Selectboard Meeting

Tuesday, January 19, 2021, 5:30 pm
Zoom Meeting
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.

Public Participation will be by: Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 893 9243 2433 Passcode: 501840

Dial into meeting: +1 312 626 6799 or +1 929 436 2866

In the event the Zoom meeting is disrupted and cannot be resumed, the meeting platform will switch to a telephone conference call (phone number is 712-775-7031 and the access code is 883-045-865).

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
  • Optional Extension of Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) Emergency Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave (EFMLA) for eligible employees for 1/1/21 through 3/31/21

Old Business

  • Review of Minutes

New Business

  • Vote to correct invalid use of Free Cash at 11/21/20 Town Meeting (DOR approval to use Free Cash beyond 6/30/20 expiration was not requested) by substituting use of General Stabilization Fund monies
    • $60,000 from Stabilization to reduce the FY21 tax rate (11/21/20 Article # 14)
    • $15,000 from Stabilization for building maintenance at the Library (11/21/20 Article # 10)
    • $15,000 from Stabilization for Town Hall heating system (11/21/20 Article # 11)
  • Resignation – Aaron Budine from Fire Department & Board of Fire Engineers effective 1/7/21
  • Sewer Commitment #2021-002 - $46,173.81 for the bill date of 1/20/21
  • 2020 Unpaid Sewer Bills to be added as Liens on FY21 Real Estate tax bills
  • Personnel Committee recommendation related to Town paying compensation at least equal to Massachusetts minimum wage
  • FY22 Diesel Fuel buy order to lock in pricing for 5,300 gallons (same as last several years)
  • FY22 Heating Oil buy order to lock in pricing for 2,500 gallons (was 3,000 in FY21)
  • Other business as may arise after the agenda has been posted.
  • Public Service Announcements, if any

FY21 #14 Vendors ($62,753.53) & Payroll ($26,748.76) – reviewed & signed by Chair on 1/5/21
FY21 #15 – to be reviewed & signed by the Chair and reported on at the next meeting


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Gill Selectboard 2021-01-19 Agenda with files (2021-01-15 at 5:33 PM)