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. FreeConferenceCall.com 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)
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
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
Warrants 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