Select Board Priorities 2017-2018 (FY18)

Select Board Priorities 2017-2018 (FY18)

Accountability and Operational Oversight
Select Board will:

  • Continue to work in conjunction with Personnel Committee to improve/establish system for annual reviews of town department heads 
  • Increase frequency of town audit to every two years and eventually every one year (in conjunction with FinComm and financial team).

Community Engagement
Select Board will: 

  • Conduct a listening session during the year to get input from residents
  • Send agenda announcements with link to town calendar to Next Door Shutesbury 
  • Continue to work to establish expectations regarding public access/engagement and availability of information (public comment; posting of agendas/minutes; availability of materials). In particular, work to post more town documents, especially financial information, to town website

The Select Board will initiate or encourage committees/Town Administrator to take action on the following projects:

  • Improvements to interior of town hall to make healthier and more welcoming
  • Installation of a  cell phone tower behind Town Hall
  • Installation of 1-2 electric car charging stations in town
  • Installation of Tesla photovoltaic roof shingles for town-owned buildings
  • Conduct cost analysis and other aspects related to town-owned solar installation
  • Research Shutesbury joining Solarize Mass program