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Selectmen Meeting Minutes — April 7, 2010—6:00 p.m. — Memorial Hall.

Call to order: John Payne called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. Other members present: Joe Judd and Robert Manners.

Acceptance of Minutes: Bob made a motion to accept the minutes of March 29, 2010 as presented. Joe seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Noteworthy News:
Welcome to Shelburne Falls Sign -- the welcome sign located near Clark's Corvair is visible once again thanks to Bob Manner's hard work. Bob volunteered his time and equipment to clear brush and small trees that obscured the sign.

6:00 p.m. Finance Committee (John Wheeler and Charlie Cohn)

Order of Business:
Review of FY'2011 Budget & Town Warrant -- John provided an overview of both the FY'2011 budget and the annual town meeting warrant. The overall budget reflects a 0.29% increase over last year and is built with the presumption that the Mohawk School District will refinance their capital debt; decreasing Shelburne's assessment from $75,220 to $49,954. The School Committee will meet to vote on the matter on April 14th. Upon completion of the review, Finance Committee members commended the Selectboard for an "honest and conservative" budget.

Open Meeting Law Mandate RE: Posting of Meetings -- Effective July 1st, cities and towns will be required to make notice of meetings accessible to the public 24 hours a day; 365 days a year. Both Joe and the Town Clerk have discussed several options including building a large marquee on the front of the building and posting notices at the Shelburne Free Public library; neither of which are ideal. Given the potential cost implications associated with this new mandate, Joe has placed a call in to the Massachusetts Municipal Association to see what the penalty might be if the town did not comply. Bob Manners suggested that the town leave the front doors of Memorial Hall unlocked 24/7, use the existing foyer for display of meeting notices and install a locking mechanism on the second set of double doors leading into Memorial Hall. The Town will still have to purchase or construct two encased bulletin boards with locking mechanisms yet; it seems to be the most sensible solution.

Department of Energy Resources RE: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Contract -- Bob presented a motion authorizing John to execute the EECBG Sub-Grant contract on behalf of the Town of Shelburne in the amount of $150,000. Joe seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.
Public Comment: none

Adjournment: Bob motioned to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 p.m. Joe seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,

Terry Mosher
Executive Secretary