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BOS Draft Minutes from Tuesday, December 15th

Members present: Chairman Spencer Booker, Julianne Vanderhoop, Jim Newman.
Also present: Town Administrator Adam Wilson, Police Sgt Paul Manning, Gazette Reporter Alex Elvin, DPW Director Jay Smalley, CPC Chairman Derrill Bazzy

The meeting began at 5:30 pm.
-1st on the agenda under Old Business was a review of minutes from the December 1st meeting.
Jim made a motion to approve the minutes as presented. Julianne seconded.
The Board voted 3 – 0 in favor. The motion passed.

-1st on the agenda under New Business was the re-appointment of Kathy Newman to the MVC.
Juli Motioned to reappoint Kathy Newman to the Martha’s Vineyard Commission for 2016, Jim seconded
The Board voted 2 – 0 - 1 in favor. The motion passed.

-Next on the agenda was the approval of the restoration contract for the Lighthouse Railings Project.
Adam explained that the contract was the lowest bid and that Atlantic Concrete will be the general contractor for Viewpoint Metals from Northboro, MA., who’ll be doing the railing and ladder systems for $68,745.00.
Jim made a motion to accept the restoration contract as presented. Julianne seconded.
The Board voted 3 – 0 in favor. The motion passed.
Spencer signed the contract.

-Adam also presented the finalized contract for the Building Inspector which was approved at the last Selectmen’s meeting. The BOS signed the Building Inspector’s contract as well.

-Next on the agenda was a meeting with Derrill and the contract with the Conway school and the visioning process for the Circle. Funds to come from an approved CPC warrant article voted on in November. The school plans to do work through the winter and have recommendations by March/ April. The outcome could lead to further studies on specific points that would lead to master plan thinking. There was discussion about the project coming in phases. 1st up is a general overview of the area and the 2nd project being more focused on those aspects of the circle that have been determined as a priority.
Work to begin in January. Derrill said a house has been offered for the students to stay in while they compile their studies.
-There was discussion about the vision meetings being planned by the Planning Board and having Peter (Temple), Derrill, Woody (Vanderhoop) and Bret (Stearns) available for counsel on matters related to the study.
Jim made a motion to approve the contract as presented, Julianne seconded.
The Board voted 3 – 0 in favor. The motion passed.

-In Other Selectmen’s Business, There was discussion about re-establishment of the Parks & Recreation Commission. Adam said it’s necessary to have a P & R Commission as a prerequisite for representation with the Land Bank Advisory Board. There was discussion about naming it something other than the PRC.
The Board, by consensus, agreed to call it the Parks & Recreation Commission.
-There was discussion about the Commission’s past history and Adam getting the scope of the work together while advertising for three to five members.
Julianne motioned to re-establish the Parks & Rec Commission, Jim seconded.
The Board voted 3 – 0 in favor. The motion passed.

-In Other Business, Adam asked the Board to follow up on the Tax Classification Hearing held November 17th by approving the single tax rate at 1 (residential only).
Jim made a motion to do so, Julianne seconded.
The Board voted 3 – 0 in favor. The motion passed.

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

-The meeting ended at 6:05 pm.