BOS - May 1, 2018

BOS - May 1, 2018

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed May 09, 2018 9:03 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
May 1, 2018
Municipal Center Resource Room

7:00 PM

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

1. Pole Petition Hearing: Pole # 25822848 – Davis Street

7:15 PM
2. Layout Hearing – Stonewall Court

7:20 PM
3. Layout Hearing – Darling Way

4. Discussion with Conservation Comm. – Eagle Scout Bridge Project

5. ZBA Appointment – Fill a vacancy

6. Minutes: April 3, 2018, and April 17, 2018

7. Town Administrator’s Report

8. Old / New Business

9. Executive Session – Litigation Finamore Settlement Proposal
– Possible Vote(s)

10. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items

May 15th : Chapter 61 Land – BOS Right of First Refusal, Annual
Appointments, Purple Heart Proclamation, Cable PEG Access
Support

June: Leftover Annual Appointments,

TBD: Liquor License Application – Xtra Mart (Waiting for Application)
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
May 1, 2018
Approved May 15, 2018

Call to Order

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

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Kevin Morse (Chairman), Tim Bonin, David Cortese (Vice Chairman), Hal Davis (Absent), Mike Hughes, Matt Wojcik (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Conservation Commission (Con Com): Linda Brown (Chair)
Other Staff and Citizens: Jeanne Lovett (Finance Director), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Police Chief Nick Miglionico, Michael Fraser (National Grid),

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:00)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:10)
Mr. Morse commented that he feels that the mailer received from The “No” Group was not written by people who are well informed as to how finances work in the Town.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:58)
No one came forward.

1. 7:01 PM Pole Petition Hearing: Pole #25822848-Davis Street (01:08)
In the packet is a petition, maps, and related materials.
Mr. Morse opened the public hearing. Ms. Kane stated that the petition is asking to relocate poles #9 and #10 on Davis Street. She received an email from the Conservation Agent, who stated that pole #9 needed a Determination of Applicability (RDA) with the Con Com. Ms. Kane asked that if the petition is approved tonight, to make the approval contingent on filing the RDA.
Mr. Fraser joined the meeting. He stated that the poles are between the elementary and the high schools. The school Superintendent requested that these poles be relocated to allow the students better access to the schools.
Mr. Hughes made a motion at 7:05 to close the public hearing for Pole Petition #25822848. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve pole petition #25822848 as presented, pending receiving the appropriate permits from the Conservation Commission. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.


2. 7:16 PM Layout Meeting: Stonewall Court (16:53)
In the packet are maps, memos, a deed and related materials.
Mr. Cundiff joined the meeting. He presented the map of the area. He stated that in 1998, 1999 it was not accepted as a public way at Town Meeting. The Town has been plowing and maintaining the road. There have been no complaints regarding the infrastructure. The developer of the project is insolvent and is willing to deed the interest in the road to the Town. The Planning Board voted to accept the road as a public way.
Mr. Hughes made a motion that the Board vote to lay out Stonewall Court as a public way, shown on a plan entitled “Definitive Subdivision of ‘Douglas Woods’ in Douglas, Mass” prepared by Andrews Survey and Engineering, dated September 27, 1994, revised November 21, 1994 and March 21, 1995, recorded in the Worcester County Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 692, Plan 92 and on file with the Town Clerk. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.

3. 7:20 PM Layout Meeting: Darling Way (20:07)
In the packet are maps, memos and related materials.
Mr. Cundiff joined the meeting. He stated that the corporation that developed this subdivision has dissolved; there is no financial surety in place. The infrastructure is in place. The Town has been maintaining the road.
The developer failed to reserve drainage easements on two parcels. The landowners are willing to gift easements to the Town. The Planning Board voted to accept this road as a public way. There are no survey boundary markers in this project.
Mr. Hughes made a motion that the Board vote to lay out Darling Way and Brandywine Circle public ways, shown as “Road A” and “Road B” on a plan entitled “Darling Way, A Definitive Subdivision Plan in Douglas, MA” prepared by Andrews Survey and Engineering, dated November 3, 1995, recorded in the Worcester County Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 700, Plan 87 and on file with the Town Clerk. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.
The BOS called a recess at 7:25 and reconvened at 7:32 PM.

4. Discussion with Conservation Commission-Eagle Scout Bridge Project (25:23)
Ms. Brown joined the meeting. Mr. Morse stated that he feels the Con Com did not treat a youth in the community fairly or professionally at the April 17, 2018 Con Com meeting. He is concerned because an inconsistent message is being sent regarding a bridge. A similar bridge was erected under the ask of the Dept. of Conservation and Recreation and it passed through Con Com without any issues. He feels the message of the Con Com should be consistent across the board.
Ms. Brown stated that she reviewed the recording of the meeting and she felt it was handled professionally and the youth was not treated differently than any other applicant. Ms. Brown was willing to discuss the application process, not the application. The meeting was continued to May 14, 2018 at 7:20 PM. A discussion was held.
Mr. Morse stated that he will attend the May 14, 2018 meeting.
Mr. Wojcik paraphrased the discussion: what is the level of scrutiny associated with a proposal.

5. ZBA Appointment-Fill a Vacancy (07:43)
In the packet are related emails and memos.
Ms. Kane stated that there is an opening on the ZBA for a full member due to a resignation. Currently, Michael Fitzpatrick (since 2013) and Louis Tusino (since 2015) are alternate members. The ZBA supports Mr. Fitzpatrick as the full member.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to appoint Michael Fitzpatrick as a full member of the ZBA for a term ending June 30, 2020. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

6. Approve Minutes: April 3 and April 17, 2018 (06:18)
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the minutes of the April 3, 2018 regular session BOS meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Cortese. Vote: All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the minutes of the April 17, 2018 regular session BOS meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Cortese. Vote: All-Aye.

7. Town Administrator’s Report (10:09)
Mr. Wojcik stated that paving is planned on Manchaug and Mechanic Streets on May 8, 2018 at 7:00 PM to May 9, 2018 at 5:00 AM. Cook Street will be used as the detour.
Mr. Cundiff has done the preliminary base calculations for the bid process for the North Street bridge culvert repair and water system improvement. The cost is calculated at just over $68,000. Mr. Cundiff has applied for Chapter 90 approval. He hopes to hear back this week.
Mr. Wojcik stated that the Town has completed the competitive bid process for the rewiring of Town Hall. The winning bid came in at $28,165 and a letter to proceed has been issued to Aucoin Telecom and Utility Construction of Chelmsford. A grant for this work in the amount of $30,000 was received.
Mr. Wojcik stated that they are investigating the cost of demolishing the little brown house on Main Street. It has not been occupied for four years, and the roof is caving in. Environmental testing will need to be done as it is not known if asbestos was used in the construction of that house. The cesspool also needs to be located and closed.
Mr. Wojcik stated that negotiations continue with the Firefighters Union. He hopes to be done before Town Meeting. There are no disagreements on the economic terms. There has been no contract with this union for three years, and substantial changes are being made.
Mr. Wojcik stated that a meeting with the W.B. Mason statewide contractor is scheduled for Thursday to review the Town’s relationship with W.B. Mason.

8. Old/New Business (33:26)
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: There was no new business.

9. Executive Session – Litigation Finamore Settlement Proposal and Possible Vote(s) (34:40)
Mr. Bonin made a motion at 7:40 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose of litigation Finamore settlement proposal and possible vote(s) and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Dave Cortese – Aye, Mike Hughes- Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.
The BOS called a recess and reconvened in the Selectmen’s Office at 7:42 PM.

10. Adjournment (35:13)
Mr. Hughes made a motion at 7:58 PM to adjourn. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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