A regular meeting of the County of Dukes County Commissioners was held Wednesday,
July 9, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. in the conference room of the County Administration Building, notice of such meeting having been posted as required by law.
Commissioners Present: Leonard Jason, Jr.; Robert Sawyer; Roger Wey; Leslie Leland; John Alley, Chairman; Nelson Smith. Absent: Paul Strauss
Also Present: Dianne Powers, Acting County Manager; Marsha Smolev, Executive Assistant; Noreen Mavro Flanders, County Treasurer; Sheriff McCormack; Ezra Blair, MV Times; Liz Bomze, Vineyard Gazette; Jo Ann Weiner; Finbarr O’Connor; Carol Borer.
The Chairman opened the meeting at 7:35 p.m.
Commissioner Jason Moved that the Minutes of June 25, 2003 and July 2, 2003 be accepted as written. Commissioner Sawyer Seconded the Motion. The Minutes were Approved Unanimously.
Dianne Powers reported that the State had approved the FY 03 Supplemental Budget Transfers and that the FY 2004 Budget had made it to the State in a timely fashion. Ms. Powers also reported that the County had opened the Fuel Oil Bid on June 13, 2003 and accepted RM Packer’s bid of a fixed price of $0.9995. The towns were currently in the process of accepting the bid.
Ms. Powers said that a letter had been received July 7, 2003 from Attorney Perry with a signed agreement and check from Steven Borer in payment of damages to the County Manager’s computer.
Commissioner Jason reported that a representative from Dionex had replaced parts in the Water Testing Lab machine that hadn’t been working. Commissioner Sawyer asked if there was discussion with Dionex about leasing the machine. Commissioner Wey asked for more information on an evaluation of the Water Lab’s income.
Commissioner Sawyer urged the Commissioners to act on the County Funding Plan he presented. He said he would outline a Task Force to be discussed at the next meeting.
Commissioner Jason asked that the Treasurer provide monthly revenue statements to the Commissioners. Other Commissioners said this was a good idea and asked that they be presented at the last meeting of each month. The Commissioners asked that the annual trip to Cuttyhunk be scheduled for August 6th if possible. Commissioner Leland asked for an update on the Airport Manager and Assistant Manager issue and Chairman Alley said he would provide that as soon as he could.
Commissioner Sawyer Moved that the Commissioners enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing non-union contract negotiations and not return to Open Session. Commissioner Jason Seconded the Motion. The Commissioners invited Ms. Powers and Ms. Smolev to attend. Roll Call vote: Commissioner Sawyer – aye; Commissioner Wey – aye; Commissioner Jason – aye; Commissioner Smith – aye; Commissioner Leland – aye; Chairman Alley – aye. The Commissioners moved into Executive Session at 7:40 PM.
JOSEPH E. SOLLITTO, JR., CLERK OF THE COURTS -