BOS - November 13, 2001

BOS - November 13, 2001

Postby Suzanne Kane » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:47 pm

Board of Selectmen Regular Meeting
Tuesday, November 13, 2001
Resource Room – Municipal Center

AGENDA

1. Call to Order

2. Chairman’s Announcements
3. Minutes October 17, 2001
October 30, 2001 Regular Meeting
October 30, 2001 Executive Session
4. Citizens Forum

7:15 PM

5. Public Hearing (Continued from 10/30) – Transfer of License for Storage of Flammable Materials – Douglas Convenience Center, Inc.
6. Drainage Situation at Douglas Convenience Center – Discussion
7. Establish Committee for Downtown/Improvement Study
8. Approval of Sunday Package Liquor Sales on 11/18, 11/25, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23 and 12/30 between noon and 10PM.
9. Cable TV Compliance Audit
10. Contract Approval – Davis Street Reconstruction Project
11. Review Special Town Meeting Motions
12. Executive Administrator Applicants – Discussion (Tentative)
13. Executive Administrator’s Report
14. New Business
15. Adjourn
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Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
November 13, 2001

1. Call to Order

Chairman Thomas Navaroli called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM. In attendance: Shirley Mosczynski, Rich Preston, Ron Forget, Edward Therrien, and Interim Executive Administrator Tom Landry.

Citizens and other staff in attendance: Fire Chief Don Gonynor, Roland Forcier, Ray Whitehead, Paula Brouillette, Tom Mattson, Dan DeLeo, and Suzanne Kane.

2. Chairman’s Announcements:
There were no announcements

3. Minutes:
• October 17, 2001 Special Meeting:
Shirley Mosczynski made a motion to accept the minutes of October 17, 2001 as amended. Ron Forget seconded the motion. Four members – aye. Tom Navaroli abstained (he was not at that meeting).
• October 30, 2001 Regular Session: Tom Landry informed the Board that the Office had received a call from the ABCC inquiring about Mr. Whiteheads application for Transfer of Liquor License. The application requested approval for the license to be pledged to Roland and Beverly Forcier, however this box for pledging on Form 43 was not checked and it was not clear in the minutes of October 30th if the intent of the Selectmen was to accept the application as presented with the conditions presented (the pledge). Mr. Whitehead explained that by pledging the license to the Forcier’s, Mr. Forcier could take the liquor license from Mr. Whitehead if Mr. Whitehead did not comply with the sales agreement for the Family Convenience Center. Mr. Forcier could not use the license, but would have to apply for a transfer of license if he so chose. Ron Forget made a motion to add language to the October 30th Minutes accepting the application as presented with the conditions requested. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye. Shirley Mosczynski made a motion to approve the minutes of October 30, 2001 as amended. Rich Preston seconded the motion. All – aye.
• October 30, 2001 Executive Session: Shirley Mosczynski made a motion to approve but not release the minutes of October 30, 2001 Executive Session. Rich Preston seconded the motion. All – aye.

4. Citizens Forum:
No citizens came forward.

5. Public Hearing (Continued from 10/30) – Transfer of License for Storage of Flammable Material – Douglas Convenience Center, Inc.:
In the agenda packet is a letter from Fire Chief Don Gonynor listing observation/violation at 63 Main St.; letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Fire Chief Don Gonynor, dated October 24, 2001, re: License Renewal 63 Main St.; and the Application and License for Storage of gasoline at 63 Main St. Chairman Tom Navaroli reported that the Public Hearing for the Transfer of License for Storage of Flammable Material, continued from the October 30th meeting was open at 7:13 PM. Chief Gonynor, Mr. Whitehead, and Mr. Forcier joined the meeting. Chief Gonynor reported that all observations/violations have been addressed and taken care of. Chief Gonynor stated that he reviewed the process with Mr. Whitehead for annual renewal of the license, April 30th of each year with the Town Clerk. Chief Gonynor also reported that Mr. Forcier has completed the first phase of the scheduled compliance with DPE. Chief Gonynor has tested all the tanks, and they all passed. He also reviewed with Mr. Whitehead the process of registering with Fire Services FP290, which has to be done 30 days after issuance of his license. Mr. Navaroli closed the public hearing at 7:16 PM. Shirley Mosczynski made a motion to approve the Transfer of License for Storage of Flammable Materials at Douglas Convenience Center, Inc., 63 Main Street. Rich Preston seconded the motion. All in favor. Tom Navaroli and Fire Chief Don Gonynor signed the License.

6. Drainage Situation at Douglas Convenience Center, Inc.:
In the agenda packet is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Town Engineer Bill Cundiff, dated October 22, 2001, re: Family Convenience Center – TV Inspection of Pipe; site map of Existing Drainage Situation – Family convenience Center, Rt. 16. Mr. Cundiff also passed out a fax from Meg Power, Worcester Registry of Deeds, dated November 13, 2001, re: Worcester. Registry Book 3489 Drainage Easements D-1 and D-2.; and a page from Phase II Scope of Work, from Williamson Environmental LLC. Town Engineer Bill Cundiff joined the meeting. He reported that there is a Drainage easement on both Forcier and Guiou’s property. Mr. Cundiff pointed out that on the Site Assessment from Williamson Environmental LLC, page 2 of 6, it read, “Lycott reported that a portion of the cement culvert broke off during tank removal”. Mr. Forcier stated that the damage was done by Zecco Incorporated and that Zecco fixed the damage. Mr. Cundiff recommended extending a pipe over to the next man hole across from Riedell Street. He stated that he had spoken to Rob Guiou and Mr. Guiou asked him to speak to Joyce Guiou, the owner of the property. He has not spoken to Mrs. Guiou yet. Mr. Cundiff still does not have costs for the easement and the Board can not take action until then. Bill Cundiff suggested that he coordinate with Suzanne Kane to allow time on the Boards agenda once he has definitive answers. Tom Navaroli stated that with the possible onset of bad weather he would rather have continued updates. Shirley Mosczynski stated her continued concerns for safety. Consensus of the Board was to have Mr. Cundiff report back at their next Meeting on November 27th.

Rich Preston and Ron Forget left the meeting at around 7:30 PM to attend another Board/Committee meeting.

7. Establish Committee for Downtown/Improvement Study:
In the agenda packet is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Town Engineer Bill Cundiff, dated October 29, 2001, re: John H. Chaffee, Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor District (BRVNHCD) Grant for Downtown Improvements Study. Bill Cundiff came to the Board to request authorization to appoint a Committee to oversee the RFP and Bidding Process for the Downtown Improvement Study. He feels that a representative from each Board, listed in his memo, would keep the project focused and he encourages anyone else to join. Shirley Mosczynski made a motion that the Board vote to establish a Downtown Improvements Committee for the purpose of developing and issuing a Request For Proposals, and recommending the award of a contract by the Board of Selectmen to an architect or other qualified individual or firm, to complete a Downtown Improvements Study. The Committee shall consist of seven members appointed by the Board of Selectmen, and comprised of one member from each of the following: Board of Selectmen, Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Historical Committee, Uptown Douglas Committee, Alternatives Unlimited, and Town Engineer. Tom Navaroli seconded the motion. Mr. Navaroli asked what the time frame for the project was. Mr. Cundiff explained that a draft RFP should be ready in two weeks. When asked why Mr. Cundiff included a representative from Alternative Unlimited, Mr. Cundiff explained that Past Interim Executive Administrator David Owen made the suggestion since the Mumford River Walk includes their property. When asked if the Committee should be open to all Downtown business, Mr. Cundiff answered No. He stated that Alternative Unlimited is unique. On the motion. The three members present voted – aye.

8. Approval of Sunday package Liquor Sales on 11/18. 11/25/ 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 12/23 and 12/30 between noon and 10PM:
In the agenda packet is a copy of MGL C 136 §6 Activities Not Prohibited on Sundays.
For the past two years, the Board has voted to allow package stores to open on Sundays during the Holiday Season. These openings are permitted by State Law only if the Board votes its approval, which must be done on an annual basis. Police Chief Foley recommends that a closing of no later than 10 PM be applied. Shirley Mosczynski made a motion to allow package stores to be open for the following specific dates and time. Package stores MAY be open all Sundays between November 18, 2001 extending through December 30, 2001 between the hours of 12:00 noon and 10:00 p.m.
On Thursday, November 22, 2001 package stores MAY NOT sell or deliver alcoholic beverages at any time during the day, but MAY remain open until 11:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21, 2001, if it is within their regular posted hours.
On Tuesday, December 25, 2001 package stores MAY NOT sell or deliver alcoholic beverages, but MAY remain open until 11:30 p.m. on Monday, December 24, 2001, if it is within their regular posted hours. On Tuesday January 1, 2001 package stores MAY sell or deliver alcoholic beverages and MAY remain open on Monday, December 31, 2001 until 11:30 p.m., if it is within their regular posted hours. Tom Navaroli seconded the motion. The three members present voted – aye.


9. Cable TV Compliance Audit:
In the agenda packet is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Past Interim Executive Administrator David Owen, dated October 24, 2001, re: Cable TV License Compliance Audit – findings and Recommendations; Letter to Gordon H. Champion, regional Manager Government Relations Charter Communications, from Past Interim Executive Administrator David Owen, dated May 23, 2001, re: Compliance Audit on Current License Agreement; Letter to David Owen, from Gordon H. Champion, dated August 22, 2001. Item taken out of order. Board decided to wait for Rich Preston to come back since he is also the Chairman of the Cable Advisory Committee. Interim Executive Administrator informed the general public that there is a toll free number for Charter Cable, 800-634-1008. There has been no response on equipment for the School. Rich Preston reported that the Town is currently in the second phase of renewing the contract. He suggested scheduling a meeting with the Cable people for the November 27th meeting.

10. Contract Approval – Davis Street Reconstruction Project:
In the agenda packet is a letter to Mr. David Owen, from James Noyes, Highway & Traffic Signal Design, Inc. dated October 19, 2001, re: Davis Street Reconstruction Project, and a copy of an Agreement for Professional Engineering Services between The Town of Douglas, Massachusetts and Highway & Traffic Signal Design, Inc. for Roadway and Safety Improvements on Davis Street (Route 16). There was discussion around Chapter 90 funding, which was going to be used for this. The State may not be sending the second installment; $55,100 of which was going to be used as a Bridge Loan. Edward Therrien will contact Worcester to clarify what funds are available. Tom Landry suggested that if they have the information by Thursday’s Town Meeting, the Board could sign the contract then.

11. Review Special Town Meeting Motions:
In the agenda packet is a copy of the November 15, 2001 Special Town Meeting Motions. It was decided that the following people would speak and move the motions:
• Article 1. Fund Additional Library Design Services: Merrit “Pete” Tetreault
• Article 2 Fund Water Mains: Suggested School Building Committee Chair Jack Blatchford and Water/Sewer Manager Tony Gressak both speak. Tom Landry will call them.
• Article 3 Fund Additional Compensation for Town Treasurer: Sharon Brotherton.
• Article 4 Municipal Charges Lien for Delinquent Ambulance Bills: Fire Chief Gonynor.
• Article 5 Adoption of the F.Y. 03-08 Capital Improvements Plan: Paula Brouillette.
• Article 6 Amend Personnel Bylaws – Sick Leave Bank: Tom Landry to ask Ida Ouillette because the Personnel Board Chairman Hillary McInnis did not want to speak.
• Article 7 Amend Personnel and compensation plans – Administrative Assistant Position: Tom Navaroli or Shirley Mosczynski.
• Article 8 Sight Line Easement – West and Grove Street: Currently there is no appraisal, they may have to pass over. If the appraisal comes in on time then one of the Board members will speak.
• Article 9 Common Driveway Bylaw: Rich Preston.

Ron Forget came back to the meeting at 8:02 PM.

12. Executive Administrator Applicants – Discussion:
Mr. Landry reported that there was a preferred candidate and asked Ron Forget to give an update. Mr. Forget reported that it was a unanimous vote. He contacted the candidate and the candidate accepted the position depending on negotiations. The Board wanted to meet with the Candidate on November 19th and wanted everything done by then. Tom Navaroli asked Tom Landry to contact the candidate and find out what his requirements are. Mr. Landry agreed to call him tonight. It was a consensus of the Board to have Mr. Landry start negations with the candidate.

Rich Preston came back to the meeting at 8:08 PM.

13. Executive Administrator’s Report:
• Tom Landry reported that he met with USDA concerning the Waste Water Grant. He reported that part of the application process requires the Engineering work to be done up front. He had asked for price proposals and received two. One for Waste Water Treatment totaling $5,000 and one for Water Lines totaling $6,500 for a cost of $11,500 up front money. Mr. Landry reported that the construction cost will be approximately $5 million. The question if there is money in the Enterprise Fund; Edward Therrien will find out. Shirley Mosczynski stated that she would like input from Tony Gressak. Mr. Landry was asked to arrange a meeting for Monday November 19, 2001.
• Mr. Landry reported that the Pole Petition for Church Street was withdrawn and would not be coming back.

14. New Business:
No new business.

15. Executive Session:
Shirley Mosczynski made a motion at 8:19 PM to enter into Executive Session to discuss negotiations and to return to Open Session for the purpose of adjournment. Ron Forget seconded the motion. Shirley Mosczynski – aye, Rich Preston – aye, Tom Navaroli – aye, Ron Forget – aye, and Edward Therrien – aye.

16. Adjournment:
Shirley Mosczynski made a motion at 9:00 PM to adjourn. Edward Therrien seconded the motion. All – aye.


Respectfully Submitted,



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