BOS - February 13, 2007

BOS - February 13, 2007

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:06 pm

Board of Selectmen Workshop with the Finance Committee and Personnel Board.

7:00 pm
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Douglas Board of Selectmen
Joint w/FinCom and Personnel Board
Meeting Minutes – February 13, 2007
Approved July 17, 2007

Call to Order- Board of Selectmen:

Madam Chair Shirley Mosczynski called the joint workshop with FinCom and Personnel Board to order at 7:00 pm in the Resource Room at the Municipal Center.
In attendance:
Board of Selectmen: Paula Brouillette-Vice Chair, Mitch Cohen, Mike Hughes, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.
FinCom: Pamela Holmes-Chair, Todd Bari-Vice Chair, Jerry Kocur, Jim Roche, Scott Medeiros.
Personnel Board: Dave St. George-Chair, Cindy Levin-Vice Chair, BettyAnn McCallum, Ray Timpone.
Others: Tom Mattson-Tribune Reporter

-Bond Documents: Mike Guzinski – General Obligation Replacement Sewer Bond as part of the sewer plant recently built. Amount of $300,000 at a rate of 2% over a term of 17 years through Mass Water Pollution Abatement Trust. Requesting the Board approve the borrowing, as per the motion written in the document.
Motion – Mitch Cohen to approve the bond document as presented.
Seconded - Paula Brouillette. All - aye.


-Healthcare and the New Requirements: Shirley – Wednesday, February 28th from 7 to 9 pm here in the Resource Room. Senator Moore and a representative from Fallon Clinic available to answer questions. Hosted by the Democratic Committee and open to the public.

FinCom: Madam Chair Pamela Holmes called the meeting to order at 7:08 pm.

Personnel Board: Chairman Dave St. George called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm.

Dave St. George reviewed the handouts followed by discussion:
-Wage Review Document (Public Service and Part time):
Error in matrix first noticed July 2003 before present Personnel Board in place and now must be corrected. Town Accountant and Treasurer are working on a wage chart to eliminate rounding and avoid future errors.

-Letter to Employees Personnel Pay Error/Meeting Notification: Letters dated November 30, 2006 informing of meeting on December 12th in the Municipal Center. Slide show with question/answer and discussion. Current wage is frozen (red circled) until employee catches up with matrix.

-Douglas Personnel Bylaw: Reviewed changes in provisions and benefits.
Develop budget policy/guidelines regarding Tuition Reimbursement.
Meeting with the Finance Committee annually is important.
Once the final document is worked up, will have further discussion and Board approval.

Personnel Board and FinCom adjourned and left at 8:00 pm.

Mike Guzinski reviewed the following:
-Ambulance Bids: Mike
read letter from Chief Gonynor. One bid received and recommended the contract be awarded to Minuteman Fire Apparatus, Inc and Medtec Ambulance Corporation for a new 2007 Ford F-450 4X4 PD-168 Model Ambulance for $126,896.00.
Motion - Mitch Cohen to approve as presented. Seconded - Paula Brouillette. All - aye.

-Rep. Paul Kujawski & Projects for State Aid: Mike reviewed the possible four projects for consideration: 4-Town Group Project, Martin Road Park-Recreation, Aquifer Protection Study/Bylaw-Community Development and Exhaust System-Fire Department.
Discussion followed: Commuter Rail Study-Senator Moore and North Street Bridge Sidewalk.
Motion - Mitch Cohen request that Paul Kujawski consider and put forward the four items presented. Seconded – Mike Hughes. All - aye.
Suggested Capital Committee be involved in the future.


-Letter from Historical Society: Mike read their request for a letter of support to the Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund. Focus will be on the structural rehabilitation of the historic skylight installed in the E.N. Jenckes Store Museum.
Motion - Paula Brouillette to have Mike draft a letter. Seconded – Mitch Cohen. All - aye

9. Old / New Business
Old:
None
New: Shirley – Budget Meetings on off Tuesdays. Consensus of the Board – 6:30 pm.

Adjournment- Mitch Cohen at 8:18 pm. Seconded – Mike Hughes. All - aye.


Respectfully Submitted;


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