BOS - November 16, 2004

BOS - November 16, 2004

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:05 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
November 16, 2004

7:00 pm

1. Call to Order

2. Chairman’s Announcements

3. Citizen’s Forum

7:15 pm
4. Application for Permit – Bailey’s

5. Application for License – Historical Society

6. Preserve America – Sign location

7. Town Use – Girl Scouts and Lighting of the Common

8. Old / New Business

9. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items
Nov. 30th
7:05 Tax Classification Hearing
Municipal Space Workshop

Dec. 7th Public Roads – Bill Cundiff and Richard Vanden Berg
Approve Liquor License Renewals

Dec. 21 Approve Class II License Renewals
Approve Entertainment License Renewals
Approve Automatic Amusement License Renewals
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Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
November 16, 2004
Approved April 5, 2005


1. Call to Order:

Madame Chairman Shirley Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. In attendance: Paula Brouillette, Rich Preston, David Furno, Edward Therrien, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski, and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.

Other staff and citizens: None

2. Chairman’s Announcements:
 Police Grant:
Shirley Mosczynski congratulated the Douglas Police for receiving a $8,400 grant from Traffic Enforcement Funds.
 CMRPC: Shirley Mosczynski reported that there will be a meeting of CMRPC, November 17th at their office at 35 Harvard Street. The Board of Selectmen are invited to attend.

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

4. Application for Permit – Bailey’s:
In the agenda is a memo to Police Chief Foley, Fire Chief Gonynor, and Building Commissioner Adelle Reynolds, from Suzanne Kane, dated November 3, 2004, re: One night – extension of hours; an application for permit from Bailey’s, dated November 2, 2004; ABCC Blue Book requirements for Hours of Operation; Common Victualer License and conditions for 2004 for MBTH Inc., d/b/a Bailey’s; MGL Chapter 138 §12 Licenses authorizing sale of beverages to be drunk on premises; veterans’ organization, corporation, etc.; suspension or revocation; hours of sale; liqueurs and cordials; and a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Police Chief Foley, dated November 10, 2004, re: Bailey’s/Extension of hours. Rich Preston made a motion to approve the special permit for MBTH, Inc. d/b/a Bailey’s to extend their hours to 1:00 am on November 24, 2004 as presented. David Furno seconded the motion. All – aye.

5. Application for License – Historical Society:
In the agenda is an Application for License, from the Douglas Historical Society, to serve beer and wine at an Xmas party for members of the Douglas Historical Society at EN Jenckes Store on Friday, December 3, 2004 from 6-10 pm; an email to Chief Gonynor, from Suzanne Kane, dated November 10, 2004, re: One Day Liquor License; an email to Suzanne Kane, from Chief Gonynor, dated November 10, 2004, re: One Day Liquor License; a check made out to the Town of Douglas from the Douglas Historical Society; and a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Chief Foley, dated November 10, 2004, re: Douglas Historical Society. Michael Guzinski stated that after dealing with a similar situation; if the Douglas Historical Society is serving beer and wine to it members and it’s not for sale, they do not need a license. Rich Preston stated he feels Michael Guzinski is correct. Consensus of the Board that this item does not need a vote because the Historical Society is serving to its members and not selling alcohol.

6. Preserve America – Sign Location:
Shirley Mosczynski reported that there were guidelines from Preserve America as outlined in their letter dated October 14, 2004, re: Preserve America Community Sign. She read the letter. Rich Preston stated he thought they wanted the sign at a critical spot and suggested the end of Rt. 16 coming in from Webster or North and Gilboa Street. Paula Brouillette suggested where there are “Entering Douglas” signs on Rt. 16 entering from Uxbridge. David Furno suggested Rt. 16. Edward Therrien stated he would put it where ever they wanted it. Shirley Mosczynski stated that Sutton has it on a board right at the Town Hall and she has not seen any others. Paula Brouillette asked if it was going to be free standing. David Furno and Shirley Mosczynski agreed that it should be on a post. Rich Preston stated he would have liked the Douglas sign to be bigger at Gilford. He stated the Preserve America sign would be good. Edward Therrien stated he will put it on with the other sign. Rich Preston asked Edward Therrien to replace the small “Douglas” sign. Rich Preston made a motion to replace the small “Douglas” sign with the “Preserve America” sign. David Furno seconded the motion. All –aye.

7. Town Use – Girl Scouts and Lighting of the Common:
 Girl Scouts:
In the agenda is an Application for Use of Town Property from the Girl Scouts to use the Municipal Center, Monday November 29th for Girl Scout Cookie Training. Shirley Mosczynski read the application with conditions/restrictions. Edward Therrien made a motion to approve the Application for Use of Town Property from the Girl Scouts to use the Municipal Center, Monday November 29th for Girl Scout Cookie Training as presented. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.
 Firefighters Association: In the agenda is an Application for Use of Town Property from the Firefighters Association to use the Town Common on December 4, 2004 at 7:00 pm for a parade and lighting of the Common. Shirley Mosczynski read the application with conditions/restrictions. Rich Preston made a motion to approve the Application for Use of Town Property from the Firefighters Association to use the Town Common on December 4, 2004 at 7:00 pm for a parade and lighting of the Common as presented. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. David Furno – abstained (he is a firefighter). All other members – aye.


8. Old/New Business:
Old:
 Sign Board Policy:
Michael Guzinski proved a draft copy of a “Street-side Municipal Information Bulletin Board” policy. Rich Preston stated the Board had originally decided on a priority list, he did not think the draft reflected that and so he amended it. Shirley Mosczynski asked the Board if everyone was ok with the amended version. Consensus that everyone was ok with the amended version. Rich Preston made a motion to approve the Official Policy for the Street-side Municipal Information Bulletin Board Policy as amended. David Furno seconded the motion. All – aye.

NEW:
 4 Town Group:
Paula Brouillette reported that the RFP by Heritage Corridor for planning will be finalized this Friday at a meeting in Sutton at 10:00am. They are setting up an informational meeting with the land owners for December 1, 2004 at the Sutton Senior Center at 7:00 pm.
 Cable Coordinator: Paula Brouillette asked if the proposed Cable Coordinator is supposed to maintain equipment. Rich Preston stated Cable Advisory received $100,000 – they decided to move forward in stages. The Board of Health gave them their closet – they will be building a studio there. Rich Preston reported that all equipment will be new so there will not be a lot up front as far as maintenance. Rich Preston reported that they put a $20,000 cap on the salary for the Coordinator. Shirley Mosczynski suggested a meeting with the Cable Advisory Committee when they are ready. Rich Preston stated they will be meeting the second Monday in December, he will find out when they can meet.
 Old Elementary School: David Furno stated he would like permission for the Fire Department to use the Old Elementary School on the 20th and 21st for a rapid intervention class. They want to use the hole in the floor to teach people how to get themselves up a rope. David Furno stated they will patch the hole after. Rich Preston stated classes are important and he supports it’s use. Paula Brouillette stated she had no problem. Rich Preston made a motion to approve the Fire Department’s use of the Old Elementary School November 20th and 21st for rapid intervention classes. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. David Furno – abstained. All other members – aye.

9. Adjournment:
Paula Brouillette made a motion at 7:42 pm to adjourn. David Furno seconded the motion. All – aye.


Respectfully submitted;


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