BOS - December 6, 2005

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BOS - December 6, 2005

Postby Suzanne Kane » Fri Dec 02, 2005 8:50 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
December 6, 2005


6:30 pm
Informational Workshop

7:00 pm
1. Call to Order

2. Chairman’s Announcements

3. Citizen’s Forum

7:15 pm
4. Alternatives – Fee Waiver

7:30 pm
5. New Liquor License Hearing – D&J Restaurant Corp.

6. Common Victualler’s License – D&J Restaurant Corp.

8:00 pm
7. Water / Sewer Update

8:15 pm
8. William Cundiff: • Whitin Reservoir Estates – Covenant and Easement
• Town Property (former Chamberlain property)
8:30 pm
9. Snowplowing – John Furno

10. Liquor License Renewals

11. Amend Interim Town Accountant Contract

12. Certify Appointment or Election of Clerk

13. Minutes: May 24, ‘05, May 24, ‘05 Exec. Ses., July 12, ‘05, and Sept. 7, ‘05.

14. Administrators Report

15. Old / New Business

16. Executive Session – Contract Negotiations

17. Adjournment
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Future Agendas:
Dec. 20th: 7:15 Pole Petition, Class II , Auto Amusement, and Com. Vic. Renewals.
TBD: TIP Policy, Audit w/School, Library 5 Year Plan, Traffic Issues
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Douglas Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
December 6, 2005
Approved July 11, 2006

• Informational Workshop:

Madam Chair Shirley Mosczynski called the workshop meeting to order at 6:30 pm in the Selectmens’ Office at the Municipal Center.
In attendance: Paula Brouillette-Vice Chair, David Furno, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane. Absent - Rich Preston.

Mike announced he had received an email from Mike Peterson regarding re-opening a station in Uxbridge.
Mike Guzinski discussed the following taken off agenda at the workshop:
- Valley Tech
- Post Office Update
- Personnel Bylaw & Policy-Transformation
- 4 Town Group Tour
- Blackstone Board of Health
- Reception for “Buff” Therrien
- Library-Building Update
- Senior Center-Maintenance
- DPW-Area Comparison (handout)
- Oil Company – Law Suit
- Blackstone – 40 ‘B’ Discussions
- Chamberlain Property

The Board of Selectmen adjourned to the Resource Room at 6:55pm for their regular meeting.
**Did Not Tape Taken from Suzanne’s Notes**
1. Call to Order:
Madam Chair Shirley Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.
In attendance: Paula Brouillette-Vice Chair, David Furno, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.
Police Chief Patrick Foley, Town Engineer – William Cundiff
Others present: Dale Kamishlian, Eileen Cardogno and son
Tribune reporter -Tom Mattson Absent – Rich Preston

2. Chair Announcements:

3. Citizen’s Forum:


**Taping Started Here**
4. Alternatives – Fee Waiver: taken off the agenda. Miscommunication.

5. Hearing-New Liquor License– D&J Restaurant Corp.: Shirley – read the Public Notice Hearing-d/b/a Blackstone Valley Bar & Grill appeared in the November 25, 2005 T&G Legal Notices. Suzanne – Application is complete, however owner Mr. Dale Kamishlian is still working on the property therefore does not have final inspection from Fire, Board of Health and Building Department which is required by the State for any Class 12 license-where alcohol is served to people in the building on the premises. I would recommend if you do approve it, approve it contingent upon getting that final inspection.
Hearing -Shirley – announced it is now in progress and welcomed Mr. Kamishlian to the table to address the Board with any comments. Dale Kamishlian – Emphasized to the Board it is a middle to upper end Italian/American restaurant not a bar selling food.
Abutters – Eileen Cardogno – Welcomed Mr. Kamishlian to town, however has concerns. Showed pictures of the fence damage between the two properties with past owners, alcohol, patrons and being trashed. Mike – commented there was a meeting with the owner and the understanding was the fence would be repaired. This could be taken into consideration as part of the license as far as the abutters. Shirley – reminded all the license should be contingent upon the final inspection and asked for other questions.
Motion – David Furno made a motion to close the hearing at 7:37 pm.
Seconded – Paula Brouillette. All – aye.
Discussion – regarding the fence issue which was a condition in the very beginning, then taken off.
Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the liquor license for D&J Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Blackstone Valley Bar & Grill with conditions as presented contingent on final inspection once improvements to the building are completed and with the condition that the fence in question is replaced at the expense of the owner of the property by May 1st (2006). Seconded - David Furno.
David – suggested sending a letter to the property owner reminding and stating the conditions with approval of the license. All – aye.

Suzanne – conditions the same plus the fence and will send everything to ABCC-has to be processed within a time frame. Shirley – and contingent on all inspections.

6. Common Victualler’s License - D&J Restaurant Corp.: Suzanne – reminded paperwork is in front of them (board), has certificate of insurance, everything is in order.
Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the Common Victualler’s License for D&J Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Blackstone Valley Bar & Grill as presented.
Seconded - David Furno. All – aye.

7. Water / Sewer Update: taken off and put on December 20th agenda.

8. William Cundiff-Town Engineer: - Whitin Reservoir Estates-Covenant and Easement: The Planning Board rules and regulations requires The Board of Selectmen to approve any easements the town will be taking over eventually. The document submitted went back and forth with the applicant and Town council. Town Council finally approved what you have in your packet and a procedure that the Boards vote is needed. Paula – With ongoing conversations between the assessors and community development on sub division roads does this meet your requirements as far as how they’re established. Bill – this isn’t so much for the ways as it is for off road drainage, grading, easements, and more for peripheral infrastructure.
Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the form for the covenant and easement for Whitin Reservoir Estates as presented. Seconded - David Furno. All – aye.
- Town Property-formerly Chamberlain-(update requested by Madam Chair Shirley Mosczynski): Break out of a financial accounting for the engineering and survey, appraisal and bid preparation. Balance of $48,875 does not include revenue generated from sale of the lots. His purpose being here is to discuss the options of remaining lot #3 and ask the Board to consider just trying to sell Lot 3 as it is today with the Beagle Club easement going across it. Worthwhile to try one more time to sell it as an individual lot. Bill – answered Dave’s question that the location of the road on the lot is within 50 ft. on the left hand side of the lot. Paula – Thanked him for his presentation and to put into different context-$751,000 has been spent, so far received $647,000, have far exceeded what was expected in total. Bill – answered Paula’s question regarding moving the easement-that he understands they may not have the rights if they agree to sign and other factors may change. By saying it’s the least desirable of the five lots-it’s just because of the easement. Mike – agreed with Bill that it’s much more advantageous to sell the lot as is than try to make any changes.
Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to have the Town Engineer Bill Cundiff proceed with going out to bid on Lot #3 as described in the documents and rescind a previous decision to look at relocating the access road. Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.
- NEPDES (Stormwater Bylaw): the Town is mandated by EPA and DEP to implement certain stormwater management techniques and methods. One being before 2008 the Town has to adopt a stormwater management bylaw. He put together info and summaries for the Board’s consideration to be used as a general bylaw instead of a zoning bylaw and move forward over the next year. Decision should be made who’s going to steer this and follow it through. Shirley – Will give some indication by the second meeting in January to Bill.
- Route 16 (handout): Bill – feels it’s still up in the air and premature to talk about it at this time.

9. Snowplowing: taken off and put on December 13th agenda- Rich Preston is absent.

10. Liquor License Renewals: Suzanne – noted to the board-Douglas Package Store-duplication of a condition. Certificate of inspection needed by all Section 12 liquor holders signed off by the Fire and Building Department. Business Certificates are needed per State law. Future meeting with Adelle the Building Commissioner, Chief Gonynor, Chief Foley and myself will present: TIF Policy, a policy for inspection on every new license vs just the section 12’s and a few other things. She joined the local licensing commission group. She and Mike have been going to their yearly luncheons with ABCC and one other person to talk about a licensing issue. All taxes are paid.
-Slovak Catholic Sokol Gymnastic Club d/b/a Sokol Club: Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the liquor license renewal for Slovak Catholic Sokol Gymnastic Club d/b/a Sokol Club with the condition that we receive a business certificate and with conditions as presented. Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.
-Douglas Convenience Center Inc. d/b/a Family Convenience Center at 63 Main Street: Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the liquor license renewal for Douglas Convenience Center Inc. d/b/a Family Convenience Center with the condition that we receive a business certificate and with conditions as presented.
Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.
- Digger’s Liquors Inc. at 295 Main Street corner of Northeast Main Street and Pleasant Street : Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the liquor license renewal for Digger’s Liquors Inc. with conditions as presented. Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.
- Douglas Package Store Inc. d/b/a Douglas Village Package Store at 392 Northeast Main Street: Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the liquor license renewal for Douglas Package Store Inc. d/b/a Douglas Village Package Store with the requirement that we receive a business certificate and the conditions as presented. Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.
- GVN Pizza Restaurants Inc. d/b/a Gregory’s at 303 Main Street: Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the liquor license renewal for GVN Pizza Restaurants Inc. d/b/a Gregory’s with the requirement that we receive a business certificate and the conditions as presented. . Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.
- Blackstone Valley Beagle Club: Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the liquor license renewal for Blackstone Valley Beagle Club with conditions as presented. Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.
- Marlene Bosma d/b/a Douglas Flea Market Place: Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the liquor license renewal for Marlene Bosma d/b/a the Douglas Flea Market Place with a condition of providing a business certificate and conditions as presented. Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.
- Whitinsville Fish & Game Club Inc: Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the liquor license renewal for Whitinsville Fish & Game Club Inc. with conditions as presented. Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.

11. Amend Interim Town Accountant Contract: Mike – Increase the cost of the contract by $3,757.00 and extend the term to December 31 to cover Mr. Daley’s services in helping the new accountant get accustomed to our systems and for a transitional period.
Motion – Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the amendment to the Interim Town Accountant contract as presented. Seconded - David Furno. All – aye.

12. Certify Appointment or Election of the Clerk (info in packet): Mike – As part of the State’s process to certify town and assistant town clerks they’ve asked that each town confirm the election or appointment of those officials. Christine Furno – Town Clerk and Eileen Damore – Assistant Town Clerk. A vote of the Board is needed with signatures.
Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the information as presented for certification of Assistant Clerk and Town Clerk. Seconded - David Furno.
Shirley pointed out that one is elected and one is appointed-those have been circled.
All – aye.

13. Minutes:
- May 24, 2005 - Motion - Paula Brouillette
made a motion to approve the meeting minutes as presented. Seconded - David Furno. All – aye.
- Executive Session - May 24, 2005 - Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the minutes as presented and release. Seconded - David Furno. All – aye.
- July 12, 2005 – Hold - David Furno was absent for that meeting and Rich Preston is absent this meeting.
- September 7, 2005 – Joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and School Committee: Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the meeting minutes as presented. Seconded - David Furno. All – aye.


14. Administrators Report:

- Letter: Blackstone Valley National Heritage Corridor – Grant for the Footsteps in History Preserve America Weekend : Need letters of support from the 24 communities. Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to send in a letter of support for the Preserve America Grants through the National Parks Service. Seconded - David Furno. Shirley – preserves history and brings tourism to the community. All – aye.
- Letter from Mike Peterson (Mass. Electric): reopening Uxbridge worksite and station line crews starting January 1, 2006. Shirley asked Mike about monthly building reports (July 12th minutes) from Community Development and sub-division growth be sent to National Grid, which he will check into.
- Letter of thanks to Officer Brett Fulone: Helped getting aid for out of town couple involved in an accident including a flat tire.
- Letter from Valley Tech-Dr. Michael Fitzpatrick: Project on schedule, under budget and the Town to get a staggered rebate benefiting the tax payers. Shirley – suggested sending a letter, complimenting their good work and thanking them.
- Welcome Jeanne Lovett-new Accountant: Mike informed all she is on board and everyone is happy she is here. Look forward to a long relationship with the Town.

15. Old Business:- Leaf Disposal Location Needed-Dave: Mike informed he has spoken to the Town Engineer and had some discussions with the Board of Health. Hoping to work something together with the Board of Health and Highway Deptartment in the spring.
- Meeting with EDC – Shirley: had spoken to Mike about meeting with Economic Development Committee after Christmas/the holidays and seeing what if anything they’re doing on the east side of town. Paula – suggested that when Mike sets up the meeting with them get the status of any grants (PWED) either applied for or in the process of.
- Permanent Building Committee – Shirley: We need to move forward. Mike has contacted the (6) members of the committee to set up a date and will have a list of appointments to the committee for the next Board meeting.

16. Executive Session:
Motion – David Furno made a motion to go into Executive Session for the purpose of Contract negotiations at 8:16 pm and return to Regular Session for the purpose of adjournment. Seconded - Paula Brouillette. Roll call vote - Paula Brouillette-aye, Shirley Mosczynski-aye, David Furno-aye

17. Adjournment – Motion - David Furno made a motion to adjourn at 8:31 pm. Seconded - Paula Brouillette. All – aye.


Respectfully submitted,


Jane L. Alger
Administrative Secretary
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Douglas Board of Selectmen
Executive Session Meeting Minutes
December 6, 2005
Approved and Released July 11, 2006

Call to Order:
Madam Chair Shirley Mosczynski called the meeting to order in the Resource Room at the Municipal Center for the purpose of contract negotiations at 8:16pm
In Attendance: Paula Brouillette-Vice Chair, David A. Furno, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane. Absent – Rich Preston.
Others present - Police Chief Patrick Foley

Police Chief Patrick Foley – addressed the Board: He is seeking office with the International Chiefs as a Vice-President which is a 3 year seat. He gave a handout of all Travel Expenses last year that were picked up by IACP and any related to the IACP Narcotics Committee were picked up by DEA. Two trips this year that are out of Town that will be bought through the Town. A lot of his travel this year will be picked up by his campaign committee. He is a “working Chief” and has not taken a sick day in over 6 years. “I think it’s a good contract”.
Paula – You have been such a shining example of what really a Police Department-yourself personally and what you’ve been able to do with your staff. I am really proud, along with the Town and we don’t say thank you enough.
Shirley – I believe the department has come a long under your leadership and to me that’s so important. We’re looked at throughout the Valley. The Chiefs respect you throughout the Valley and that’s something to be proud of.
Chief – That shows their support for me running for this. I originally wanted to run for president and realize campaigning is very time consuming. I have two excellent campaign managers and a treasurer. I’ve received tremendous support when I announced it in Miami. I had to show them on the map where Douglas is and now we have the recognition and they know who I am. We have a good tight department. Every day I receive resumes from people who want to come to work.

Motion – Dave Furno – made a motion to approve the contract as written.
Seconded – Paula Brouillette.
Roll call vote – David Furno – aye, Shirley Mosczynski – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye.

Motion – Dave Furno - made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 8:30 pm for the purpose of adjournment. Seconded – Paula Brouillette.
Roll Call Vote: Paula Brouillette – aye, Shirley Mosczynski – aye, David Furno – aye.

Motion to adjourn: Dave Furno – made a motion to adjourn at 8:31 pm.
Seconded – Paula Brouillette. All – aye.

Respectfully submitted,


Jane L. Alger
Administrative Secretary
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