BOS - November 18, 2014

BOS - November 18, 2014

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 26, 2014 1:37 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
November 18, 2014

7:00 PM

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

7:05 PM
1. Hearing – FY15 Tax Classification

7:10 PM
2. Appointments – BOH and DPW Study Committee

3. Minutes: October 21, 2014, Oct. 21 Executive Session, Oct. 28, 2014

4. Administrator’s Report

5. Old/New Business

6. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:

Dec. 2nd:
Liquor License Renewals, Audit Exit Conference,
New Pool Table – Whitinsville Fish & Game

Dec. 16th: All other License Renewals,

TBD: Master Plan/Housing Authority; Meeting with DCR Commissioner/Senator Fattman/Rep. McKenna; Solar Panels on School Bldgs – ConEdison Presentation
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
November 18, 2014
Approved December 2, 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 (Absent), Hal Davis (Absent), Kevin Morse, Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant-Absent)
Board of Assessors: John Blatchford, Jr. (Chair), Arthur Griffin, Jr, Carol Field and Beth MacKay (Principal Assessor)

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:10)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:27)
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:29)
No citizens came forward.

1. 7:05 PM Hearing: FY15 Tax Classification (05:03)
In the packet is a memo from Suzanne Kane dated November 13, 2014 and related advertisements.
Mr. Hughes opened the public hearing. Members of the Board of Assessors joined the meeting to discuss the FY15 Classification Hearing. Mr. Blatchford stated that, based on projections, the Total Assessed Value of the Town showed an increase value of 2.27%. Anticipated FY2015 Tax Rate will be 16.46/1000, an increase of 23 cents/thousand. They are still waiting for the final numbers from the State. The FY15 average single family home assessed value will be $264,800. The Board of Assessors recommended a single tax rate for FY15 of 16.46/1000 (estimated).
Mr. Morse made a motion to close the public hearing. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Bonin made a motion to set a single tax rate for FY15. Mr. Morse seconded the motion. All-Aye.

The Board of Assessors left the meeting.

2. Appointments: BOH and DPW Committee (00:32)
In the packet is an application from Cory Howard, a memo from Suzanne Kane dated November 7, 2014, and emails from the Board of Health.
Mr. Guzinski presented the application from Cory Howard. He stated that the Board of Health recommended his appointment.
Mr. Morse made a motion to appoint Cory Howard to the Board of Health for a term ending on June 30, 2017. Motion was seconded by Mr. Bonin. All-Aye.
Mr. Guzinski listed the names of committee members that have been nominated to the DPW Study Committee.
Mr. Morse made a motion to appoint Carol Gogolinski from the Finance Committee, Keith Bloniasz from the Water/Sewer Commission, Shirley Cooney from the Cemetery Commission, and Dave McCallum from the Board of Health to the DPW Study Committee. Motion was seconded by Mr. Bonin. All-Aye.

3. Approval of the Minutes (02:15)
October 21, 2014: Mr. Bonin made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 21, 2014 Board of Selectmen meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Morse. All-Aye.
October 21, 2014, Executive Session: Mr. Morse made a motion to retain in their entirety the minutes of the October 21, 2014 Board of Selectmen Executive Session meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Bonin. All-Aye.
October 28, 2014: (04:24) Mr. Bonin made a motion to approve the minutes of the October 28, 2014 Board of Selectmen meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Morse. All-Aye.

4. Town Administrator’s Report (03:18)
Mr. Guzinski thanked everyone involved in the Town Meeting last night.

5. Old/New Business (09:02)
Old Business: Mr. Bonin stated that there were some positive reactions to the BOS regarding DCR. He hopes there will be a large shift in the State’s policy.
New Business: There was no new business to discuss.

6. Adjournment (10:05)
Mr. Bonin made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:10 PM. Mr. Mores seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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