BOS - August 16, 2017

BOS - August 16, 2017

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:19 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
Municipal Center Resource Room
August 16, 2016

7:00 PM

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

7:05 PM
1. SOKOL – Liquor License Change of Manager

2. Pyne Earth Removal – NE Main St. – Mark Anderson Heritage Design

3. Vote to Authorize Supt. of Schools to Approve and Sign Construction
Related Contracts on behalf of the School Department

4. Sign State Primary Warrant

5. Minutes – July 26, 2016, July 26, 2016 Exec Session.

6. Administrator’s Report

7. Old/New Business

8. Executive Session – Litigation Strategy

9. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:

Aug. 17th:
School/FinCom/Strategic Budget Committee Discussion

Sept. 6th: Octoberfest – One Day Special Liquor License Application
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August 16, 2016 - BOS Minutes.pdf
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
August 16, 2016
Approved September 6, 2016


Call to Order

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

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Kevin Morse (Chairman), Tim Bonin, David Cortese, Hal Davis, Mike Hughes (Vice Chairman-Absent), Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Other Staff and Citizens: Atty. Rich Bowen, Mark Anderson (Heritage Design), Fire Chief Kent Vinson

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:11)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:29)
There were no announcements.

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

1. SOKOL – Liquor License Change of Manager (01:10)
In the packet is a letter from Chairman Roger Manyak, Form 43, a Petition for Change of License, and related checklists and materials.
This discussion was rescheduled for September 6, 2016.

2. Pyne Earth Removal: NE Main Street, Mark Anderson Heritage Design (01:41)
In the packet is a memo from William Cundiff dated 8/10/16, memos from Mark Anderson dated 7/22/16 and 8/9/16, an Earth Removal application, and related maps, emails and materials
Mr. Anderson joined the meeting. He is asking for the BOS’s support for a waiver request to the Planning Board to allow excavation to be less than 100’ from the Bosma property on NE Main Street. The excavation will not be different than it is now. All the trees and vegetation will remain. The shallow excavation will be 50’ off the side of the roadway.
Once the excavation is complete, it will be loamed and seeded. All the topsoil on the site will be removed, brought to Pyne Sand & Stone to be processed and screened and then brought back to use in the restoration.
The entrance to the site is partially paved and the balance of the site will be treated with calcium to keep the dust down.
A memo from William Cundiff, Town Engineer, states that there will be no adverse impact from the request. A discussion was held.
Mr. Davis made a motion to approve the request to support a waiver of the 100’ setback as presented. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.

3. Vote to Authorize the Superintendent of Schools to Approve and Sign Construction Related Contracts on behalf of the School Department (07:14)
Mr. Guzinski has spoken with the School Dept. regarding several small construction projects they are working on. The law on delegation is not clear. He has spoken with Town Counsel who recommended that the BOS take a vote to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to approve and sign construction related contracts on behalf of the School Dept. Mr. Guzinski recommended the motion below. A discussion was held.
Mr. Davis made a motion to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to approve and sign construction related contracts on behalf of the School Department up to $150,000/project. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

4. Sign State Primary Warrant (13:17)
In the packet is a State Primary Warrant.
Mr. Guzinski presented the warrant. A typographical error was noticed.
Mr. Davis made a motion to approve the State Primary Warrant for September 8, 2016, 7:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.

5. Approval of the Minutes
(15:03)
July 26, 2016: Mr. Cortese made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 26, 2016 meeting of the Board of Selectmen as presented. Seconded by Mr. Bonin. All-Aye.
July 26, 2016-Executive Session: Mr. Bonin made a motion to approve and retain in their entirety the minutes of the July 26, 2016 Executive Session meeting of the Board of Selectmen as presented. Seconded by Mr. Cortese. All-Aye.

6. Town Administrator’s Report (16:02)
Mr. Guzinski presented for the BOS’s review the report from Michael Daley of Financial Advisor Associates. Mr. Daley reviewed the Commonwealth of MA’s State-Owned Land Reimbursement Program for the Town of Douglas. Senator Fattman and Representative McKenna are available to come to the September 20, 2016 meeting for a presentation from Mr. Daley. Mr. Guzinski recommended that this presentation be posted for the September 20, 2016 meeting.
Mr. Guzinski, Mr. Cortese, Police Chief Foley, DCR Commissioner Roy, and Rep. McKenna met a couple weeks ago and toured the park and discussed keeping the new policies in force. Commissioner Roy was supportive. There will still be discussions regarding charging an additional fee.
Mr. Guzinski reminded the BOS that tomorrow there will be a joint meeting of the BOS, Finance Committee, School Committee and Strategic Budget Committee at 7:00 PM at the high school.

7. Old/New Business
(22:47)
Old Business: Mr. Bonin will draft a letter to the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) to thank them for their support regarding the State park.
New Business: There was no new business.

8. Executive Session – Litigation Strategy (24:16)
Mr. Cortese made a motion at 7:25 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose of Litigation Strategy, and to return to Regular Session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: David Cortese – Aye, Hal Davis – Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye, Tim Bonin – Aye. The meeting was moved to the Selectmen’s Office and reconvened at 7:32 PM.

9. Adjournment (24:47)
Mr. Davis made a motion at 7:43 PM to adjourn. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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