BOS - June 7, 2011

BOS - June 7, 2011

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:06 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
June 7, 2011


7:00 pm
• Call to Order

• Chairman’s Announcements

• Citizen’s forum

1. Senator Moore and Representative Kuros – DCR Land and FY12 Local Aid

2. Annual Appointments

3. Annual Town Meeting/Budget Update

4. Letter to DCR

5. Administrator’s Report

6. Old/New Business

7. Executive Session – Contract Strategy/Litigation Strategy

8. Adjournment

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Future Agenda Items:

Aug 2nd :
7:05 pm Hearing - Eminent Domain Taking – Madden Way/Sunset Drive

TBD: Policies, Fire Study, EDC Update, Update Master Plan, Housing
Plan/Housing Authority; Finance Department Review; Anonymous
Letter Policy; Meeting w/Webster; Admin’s Update (qrtly)
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
June 7, 2011
Approved July 5, 2011

• Call to Order
Mr. Bonin called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Resource Room of the Municipal Center.

ATTENDENCE:
Board: Michael Hughes, Tim Bonin (Chairman), Mitch Cohen, Hal Davis, Jeffrey LaPorte, Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant).
Other Staff and Citizens: Senator Moore, Representative Kuros, Linda Brown (Conservation Commission), Mike Yacino (Conservation Commission), Mary Lynn Dube (Conservation Commission), Tracy Sharkey (Conservation Commission), Debbie Heinz (Personnel and Cemetery), Shirley Cooney (Cemetery), Rich Bowen (Town Counsel).

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:13)
Mr. Bonin announced that the Annual Report is available at the front desk.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:28)
No citizens came forward.

1. Senator Moore and Representative Kuros – DCR Land and FY12 Local Aid (00:41)
In the agenda are memos from Mr. Guzinski dated 5/4/11, Rep. Kuros dated 5/4/11, and Senator Moore dated 5/4/11.
Senator Moore and Rep. Kuros joined the meeting. They discussed the budget status. They noted key components that were important to them and the process moving forward. A question and answer period followed.
Discussion held regarding DCR land. Mr. Davis distributed a handout indicating the amount of land purchased by the State in the Town of Douglas. He noted the Board would send a letter to DCR to request a meeting to help understand the overall plan that the State has. He noted concerns related to previous acquisitions blocking access to industrially zoned land and limiting Douglas access to Wallum Lake. Some discussion held. Senator Moore indicated that this could be looked into and he could help move forward with setting up a meeting with DCR. Discussion held.

2. Annual Appointments (38:38)
In the agenda is a memo from Ms. Kane dated 4/31/11, applications for Conservation Commission, and List of FY12 Annual Appointments.
Ms. Kane discussed the annual appointments. She noted that Cultural Council needs 5 members in order to be considered for grants and two people have indicated that they do not wish to be reappointed. She noted that openings are posted. It was noted that Conservation Commission has received multiple applications. Discussion held. Mr. Davis made a motion to reappoint as recommended holding Conservation. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All – Aye. Mr. Cohen made a motion to reappoint Leon Mosczynski to Conservation Commission for a term ending 2014. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. Discussion held. Vote: Mr. Cohen – Aye, all others Nay. Further discussion held. Mr. Davis made a motion to move the Conservation Commission appointments to the next regularly scheduled meeting and provide an opportunity for all the applicants including Mr. Mosczynski to come before the Board giving them a chance to ask questions. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. Discussion held. Mr. LaPorte rescinded his second. Mr. Davis withdrew his motion. Further discussion held. Mr. Davis made a motion to consider interviewing applicants for two positions on the Conservation Commission, including the existing person in that seat, advertise and consider both positions at the first meeting in July in accordance with BOS policy. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Mr. Cohen noted that the motion is consistent with policy. All – Aye.
Mr. Cohen discussed the Cable Committee. He noted that it was increased some years ago from 5 to 7 members. He noted the Committee is having problems getting quorums at meetings, and therefore, requests that the size of the Committee be reduced. Mr. Hughes made a motion to reduce the size of the Cable Committee from 7 to 5 by maintaining existing members as just reappointed and eliminating the two vacant positions. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. All – Aye.

3. Annual Town Meeting/Budget Update (68:30)
In the agenda is a memo from Mr. Guzinski dated 6/2/11 including FY12 Projected Revenues and Budget Recommendations, Annual Town Meeting Motions and Presenters.
Mr. Guzinski noted that the continued Town Meeting would take place Monday, June 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM. The Finance Committee held their Public Hearing and recommended the budget as recommended by this Board, as well as all the other articles that were of financial nature on the Warrant. An updated Finance recommendation sheet will be posted on the Town web site and copies will be made available. Some discussion was held regarding a change in the Library budget, which involved a reclassification of a position. Some discussion was held regarding Personnel Board’s recommendation to add a minimum wage grade. This will be forwarded to the Finance Committee for their review. Discussion held regarding the Finance Committee request for the Conservation Commission to consider returning additional monies to the general fund. Mr. Guzinski indicated that the Conservation Commission has decided to stay with their original commitment. Mr. Yacino discussed the reasons for Conservation Commission’s decision.



4. Letter to DCR (75:23)
In the agenda is a letter to the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) dated 6/7/11.
Mr. Davis noted the draft letter to the DCR. Some discussion held. Amendments were made. It was the consensus of the Board to send as amended.

5. Administrator’s Report (78:40)
There was no report.

6. Old/New Business (78:55)
OLD BUSINESS
There was no old business.
NEW BUSINESS
Mr. Cohen noted the next meeting is Tuesday, July 5th, 2011. He wanted to make sure that everyone could make that meeting. It was agreed to send out letters to those that will be invited and it can be determined at the next meeting if the date is feasible.
Mr. Davis discussed some of his personal goals as a member of the Board of Selectmen. He offered to prepare a list for the next meeting. It was agreed that this is something the Board should work on together. At the next meeting, a workshop will be scheduled sometime in July for this purpose.

7. Executive Session – Contract Strategy/Litigation Strategy (86:21)
Mr. Hughes made a motion to go into Executive Session at 8:27 PM for the purpose of contract strategy/litigation strategy and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Michael Hughes – aye, Mitch Cohen – aye, Tim Bonin – aye, Hal Davis – aye, Jeffrey LaPorte - aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 9:49 PM and return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – aye, Hal Davis – aye, Mitch Cohen – aye, Michael Hughes – aye, Jeffrey LaPorte - aye.

8. Adjournment
Mr. Cohen made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:50 PM. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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