BoS - August 20, 2019

BoS - August 20, 2019

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:21 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
August 20, 2019
Municipal Center Resource Room

7:00 pm

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

1. Boston Post Cane Presentation – Nancy L. Colonero

2. Meet & Greet – Solar Wolf Energy

3. Approve Expenditure Spending – Fire Dpt’s Solar Wolf Energy Donation
Possible Vote(s)

4. Road Use for Sept 28th – Greenway Challenge – Possible Vote(s)

5. Approve Whitinsville Fish & Game Field Day Special License
Possible Vote(s)

6. Taking Abatement Request – 43 Gilboa St. – Possible Vote(s)

7. Approve Minutes – Possible Vote(s)

8. Administrator’s Report

9. Old/New Business

10. Executive Session – Possible Litigation

11. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:

Sept.:
Octoberfest One Day Liq. License
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
August 20, 2019
Approved September 10, 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, David Cortese (Vice Chair), Hal Davis, Mike Hughes, Matt Wojcik (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Solar Wolf Energy: Ted Strzelecki, Taylor Bennett
Other Staff and Citizens: Atty. Rich Bowen, Heather Elster (Greenway), Steve Pierangeli (Whitinsville Fish & Game) and other citizens and staff.

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:08)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:29)
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:32)
No one came forward.

1. Boston Post Cane Presentation-Nancy L. Colonero (00:40)
In the packet is a letter from Suzanne Kane dated 7/31/19, a certificate and related materials.
Mr. Morse stated that the last person to receive the Boston Post Cane award was Martha Cupka, who passed away 7/21/19 at the age of 103. She received the certificate in 2016. The next recipient of the Boston Post Cane is Nancy Colonero of Main Street. She is 102. She was unable to attend the meeting tonight. Ms. Kane has sent Ms. Colonero a letter and will mail her the certificate.

2. Meet and Greet-Solar Wolf Energy (02:54)
In the packet is a newspaper article and related emails and materials.
Mr. Strzelecki and Ms. Bennett joined the meeting. Mr. Strzelecki spoke about Douglas’ warm reception. He offered Solar Wolf Energy’s services as a consultant. Most of their business is residential. They employ 140 people nationally, three of whom are Douglas residents.
Mr. Morse thanked them for their donations to the Police and Fire Departments.

3. Approve Expenditure Spending-Fire Dept.’s Solar Wolf Energy Donation-Possible Vote(s) (07:18)
In the packet is a letter from Fire Chief Vinson dated 7/31/19 and related emails and materials.
Mr. Morse stated that the Fire Dept. received a donation in the amount of $3,000 from Solar Wolf Energy on 7/9/19. The Department plans to use these funds as a funding match for the regional training facility.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to accept and expend the $3,000 donation to the Fire Dept. from Solar Wolf Energy as a funding match for the District Regional Training facility. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

4. Road Use for September 28, 2019-Greenway Challenge-Possible Vote(s) (08:23)
In the packet is a letter from Charles Thompson dated 7/27/19, a brochure and related emails and materials
Ms. Kane stated that the Challenge is an annual event. There have been no issues in the past. The applicant contacts Police and Fire every year. The Police Chief and Highway Superintendent did not have any issues. Ms. Elster joined the meeting and spoke about the course. There will be five Police details in Douglas. A discussion was held.
Mr. Bonin made a motion to approve the Road Use for the Greenway Challenge on 9/28/19 as outlined in the packet. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

5. Approve Whitinsville Fish & Game Field Day Special License-Possible Vote(s) (12:46)
In the packet is an application, a copy of M.G.L. ch 138 sec 14 and related emails and materials.
Mr. Pierangeli joined the meeting. Ms. Kane stated that the one day license is for an outside field day on 9/22/19 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM. The licensed area will be under a 50’ x 30’ roofed pavilion. She has informed Mr. Pierangeli of all the requirements for alcohol on the premises.
Mr. Pierangeli had some questions regarding the certified vendors. Ms. Kane advised that he call ABCC. Chief Miglionico had no concerns. The BOS did not feel there was a need to have the licensed area roped off.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the One Day Special License for Whitinsville Fish & Game’s Field Day on 9/22/19 as presented. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: Aye-4, Mr. Morse abstained.

6. Taking Abatement Request-43 Gilboa Street-Possible Vote(s) (16:45)
In the packet is a Real Estate Tax Statement, an Order of Taking, and related emails and materials.
Mr. Wojcik stated that the Treasurer requested abatement to clear the record. The Town took this property at tax taking, but because of the dates of the paperwork, there is still a small bill remaining in the amount of $37.63.
Mr. Davis a motion to approve the tax abatement of $37.63 for 43 Gilboa Street. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

7. Minutes: July 16, 2019 Regular Session & Executive Session. (17:55)
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the July 16, 2019 regular session meeting minutes of the Board of Selectmen as presented. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the July 16, 2019 Executive session meeting minutes of the Board of Selectmen as presented, retaining all in their entirety. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

8. Town Administrator’s Report (18:46)
Mr. Wojcik stated that he heard from the Office of the Attorney General regarding the Open Meeting Law complaint that he filed against the Board of Building Regulation and Standards (BBRS). The Attorney General found that BBRS violated the open meeting Law by failing to post notice for their 12/11/18 meeting. The BBRS was not found to be intentional in their violations.
Douglas has hired a Building Commissioner that has been certified by BBRS, and he has 18 months to complete a series of tests. Douglas will do the paperwork to officially appoint him once he is past BBRS’ probationary period.
Mr. Wojcik stated that they are in the fifth year of Community Compact funding for grants. The Town is eligible for, and will apply for, both a Best Practices grant and an Information Technology (IT) grant. He and the Town Engineer have reviewed eligible projects, and they would like to use the Best Practices grant to seek State funding for the paving conditions study.
There are several possibilities for the IT grant, such as buying reinforced Servpros ($800 each) or a similar product, for the police cruisers, rescue truck and fire trucks. The grant would be eligible to virtualize the data. Town Meeting approved $30,000 for 6 Police tablets.
Mr. Wojcik stated that the Town went out to bid for their small 275 gallon tanks. They have locked in a price with a vendor of $2.24/gal delivered.
Mr. Wojcik stated that the Town has had two employee appointments: Emily LaFlamme as Health Agent and Jennifer Stinchfield at the Senior Center.
Mr. Wojcik stated that the Town is analyzing the School Dept. School Safety Plan and working on how they will match the Town’s Emergency Response Plan to the School Dept.’s protocols. A discussion was held.

9. Old/New Business (35:05)
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: Mr. Morse stated that Boy Scout Troop’s 134 Annual Soap Box Derby will be held on Church Hill Road.

10. Executive Session – Possible Litigation (37:04)
Mr. Bonin made a motion at 7:34 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose of possible litigation 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, Hal Davis – Aye, Mike Hughes - Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.
The BOS called a recess. The meeting was moved to the BOS office and reconvened at 7:46 PM.

10: Adjournment:
Mr. Hughes made a motion at 8:15 PM to adjourn the BOS regular session meeting. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright, Recording Secretary
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