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Conversation with officials from the Mohawk Trail Regional School/Hawlemont Sustainability Study; initial discussion about mini-split problems; update on the new hot-water heater; a possible variance request for the future; update on highway-department work; preliminary options for web hosting; extending the King Corner  contract; budget information needed soon.

Resolution of ZBA and Conservation Commission hearing about the Thorsson/Bourns driveway permit; report from local education council members about school budgets and activities for the following year; support for John Sears’s email about vocational-school funding; move to executive session.

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Joint hearing with Conservation Commission about Middle Road joint driveway, eventually suspended until February 26; signing of MassWorks contract for Ashfield Road; discussion of how to juggle grant administration in future; selection of priorities for DLTA funding survey from FRCOG; some progress on hot-water heater; brief broadband report; preliminary planning of Selectboard contribution to the 2023 Town Report; discussion of correspondence from John Sears about muddy roads and vocational transportation funding; signing of contract with Upper Pioneer Valley Veterans’ Services; preview of March visitors to the Selectboard.

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Signing of letter of support for a shared conservation agent; discussion with Town Clerk about election protocols; identification of town priorities to send to the governor’s rural-affairs director; submission of pre-contract information for the Ashfield Road grant; ongoing concerns about unmarked dirt roads (and discussion of how to get signs for them); soliciting comments about floodplain mapping; need for gasoline for a new town vehicle.

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Decision to purchase a new loader for the Highway Department; discussion with the Town Clerk about new election requirements; concerns about the abrupt suspension of Adams Ambulance’s license by the state; and  talk of a shared conservation agent.

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Deciding on an additional continuance for the Middle Road driveway hearing; discussion of the need for a new bucket loader for the highway department; no real broadband news; renewal of contract with FRCOG for purchasing highway materials; continuing discussion of replacing the hot-water heater in the Town Office; discussion of the need for additional road signage; questions about using Tick Report; renewal of contract for the cellular emergency-services contract for one year.

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Report about probably steep increase in vocational-school transportation in the fall; meeting with GZA representative about plans for King Corner; continuing discussion of replacing the hot-water heater; discussion of needed road signs; nomination of 2024 inspector of animals; holiday elves at the Town Office; holding off on Chapter 90 decisions until the budget it more certain.

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Adding Juneteenth to the list of the road crew’s holidays; brief discussion of the status of the town’s trucks; approval of Town Clerk conference expenses; preliminary look at designs for King Corner culvert; questions about the late Bob Stone’s property; continuing plans to remove the trees behind the Town Office.

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Decision to hold off on applying for broadband funding as a municipality; clarifying the Town’s policy on flying private flags on Hawley flagpoles.

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Setting a single tax rate; talking to candidates for broadband and issuing a generic letter of support for them; culvert update; ambulance situation still uncertain; no word on hot-water heaters; paying for the Town Clerk to attend conferences.

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Discussion with representatives from WiValley and Charter Communications about broadband possibilities; getting to know small-business person from the state; road and culvert update; decision against calling a special town meeting (for the moment); ambulance update; report on school-funding forum at Mohawk Trail Regional High School; scheduling a tax-rate hearing.

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Update on culvert repairs; preliminary conversation with Brian Foucher of WiValley about broadband; appointment of election workers; more discussion of what to do with the property of the late Bob Stone; new snowmobile bridge on Middle Road.

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Water/building woes on West Hawley Road, concerns about road work getting done before winter, questions about signs at the entrance to the State Forest, the launch of Hawley’s new website.

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Culvert and dam woes, surplus equipment, remote-meeting discussion, question from former citizen about FRCOG.

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Update on culvert projects, discussion with Courtney Bourns about progress on her Middle Road property, estimating the cost of a new plow truck, problems with another truck used for plowing, discussion of the defective front step at the Town Office.

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Discussion about replacing the red plow truck and scheduling a Special Town Meeting to pay for the replacement, issues with the Sears Road culvert work, decision to extend contract with Adams Ambulance Service, more website feedback, letter from National Grid about adding an electric vehicle to Hawley’s “fleet.”

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Discussion with the building inspector and health inspector about Thorsson property on Middle Road, discussion about a shared conservation agent, discussion of proposed letter from the school board about a bill for rural school funding, overview of proposed website, approval of a dog pen for the dog officer, issues with the red plow truck.

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Discussion about common driveway permit application at Berkshire East, Mohawk Trail School Committee report, road crises, discussion with Courtney Bourns about the Thorsson/Bourns/Sheldrick property.

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Discussion of problems on Route 8A at Savoy Road, ZBA discussion with Magnus Thorsson about problems with his driveway on Middle Road, report on website progress, issues with trash bags.

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Discussion of surplus property, allocation of responsibilities for personnel evaluation, report from the Mohawk Trail Regional School Committee, decision to remove trees behind the Town Office, brief discussion of the Dugway, letter from John Sears about the Technical School, dog complaints abated, report from Will Cosby and Wayne Lemoine about broadband conference and discussion of some possible broadband options, discussion about books in the Rich/Hamdan home.

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Decision about fuel bids, speculation about the future of the Franklin Technical School, discussion about the roads in the State Forest, decision about Sears Road easement, decision to try new snow route on Labelle Road, decision to leave the website static for the moment, dog complaint in East Hawley, question from road crew about the Juneteenth holiday.

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Pole hearing, discussion of roads in the State Forest, conversation with the Velazquez family about the property across the road, adoption of special-permit review with the Planning Board, discussion of complaint about the schools by Nicole Parker, overview of culvert work, dump-sticker pricing, and more.

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Discussion of needed highway materials, preparation for fuel bids, executive session.

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Signing of contract for website redesign, discussion of easement for Sears Road construction, hiring of mediators for the road crew, appointments for the coming year, questions about properties on Pudding Hollow Road and West Hill Road, questions about removing the trees behind the Town Office.

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Election of chair for the coming year, recommendation from the Communications Committee to hire Tuman Design, Personnel Committee’s proposal to hire a mediator for the road crew, discussion of possible disposal of some town property, decision to pass on a short-term rental tax, questions about getting into the state forest, increase in transportation funding for vocational school.

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Discussion about USDA’s National Resources Conservation Service about designating farmland in Hawley, discussion of Franklin Land Trust bike ride in August, scheduling of meeting with the Planning Board about site-plan review, check in with road crew about working relations, discussion about possible new plantings behind the town garage, cemetery woes, update on properties up for possible auction, concern about the housing of the town’s historic weights and measures, question about a possible pudding contest in 2024.

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Discussion about changes in public-health network, preview of JAM charity bike ride in July, road work discussion, signing of opioid settlement agreement, tabling of discussion of private well regulations, questions about tax collector’s internet access, discussion of what to do with 339 West Hawley Road, preview of financial information for Town meeting, questions about changes to office furnishings.

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Presentation from Meg Ryan about age-and-dementia-friendly communities; draft of budget for FY24; brief discussion of snowstorm expenses; approval of dedication for Town Report; discussion with a representative from the DCR about its possible purchase of land on West Hill Road; look at draft budget; awarding of Sears Road culvert work to Davenport Trucking; appointment of animal-control officer; discussion of ongoing personnel issues.

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Formal adoption of Hazard Mitigation/Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness plan; discussion of a site-plan review rule by the Planning Board; narrowing down of designer for new website; discussion with Chris Tirone about Chris’s complaint that the Selectboard had violated open-meeting laws in conferring about him; update on road and culvert work; decision to adopt new cellular paging app for EMTs for a trial year; discussion with Chris Tirone and others about issues related to his work, held in open session at Chris’s request.

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Discussion of using Harrison Diesel Solutions for fire-department repairs; signing of four-town broadband agreement; allocation of ARPA funds for website design; discussion of the Town Report.

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Letter in support of rural schools; visit from State Rep. Natalie Blais; discussion of an accident at the Town Garage; preliminary discussion of the idea of a shared conservation agent; new emergency-services pagers.

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Discussion of changing Labelle Road snow route; preliminary ideas about redesigning Hawley’s website; update about the budget for the following year; identification of issues needing state assistance; problems with the red one-ton truck; welcoming new interim town clerk Donna Desmarais Lemoine; update on Sears Road culvert project.

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Interim Town Clerk resignation, DLTA priorities, issues with the red plow truck, update on Sears Road culvert situation.

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Culvert questions, stored road materials, tree work on Ashfield Road, discussion of special municipal employees, website woes, description of Town Clerk’s duties.

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Report from Charlemont school committee, website redesign presentation from Revize, road crew job opening, King Corner culvert design grant.

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Hawlemont School Committee & Assessor vacancies, Pond Road culvert, Charlemont Ambulance, security cameras for town buildings, FRCOG/CoMIRS radio selection, Biomass Alternative Energy Credits.

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Appoint special municipal employee; explore town website redesign; consider adding pole on Borden Mountain in Savoy for broadband; payment for town positions and snow plowing.

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Regulations on driveways, Adams Ambulance Service, road projects on King Corner and Sears Road, exploration of website redesign, road crew turnover.

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2022 and Earlier

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