Friday, February 7, 2003
Selectmen's shorts, January 28
• Town caucus. The selectmen tentatively scheduled the town caucus for March 24 and will finalize the date at their next meeting.
• CCHS renovation review committee. The board formally created a committee to study the renovation and expansion needs of the Concord-Carlisle High School. Selectmen Tim Hult and John Ballantine, finance committee members Deb Belanger and Lisa Jensen-Fellows, and regional school committee vice-chair Michael Fitzgerald were all appointed to serve for 3-month terms.
• Appointments and resignations. John Kaufman was appointed to the revenue enhancement committee. The selectmen accepted the resignation of Valerie Traynor from the recreation commission.
• MIIA insurance discount. The selectmen decided to participate in the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association (MIIA) program offering up to 8% in discounts to municipalities working with MIIA to control losses and minimize insurance claims.
• Auditor chosen. The board voted to hire the firm of Sullivan Rogers to audit the town's financial data for the fiscal years 2002-2004, contingent upon Town Meeting approval. The fee will be $15,000 for FY02 and $20,000 for FY03 and FY04. Selectman Doug Stevenson noted that previously the town has hired auditors on a yearly basis.
• The Boy Scouts were granted permission to sell fertilizer at the transfer station on March 15 and March 22.
• Executive session. At 10:30 p.m. the board of selectmen went into an executive session for the purposes of discussing contract negotiations and possible litigation.
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