SOME ENTERPRISING SOUL SHOULD RESEARCH whether Ripley’s Believe It or Not has a category for short meetings. Who knows? There might even be a prize.
Take Tuesday (6/19) evening’s Special Town Meeting, for example. While it took several hours of planning and organization to put it together, the actual meeting itself ran for 41/2 Minutes — all articles were passed unanimously. And that even included a little discussion.
A new world speed record, perhaps?
A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING HAS BEEN SET for Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 PM. Its purpose is to address several budget items, some of which were inadvertently omitted from the Annual Town Meeting warrant, and others that have come to fruition after that meeting was held.
Here’s a synopsis of the items to be addressed:
◊ $3,000 for FY19 Emergency Medical Services Expenses;
◊ $3,500 for accrued sick pay;
◊ $200 for website hosting and domain registration expenses;
◊ An amount to be determined to cover engineering expenses for Route 8a repair; and,
◊ An amount to be determined to cover engineering expenses for the ◊ replacement of a culvert under Route 8a near Sears Road.
Download the meeting warrant HERE. Download a more detailed explanation HERE.
AFTER A PAUSE WHEN A NEW VENDOR ENTERED the fray, WiValley has again emerged as the clear and undisputed leader in the race to become vendor-of-choice for the four, contiguous towns that are looking to use MBI funding to build a fixed-wireless, high-speed network.
Broadband committee representatives of those four towns — Florida, Hawley, Monroe and Savoy — met at the Florida Town Hall on Thursday, June 7 to discuss WiValley’s latest Letter of Intent to MBI. In it, WiValley President Brian Foucher announced a new strategic partnership with Otelco, a NASDAQ-traded telecommunications company with holdings in West Virginia, Missouri, Maine, Massachusetts and Alabama.
Included in the list of Otelco holdings is Granby Telephone and Telegraph of MA, which is described as an “independent local telephone and internet service provider.” Continue reading →