BOS - June 18, 2013

BOS - June 18, 2013

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:35 am

Board of Selectmen
June 18, 2013

7:00 PM

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

7:05 PM
1. Hearing: Approve Sunday Entertainment License – Kelly Miller Circus

2. Appoint Land Custodian under MGL c60(77B)

3. Approve Land to be Auctioned

4. Approve Inter Departmental Transfers

5. Approve Cable License Extension Agreement

6. Minutes: May 21, 2013

7. Administrator’s Report

8. Old/New Business

9. Adjournment
Future Agenda Items:

Government Study Discussion; Update Mater Plan; Housing Plan/Housing Authority

June 18, 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.

Board: Tim Bonin, Keith Brown, Hal Davis, Mike Hughes (Absent), Kevin Morse, Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Other Staff and Citizens: Adelle Reynolds (Building Commissioner), Jeanne Lovett (Finance Director), Cheryl Vaidya (Collector/Treasurer), Mitch Cohen (Cable/School Building Committee), Janet Stoica (Telegram & Gazette)

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:08)

• Chairman’s Announcements (50:03)
Mr. Bonin commended the Douglas Youth Baseball and Softball Program for a wonderful year and congratulated the league champions and their coaches.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:34)
No citizens came forward.

1. 7:22 PM Hearing: Approve Sunday Entertainment License-Kelly Miller Circus (22:26)
In the packet are a memo from Suzanne Kane dated June 13, 2013, an Application for License and related materials.
Mr. Bonin opened the public hearing. Ms. Reynolds joined the meeting. Ms. Kane gave the background on the application. Joyce Guiou will be leasing the property at 74 Main Street to the circus. The Police Chief is concerned about parking and will ask the circus to hire a detail if the application is approved. A discussion was held.
Mr. Davis made a motion to close the public hearing at 7:30 PM. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Davis made a motion to approve the Sunday Entertainment license as presented to the board for Kelly Miller Circus for June 30, 2013. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All-Aye.

2. Approve Land to be Auctioned (32:57)
In the packet are a List of Potential Auction Parcels and related materials.
Ms. Lovett and Ms. Vaidya joined the meeting, along with Ms. Reynolds. Ms. Vaidya asked the board to approve some or all of the parcels listed in the packet. Once the list is approved, town counsel would be looking at the foreclosure deeds to be sure there are no issues. Ms. Vaidya further explained the process. Lots that town departments have requested to be pulled have been pulled. A discussion was held. Ms. Reynolds presented her research on the lots. Ms. Vaidya talked about additional costs to the town. It was agreed to put all the small lots up for auction and hold all but 5 of the larger lots.
Mr. Brown made a motion to authorize the Town Administrator and Treasurer/Collector to withhold five parcels, with the remainder of the list to be auctioned, and authorize an auction to be held this fall on a date to be determined by the Treasurer/Collector. Mr. Morse seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Ms. Reynolds, Ms. Vaidya and Ms. Lovett left the table.

3. Approve Cable License Extension Agreement (00:42)
In the packet is a letter from Thomas Cohan dated May 13, 2013, the cable agreement, Charter’s proposed line extension agreement, and related materials.
Mr. Cohen joined the meeting. There have been no formal discussions with Charter since the last time he came before the board. He gave the background on the negotiations. He stated that Charter wants a density requirement, and the Cable Committee does not. The current license expires August 30, 2013. Mr. Cohen suggested filing an RFP to Charter. Charter has agreed, by mutual agreement, to extend the deadline of the current license in order to work out another agreement. A discussion was held. If an agreement is not in place by August 30, 2013 then the Cable Committee would have the option to issue the RFP.
Mr. Brown made a motion to approve the agreement of the issuance of a request for a proposal for the renewal of Cable Television license by the Town to Charter and submission of proposal from Charter to the Town as presented in the packet. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All – Aye.
Mr. Cohen gave an update on the School Building Project. Everything is going well financially. To date, there have been only $68,000 in approved change orders for the elementary school. The bulk of the middle school project will be started this summer. There have been a couple issues with concrete floors, which is causing a delay. June 23, 2013 is the contracted substantial completion date for the elementary school and it will not be met.
On June 27, 2013 the School Committee and the School Building Committee will be meeting with the contractors to see if they feel the elementary school will be ready for students by September 4, 2013. The School Committee will make the decision whether or not to turn the middle school over to the contractor.
A discussion was held regarding warranties and bonding. Mr. Cohen left the table.

4. Minutes: May 21, 2013 (50:56)
May 21, 2013: Mr. Brown made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 21, 2013 Board of Selectmen meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Davis. All–Aye.

5. Town Administrator’s Report (51:26)
Mr. Guzinski announced that the flagpole at the Municipal Center is no longer functioning. It was the consensus of the board to purchase a new pole using funds from the Selectmen Expenses Account.

6. Old/New Business (55:29)
Old Business: Mr. Davis gave an update on the Worcester Business Development Corporation. Mr. Davis will talk with Craig Blais and have a proposal brought before the board.
Mr. Guzinski announced that the Commissioner of DCR, Mr. Lambert, took a position with UMass Boston.
New Business: Mr. Guzinski presented an item for an Interdepartmental Transfer, which resulted from a budgeting error.
Mr. Davis made a motion to approve a transfer from the Transfer Station Expense Account to the Transfer Station Salary Account in the amount of $2,800. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Ms. Lovett explained that they just finished their open enrollment for Health Insurance. A discussion was held regarding the Health Insurance Waiver Program. Mr. Guzinski expects a favorable outcome.

7. Adjournment (62:47)
Mr. Davis made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:00 PM. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
Suzanne Kane
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