BOS - December 2, 2008

BOS - December 2, 2008

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:12 am

Board of Selectmen
December 2, 2008

7:00 pm

• Call to Order

• Chairman’s Announcements

• Citizen’s Forum

1. Common Victuallers License Renewals

2. Class II License Renewals

3. Automatic Amusement License Renewals

4. Taxi / Limo License Renewals

5. Minutes: November 17, 2008

6. Administrator’s Report

7. Old/New Business

8. Executive Session – Contract Negotiations

9. Adjournment
Future Agenda’s
December 16th :
Liquor License Renewals, any other license

TBD: Policies; EDC; School Bldg. Com. Application
Douglas Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes - December 2, 2008
Approved December 16, 2008

Call to Order:
Chair Mike Hughes called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm in the Resource Room at the Municipal Center.
In attendance: Vice Chair John Bombara, Paula Brouillette, Mitch Cohen, Scott Medeiros, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski, Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.
T&G Reporter Ruth Vecchione

Chair Announcements: None
Citizens Forum: No one came forward.

1. Common Victuallers License Renewals (Handouts):Suzanne Kane- All applications complete, ask that Dunkin Donuts be approved contingent upon receiving a business certificate. Breezy Picnic is seasonal, once submitted will bring it forward. Fire Chief made recommendations to the following: Falzone’s, Gregory’s, Little Coffee Bean & Picket Fence.
Motion- Mitch Cohen Approve the Common Vic Licenses as presented. Seconded- Scott Medeiros. All - aye.

2. Class II License Renewals (Handouts): Suzanne Kane Three renewals returned are complete, memo sent to those not returned, to get theirs in before December deadline. Certificate of Continuation required by the State, however TJ Lapan’s insurance company sent a bond instead, approved and in compliance by RMV, stating “The bond shall be continuous and may be cancelled by the surety by giving 30 day notice”. Chief Foley has no issues other than an updated emergency contact list. One applicant is doing this just so they can get into auction houses, but has trouble getting in because he doesn’t have a dealers plate, unable because he can’t have vehicles on his property and told he has to have a Wholesalers License, but no one has heard of a Class II Wholesalers License. We have another person who has the same license with no problems at all.
Motion- John Bombara Approve the three Class II submitted complete packages as presented. Seconded- Mitch Cohen. All - aye.

3. Automatic Amusement License Renewals (Handouts): Suzanne Kane Breezy Picnic Grounds is seasonal, once submitted will bring it forward. The Goodness Store is complete.
Motion- Scott Medeiros Approve as presented. Seconded- Mitch Cohen. All - aye.

4. Taxi / Limo License Renewal (Handout): Suzanne Kane Application is complete, business certificate expires December 18, 2012.
Motion- Mitch Cohen Approve the single Taxi/Limo License as presented. Seconded- Scott Medeiros. All - aye.
Suzanne Kane Liquor license renewals and any stragglers will be on the next Selectmen’s agenda.

5. Minutes: November 17, 2008 (Prior to Special Town Meeting): Motion- Scott Medeiros to approve the meeting minutes of November 17, 2008 prior to Special Town Meeting. Seconded- John Bombara. All - aye. Mitch Cohen State location.

6. Administrator’s Report: Mike Guzinski
-Letter from Executive Office of Public Safety to Chief Foley (Handout): Congratulated the Chief for receiving the much needed funds awarded to the Town of Douglas $8,609.84 through FY09 state funded Community Policing Grant Program. Encouraged to keep those activities going.
-Highway Grant from MIIA: Highway Supt John Furno received a $5,000 grant from our insurer for two trench boxes for construction the Town does for safety purposes
-Letter from Town of Southborough Administrator and Board of Selectmen Chair to Chief Foley (Handout): Extending gratitude and thanks to the Chief and Douglas PD for assistance providing Southborough and family of Police Chief William H Webber during ceremonies following his recent death November 11, 2008 after serving the town of Southborough for over 28 years.
-Proposed Mutual Aid Agreement from Central Mass Law Enforcement Council (Handouts): Chief Foley will attend next meeting on the 16th to discuss in more detail and answer questions the Board may have. Purpose of this agreement is to set forth the circumstances, procedures for the provision of law enforcement mutual aid across jurisdictional lines, and to address the command and control, liability, compensation, and reimbursement associated with mutual aid events. Fully recommend this part of Homeland Security initiatives, towns Police Departments working together. Attys at Kopelman & Paige, our local insurer, and all but 5 communities on the list reviewed and approved. Membership of $500.00 is to cover administrative expenses.
-Chapter 40B Housing Plan Quotes (Handout): Community Development seeking quotes from consultants to do an affordable housing plan for the community we currently do not have. Solicited 3 quotes, received today: VHB indicated over $4,000, Judi Barrett’s office estimated $15,000, Larry Koff indicated $5,500. Time constriction, report has to be completed before final decision is given on the current 40B application to make it useful as far as our two year moratorium on affordable housing projects. Recommend the Board authorize to execute an agreement with Larry Koff and associates for $5,500 to proceed. Developer has offered $4,000, suggest using $1,500 from consultant’s account in Community Development budget to pay balance. Town Engineer is happy with previous work and confident this project will be more than satisfactory done by Larry Koff.
Motion- John Bombara authorize Mike Guzinski to enter into the agreement with Larry Koff and Associates. Seconded- Mitch Cohen. All - aye.-Chapter 43D Grant Program: Will set up a staff meeting next week to discuss strategies in moving the program ahead the best way possible. Scott Medeiros and Paula Brouillette will attend.

7. Old / New Business:
New Paula Brouillette - CMRPC Meeting: Attended their quarterly meeting, had a speaker on regional services. One topic was looking at State Law restrictions on ways of regionalizing and require us to have an act of the legislature easier to move forward. Another topic, look at ways to standardize of master inter municipal agreements. CMRPC, will be the facilitator and is starting to coordinate some information to be able to flow out into the communities to help provide regional services and make those run more smoothly without wasting time or energy.

8. Executive Session – Contract Negotiations:
Motion- Mitch Cohen Enter into Executive Session at 7:28 pm for the purposes of Contract Negotiations and to leave Executive Session for the purposes of adjournment. Seconded- Scott Medeiros. Roll Call Vote: Mitch Cohen – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye, Mike Hughes – aye, John Bombara – aye, Scott Medeiros – aye.
Motion- John Bombara to leave Executive Session at 8:12 pm for the purposes of adjournment. Seconded- Mitch Cohen. Roll Call Vote: Mitch Cohen – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye, Mike Hughes – aye, John Bombara – aye, Scott Medeiros – aye.

9. Adjournment Motion- Mitch Cohen at 8:12 pm. Seconded- Scott Medeiros. All - aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Jane L. Alger
Administrative Secretary
Suzanne Kane
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