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Selectmen Meeting Minutes — November 15, 2011—3:00 p.m. —
Memorial Hall

Call to Order: John called the meeting to order at 3:00 p.m. Other members present: Robert Manners and Joseph Judd.

Order of Business:
F.R.C.O.G. RE: Proposed Regional Health District - (Deb Coutinho representing the Board of Health was present for the discussion). Deb indicated that she is not convinced that a Franklin County Cooperative Health Department would be of benefit to Shelburne. She is concerned with the loss of a small town's sense of familiarity and future costs associated with the program when grant funds cease. Deb has been meeting with other local towns with the hopes of creating an inter-municipal agreement where neighboring towns would share areas of expertise. When reviewing the areas of expertise included in the F.R.C.O.G.'s Health District proposal; the only area that Deb felt that Shelburne lacked was services related to public health nursing, prevention services, clinics, and disease management. Following a brief discussion, Joe brought forth a motion to participate in the F.R.C.O.G.'s Proposed Franklin County Cooperative Public Health Service Program; utilizing the Public Nursing Services only; for a one-year period. Bob seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Thanksgiving Holiday - acting on a request submitted by Shelburne Senior Center Director, Jamie Godfrey; Bob brought forth a motion to grant Friday, November 25, 2011 as an additional paid holiday for full-time employees. Joe seconded the motion. Motion carried unanimously.

Wind Farm Proposal RE: Potential Conflict of Interest: - Members of the Board received Conflict of Interest Disclosure Forms from three members of the Zoning Board of Appeals. The Board reviewed each form and made the following determinations:
William Sweeney - After review of Mr. Sweeney's disclosure form, Bob presented a motion to rule "no conflict." Joe seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.
Lowell Laporte - Joe presented a motion to allow Lowell to participate in the Windfarm proceedings providing that his financial interest (if any) is not so substantial as to be deemed likely to affect the integrity of his services as a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals. Bob seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously. Following the meeting Lowell confirmed that he has no financial interest in the project.
Catherine Smith - Catherine serves as an alternate to the Zoning Board of Appeals. Her primary residence abuts land to be leased to the wind farm project. As an abutter, Catherine has a financial interest in the project therefore Bob presented a motion ruling: "conflict." Joe seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Planning Board Chairman RE: Request to Utilize Town Counsel - Chairman Matthew Marchese requested permission to utilize the services of town counsel for no more than one hour to assist his Board and answer questions they may have relative to the Wind Farm Proposal. Members of the Selectboard considered the Planning Board's request and decided that all questions should be directed to the Zoning Board of Appeals first; in the event they have already raised the same questions.

Adjournment - Joe presented a motion to adjourn the meeting at 3:53 p.m. Bob seconded the motion. Motion passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted,
Terry Mosher
Town Administrator