Calendar

Events in January 2023

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January 1, 2023
January 2, 2023
January 3, 2023(1 event)

Planning


January 3, 2023

Planning Board meeting @Town Hall

January 3, 2022

Agenda:

Mail, Review and approve meeting notes

Final review and approval of Planning Board job description for town website

Finalize zoning definitions of conforming residence and accessory buildings

Old business

New business

January 4, 2023
January 5, 2023
January 6, 2023(1 event)

Amended **Joint Washington & Middlefield Select Boards with TA Screening Committee


January 6, 2023

Washington Town Hall, 8 Summit Hill Rd, Washington MA 01223
Hybrid Meeting — Remote attendance is also available via Zoom:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89970521793?pwd=Ry9LQ3dMZWpnS0dqVnR3ZnhtbWR2dz09
Or call-in: 929-205-6099 | Meeting ID: 899 7052 1793 | Passcode: 318636

AMENDED AGENDA
Organize
Acceptance of minutes from 12/16/22 meeting.
Briefly discuss the Agenda and Interview Process.

Second Interview Candidate #3
[Candidate # 3 has withdrawn for personal reasons]

Discussion
General discussion of Candidates’ knowledge, skills and abilities for the position.
Discuss current Candidate and next steps.
Discuss process for references and background checks.
Make a decision on whether to extend offer to any candidate.
Set time, date and place of next meeting if necessary.

* Amended due to change in circumstances less than 48 hours in advance

January 7, 2023
January 8, 2023
January 9, 2023(1 event)

Planning Board


January 9, 2023

Planning Board meeting

January 9, 2023     6:30 p.m.

@ Town Hall

Agenda:

Preparation for Public Hearing conforming residence and accessory building

Discuss camping bylaw

old business

new business

 

January 10, 2023
January 11, 2023(3 events)

Council on Aging Meeting


January 11, 2023

Jan 11, 2023!
1:00 at the Senior Center

AGENDA
Review Minutes

Director Report
-New computer
-Programs offered by DA office, Identity theft, brochures, calendars?

Treasurer Report

For Discussion-
-Possible Computer class offered by SHEC
-Any updates on building bids for proposed structural improvements?

On The Calendar:
-Bingo held every 3rd Wednesday

Any new business

HMP MVP Core Team Meeting


January 11, 2023

6:00 PM
Zoom link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87148832384?pwd=RG40Rk5qb2EyQnc1Q2FrOW5jVWcwdz09
Meeting ID: 871 4883 2384
Passcode: 032248
One tap mobile
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1. Call meeting to order
2. Outreach Activities (surveys)
3. Workshop RSVPs
4. Reviewing HMP
a. Update on hazard rankings
b. Review action strategies
i. Existing mitigation capabilities: confirm/update previous effectiveness
ii. New and continuing mitigation strategies
5. Community Capability Assessment Worksheet (time permitting)
6. Questions/Comments
7. Adjourn

Select Board Meeting


January 11, 2023

7:00pm Open Meeting

• Review and Sign Warrants
• Review Mail
• Review and approve meeting minutes for 12/21/2022
• Discuss changing email
• Discuss TA second interview
• Discuss Accountant Schedule & update on Free Cash
• Financial Reports
• Discuss & decide which Public Health Excellence Grant to be a part of
• Discuss Capital Plan
• Discuss ATM, no warrants yet, discuss expenses needed for Town Hall, Senior Center & Municipal bldgs.
• Monthly Budget
• Plan All Departments meetings: Financial meetings with departments, STM w/warrants, date for Annual Town Report.
• Discuss status of residents in violation of building codes
• Invite new representatives to come to future meeting
• Discuss hiring handy man for Town
• Moving Town offices
• Heating System
• Review insurance on Fire Dept Personnel
• Update on Grants
• Finish up Loose ends
• Old Business
• New Business
• Public Input
• Meeting Adjourned

January 12, 2023
January 13, 2023(1 event)

Assessors Meeting


January 13, 2023

  • In Assessors' office, Town Hall
    • Review previous minutes
    • Review new mail
    • Review and sign documents as needed: Excise Commitments and Abatements; Chapter 61 Liens; Chapter 61 applications, etc. –as needed.
    • Review end of calendar year/ beginning of year work: __ Any issues with End of Year Roll in Tyler software. __ Discuss and decide annual Budget submission. __ Note important updates to put in Annual Report.
    • Any other business – Topics not anticipated arising within the 48 hours posting requirements.
January 14, 2023
January 15, 2023(1 event)

Middlefield Fair Pancake Breakfast


January 15, 2023

1/15/2023

8am - 11am - MIDDLEFIELD TOWN HALL

Middlefield Fair Committee is Having an ALL YOU CAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST

January 16, 2023
January 17, 2023
January 18, 2023(2 events)

Historical Commission Meeting


January 18, 2023

 

Agenda:

Review and approve the minutes for the previous meeting.
Computer Update.
Museum introduction for new members.
Discussion of future museum operations.
Potential use of the church as a home for the museum.

Select Board Meeting


January 18, 2023

Agenda

6:30 PM - Open Meeting

1. Review Mail
2. Review & Approve Meeting Minutes for 01/11/2023
3. Meet with Steve Harris regarding Dark Skies
4. Discuss and Complete Financial Budget Forms
5. Old Business
6. New Business
7. Public Input
8. Meeting Adjourned

January 19, 2023
January 20, 2023(1 event)

*** MEETING CANCELED ***Joint Meeting of Washington & Middlefield Select Boards


January 20, 2023

*** MEETING CANCELED ***

January 20, 2023 7:00 – 8:30 PM
Middlefield Town Hall, 188 Skyline Trail Middlefield, MA 01243

AGENDA

1. Acceptance of minutes from 12/16/2022
2. Review of M. Siegars submissions, reference checks, and background check
3. Executive Session: To conduct a strategy session in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel, Mark Siegars, including discussion of proposed changes to
Employment Agreement and possible finalization.
4. Approval of Employment Agreement
5. Next steps for hiring, onboarding, start date
6. Adjourn

NOTE: If a discussion topic is proposed after this meeting notice is posted, and it was not reasonably anticipated by the chair more than 48 hours before the meeting, the notice will be updated, insofar as possible, to provide the public with as much notice as possible of what subjects will be discussed during the meeting.

January 21, 2023
January 22, 2023
January 23, 2023(1 event)

Planning Board


January 23, 2023

Planning Board Meeting

at Town Hall

January 23, 2023    6:30 p.m.

Agenda:

Definitions conforming residence and accessory buildings

Open Space & Recreation Plan (providing the OSRP committee has forwarded the planning board a copy)

Old business

New Business

January 24, 2023(1 event)

Finance Committee


January 24, 2023

Agenda:

  • Approve minutes from previous meeting.
  • FY 2024 budget requests & draft warrant.
  • Any other business.
January 25, 2023(1 event)

Select Board Meeting


January 25, 2023

6:30pm Open Meeting

• Review Mail
• Review and approve meeting minutes for 01/18/2023
• Historical Commission
• Police Department – additional space needed
• Discuss budget or hourly rate for IT/Website Management
• Decide if we are going with small audit every year and doing full audit every 3 to 5 years
• Discuss Website/Technology Expense Items, Dreamhost, Owl for virtual meetings
• Discuss CD’s – 9 month @ 4% - how much in funds to possibly transfer
• Discuss Finance Handbook
• Attorney updates: Deed request
• Town Report Dedication
• PVPC update on grant – cover Capital Plan?
• Discuss STM Warrants
• Old Business
• New Business
• Public Input
• Meeting Adjourned

January 26, 2023
January 27, 2023
January 28, 2023
January 29, 2023(1 event)

January Brunch


January 29, 2023

Cat's world-famous Baked French Toast
Scrambled eggs from local chickens
Choice of Vegetarian or Pork Sausage
Fruit, probably pineapple
Coffee
Orange Juice / BYOB Mimosas
Sliding Scale from $4 up
(to cover the cost of ingredients for Cat plus donation to Blossom Center to help fund free meals)
RSVP https://forms.gle/i5KDsbsGj7Ux2n3A7 or in person at Blossom Center
January 30, 2023
January 31, 2023(1 event)

Finance Committee


January 31, 2023

Agenda:

  • Review minutes from 1/24 meeting.
  • Review FY 2024 budget requests.
  • Review draft warrant.
  • Meet with departments.
  • Any other business.
February 1, 2023
February 2, 2023
February 3, 2023
February 4, 2023