Change Summary

On Apr 22, 2021 4:22 PM EDT 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 April 26, 2021 7 PM EDT

Town:Dalton, MA 
Board:Select Board
Time:Monday April 26, 2021 7 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall Callahan Room
      Virtual Meeting via Zoom  
Open Session Broadcast on DCTV 1301  
 	  	7:00 P.M, April 26, 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: Apr 26, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Town of Dalton is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.  
  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:   March 15, 2021, March 22, 2021, March 29, 2021, April 1, 2021, April 12, 2021

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.	Budget Review- Department reviews
•	Police Department Budget Update
•	CBRSD Budget Update
•	ATM Review of Articles and Motions

7.	Open as License Board
•	Approval of Annual Flammables 
        Closed as License Board

8.	Appointments
•	Assistant Town Collector

9.	BOH updates (renting parks with restrictions?)

10.	 Police Department – Safety Issues (radios)

11.	 Approval  of Department Transfers

12.	Municipality Min Wage Gap -  Discussion on State Rule exemption - 

13.	Town Manager Updates
•	Extra Hour for Thursday (6 p.m.)

14.	  Items for Future Agendas  
15.	 Remarks of Select Board  


  The Town Hall:   Effective Monday, 4/5/2021, the Town of Dalton will re-open the Town Hall, to the public.  Please see Town of Dalton Website for Departmental Information. 
   The Senior Center will remain closed.

The Memorial Day Parade has canceled the Parade but the Dalton American Legion my do something in their parking Lot.

 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 Town of Dalton Board of Registrars would like to notify the voters that for the 				2021 Annual Town Election voters will be allowed to vote early/absentee voting by mail and in-				person. 

			If you desire to vote by mail please print, fill out, and sign the application that can be found on 				the Town of Dalton website at  and send it to, or drop it off to the Town 				Clerk, 462 Main Street, Dalton, Massachusetts 01226.  You can also call the Town Clerk’s office 				at 413-684-6111 Ext. 14 or 15 to request an application.

			Early Voting in person will be held in the office of the Town Clerk, 462 Main Street, and 					beginning on Monday, April 26, 2021 through Thursday, April 29, 2021 and on Monday, May 3, 				2021 through Wednesday, May 5, 2021.  The hours of early voting in person will be from 8:30 				a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 

			Note also the polling hours for the official election day at the CRA on Monday, May 10, 2021 will 			be held from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

			If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at 413-684-6111 Ext. 				14 or Ext. 15.

				The Town of Dalton, Cemetery Dept. requests that all winter decorations 
				placed on cemetery lots in the Dalton Cemeteries be removed by April 15, 2021 including 					containers.

				All other decorations still in place after April 15, 2021 shall be subject to removal and 						discarded by the Department.   Summer decorations may be placed on cemetery lots after 					May 15, 2021. 

				Families are asked to stop by the Cemetery office to determine if any non-conforming items 					(mementos) are at the Cemetery Office.  Residents may call the office at 684-6117, if they 					have any questions.

			Tuesday/Wednesday – 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.  			Friday/Saturday – 8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.  

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 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. 

    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.

17.	   Adjourn
Scheduled By:the automatic scheduling system
Posted At:Apr 13, 2021 6 AM EDT
Last Modified:Apr 22, 2021 4:22 PM EDT