for proposal to the same companies to narrow the estimates. S. Nicholson made a motion for the Auditors to proceed with sending out the RFP. A. Korzun seconded. Approved.
Town Solar: Rich Biziak working with our Town Energy Coordinator, Davis Terrell got estimates of solar potential from putting solar panels on the Town Office, Northam Garage and Center Garage. Total kWh output would be more than the Town currently uses. The Northam Garage will need to have the roof replaced, so that isn’t a good location until the roof is replaced. Uncertain about the structural integrity of the Center Garage, though the roof is in good shape.
Need to find out about whether electric bill credits can continue beyond a year at a time. The Town Office will likely eventually put in a heat pump, which would increase the yearly kWh usage.
Appointments: A. Korzun made a motion to appoint Adrienne Raymond as Lister. S. Nicholson seconded. Approved.
Herbicides in waterways letter: Discussed what specifics should be in a letter to the Agency of Natural Resources.
New Business: Jamie would like to put a sign on Rte 103 advertising for road crew positions. Need to explore any other options that we can think of to advertise for the positions.
Need to get a new lease agreement with the new owners of the property on Keiffer Road where the Kinsman repeater is located.
Review Minutes: A. Korzun made a motion to accept the 4/20/2022 Selectboard meeting minutes. Seconded by S. Nicholson. Approved.
Reappraisal Funds Transfer: S. Nicholson made a motion to transfer $6,650 of Act 60 funds to the Reappraisal Fund. A. Korzun seconded. Approved.
Review Orders: S. Nicholson made a motion to approve Selectboard Orders #5 for $3,433.02 and Road Orders #5 for $12,494.50. Seconded by F. Wyatt. Approved.
Adjourned at 9:35 PM
These minutes are unofficial until approved by the Selectboard at the next regularly scheduled meeting.
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