BOS - June 7, 2016

BOS - June 7, 2016

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:55 pm

Board of Selectmen
Municipal Center Resource Room
June 7, 2016

7:00 PM

• Call to Order
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Re-Organization
• Chairman’s Announcements (Acknowledgments)
• Citizen’s Forum

7:05 PM
1. Pole Petition – 9MAX000430A MA Communication Network Structures

2. Appointment – Board of Registrars

3. Discussion - EDC Recommendation for WBDC Action

4. Annual Appointments

5. CORI Policy – 3rd Reading and Approval

6. Look Back Policy – 2nd Reading

7. Minutes: April 26, 2016

8. Administrator’s Report

9. Old/New Business

10. Adjournment
Future Agenda Items:

June 21:
Review & Vote - Cable Access Fees, Chapter 61 Notice, TA Goals
June 7, 2016 - BOS Minutes.pdf
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June 7, 2016
Approved June 21, 2016

Call to Order

Mr. Morse called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM in the Resource Room of the Municipal Center.

Board: Kevin Morse (Chairman), Tim Bonin (Absent), David Cortese, Hal Davis, Mike Hughes (Vice Chairman), Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Economic Development Commission: Paul Peterson (Chair), Brad Maltz
Other Staff and Citizens: Atty. Ed Taipale, Andrea Cortese, Jean Sarli, Michael Sullivan, Amy Sullivan, Barbara Vaillancourt, Ron Vaillancourt

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:12)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:41)

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

1. 7:06 PM Pole Petition-9MAX000430A MA Communication Network Structures (00:)
In the packet are two pole petitions, maps and related materials and emails.
No one was present to present the petition.
Mr. Hughes made a motion at 7:06 PM to open the public hearing. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Ms. Kane received an inquiry from MA Communication Networks Structures as to how to get permission to install a utility pole. Usually, the Town only receives these requests from National Grid. Ms. Kane sent them an application. The application states “utility pole”. The Town Engineer, William Cundiff, looked at the application and did not feel it fell under MGL Ch 166. Town Counsel felt the same and felt it was the applicant’s burden to prove that it does fall under MGL Ch. 166. The applicant was notified and did not reply.
Meanwhile, Ms. Kane received an identical petition from ITB Utility. She contacted Joel VanderVeur for clarification.
Mr. Guzinski stated that Town Counsel recommended that the BOS reject the application. A discussion was held. A woman in the audience spoke against the pole.
Mr. Davis made a motion at 7:14 PM to close the public hearing. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to decline Pole Petition 9MAX000430A. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

Mr. Guzinski recommended to the attending abutters that they contact Mr. Cundiff for information on the Planning Board process.

2. Appointment-Board of Registrars (01:21)
In the packet are related emails and materials.
Mr. Cortese recused himself. Ms. Kane stated that one of the Democratic representatives does not wish to be reappointed. One candidate was recommended by the Democratic Town Committee. A discussion was held.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to appoint Andrea Cortese as a Democratic representative to the Board of Registrars for a term ending June 30, 2019. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. Aye-3, Mr. Cortese abstained.
Mr. Cortese rejoined the meeting.

3. Discussion-EDC Recommendation for WBDC Action (15:31)
In the packet is a letter from Paul Peterson dated May 9, 2016.
Mr. Peterson and Mr. Maltz joined the meeting. Mr. Peterson spoke about the land at the corner of North St. and Gilboa which is commercially zoned. It is available and they were hoping they could get funds to help market it. Mr. Guzinski stated that the Worcester Business Development Corp. (WBDC) could help market the parcel. He stated that the current contract with WBDC runs out this month, except for the funds just approved at Town Meeting.
Mr. Morse asked the EDC to qualify available parcels as long-term or short-term. Mr. Peterson asked if WBDC could help research interest in the Old Grammar School. Mr. Morse suggested waiting to see what comes back from the RFP.
It was decided to ask the WBDC to attend the June 21, 2016 meeting. The EDC will attend that meeting also.
Mr. Morse suggested the EDC look into 26 acre sites suitable for an athletics facility, such as Uxbridge’s The Hab. He has heard that Sutton residents are opposed to a proposed facility in their area. Mr. Malts stated that a zipline park and Top Golf are coming to look at some of the acreage off Rte. 16.

4. Annual Appointments (26:45)
In the packet are the FY16 Annual Appointments.
Ms. Kane presented the list.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the list of annual appointments as submitted, with the terms in green. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to appoint Tim Bonin as the BOS representative to the CMRPC. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to appoint Kevin Morse as the alternate BOS representative to the CMRPC. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.

5. CORI Policy-3rd Reading and Approval
In the packet is the proposed draft CORI policy.
Ms. Kane stated that she attended a seminar today where she learned that if you do more than five CORIs per year, you need to have a policy. She stated Douglas is well within the limits. She also stated that nothing has changed since the first reading.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the CORI policy as presented. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

6. Look Back Period Policy-2nd Reading (30:18)
In the packet is the Town of Douglas Policy and Procedures for Health Insurance Under the Federal Affordable Care Act.
Ms. Kane stated that she added contact information under “Guidance” on the last page. She has also added the job titles for Cheryl and Lois. The next copy will reflect all those changes.

7. Approval of the Minutes
April 26, 2016: Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the minutes of the April 26, 2016 joint meeting of the Board of Selectmen and Strategic Budget Committee meeting as amended. Seconded by Mr. Cortese. Aye-3, Mr. Davis abstained.

8. Accept “Water Tower Parcel” Deed – North Village (34:10)
In the packet is a deed and related materials.
Atty. Taipale joined the meeting. Mr. Guzinski stated that Atty. Jay Talerman and Atty. Taipale have drafted the deed for the water tower parcel in connection with the North Village project. Atty. Talerman recommended the deed’s approval by the BOS.
Atty. Taipale stated that they are building a playground at North Village which will be donated to the Town.
Mr. Davis made a motion to accept the deed and accept title to the property as presented to the Town. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

9. Town Administrator’s Report (37:42)
The dates for the summer meetings will be July 26, 2016 and August 16, 2016. The August 16 meeting will be a joint meeting with the School Committee, Finance Committee and the Strategic Budget Committee. The next regular meeting after that will be September 6, 2016.

10. Old/New Business (40:22)
Old Business: There was no old business to discuss.
New Business: There was no new business to discuss.

11. Adjournment (40:36)
Mr. Hughes made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:42 PM. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
Suzanne Kane
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