BOS - June 2, 2009

BOS - June 2, 2009

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu May 28, 2009 11:47 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
June 2, 2009


7:00 pm

• Call to Order:

• Chairman’s Announcements

• Citizen’s Forum

7:05 pm
1. Reverse 911 – Chief Foley & Sheriff’s Department

2. Police Transfer

3. Appointment - Police

4. Charter Communications Reorganization Plan Ballot

5. Class II Renewal – Douglas Auto Brokers

6. Approve Roadwork @ Yew and Perry Street

7. Appointments

8. Minutes: May 19, 2009; May 19, 2009 Exec. Session

9. Administrator’s Report

10. Old/New Business

11. Executive Session – Contract Negotiations

12. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:

TBD:
Policies; EDC; Personnel Policies & Procedures; W/S MTBE Settlement; Anonymous Letter Policy; Wind Farm TIF; North Village MOU
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
JUNE 2, 2009
Approved June 16, 2009

• Call to Order

Mr. Hughes called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM in the Municipal Center Resource Room.
ATTENDENCE:
Board: Michael Hughes (Chairman), Paula Brouillette, Mitch Cohen, Scott Medeiros, Michael Guzinski (Executive Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant).
ABSENT: John Bombara.
Other Staff and Citizens: Robert Noonan (Worcester County Sheriff’s Office), Police Chief Foley, Lt Nick Miglionico, Officer Ron Tetreau, Thomas Devlin (Cable Chair), John Furno (Highway Superintendent), Mark Dunleavy (Police Department), Officer Jared Yanis, Pete Tetreault, and Tom Mattson (Tribune).

• Chairman’s Announcements
Mr. Hughes noted the passing of Joseph Saster who dedicated 45 years of service to this Town and will certainly be missed.

• Citizen’s Forum
No citizens came forward.

1. Reverse 911 – Chief Foley & Sheriff’s Department
In the agenda is information regarding the Worcester Regional Alerting System and contract.
(After Item 3, taken out of order due to time)
Chief Foley introduced Robert Noonan from the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office. Mr. Noonan discussed the Reverse 911 System through the Worcester Regional Alerting System and funded through the National Homeland Security Council. He explained how it works for alerting the public as well as an internal paging and messaging system. Some discussion held. Mr. Cohen made a motion to authorize Mr. Guzinski and Mr. Hughes to sign the agreement for the alerting system as presented. Mr. Medeiros seconded the motion. All – aye.

2. Police Transfer
In the agenda is a letter from Chief Foley dated May 26, 2009 regarding transfer of funds and FY2009 Budget Expenditure Estimates.
Chief Foley and Lt. Nick Miglionico joined the meeting. Chief Foley discussed the transfer request from the salary to expense of $30,000. He explained the savings that have been incurred in department salaries. He also noted safety issues with the present fire arms due to age and discussed the problems with the present laptop computers in the cruisers which were not designed for that use. A grant will be used to purchase four of the five computers. Some discussion held. Mr. Medeiros made a motion to approve the transfer of funds outlined in Chief Foley’s letter of May 26, 2009. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. All – aye.

3. Appointment – Police
In the agenda is a letter from Chief Foley dated May 28, 2009 – Appointment.
Chief Foley discussed his submission to appoint Ronald Tetreau to the rank of part time Patrol Officer. Mr. Medeiros made a motion to appoint Ronald E. Tetreau, Jr. to the position of part time Patrol Officer. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. All – Aye.

4. Charter Communications Reorganization Plan Ballot
In the agenda are memos from Mr. Guzinski dated May 11 and 19 ballots regarding Charter Reorganization.
Mr. Tom Devlin, Chairman of the Cable Advisory Committee was present to discuss the request from Charter Communications for the Reorganization Plan Ballot. He explained the change in ownership due to bankruptcy. He noted their request for a vote on each of the two reorganization plan ballots which agree that they pay in full to the Town monies owed in the amount of $40,574.61. Therefore, it is his recommendation to vote in favor of this plan. Some discussion held. Mr. Medeiros made a motion to approve the Charter Reorganization Plan Ballots received May 14, 2009. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

5. Class II Renewal – Douglas Auto Brokers
In the agenda is the Application for a Class II License for Douglas Auto Brokers.
Ms. Kane discussed the Class II Renewal for Douglas Auto Brokers. Some discussion held. Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the Application for a Class II Renewal for Douglas Auto Brokers. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

6. Approve Roadwork @ Yew and Perry Street
In the agenda is a memo from Mr. Cundiff dated May 27, 2009 regarding Perry & Yew Street Intersection.
Mr. Guzinski discussed a plan in which the Highway Department and Mr. Tetreault are trying to resolve a drainage issue at the intersection of Perry and Yew Streets. This project would be funded through State 90 funds received for roadwork. The Public Safety has endorsed and the Town Engineer has approved. It is hoped to complete the plan prior to July 1. Some discussion ensued. Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the intersection construction as presented. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

7. Appointments
In the agenda is a memo from Ms. Kane dated May 27, 2009 regarding Annual Appointments and attachment.
Some discussion held regarding the appointments as presented in the packet. It was the consensus to table until the next meeting.

8. Minutes: May 19, 2009; May 19, 2009 Exec. Session
May 19, 2009: Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the minutes of May 19, 2009 as presented. Ms. Brouillette seconded. All – aye with Mr. Medeiros abstaining.
May 19, 2009 Exec. Session: Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the May 19, 2009 Executive Session as presented, releasing item 10 e and retaining all others. Ms. Brouillette seconded. All – aye with Mr. Medeiros abstaining.

9. Administrator’s Report
Mr. Guzinski gave an update on the 43D Grant Program. He indicated that a package has been sent requesting a change in the 43D grant. A meeting of the Intra Agency Planning Board is planned for June 10, 2009 in Boston. Further information should be available at the next meeting.

10. Old/New Business
OLD BUSINESS

Ms. Brouillette advised that June 18, 2009 is the date planned for the 11 Town Selectmen’s Meeting. Probable agenda items would include funding source for the 11 Town Economic Council and options for regional applications. Meeting will be held at Valley Tech at 6:30 PM. She indicated she has reviewed the Twenty Year Water Plan submitted by Fay, Spodford & Thorndike and noted that the aquifer part of the plan is not available yet. Hopefully it will be available soon for review. With regard to 43D and the increased activity, Ms. Brouillette suggested liaisons from this Board to be involved in any discussions regarding this. It was the consensus of the Board that this was a good idea. Ms. Brouillette and Mr. Medeiros volunteered to do this.
NEW BUSINESS
Mr. Cohen suggested that the flag should be lowered in respect when someone who has served the Town passes away. He felt that a policy should be written in regarding to this. The Board agreed. Mr. Cohen will work with Mr. Guzinski.

11. Executive Session – Contract Negotiations
Mr. Medeiros made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:50 PM for the purpose of contract negotiations and to leave for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Cohen seconded. Roll call vote: Mr. Cohen – aye, Ms. Brouillette – aye, Mr. Hughes – aye, Mr. Medeiros – aye.
Mr. Medeiros made a motion to return to regular session to adjourn at 8:47 PM. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mr. Cohen – aye, Ms. Brouillette – aye, Mr. Hughes – aye, Mr. Medeiros – aye.

12. Adjournment
Mr. Medeiros made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:47 PM. Mr. Cohen seconded. All – aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Lannon, Recording Secretary
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