BOS - April 20, 2008

BOS - April 20, 2008

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Board of Selectmen
Meeting Agenda
April 20, 2004


6:00 pm

1. Call to Order

2. Budget

3. Close Warrant
7:00 pm
4. Chairman’s Announcements

5. Citizen’s Forum

7:15 pm
6. Application – Amusement License, Goodness Store

7:30 pm
7. Public Meeting: Layout Order – Jepherson Drive

8. RFP – Chamberlain Property
7:45 pm
9. Cable Advisory – Cable Access Coordinator / Programming

8:00 pm
10. Waiver for Sign Permit Application – Douglas House of Pizza

8:15 pm
11. Economic Development – Phase II update

12. Town Use – Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

13. Minutes: March 23, 2004 and March 30, 2004

14. Common Victuallers Licenses – Set Fee

15. Administrators Report

16. Old / New Business

17. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:
May 4th:
Moderator and Town Clerk – Town Meeting
May 18th: Pole Petition
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Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
April 20, 2004
Approved May 18, 2004

1. Call to order:

Madame Chairman Shirley Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 6:10 pm. In attendance: Paula Brouillette, Rich Preston, Edward Therrien, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski, and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.

Other staff and citizens: Town Accountant Rich Mathieu, School Committee Chair Sandra Raines, School Committee member Shirley Downs, Town Engineer William Cundiff, Cable Advisory Chair Tom Devlin, Economic Development Chair Hal Davis, Megan DiPrete, AICP for RH White Development Corp., Joseph Quintal, Brian Schofield, Daniel Martino, Geoffrey Schniewind, Philip Leven, T&G Reporter Steve Foskett, and other citizens.

2. Budget:
In the agenda is a fax to Michael Guzinski, from Representative Kujawski, received April 15, 2004, re: House of Representative’s FY05 Budget for Chapter 70 – Douglas. Handed out prior to the meeting was the updated budget books; and a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Town Accountant Rich Mathieu, dated April 20, 2004, re: FY05 Budget Update. Michael Guzinski explained that Rich Mathieu had put together the updated budget packet which includes salary budget reflecting the 3% COLA, updated Liability Insurance, updated Health Insurance, Updated department requests and the Administrators recommended reductions. The Town Clerks department increase is a contract for voting booths. He stated that this will get them through this year but if the trend continues they will not be able to close the gap in future years. Shirley Mosczynski asked if they were still looking at areas of reduction that were recommended before. Rich Mathieu stated they are included in the updates. Paula Brouillette asked if the 350 reductions were taken out of the Municipal side. Michael Guzinski stated that with the 3% COLA added, the reductions came mostly from Capital. Shirley Mosczynski asked what was left in Capital. Rich Mathieu stated there are no new projects in this budget. Shirley Mosczynski asked if that included the Accounting Software to which Rich Mathieu stated yes. He stated one thing the Selectmen could do would be to appropriate funds for the Software. Shirley Mosczynski stated it would have to pass by a 2/3rd vote. Michael Guzinski stated he had a phone conversation with Bond Counsel. They were not happy that Douglas is using all the Free Cash, although he does not think it will hurt the Bond Rating. However they don’t like it done. Paula Brouillette on the proposed reductions, she asked Michael Guzinski last week about Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School (Valley Tech), she feels it’s fairer to get reductions from them and asked what he thought. Michael Guzinski stated he has given it some thought, for a reduction he feels it’s a policy decision. They should keep the subject open. He stated he is not sure they want to come up with a number tonight. Shirley Mosczynski reported there will be a meeting at Valley Tech Thursday, April 29th at 7pm. She stated this meeting is due to a letter sent by other communities voicing their concerns with Valley Tech’s budget. Rich Mathieu stated this would be a good opportunity for Douglas to join the other communities. Paula Brouillette stated the overall budget for Valley Tech went up 3%, Douglas contribution went up 9%, and this would not have been the case if they did not have the formula used to figure out the contributions. Rich Mathieu stated the local assessment went up 12%. Rich Preston agrees with Paula Brouillette and asked what it would take for these communities to review the formula and come up with an equitable form. Rich Mathieu stated they would have to amend the Chapter 70 formula at the legislative level. There was discussion about the Tantasqua / Sturbridge ruling for which Paula Brouillette has backup. Paula Brouillette stated the end result is that they need equity in what they are asking from departments and Valley Tech is one department that they are not. Shirley Mosczynski asked if Valley Tech is also getting more funding for transportation. Rich Mathieu stated he believes that is something they are talking about next Thursday. School Committee Chair Sandra Raines stated the School Committee talked about the Valley Tech budget also, she stated if there are at least four other communities united over this issue, Douglas should also be. Shirley Mosczynski asked if they should send a representative with what they are asking for. Rich Mathieu stated he read the letter and they did not have numbers, he thinks it’s a discussion but he would support the Boards decision. Paula Brouillette recommended splitting the requested reductions from the High School with Valley Tech. Michael Guzinski stated he could note on a resolution about the reduction. He also stated the Finance Committee’s recommendation is what they bring to the Town and they would appreciate direction. Shirley Mosczynski stated they need to agree on a representative. Rich Mathieu suggested they have a resolution that they contact the other four community’s in the letter letting them know the Selectmen want to join their efforts. Rich Preston made a motion to join the efforts, by letter to the four communities concerning Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye. Rich Preston requested the letter be courtesy copied to John Lavin, the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School Representative for Douglas. Shirley Mosczynski stated she still feels they need a representative at the Valley Tech meeting, she thinks they will be discussing the four community’s letter. Rich Mathieu stated there is another meeting here in Douglas that the Finance Committee is sponsoring with Finance Committees of the other communities. Back to the budget: Shirley Mosczynski asked the Board if they wanted to review the budget, they had done an initial review of the budget before but not with the updates. Rich Preston stated he feels comfortable with the budget. Paula Brouillette stated she would like to go through the summary. Paula Brouillette asked if a new truck was still in the Highway budget. Rich Mathieu answered that it was not. Paula Brouillette stated she is comfortable with the Health Insurance. Rich Mathieu stated Connie Verge said there would be five new employees for the School. Shirley Mosczynski asked Sandra Raines how many new employees were hired last year. Sandra Raines stated she thought the number was in the teens but she will find out. She also stated that she believes the increase for FY05 will be three, not five. Sandra Raines stated that any new hires would be replacements, not new positions. In ’05 there will be three new positions, stating they have had some turnover in the High School. Rich Preston asked if they were able to retain the new position for Police to which he was told yes. Concerning the Technology budget, Shirley Mosczynski asked Rich Mathieu how his assistance from John Ducharme was working. Rich Mathieu stated that every thing is working and he is comfortable with it. Rich Preston on the Civil Defense asked if there has been any talk about expanding the budget or getting any assistance from the State. Michael Guzinski stated there usually are grants. Rich Preston stated he hopes that Capital will not be the poor child for to many more years. Shirley Mosczynski stated she wishes there was some way to at least fund some of it. Some of the items slated for FY05 were Martin Road Park, Accounting Software, and two furnaces; although they later heard one was not needed. Rich Mathieu explained that the Accounting Software would be one way to omit duplication in tasks. Rich Preston made a motion to approve the FY05 Budget and forward it to the Finance Committee. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. Paula Brouillette asked what they should do about the Valley Tech number. Michael Guzinski agrees with Rich Mathieu, meet with the other Towns and come up with a rational number. He suggested they keep the present number in for now, they can change it later. Paula Brouillette recounted to Sandra Raines that the Board of Selectmen’s plan was to split the Schools portion of the reduction between the School and Valley Tech. On the vote: All – aye.

3. Close Warrant:
In the agenda is a draft copy of the Warrant for Annual Town Meeting, Monday, May 17, 2004 and all backup material; an email to Michael Guzinski, from Town Counsel, dated April 20, 2004, re: Draft 2004 Warrant; and an email to Suzanne Kane, from Jerome Jussaume, dated April 20, 2004. Handed out is a letter to Connie Verge, from Rich Mathieu, dated April 13, 2004, re: FY05 Warrant Articles; FY05 Budget Request; and a letter to Rich Mathieu from Connie Verge, dated April 14, 2004. The Board went over the articles.
• Article 10 -]Adopt Chapter 46 Section 12: Change per Town Counsel.
• Article 15– Taking of Easements – Douglas Reconstruction of Rt. 16: Change per Town Counsel.
• Article 16 – Amend Zoning Bylaw – Recodification of the Zoning Bylaw: Remove, this was just a place holder.
• Article 18 – Medicaid Appropriation: Rich Mathieu stated he sent a memo to Connie Verge, there may be a question on the dollar amount. He stated that half of the 60 was back administration costs and he does not think that will be reoccurring. Rich Mathieu suggested they have a discussion with the School Committee on this number. Sandra Raines stated she feels the number is also inaccurate; they will be making an amendment on Town floor. She stated that number will come down based on receipts received already. Sandra Raines stated the School Committee will be discussing it on the 28th. Shirley Mosczynski asked that they notify the Board of Selectmen after the meeting. Sandra Raines agreed.
• Article 19 – Choice Out Savings Appropriation: Rich Mathieu stated that this article is a big concern. He had already put $95,000 of this into the budget as revenue estimates and he would recommend against this article. Rich Preston suggested sending a communication to the School Committee because only they can pull the article; they can do what they feel is appropriate. Rich Mathieu stated he had already sent a memo to the School Committee. Sandra Raines had no comment at this time; she stated the School Committee will discuss it at their next meeting. Consensus of the Board to have Rich Mathieu send another communication to the School Committee about this article. Sandra Raines stated it’s a good idea to have it on paper.
• Article 22 – Board of Health Disposal of Solid Wastes Bylaw Change: Change per Town Counsel.
• Article 25 – Water / Sewer Hydrants, Gates, etc. Bylaw Change: Change per Town Counsel.
• Article 27 – Water / Sewer Bylaw Consolidation: Change per Town Counsel.
• Article 28 – Inter-Municipal Agreement: Michael Guzinski explained that he is sending a request to the Town of Uxbridge to put a similar article on their Town Meeting. He stated this does not lock them into anything.
Rich Preston asked about the Wetland bylaw that was held over from last Town Meeting. He noted they received something from the Town Moderator on this and was wondering if they would be getting something from Town Counsel. Michael Guzinski stated they are. Rich Preston made a motion to approve the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting, May 17, 2004 as amended. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All –aye. Rich Preston made a motion to close the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting, May 17, 2004. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

4. Chairman’s Announcements:
• USDA / DEP: Shirley Mosczynski received a media advisory from the USDA, Amherst stating that Congressman Richard Neal, the USDA Rural Development, and the D.E.P. will be celebrating Earth Day in Douglas, Friday, April 23rd in the Municipal Center Resource Room. The Water / Sewer Department will be receiving State Revolving Loan Funds and USDA Rural Development grants.

5. Citizen’s Forum:
No citizen’s came forward.

6. Application – amusement License, Goodness Store:
In the agenda is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Suzanne Kane, dated April 16, 2004, re: Automatic Amusement License; Application for License, from Joseph Quintal d/b/a The Goodness Store, Inc., dated March 29, 2004; Layout for Video Games for the Goodness Store; a memo to Building Commissioner Adelle Reynolds, Police Chief Foley, Fire Chief Gonynor, and Town Collector Pam Carter, from Suzanne Kane, dated March 30, 2004, re: Automatic Amusement Application; an email to Suzanne Kane, from Chief Gonynor, dated April 2, 2004; a memo to Suzanne Kane, from Chief Foley, dated April 15, 2004, re: Automatic Amusement Application; a letter to Mr. George Anderson, from the Board of Selectmen, dated December 5, 1980; Board of Selectmen Minutes from November 12, 1980; a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Harry’s Pizza, dated May 18, 1981; a letter to Harry’s Pizza, from the Board of Selectmen, dated May 21, 1981; a letter to Mr. Paul Bouliane, from the Board of Selectmen, dated December 9, 1982; re: Video Game; a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Paul Bouliane, dated December 3, 1982, re: Application for video game license; Board of Selectmen Minutes from December 8, 1982; and a copy of the license for Joseph Quintal d/b/a The Goodness Store, Inc. for an Automatic Amusement License, dated April 20, 2004. Handed out is an email to Suzanne Kane, from Adelle Reynolds, dated April 20, 2004, re: Automatic Amusement Application. Michael Guzinski read the letter from Adelle Reynolds. Joseph Quintal was invited to the table. He stated he removed his show cases and re-arranged to make room for the equipment. He stated he is not sure how many he can fit but will know when they are delivered. Mr. Quintal stated that there will always be someone there to supervise. He is hoping the machines will attract more business. Rich Preston stated he has no issue on how Mr. Quintal’s operation is run and feels comfortable with the management of the business. Edward Therrien agreed with Rich Preston. Rich Preston stated he would like to change the license to read, “up to 6” video machines. Rich Preston approved made a motion to approve the Automatic Amusement License for Joseph H. Quintal d/b/a The Goodness Store, Inc., to expire December 31, 2004 as amended. Edward Therrien seconded the motion. All – aye.

7. Public Meeting: Layout Order – Jepherson Drive:
In the agenda is a letter to Christine Furno, from Megan T. DiPrete, AICP RHW, dated September 25, 2003, re: Laurel Heights Subdivision; a letter to Bill Cundiff, from Megan T. DiPrete, AICP RHW, dated September 25, 2003, re: Laurel Heights Subdivision; a Inspections as of September 25, 2003; a fax to the Douglas Planning Board, from Mark Davis, Manager RHW, dated July 10, 2000, re: Engineering Inspection at Laurel Heights; Legal Description Jepherson Drive; Legal Description Road A; Legal Description Permanent Drainage & Grading Easement Lot 1; Legal Description Drainage Easement; a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from the Planning Board, dated February 11, 2004, re: Laurel Heights Subdivision; Legal Description Jepherson Drive; Legal Description Road A; Legal Description Permanent Drainage & Grading Easement Lot 1; Legal Description Drainage Easement; a letter to abutters, from Suzanne Kane, dated April 5, 2004; list of Abutters; Cable Announcement for Notice of Public Meeting; a fax to Bill Cundiff, from Town Counsel, dated March 31, 2004, re: Laurel Heights Subdivision – Jepherson Road Acceptance; draft article for Jepherson Road; an email to Megan DiPrete, from Bill Cundiff, dated April 1, 2004, re: Laurel Heights Subdivision – Drainage Bond Requirements; an email to Joel Bard, from Bill Cundiff, dated April 2, 2004, re: Laurel Heights – Subdivision Road Acceptance; a deed between White Development Corp., and Gary Fletcher and Kimberly Fletcher, dated March 12, 2002; a deed between White Development Corp., and Edward Eldridge and Mary Eldridge, dated March 12, 2002; a deed between White Development Corp., and Jeffrey Benoit and Jennifer Benoit, dated December 30, 2002; a deed between White Development Corp., and Agostinho Roxo and Jennifer Renaud, dated May 29, 2002; M.G.L. Chapter 82, § 21 Authority to lay out ways; M.G.L. Chapter 82, § 22 Notice of intention; and a draft Town of Douglas Layout Order – Jepherson Drive. Town Engineer Bill Cundiff and RHW AICP Megan DiPrete came to the table. Bill Cundiff reported that he has seen a big increase in communications since Megan DiPrete has taken over the project. He then went on to explain that the policy for Street Acceptance is that the Planning Board gives a Certificate of Approval to the Board of Selectmen. There are still outstanding issues so this has not been done yet, however due to the time requirements to get this on the Town Meeting and because they feel RH White is working with them to resolve the issues, they brought it to the Board. Bill Cundiff stated that none of the infrastructure is at issue. The detention pond, some of the pipes with in the project itself, which RH White will bond, grading was missed, street sweeping, cleaning out catch basins and seeding are some of the issues. Bill Cundiff stated that he received a letter for from Town Counsel that he will give to the Board of Selectmen. He stated that all paperwork meets requirements. Bill Cundiff stated the Town will be getting ‘easement’ of the roadway, the Assessors prefer ‘fees’. Bill Cundiff stated that he also prefers fees. Rich Preston stated he felt it was a ‘fee simple absolute’ and wondered why they were not getting it. Bill Cundiff stated that was what the developer submitted. Megan DiPrete stated this is an old development, back then that was the way it was done, during the original design. Rich Preston asked Bill Cundiff if that was his understanding. Bill Cundiff stated he is not sure, what it boils down to is liability. Megan DiPrete stated she would like to give the Town a fee free but it was not set up that way. Rich Preston asked if this will be an issue in future developments to which Bill Cundiff stated no. Brian Schofield of 20 Jepherson Drive stated he would like to go over issues with Bill Cundiff that needs to be done so the residents can help over see the project. He stated the residents would like to see acceptance of the road go forward. Bill Cundiff stated he would be happy to meet with any resident. Shirley Mosczynski stated that even if the Town votes to accept the road, the Board of Selectmen have 90 days to make sure everything has been done by the developer or they can pull it. Then the residents will have to bring it back to Town Meeting. Bill Cundiff stated the Planning Board will forward a Certificate of Acceptance to the Board of Selectmen; a discussion is scheduled for their meeting prior to Town Meeting. Philip Leven of 16 Jepherson Drive asked where it leaves them if the Town doesn’t accept the road. Bill Cundiff explained that not getting accepted at Town Meeting does not relieve RH White from their responsibilities. Daniel Martino of 34 Jepherson Drive stated he wants to understand mailboxes. Shirley Mosczynski suggested he discuss it with the Post Office, it’s their responsibility. Bill Cundiff stated the policy is that the developers install a central mail box; this came as a result of a complaint from the Post Office; they did not like driving through developments during construction. Megan DiPrete stated that it’s been her experience that once there is a setup mail delivery is up to the Post Office. Bill Cundiff reminded everyone that the purpose of why they are here tonight is not to go into the nuances of the project; for that the residents should come to a Planning Board meeting. Geoffrey Schniewind of 31 Jepherson Drive stated he was told by Megan DiPrete that RH White was no longer responsible for plowing. Bill Cundiff replied that if there are issues with maintenance of roadways, the residents should call his office. Those complaints are an indication of how the Planning Board deals with the project. Geoffrey Schniewind stated he has called the Highway department with his complaints. Shirley Mosczynski asked the residents to keep in contact with Bill Cundiff and to go to the Planning Boards meetings. Bill Cundiff stated that it has been raining but they did go out to the site today and there are a number of issues they will go over with Megan DiPrete. If those issues are not done, the Planning Board will not make a recommendation at Town Meeting. Rich Preston stated he hopes Megan DiPrete works with Bill Cundiff so they can move forward. Rich Preston made a motion to approve the Layout Order – Jepherson Drive, entitled Layout Plan of Jepherson Drive in Douglas, Massachusetts by Board of Selectmen, with a scale of 40 feet to an inch and dated October 2, 2002 and prepared by Guerriere & Halnon, Inc. Engineering & Land Surveying, 1031 Providence Road, Whitinsville, MA 01588. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

8. RFP – Chamberlain Property:
In the agenda is a Draft copy of the Town of Douglas Request for Proposals for the Sale of Property at 800 Northwest Main Street, Douglas MA. Bill Cundiff submitted the draft RFP for the sale of property at 800 Northwest Main Street for the Boards review. He asked the Board to review it and give any comments to him before their next meeting. Michael Guzinski stated that he reviewed the RFP. The RFP calls for bids to be due May 27, 2003. Bill Cundiff explained that the RFP contains two alternatives. Alternative 1 includes the five frontage lots; the amount is flexible, he stated they want to set the bar at a level that is doable. Alternative 2 includes 15 lots, again flexible. Bill Cundiff stated he set criteria on a three tier basis, highly advantageous, advantageous and not advantageous. He stated the constraints may bring in a lower price; he is prepared to make adjustments. He repeated that he would like feedback in a week. Rich Preston thanked Bill Cundiff for all his work. The Selectmen’s next action will be on May 4th.

9. Cable Advisory – Cable Access Coordinator / Programming:
In the agenda is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from the Cable Advisory Committee, dated April 12, 2004, re: Cable Access Coordinator / Programming; and Section 6.7 from the Douglas Cable Television Renewal License, November 4, 2003. Cable Advisory Chair Thomas Devlin came before the Board. Tom Devlin explained that Section 6.7 of the newly approved cable television license states the Selectmen shall designate one or more PEG Access Coordinators. The Cable Advisory Committee asks that they be delegated that task. Tom Devlin explained that the Cable Advisory Committee will be receiving funds for the next 10 years. Shirley Mosczynski asked if they will be advertising the position. Tom Devlin stated no, the committee wants to take over the position. Rich Preston stated that eventually they would like to hire a part-time employee. This person would handle training, the cable bulletin board, taping meetings and other tasks. Paula Brouillette asked if hiring a coordinator would be a future event. Rich Preston stated yes, the Cable Advisory Committee would be the policy over sight board. The part-time person would work for the Executive Administrator. Cable Advisory would over look disbursement of the funds. Paula Brouillette asked if once the Cable Advisory Committee is the Coordinator, would the Board of Selectmen loose their influence over them. Michael Guzinski stated this is not unique to Douglas; it’s a good idea that Bylaws be developed. He thinks it’s a good idea for Cable Advisory to move forward; he had spoken to Rich Preston earlier and thinks it’s a good idea. Rich Preston made a motion that the Cable Advisory Committee be authorized to perform the function as outlined in section 6.7 of the Cable Television Contract, in conjunction with the Executive Administrator. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. Edward Therrien abstained. All other members – aye.

10. Waiver for Sign Permit Application – Douglas House of Pizza:
In the agenda packet is a letter to Mr. Joseph Bassim, from Building Commissioner Adelle Reynolds, dated April 12, 2004, re: Sign Permit Application; Sign Application for Joe Bassim; and drawing for proposed awning.
Michael Guzinski read the letter from Adelle Reynolds. There was no one present from the Building Department or Douglas House of Pizza. The Board asked for confirmation that all parties were contacted, to which Suzanne Kane answered yes. Rich Preston stated that in looking at the sketch the awning does not look unsightly; however it would be nice to have representation at the meeting. Shirley Mosczynski stated she has concerns; they are trying to get a grant for Downtown. She would like more input from Mr. Bassim as to shy why he is doing this. Consensus of the Board to place this item on the next agenda and ask Mr. Bassim to attend.

11. Economic Development – Phase II update:
Economic Development Chair Hal Davis brought in the plans for Phase II. He stated that the Phase II study involved 450 acres south of the Webster line. The second phase looked at the potential of an industrial park in that area; which totals 1 ½ million square feet for buildings. He stated he was hoping the Zoning Changes would be ready; he thinks his committee will be meeting prior to Town Meeting, they may have to pull their article and hold for the Master Plan changes. He stated the next thing to consider is water and power that would come from Webster. Hal Davis stated a third item would be marketing; they will use money from their budget to develop the web page. He stated the tour planned to bring developers in will possibly be done with several other Towns stating there is usually a better response when a larger area is shown. Reiterating, Hal Davis stated the three things to look at are zoning, infrastructure and marketing. Edward Therrien asked what the possibility is of Webster doing the utilities. Hal Davis reported that Dudley backed out so Webster is looking for more rate payers. Shirley Mosczynski reminded the Board that she had asked a while ago that Webster be notified that Douglas is planning to change the Bylaws as a courtesy, she is not sure if it was done. She suggested they have Michael Guzinski and one Board member meet with Webster. Paula Brouillette recalled Carter Burgess identified some of the infrastructure costs, she remembers they were pretty significant; they need to know where the funding is coming from. Paula Brouillette remembers there was 10 million worth, 1 million for a water tank. She stated they need to be looked at. Hal Davis stated they need to look at the whole picture. Hal Davis stated they need to decide between developers or phase it. There are question on using betterments, State Grants, etc.; the more things they check off, the more desirable Douglas looks to developers. Rich Preston agrees funding is critical and feels it’s great they are opening communication with Webster. He stated that if x, y, and z need to be done and y is going to cost 5 million, that’s a problem. He recommended they meet with Webster Officials immediately. Hal Davis agreed. Shirley Mosczynski stated there is ‘stuff’ being dumped; she is not sure what it is. Edward Therrien stated it is fill from Webster. Shirley Mosczynski asked Michael Guzinski to set up a meeting and send a letter to Webster. Paula Brouillette, stating it could be deferred until the Board works on Michael Guzinski’s goals, but suggested Mr. Guzinski set up a Master Plan for this. Shirley Mosczynski asked Hal Davis to provide Michael Guzinski and the Board with information on funding. Rich Preston asked Hal Davis if there should be a joint meeting with Webster where he could present the plan. Hal Davis stated that he has already had conversations with Webster Economic Development, but feels it’s a good idea. He suggested maybe in a couple of months and he would have Carter Burgess attend. Michael Guzinski will call the Administrator of Webster.

12. Town Use – Avon Walk for Breast Cancer:
In the agenda is an Application for Use of Town Property, from the Breast Cancer Foundation, to use the Fire Station Parking Lot on May 1, 2004; and signed Policy for use of Town property. Rich Preston made a motion to approve the Application for Use of Town Property, from the Breast Cancer Foundation, to use the Fire Station Parking Lot on May 1, 2004 as presented. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All –aye.

13. Minutes:
• March 23, 2004:
Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the minutes of March 23, 2004 as amended. Edward Therrien seconded the motion. Rich Preston abstained. All other members – aye.
• March 30, 2004: Rich Preston made a motion to approve the minutes of March 30, 2004. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.


14. Common Victuallers Licenses – Set Fee:
In the agenda is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Suzanne Kane, dated April 14, 2004, re: Common Victualler License; 2004 Food Establishment Information; M.G.L. Chapter 140, § 2 Common Victualler, Issuance of license; signing; refusal; fee; record; penalty; M.G.L. Chapter 140, § 4 Common Victualler, Contents generally; coverage; term; M.G.L. Chapter 140, § 6 Common Victualler, Conditions precedent; proposed plans; const estimates; license as Victualler or innholder; M.G.L. Chapter 140, § 1 Licenses defined; M.G.L. Chapter 140, § 20 Licenses, Unlicensed innholders or victuallers. Michael Guzinski read the memo from Suzanne Kane. He recommended the Board set the $25 fee set by State law. Michael Guzinski also recommended the Board reduce the fee by half for this year only since they will be hit mid year. Paula Brouillette made a motion to set the fee for Common Victualler Licenses at $25 per establishment, charging $12 for this half a year, waiving fees for Town entities, and $15 for all Seasonal establishments which operate less then 6 months. Rich Preston seconded the motion. All – aye.

15. Administrators Report:
There was no report.

16. Old / New Business:
• Old:
• General Code:
Paula Brouillette asked Michael Guzinski to work with the Town Clerk to complete the contract with General Code on the Recodification of the Town’s Bylaws; stating they need to find out what the status is. Rich Preston feels it’s important to have General Code come in and review the products with no added expenses.
• New:
• Following the Plough Event:
Shirley Mosczynski announced there will be an event put on by the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park at the River Bend Farm visitor’s center next Monday, April 26, 2004 at 10 am.
• Blackstone Valley Tourism Summit: Shirley Mosczynski reminded the Board about the Blackstone Valley Tourism Summit at the Cocke’n Kettle, Friday, May 7, 2004 at 9 am for $20. Anyone interested needs to sign up.

17. Adjournment:
Edward Therrien made a motion to adjourn at 9:00 pm. Rich Preston seconded the motion. All – aye.


Respectfully submitted;


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