Select board deals with routine agenda; elects chairman

by The Town Line staff

July 3, 2023

At their July 3 meeting, the town of Windsor select board unanimously approved all items on the agenda.

Board members approved the appointment of Andrew Ballantyne as the Windsor Educational Foundation and Reed Fund member.

Following that, William Appel Jr. made a motion to suspend as select board and convene as board of assessors, to include the town manager. Town Manager Theresa Haskell handed out a letter from the assessor’s agent, Vern Ziegler, regarding a supplemental tree growth withdrawal penalty to Martin and Walida Smith for voluntary withdrawal of land from Tree Growth in the amount of $5,280. The assessors unanimously approved. They then reconvened as the board of selectmen.

Haskell mentioned there was one expense category in elections in the amount of $121.91 that was overspent at year end. Haskell said partly this was overspent because of having traffic control from the public works department, but was charged to the elections. The amount was transferred from public works to elctions account.

Also, $192.30 in the town hall line was overspent, due to additional plumbing/heating repairs, elevator inspection and increases in electricity and website email. The funds were transfered from the administration line.

In other business:

  • The town manager was authorized to sign the Emergency Ambulance Service Agreement with Delta Ambulance as presented.
  • There has been one application for animal control officer, with one other application still not returned. Haskell also informed the board that Peter Nerber no longer wants to be the back-up animal control officer.
  • The foundation for the Veterans Memorial is waiting to be poured. The public works department dug up the area and they will need to fix the wire that goes to the church sign because it was in the way and needs to be redone. A veterans memorial meeting was scheduled for July 24.

The select board then voted to go into executive session to discuss personnel matters and to include the town manager.

July 11, 2023

At an abbreviated meeting on July 11, the Windsor Board of Selectmen voted to enter into executive session, along with Town Manager Theresa Haskell, and Codes Enforcement Officer Arthur Strout, to discuss personnel matters. Following that, they voted to enter into executive session, again, with Haskell and Road Supervisor Keith Hall, to discuss personnel matter.

Select board members held a vote to determine the board’s chairman. Ray Bates received two votes and was selected. Thomas McNaughton and Andrew Ballantyne received one vote each.

The board again voted to enter into executive session to discuss personnel matters.


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