The board approved a FEMA Reimbursement Grant for $30,777.84 to Fire Chief Robert Pedrazzi. The funds went toward reimbursement of costs for the blizzard of February 2013.
FEMA reimbursed 75 percent of the costs of the storm including snow-plowing and overtime.
IT software acquisition
Information Technology Systems administrator Cindy Knox brought an acquisition policy before the board for review. According to the draft policy, the IT Committee created the policy to "facilitate and ensure that all town departments are acquiring, purchasing, operating and disposing of all information technology hardware and software in a legal, efficient, secure, eco-friendly and financially responsible manner with the goal of maximizing the taxpayers' funding of all town information technology."
"The intent of this is not to create more paperwork, but mostly to reduce the cost and make sure we have the right hardware and software in place," Knox said.
"We have seen town computers go home with people and just disappear or be thrown out," Fay said. He suggested creating an inventory of names for who has what piece of technology in town.
Knox agreed and said it is already being ironed out.
The policy will be reviewed again for approval at the next Board of Selectmen meeting.
Wastewater pumping station
Crabtree Wastewater Pumping Station is in need of renewal and although the issue is on the agenda for fall Town Meeting, Department of Public Works Superintendent Mark Wetzel came before the board to discuss bids he has received from contractors.
Wetzel feels the station needs immediate attention and although it will not be replaced until after the matter goes to Town Meeting, the board approved the $64,538 bid as a notice of award pending appropriation for the station
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