Selectboard Meeting

Monday, April 25, 5:15 pm
2nd Floor Town Hall

Location: Gill Town Hall, 2nd Floor

5:15 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)

Warrants
FY22 #21 Vendors ($26,774.90) & Payroll ($22,768.06) – reviewed & signed on 4/11/22
FY22 #22 – review & sign

Old Business

  • Review of Minutes from 3/28/22 and 4/11/22

New Business

  • Correspondence – emails from Sue Kramer and Judd Greenstein regarding Gill Police Department participation in regional grant providing a behavioral health clinician for co-response
  • Request from Police Chief for increase in number of vacation days that can be carried over from FY22 to FY23
  • Review and Sign Warrant for May 16th Annual Town Election
  • Town Meeting Warrant Article – Acceptance of Cove View Lane as a town maintained road
    • Background – Mass DOT has rejected the Chapter 90 project to resurface Cove View Lane because it is not on their list of Town of Gill accepted roads
    • Town Clerk is doing research on history and any prior votes
  • Town Meeting Warrant Article(s) – requested by the Board of Assessors
    • Change income eligibility to receive $500 Senior Exemption (MGL Ch. 59 § 5 Clause 41C) from $15,000 single/$20,000 married to $20,000 single/$30,000 married
    • Change asset limit eligibility to receive $500 Senior Exemption (MGL Ch. 59 § 5 Clause 41C) from $28,000 single/$30,000 married to $40,000 single/$55,000 married
    • Change age eligibility to receive $500 Senior Exemption (MGL Ch. 59 § 5 Clause 41C) from age 70 to age 65
    • Change amount of Senior Exemption (MGL c. 59 § 5 clause 41C) from $500 to $1,000
    • Accept MGL Ch. 59 § 5 Clause 41D to provide an annual increase in the income and asset limits used to determine eligibility for the exemption provided to senior citizens under MGL C. 59, § 5 clause 41C. Increase is the percentage increase in the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index for the previous year as determined by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Revenue, to be effective on July 1, 2022. Base limits in FY22 are as noted above.
    • Accept MGL Ch. 59 § 5 Clause 17E to provide an annual increase in the asset limit used to determine eligibility for the $175 exemption provided to senior citizens under MGL Ch. 59, § 5 Clause 17D. Increase is the percentage increase in the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index for the previous year as determined by the Massachusetts Commissioner of Revenue, to be effective on July 1, 2022. Base asset limit in FY22 is $40,000.
  • Appointment - Thomas Chabot, 52 Center Road, as a Firefighter through 6/30/22
  • GMRSD Negotiations Town Representative - Ratify appointment of Matt Lord of the Montague Selectboard
  • Other business as may arise after the agenda has been posted.
  • Public Service Announcements, if any

Adjournment

Other Invitations/Meetings:

Date

Time

Event

Location

Mon 5/9

5:30 PM

Selectboard meeting

Gill Town Hall, 2nd floor

Mon 5/23

TBD

Selectboard meeting

Gill Town Hall, 2nd floor

Gill Selectboard 2022-04-25 Agenda with files (2022-04-22 at 4:57 PM)

Posted to: Selectboard/Sewer Commissioners