BoS - June 4, 2019

BoS - June 4, 2019

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu May 30, 2019 7:29 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
June 4, 2019
Municipal Center Resource Room

7:00 PM

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

1. Richard J. Mclaughlin Community Award - John Furno

2. Conservation Commission Appointment – Mungeam, Harris (alternate)

3. Open Space Appointment - Larrivee

4. Approve & Vote on Annual Appointments

5. Ambulance Receipts Policy – 2nd Reading

6. Approve Minutes

7. Administrator’s Report

8. Old / New Business

9. Executive Session – Interest in Real Property

10. Adjournment

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Future Agenda Items:

June 18th: Liquor License Transfer & Change of Location Hearing

TBD: Dispatch Overtime
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June 4, 2019 - BoS Minutes.pdf
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
June 4, 2019
Approved June 18, 2019


Call to Order

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

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Kevin Morse (Chair), Tim Bonin (Absent), David Cortese (Vice Chair), Hal Davis (Absent), Mike Hughes, Matt Wojcik (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Other Staff and Citizens: Chief Nick Miglionico (Police), Sgt. Aaron McLaughlin (Police), John Furno, Chris Furno, Mark Mungeam, Eric Harris, Gordon Larrivee and other citizens and staff.

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:08)

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

• Citizen’s Forum (00:29)
No one came forward.

1. Richard J. McLaughlin Community Award-John Furno (00:37)
In the packet is a memo from Chief Miglionico dated 5/27/19 and related materials.
Chief Miglionico, Sgt. McLaughlin and Mr. Furno joined the meeting. Chief Miglionico gave the background on the award. Sgt. McLaughlin outlined Mr. Furno’s qualifications and presented Mr. Furno with the award. The Board congratulated Mr. Furno.

2. Conservation Commission (ConCom) Appointment-Mungeam, Harris (Alternate) (07:59)
In the packet are applications and related emails and materials.
Ms. Kane stated that the ConCom met last night and supported the appointments. Mr. Mungeam and Mr. Harris joined the meeting to express their interests in joining the Conservation Commission.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to appoint Mark Mungeam as a full member of the Conservation Commission for a term ending June 30, 2022 and Eric Harris as an Alternate for a term ending June 30, 2022. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

3. Open Space Appointment-Larrivee (10:22)
In the packet is an application and related emails and materials.
Ms. Kane stated that Mr. Larrivee will be filling a vacancy left by Katherine Anderson. Open Space supports his appointment. Mr. Larrivee joined the meeting and expressed his interest in Open Space.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to appoint Gordon Larrivee as a full member of the Open Space Committee for a term starting July 1, 2019 and ending June 30, 2022. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

4. Approve and Vote on Annual Appointments (12:23)
In the packet is “2019 Annual Appointments” and related materials.
Ms. Kane presented the list of annual appointments. She asked that the Board consider if the DPW Study Committee and the Strategic Budget Committee should continue on as committees. Neither committee has met in a long time. A discussion was held.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to disband the DPW Study Committee and the Strategic Budget Committee. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to appoint Tim Bonin as the Board’s representative to the Central Mass. Regional Planning Commission, with Hal Davis as the alternate, for terms ending June 30, 2022. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to appoint Tim Bonin as the Board’s representative to the Central Mass. Regional Planning Commission, with Hal Davis as the alternate, for terms ending at the end of their terms on the Board of Selectmen. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

Ms. Kane stated that all openings for boards and committees are posted on the website and the bulletin board.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the 2019 Annual Appointments as presented. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

5. Ambulance Receipts Policy-Second Reading (17:51)
In the packet is “Town of Douglas Fire/EMS Department Ambulance Write-Off Policy” and materials.
Mr. Wojcik stated that there have been two major edits which need to be reviewed by Town Counsel before they are reviewed by the BOS. The edits relate to qualifications for the hardship waiver and the system for writing off uncollectable accounts.

6. Minutes: April 16 & May 6, 2019 Executive Sessions, May 14 & May 21, 2019 Regular Sessions. (21:09)
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve and retain in their entirety the April 16, 2019 executive session meeting minutes of the Board of Selectmen as presented. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve and retain in their entirety the May 6, 2019 executive session meeting minutes of the Board of Selectmen as presented. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the May 14, 2019 regular session meeting minutes of the Board of Selectmen as presented. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the May 21, 2019 regular session meeting minutes of the Board of Selectmen as presented. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

7. Town Administrator’s Report (22:50)
Mr. Wojcik stated that they have nearly finished the conversion of the health insurance account to the self-insured model. The members will be meeting tomorrow to form the Board of Directors, choose the stop-loss insurance vendor and establish the stop-loss attachments points on their account. It should all be up and running by 7/1/2019.
Employees will experience a very brief blackout period while their new cards are issued.
Mr. Wojcik thanked everyone involved in Memorial Day acknowledgements of veterans.
Mr. Wojcik will be meeting tomorrow with Mass. Development’s Regional Director to discuss development potential in Douglas and to make the State aware of where their input may be needed.
Mr. Wojcik stated that the solar PILOT agreements were approved at Town Meeting.
Mr. Wojcik stated that he will be meeting next week with the NEMA staff that worked with the Town of Northbridge regarding the public safety radio project.

8. Old/New Business (29:14)
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: There was no new business.

9. Executive Session – Interest in Real Property (29:30)
Mr. Hughes made a motion at 7:29 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing interest in real property and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Dave Cortese – Aye, Mike Hughes- Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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