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Board of Selectmen's Minutes 08/12/2013
Board of Selectmen
Town of Tolland


Selectmen Present:        Eric R. Munson, Jr., Thomas Paine and Steven DellaGiustina
                                                                                                  (via phone)

Also Present:  Mira Munson
                      Ed Deming
                      Stephen Messenger
                      Phil Grannan

Ed Deming and Stephen Messenger were present to discuss the repair costs of the grader. Estimated repair costs of $150,000, some of the repairs that are needed:
replacement of tires $13,000 (without requiring chains)
drivebox bent $8,000
electrical issues $6,000
wing & cylinders $7,500
chainbox $3,300 - $$8,128
transmission $35,000

Estimates were given by Schmidt Equipment.

Ed presented the quotes to purchase a new grader.

Milton Cat $205,642 with trade 5 year warranty
John Deere $216,500 with trade 1 year warranty
Volvo $208,437 with trade 1 year warranty

Steve made motion to move forward with the purchase of a new grader, Tom seconded. The Board of Selectmen unanimously voted yes to move forward with the purchase of a new grader. Ed will follow Mass General Law Chapter 30B Procurement Act for the purchase.

Steve excused himself.

Ed was given a draft of a possible license agreement between the Town of Tolland and Springfield Water Works to repair and maintain Ames Case and Blandford Road. The board is willing to review the idea as more details form.

Phil Grannan, Tolland Grant Writer updated the board on the grants he is currently working on.
HMGP, LESO and MassWorks (STRAP)

Meeting adjourned at 7:00PM
Respectfully submitted,
Margaret McClellan

Eric R. Munson, Jr.
Steven DellaGiustina
Thomas Paine  
Board of Selectmen

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