Special Meeting of the Braintree Selectboard
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
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.