Present at meeting:
1. Minutes from Meetings of December 6, 2006; December 20, 2006; and January 3, 2007:
2. Additions / Deletions to the Agenda & Public Comment Period
3. School District Consolidation Plan: I have asked both Union #60 Superintendent of Schools Heather Perry and also School Committee Chair Richard Gould (who also serves as the Executive Director for the Small Schools Coalition) to give the Board of Selectmen an update on what we know about the Governor's proposed consolidation of school districts across the state. On the surface, it would appear that the Town of Greenville, by being forced to join a much larger school district, would become the member community with one of the smallest populations of a community with a school, and also the highest property valuation community within the district stretching from Greenville to Corinna. This, along with the loss of our Superintendent of Schools, would suggest loss of local control coupled with higher educational assessments. We need to learn more specifics about this plan to confirm or to deny this assumption.
4. Police Chief's Report
5. Fire Chief's Report – Update On Jaws of Life Fundraising, Accident Insurance Coverage Request: Fire Chief John Cobb will report on the successful fundraising completed by the department for a new set of extrication tools. He will also discuss the insurance coverage information previously circulated to the Board.
6. NIMS and Disaster Planning on MLK, Jr.'s Birthday: This will item will serve as an update to the Board of Selectmen for the inter-departmental training held this past Monday, January 15 (on a national and state holiday).
7. Property Tax Abatement Request: This singular request was previously tabled.
8. PW Foreman Equipment Report: I have asked our Public Works Foreman to present an overview of current Public Works, Landfill, Airport and Recycling Center Equipment for the Board of Selectmen. Such periodic reports will better inform the Selectmen as to the use and condition of the equipment used by these departments.
9. Request for Proposals – Boiler Maintenance: This item was previously tabled by the Board of Selectmen. PW Foreman Mike Thornton and I recommend the Board authorize the sending of this RFP for boiler maintenance for a 5 year period. We believe we would get better, more consistent service if one qualified company maintained all of our boiler equipment. Also, the economy of scale should allow for a cost savings.
10. Executive Session – Personnel Matter:
11. Additions to the Agenda (if any):