Selectboard Meeting

Monday, June 8, 2020, 5:30 pm
Teleconference - access info in the agenda
A meeting of the Selectboard/Sewer Commissioners

This meeting is being conducted remotely by all participants due to the State of Emergency related to COVID-19 and under the “Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting, G.L. c. 30A, §20” issued by Governor Baker on 3/12/20. is being utilized for the teleconference. It is audio only. Anyone wishing to participate may call 712-775-7031 and then enter the Access Code of 883-045-865. The toll-free number is 844-800-5000 – the Town is charged by the minute per caller, so please use this only when necessary.

5:30 PM Call to Order (If the meeting is being videotaped, announce that fact. If remote participation will occur, announce member & reason, & need for roll call voting)

COVID-19 Topics

  • Updates from weekly conference call with Gill’s Emergency Management Team
  • June 22nd Town Election (Voting is Noon – 4 PM)
    • Appointments – Megan and Ella Bathory Peeler, 47 Mount Hermon Road, as election workers through 6/30/20
    • Request from Town Clerk to be allowed to appoint other election workers for this election
    • Request from Town Clerk to increase election worker pay to $12.75 per hour & to have Personnel Committee evaluate pay rates for future elections
  • Date for Annual Town Meeting and Discussion of a “One Twelfth” (month-to-month) Budget for July of FY21

Old Business

  • Review of Minutes from 5/26

New Business

  • Fire Dept. Purchase Order – Hose testing by Fail Safe Testing, $3,305 in early July
  • Highway Dept. Resignation – Bruce Dobias, effective June 15th
  • Highway Dept. Purchase Order – Wheel assembly for road sweeper - $1,931.57
  • ***Highway Dept. Purchase Order – rear springs replacement for ’09 Sterling - $3,055.25
  • ***Highway Dept. Paving Projects
    • Fire Dept. Driveway - $30,600 estimated, $32,000 Town funds already approved
    • River Road – chip seal 1.4 miles, approx.. $63,000 from Chapter 90 funds
    • Main Road – milling & paving 1.3 miles (from 196 Main to 325 Main), approx.. $181,000 from Chapter 90 funds
  • ***Police Chief request for temporary increase in shift coverage
  • Request from Walker Widner/Fat Pig Inc. dba The Gill Tavern to temporarily amend the liquor license for 326 Main Road for expanded outdoor seating & service area
  • Sewer Abatement Request – Erica Masson, 2 Pine St., $511.84 for excessive reading due to broken water pipes
  • Offer of GEM Electric Car by Riverside Water District (given to RWD by Town in July 2014 with a first option for the Town in event of sale/disposal)
  • Other business as may arise after the agenda has been posted.
  • Public Service Announcements, if any

FY20 # 25 – reviewed & signed by the Chair on 5/27; Payroll $22,283.44, Vendors $19,765.62
FY20 # 26 – to be reviewed & signed by the Chair and reported on at the next meeting


(*** = item added after the 48 hour posting deadline)

Gill Selectboard 2020-06-08 Agenda with files (2020-06-05 at 5:21 PM)