BOS - February 12, 2013

BOS - February 12, 2013

Postby Suzanne Kane » Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:39 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
February 12, 2013


6:00 PM

• Call to Order
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Chairman’s Announcements
• Citizen’s Forum

1. The Grille on Main Liquor License – Change of Hours

2. Entertainment License – Slovak Sokol Club

3. Snow & Ice Deficit Spending

4. Open Warrant for Annual Town Meeting

5. Approve Minutes: January 8, 2013, January 22, 2013

6. Administrator’s Report

7. Old / New Business

8. Executive Session – Collective Bargaining Strategy

9. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items

Feb. 19th :
School Committee Opening – Joint Appointment, Health Insurance
Discussion – Deb Young

TBD: Government Study Discussion; Update Master Plan; Housing Plan/Housing Authority;
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
February 12, 2013
Approved March 5, 2013

Call to Order

Mr. Bonin called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM in the Resource Room of the Municipal Center.

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Tim Bonin, Keith Brown, Hal Davis (absent), Mike Hughes, Jeffrey LaPorte (absent), Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant).
Other Staff and Citizens: Fire Chief Kent Vinson, Adele Reynolds (Building Commissioner), Cynthia LaFrance (The Grille on Main), Randy Manyak (Sokol Club), Janet Stocia (Worcester Telegram & Gazette).

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:08)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:26)
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:30)

1. The Grille on Main Liquor License – Change of Hours (00:35)
In the packet is a letter from Cynthia LaFrance dated January 16, 2013, an application and related materials.
Ms. LaFrance joined the meeting. Ms. Kane presented the request from Cynthia LaFrance. The changes would be Tuesday – Friday, 4 PM –12 AM and Saturday and Sunday 12 PM –12 AM. Ms. LaFrance spoke about the progress being made towards opening the restaurant.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the change of hours as presented. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All – Aye.

2. Entertainment License –Sokol Club (02:51)
In the packet is an Entertainment License for the Sokol Club, memos from the Fire Chief, Police Chief, Ms. Kane, and Ms. Reynolds and related materials.
Mr. Manyak joined the meeting. Ms. Kane presented the yearly license. They have an event coming up this weekend. Due to the time frame, there was no time to have a public hearing, which is usually done as a courtesy to the residents. Ms. Kane presented the recommended conditions. Mr. Manyak requested to be able to have more than six events per year and a stipulation on the number of people required before they have a police and fire detail. A discussion was held. Ms. Kane clarified that private functions do not require an entertainment license. Chief Vinson and Ms. Reynolds spoke about their concerns. A discussion was held, including a discussion regarding requirements for a sprinkler system.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the entertainment license for the Sokol Club with the following conditions: events limited to 6/year, management is to notify the Board of Selectmen 7 days prior to an event, Police and Fire details are hired at the chiefs’ discretion, and music is to be done by 11:00 PM. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All – Aye.

3. Snow and Ice Deficit Spending (27:04)
In the packet is a memo from the Highway Superintendent dated February 7, 2013.
Mr. Guzinski presented the memo in the packet. In light of the recent weekend storm, the Highway Superintendent wishes to increase his request for additional deficit spending in the amount of $100,000. The Finance Committee did vote to approve this request.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve deficit spending in the amount of $100,000. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All – Aye.

4. Open Warrant for Annual Town Meeting (30:05)
In the packet is a memo from Mr. Guzinski dated January 31, 2013.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to open the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting effective February 12, 2013 and close the warrant effective March 1, 2013. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All – Aye.

5. Approval of the Minutes (31:14)
Approval of the January 8, 2013 and January 22, 2013 Board of Selectmen meeting minutes was held to the next meeting.

6. Administrator’s Report (31:51)
Mr. Guzinski did not have a report, except to notify the Board that the health insurance discussion was held off until the 19th because they are in the process of soliciting bids from various health insurance companies.

7. Old/New Business (32:17)
Old Business: There was no old business to discuss.
New Business: Mr. Bonin and Mr. Guzinski spoke about the importance of Town Meeting and the upcoming budget vote. They want to be sure the public clearly understands what they are voting on.
Mr. Bonin did some research on having a town bonfire and reported that the pile is gone.

8. Executive Session – Collective Bargaining Strategy: (37:20)
Mr. Hughes made a motion at 6:37 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose of collective bargaining strategy and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Keith Brown– Aye, Mike Hughes - Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion at 7:00 PM to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Keith Brown– Aye, Mike Hughes - Aye.

9. Adjournment (37:58)
Mr. Hughes made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:00 PM. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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