BOS - September 15, 2009

BOS - September 15, 2009

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:06 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
September 15, 2009


7:00 pm

• Call to Order

• Chairman’s Announcements

• Citizen’s Forum

1. ZBA – Schedule meeting for Appointments

2. Octoberfest Appointment

3. School Bus Parking License

4. Draft Articles For STM

5. Blackstone Valley Reg. Development Council – Select Council Representative

6. Code of Conduct – Second Review

7. Minutes: September 1, 2009; Sept. 1, 2009 Exec Session.

8. Administrators Report

9. Old / New Business

10. Executive Session – Litigation

11. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items

Oct. 6:
MTBE; STM Warrant; Release Exec. Session Minutes

TBD: Policies; Windfarm TIF; EDC; Update Master Plan; Personnel Policies &
Procedures; Anonymous Letter Policy; Municipal Calendar
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 15, 2009
Approved October 6, 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: Tom Mattson (Tribune), Ruth Vecchione (Telegram and Gazette).

• Chairman’s Announcements
Mr. Hughes reminded that the annual Octoberfest is scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2009.

• Citizen’s Forum
No citizens came forward.

1. ZBA – Schedule Meeting for Appointments

In the agenda is a memo from Ms. Kane dated September 10, 2009 regarding ZBA Appointments.
The period for accepting applications has closed. There are three applicants and the Zoning Board is meeting Thursday to review. Recommendation for appointment from the ZBA should be ready for the next Board of Selectmen Meeting. Applicants will be invited to attend.

2. Octoberfest Appointment
In the agenda is a memo from Ms. Kane dated September 10, 2009 regarding Octoberfest Appointment as well as John Menard’s Application for Board/Committee, a memo from Tony St. Pierre dated September 8, 2009 regarding Octoberfest Application, a memo from Ms. Furno dated September 8, 2009 regarding Residency Confirmation, a memo from John Menard dated September 8, 2009 regarding Octoberfest.
Ms. Kane reviewed the application for John Menard. Some discussion held. Mr. Cohen made a motion to appoint John Menard to the Octoberfest Committee for a term to end June 30, 2012. Mr. Medeiros seconded the motion. All – Aye.

3. School Bus Parking License
In the agenda is a memo from Chris Ryan dated September 8, 2009 regarding Clay Tellstone – School Bus Parking Area Lease as well as the License.
Mr. Guzinski noted that a three year school bus service contract has been signed with Tellstone. He indicated that Tellstone is currently requesting a license to park the buses at 77 Davis Street with a license fee of $500 per month for the first year, $550 for the second and $600 for the third. In addition, the vehicles will be registered in Douglas. Some discussion held. Mr. Bombara made a motion to authorize the Chairman to sign the License with Tellstone. Mr. Medeiros seconded the motion. All – Aye.

4. Draft Articles for STM
In the agenda is a draft Warrant for Special Town Meeting, a memo from Jonathan Eichman regarding Zoning Bylaw Amendments.
Mr. Guzinski reviewed and discussed the draft Warrant for Special Town Meeting which does not close until the end of the month. Mr. Guzinski noted that with regard to Article 2, he is waiting for written response from Town Counsel and suggests putting this on the next agenda for discussion. He also noted that with regard to Article 6, the Planning Board has asked that this be postponed until the Spring Town Meeting to provide them with additional time to review.

5. Blackstone Valley Reg. Development Council – Select Council Representative
In the agenda is a letter from Joseph Deliso dated August 26, 2009 regarding Blackstone Valley Regional Development Council as well as a list of Considerations for Selecting a Municipal Representative Issued August 2009.
Mr. Guzinski noted a letter included in the packet from the Blackstone Valley Regional Development Council requesting a Town Representative for the Council. Some discussion held. Ms. Brouillette indicated that it should be a Town Manager. She indicated that she would be willing to serve initially and then transition the position to Mr. Guzinski. Mr. Cohen made a motion to appoint Ms. Brouillette as a Municipal Representative for the Blackstone Valley Regional Development Council. Mr. Bombara seconded the motion. All – Aye.

6. Code of Conduct – Second Review
In the agenda is a memo from Ms. Kane dated September 10, 2009 regarding the Code of Conduct as well as the drafted Code of Conduct, a memos regarding the Code of Conduct from Eben and Ellie Chesebrough dated September 2, 2009, Sue Perkins dated September 2, 2009, Mitch Cohen dated September 3, 2009 and Maria Chesley dated September 9, 2009.
Mr. Guzinski reviewed the Code of Conduct and the feedback. Some discussion held. Ms. Brouillette suggested that the School Committee review with regard to the comment on item 10. Ms. Kane will forward to the School Committee.

7. Minutes: September 1, 2009; September 1, 2009 Exec. Session
September 1, 2009: Mr. Medeiros made a motion to approve the minutes of September 1, 2009 as presented. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – Aye.
September 1, 2009 Exec. Session: Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the Exec. Session Meeting Minutes of September 1, 2009, releasing 8B and retaining all others. Mr. Medeiros seconded the motion. All – Aye.

8. Administrator’s Report
Mr. Guzinski gave an update on the Special Act submitted to the Legislature. The House Bill 1894 has been released by the Steering and Policy Committee and will be placed on Orders of the Day on either this Thursday or next Tuesday when the House will take its first vote on the Bill. He will report the progress at the next meeting.

9. Old/New Business
OLD BUSINESS

Ms. Brouillette inquired as to the date that the legal cases will be reviewed. Mr. Guzinski indicated that it will be either October 6 or 20. She also inquired as to when the Special Town Meeting will go on the board at the Fire Station. Mr. Guzinski indicated it would go up approximately three weeks prior to the meeting. Mr. Brouillette indicated she would like to see a calendar of items to be posted on the board. Ms. Kane indicated that is available in her office. Ms. Brouillette suggested the board be used for Town related information.
NEW BUSINESS
Ms. Brouillette suggested that during the upcoming budget process the handling of technology should be considered. Some discussion held. It was suggested there could be a regional solution. Mr. Cohen also discussed the need for a revised email system.

10. Executive Session – Litigation
Mr. Medeiros made a motion to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of litigation at 7:40 PM and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mr. Cohen – aye, Ms. Brouillette – aye, Mr. Hughes – aye, Mr. Bombara – aye, Mr. Medeiros – aye. Mr. Bombara made a motion to come out of Executive Session for the purpose of adjournment at 8:12 PM. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mr. Cohen – aye, Ms. Brouillette – aye, Mr. Hughes – aye, Mr. Bombara – aye, Mr. Medeiros – aye.

11. Adjournment
Mr. Bombara made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:12 PM. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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