May 032019
 

Approved Minutes

Special Meeting of the Braintree Selectboard

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Present:

Megan O’Toole, Selectboard Chair                                                                              Todd Bent, Resident

Charlie McMeekin, Selectboard Member                                                             Marcos Miller, Resident

Loren Bent, Selectboard Member                                                                                  Greg Fox, Resident 

Dan Burson, Selectboard Member                                                                     Jessie Brassard, Treasurer

Keegan Haupt, Selectboard Member                                                 Jeff Masterson, Road Commissioner

                                                                                                                        Holly Jarvis, Admin. Assistant 

Ms. O’Toole called the meeting to order at 6:00pm.

Mr. Fox asked why it took so long for the repairs on Braintree Hill Road to start. It was mainly to wait for mud season to subside. Partly also, to let the State and FEMA representative see the damage first hand as a part of the initial damage assessments. Some limited work has been done.

Mr. Masterson is planning on having the Highway Department do most of the work. He is asking that the emergency clause in the Town’s purchasing policy be enacted for the excavator work on the project. This will allow for an informal bid process instead of the formal one, so that work can start next week instead of next month. The project will need less than 40 hours of excavator work to complete the job. 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board voted to evoke the emergency provision of the purchasing policy for the excavation work (Mr. Haupt voted against the motion, the other four member voted in favor) the motion carried. 

Mr. Masterson provided the Board with the informal bids he received so far. He has talked to two other contractors, but hasn’t received bids from them yet. The Board asked Mr. Masterson to select a contractor for the project. This will give the other contractors a bit more time to get back to him.

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously when into executive session to discuss personnel matters.

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously came out of executive session. No decisions were made. 

On motion of Ms. O’Toole, seconded by Mr. Burson, the Board unanimously adjourned the meeting at about 7:00 pm.

Respectfully submitted,

Holly Jarvis