BOS - May 15, 2018 - Revised

BOS - May 15, 2018 - Revised

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed May 09, 2018 9:05 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
May 15, 2018
Municipal Center Resource Room

7:00 PM

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

1. Hearing – Chapter 61 Land Notice of Intention to Sell 4.43 Acres off of
Orange Street, and Selectmen’s Right of First Refusal
Possible Vote(s)

2. Purple Heart Proclamation Presentation

3. Charter PEG Access Support for FY20 – Chairman Thomas Devlin
Possible Vote(s)

4. Eagle Scout Project - Max Postma - Possible Vote(s)

5. Order of Taking – Sullivan Land - Possible Vote(s)

6. Douglas Auto Sales – Replace Destroyed Class II License

7. Animal Control Agreement with Uxbridge – Possible Vote(s)

8. Minutes: May 1, 2018 Regular and Executive Session

9. Administrator’s Report

10. Old / New Business

11. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:

June 5th: New Liquor License Application – EZ Mart, Annual Appointments

TBD: Pole Petition # 22759437 – Crescent Lane, EDC Appointment
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
May 15, 2018
Approved June 5, 2018

Call to Order

Town Administrator Matt Wojcik called the Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Municipal Center Resource Room.

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Kevin Morse, Tim Bonin, David Cortese, Hal Davis, Mike Hughes, Matt Wojcik (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Other Staff and Citizens: Tom Devlin (Chair of Douglas Cable), Rep. Joseph McKenna, Aide to Senator Fattman, Jason King, Donald Postma, Lisa Postma, Max Postma, Commander Justin McCallum and various veterans, citizens and staff.

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:11)

• Reorganization (00:36)
Mr. Wojcik opened the floor to nominations for Chairman. Mr. Cortese made a motion to nominate Kevin Morse as Chairman of the Board of Selectmen. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.
Mr. Morse took over as Chairman and opened the floor to nominations for Vice Chairman. Mr. Bonin made a motion to nominate Dave Cortese as Vice Chairman of the Board of Selectmen. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

• Chairman’s Announcements (01:36)
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum (01:40)
No one came forward.

1. Hearing: Chapter 61 Land Notice of Intention to Sell 4.43 Acres off of Orange Street and Selectmen’s Right of First Refusal, Possible Vote(s)
(01:50)
In the packet are a Notice of Intent, maps, and related emails and materials.
Ms. Kane presented the items in the packet. She stated that the Planning Board, Conservation Commission and Open Space Committee do not recommend the purchase of this land.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to not exercise the Board of Selectmen’s Right of First Refusal. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.


2. Purple Heart Proclamation Presentation (03:04)
In the packet are a proclamation and guidelines.
Mr. Morse read the proclamation. Veterans in the audience stood and were recognized and thanked for their service. Sen. Fattman’s aide conveyed the Senator’s appreciation for those who have served in the military. Rep. McKenna expressed his appreciation as well and read a citation.
Commander McCallum and the Highway Dept. will be posting signs around town.

3. Charter PEG Access Support for FY20-Chairman Thomas Devlin, Possible Vote(s) (09:12)
In the packet is the Town of Douglas Renewal Cable Television license.
Mr. Devlin joined the meeting. He asked that the annual charter license fee be increased by 3% for FY20. He stated that Charter has requested this increase. Ms. Kane stated that going forward, Charter does not need to be notified of the increase: it is automatic.
Mr. Devlin stated that the number of cable subscribers has increased slightly.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to support the Charter user fee increase of 3% for FY20. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Aye-4, Mr. Morse abstained.

4. Eagle Scout Project-Max Postma, Possible Vote(s) (12:50)
In the packet is a letter from Mr. Postma dated 5/10/18 and an Eagle Scout Service Project Proposal.
Max Postma joined the meeting and presented his proposal to build flower boxes, plant flowers and build a small stage at the WWII memorial before the Memorial Day parade. A discussion was held regarding lighting.
Mr. Bonin made a motion to approve Max Postma’s Eagle Scout project as presented, including the authorization to go on Town property to implement the plan. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.

5. Order of Taking-Sullivan Land, Possible Vote(s) (19:51)
Pursuant to Mass. General Laws Chapter 79, Mr. Bonin made a motion to adopt an Order of Taking for the so called “Sullivan Property”, such property consisting of two lots which are more fully described in the Order of Taking, said having been authorized by the vote of the November 14, 2016 Special Town Meeting approving Article 10. Mr. Bonin further moved to award damages of one dollar ($1.00) . Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

6. Douglas Auto Sales-Replace Destroyed Class II License (20:44)
Ms. Kane stated that Mr. Cherrier informed her that he accidentally shredded his license, and he is asking for a replacement. He has paid the fee.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve a replacement Class II license for Douglas Auto Sales. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

7. Animal Control Agreement with Uxbridge-Possible Vote(s) (21:41)
Mr. Wojcik stated that Douglas is party to a regional Animal Control contract. The lead community is Uxbridge. Uxbridge has a bylaw which prevents the town from entering into any contract for more than three years. This contract has been perpetually renewing, which is a violation of Uxbridge’s bylaw. The contract works well for Douglas, and Mr. Wojcik has no objection to Uxbridge updating the contract.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to accept the Animal Control Agreement with the Town of Uxbridge as presented. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.

8. Approve Minutes: May 1, 2018 Regular and Executive Session (24:06)
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the minutes of the May 1, 2018 regular session BOS meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Bonin. Vote: All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve and retain in their entirety the minutes of the May 1, 2018 Executive session BOS meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Bonin. Vote: All-Aye.

9. Town Administrator’s Report (24:53)
Mr. Wojcik stated that the Memorial Day events are posted on the Town’s website. He reviewed the events. He reviewed the proper display of the American flag on Memorial Day. He thanked all veterans for their service.

10. Old/New Business (26:46)
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: Sen. Fattman’s aide informed the BOS that an amendment to the budget was filed yesterday requesting $100,000 for an ambulance. Also, an amendment addressing PILOT payments to Douglas was filed to ensure that payments to Douglas would not be reduced and would prohibit the State from purchasing more land until “everything is straightened out”. Sen. Fattman is looking to increase the current fee from $1 to $5 for Wallum State Park.

11. Adjournment (28:19)
Mr. Hughes made a motion at 7:28 PM to adjourn. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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