Selectboard Meeting

Monday, October 26, 2020, 5:30 pm
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 Gill’s Emergency Management Team
  • CARES Act Funding – review and approval of Round 2 request (covering 7/1/20 – 12/30/20) for eligible, unbudgeted Town COVID-related expenses, Cooperative Public Health (already voted 6/22/20), and a transfer of funds to Gill-Montague Regional School District for HVAC upgrades & air purifiers at Gill Elementary and TFHS/GFMS

Old Business

  • Review of Minutes: 5/26, 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/20, 8/3, 8/31, 9/9, 9/14, 9/28 & 10/13

New Business

  • Green Community FY20 Report – review and approve to submit by 11/6 deadline
  • Remote Learning Shared Services Grant Award - $56,800 to Gill and Montague jointly from Executive Office of Education (EOE)
    • Designate Gill-Montague Regional School District as “Lead Applicant” (similar vote planned by Montague Selectboard)
  • MIIA (Insurance) Risk Management Grant application – review and approve to submit by 11/6 deadline. Wish list includes flammable liquids storage cabinets, high-visibility rain jackets, chainsaw helmets, heating oil tank monitoring system, Town Hall computer server upgrade, and Town Hall plumbing proactive repairs
  • Designate Position of “Outside Expert Appraiser of Hydropower Facilities” as a Special Municipal Employee in order to facilitate hiring of Sansoucy Associates by Gill and Montague for the appraisal of FirstLight properties in both towns
  • Appoint Elections Worker thru June 30, 2021: Meredith Durkee, 58 Lamplighter Way
  • FY21 “Monthly Budget” for November 2020 - $305,367 (min. amount per Dept of Revenue)
  • Other business as may arise after the agenda has been posted.
  • Public Service Announcements, if any

FY21 #7 Vendors ($41,576.49) & Payroll ($24,066.56) – reviewed & signed by the Chair on 10/13
FY21 #9 – to be reviewed & signed by the Chair and reported on at the next meeting


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Gill Selectboard 2020-10-26 Agenda with files (2020-10-23 at 5:07 PM)