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Board of Selectmen Agenda, Minutes and Archives


Draft BOS Minutes from Wednesday, May 6th

Members present: Jim Newman Chairman, Spencer Booker, Julianne Vanderhoop
Also present: Town Administrator Adam Wilson, Fire Chief Simon Bollin, Gazette Reporter Alex Elvin, Police Chief Randhi Belain, Ted Cammann, and Assessor/Appraiser Angela Cywinski
The meeting began at 5:31 pm.

-1st on the agenda under Old Business was a review of the minutes from the 4/29/2015.
Spencer made a motion to approve the minutes from April 29th. Julianne seconded.
The Board voted 3 – 0 in favor. The motion passed.

-1st on the Agenda under new business was a public hearing for the request from NStar/Eversource to put cable/conduit underneath Moshup Trail. Jim opened the public hearing and then let Eversource representatives explained how they would go about the project plan. There were questions by Ted as to how the project would impact his driveway. Because answers weren’t forthcoming right away, The Board agreed to continue the meeting until May 20th @ 5:30 pm.*

-Next on the agenda was approval of the GEI contract for geotechnical engineering services related to the relocation of the Gay Head Light. ($42,500).
Spencer made a motion to accept the contract as presented. Julianne seconded.
The Board voted 3 – 0 in favor. The motion passed.

-Next on the Agenda was a letter request from the Wampanoag Tribe to use the Aquinnah Circle for the annual PowWow September 12th & 13th.
Julianne made a motion to approve the request, Spencer seconded.
The Board voted 3 – 0 in favor. The motion passed.

-Next on the agenda was another request from the Tribe for clearing notification behind Town Hall.
The Board, by consensus, agreed that any further clearing of the area behind town hall would be subject to notification to the Tribe 1st.

-In Selectmen’s Other Business, Jim read a letter from Teagan Overmoyer (10 Years Old) who helped raise funds by foregoing birthday presents to raise $680 for the Lighthouse Project. Adam will send a letter of appreciation from the Board thanking Teagan for his efforts.

-In Other Business, Simon talked about recently accomplished fire safety exercises done with his department and other EMS services on the island.

-Jim asked if there was anything else to come before the Board.
Hearing none, a motion was made and seconded to adjourn.
The Board voted 3 – 0 in favor. The motion passed.

-The meeting ended at 5:48 pm.

*After the meeting ended, Eversource Representatives and Ted Cammann reported that all questions were answered and that the approval could go forward as presented. The Selectmen approved the request for Eversource to tunnel under Moshop’s Trail for a residential hook-up and signed the necessary documents.