BOS - October 18, 2016

BOS - October 18, 2016

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Oct 13, 2016 11:54 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
October 18, 2016
Municipal Center Resource Room


7:00 PM

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

1. Appointment – Cultural Council – Taft

2. Fire/EMS Department – Proposed Operational Changes

3. Approve and Sign Fall Special Town Meeting Warrant – Nov. 14, 2016

4. Minutes – October 4, 2016, October 4, 2016 – Exec. Session

5. Administrator’s Report

6. Old/New Business

7. Executive Session – Collective Bargaining Negotiations Strategy and
Consider Real Property
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Future Agenda Items

Nov 1st:
Joint meeting w/School Committee, FinCom, and Strategic Budget,
Tax Classification Hearing (TBD)

Dec : License Renewals
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October 18, 2016 - BOS Minutes.pdf
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
October 18, 2016
Approved November 1, 2016

Call to Order

Mr. Bonin called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM in the Resource Room of the Municipal Center.

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Kevin Morse (Chairman-Absent), Tim Bonin, David Cortese, Hal Davis, Mike Hughes (Vice Chairman-Absent), Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Other Staff and Citizens: Yajaila Taft

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:12)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:52)
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:54)
No citizens came forward.

1. Appointments-Cultural Council: YajailaTaft (00:57)
In the packet is an application and related materials.
Ms. Kane presented the application. The Cultural Council supports this appointment. Ms. Taft joined the meeting.
Mr. Davis made a motion to appoint Yajaila Taft to the Cultural Council for a term ending June 30, 2019. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

2. Fire/EMS Department-Proposed Operational Changes (03:04)
In the packet is the Douglas Fire-EMS Dept. Draft Staffing Proposal.
This discussion was deferred to the next meeting.

3. Approve and Sign Fall Special Town Meeting (STM) Warrant-Nov. 14, 2016 (03:10)
In the packet is the STM warrant.
Mr. Guzinski stated that the warrant has been updated. There are 11 articles on the warrant, which he briefly reviewed. He recommended that Article 1 be withdrawn from the warrant because there are no prior year bills. Article 2 is for budget transfers for this current year’s budget. He reviewed the transfers. Article 3 is to fund the Fire Chief’s proposal for 24 hr. coverage. This proposal is still in negotiation. Article 4 is a transfer to the Other Post Employee Benefits (OPEB) account. Article 5 is a transfer to the Stabilization account. Article 6 amends Article 8 from the May 5, 2014 Annual Town Meeting to allow the insurance settlement from the Municipal Center boiler fire to be used towards the Municipal Center HVAC/gym roof/windows project. Articles 7 and Article 8 are to purchase a rescue/pumper and catch basin cleaner. Information will be disseminated to the public regarding Articles 7 and 8 prior to Town Meeting. Article 9 is to amend Article 8 of the May 5, 2014 Annual Town Meeting to transfer money from an old account for the Water Booster Station. Article 10 is to purchase land for the Water/Sewer Dept. Mr. Guzinski recommended further discussion of this topic at the November 1, 2016 BOS meeting. Article 11 was approved at a prior town meeting, however this article allows the Town to take property through Eminent Domain. It is a friendly taking.
Mr. Cortes made a motion to approve the Fall Special Town Meeting warrant for November 14, 2016 as presented and as modified by the removal of Article 1. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.

4. Approval of the Minutes (15:26)
October 4, 2016 regular and executive session: Approval of the minutes was deferred to the next meeting.

5. Town Administrator’s Report (15:27)
There was no report.

6. Old/New Business (15:34)
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: There was no new business.

7. Executive Session – Collective Bargaining Negotiation Strategy and Consider Real Property (15:43)
Mr. Cortese made a motion at 7:20 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose of collective bargaining negotiation strategy and consideration of real property, and to return to Regular Session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, David Cortese – Aye, Hal Davis – Aye. The meeting was moved to the Selectmen’s Office and reconvened at 7:26 PM.

8. Adjournment (16:10)
Mr. Davis made a motion at 7:41 PM to adjourn. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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