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BoS - December 3, 2019

PostPosted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 10:11 am
by Suzanne Kane
Board of Selectmen
Agenda
December 3, 2019
Municipal Center Resource Room

7:00 pm

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

1. Road Use – Rev3 New England Triathlon – Possible Vote(s)

2. Chapter 61 Re-Submittal – Chase – Possible Vote(s)

7:15 pm
3. Request to Negotiate Host Community Agreement – T & Z Inc.
– Possible Vote(s)

4. Appointment – COA – Vinson, Disband Monuments & Memorials
Committee – Possible Vote(s)

5. Review Liquor License Renewals – Possible Vote(s)

6. Approve Minutes – Possible Vote(s)

7. Administrator’s Report

8. Old / New Business

9. Executive Session – Interest in Real Property

10. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:

December 17th:
All other License Renewals
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December 3, 2019 - BoS Minutes.pdf
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
December 3, 2019
Approved December 17, 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, Hal Davis (Absent), Mike Hughes, Matt Wojcik (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Other Staff and Citizens: Police Chief Nick Miglionico, Brian Curney, Teresa Matteson, Aziz Zaker, Kevin Turner (Rev3), various Boy Scouts and Troop Leaders, and other staff and citizens.

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:08)


• Chairman’s Announcements (00:26)

Mr. Morse commended the Highway Dept. and Superintendent for their work during the first snowstorm of the season.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:57)
No one came forward.

1. Road Use-Rev3 New England Triathlon-Possible Vote(s) (01:03)
In the packet is an application, maps and other related emails and materials.
Mr. Turner of Rev3 joined the meeting and spoke about the event. The main part of the event will be in Webster. Rev3 is asking to use some roads in Douglas August 1, 2020 7:15 AM – 9:00 AM and August 2, 2020 7:30 AM – 9:30 AM. Mr. Turner described the security and measures in place to enforce the rules and deter littering. Ms. Kane stated that neither the Fire and Police Chiefs nor the Highway Superintendent had any issues. Ms. Kane is not aware of any construction on the routes.
Mr. Bonin made a motion to approve the use of the roads by Rev3 New England Triathlon as presented. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.


2. Chapter 61 Resubmittal-Chase-Possible Vote(s) (05:42)

In the packet is a Chapter 61 Notice, a Notice of Intent to Sell, a Purchase and Sale Agreement, and related exhibits, emails and materials.
Ms. Kane stated that this is the same land for which the BOS previously voted to waive their right of first refusal. That sale did not go through, so it is being resubmitted. The Planning Board, Conservation Commission, and Open Space Committee all recommended that the BOS waive their right to first refusal.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to waive the Town’s Right of First Refusal for the Chase property as presented. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

3. Request to Negotiate Host Community Agreement-Z & T Inc.-Possible Vote(s) (06:40)
In the packet is a PowerPoint presentation, a draft Host Community Agreement between the Town of Douglas, MA and Cannabis-Retail Establishment, and related emails and materials.
Mr. Carney, Mr. Zaker and Ms. Matteson joined the meeting. Mr. Carney stated that Mr. Zaker and Ms. Matteson are looking to open a cannabis retail establishment at 93 Davis Street. The building will be 1500 sq. ft. Mr. Zaker and Ms. Matteson explained their backgrounds, experience and desire to settle and establish a business in Douglas. Chief Miglionico had no concerns at this time. Mr. Davis and Mr. Cortese are the BOS representatives for the Host Agreement. A discussion was held.
Mr. Morse made a motion to authorize Mr. Davis and Mr. Cortese to enter into negotiations for a Host Community Agreement with Z & T, Inc. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

4. Appointment-Council on Aging (CoA)-Vinson, Disband Monuments & Memorials Committee-Possible Vote(s) (23:05)
In the packet is a letter from Patrice Rousseau and related emails, memos, and materials.
Ms. Kane stated that Ms. Rousseau recommended that Kent Vinson be appointed as a full member of the CoA to fill a vacancy. He is currently an alternate.
Mr. Bonin made a motion to appoint Kent Vinson as a full voting member of the Council on Aging for a term ending June 30, 2020. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.
Mr. Morse read a background of the Monuments and Memorials Committee.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to disband the Monuments and Memorials Committee. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

5. Review Liquor License Renewals-Possible Vote(s) (25:35)

In the packet are the ABCC Guidelines, a list of all liquor licenses, Fire Inspection Reports, renewal checklists and related emails and materials.
Ms. Kane presented the materials in the packet. All applications are complete.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to inform the ABCC that all their Liquor License requirements have been met. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.
Ms. Kane stated that Douglas has many open liquor licenses.

6. Approve Minutes-November 5, 2019 Regular Session & November 18, 2019 Executive Session-Possible Vote(s) (27:34)
Mr. Bonin made a motion to approve the November 5, 2019 Board of Selectmen regular session meeting minutes as presented. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the November 18, 2019 Board of Selectmen Executive session meeting minutes as presented, retaining all in their entirety. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

7. Town Administrator’s Report (28:16)
Mr. Wojcik stated that the Town received notice from MIIA that the Water/Sewer Dept. was successful with their grant application for approximately $8,100 in safety equipment.
The Town also received MIIA’s Property Management Grant. Waterflow sensors will be installed at the schools by the Hartford Steam Boiler Company at MIIA’s expense.
The Police Dept. windows will be replaced at the same time as the heating and air conditioning are updated. The air conditioning work is all funded by grants.
Mr. Wojcik thanked everyone that participated in the municipal vulnerability planning session.
Mr. Wojcik and Town staff are working hard on the budget.

8. Old/New Business (31:53)
Old Business:
There was no old business.
New Business: There was no new business.

9. Executive Session-Interest in Real Property (32:38)
Mr. Bonin made a motion at 7:32 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose of interest in real property 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 7:49 PM.

10. Adjournment
Mr. Cortese made a motion at 9:07 PM to adjourn the Board of Selectmen meeting. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Vote: All-Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


Mary Wright
Recording Secretary