BOS - March 28, 2000

BOS - March 28, 2000

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:00 am

BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING
Selectmen’s Office
Tuesday, March 28, 2000 at 7:00pm


1. Call to Order
2. Appointments to the School Building Committee
• Mark Bloomfield
• Sharon Brotherton
• Janice Foran
• William Pybas
3. Approval of Minutes – 11/30, 2/8, 2/15, 2/22, 3/15
4. Personnel Bylaws - Leslie Navaroli
5. Recreation Commission Fee Schedule and Reservation Policy
6. Signs in Public Ways - Adelle Reynolds
7. Master Plan Implementation Committee Proposals
• Sign Bylaw
• Scenic Roads Bylaw
• State Forest Open Space Bylaw
8. Request for Legal Opinion – Portable Classrooms
9. Approve Warrant for April 19th Special Town Meeting
10. FY01 Budget Review
• Library
• Executive Administrator's Recommendations
• Selectmens' Recommendations
11. Layout Orders and Approval Procedures
• Tucker Landing: Sandra Circle, Tucker Circle, Marilyn Drive
• Kingswood Estates: Royal Crest Drive
• Mt Daniels Estates: Mt Daniels Way
• Brookside Drive
12. New Business
13. Adjournment
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Upcoming Meetings

April 10, 2000 Special Joint Meeting with Finance Committee on Budget
April 11, 2000 Regular Meeting (Close Warrant for 5/1/00 STM)
April 25, 2000 Regular Meeting (Finance Committee Presents FY01 Recommendations)
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Board of Selectmen Meeting Minutes
March 28, 2000



1. Call to Order

This meeting was called to order at 7:05PM. In attendance, Betty Therrien, Rob Guiou, Ron Forget, Tom Navaroli, Mark Bloomfield, and Norm MacNeill. Also in attendance, Steve Pucci, Mitch Cohen, Larry Jeznach, Pam Holmes, Lori Martin, Louise Redding, Lynlee Fertal, Frank Fertal, Pete Tetreault, Janice Foran, Paula Brouillette, Derek Brown, Sharon Brotherton, Chief Foley, Bill Pybas, Walter Bird, Jack Blatchford, Bobby Saster, Bobby Doyon, and various other citizens.


2. Appointments to the School Building Committee

Mark Bloomfield, Sharon Brotherton, Janice Foran, and William Pybas have asked to be appointed to the SBC. Mark Bloomfield took out a petition to have the SBC disband. Tom Navaroli stated it would be a waste of time to appoint new members to the committee if it is just going to be disbanded and they will not be able to be re-appointed after the petition is put in. The Board reached a consensus to wait on appointment new members until after the petition is settled. Mark Bloomfield took out the petition to abolish the SBC and re-establish the SBC with no more than three original members; he wants the majority to be replaced.

Ron Forget discussed the tour of the schools. He feels it is illegal to set up a meeting over the internet and since the request did not come from the Board Mark Bloomfield acted on his own. He feels Mark Bloomfield should not evaluate the schools, but rather it is the school committee’s role. Mark Bloomfield stated it was a tour for everyone. Ron Forget is concerned about Board members acting on their own.

Took Personnel Board out of order.

3. Approval of Minutes

Passed over until next meeting.

4. Personnel Bylaws

Leslie Navaroli, chair of Personnel Board, went over suggested changes to the bylaw. The Personnel Board worked to make the bylaws more easily understood. Even though some may seem new, they are actually considered common practice in the Town.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Rob Guiou, to adopt the Personnel Bylaw changes and to place it on the Annual Town Meeting in May. Vote Unanimous.



5. Recreation Commission Fee Schedule and Reservation Policy

The policy is being put into place to protect the nice Town facilities. The Town Clerk will handle the paperwork. The Recreation Commission should add a space for the Police Department to comment on a approve. The Board also suggested the Recreation Commission define more closely the time limit ($75 per day/activity).

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Rob Guiou, to make a motion to accept as amended the fee schedule and application for use presented by the Recreation Commission. Vote Unanimous.


6. Signs in Public Ways

Adelle Reynolds suggested that the Board make the bylaw a regulation regulated by the Board. It would then be more like a policy, but with a process. Betty Therrien suggested an annual renewal fee for the maintenance of the sign assembly or as a rental fee. An initial fee can be set to cover the cost. The Board could regulate the number of signs and locations. The Board needs to be specific about who can get signs and who pays for them. The Board decided to refer to departments for comments and cost estimates.

Ron Forget made a motion, seconded by Rob Guiou, to refer the signs in public ways issue to the Departments for additional feedback and then have interested parties come back to the Board to discuss concerns. Amended: Signs are to be taken down by December 31, 2000. Vote Unanimous.

7. Master Plan Implementation Committee Proposals

Sign Bylaw
Scenic Roads Bylaw
State Forest Open Space

Ron Forget brought up a discussion about why there is no agricultural exemption. The Board also discussed the processes of these bylaws.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Rob Guiou, to place all four articles (Sign Bylaw, Scenic Roads Bylaw, State Forest Open Space Bylaw, and State Forest Open Space Designation) on the April 19th Special Town Meeting Warrant. Vote Tom Navaroli aye, Mark Bloomfield aye, Rob Guiou aye; Ron Forget No.

8. Request for Legal Opinion

There was a recount of the latest ballot this morning involving the school question. A request for a legal opinion came from Mark Bloomfield and Dennis Bishop regarding whether the school committee can procure portable classrooms without approval from the town meeting. The school committee is going to talk to DOE and DOR to find out if it is consistent with their role. Mark Bloomfield feels the question to town counsel should be: can the school committee legally enter into a contact for the portable? Norm MacNeill recommends taking no action.

Tom Navaroli made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to support the school committee decision to lease portable classrooms for temporary school space pending a positive outcome of the two conference calls with DOE and DOR. Vote Tom Navaroli aye, Ron Forget aye, Rob Guiou aye; Mark Bloomfield No.

9. Approve Warrant for April 19th STM

Finance Committee discussed article 5, 6, 8, 9, and 10. Paula Brouillette and the other members of the Finance Committee are concerned about taking these articles outside of the Annual Town Meeting.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion to approve the April 19th STM warrant as written. Withdrawn.

Discussion of articles:
Article 4. Tax Collector Transfer
It is a transfer of money from one account to another.
Rob Guiou made a motion, seconded by Mark Bloomfield, to approve Article 4 as written. Vote Unanimous.

Rob Guiou made a motion, seconded by Tom Navaroli, to approve the warrant minus articles 8, 9, and 10. Vote Tom Navaroli aye, Ron Forget aye, Rob Guiou aye; Mark Bloomfield No.

Mark Bloomfield out at 10:20PM.

10. FY01 Budget Review
Taken out of order.

LIBRARY
The library is looking for one additional hour per week. They are also requesting a new assistant position for 10/hrs per week. The long term plan is to renovate the library; this was the top rated capital improvement. The library was built in 1903 and they would like to renovate for its 100th birthday. They are proposing a $30,000 planning grant that the state may reimburse up to half of it. The study will be completed over the summer.

EXECUTIVE ADMINS RECOMMENDATIONS
SELECTMEN’S RECOMMENDATIONS

The Board needs to make recommendations. A workshop for April 4th was set to discuss the budget.

11. Layout Orders and Approval Procedures

Any developer that presents a road to be accepted must enter into this agreement. The developer would pay for the Town’s expenses and the Town would determine the amount of the bond. The current bylaw allows the developer to petition for town meeting. Rob Guiou stated he thought it should be part of the building process. Tom Navaroli suggested a road acceptance fee to cover the costs of engineering. Ron Forget suggested that the Planing Board incorporate the agreement into the initial process. At the next meeting, the Board will review the layout orders for: TUCKER LANDING, KINGSWOOD ESTATES, MT. DANIELS WAY, and BROOKSIDE DRIVE.

12. New Business

The ZBA hearing regarding the BMX trail and the recycled building materials facility was continued because there was no P&S yet because both businesses are looking at the same property on Davis Street.

13. Adjournment

At 10:45PM Rob Guiou made a motion, seconded by Tom Navaroli, to adjourn. Vote Unanimous.

Respectfully Submitted,


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