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Board of Selectmen's Minutes 03/20/06
Board of Selectmen
Town of Tolland


Selectmen Present:  Eric R. Munson, Jr., James Deming, and Wesley Greene II

Minutes of the previous meeting were accepted.

Susan Voudren, Wayne Simone and Bernardo Garcia of Hartland Road approached the Selectmen about the poor condition of their road. Their feeling was that there was a lack of effort on the DPW’s part. A request for evidence of work being done by the DPW was made. The Board of Selectmen is aware and addressing the issue.

Carolyn Locke, Library Trustee – Received a letter requesting work to be done at the Library; Interior Paint, Furnace replacement and Floor Reinforcement. The interior painting has been completed. A verbal report from John Panaia, Highway Superintendent stated that the furnace does not need to be replaced. Eric stated that the Board of Selectmen will need to request that the basement be cleaned out in order for the beams to be looked at properly. When the replacement doors are installed they will try to look at the beams for a valuation. Eric stated that increasing the floor beams will not increase the capacity that is allowed at the Library that the number is based on square footage.

Eric informed the Selectmen of a conversation he had with Sharon Messenger of Colebrook River Road concerning a grave site located next to where her mother is buried. Sharon will be sending in a letter with her question and will be passed on to the Cemetery Committee.

Gloria Gery asking for the approval to Use Town Green for Nature of Tolland event on Saturday, June 24, 2006. Request approved.

John Panaia requested that the Board of Selectmen look into having someone write grants for the Town of Tolland. The Board will look into a grant writing process.

John requested signatures from The Board of Selectmen for Chapter 90.

John also submitted a quote to the board for the purchase of a York Rake that was approved at the Annual Town Meeting ($4,560.00). Rake ordered.

John, Highway Superintendent made comment that Margaret, Treasurer has not gone out to borrow funds for the axle truck expenditure. Margaret stated to John that she is still waiting for him to give her invoice numbers. John stated that Margaret is able to borrow as other towns do based on the number that was approved at the Annual Town Meeting. Margaret does not agree.

Meeting adjourned 7:10PM
Respectfully submitted,
Margaret McClellan

Eric R. Munson, Jr.                                            
James Deming
Wesley Greene, II
Board of Selectmen

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