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Minutes of Special Selectboard Meeting – May 29, 2008

The meeting was called to order by Chairman G. Katz at 6:30 PM.

Present: Guy Wachtel, Joe Mandell, Peter Rysz, Gary Katz

Motion was made by G. Wachtel and seconded by J. Mandell to go into Executive Session to discuss whether to ask investigator Eileen Blackwood for a written report at the conclusion of the investigation into the allegations involving P. Rysz. Discussion ensued. Chairman G. Katz asked if P. Rysz would recuse himself. He said “no,” citing advice from his attorney. Following further discussion focusing on the Board’s concerns about the inappropriateness of P. Rysz participating in this matter, P. Rysz asked if he was being asked to leave. Chairman G. Katz opined that “as a courtesy to the rest of us so that the Board could do what it needed to do that would be appreciated." At this point, without any action by the Board or any further discussion, P. Rysz left the meeting of his own volition.

The motion was passed unanimously to go into Executive Session at 6:40 PM.

A motion was made by G. Wachtel and seconded by J. Mandell to come out of Executive Session at 7:20 PM. The motion was passed unanimously.

A motion was made by J. Mandell and seconded by G. Wachtel to ask investigator Eileen Blackwood for a written report at the conclusion of the investigation and to make the written report publicly available. The motion was passed unanimously.

A motion was made by G. Wachtel and seconded by J. Mandell to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 PM. The motion was passed unanimously.

Respectfully submitted, Gary Katz

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