BOS - February 17, 2015

BOS - February 17, 2015

Postby Suzanne Kane » Tue Feb 17, 2015 11:06 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
February 17, 2015
Municipal Center Resource Room


7:00 PM

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

1. Request to Authorize Snow & Ice Deficit Spending

2. Class II License Renewal – TJ Lapan

3. Open Warrant for Annual Town Meeting of May 4, 2015

4. Minutes – January 20, 2015, January 20, 2015 Exec. Session

5. Administrator’s Report

6. Old/New Business

7. Executive Session – Collective Bargaining Strategy, Contract Negotiation
Strategy

8. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:

March 3rd
: Library ADA Discussion, Cub Scouts Visit,

TBD: Master Plan/Housing Authority; Solar Panels on School Bldgs – ConEdison Presentation; DCR Notice of Intent
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
February 17, 2015
Approved March 3, 2015


Call to Order
Mr. Morse, Vice Chairman, called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Resource Room of the Municipal Center.

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Mike Hughes (Chairman-Excused Absence), Tim Bonin, Keith Brown, Hal Davis, Kevin Morse, Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Other Staff and Citizens: Atty. Rich Bowen, John Furno, Michael Fitzpatrick

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:14)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:31)
There were no announcements.

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

1. Request to Authorize Snow & Ice Deficit Spending (00:45)
In the packet is a memo from Highway Superintendent, John Furno dated February 12, 2015.
Mr. Guzinski presented John Furno’s list of storms/events for the season and their costs. The last storm is not included in the list. Mr. Furno is requesting the authority to incur liability and make expenditures in the Snow & Ice account in the amount of $250,000 beyond current spending authorizations. The total, if approved, would be capped at $375,000. If the storms continue, this amount will have to go higher. This will also need to be approved by the Finance Committee, which will meet next Monday.
Mr. Guzinski commended the Highway Dept. on their tremendous job with the snow issues and he thanked the public for their patience. Mr. Furno joined the meeting. As soon as there is a break in the weather, the Highway Dept. will work on widening the roads and breaking down snowbanks. Mr. Guzinski has contracted a landscaping company to do some work clearing the municipal roofs.
Mr. Furno spoke about the amount of snow received and the timeframe of the events. The Highway Dept. has 6 personnel, plus himself and a secretary. They use 12 subcontractors, with 2 on standby. He thanked his staff and the public.
Mr. Davis made a motion to authorize expenditures in the Snow & Ice Account in the amount of $250,000 beyond current spending authorizations. Motion was seconded by Mr. Brown. All-Aye.
Mr. Furno asked the Town residents to dig out the hydrants, clear the sidewalks in front of their properties and to not throw snow into the street. Mr. Furno left the meeting.

2. Class II License Renewal-TJ Lapan (11:47)
In the packet is a Class II License renewal for TJ Lapan, along with related materials.
Ms. Kane stated that TJ Lapan has had a license in the past. This license is so he can access auctions. He does not do business on his property.
Mr. Bonin made a motion to approve the Class II License renewal for TJ Lapan to expire January 1, 2016. Motion was seconded by Mr. Brown. All-Aye.

3. Open Warrant for Annual Town Meeting of May 4, 2015 (12:33)
Mr. Guzinski recommended that the Board vote to open the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting to be held on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM and close the warrant on Friday, March 6, 2015.
Mr. Davis made a motion to open the warrant for the Annual Town Meeting to be held on Monday, May 4, 2015 at 7:00 PM and close the warrant on Friday, March 6, 2015. Motion was seconded by Mr. Bonin. All-Aye.

4. Approval of the Minutes (13:19)
January 20, 2015: Mr. Bonin made a motion to approve the minutes of the January 6, 2015 Board of Selectmen meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Brown. All- Aye.
January 20, 2015, Executive Session: Mr. Davis made a motion to approve and retain in their entirety the minutes of the January 20, 2015 Board of Selectmen Executive Session meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Bonin. All- Aye.

5. Town Administrator’s Report (14:21)
In the packet is a letter from Ron Tetreault.
Mr. Guzinski stated that Ron Tetreault, the Veterans Services Director, has resigned. Mr. Guzinski met today with the administrators from the other three districts. The current assistant in the Veterans office will be taking over for the interim, and a search for Mr. Tetreault’s replacement will begin. The Town of Northbridge will be handling the advertisement.
Mr. Tetreault offered to stay on in a limited capacity to advise the towns, if so needed. Mr. Guzinski and the Board of Selectmen praised Mr. Tetreault for his service.

6. Old/New Business (17:09)
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: There was no new business.


7. Executive Session – Collective Bargaining Strategy, Contract Negotiation Strategy: (17:20)
Mr. Bonin made a motion at 7:18 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose of collective bargaining strategy and contract negotiation strategy and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Keith Brown – Aye, Hal Davis – Aye, Kevin Morse - Aye.
Mr. Davis made a motion at 7:43 PM 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, Kevin Morse - Aye.

8. Adjournment (17:54)
Mr. Bonin made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:43 PM. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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