BOS - January 18, 2005

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BOS - January 18, 2005

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Jul 28, 2005 2:14 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
January 18, 2005



7:00 pm
1. Call to Order:

2. Chairman’s Announcements

3. Citizen’s Forum

7:15 pm
4. Cable Advisory Update

5. Letter from Sharon Brotherton

6. Proposed Zoning Changes – Forward to Planning

7. Mark’s Auto Sales – Class II License

8. Common Victuallers License - Approvals

9. Minutes: December 21, 2004 and January 11, 2005

10. Administrators Report

11. Old / New Business

12. Executive Session

13. Adjournment

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Future Agenda Items:
January 25th:
• Workshop with Board of Health

February 1st:
• Alcohol Violation Hearings
• Uxbridge Rotary Club – Presentation of Bench
• STM with Moderator and Town Clerk

February 15th:
• School Committee
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Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
January 18, 2005
Approved February, 15, 2005



1. Call to Order:
Madame Chairman Shirley Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 6:45 pm in the Selectmen’s Office. In attendance: Paula Brouillette, Rich Preston, David Furno, Edward Therrien, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski, and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.

Other staff and citizens: Town Accountant Rich Mathieu.

Michael Guzinski gave the Board information on the following:
Pedestrian Bridges
Meeting with Board of Health
Meeting with Marc Larocque and Eileen Cardogna
Letter from Senator Moore
4 Town Meeting
RFP packets
Budget
Library Open House
Meeting with Shirley Mosczynski and Hal Davis

The Board relocated to the Resource Room. Shirley Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. In attendance: Paula Brouillette, Rich Preston, David Furno, Edward Therrien, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski, and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.

Other staff and citizens: Cable Advisory Chair Thomas Devlin, Cable Advisory Committee member Mitch Cohen, and Tribune Reporter Tom Mattson.

2. Chairman’s Announcements:
• Library Open House: Shirley Mosczynski announced that the Library Trustees and Library Building Committee would be holding an Open House Saturday, January 22, 2005 from noon to 2:00 pm. Senator Moore and Representative Kujawski will be there.
• Dog License: Shirley Mosczynski reminded the listening public to license their dogs before the March 1st deadline. Licenses after that date are subject to a fine.

3. Citizen’s Forum:
No citizens came forward.


4. Cable Advisory Update:
Thomas Devlin and Mitch Cohen came before the Board for an update of the Cable Advisory Committee. Thomas Devlin first thanked the Board for their support. He stated this was their first year under the new contract. Mr. Devlin stated the Committee received and regrettably accepted the resignation of member Joe Vecchione. This resignation leaves an opening on the Board they need to fill. Mr. Devlin reported that under the contract the Committee has received a one time payment of $60,000 and the first annual allotment of $35,000. The fund will be used to purchase equipment and hire a part-time Cable Access Coordinator. They had interviewed two candidates but decided to hold until they can open the position up more. Mr. Devlin reported that this past Saturday they switched the facility with the Board of Health supply closet. This will allow more space and a work area for the Cable Coordinator. Shirley Mosczynski asked how long before they get new equipment to which Thomas Devlin stated immediately. They are going to contact area colleges to see if someone would volunteer to come down and train people. Mitch Cohen stated it takes time to put a list of equipment together. Shirley Mosczynski stated she has had some calls about equipment breaking down. Mitch Cohen stated the committee’s long term goal is to offer classes to the community so they can come up with their own programming. Rich Preston stated Thomas Devlin and Mitch Cohen have done a great job. They’ve done what they can with minimal resources. Shirley Mosczynski asked if they’ve tried to do something with someone from the High School – if someone can help out.

5. Letter from Sharon Brotherton:
In the agenda is a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Town Treasurer Sharon Brotherton, dated January 6, 2005. Michael Guzinski read the letter from Sharon Brotherton announcing the appointment of Kimberly Yargeau as Assistant Treasurer. Michael Guzinski stated Sharon Brotherton is looking for a vote of confirmation if the Board wishes. Rich Preston asked what Kimberly Yargeau’s current salary is and would it change. Michael Guzinski stated it would remain the same. Rich Preston made a motion to approve the appointment of Kimberly Yargeau as Assistant Treasurer as presented. David Furno seconded the motion. All – aye.

6. Proposed Zoning Changes – Forward to Planning:
In the agenda is a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from the Master Plan Implementation Committee, dated December 16, 2004, re: Douglas Master Plan Recommendation ZBL -5. • Michael Guzinski read the letter from the Master Plan Committee asking to place a zoning change article on the Warrant for the next Town Meeting. Michael Guzinski stated this needs to be forwarded to the Planning Board. Rich Preston made a motion to forward the Douglas Master Plan Recommendation ZBL-5 to the Planning Board as presented. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

7. Mark’s Auto Sales – Class II License:
In the agenda is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Suzanne Kane, dated January 11, 2005, re: Mark’s Auto Sales – Class II License; a draft copy of the Board of Selectmen Minutes from December 21, 2004, Item: 4 – Mark’s Auto Sales; a certified letter to Mr. William Lambert, from Suzanne Kane, dated December 23, 2004; an Application for Class II License, from William Lambert d/b/a Mark’s Auto Sales; a $25,000 bond for William Lambert d/b/a Mark’s Auto Sales; Worker’s Compensation Insurance Affidavit for William Lambert; a REAP form for William Lambert; a copy of the Business Certificate for William Lambert d/b/a Mark’s Auto Sales, expiration date: September 18, 2004; a Field Card for 4 White Ave. • Suzanne Kane reminded the Board that they have voted to hold on issuing a License to William Lambert at their December 21, 2004 meeting until all statutory requirements are met. She then went over the information contained in her memo outlining her conversations with Mr. Lambert and the Town Clerk. Suzanne Kane explained that Mr. Lambert does not have an actual place of business – he only has a P.O. Box. Per the Town Clerk he can not get a Business Certificate with just a P.O. Box. Suzanne Kane and Michael Guzinski both feel that Mr. Lambert does not meet the statutory requirements. Rich Preston made a motion to deny the approval of the Class II Application from William Lambert d/b/a Mark’s Auto Sales as presented. David Furno seconded the motion. All – aye.

8. Common Victualler’s License – Approvals:
In the agenda is an Application for Common Victualler’s License for Drake Petroleum Company d/b/a Douglas Xtra Mart, dated December 28, 2004; a REAP form for Drake Petroleum Company; proof of Workers Compensation form Drake Petroleum Company; Worker’s Compensation Insurance Affidavit for Drake Petroleum Company; a certified letter to Tonia Gosselin, Douglas Xtra Mart, from Suzanne Kane, dated November 15, 2004; a letter to Tonia Gosselin, Douglas Xtra Mart, from Suzanne Kane, dated December 22, 2004; a check to the Town of Douglas, from Drake Petroleum Company; Emergency Contact Information for Drake Petroleum; 2005 Common Victualler’s License for Drake Petroleum Company d/b/a Douglas Xtra Mart; an Application for Common Victualler’s License for Joussef Bassim d/b/a Douglas House of Pizza, dated January 5, 2005; a Worker’s Compensation Certificate of Insurance for Douglas House of Pizza; a Worker’s Compensation Insurance Affidavit for Douglas House of Pizza; REAP form from Joussef Bassim; Emergency Contact Information for Douglas House of Pizza; a check made out to the Town of Douglas, from Douglas House of Pizza; a certified letter to Joussef Bassim, from Suzanne Kane, dated November 15, 2004; a letter to Joussef Bassim, from Suzanne Kane, dated December 22, 2004; Emergency Contact Information for Douglas House of Pizza, and a 2005 Common Victualler’s License for Joussef Bassim d/b/a Douglas House of Pizza. • Suzanne Kane explained that the two applications enclosed were complete – knowing Police Chief Foley requested emergency contact information as a condition for all other licenses she got that information ahead of time. Suzanne Kane stated she was waiting on one more application which would be presented to the Board at their next meeting.
• Drake Petroleum Company d/b/a Douglas Xtra Mart: Paula Brouillette made a motion to approved the Application for a Common Victualler’s License for Drake Petroleum Company d/b/a Douglas Xtra Mart as presented with conditions already provided. David Furno seconded the motion. All – aye.
• Joussef Bassim d/b/a Douglas House of Pizza: Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the Application for a Common Victualler’s License for Joussef Bassim d/b/a Douglas House of Pizza as presented with conditions already provided. David Furno seconded the motion. All – aye.

9. Minutes: December 21, 2004 and January 11, 2005:
• December 21, 2004 - Regular Session: Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the minutes of December 21, 2004 – Regular Session as presented. David Furno seconded the motion. All – aye.
• December 21, 2004 – Executive Session: Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the minutes of December 21, 2004 – Executive Session as presented and not release. David Furno seconded the motion. All – aye.
• January 11, 2005 – Workshop: Rich Preston made a motion to approve the minutes of January 11, 2005 – Workshop as presented. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

10 Administrators Report:
• Power Outages: Michael Guzinski read a letter from Senator Moore, to the Department of Telecommunications and Energy, dated January 6, 2005 in which Senator Moore expressed his disappointment in the quality of service provided to the Town of Douglas by the Massachusetts Electric Company. Shirley Mosczynski followed up by reading a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Michael McCann of Mass Electric, dated January 3, 2005, re: 12/13/04 Outage / Feeder Reliability in which Mr. McCann recounted the events of the outages on December 13, 2004.
• Pedestrian Bridges: Michael Guzinski reported that he and Town Engineer William Cundiff went to the Town of Littleton to look at pedestrian bridges. He stated they have 30 to 40 bridges which are 9’ wide, with 14 to 16 inches of concrete and ‘І’ beams under. Michael Guzinski stated they met with a Weston and Sampson engineer. They were told they would have to put abutment in and get a crane to move it. Michael Guzinski stated he has no concern that the bridges will disappear in the next couple of months. They just need to send a letter to Mass Highway to set one aside. Consensus of the Board to have Michael Guzinski move forward on securing a pedestrian bridge for North Street. Rich Preston stated it was his understanding that there needs to be some design work and asked if there was a time table and steps. Michael Guzinski stated he should have an Engineering estimate next month; it will then need approval from Mass Highway (time frame unknown). He stated it could be done within a year’s time. Rich Preston asked for a ball park figure. Michael Guzinski stated he hesitates to say, he has to get an engineering quote which hopefully will tell what the Towns costs are; it could be 6 months for a final cost.

11. Old / New Business:
Old:

There was no old business.

New:
• Budget: Shirley Mosczynski
suggested the Board discuss the budget at their workshop on January 25th at 7:00 pm. She also suggested they meet towards the end of February, around the 22nd to prepare for Michael Guzinski evaluation. They need to agree on tools for the evaluation. Rich Preston asked if there was a date from the School Committee for a discussion on the Old Elementary School adaptive reuse. Michael Guzinski stated he has nothing yet. Shirley Mosczynski stated she spoke with the Chairman of the School Committee and she thought the Superintendent was supposed to send a letter.

12. Executive Session:
Rich Preston made a motion at 7:35 pm to adjourn into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing litigation in regards to taking land and to return to Regular Session for the purpose of adjourning. David Furno seconded the motion. Paula Brouillette – aye, Rich Preston – aye, Shirley Mosczynski – aye, David Furno – aye, and Edward Therrien – aye.

Rich Preston made a motion to adjourn from Executive Session at 8:07 pm and return to Regular Session for the purpose of adjourning. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. Paula Brouillette – aye, Rich Preston – aye, Shirley Mosczynski – aye, David Furno – aye, and Edward Therrien – aye.

13. Adjournment:
Paula Brouillette made a motion to adjourn at 8:08 pm. David Furno seconded the motion. All – aye.

Respectfully submitted,

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