BOS - May 21, 2013

BOS - May 21, 2013

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed May 22, 2013 12:25 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
May 21, 2013


7:00 PM

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

1. Skate Park Building Committee – Final Report & Disbandment

2. Appointment – Old Grammar School Disposition & Cultural Council

3. Approve & Sign “Grant of Easement” for 42 Oak Street

4. Approve & Sign Fire Department’s “Cooperative Agreements”

5. Approve Automatic Amusement License – Breezy Picnic Grounds

6. Approve Snow and Ice Deficit Spending

7. Sign Warrant for June 25th Special State Election

8. Review Annual Appointments

9. Minutes: April 23, 2013; May 6, 2013

10. Administrator’s Report

11. Old / New Business

12. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items

June 4th:
7:05 – Pole Petition Hearing; Annual Apt’s;

TBD: Government Study Discussion; Update Master Plan; Housing Plan/Housing Development
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
May 21, 2013
APPROVED June 18, 2013


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, Keith Brown, Hal Davis, Mike Hughes, Kevin Morse (absent), Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Skate Park Committee: Suzanne Gagnon, Pam Mort, Jennifer Gosselin
Other Staff and Citizens: Atty. Rich Bowen, Joe Cicero (Recreation), Donna Hardy

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:12)

Reorganization (00;44)
Mr. Hughes nominated Tim Bonin for Chairman. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-2, No-1.
Mr. Brown nominated Mike Hughes for Chairman. The motion was not seconded.
Mr. Davis nominated Mike Hughes for Vice Chairman. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Bonin resumed the meeting.

• Chairman’s Announcements (02:43)
Mr. Bonin announced that the new member of the Board of Selectmen, Mr. Kevin Morse was absent today.

• Citizen’s Forum (02:57)
No citizens came forward.

1. Skate Park Building Committee-Final Report and Disbandment (03:04)
In the packet is a memo from Suzanne Kane dated May 16, 2013.
Ms. Kane presented the history of the Skate Park Building Committee. The members of the Skate Park Building Committee and Mr. Cicero joined the meeting. The park is complete and the sponsorship sign was erected less than two months ago. The committee spoke about the usage of the park. Mr. Cicero congratulated and thanked the committee. The committee thanked Mr. Guzinski. The committee and Mr. Cicero left the meeting.

2. Appointment-Old Grammar School Disposition and Cultural Council (09:29)
In the packet is an application for the above committees from Donna Hardy.
Ms. Kane presented the application. Ms. Hardy joined the meeting and presented her qualifications.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to appoint Donna Hardy to the Old Grammar School Disposition Committee for the term ending at the end of the project and to the Cultural Council for the term ending June 30, 2016. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All – Aye.
Ms. Hardy left the meeting.

3. Approve & Sign “Grant of Easement” for 42 Oak Street (12:43)
In the packet are a memo from William Cundiff dated August 24, 2013, a Scenic Road Permit dated January 24, 2012 and related documents.
Mr. Guzinski presented the documents in the packet. The documents seek to resolve the flooding problem on 42 Oak Street by allowing the town to install drainage in that area. The easement will be a gift to the town. The Town Engineer and Highway Superintendent both recommend the approval of the easement and construction of the drainage system.
Mr. Davis made a motion to approve the “Grant of Easement” for 42 Oak Street. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All – Aye.

4. Approve & Sign Fire Department’s “Cooperative Agreement” (14:52)
In the packet are a letter from Chief Vinson dated May 2, 2013 and a copy of the Cooperative Agreement.
Mr. Guzinski presented the agreement, which is a renewal of a previous agreement with DCR and the Dept. of Defense (DoD). With the conflicts in Afghanistan winding down, the town may be able to acquire more equipment over the next couple of years. The Fire Chief and Mr. Guzinski recommend approval of this agreement as presented and authorization for the BOS to sign same.
Mr. Brown made a motion to approve the DoD Fire Fighting Program Cooperative Agreement and authorized the chairman to sign same. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All – Aye.

5. Approve Automatic Amusement License-Breezy Picnic Grounds (17:04)
In the packet is an Automatic Amusement Device License Application for Breezy Picnic Grounds along with related documents.
Ms. Kane presented the license, which had been held back because it is a seasonal license and the state required that each game be listed.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the Automatic Amusement License for Breezy Picnic Grounds expiring December 31, 2013. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All – Aye.

6. Approve Snow & Ice Deficit Spending (18:07)
In the packet is a request from John Furno dated April 2, 2013.
Mr. Guzinski presented the request from the Highway Superintendent to deficit spend the Snow & Ice account for an additional $10,000, which would bring the total Snow & Ice deficit spending to $175,000. The Finance Committee approved this expenditure at their meeting on May 6, 2013. Mr. Guzinski recommends approval of this request.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the additional deficit spending in the amount of $10,000 to the Snow & Ice account. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All – Aye.

7. Sign Warrant for June 23rd Special State Election (19:12)
In the packet is the warrant for the June 25, 2013 Special State Election.
Mr. Guzinski presented the warrant for signature. Mr. Bonin requested updating the packet to include Mr. Morse.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the warrant for the June 25, 2013 Special State Election. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All-Aye.

8. Review Annual Appointments (20:42)
In the packet are a memo from Suzanne Kane dated May 2, 2013 and the related checklist.
Ms. Kane presented the review portion of the annual appointments. She stated that letters have been sent to everyone whose term is expiring and to the Chair of each committee.
Ms. Kane tabulated the responses. All openings are posted on the town website, in the hallway of the town offices and on cable. The appointments will be made at the next BOS meeting.

9. Minutes: April 23, 2013, May 6, 2013 (22:25)
April 23, 2013: Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the minutes of the April 23, 2013 Board of Selectmen meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Brown. All–Aye.
May 6, 2013: Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 6, 2013 Board of Selectmen meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Davis. All–Aye.

10. Town Administrator’s Report (23:23)
Mr. Guzinski spoke with Tom Cohan from Charter Communications who feels there is an impasse on one issue of the renewal agreement. Mr. Cohan would like to meet with Mr. Guzinski and a member of the BOS to discuss the matter. Mr. Guzinski briefly reviewed the issue that was discussed at the last meeting. Mr. Guzinski, Mr. Davis, Atty. Soloman and the Chair of the Cable Committee will meet with Mr. Cohan and Mr. Cohan’s boss.

11. Old/New Business (27:42)
Old Business: There will be a meeting on June 3, 2013 with DCR at the Municipal Center. The new fee schedule will be implemented when the park opens.
New Business: There was no new business to discuss.

12. Adjournment (29:21)
Mr. Hughes made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 PM. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,



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