Change Summary

On Mar 11, 2021 4:18 PM EST Judith M. Wagner changed a meeting of Select Board as follows:

So that the meeting notice now reads:

Information for Meeting of Select Board
Monday March 15, 2021 7 PM EDT

Town:Dalton, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday March 15, 2021 7 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall Callahan Room
Virtual Meeting
      Virtual Meeting via Zoom  
Open Session Broadcast on DCTV 1301  
 	  	7:00 P.M, March 15, 2021  
                       Draft Agenda  
“Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §20, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting of the Select Board will be conducted via remote participation. For this meeting, members of the public who wish to watch the open session portion of the meeting may do so by viewing on Dalton Community Television on channel 1301, or via zoom.     

Town of Dalton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Time: Mar 15, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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  No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the open session portion of the proceedings in real-time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the  
Town’s website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting.”  
1.	Call to Order  
2.	Pledge  
3.	Roll Call  
4.	Minutes:  
5.	Public Address to the Board:    
This is the time when the Public may address the Board on any item listed on the meeting agenda or on any issue or matter of the Town.  If you intend on addressing the Board at this time we ask that you do the following: Use the Zoom link or dial 684-6111  X28   
	Please identify yourself by name, address or the company/institution you represent.    
	The Public Address to the Board segment will last no longer than 30 minutes.  
	Please make your comments concise and try not to repeat statements made by others.  
	Please address your comments to the Board Chair.  
	Discussion or debate on any issue may not take place at this time.  
	The Chair or their designee may answer questions on procedural matters.*Please be cordial and respectful of others.  
	If anyone wishes to be recognized when the Board discusses an agenda item, please make the request at this time.  The Board Chair may grant this request. Address comments to the Board Chair and be concise.   
6.	Appointments
•	Police Department:  Animal Control Officer

7.	BOH update: 
•	Town Hall Opening 
•	Select Board meetings in Person

8.	Resolution:  Library Donations

9.	FY22 Budgets 

10.	Town Manager Updates

11.	  Items for Future Agendas  
12.	 Remarks of Select Board  

13.	Select Board Chair Updates

a	The Town Hall:   Effective Monday, 11/16/2020, the Town of Dalton will be closing the  Town Hall, Senior Center and Highway/Cemetery Offices to the public.  All offices will     remained staffed and will be available by phone or email during their normal business hours from 8:00 A.M.-5:00 P.M. Monday thru Thursday.  Please see Town of Dalton Website for Departmental Information.  
b	Open Meeting Law Ruling 
 	 	 	The Division of Open Government (DOG) recently issued a determination that it is  	 	 	            a violation of the Open Meeting Law (OML) for the chair of a public body to fail at  	 	 	             the start of a meeting to identify by name the members of a board who are 
	 	 	 	attending remotely (see the decision at OML 2020-138.) 
 	 	 	 	The OML regulations state “[a]t the start of the meeting, the chair shall announce  	 	 	 	the name of any member who will be participating remotely. This information  	 	 	 	shall also be recorded in the meeting minutes.” 940 CMR 29.10(7)(b). Failure to  	 	 	 	announce the name of any member participating remotely is a violation of the  	 	 	 	law. 

•	The Transfer Station New FY21 Prices  			Sticker Price 1st Vehicle $115.00  
 	  	        2nd Vehicle $ 40.00  
			Bags Price:    30gal.  Bag (large) $4.00- Package of 10 $40.00  
 	  	         15gal. Bag (small) $3.30- Package of 10 $33.00  
			For a complete price list go to and click on the Transfer Station 		button.  
			Tuesday/Wednesday – 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.  			Friday/Saturday – 8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.  
		  Brush area will close until April 2021 or further notice.  

      Police Department is now open to the Public
The Dalton police Department lobby is now open to the public.  Please feel free to stop in and see an Officer.  Social Distancing and mask are required and only two (2) people are allowed in the lobby at a time.


Processing of Firearm Permit
Firearm permits are processed between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. by appointment only.  Please call 413-684-0300 to schedule your appointment.  No walk-ins are being accepted at this time. A check or money order for $100.00 made payable to the Town of Dalton.   Renewals over the age of 70 are free. 

2020 – 2021 Winter Park Ban
The Dalton Police Department is reminding the citizens of Dalton of the Winter Parking Ban which goes into effect on November 15, 2020, and will be in effect until April 15, 2021.  There is no on street parking allowed between the hours of 1:00 A.M. and 6:00 A.M. during this time period.  
•	The Dalton Library is now open 12:00 P.M. -5:00 P.M. on Monday,  
Thursday and Friday; 10:00 A.M.  – 5:00 P.M. on Tuesday, and 12:00 P.M. 8:00  
P.M. on Wednesday.  Anyone in a high-risk population may schedule a time in the AM to come in by themselves with no question asked.   Lobby pick-up continues for anyone who would rather not enter the building.  Call 684-6112 for more information.

15.	Executive Session – And Not Return to Open Session:  
 (Note: Chairman must declare that an open meeting may have a detrimental effect 	on the negotiating position of the public body), (To discuss the Police Reform Act) and not return to open session: 

•	Executive Session Minutes:  
16.	    Adjourn
Scheduled By:Judith M. Wagner
Posted At:Jan 27, 2021 3:04 PM EST
Last Modified:Mar 11, 2021 4:18 PM EST