The Board of Selectmen announced at Monday’s meeting that Community Paradigm is making significant preliminary progress in helping Plympton select a town administrator.
Selectman John Traynor said the Board met with Bernard Lynch from Community Paradigm on Wednesday, September 13, when Lynch informed the Board that there are already 18 applicants.
Selectman Clerk Mark Russo said that Friday, Sept. 22, is the deadline for applications. Then, a screening committee that’s been set up by selectmen will interview the candidates and narrow the pool to three finalists. These finalists will then be interviewed by the Board of Selectmen.
Plans for Town House Projector System Discussed
Selectmen last Monday met with Jon Velozo, a sales representative for Ockers Company to discuss the installation of a projector system in the large meeting room at the town house.
The proposed projector would be installed on the wall to the right as one enters the meeting room at the Plympton Town House.
Velozo discussed a few different sizes for the board with selectmen, but the one he recommended most was an 8-foot by 4-foot board. According to Velozo, a board of this size allows for a 90 to 100-inch screen projection.
Installation for the projector is expected to take only a day. After installation, Velozo includes a three-year warranty for the projector system.
Selectman John Traynor asked if electrical work was included in the cost breakdown given to the Board at Monday’s meeting. Electrical wasn’t included, though Velozo said they have electricians to do that type of work. Traynor asked that Velozo send forth an updated cost breakdown with a line item for the added electrical work required to power the projector.
Selectmen plan to speak with Silver Lake Regional School District‘s Technology Director Steve Pellowe before making any final decisions regarding whether to use an interactive or non-interactive projector. At the Selectmen’s meeting on Monday, July 17, 2017, Pellowe said there’s about a $600 difference in the price between the two.
Selectmen, along with the Board of Health discussed the new incident form that will be used to report all incidents involving Animal Control.
Board of Selectmen Clerk Mark Russo said, “It (the new form) standardizes reporting.” According to Russo, the new form makes sure all appropriate agencies receive the necessary report.
The Board of Health said they are also trying to simplify what types of events require a small events permit. However, Board of Health Chair Art Morin said the Board is waiting until October before making any changes.