BOS - March 21, 2000

BOS - March 21, 2000

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:31 pm

Board of Selectmen Meeting Minutes
March 21, 2000

1. Call to Order


The meeting was called to order at 7:09PM. In attendance, Ron Forget, Rob Guiou, Tom Navaroli, Mark Bloomfield, and Norm MacNeill. Also in attendance, Don Gonynor, Shirley Mosczynski, Leon Mosczynski, Lisa Mosczynski, Pam Holmes, Rick Colonero, and Sharon Brotherton.

2. FY01 Budget Review With Departments

• Community Development
A grouping of budgets. Includes start up budget for EDC, Open Space budget, and Master Plan budget. All budgets are to continue community development work.

• Town Buildings
Rick Colonero presented his budget to the Board. The salary line includes overtime and a step raise. Contractual services include HVAC preventative maintenance contract.

• Library
Passed over.

• Treasurer, Insurance/Employee Benefits, Debt Service
The increase for the Assistant Treasurer was approved by the Personnel Board. Sharon Brotherton also went over the Insurance/Employee Benefits and Debt Service budgets.

• Recreation
Bobby Saster presented the Recreation budget. There were no questions.

• Technology
In the technology budget, contractual services will include network maintenance and maintenance of the GEOTMS system. Supplies will include expansion of number of modules. Equipment will include equipment for new staff and replacement of outdated items, and Fixed asset software suggested by the Town Accountant to keep track of fixed assets.

• Assessors
Kevin Doyle, Ida Ouillette, and Beth Mackay presented the Assessors’ budget. Contractual services includes a map update, office supplies include cost for copies of maps and laser cartridges, miscellaneous includes copies of deeds and plans from registry, and revaluation includes a license for the software.



1. Senior Citizen Property Tax Work-Off Abatement Program

It is the Board of Assessors’ opinion that this program should be put on hold because needs further research. They feel the Board needs to set up a workshop with all departments to see what work is available. Also, it will cost the Town potentially up to $176,000 in taxes. There is a need to further outline the program. The Assessors suggested possibly implementing it in FY02. Council on Aging, Board of Assessors, and Board of Selectmen need to be involved. There are many administrative issues to be worked out before the start of this type of program.

2. Approve Warrant for April 19th Special Town Meeting

Discussion of all Articles occurred.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to place Article 1 (Sewer Treatment Facility Study) on the warrant as written. Vote Unanimous.

Article 2 – Water Use Restriction Bylaw – This was submitted in October, but then returned to the commissioners because it needed to have a public hearing. The Board decided to change E5 to state automatic irrigation systems.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to place Article 2 on the warrant as amended. Vote Unanimous.

Article 3 – Clean-Up article – Annual Town Meeting didn’t pick up debt from well; already paid because it was due, but now there is a deficit in the water/sewer enterprise fund.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to place Article 3 on the warrant as written. Vote Unanimous.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to pass over Article 4. Vote Unanimous.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Tom Navaroli, to place Article 5 (Soccer Field) on the warrant as written. Vote Unanimous.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Tom Navaroli, to place Article 6 (Recreation Mower) on the warrant as written. Vote Unanimous.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Tom Navaroli, to place Article 7 (Fire Dept. Expenses) on the warrant as written. Vote Unanimous.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to place Article 8 (Ambulance) on the warrant as written. Vote Unanimous.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to place Article 9 (Full-Time Fire Chief) on the warrant as written. Vote Unanimous.

Article 10 – designed to test the sentiment of the town meeting floor; create community development department with Planning/Conservation Agent and Town Engineer.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Tom Navaroli, to place Article 10 on the warrant as written. Vote Unanimous.

Article 11 – Discontinuance of Dale Rd – giving up the road as a public way.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to place Article 11 on the warrant as written. Vote Unanimous.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Tom Navaroli, to place Article 12 (SFOS District) on the warrant as written. Withdrawn.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to place Article 13 (SFOS zone) on the warrant as written. Vote Unanimous.

Tom Navaroli made a motion, seconded by Mark Bloomfield, to table Article 14 (Scenic Road Bylaw) until next week.
Vote Unanimous.

Passed over Article 15 (Sign Bylaw) until further input from Adelle Reynolds.

3. New Business

On April 18th PROUD d/b/a Douglas Playground Group would like to set up a toll on Rte. 16 to collect spare change for the playground at Martin Road. Traditionally fire departments do this and discussion ensued regarding whether this would set a bad precedent for other groups to follow.

Tom Navaroli made a motion, seconded by Rob Guiou, to approve the tolls to be collected by PROUD d/b/a Douglas Playground Group on Rte 16 on April 18th. Vote Unanimous; Mark Bloomfield abstain.

Cathode Ray Tubes – If the Transfer Station continues to accept CRTs after April 1, there will be an additional cost to the Town for disposing them.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion to not accept CRTs at the Transfer Station after April 1. Withdrawn.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion not to set a fee for disposal of CRTs. Withdrawn.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to recommend to the Board of Health not to accept CRTs after April 1. Vote Unanimous.

A workshop date for the budget will be set for the 28th.

4. Adjournment

At 10:40PM, Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Tom Navaroli, to adjourn. Vote Unanimous.


Respectfully Submitted,


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