BOS - October 21, 2014

BOS - October 21, 2014

Postby Suzanne Kane » Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:05 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
October 21, 2014
Municipal Center Resource Room

7:00 PM

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

1. Appointment – Strategic Budget Committee

2. Sign STM Warrant

3. Sign State Election Warrant

4. Administrator’s Report

5. Old/New Business

6. Executive Session-Acquisition of Real Estate

7. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:

TBD:
WBDC Update. Solar Panels on School Buildings, Tax Classification Hearing, Municipal Improvements Project Design Selection RFQ Update; Master Plan/Housing Authority; Meeting with DCR Commissioner/Senator Moore/ & Rep. Fattman.
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
October 21, 2014
Approved November 18, 2014

Call to Order

Mr. Hughes called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Resource Room of the Municipal Center.

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Mike Hughes (Chairman), Tim Bonin, Keith Brown, Hal Davis, Kevin Morse, Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Other Staff and Citizens: David Cortese, Mitch Cohen

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:24)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:44)
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:47)
No citizens came forward.

1. Appointment to the Strategic Budget Committee (00:51)
In the packet is an application for Citizen at Large.
Ms. Kane presented the application.
Mr. Bonin made a motion to appoint David Cortese as the Citizen at Large to the Strategic Budget Committee for a term ending at the end of the project. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.

2. Sign STM Warrant (02:58)
In the packet is the STM Warrant, a memo from Mr. Guzinski dated October 21, 2014, a letter from Atty. Rich Bowen and related materials from the Finance Director.
Mr. Guzinski stated that Articles 6, 7 and 9 have been removed and he presented the reasons why they were removed: The Town will not have the next School Building Project insurance proceeds payment in time to make the transfer, they will not be able to ratify Fire and Police contracts, the School Committee is still negotiating contracts with the teachers’ union, and the adjustments to the Transfer Station Enterprise fund are not ready. All of these articles may be on the Special Town Meeting warrant next spring.
For Article 1, $32,000 was added to “School Dept. Personnel/Expenses”. The “New Growth Estimate” updated number is $150,000.
For Article 3, the amount to be transferred was changed to $133,000. Article 6 is a new article requested by the Dive Team to utilize Waterways Receipts for use by the team.
An opinion letter from Atty. Rich Bowen was added to Article 11. Mr. Guzinski will be distributing a copy of the letter to interested parties.
Mr. Morse made a motion to approve and sign the STM Warrant as presented. Mr. Brown seconded the motion. All-Aye.


3. State Election Warrant (08:10)
In the packet is the State Election Warrant.
Mr. Morse made a motion to approve and sign the State Election warrant. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.

4. Administrator’s Report (08:46)
Mr. Guzinski stated that he has been in daily contact with Sen. Moore’s office trying to get a meeting set up with DCR. As of this afternoon, the Senator’s office had not received any confirmation regarding a time. They estimated that the Commissioner would probably be able to meet some time in November.
Mr. Guzinski recommended changing the November 4, 2014 BOS meeting to October 28, 2014 due to the state election. WBDC is available on October 28, 2014 to meet with the board. The next meeting after October 28, 2014 will be November 18, 2014. It was the consensus of the board to approve Mr. Guzinski’s recommendations for meeting changes.

5. Old/New Business (12:31)
Old Business: Mr. Bonin stated that he noticed new speed limit signs were added on Rte. 16. Mr. Guzinski stated that the Police Chief is increasing patrols and monitoring speed in the area.
New Business: Mr. Brown stated that he received an email with a sample letter to the Governor-elect in support of solar energy. Mr. Guzinski stated that he can produce a similar letter for the board to sign tomorrow. It was the consensus of the board to sign the letter and send it.

6. Executive Session – Acquisition of Real Estate (15:46)
Mr. Davis made a motion at 7: 17 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose of acquisition of real estate and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Keith Brown – Aye, Hal Davis – Aye, Mike Hughes – Aye, Kevin Morse- Aye. The meeting was moved to the Business Office and reconvened at 7:20 PM.
Mr. Davis made a motion at 7:30 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, Hal Davis – Aye, Mike Hughes – Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.

7. Adjournment (16:02)
Mr. Bonin made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:30 PM. Mr. Morse seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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