Policy change considered in Dublin

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Thursday, September 28, 2017 10:37AM

Dublin town officials are working on a policy that would create language governing when town employees would be paid for special trips to town hall.

The Selectmen discussed the need for a new policy or change to an existing policy during their Monday board meeting with Planning Board chair Bruce Simpson and Zoning Board co-chairs Susan Peters and Mary Langen.

The conversation was brought up after a recent Planning Board conversation relative to the compensation of planning and zoning board secretary Neil Sandford, who sometimes has to make a trip to town hall. 

“We want to be fair and make sure our employees are fairly compensated,” said Selectman Dale Gabel. 

Selectmen said it is important to establish what qualifies as an urgent trip to the town hall that couldn’t be completed during normal times that the secretary is already at the town hall. 

In separate meetings with the selectmen, Simpson and Peters and Langen agreed to craft a policy for discussion at a future Select Board meeting. 

The board accepted a bid from Hillsborough Aggregates, LLC, on winter sand for $8.49 a cubic yard. There was one other bidder, but the bid was almost $5 more per cubic yard. 

Police Chief Tim Suokko approached the board about enacting a possession of drug paraphernalia town ordinance, which he said was spurred by the decriminalization of marijuana throughout the state. 

The board voted to adopt the ordinance and acknowledged that a future public hearing on the matter may be a possibility.