BOS - July 17, 2018

BOS - July 17, 2018

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:50 pm

Board of Selectmen
July 17, 2018
Agenda
Municipal Center Resource Room

7:00 PM

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

1. Chapter 61A Right of First Refusal – Orange Street – Possible Vote(s)

2. Joint School Committee Appointment – Possible Vote(s)

3. Appointment – ZBA Alternate - Holland

4. Sokol Club – Increase Number of Events under Entertainment License
– Possible Vote(s)

5. Liquor License Change of Hours – Picket Fence – Possible Vote(s)

6. One Day Entertainment Lic. – Dynamic Douglas – Family Fun – Possible Vote(s)

7:40 pm

7. Pole Petition # 22759437 - Crescent Lane– Possible Vote(s)

8. Annual Appointments – Insurance Advisory Committee – Possible Vote(s)

9. Annual Appointments – Board of Health and Conservation Com. – Possible Vote(s)

10. Order of Takings – Possible Vote(s) and Execution(s)
Gilboa Street, Brookside Drive, & Royal Crest Drive

11. Health Insurance Policy Update – 2nd Reading

12. Wallum Lake Road Discussion – No parking/standing/stopping – Possible Vote(s)

13. Approve Minutes – June 5, 2018 – Possible Vote(s)

14. Town Administrator’s Report

15. Old / New Business

16. Executive Session – Consider Real Property – Old Grammar School, and FF
Collective Bargaining – Possible Vote(s)

17. Adjournment
_________________________________________________________________________________
Future Agenda Items

August 7th:
Purple Heart Day, Fuel Storage Application, Review Amendments to Pole
Attachment Agreement, Revenue Enhancement Discussion
________________________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________________________
July 17, 2018 - BOS Minutes.pdf
(171.87 KiB) Downloaded 214 times

BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
July 17, 2018
Approved August 7, 2018


Call to Order

Chairman Kevin Morse called the Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting to order at 7:01 PM in the Resource Room of the Municipal Center.

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Kevin Morse (Chair), Tim Bonin, David Cortese (Vice Chair), Hal Davis, Mike Hughes, Matt Wojcik (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
School Committee: Brett Argall (Chair) Jillian Carneiro, Kelli Grady
Other Staff and Citizens: Police Chief Nick Miglionico, Fire Chief Kent Vinson, Lisa Brown, Jennifer Holland, Maureen Gallant, Diana Dube, George Hendricks, Donna Hardy, Michael Fraser (National Grid), Gary Vecchione, David McCallum, Richard Skinner, Tracy Sharkey and other staff and citizens.

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:09)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:26)
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:27)
No one came forward.

1. Chapter 61A Right of First Refusal-Orange Street-Possible Vote(s) (00:38)
In the packet is a Notice of Intent, Chapter 61, 61A and 61B Procedures Record, Purchase and Sale Agreement, maps, and related emails and materials.
Ms. Kane stated that the Planning Board, Conservation Commission and Open Space all recommend to waive the Right of First Refusal.
Mr. Davis made a motion to waive the Town’s Right of First Refusal for Orange Street. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.

2. Joint School Committee Appointment – Possible Vote(s) (3:30)
In the packet is an application, MGL C. 41, s 11 and related emails and materials.
Ms. Kane stated that both boards need to make the appointment jointly to fill a position opened by a resignation. Mr. Argall, Ms. Carneiro, Ms. Brown and Ms. Grady joined the meeting. Mr. Argall called the School Committee meeting to order at 7:04 PM. Ms. Brown stated that she plans to run for the School Committee position at the next election.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to appoint Lisa Brown to the School Committee for a term ending until the next election. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: David Cortese-Aye, Hal Davis-Aye, Kevin Morse-Aye, Tim Bonin-Aye.
Ms. Carneiro made a motion to appoint Lisa Brown to the School Committee for a term ending until the next election. Ms. Grady seconded the motion. Brett Argall-Aye, Jillian Carneiro-Aye, Kelli Grady-Aye.

Ms. Carneiro made a motion to adjourn the School Committee meeting at 7:09 PM. Ms. Grady seconded the motion. All-Aye.

3. Appointment: ZBA Alternate Jennifer Holland - Vote(s) (10:10)
In the packet is an application and related emails and materials.
Ms. Kane stated that Ms. Holland’s appointment is supported by the ZBA. Ms. Holland joined the meeting and stated her interest in the appointment.
Mr. Davis made a motion to appoint Jennifer Holland to the Zoning Board of Appeals as an Alternate member for a term ending June 30, 2019. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

4. Sokol Club: Increase Number of Events under Entertainment License- Possible Vote(s) (12:52)
In the packet is MGL C. 140, s 183A and related emails and materials.
Ms. Gallant joined the meeting. She stated that their current license allows for six events per year. She is asking to be allowed more events because they often donate the hall to other organizations, which then reduces the number of events the Sokol Club can have. Business is very slow and they are trying to install a fire alarm system and a sprinkler system. She is hoping to offer karaoke every other week.
Ms. Kane stated that the fire chief has asked that if the BOS decides to increase the number of events, that it be contingent on a sprinkler system being installed. Both the fire and police departments would like to continue to be notified of every event. Ms. Gallant agreed. The sprinkler system needs to be in by December, 2018.
Ms. Kane stated that if the function is by invitation only, the entertainment must be in a separate area, away from the bar. A discussion was held.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to increase the events under the Sokol Club’s entertainment license from six to eighteen. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.

5. Liquor License Change of Hours: Picket Fence – Possible Vote(s) (21:30)
In the packet is an application, a letter from Diana Dube dated 6/18/18, MGL C. 138, s 12, and related emails and materials.
Ms. Kane stated that The Picket Fence would like to sell mimosas. The State does limit the hours for opening on Sundays. Ms. Dube and George Hendricks joined the meeting.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the change of hours for The Picket Fence to Monday through Saturday 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.

6. One-Day Entertainment License: Dynamic Douglas Family Fun – Possible Vote(s) (1:03:18)
In the packet is an application, Policy for Use of Town Property/Facilities and related emails and materials.
Ms. Kane stated that Dynamic Douglas is planning an event at Soldiers Field on 8/18/18 from 11:00 AM - 4:30 PM. They plan to have a DJ and speakers. The BOS can decide to waive the $10 fee. Trash must be picked up after the event. GBI has donated a dumpster and they are providing outhouses. Al’s Rubbish Service will also be providing services. Ms. Hardy joined the meeting. She stated that there will be a sound system and they are working on getting 101.3 FM to provide DJ services.
Mr. Bonin made a motion to approve the One-Day Entertainment License for Dynamic Douglas as presented and waive the $10.00 fee. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Ms. Hardy stated that Mr. Bonin and Mr. Morse have agreed to be Dunk Stars in the dunk tank. She asked the remaining members if they would like to participate as well. Mr. Davis and Mr. Hughes agreed.

7. 7:48 PM Pole Petition #22759437: Crescent Lane - Possible Vote(s) (47:50)
In the packet is a petition, maps and other related emails and materials.
Mr. Morse opened the public hearing. Ms. Kane stated that all abutters have been notified and there have been no comments. Mr. Fraser joined the meeting.
Mr. Hughes made a motion at 7:50 PM to close the public hearing for pole petition #22759437, Crescent Lane. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve pole petition #22759437, Crescent Lane as presented. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.


8. Annual Appointments: Insurance Advisory Committee – Possible Vote(s) (25:21)
In the packet are related emails and materials.
Ms. Kane stated that there are still a few openings on this committee.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to appoint John Allard as the Custodial Collective Bargaining Unit Representative and Charlene DeLuca as the Cafeteria Collective Bargaining Unit Representative to the Insurance Advisory Committee for terms ending June 30, 2019. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

9. Annual Appointments; Board of Health & Conservation Commission – Possible Vote(s) (26:26)
In the packet are applications and related emails and materials.
Ms. Kane stated that Les Stevens withdrew his application for the
Conservation Commission. Mr. Vecchione joined the meeting and expressed his interest on being on the Commission. A discussion was held.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to reappoint Michael Greco to the Conservation Commission for a term ending June 30, 2021 and to appoint Gary Vecchione to the Conservation Commission for a term ending June 30, 2019. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Vecchione expressed his idea for a use for the Old Grammar School which is to take the building that contains Hot Wok by eminent domain, make that area a public parking lot, and use the Old Grammar School for town offices, apartments, or retail.
Mr. Skinner joined the meeting and expressed his interest in being appointed to the Board of Health. Mr. McCallum joined the meeting and spoke about his responsibilities for the Board of Health. He stated that he has served many years on the Board of Health, and he would gladly step aside.
Mr. Bonin made a motion to reappoint Robert Brazeau to the Board of Health and appoint Richard Skinner to the Board of Health for terms ending June 30, 2021. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

10. Orders of Taking: Possible Vote(s) and Execution(s)-Gilboa Street, Brookside Drive & Royal Crest Drive (50:44)
In the packet is a draft Order of Taking, a Notice of Taking by Eminent Domain, and related materials.
Mr. Wojcik stated that the Town Engineer has recommend passing over a decision for Royal Crest Drive.
Mr. Wojcik gave a history on the portion on Gilboa Street. Attempts have been made to make contact with the heirs, and have been unsuccessful.
Mr. Davis made a motion to approve the Order of Taking as presented. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

11. Revised Health Insurance Policy – Second Reading (53:26)
In the packet is the current Health Insurance Policy for the Town with highlighted amendments.
Mr. Wojcik stated that there have been no changes since the last reading.

12. Wallum Lake Road Discussion (53:39)
Chief Miglionico joined the meeting. The morning of July 4, 2018, it took 1-2 hours to disburse the traffic once the park was closed. The single closure policy works well to control traffic and issues on Wallum Lake Road. He described the police details at the park on July 4,2018. There are “No Parking” signs. He feels the existing signage on the road is adequate.
Mr. Bonin has heard that since the fee for out-of-state visitors has been raised, the population of families visiting Wallum Lake has increased. Chief Miglionico agreed. A discussion was held.

13. Approve Minutes: June 5, 2018 Regular Session (1:08:11)
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the minutes of the June 5, 2018 regular session BOS meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Davis. Vote: All-Aye.

14. Town Administrator’s Report (1:09:20)
Mr. Wojcik announced that the Office of the Inspector General is offering a training session for members of boards and committees 7/25/18 at Clark University.
Mr. Wojcik stated that the North Street Bridge project is finished. They are in the process of closing out the transaction. They may be slightly over the bid price by less than 10%. A larger than expected amount of unsuitable fill was found at the bottom of the culvert. That unsuitable fill was removed and replaced. The Highway Superintendent has recommended that the intersection be considered a candidate for a State Transportation Improvement Project.
Mr. Wojcik stated that it may be possible to use cisterns as an alternative source of storing water for fire suppression at North Village, in lieu of replacing the 8” main on Main Street with a 12” main. The cisterns would not be part of the potable water supply.
Mr. Wojcik stated that the asphalt hot box came in $2,000 under budget. The purchase of two one-ton snow plow trucks came in approximately $21,000 under budget. The ambulance bids will be opened this week. After an RFP and interview process, Everlasting Design has been chosen as the Town’s provider for Information Technology services. This company will provide employee training in cybersecurity.
Tomorrow will start Level 300 Incident Command Training for EMS and First Responders.
Mr. Wojcik is exploring a Worcester County joint effort to self-insure for Health Insurance.
School transportation is going out to bid this year and the focus will be on cost reduction.
An agreement was signed this week to do design work for the conversion of street lights to LED.

9. Annual Appointments; Conservation Commission – Possible Vote(s) Re-visited:
Ms. Kane stated that Katie Grace just arrived at the meeting with her application for the Conservation Commission. Ms. Grace joined the meeting and stated her interest in joining the Commission. A discussion was held. Mr. Hughes made a motion to appoint Katie Grace to the Conservation Commission for a term ending June 30, 2021. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.

15. Old/New Business (1:33:32)
Old Business: Mr. Bonin stated that Mr. Wojcik’s evaluation will be coming up. Mr. Morse asked that this be placed on the next agenda. Mr. Wojcik will circulate some goals to the Board. One of Mr. Wojcik’s goals is GFOA certification for the Town’s budget process. Part of that certification is a 5-year budget plan and 5-year Capital Improvement Plan. Another of his goals is to be supportive of the Police Department’s quest for certification.
New Business: There was no new business.

16. Executive Session – Consider Real Property: Old Grammar School and Collective Bargaining
(1:38:24)
Mr. Bonin made a motion at 8:35 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose of considering real property (Old Grammar School) and collective bargaining and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Dave Cortese – Aye, Hal Davis – Aye, Mike Hughes- Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.
The BOS called a recess and reconvened in the Selectmen’s Office at 8:40 PM.

17. Adjournment (1:39:23)
Mr. Hughes made a motion at 9:09 PM to adjourn. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.


Respectfully submitted,


Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
Suzanne Kane
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 622
Joined: Wed May 25, 2005 2:01 pm

Return to 2018 Selectmen Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron