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Board of Selectmen Meeting Minutes

Any and all corrections to the following minutes will be made at the 09/15/05 Board of Selectmen's meeting and are considered unapproved until then. Corrections will be noted in the minutes of that meeting.

MINUTES - SPECIAL MEETING - NEWFANE SELECTBOARD
SEPTEMBER 8th, 2005
NEWFANE TOWN OFFICE

PRESENT:
Selectmen: Piet van Loon, Priscilla Cotton, Dan DeWalt,, and Gary Katz.
Absent: Patricia Halloran
Also Present: Kevin Behan, Constable

1. CALL TO ORDER
The Special Meeting was called to order by Chairman Piet van Loon at 5:30 p.m.

3. TO TRANSACT ANY OTHER BUSINESS THAT MAY LEGALLY COME BEFORE THE NEWFANE SELECTBOARD
A. Windham County Humane Society Contract - The Selectboard sent a copy of the Windham County Humane Society Contract to Kevin Behan, Constable, for his comments and input. After discussion of the contract and various sections of the Animal Control Ordinance, motion was made and seconded to have Chairman van Loon sign the contract, on behalf of the town, between the Town of Newfane and Windham County Humane Society. Unanimous.
B. Tenco Equipment Contract - The town awarded a bid to Tenco New England Inc., for the equipment, body and plow for a tandem truck in the amount of $49,731 on July 7. The Selectboard has since decided to purchase a single axle truck instead of the tandem. Tenco has submitted a revised quotation for the equipment, body and plow to meet the specifications of a single axle truck. The revised amount is $48,981, a difference of $750. Motion was made and seconded to have Chairman van Loon accept, on behalf of the town of Newfane, the revised quotation for the equipment, body and plow new single axle truck., in the amount of $48,981 from Tenco New England Inc. Unanimous.

2. CONTINUED REVIEW AND DISCUSSION OF PRELIMINARY NEWFANE PERSONNEL POLICY PROPOSAL
The Board continued to review the proposed update of the current Newfane Personnel Policy , from where they left off at their special meeting of 08/24/05, using the Town of Mendon policy and a draft policy prepared by two former Selectboard members and the Administrative Assistant.
Information was provided from VLCT that the Selectboard may determine the number of hours per week to be worked to be considered for full-time or part-time employment status.
The Selectboard will continue their review at a future special meeting, date and time to be determined. 3. ADJOURNMENT
Motion was made by P. Cotton and seconded by G. Katz to adjourn the special meeting at 7:00 p.m. Unanimous.

Doris A. Knechtel
Administrative Assistant
Newfane Board of Selectmen

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