BOS - May 14, 2012

BOS - May 14, 2012

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu May 10, 2012 12:40 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
Monday, May 14, 2012


7:00 pm

• Call to Order

1. Re-Organization

• Chairman’s Announcement’s
• Citizen’s Forum

7:05 pm
2. Special One Day Liquor License (2) – Blackstone Valley Beagle Club

3. Treasurer’s Tax Title Agreement Policy – 2nd Reading

4. Vote to Approve June 11, 2012 Special Town Meeting Warrant

5. Municipal Roof Project – Award General Contractor Bid

6. Appoint Leslie Breault to School Building Committee

7:30 pm
7. FY13 Budget Discussion w/FinCom and School Officials

8. Minutes: April 17, 2012; May 1, 2012; May 7, 2012

9. Administrator’s Report

10. Old/New Business

11. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:

June 5th: Spring Hill Way Layout Hearing; Ambulance Billing

June 19th: Appoint Strategic Budget Committee

TBD: Government Study Discussion; Update Master Plan; Housing Plan/Housing Authority; Meeting w/Webster
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
May 14, 2012
Approved June 5, 2012

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

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Tim Bonin, Hal Davis, Don Gonynor, Mike Hughes, Jeffrey LaPorte, Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant).
School Department: Nancy Lane (Superintendent), Dean Iacobucci (Business Manager)
School Committee: Scott Yacino (Chairman), Gina Muscatell
Finance Committee: Todd Bari (Chairman), Carol Gogolinski, Scott Hackett, Pam Holmes, Michael Hutnak, David Hyland, Jerry Kocur, Kate Murphy
Other Staff and Citizens: William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Cheryl Vaidya (Treasurer/Collector), Jeanne Lovett (Finance Director), Adele Reynolds (Building Commissioner), Beth MacKay (Assistant), Maria Lajoie (Administrative Assistant), Ann Carlsson (Library Director), Rick Colonero (Facility Maintenance Director), Ernie Marks (Emergency Management Director), Police Chief Foley, Fire Chief Vinson, Mitch Cohen, Shirley Mosczynski, Ron Forget, Keith Brown, Paula Brouillette, Mark Dunleavy, Heather Miniman, Matthew Oliver, Adam Silva (Blackstone Valley Tribune), and other municipal employees and residents.

1. Reorganization (00:18)
Mr. LaPorte nominated Tim Bonin for Chairman. Mr. Davis seconded the nomination. All-Aye.
Mr. Bonin took over the meeting.
Mr. LaPorte nominated Mike Hughes for Vice Chairman. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:56)
Mr. Bonin thanked everyone and welcomed Mr. Gonynor to the Board.

• Citizen’s Forum (01:56)
Mr. LaPorte made the suggestion to say the Pledge of Allegiance at the beginning of all meetings. The Pledge of Allegiance was said. This action will be added to the agenda moving forward.

2. 7:05 Special One Day Liquor License (2) – Blackstone Valley Beagle Club (03:22)
In the packet are two applications and related materials.
Ms. Kane presented the applications for August 25, 2012 - area to be licensed is the rifle range, and September 8, 2012- license area is the pavilion. The rifle range will not be in operation during the events. During the test period last year, there were no complaints or issues.
Mr. LaPorte made a motion to approve both Special One Day Liquor Licenses as presented for the Blackstone Valley Beagle Club. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.

3. Treasurer’s Tax Title Agreement Policy – 2nd Reading (06:05)
In the agenda is a copy of the Tax Title Agreement Policy with edits.
Ms. Cheryl Vaidya and Ms. Jeanne Lovett joined the meeting. The third reading will be at the next Board of Selectmen meeting on June 5, 2012. A clean copy will be presented at the next meeting.

4. Vote to Approve the June 11, 2012 Special Town Meeting Warrant (07:42)
Mr. Guzinski presented the Special Town Meeting Warrant. There are three articles: Article 1-Retirement of bonds in connection with the high school project, Article 2-High school computer network infrastructure project, and Article 3-Transfer of school construction funds to see if the Town will vote to transfer $51,000 from the school construction account to the elementary school construction account.
Mr. Bonin asked the attendees to keep in mind that the Town is on the brink of losing their AA bond rating.
Mr. LaPorte made a motion to approve the June 11, 2012 Special Town Meeting Warrant. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.

5. Municipal Roof Project – Award General Contractor Bid (10:52)
In the agenda are a memo from the BFCC and information pertaining to MDM Engineering.
Mr. Cundiff joined the meeting. The lowest bid was from MDM Engineering of Dudley, MA. The project with both alternates came in at $77,400. Mr. Colonero answered questions from the Board regarding the current condition of the Municipal Center roof. Mr. Guzinski recommends awarding the contract to MDM Engineering.
Mr. Cundiff stated that the Building Facilities Construction Committee (BFCC) reviewed the bids and recommended to award the project and both alternates to MDM Engineering.
Mr. Davis made a motion to award the contract for the roofing project for the Municipal Center to MDM Engineering of Dudley, MA for $77,400. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.

6. Appoint Leslie Breault to the School Building Committee (15:27)
In the agenda is an email from Mitch Cohen.
Mr. Cohen joined the meeting and he explained how the School Building Committee is structured, and he spoke in support of Ms. Breault’s appointment.
Mr. LaPorte made a motion appoint Leslie Breault as an at-large member of the School Building Committee effective May 9, 2012 for the duration of the project. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.
7. 7:30 FY13 Budget Discussion with the Finance Committee and School Officials (30:44)
In the packet are a copy of the 2013 Fiscal Year Budget Proposal and memos from the Police, Highway and Community Development Departments.
Mr. Guzinski presented a slideshow of the FY13 Budget Proposal and spoke about the financial issues facing the community. Ms. Lane presented that the school has been awarded $122,000 from the Circuit Breaker Extraordinary Relief, which in effect, reduces the budget request for next year. Mr. Iacobucci presented updated information on the School Dept. Budget.
Mr. Guzinski presented the Town Administration Budget Recommendations. In summary a deficit of $42,000 remains. He met with the Superintendent and the school Business Manager today, and together they agreed to split the $42,000 deficit between the municipality and the school. With that arrangement, no Stabilization Funds would be used for FY13.
Ms. Lovett stated that they realize that the budget is not adequately funded and the Strategic Budget Committee will be of great importance moving forward.
The Finance Committee joined the meeting. Mr. Bari stated his concern that the model is unsustainable. Finance Committee members stated their concerns and their desires for a long-term strategic budget plan.
Mr. Davis spoke regarding the Town’s potential for future industrial development. Mr. Hughes and Mr. LaPorte also gave their opinions on the budget and the financial future of the Town.
The overall feeling of all the Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen members was the urgent need for the Strategic Budget Committee and a financial plan going forward.
Mr. Yacino spoke further regarding the cuts made at the school.
The following joined the meeting to present the challenges faced by their departments: Chief Patrick Foley for the Police Dept., John Furno for the Highway Dept., Chief Kent Vinson for the Fire Dept., Mr. Cundiff for Community Development, Lisa Graveson for the Senior Center, Rick Colonero for Facility Maintenance, Ann Carlsson for the Library, Adele Reynolds as Building Commissioner and Ernie Marks as Emergency Management Director.
Heather Miniman, 36 Royal Crest Drive asked for clarification on the 13.2 positions that are slated to be cut in the school and asked for options to increase revenues. Mr. Bonin stated that the Strategic Budget Committee would be looking at revenue options.
Gina Muscatell asked for clarification on the length of the school day. Ms. Lane responded that the School Committee would be looking at reducing the school day by 0.5 hours.
There was a discussion regarding teacher salaries and contractual steps.
Matthew Oliver, 79 Eagle Drive asked about new revenues and a plan for the future. Mr. Bonin explained the purpose of the Strategic Budget Committee.
Ron Forget, 70 South West Main Street voiced his concerns for the taxpayers, especially the senior citizens.
Mr. Davis made a motion to accept and recommend the budget from the Town Administrator to the Finance Committee with an additional $21,000 of cuts made at the Town Administrator’s discretion. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye. The Finance Committee concurred.

8. Approval of the Minutes (19:20)
April 17, 2012: Mr. LaPorte made a motion to approve the minutes of the April 17, 2012 Board of Selectmen meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Hughes. All – Aye, Mr. Gonynor abstained.
May 1, 2012: The minutes of the May 1, 2012 Board of Selectmen meeting were deferred to the next meeting.
May 7, 2012: Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 7, 2012 Board of Selectmen meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. LaPorte. All – Aye, Mr. Gonynor abstained.

9. Administrator’s Report (20:56)
Mr. Guzinski read a letter from Alyssa Graveson, which stated that the Senior Center received a donation of 42 chairs from Guaranteed Builders.
Mr. Guzinski read a letter from Lt. Miglionico and joined him in congratulating Travis Gould, Det. Aaron McLaughlin and Officer Jacob Bloniasz for receiving a Special Recognition Award.

10. Old/New Business
Old Business (22:15)
There was no old business.
New Business (22:18)
There was no new business, however Chief Foley joined the meeting to give an update on Wallum Lake State Park. DCR did agree to close the park on July 4, 2012 when it reaches capacity and not reopen that day. Chief Foley reviewed the other agreements that were reached. The Police Dept. has created a new code to track issues related to the state park.
Mr. Davis would still like to see fees increased for out-of-state visitors to the park.

9. Adjournment (158;18)
Mr. LaPorte made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:40 PM. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,

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