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BOS - December 5, 2017

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:51 pm
by Suzanne Kane
Board of Selectmen
Agenda
December 5, 2017
Municipal Center Resource Room

7:00 PM

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

1. Liquor License Type & Hours Change – Beagle Club - Possible Vote(s)

2. Review & Consider Liquor License Renewals (all)

3. Ratify Police Chief Contract – Possible Vote(s)

4. Health Insurance Policy – 1st Reading

5. October After Storm Letter – Possible Vote(s)

6. Town Administrator’s Report

7. Old/New Business

8. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:

Dec. 19th:
Audit Exit Conference, All other License Renewals, Insurance
Policy – 2nd Reading, Jon Juhl - Old Grammar School Disposition
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December 5, 2017 - BOS Minutes.pdf
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
December 5, 2017
Approved December 19, 2017

Call to Order

Chairman Kevin Morse called the Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Resource Room of the Municipal Center.

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Kevin Morse (Chairman), Tim Bonin (Absent), David Cortese (Vice Chairman), Hal Davis (Absent), Mike Hughes, Matt Wojcik (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Other Staff and Citizens: Police Lt. Nick Miglionico (Acting Chief), Fire Chief Kent Vinson, Jeanne Lovett (Finance Director), Christine Nelson (Beagle Club)

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:06)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:27)
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:30)
No citizens came forward.

1. Liquor License Type & Hours Change-Beagle Club-Possible Vote(s) (06:49)
In the packet is Mass General Laws Chapter 138, Section 16B, an ABCC Amendment Application, 10/15/17 meeting minutes of the Beagle Club, and related memos, emails and materials.
Ms. Kane stated that the Beagle Club has withdrawn their application to change their license type, but are moving forward with their change of hours to the following: Monday-Wednesday 11:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Thursday – Saturday 11:00 AM – 1:00 AM and Sunday 10:00 AM – 12:00 AM. The Beagle Club is aware of the State’s restrictions on certain holidays. The proposed hours are within the law and allowable if the BOS should choose. Neither Lt. Miglionico nor Chief Vinson had any objections.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the change in hours for the Beagle Club. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

2. Review & Consider Liquor License Renewals-Possible Vote(s) (09:03)
In the packet is a letter from Chief Vinson dated 11/30/17, a letter to Maureen Gallant dated 11/30/17, a list of All Liquor Licenses for 2018, Mass General Laws Chapter 138, Section 16A, and related applications, checklists and materials.
Ms. Kane stated that licenses are automatically renewed for the next annual license period, however they may be rejected for cause. Chief Vinson asked that a condition be added to the renewal of the Sokol Club’s license that a working fire alarm system with a central station alarm and a sprinkler system be installed. Chief Vinson asked that plans be submitted by February 1, 2018.
Ms. Kane clarified that the Sokol Club’s license will be renewed, however if they do not comply with the conditions, they will be brought in for a hearing.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to approve the liquor license renewal for the Sokol Club with the condition that plans for installation of a central station alarm and sprinkler system at the Sokol Club be submitted to Chief Vinson by February 1, 2018, as well as an installation date chosen by Chief Vinson. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to approve the remaining liquor license renewals for 2018 on the list. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.

3. Ratify Police Chief Contract-Possible Vote(s)
(00:54)
In the packet are a Town of Douglas Chief of Police Contract and a Town of Douglas Chief of Police job description.
Mr. Wojick stated that the contract has been offered and accepted by Lt. Nick Miglionico. Mr. Wojcik recommends the contract without reservations. The language in the job description has been reviewed by labor counsel.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to ratify the Police Chief contract as presented. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Lt. Miglionico thanked Mr. Wojcik and the BOS.
The swearing-in ceremony will be tomorrow at 3:00 PM in this room.

4. Health Insurance Policy-First Reading (15:54)
In the packet is the draft Town of Douglas Health Insurance policy.
Mr. Wojcik stated that no edits have been made to the document since the last meeting. The document was presented to the Personnel Board today. They had no comments.

5. October Storm After Action Report-Possible Vote(s) (17:56)
In the packet is a draft letter to National Grid.
Mr. Wojcik stated that he made edits to the letter to reflect that National Grid needs to have a Vegetation Management Plan in place for the Town and that the Town would reserve the right to consider orders to bury utility cables in the future if they cannot get satisfaction.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to authorize the Town Administrator to send the letter to National Grid as presented on behalf of the Town. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.

6. Town Administrator’s Report (19:57)
Mr. Wojcik stated that Douglas received a Price to Purchase notification from National Grid regarding streetlights. The cost to purchase the lights is $1.00. In order to see the cost savings, the Town needs to revisit Con Edison’s solar deal for credits. The Town is currently committed to a usage that will no longer be necessary, once LED streetlights are installed.
Mr. Wojick stated that he will be in Purchasing Officer training for the next three days.

7. Old/New Business
(24:10)
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: There was no new business.

8. Adjournment (24:25)
Mr. Hughes made a motion at 7:22 PM to adjourn. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Wright
Recording Secretary