BOS - July 28, 2020 - REVISED

BOS - July 28, 2020 - REVISED

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:33 am

Board of Selectmen
Remote Meeting
July 28, 2020

7:00 pm
• Call to Order by Roll Call
• Chairman’s Announcements

1. Discussion - BOH

2. Proposed HCA – Possible Vote(s)

3. Update & Discussion - Food Service Program Investigation - Possible Vote(s)

4. Authorize TA to sign Memorandum of Agreements for School Transportation
• AA Transportation, Inc. – Possible Vote(s)
• Van Pool Transportation– Possible Vote(s)

5. Open ATM Warrant for September 12, 2020, and Close the ATM Warrant for
September 12, 2020 on August 4, 2020. Possible Vote(s)
• Insert TIF Article into ATM Warrant - Possible Vote(s)
• Authorization to Sell Real Property- Possible Vote(s)
• Revised Zoning Bylaw Amendment – Possible Vote(s)

6. Approve Minutes – Possible Vote(s)

7. Administrators Report & COVID – 19 Update

8. Open Session for Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated 48 Hours in Advance of
the Meeting

9. Adjournment
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August 4th: BoS Sign Warrant and prepare postage warrant for FinCom to sign.

August 18th: Deadline to get the flyer to FinCom so they can vote on recommendations, insert recommendations and commentary into the flyer.

August 20th: Return Flyer to Suzanne to format.

August 25th: Deadline to get Flyer to the printer.

September 3rd: Printer to deliver flyer to town.

September 5th: Deadline to send ATM warrant to Town Clerk

September 8th: Deliver flyer to the Post Office.
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
July 28, 2020
Approved August 11, 2020

Call to Order
Chair Kevin Morse called the Board of Selectmen (BOS) meeting to order at a little past 7:00 PM in the Resource Room at the Municipal Center. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, participants were invited to join the meeting by video conference.

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Kevin Morse (Chair), Tim Bonin, David Cortese, Hal Davis (remote), Mike Hughes (Remote), Matt Wojcik (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant-Absent)
Other Staff and Citizens (remote): Police Chief Nick Miglionico, Teresa Matteson (Z&T) and others.

• Call to Order by Roll Call (00:06)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:32)
There were no announcements.

1. Board of Health (BOH) (00:34)
In the packet are emails and other related materials.
Mr. Morse stated that complaints have been received regarding Breezy Acres Waterslides’ lack of compliance with social distancing and masks. Mr. Morse assured the townspeople that the BOS is aware of it and doing their part. They have spoken to Town Counsel.
Mr. Bonin stated that his son is a parking attendant at Breezy Acres, and he recused himself from this discussion.
Mr. Cortese stated that his son was a parking attendant at Breezy Acres two years ago. He asked Mr. Wojcik if “we” are bound to enforce the actions taken against Breezy Acres by the State. Mr. Wojcik explained that the local boards of health are the enforcement agents for the State Department of Health. The primary issue in dispute, as well as the safety measures, is the Governor’s phasing plan. The State has determined that Breezy Acres is a stage 4 business and should not currently be open.
Mr. Hughes drove by the waterpark this weekend and last weekend and he was concerned by how many people were there, the lack of social distancing, and “no masks to be found.” It looked to him to be very unsafe.
Mr. Morse made a motion to order the Board of Health to fulfill their responsibilities under the law as it pertains to the directives and orders that have been passed down from the Commonwealth. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Dave Cortese – Aye, Hal Davis - Aye, Mike Hughes – Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.
Mr. Morse expects action by the BOH by the next business day, unless there is a reasonable explanation for not taking action. If they fail to act, a hearing process would be started to look at disciplinary action and/or removal from the BOH.
Mr. Morse made a motion to authorize Town Counsel to bring legal action, if necessary, in the event that “they” do not comply with said Order. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Dave Cortese – Aye, Hal Davis - Aye, Mike Hughes – Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.
Mr. Bonin rejoined the meeting.

2. Proposed Host Community Agreement (HCA)-Possible Vote(s) (10:00)

This item was passed over.

3. Update & Discussion-Food Service Program Investigation-Possible Vote(s) (10:00)
This item was passed over.

4. Authorize Town Administrator to Sign Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) for School Transportation (10:04)
In the packet are HCAs, affidavits, and other related materials.
-AA Transportation, Inc.-Possible Vote(s)
-Van Pool Transportation-Possible Vote(s)
Mr. Wojcik stated that these MOAs need to be signed so these vendors for Special Education transportation can be paid for services rendered.
Mr. Davis made a motion to authorize the Town Administrator to sign Memorandum of Agreements for School Transportation, namely AA Transportation, Inc. and Van Pool Transportation. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Dave Cortese – Aye, Hal Davis - Aye, Mike Hughes – Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.

5. Open Annual Town Meeting (ATM) Warrant for September 12, 2020 and Close the ATM Warrant for September 12, 2020 on August 4, 2020-Possible Vote(s) (12:58)

In packet is a Town Meeting timeline, the ATM Warrant, a Revision to Previously Proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment, maps, and other related emails and materials.
Mr. Morse stated that the following are being inserted into the warrant: a TIF article, Authorization to Sell Real Property, and a revised Zoning Bylaw Amendment.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to open the Annual Town Meeting (ATM) Warrant for September 12, 2020 and close the ATM Warrant for September 12, 2020 on August 4, 2020. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Dave Cortese – Aye, Hal Davis - Aye, Mike Hughes – Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.
Bob Minarik of the Economic Development Commission (EDC) joined the meeting and presented a revised Proposed Zoning Amendment. The only change is that the Planning Board has the Special Permit granting authority. The original, which has the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) as the granting authority, is still in a continued public hearing. A discussion was held.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to approve and pass the Revision to Previously Proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment to the Planning Board public hearing on August 13, 2020. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Dave Cortese – Aye, Hal Davis - Aye, Mike Hughes – Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.
Mr. Davis spoke to adding the TIF article to the warrant. A discussion was held.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to place the TIF language as presented in the packet on the warrant as Article 23. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Dave Cortese – Aye, Hal Davis - Aye, Mike Hughes – Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.
Mr. Wojcik stated that the BOS will be presented with a resolution and asked to vote to dispose of property that has no use for municipal purposes. The two parcels are a landlocked parcel in the middle of the proposed project site, and a parcel to the rear of the proposed project site. A discussion was held.
Mr. Morse made a motion to place authorization to sell real property on the warrant as presented in the packet. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Dave Cortese – Aye, Hal Davis - Aye, Mike Hughes – Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.
Mr. Wojcik left the meeting (30:47).

6. Approve Minutes: July 21, 2020 Regular Session-Possible Vote(s) (30:44)
Mr. Bonin made a motion to approve the July 21, 2020 minutes of the Board of Selectmen regular session meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Morse. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Dave Cortese – Aye, Hal Davis - Aye, Mike Hughes – Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.

7. Administrator’s Report and COVID-19 Update (30:47)
There was no report.

8. Open Session for Topics Not Reasonably Anticipated 48 Hours in Advance of Meeting (32:07)
Mr. Bonin stated that he drove up to DCR. Out-of-State fees are $30. The BOS would like to speak with DCR about the out-of-state fund.

9. Adjournment (33:30)
Mr. Cortese made a motion at a little past 7:33 PM to adjourn. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Dave Cortese – Aye, Hal Davis – Aye, Mike Hughes – Aye, Kevin Morse – Aye.


Respectfully submitted,


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