THOMASTON — The Board of Selectmen, meeting on Tuesday, September 3, went into executive session to review an employee contract. 

After the executive session, the board reviewed a contract award for the roof replacement of the Water Pollution Control Authority facility and grants that were provided by Eversource Energy.

The meeting began with an executive session to review and approve an employment contract between the town and David Langworthy. 

Mr. Langworthy will be employed as a building official in town. 

His contract is for four years and his compensation for the first year is $30.05 per hour which is consistent with the current budget for that salary.

Mr. Langworthy will be working 19.5 hours a week and his hours will include Monday, 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, noon to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, noon to 4 p.m.

The board discussed a contract award that was submitted by the WPCA. Ken Koval, a community member who has served on multiple boards for the town, solicited six bids, on behalf of the WPCA. The bids were for roofing companies that would supply a hot tar gravel roof for the WPCA sludge building, however only one bid responded.

Customarily, the board requires three bids to grant approval but due to the effort, research and lack of responses from bidders, the board made a motion to waive the three bid requirement and approved the contract with Gold Seal Roofing and Sheetmetal Inc. The board also noted that the sum of the replacement should not exceed the quoted amount of $22,500.

The commission concluded the meeting by discussing two recent grants that were provided by Eversource Energy to charitable organizations in the community. The Thomaston Community Food Pantry was given $1,800 to help provide and support meals for pantry clients.

The Thomaston Christmas Committee was given $500 to support those in the community that need help around the holidays to provide things like toys and clothing. 

“A very nice gesture,” said First Selectman Ed Mone. “Very pleased to see these awards for those organizations in our community.” 

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