BOS - June 4, 2013

BOS - June 4, 2013

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:34 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
June 4, 2013



7:00 PM
• Call to Order
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Chairman’s Announcements
• Citizen’s Forum

7:05 PM
1. Hearing: Pole Petition, Plan # 14689434 – Maple Street

7:10 PM
2. Hearing: Pole Petition, Plan # 12594977 – Davis Street

3. Sign Appeal - Tetreault

4. Annual Appointments

5. Administrator’s Report

6. Old/New Business

7. Adjournment

____________________________________________________________________________________________
Future Agenda Items
June 18th:
Appointment – Land Custodian – MGL c60(77B), Approve Land to be Auctioned

TBD: Government Study Discussion; Update Master Plan; Housing Plan/Housing Authority


BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
June 4, 2013
Approved August 13, 2013


Call to Order

Mr. Bonin 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, Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant-Absent)
Other Staff and Citizens: Merritt “Pete” Tetreault, Dawn Ballou, Bruce Kut (National Grid)

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:09)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:29)
Mr. Bonin welcomed Kevin Morse to the board.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:36)
No citizens came forward.

1. 7:11 PM Hearing: Pole Petition, Plan #14689434-Maple Street (10:55)
In the packet is a Petition for Joint or Identical Pole Locations dated February 20, 2013 and related materials.
Mr. Bonin opened the public hearing. Mr. Kut joined the meeting and presented the petition for the installation of a new service pole to provide new underground service.
Mr. Davis made a motion to close the public hearing. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Davis made a motion to approve the petition for a pole on Maple Street as presented to the board. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.


2. 7:13 PM Hearing: Pole Petition, Plan #12594977-Davis Street (12:27)
In the packet is a Petition for Pole Locations dated May 14, 2013 and related materials.
Mr. Bonin opened the public hearing. Mr. Guzinski presented the petition for the installation of two new poles and one new anchor on Davis Street. Mr. Guzinski stated that there were no comments from abutters or from the town departments.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to close the public hearing. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the petition for a pole on Davis Street as presented to the board. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All-Aye.

Mr. Kut left the meeting.

3. Sign Appeal-Tetreault (00:56)
In the packet are an application for a sign permit and a letter from the Building Commissioner dated May 22, 2013.
Mr. Guzinski presented the permit. The request was not in conformance with the current sign bylaw. With the recent passage of a waiver provision at the Annual Town Meeting, the Board of Selectmen does have the ability to grant a waiver. Mr. Guzinski presented a letter from the Building Commissioner outlining the three areas requiring waivers. Mr. Tetreault and Ms. Ballou joined the meeting. A discussion was held.
Mr. Davis made a motion to waive the provisions of the general bylaw pertaining to signs, in particular 1) to waive the dimensional requirement set forth in the bylaw and approve the proposed sign size for Mr. Tetreault, 2) to waive the requirement that limits two free-standing signs and increase to three free-standing signs at two locations, and 3) to waive the requirement that the sign needs to be at the site where the business is located. Mr. Morse seconded the motion. All – Aye.

4. Annual Appointments (14:20)
In the packet is a complete list of annual appointments.
Mr. Guzinski stated that he did receive word from the Board of Health and the Personnel Board recommending the appointments listed in the packet.
Mr. Brown made a motion to approve all items in green as presented to the Board of Selectmen. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All – Aye.

5. Town Administrator’s Report (17:42)
Mr. Guzinski recommended that the board establish a summer meeting schedule: July 9, 2013 and August 13, 2013. It was the consensus of the board to accept that schedule.
Mr. Guzinski announced that the Fire Department was fortunate to receive a gift of a 1989 refurbished vehicle as a result of the recently accepted agreement between the town, the DCR, and the federal government at no cost to the town. The members of the Fire Department will retrofit the vehicle to be used as a water tanker.

6. Old/New Business (20:43)
Old Business:
Mr. Davis asked if there were any reports from Wallum Lake regarding the new fee schedule. Mr. Guzinski stated that there were no official reports. The fee will now be $5 for in-state and $8 for out-of-state visitors. The two ticket types will be tracked so that they will know exactly how many out-of-state visitors come to the park. A discussion was held.
Mr. Guzinski presented the feedback from the Planning Board regarding the sale of surplus land. They are concerned that areas of land for potential wells be protected.
New Business: There was no new business to discuss.

7. Adjournment (28:03)
Mr. Hughes made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:28 PM. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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