BOS - April 17, 2018

BOS - April 17, 2018

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:21 pm

Board of Selectmen
April 17, 2018
Municipal Center Resource Room

7:00 PM

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

1. Town Meeting Overview w/ Town Moderator & Clerk

2. Police Transfer – K9 Account – Possible Vote(s)

3. Assign Motions

4. Approve Junk Dealer License Renewals – Vote(s)

5. Sign May 8, 2018 Election Warrant –Possible Vote(s)

6. Minutes: March 29, 2018 – Regular & Exec Session, April 17, 2018

7. Town Administrator’s Report

8. Old / New Business

9. Adjournment
Future Agenda Items

May 1st:
Pole Petition – Davis St., Layout Hearing – Stonewall Court
Layout Hearing – Darling Way

May 15th : Chapter 61 Land – BOS Right of First Refusal, Annual
Appointments, Liquor License Application – Xtra Mart

June: Leftover Annual Appointments
April 17, 2018 - BOS Minutes.pdf
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April 17, 2018
Approved May 1, 2018

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.

Board: Kevin Morse (Chairman), Tim Bonin, David Cortese (Vice Chairman), Hal Davis, Mike Hughes, Matt Wojcik (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant-)
Other Staff and Citizens: Keith Menard (Town Moderator), Chris Furno (Town Clerk), Jeanne Lovett (Finance Director)

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:10)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:28)
Mr. Morse stated that there will be a Town Hall meeting April 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Municipal Center to address questions and concerns being aired on social media.

• Citizen’s Forum (01:13)
No one came forward.

1. Town Meeting Overview with Town Moderator & Clerk (01:19)
In the packet are the Annual (ATM) and Special (STM) Town Meeting Warrants.
Mr. Menard and Ms. Furno joined the meeting. Mr. Menard suggested choosing a continuation date for the meeting. April 8, 2018 will not work due to the election being held that day.
Mr. Menard will ask to pass Articles 2 and 3 of the STM as printed in the warrant. Regarding the ATM, Mr. Menard explained procedure. An overflow room will be set up. Mr. Wojcik does not believe there will be a need to take articles out of order. Amendments need to be presented in writing and submitted to Ms. Furno. Mr. Menard reviewed procedure regarding the combined articles. Article 3 is the override article. Mr. Menard asked that the public coming specifically to vote on this article stay for the entire meeting. Mr. Menard will only consider a motion to reconsider the override if new information is presented.
Regarding Article 5, Mr. Wojcik stated that the Finance Committee will be making the motion and their number mirror’s the Selectmen’s number, which is to reduce the Blackstone Valley Tech (BVT) Superintendent’s budget request by $70,518. Mr. Menard recommended that the legality of that reduction be checked. He asked for the contact information for Douglas’ BVT representative.

Articles 6, 7, and 8 will be taken as one article. Mr. Menard suggested that Article 10 be moved up in the warrant for next year so that it can be taken as part of the consent agenda. Mr. Menard requested copies of the Police and Fire contracts, before and after the changes, for Articles 13 and 14. Articles 20 and 21 may be taken together.
Speakers will be limited to two minutes.

2. Police Transfer-K9 Account-Possible Vote(s) (24:39)
In the packet is a memo from Chief Miglionico dated 4/2/18.

Mr. Wojcik stated that the K9 operation has been discontinued. The Police Chief has asked that the remaining donated funds be transferred to be available to use for capital improvements, Police and dispatch equipment and dispatch uniforms.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to transfer $6,644.88 from the K9 Account to the Police Donations Account. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.

3. Assign Motions (26:25)
In the packet are the ATM & STM Motions & Presenters.
STM Article 12 – Mr. Davis
Article 2 – Mr. Bonin Article 13 – Mr. Morse
Article 3 – Mr. Bonin Article 14 – Mr. Morse
ATM Article 16 – Mr. Cortese
Article 9 – Mr. Hughes Article 22 – Mr. Davis
Article 10 – Mr. Hughes

4. Approve Junk Dealer License Renewals-Vote(s) (30:20)
In the packet are checklists and related materials and emails.
Ms. Kane presented the list of junk dealer licenses. She stated that everything is complete.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the Junk Dealer License renewals as presented. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

5. Sign May 8, 2018 Election Warrant-Possible Vote(s) (32:26)
In the packet is the election warrant.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to sign the election warrant as presented. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.

6. Approve Minutes: March 29, 2018 Regular and Executive Session, April 10, 2018. (33:14)
Mr. Bonin made a motion to approve the minutes of the March 29, 2018 regular and Executive Session BOS meetings as presented, retaining the March 29, 2018 Executive Session meeting minutes in their entirety. Seconded by Mr. Davis. Vote: All-Aye. It was stated that the March 29, 2018 Executive Session meeting minutes do not need to be retained.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the minutes of the April 10, 2018 regular session BOS meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Davis. Vote: Aye-4, Mr. Cortese abstained.

7. Town Administrator’s Report (36:41)
Mr. Wojcik stated that the Town is advertising for several replacement positions.
Mr. Wojcik stated that they anticipate opening the North Street Bridge by the end of spring/early summer. The final approval needed for the permit is going before the Conservation Commission and then the project will go out to bid. The scope of work will include the water main pipe upgrade from 8” to 12”.

8. Old/New Business (39:34)
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: For Town Meeting, Mr. Morse asked for a list of the cuts that have been made on the Municipal side, the decrease in PILOT payments, and increase in land acquired by the State, going back to 2007. Mr. Menard cautioned against these “hit list”, as in the past, some of the items on that “hit list” still manifested. More explanation for the public is necessary.

9. Adjournment (45:28)
Mr. Cortese made a motion at 7:45 PM to adjourn. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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