Board of Selectmen Meeting of November 3, 2022

The Board of Selectmen held its regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 3. 

The meeting included updates on two ongoing matters. The proposed changes to the municipal land use fee schedule will be included on the agenda for the special Town Meeting planned for Dec 5. A question was raised about whether the specific fees must be included in the ordinance change, and the answer is yes they must. The board voted last meeting to pursue initial repairs to the roof of the barn on the South Park Avenue property. After presenting the request to the Board of Finance, the decision was made to postpone any work on the property until after the Town Meeting and vote on the conservation easement for the property.

The board approved a resolution with the state Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection for the Emergency Management Performance Grant, which is an annual program. The selectmen also formally accepted a state grant to resurface the tennis courts near Helen Keller Middle School. The new courts will be lined for tennis and pickleball. The grant will provide $244,000 toward the project, with the town contributing $61,000. This is a reimbursable grant so the town will need to approve the full amount of the project, which is $305,000. The matter will be included on the agenda for the special Town Meeting planned for December.  

The Easton Diversity and Inclusion Task Force has two new alternate members. The selectmen appointed Michael Cordover and Elizabeth Katz to fill the vacancies. There are now no remaining openings on the task force. 

The Board of Selectmen set the schedule for its regular meetings in 2023, which are on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. The schedule is posted on the town website

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