BOS - December 2, 2014

BOS - December 2, 2014

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:36 am

Board of Selectmen
December 2, 2014

7:00 PM

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

1. Audit - Exit Conference

2. Liquor License Renewals

7:30 PM
3. Pool Table License – Whitinsville Fish & Game

4. Monuments & Memorials Committee – Merritt Tetreault

5. Minutes – November 18, 2014

6 Administrator’s Report

7. Old/New Business

8. Adjournment
Future Agenda Items:

Dec. 16th:
All other License Renewals, DCR – Wallum Lake; Reaffirm Tax
Classification, Accept Gift - ConEdison

Jan. 6: Library Trustees – Handicapped Accessibility Discussion

TBD: Master Plan/Housing Authority; Meeting with DCR Commissioner/Senator Fattman/Rep. McKenna; Solar Panels on School Bldgs – ConEdison Presentation
December 2, 2014
Approved December 16, 2014

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

Board: Mike Hughes (Chairman), Tim Bonin, Keith Brown (Absent), Hal Davis, Kevin Morse, Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Whitinsville Fish & Game: Stephen Pierangeli, Richard Boucher
Melanson Heath: Frank Byron, Jennifer Redington
Other Staff and Citizens: Jeanne Lovett (Finance Director), Randy Manyak (Sokol), Paula Brouillette

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:13)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:28)
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:31)
No citizens came forward.

1. Audit-Exit Conference (00:36)
In the packet is the Town of Douglas Management Letter and Annual Financial Statements for the FY ending June 30, 2014, along with related materials.
Ms. Lovett, Mr. Byron and Ms. Redington joined the meeting. Ms. Redington presented the numbers and highlights of the Independent Auditor’s Report. The Town received a “clean” opinion, which is the best opinion that can be received from an independent audit. The Town is in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Mr. Byron presented the management letter, which is giving the Town notice that GASB 68 will be applicable for next year’s financial statement. GASB 68 deals with unfunded pension liability. A discussion was held.
Ms. Redington stated that the Town’s financials are in a strong financial position. The timing is good for borrowing. Ms. Redington and Mr. Guzinski thanked the financial team.
Ms. Lovett, Ms. Redington and Mr. Byron left the meeting.

2. Liquor License Renewals (24:08)
In the packet is a list of all the liquor licenses in the Town.
Ms. Kane does not know of any reason to hold back approval of any of the licenses on the list.
Mr. Morse made a motion to approve the liquor license renewals as presented. Motion was seconded by Mr. Davis. All-Aye.

3. Pool Table License-Whitinsville Fish & Game (25:23)
In the packet is a Pool Table license application.
Ms. Kane stated that the application is complete. Mr. Pierangeli was dumfounded at all the expenses that were laid out to collect the $20 fee. Ms. Kane and the Selectmen explained the state law, which has been on the books since the 1800’s. A discussion was held.
Mr. Bonin made a motion to accept the application for a pool table for the Whitinsville Fish & Game Club. Motion was seconded by Mr. Morse. All-Aye.
Mr. Pierangeli and Mr. Boucher left the meeting.

4. Monuments & Memorials Committee-Merritt Tetreault (33:29)
This item was passed over. Mr. Tetreault was unable to make the meeting.

5. Approval of the Minutes (33:44)
November 18, 2014: Mr. Morse made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 18, 2014 Board of Selectmen meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Bonin. All-Aye.

6. Town Administrator’s Report (34:02)
Mr. Guzinski did not have any items to present.

7. Old/New Business (34:15)
Old Business: Mr. Bonin stated that he had an electronic conversation with Sen. Elect Ryan Fattman who indicated that Rep. Beaton, who is expected to be appointed as Secretary of Environmental Affairs & Energy, and/or the Lt. Governor will be coming to the BOS to discuss DCR.
New Business: There was no new business to discuss.

8. Adjournment (35:04)
Mr. Morse made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:35 PM. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
Suzanne Kane
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