Quite a few actually. Among the highlights:
As many are aware, Town Administrator Carter Terenzini resigned effective April 1st, close of business. With that in mind, the BoS decided to meet every Thursday for the foreseeable future with the last Thursday of the month being a 4pm work session. Regular business meetings will continue to held at 7pm.
There was a discussion about whether to make decisions at work sessions, in other words, make motions and vote even without public input. In recent years, work sessions were kept as purely a discussion among board members with perhaps a consensus and then the actual decisions were made usually at the next business meeting with public input being allowed. The majority of the board felt that the public has a right to contribute to the process and have input and it was decided to keep things as they are currently done.
( As a sidebar- both work sessions and business meetings are public meetings. There is no difference in terms of the Right to Know law. It is the option of the BoS to allow public input or not at any public meeting and typically, public input has been restricted at work sessions. Both are required to be posted as per the requirements of the Right to Know law. There is no legal requirement to post any agenda, but our custom has been to post an agenda for the business meetings and work session topics are usually highlighted in the weekly administrators report.)
It was agreed by a 3-2 majority ( I voted yes) to include the proposed project for re-stripng the fog lines in the village area to narrow each travel lane by about one foot, on our list of projects to be submitted to the Lakes Region Planning Commission for possible inclusion on the NH DOT TIP ( Transportation and Improvement Plan.) No guarantee that it will as we are competing with the other 29 LRPC member communities) but if the DOT will pay for it, it is worth a shot.
A subcommittee was authorized for the purpose of investigating single stream recycling. This committee will not be looking at outsourcing.
The UNH Feasibility Work Group was formalized as a BoS subcommittee with myself as chair and we hope to have our work completed by June 1st 2015.
The Town Engineer Steering committee was also finalized . Richard Brown has agreed to chair this committee.