REGULAR SELECT BOARD MEETING
Virtual Meeting via Zoom
Open Session Broadcast on DCTV 1301
7:00 P.M, May 10, 2021
“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.
Topic: SELECT BOARD
Time: May 10, 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
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1. Call to Order
3. Roll Call
4. Minutes: None
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.
Dalton Waste Management & Recycling Commission
7. COA Reopening
8. Traffic Commission recommendations
Inclusion of the Housatonic Street Bridge into a Federal Infrastructure Plan
Central Ave. at Second Street Request – 4 way Stop Sign
9. Contract Amendment for Police Chief (2 weeks- vacation rollover)
10. FY22 Department Transfers
11. Health Agent Update
12. Capital Request Update
13. National Police Officers Week (Signatures are needed)
14. Approval of the Assistance of the Police Department in the securing of Information for the finalization of the Annual Street Listing.
15. Town Manager Update
16. Items not anticipated 48 hours before the Meeting
17. 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.
HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE DAY UPDATE
There is no longer online reservations, they are full; Pre Register is by phone only with Tri-Town Health Department @ 413-243-5540. The Deadline is May 12, 2021.
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.
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.
NEW HOURS FOR COMPOST AND BRUSH AREA
Tuesday/Wednesday – 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Friday/Saturday – 8:00 A.M. – 3:00 P.M.
MESSAGES FROM THE POLICE DEPARTMENT
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.