TOWN OF NEWFANE
SPECIAL SELECTBOARD MEETING MINUTES
FRIDAY, AUGUST 24, 2018
BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT: Marion Dowling, Shelly Huber (via telephone), Mike Fitzpatrick, Christopher Williams
OTHERS PRESENT: Jay Wilson, Shannon Meckle
CALL TO ORDER
The meeting was called to order at 10:00 a.m. by Marion Dowling, Chair.
Christopher asked why we were here when a decision has been made.
Mike noted that he called around different companies on the same machines and found better deals than the town would be getting and recommended renting for the rest of this year before winter and continuing shopping around.
Discussion ensued regarding what the motion was at the August 20th meeting.
It was noted that the motion passed on an item that was not specifically on the agenda and should either be ratified or another motion made.
Discussion ensued regarding researching better deals rather than settling on this particular excavator; as well as the General Roads Permit regarding the ditching that the State is requiring.
A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Shelly Huber rent an excavator on a month-to-month basis for brush cutting and ditching until winter and to research the best price in the meantime for preparation for Town Meeting. Shannon confirmed that it’s okay for Jay to move ahead and rent the excavator on a month-to-month basis. The motion carried unanimously.
A motion was made by Mike Fitzpatrick and seconded by Christopher Williams to adjourn at 10:42 a.m. The motion carried unanimously.