BOS - May 10, 2006 - Reorganization

BOS - May 10, 2006 - Reorganization

Postby Suzanne Kane » Fri May 12, 2006 7:54 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
May 10, 2006
6:30 pm


1. Call to Order

2. Reorganize

3. Adjournment
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Douglas Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
May 10, 2006
Approved June 20, 2006

• Reorganization:
In attendance: Shirley Mosczynski Paula Brouillette, David Furno, Mitchell Cohen, Michael Hughes and Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski.

Michael Guzinski opened the reorganization meeting of Wednesday, May 10, 2006 at 6:30 pm and asked nominations for Chair of the Board of Selectmen.
Motion - Paula Brouillette nominated Shirley Mosczynski as Chair. Seconded - David Furno. There were no other nominations or further discussion. All – aye.
He then turned the meeting over to Chairman Mosczynski who thanked everyone and asked for nominations for Vice-Chair.
Motion - Mitch Cohen nominated Paula Brouillette as Vice-Chair. Seconded - David Furno. There were no other nominations or further discussion. All – aye.

Mike brought up the following:
- Letter of Welcome:
to the new Superintendent of Schools signed by the Board. The
position accepted verbally but contract not signed.
- Bench Dedication: for “Buff” Therrien has been assembled. Preferred location
is at the front door of the municipal center. Mike will contact Buff to arrange the date/time with a small ceremony. Ricky concurred and will plant flowers on either side.
- ACO: Received letter of resignation. He and Chief Foley met and talked with the towns of Uxbridge and Mendon about putting together an agreement between the 3 towns to cover insurance and pay to keep her. Will meet again in 2 weeks and if all works out will get billed from Uxbridge on a quarterly basis.
- Economic Development Luncheon: Tomorrow – Thursday, May 11th at 11:30 at Blissful Meadows. Shirley, Paula, Bill Cundiff will also attend.
- FinCom Invitation: Joint meeting with Board of Selectmen, School Committee, Bob Melican-Interim Superintendent, Monday, May 15th at 7pm in the resource room to review: the immediate past budget process and for next year. Election over ride discussion and resolution.
Shirley – emphasized the importance of everyone attending. The Senate is looking at the Chapter 70 formula over a 5 year period. Mitch – suggested televising the joint meeting.
Paula – with the over ride failing it’s time to look at weaning off “free cash”. FY08 is going to be very difficult, need to work on what revenues will be available jointly with these committees.

Mike – requested contact information of the new Board members. Reminded of the Selectmens meeting next Tuesday and to pick up packets for the meeting.

Shirley – for new members and a refresher for past:
Selectman Book – Importance of reading and referencing-a great source of information.
Directory of Who’s Who, Robert’s Rules – guidelines for the Boards’ meetings.
No Promises – to anybody until the Board decides on it.
Executive Session – can not stress enough stuff should not go beyond the room. Also includes minutes taken. Confidential until voted on and then released.
Conflict of Interest – Any questions check with Mike.
Internet and Emails – Mike suggested getting in touch with either Suzanne or him to be relayed so as not to have direct exchange back and forth.
Catch Up – Mike encouraged the new selectmen to come into the office to review what’s been going on and be brought up to speed what’s been going on the past 6 months.
Warrants – usually signed Tuesday evenings.
Mail – review and initial.
Central Mass – meeting Wednesday, May 17th at 4:30 pm in Worcester.

Motion to Adjourn – Mitch Cohen. Seconded - Paula Brouillette. All - aye.


Respectfully submitted,


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