BOS - December 16, 2003

BOS - December 16, 2003

Postby Suzanne Kane » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:39 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
December 16, 2003


6:00 pm

1. Call to Order

2. Executive Session – Contract Negotiations, Non-Union.

7:00 pm
3. Chairman’s Announcements

4. Citizens Forum

7:05 pm
5. Executive Session – Contract Negotiations, Union

7:15 pm
6. Skate Park Committee – Presentation

7:45 pm
7. Chapter 61 – Chamberlain continued

8. Liquor License Renewals

9. Entertainment License – Baileys

10. Vote of Support – Preserve America

11. Appointment – Worcester Regional Transit Authority

12. Approve Minutes

13. ABCC Information

14. Old / New Business

15. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:
• January 6th:
Chapter 61B – Crabbe
Grant Writer Update – Bill Cundiff
Appointment – Assessors
Any Class II’s left over
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Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
December 16, 2003
Approved March 1, 2004


1. Call to Order:

Madame Chairman Shirley Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 6:03 pm in the Selectmen’s Office. In attendance: Paula Brouillette, Rich Preston (at 6:06 pm), Ron Forget, Edward Therrien, and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.

2. Executive Session – Contract Negotiations, Non – Union:
Paula Brouillette made a motion at 6:04 pm to go into Executive Session for the purpose of Contract Negotiation, Non – Union personnel, and to return to regular session in the Recourse Room. Ron Forget seconded the motion. Paula Brouillette – aye, Shirley Mosczynski – aye, Ron Forget – aye, Edward Therrien – aye.

Rich Preston made a motion at 7:11 pm to adjourn from Executive Session, to return to Regular Session in the Resource Room. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. Rich Preston – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye, Edward Therrien – aye, Ron Forget – aye, Shirley Mosczynski – aye.

The meeting was moved to the Resource Room; Madame Chairman Shirley Mosczynski called the regular session to order at 7:20 pm.

Other staff and citizens: Police Chief Patrick Foley, Skate Park Committee Chair Rhoda Kaczmarek, Skate Park Committee members, Suzanne Gagnon, David Cheney, and Pam Mort, Recreation Commission Chair Robert Saster, Open Space Committee Chair Lisa Mosczynski, and T&G Reporter Tom Mattson.

3. Chairman’s Announcements:
Shirley Mosczynski stated she wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year. Shirley Mosczynski announced that there is an opening on the Zoning Board of Appeals, any one interested can submit an application to the Selectmen’s Office.

4. Citizen’s Forum:
No Citizens came forward.

5. Executive Session – Contract Negotiation, Union:
Ron Forget made a motion to go into Executive Session at 7:22 pm for the purpose of Contract Negotiation and return to regular session to continue agenda items. Rich Preston seconded the motion. Paula Brouillette – aye, Rich Preston – aye, Shirley Mosczynski – aye, Ron Forget – aye, Edward Therrien – aye.

Ron Forget made a motion to come out of Executive Session and return the regular session at 7:27 pm. Rich Preston seconded the motion. Paula Brouillette – aye, Rich Preston – aye, Shirley Mosczynski – aye, Ron Forget – aye, Edward Therrien – aye.

6. Skate Park Committee – Presentation:
In the agenda packet is an email to Suzanne Kane and Bob Saster, from Suzanne Gagnon, dated December 10, 2003, re: Info. For our presentation to Selectmen, December 16; and an email to Suzanne Gagnon, from Suzanne Kane, dated December 12, 2003, re: Playground vs. Skate Park. The Skate Park Committee and Recreation Commission Chair Bob Saster came before the Board. Skate Park Committee Chair Rhoda Kaczmarek handed out a letter to the Board of Selectmen. She stated that it has been one year since they started the Committee. She then read her letter. Shirley Mosczynski complemented the Committee on all their work. Bob Saster stated that the Recreation Commission had originally wanted the Skate Park at the Old Elementary School; Martin Road has been stagnant; they need to get things going there. The plan is to put it between the soccer field and the play ground; they need to stabilize Martin Rd – the more activity the better. Bob Saster stated that the Recreation Commission voted unanimously on the Martin Rd. location. Rich Preston thanked the Skate Park Committee and the Recreation Commission for their support. Paula Brouillette spoke on maintenance of the Park; they can not keep relying on volunteers. She stated the self help grants predicate on appropriation from the Town; they don’t fully fund. With the additional things, they are becoming eligible for these grants. Suzanne Gagnon explained that they are working with MIIA (Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Company) for criteria on the Skate Park. Paula Brouillette asked if they are at the point where they are saying we should go forward and know where the funding is. Bob Saster stated they are at the point to start. 1st part was the study; the 2nd part is to form a Skate Park Building Committee. Rich Preston moved that the Skate Park Study Committee, having completed its charge regarding the study and exploration of sitting, design, funding, and safety-maintenance issues, now become the skate Park Building Committee to further pursue the development of a Skate Park to completion. It is further moved that the Skate Park Building Committee shall seek funding through private donations and grants where possible; and further, work with the Recreation Commission regarding all aspects of the park’s development and future management. Ron Forget seconded the motion. All –aye.

7. Chapter 61 – Chamberlain continued:
In the agenda packet is a certified letter to Michael P. Patnaude, from Suzanne Kane, dated October 2, 2003; a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Attorney Michael Patnaude, dated September 23, 2003, re: Notice Pursuant to MGL Chapter 61, §8; and Real Estate Purchase a Sales Agreement between ABWE Foundation, Inc. and C.B. Blair Development Corp. Open Space Committee Chair Lisa Mosczynski handed out a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from the Open Space Committee, dated December 16, 2003, re: Chamberlain property Update and site maps and went over them. Paula Brouillette stated that she contacted the Town Manager in Grafton and they have gone through 4 Chapter 61 purchases. She stated that they will share information on the process. Rich Preston thanked Lisa Mosczynski for all her work and asked what amount of land has to remain as open space and how much can they use. Lisa Mosczynski stated that was on her list to ask Town Counsel. Rich Preston asked if there is a time table. Rich Preston was told January 22nd is the deadline. Paula Brouillette stated that Grafton did not have a Town Meeting prior to starting the process, which is another question for Town Counsel. Ron Forget asked if an appraisal has been done yet. Lisa Mosczynski stated only one, by the owner. Ron Forget stated he feels that sets a red flag and added he’s not sure where the money is coming from. Lisa Mosczynski stated that a lot of his questions will be answered by Town Counsel. They could sell the frontage lots to pay for the land. Shirley Mosczynski stated that she spoke with Leonard Kopelman who gave her two Land Attorney’s names. Ron Forget stated he would like Town Counsel to come before the Board; he would also like to see the Town Accountant. Rich Preston stated his concern is if they have to hold a Town Meeting before January 22nd, he does not think it’s doable. He is concerned with a time table and asked when they will find out if it’s a requirement. Lisa Mosczynski stated she would like to call Town Counsel tomorrow. She recommended continuing the hearing until Town Counsel can be contacted. Rich Preston made a motion to continue the hearing until the next scheduled Board of Selectmen meeting and further talk to Town Counsel and the Town of Grafton. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. Rich Preston amended his motion to have Town Counsel come to the next scheduled Selectmen’s Meeting. Ron Forget seconded the motion. All – aye.

8. Liquor License Renewals:
In the agenda packet is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Suzanne Kane, dated December 9, 2003, re: Liquor License Renewals; 2004 Liquor License Renewal Application Guidelines; Notice to Local Licensing Authorities, from Ellen Moriarty Executive Director ABCC, dated November 3, 2003; 2004 Liquor Licenses list; letter to Liquor License Holders, from Suzanne Kane, dated October 21, 2003; letter to James P. Kocur, from Suzanne Kane, dated October 27, 2003; License Renewal Application for 2004 for Slovak Catholic Sokol Gymnastic Club; Notice of Workers Compensation from Slovak Catholic Gymnastic Club; Workers Compensation Insurance Affidavit for Slovak Catholic Sokol Gymnastic Club; 2004 license for Slovak Catholic Sokol Gymnastic Club; 2004 Conditions for Slovak Catholic Sokol Gymnastic Club; Check from Slovak Catholic Sokol Gymnastic Club; License Renewal Application for 2004 for Douglas Convenience Center, Inc.; Certificate of Liability Insurance for Douglas Convenience Center, Inc.; Workers Compensation Insurance Affidavit for Douglas Convenience Center, Inc.; Certificate from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Secretary of the Commonwealth, dated November 3, 2003 for Douglas Convenience Center, Inc.; 2004 License for Douglas Convenience Center, Inc.; 2004 Conditions for Douglas Convenience Center, Inc.; a check from Douglas Convenience Center, Inc.; License Renewal Application for 2004 for Digger’s Liquors Inc.; Certificate of Insurance for Diggers Liquors, Inc.; Workers Compensation insurance Affidavit for Diggers Liquors, Inc.; 2004 License for Diggers Liquors, Inc.; 2004 Conditions for Diggers Liquors, Inc.; check from Diggers Liquors, Inc.; License Renewal Application for 2004 for Douglas Package Store, Inc.; Certificate of Insurance for Douglas Package Store, Inc.; Workers Compensation Insurance Affidavit for Douglas Package Store, Inc.; 2004 License for Douglas Package Store, Inc.; 2004 Conditions for Douglas Package Store, Inc.; check from Douglas Package Store, Inc.; License Renewal Application for 2004 for MBTH Incorporated; Form 43 for MBTH Incorporated; 2004 License for MBTH Incorporated; 2004 Conditions for MBTH, Incorporated; check from Bailey’s Restaurant; License Renewal Application for 2004 for GVN Pizza Restaurants, Inc.; Certificate of Insurance for GVN Pizza Restaurants, Inc.; Workers Compensation Insurance Affidavit for Vaia Pritsoulis; 2004 License for GVN Pizza Restaurants, Inc.; 2004 GVN Pizza Restaurants, Inc.; check from GVN Pizza Restaurants, Inc.; License Renewal Application for 2004 for Blackstone Valley Beagle Club, Inc.; Workers Compensation Insurance Affidavit for Blackstone Valley Beagle Club, Inc.; 2004 License for Blackstone Valley Beagle Club, Inc.; 2004 Conditions for Blackstone Valley Beagle Club, Inc.; check from Blackstone Valley Beagle Club, Inc.; License Renewal Application for 2004 for Whitinsville Fish and Game Club, Inc.; Workers Compensation Insurance Affidavit for Whitinsville Fish and Game Club, Inc.; 2004 License for Whitinsville Fish and Game Club, Inc.; 2004 Conditions for Whitinsville Fish and Game Club; check from Whitinsville Fish and Game Club; License Renewal Application for 2004 for Douglas Flea Market Place; Workers Insurance Affidavit for Marlene Bosma; 2004 License for Douglas Flea Market; 2004 Conditions for Douglas Flea Market; and a check from Douglas Flea Market.. Rich Preston made a motion to approve the 2004 Liquor License Applications, with conditions as presented for • Slovak Catholic Sokol Gymnastic Club d/b/a Sokol Club, • Douglas Convenience Center d/b/a Family Convenience Center, • Digger’s Liquors, Inc., • Douglas Package Store, Inc. d/b/a Douglas Village Package Store, • MBTH Incorporated d/b/a Bailey’s Restaurant, • GVN Pizza Restaurants, Inc. d/b/a Gregory’s, • Blackstone Valley Beagle Club, Inc., • Marlene Bosma d/b/a Douglas Flea Market Place, and • Whitinsville fish and Game Club, Inc. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All –aye.
• Class II License Renewal: Suzanne Kane handed out an Application for a License for a Class II License for Douglas Auto & Truck Sales, a Workers Compensation Insurance Affidavit for Douglas Auto & Truck Sales, Bond Certificate for Douglas Auto & Truck Sales, and a check from Douglas Auto & Truck Sales. Suzanne Kane explained that Jean Chamberlain turned in the Bond Certificate now required by the State. This is a License renewal and she asked the Board to approve it. Rich Preston approved the Class II License for Jean Chamberlain d/b/a Douglas Auto & Truck Sales, with the conditions as presented. Ron Forget seconded the motion. All – aye.


9. Entertainment License – Baileys:
In the agenda pack is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Suzanne Kane, dated December 12, 2003, re: Bailey’s Entertainment License; Entertainment License Application, for MBTH Inc., d/b/a Bailey’s, dated November 24, 2003; a memo to Fire Chief, Police Chief, and the Building Inspector, from Suzanne Kane, dated November 26, 2003, re: Entertainment License renewal; a memo to Suzanne Kane, from Adelle Reynolds, dated December 2, 2003, re: Bailey’s Entertainment Lic.; 2003 Entertainment License w/conditions for Bailey’s; letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Michael Boothby, dated November 17, 2003, a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Michael Boothby, dated September 3, 2003; a memo to Chief Foley, Chief Gonynor, Adelle Reynolds, and the Board of Selectmen, from Suzanne Kane, dated April 11, 2003; a memo to Police Chief Foley, Fire Chief Gonynor, Board of Selectmen, from Suzanne Kane, dated February 19, 2003, re: Bailey’s Entertainment License; a check from Bailey’s. Suzanne Kane referenced her memo contained in the agenda and asked the Board to set the condition on the Entertainment License to read, “DJ every Thursday nights and small bands as advertised on sign board on Main Street”. She hoped this would avoid any confusion and to make the process of notification easier. Ron Forget made a motion to approve the Entertainment License for Bailey’s with conditions as recommended, “DJ" every Thursday nights and small bands as advertised on sign board on Main Street, No increase in capacity beyond the occupancy permit”. Rich Preston seconded the motion. All –aye.

10. Vote of Support – Preserve America:
In the agenda is a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Michael Creasey, Executive Director Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor Commission, dated December 8, 2003; a Draft Resolution of the Town of Douglas, Regarding Support of the Preserve America Nomination; and Website pages from Preserve America: Explore and Enjoy our Heritage. Ron Forget made a motion to support the Preserve America Nomination and sign the Resolution regarding that support. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

11. Appointment – Worcester Regional Transit Authority:
In the agenda is an email to Suzanne Kane, from Senior Center Director Alyssa Graveson, dated December 9, 2003, re: Elderbus; Website page from Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA); M.G.L. Chapter 161B, §5 Transportation Facilities, Highway Systems and Urban Development Plans - Advisory Board; members; vote; executive committee; meetings; expenses. Suzanne Kane explained that Alyssa Graveson sent an email; after the appointment for Elderbus, there also had to be representation to the WRTA. Alyssa Graveson requested that Outreach Coordinator Patrice Rousseau be appointed as the Douglas Representative with Alyssa Graveson as an alternate. Edward Therrien made a motion to appoint Patrice Rousseau as the Douglas Representative to the WRTA with Alyssa Graveson as an alternate, for a term ending June 30, 2004. Rich Preston seconded the motion. All – aye.

12. Approve Minutes:
• October 21, 2003:
Edward Therrien made a motion to approve the minutes of October 21, 2003. Rich Preston seconded the motion. Ron Forget abstained, all other members – aye.
• November 4, 2003: Ron Forget made a motion to approve the minutes of November 4, 2003. Edward Therrien seconded the motion. All – aye.

13. ABCC Information:
In the agenda is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Suzanne Kane, dated December 11, 2003, re: ABCC Information for Review: a Notice to all Local Licensing Authorities, from ABCC, dated December 10, 2003, re: Sunday Sales by Holders of Licenses Under G.L. C. 138, §15 On an Annual Basis Pursuant to Chapter 141 of the Acts of 2003; a copy of Chapter 141, §31, 32, and 33 of the Acts of 2003; and MGL Chapter 138, §15 Alcoholic Liquors – Licensing authorizing sale of beverages not to drunk on premises; applications; approval; price lists; renewals; fees; hours of sales; samples. Suzanne Kane explained that she gave this information for the Boards review and that they will have to act on it at some point. She stated that Kopelman & Paige would probably be sending a Municipal Memorandum, but they would have to decide whether to permit Sunday sales of alcohol for §15 license holders, or remain ‘dry’, permit sales 6 days a week or 7, if 6 days will they designate a day off, or let the licensee choose, and if permitted, how much to charge. By consensus of the Board, they will wait for Municipal Memorandum and review.

14. Old/New Business:
Old:
• Space Needs:
Rich Preston asked to continue the discussion on Space Needs. Agreed to put it on the agenda the second meeting in January.
• Letter from Ken Mahony: Shirley Mosczynski referred to the letter received from Ken Mahony, dated December 6, 2003; she stated she did not agree with what Mr. Mahony said about the land issue.

New:
• New Administrator:
Paula Brouillette stated that the New Administrator had offered to come in prior to his official start date and wanted to schedule days. Shirley Mosczynski stated that they had to sign the contract first. Paula Brouillette asked about the second meeting in January. Ron Forget asked if it wouldn’t be better if he came in during the day. They discussed having him come in January 6th, 20th, and February 3rd. Shirley Mosczynski will talk to him.
• Letter from Mass Highway: Shirley Mosczynski commented on the letter received by Mass Highway, dated December 11, 2003, re: Douglas-Reconstruction of Route 16; stating Douglas must designate a coordinator/liaison to work with their Right of Way Bureau Community Compliance Section on the Douglas – Reconstruction of Route 16 project. Shirley Mosczynski stated that she spoke with Town Engineer Bill Cundiff about this position and he agreed to take it. Rich Preston made a motion to appoint Bill Cundiff as the Douglas coordinator/liaison to the Mass Highways Right of Way Bureau, Community Compliance Section for the term of the project. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.
• Highway Plow: Shirley Mosczynski reported she received a call from Edward Therrien stating he has a broken down plow and will be getting a new one. Shirley Mosczynski asked Edward Therrien to let Town Accountant Rich Mathieu and Finance Committee Chair Pamela Holmes know.

15. Adjournment:
Edward Therrien made a motion to adjourn at 8:45 pm. Rich Preston seconded the motion. All – aye.


Respectfully submitted;



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