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Charter Commission Minutes 05/27/10
Minutes
Charter Commission
May 27, 2010

Present:~ Chair, Andy Townsend, Vice Chair, Dianne Senechal, Jen Barschdorf, David Dunn, May Schumacher, Brent Havu, Larry Miller, Daniel T. Collomy and Judy Schulander.

The Meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chair, Andy Townsend.~ The Minutes of the last meeting were accepted with two changes.~ Larry Miller was removed from making a motion and seconding it.~ Section 2.01 was changed to section* 2.02.

The members of the Charter Commission started reviewing Section 2.09 (c-1).~ The members agreed that the minute taker would not capture who made the motion and seconded it.~ Only the final results would be written into the minutes.

Motion made and seconded to accept item 2.09 (c) as written.~ Motion passed.

Paragraph (d) under section 2.09.~ Removed 'or the Finance* Director'.~ Motion made and seconded to accept paragraph (d) with the understanding that the money amount of 1/2 of 1% would be subject to change at a later date* to make sure it was enough.~ Approved with the change and the revisit of the money amount.

Paragraph (e) under section 2.09.~ Motion made and seconded to accept paragraph as written.~ Motion passed.

Paragraph (f) under section 2.09.~ Motion made to remove the word 'laws' and substitute 'Town Meeting'.~ The members flagged this item to be reviewed by the attorney due to the word 'enact'.~ Motion passed with changes.

Paragraph (g) under section 2.09.~ Motion made and seconded to accept the section as written.~ Motion passed.

Paragraph (h) under section 2.09.~ Motion made and seconded to accept with the section '3.07' corrected once the document is done.~ Motion passed.

Paragraph (i) under section 2.09.~ Motion made and seconded to accept the section as written.~ Motion passed.

Paragraph (j) under section 2.09.~ Motion made and seconded to accept the section as written.~ Motion passed.

Paragraph (k) under section 2.09.~ Discussion~ to remove the word 'all'.~ Motion made and seconded to accept section with the word 'all' removed.~ Motion passed.

Paragraph (l) under section 2.09.~~ Motion made and seconded to accept section as written.~ Motion passed.

Section* 2.10 (K3.08 Appointment* and Removal of Town Manager

Paragraph (a) under section 2.10.~ Section changed as follows:~ The Board of Selectmen shall appoint a Town Manager for a definite term by written contract of 1 year who shall have the powers and perform the duties provided in Section 4.02 of this Charter.~ Motion made and seconded to accept section with changes.~ Motion passed and (Section 4.02) will be corrected in final Charter.

Paragraph (b) under section 2.10.~ Motion made and seconded to accept as written.~ Motion passed.

Paragraph (c) under section 2.10.~ Motion made and seconded to accept as written.~ Motion passed.

Section 2.06 Prohibitions

Paragraph (a) under section 2.06.~ Motion made and seconded to accept as written.~ Motion passed.

Paragraph (b) under section 2.06.~ Motion made and seconded to accept as written.~ Motion passed.

Paragraph (c) under section 2.06.~ Motion made to remove the first sentence and leave the last sentence.~ Article VI was flagged as it may need to be changed when final version of Charter is completed.~ Motion passed.

Section 2.07 Vacancy or Forfeiture of Office

Paragraph (a), (b) (1) (2) (3) (c) (d) under section 2.07.~ Motion made and seconded to accept as written.~ Motion passed.

Section 2.11 K3.09 Holding Other Office

Paragraph changed as follows:

No Selectmen or his/her family member shall hold any other compensated Town office or be employed by the Town, during the term for which he/she was elected to the Board of Selectmen.~ An individual may not be hired as a Town employee if a member of his/her family is a Selectman.~ No former Selectman shall hold any compensated Town Office or be employed in any Town department until one (1) year after resignation or expiration of the term for which he/she was elected.~ No elected Town official shall hold appointed office in the Town unless the law or ordinance creating the appointed office so requires or allows; provided that this shall not prohibit an elected Town official from serving on a Town board or committee in an ex officio capacity.~ Whenever the term "Town Official" is used in this Charter* it shall be interpreted to mean any elected* or appointed Town officer, appointee or employee, unless otherwise required by law, or the context in which the term appears compels a contrary interpretation.

The restrictions in this section shall apply not only on a prospective basis, but shall also apply to incumbent Selectmen.

added:~ For this purpose family member means spouse, brother, sister, parent, son, daughter, corresponding* in-law or permanent resident of the same household.

Motion made and seconded to accept the above paragraph as shown.~ Motion passed.~ Note, the members of the Commission want to make sure this section has a legal review.

Section 2.12 K3.10 Interference with Administration

Motion made and seconded to approve the following:

Except for the purpose of inquiry, the Board of Selectmen shall deal with Town employees solely through the Town Manager.

Motion approved.

The agenda was set for the next meeting.

Meeting adjourned at 8:52 p.m.

Submitted by:~
Dianne Senechal
*spelling errors amended June 7, 2010 by Stephanie Grinnell




















 
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