BOS - April 7, 2009

BOS - April 7, 2009

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Apr 01, 2009 2:48 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
April 7, 2009


6:00 pm

• Call to Order

1. Discuss and Approve FY10 Budget Recommendation

2. Discuss and Approve Annual & Special Town Meeting Warrants

7:00 pm
• Chairman’s Announcements

• Citizen’s Forum

3. Appointment – Personnel Board

4. North Village LIP Amendment

5. Minutes: Feb. 17, 2009; March 3, 2009; March 3, 2009 Exec. Session; March 17, 2009, March 17, 2009 Exec. Session

6. Administrators Report

7. Old / New Business

8. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items

April 21st:
Meeting w/Moderator and Town Clerk, Assign Motions, Anonymous Letter Policy, Fire Department Study

TBD: Policies; EDC; Personnel Policies & Procedures; W/S Extension to Manchaug, W/S MTBE Money,

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Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
April 7, 2009
Approved May 5, 2009


• Call to Order:

Mr. Hughes called the meeting to order at 6:00 PM in the Municipal Center Resource Room.
Attendance:
Board: Michael Hughes (Chairman), John Bombara, Mitch Cohen, Paula Brouillette, Michael Guzinski (Executive Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant), Scott Medeiros (arrived at 6:50 PM).
Other Staff and Citizens: Shirley Mosczynski, David Kmetz (Historical Commission), Policy Chief Foley, Adelle Reynolds (Building Inspector), Katie Gilrein (School Nurse), Linda Brown (Planning Board and Conservation Member), Jeanne Lovett (Town Accountant), Ruth Vecchione (T&G Reporter), Dan Heney (Building Facility Construction Committee), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Attorney Ed Taipale, Lois Garrison, Tom Mattson (Tribune Reporter), Marylynn Dube (Conservation Commission).

1. Discuss and Approve FY10 Budget Recommendation
In the agenda is a copy of a memo to the Board of Selectmen from Mr. Guzinski dated April 3, 2009 regarding staffing changes, and a copy of the FY10 budget recommendations.
Mr. Guzinski outlined staffing change recommendations which would result in over $40,000 savings in wages and benefits. It was the consensus of the Board to make these changes permanent. Mr. Guzinski noted recommended allocations for these changes as outlined in the memo to the Board. Some discussion held regarding the FY10 Budget Recommendations. Mr. Guzinski and Board expressed gratitude to Town employees for their efforts in working to make the cuts for this budget. Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve and recommend the FY2010 budget as presented. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

2. Discuss and Approve Annual & Special Town Meeting Warrants
In the agenda are copies of the Annual & Special Town Meeting Warrants.
Mr. Guzinski reviewed the Special Town Meeting Warrant noting additions to the copy in the packet which include the addition of a Prior Year’s Bill and Revise Personnel Compensation Schedule. Mr. Kmetz, Historical Commission discussed the special project in Article 10. Mr. Guzinski reviewed the Annual Town Meeting Warrant and discussed changes to the copy in the packet in Article 13 Special Act – Establishment of a Town Administrator/ Municipal Finance Department. Some discussion held regarding the time of implementation of this. It was agreed that implementation would be 60 days from the date of passage. Chief Foley discussed Article 16 Consumption of Marijuana. He also reported on an incident that took place in Town on Sunday. He commended Officers Majeau and Fortier and dispatcher Dan Dunleavy for the handling of this situation. Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the Special and Annual Town Meeting Warrants. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

• Chairman’s announcements – No Announcements

• Citizen’s Forum – No citizens came forward.

3. Appoint Personnel Board
Ms. Kane discussed the vacancy of a Selectmen’s appointment on the Personnel Board for the term ending 2010. Mr. Cohen made a motion to appoint Lois Garrison to the Personnel Board for the term expiring June 30, 2010. Mr. Medeiros seconded the motion. All – aye.

4. Discussion Wind Farm
Mr. Guzinski noted that the applicant for this project is currently going through the ZBA process. He is looking for guidance from the Board on the amount and type of involvement in this project as it moves forward. Attorney Taipale provided an update on the project to date as well as what has to be further accomplished prior to fruition. He notes timing is significant. A timeline was prepared through February 2009 which they are already behind on this. Federal tax incentives are driving the project. Members of the Board noted this is a priority development site and felt that the Executive Administrator and staff and the 43D Coordinators should be encouraged to help coordinate by making all the Town resources available for this project to reach a successful outcome. Discussion held regarding the following:
• Development of Wind Turbine Overlay District Bylaws versus a variance should be addressed by staff and committees with intent to meet the objectives as well as protect all parties involved.
• Suggestion that information from an outside source with the experience with a wind farm would be helpful.
• Coordination with staff and developer of a time line.
• Communication critical.
• Mr. Guzinski to be in house contact.
• Mr. Cundiff and Mr. Zisk are the 43D links.
• It was the consensus that this project be a standing agenda item until further notice.
• Mr. Guzinski will begin coordinating tomorrow.
Mr. Cundiff and Mr. Zisk were present to give a status update on the two 43D projects in Town. Mr. Zisk discussed progress to date of 43D West which is the wind farm project. Some outstanding issues include the met tower, the variance application, the wetland delineation on the site, and the pending bylaw or overlay. Mr. Cundiff discussed the 43D East site. He noted that meetings have been ongoing with Douglas and Sutton regarding the generation of a connector road. At this time they are working toward a composite drawing plan. Water supply to the area is a current issues presently being reviewed.

5. Minutes:
• February 17, 2009:
Mr. Bombara made a motion to approve the February 17, 2009 meeting minutes as written. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. All – aye.
• March 3, 2009 : Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the March 3, 2009 meeting minutes as presented. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. Vote: Aye – 4, Scott Medeiros Abstained – 1. Motion carried.
• March 3, 2009 Executive Session : Ms. Brouillette made a motion to approve the March 3, 2009 Executive Session minutes and retain. Mr. Bombara seconded. Vote: Aye – 4, Scott Medeiros Abstained – 1. Motion carried.
• March 17, 2009 : Ms. Brouillette made a motion to approve the meeting minutes of March 17, 2009 as presented. Mr. Bombara seconded. Vote: All – aye.
• March 17, 2009 Executive : Mr. Medeiros made a motion to approve and retain the March 17, 2009 Executive Session minutes and retain. Mr. Bombara seconded the motion. Mr. Medeiros amended the motion to release only section 7-B and retain the remainder. Mr. Bombara seconded. All – Aye.

6. Administrator’s Report
In the agenda is copies of the letter from Governor Patrick dated March 30, 2009 and a memo dated April 6, 2009 regarding DHS Town Government Fair.
Mr. Guzinski noted a letter from Governor Patrick certifying that Douglas’s Chapter 90 apportionment for FY10 is $271,199.
Mr. Guzinski advised Douglas High School will have its Town Government Week and Fair from August 13 through 17, 2009.

7. Old/New Business
There was no old business.
Ms. Brouillette questioned when the sign at the Fire Station will be updated with election and Annual Town Meeting information. Mr. Guzinski indicated that it would be updated within the next week.

8. Adjournment
Mr. Medeiros made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:07 PM. Mr. Bombara seconded. All – Aye.


Respectfully submitted,


Lisa Lannon
Recording Secretary
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