BOS - August 4, 2009

BOS - August 4, 2009

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Jul 30, 2009 1:26 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
August 4, 2009


7:00 pm

• Call to Order

• Chairman’s Announcements

• Citizen’s Forum

1. Common Victuallers License Application – Main Street Creamery

2. Order of Taking – Kingwood Estates

3. 43D Update

7:30 pm
4. ZBA Joint Meeting

5. ZBA Appointments

6. ConCom Appointment

7. Cultural Council and Open Space Appointments

8. Travel Policy Acceptance

9. Minutes: July 7, 2009; July 7, 2009 Exec. Session

10. Administrators Report

11. Old / New Business

12. Executive Session - Negotiations
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Future Agenda Items

Aug. 18th:
BOH Apt.; Moses Wallis Update (7:05 pm); MTBE; Board of Registrar Apt.

TBD: Policies; Windfarm TIF; EDC; Personnel Policies & Procedures;
Anonymous Letter Policy
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
AUGUST 4, 2009
Approved August 18, 2009

• Call to Order

Mr. Hughes called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Municipal Center Resource Room.
ATTENDENCE:
Board: Michael Hughes (Chairman), Paula Brouillette, Mitch Cohen, John Bombara, Scott Medeiros, Michael Guzinski (Executive Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant).
Other Staff and Citizens: Stephen Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent), Mr. Leon Mosczynski, Ms. Shirley Mosczynski, Marylynn Dube, Greg Pantos, Katiegrace Youngsma, Adelle Reynolds (Building Commissioner), William Cundiff (Town Engineer), Linda Brown, Pamela Holmes, Hal Davis, Ruth Vecchione (T & G), Attorney Ed Taipale, Tom Mattson (Tribune), Michael Yacino, Joe Yacino, and Dawn Yacino.

• Chairman’s Announcements
Chairman had no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum
Ms. Shirley Mosczynski, 60 Oak Street questioned if the Board would allow citizens to speak on issues during the meeting. Mr. Hughes indicated yes.

1. Common Victuallers License Application – Main Street Creamery

In the agenda is a memo from Ms. Kane dated July 30, 2009 regarding Common Vic. License Application, a memo from Ms. Reynolds dated July 30, 2009, an Application for License dated July 29, 2009 including Common Victualler New Application Check List and floor plan, Department of Revenue Enforcement and Protection Attestation, Certificate of Liability Insurance, Workmen’s Compensation Insurance Affidavit, Douglas Fire Department Inspection Report, Business Certificate and copy of check, memo from Fire Chief dated July 30, 2009, memo from Marleen Bacon dated July 28, 2009, copy of M.G.L. Chapter 140 Section 6.
Ms. Kane reviewed the status of the Common Victuallers License Application. She noted issues including the rear exit. The Building Commission will hold the Occupancy Certificate until this is completed. Some discussion held. Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the Common Victuallers License contingent upon the Occupancy Certificate being issued. Mr. Bombara seconded the motion. All – Aye.

2. Order of Taking – Kingwood Estates
In the agenda is a memo from Town Counsel dated July 28, 2009 regarding Kingwood Estates, a memo from Mr. Cundiff dated July 27, 2009 with attachments.
Mr. Cundiff was present to discuss the order of taking for Royal Crest Drive, Kingwood Estates. He discussed improvements made, deed and legal research completed, and waivers of damages received from owners. Ms. Brouillette made a motion to adopt the order of taking Royal Crest Drive as presented. Mr. Medeiros seconded the motion. All – Aye.

3. 43D Update
In the agenda is the 7/30/09 Expedited Permitting/43D Progress report, 43D Technical Review Team Project Review Timeline, Priority Development Site Update, and 43D Grant Summary.
Mr. Zisk and Mr. Cundiff were present to give an update on 43D. Mr. Cundiff reviewed in detail the Expedited Permitting and 4 Town Area 43D. Mr. Zisk reviewed the status of the Wind Farm. Discussion held regarding the transition of the time line for future projects. Importance of front end completeness review noted. Ms. Brouillette recommends meeting to look at implementation of this on all projects and outlining the process of doing that. Discussion held regarding statutory limitations under which different Boards operate.

4. ZBA Joint Meeting
Due to Mr. Haire being unable to attend this meeting this item was tabled until the next meeting.

5. ZBA Appointments
In the agenda is a memo to Colin Haire dated July 1, 2009 and a memo to Hal Davis dated July 15, 2009, Applications for ZBA for John Marston and Pamela Holmes. Distributed was a memo from Hal Davis regarding Reappointment to the ZBA.
Mr. Hughes noted that due to some concerns, at the last meeting the Board agreed to not take action on the ZBA appointments and to seek applications. He also noted that although Mr. Davis was invited to the last meeting he did not attend and it was the consensus of the Board to invite him again to this meeting. Mr. Davis joined the meeting. He read a statement which was submitted to the Board. Mr. Hughes noted that the Zoning Board has not had the opportunity to meet with the applicants and make a recommendation. He also noted concerns that citizens may have been reluctant to apply due to the Chairman of the Zoning Board expressing strong feelings about reappointing Mr. Davis. It was suggested that the application process be reopened and that the ZBA be given the opportunity to review and make a recommendation. Concerns regarding the lengthy lapses of meetings and the risks associated with that were noted. In addition concern noted regarding the length of time there was a vacancy on that Board without notifying the appointing authority. Some discussion held. It was the consensus of the Board to table this until the next meeting on August 18, 2009 without reopening the application process. It was agreed that a decision will be made at that time. It will then be the responsibility of the ZBA to have a special meeting in order to make a recommendation to this Board at that time.

6. ConCom Appointment
In the agenda is a memo from Ms. Kane dated July 30, 2009.
Mr. Hughes noted that concerns were discussed at the last meeting regarding the reappointment of Mr. Yacino. Since that time information has been received and reviewed from Mr. Yacino, ConCom and the Board of Health. Ms. Dawn Yacino questioned why it took so long to bring concerns to the forefront. Mr. Hughes indicated that it was his understanding that some of these concerns had been resolved and they were not. Much discussion held. Ms. Shirley Mosczynski read a statement. Ms. Brouillette indicated that she does not feel the appointment process is the way to resolve an issue between Boards. Ms. Dube, Chair of the ConCom, asked the Board of Selectmen for guidance on seeking communication with the Board of Health. She notes attempts have been made by ConCom. Discussion held. Ms. Brouillette made a motion to reappoint Mr. Yacino as a member of the Conservation Commission for a term to expire June 30, 2012 with a commitment to get involved with getting this resolved. Mr. Cohen seconded. All – Aye with Mr. Medeiros and Mr. Bombara voting No. Motion carries. It was the consensus of the Board that Mr. Guzinski work to resolve the issue between Board of Health and Conservation Committee and report back in 30 days. Mr. Hughes noted that it is the role and responsibility of the Chairs of the two Boards to make sure that this happens and if issues are not getting resolved it should be communicated to this Board.

7. Cultural Council and Open Space Appointments
In the agenda is an Application for Cultural Council for Shirley Downs, an Application for Open Space for Katiegrace Youngsma, and a memo from Ms. Mosczynski dated July 28, 2009.
Ms. Kane reviewed the appointments/recommendations for Cultural Council, Open Space and Cable Advisory. Mr. Medeiros made a motion to appoint Shirley Downs to Cultural Council, Katiegrace Youngsma to Open Space and Michelle Fountaine to Cable Advisory Committee for three year terms ending June 30, 2012. Ms. Brouillette seconded. All – Aye.

8. Travel Policy Acceptance
In the agenda is a copy of the Town of Douglas Travel Policy.
Mr. Medeiros made a motion to accept the Travel Policy as presented. Mr. Bombara seconded the motion. All – Aye.

9. Minutes: July 7, 2009; July 7, 2009 Exec. Session
July 7, 2009: Mr. Medeiros made a motion to approve the minutes of the July 7, 2009 regular Board meeting. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – Aye.
July 7, 2009 Exec. Session: Mr. Medeiros made a motion to approve the July 7, 2009 Exec. Session Meeting Minutes as amended and retain 14 B and D. Mr. Cohen seconded. All – Aye.

10. Administrators Report
Distributed was a memo from Mr. Guzinski dated August 4, 2009 regarding Fiscal Year 2010 Budget Changes, a letter to Nancy Lane from Mary Pichetti dated July 9, 2009 with attachments.
Mr. Guzinski gave an update on the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget. He noted that the Governor signed the State Budget and the final local aid numbers are significantly less than anticipated. He reviewed the reductions and his recommendations. He noted that this will have to be brought to Fall Town Meeting. Mr. Guzinski discussed progress with the School building project. He noted that the School Building Authority has authorized that the project be based on 1000 students with the approval from the School Committee, Superintendent of Schools and the Board of Selectmen. Mr. Medeiros made a motion to authorize the Chairman to sign the letter of approval. Mr. Bombara seconded the motion. All – Aye.
Mr. Guzinski noted that the Special Act for the creation of Town Administrator and Finance Department in the Town of Douglas has been given a bill number 1894 in the House. A hearing will be held on August 11, 2009.
Mr. Guzinski advised that the Skate Park Equipment arrived today. Committees will be meeting to plan formal ribbon cutting ceremony.

11. Old/New Business
No old or new business at this time.

12. Executive Session - Negotiations
Mr. Medeiros made a motion to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of contract negotiations at 8:45 PM and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mr. Cohen – aye, Ms. Brouillette – aye, Mr. Hughes – aye, Mr. Bombara – aye, Mr. Medeiros – aye.
Mr. Medeiros made a motion to come out of Executive Session for the purpose of adjournment at 10:06 PM. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mr. Cohen – aye, Ms. Brouillette – aye, Mr. Hughes – aye, Mr. Bombara – aye, Mr. Medeiros – aye.

13. Adjournment
Ms. Brouillette made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 10:07 PM. Mr. Bombara seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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