Burnell told the board that she had also looked into a possible YMCA branch for Whitingham. The process would take three to five years with community involvement. Board members said other options might become available, such as the current Twin Valley High School.
The board approved the payables and payroll warrants. The board signed a driveway permit that had been approved by road commissioner Stanley Janovsky. They also approved the annual financial plan for the town roads.
Board member Karl Twitchell said that the town was ready to purchase a container to begin the electronic waste recycling at the transfer station. The board voted to approve the purchase and directed Radasch to proceed with the most favorable quote. Twitchell reported that the town crew was already modifying the transfer station to facilitate the recycling process.
The board discussed a request from the Council on Aging for space for two freezers and some dry storage in the municipal center. Board members instructed Radasch to tell the council that they are looking into the request. The board also discussed switching fuel suppliers for the propane used in the town buildings to save money.
Board member Keith Bronson updated the board about a legislative breakfast he had attended at the Hermitage Inn. Bronson said Sen. Jeanette White reported that the state plans to review jail sentences and have non-violent offenders removed from prisons to reduce costs. White also said increasing use of the Current Use program costs the state millions in lost revenue for the state education fund. Legislators also complained that the education fund is being used for programs that had been formerly funded by the general fund, which leads to increases in the statewide property tax.
The board returned to executive session at 9:25 pm.