BOS - April 20, 2010

BOS - April 20, 2010

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:55 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
April 20, 2010

7:00 pm
• Call to Order

• Chairman’s Announcements

• Citizen’s Forum

1. Moses Wallis Dedication

2. Meeting with Moderator and Town Clerk

3. Appointments – School Bldg Committee; Fire Department

4. Road Use Request from Douglas Baseball & Softball

5. Tradition Energy Proposal

6. Election Warrant – May 11, 2010

7. Assign Motions

8. Minutes: Feb. 13, 2009; April 5, 2010; April 6, 2010

9. Administrators Report

10. Old / New Business

11. Adjournment

Future Agenda Items
May 18th: Chapter 61 Request; Annual Appointments

TBD: Policies; Fire Study; EDC; Update Master Plan; Housing Plan/Housing Authority; Anonymous Letter Policy
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
APRIL 20, 2010
Approved May 18, 2010


• 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, Michael Guzinski (Executive Administrator).
Other Staff and Citizens: Keith Menard (Moderator), Betty Ann Therrien (Agent for Moses Wallis Device), Bill Carrick, Martha Aney.
ABSENT: John Bombara, Scott Medeiros.

• Chairman’s Announcements
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum
No citizen’s came forward.

1. Moses Wallis Dedication
Ms. Betty Ann Therrien, Bill Carrick and Martha Aney joined the meeting to discuss the Moses Wallis Dedication. Ms. Therrien introduced Martha Aney and Bill Carrick. Ms. Aney discussed her research regarding Moses Wallis. Mr. Carrick discussed his research regarding the Moses Wallis device. Ms. Therrien discussed the process of fulfilling the wishes of the last will and testament of Moses Wallis with regard to the clock and gave thanks to those who were so helpful in this accomplishment. She noted a booklet created by Ms. Aney and Mr. Carrick titled “A History Of Moses Wallis 1841 – 2009” which will be part of the permanent Douglas archives and is available to Douglas residents while supplies last. Some discussion held. Mr. Cohen suggested that the publication be included on the Town web site as well as duplicated in next year’s Annual Report. Discussion held regarding maintaining the device. Ms. Therrien discussed plans to maintain the cupola next.

2. Meeting with Moderator and Town Clerk
Moderator Keith Menard joined the meeting. Mr. Guzinski noted that Ms. Furno was not able to join the meeting and indicated that she does not have any questions or concerns with the Town Meeting at this point. Mr. Menard reviewed some of his questions and concerns regarding the Town Meeting Articles. Discussion held.

3. Appointments – School Building Committee; Fire Department
In the agenda is a memo from Mr. Cohen dated March 28, 2010, and a letter from Chief Gonynor dated April 8, 2010.
Mr. Guzinski and Mr. Cohen discussed the appointment of Sara McConnell as a member at large to the School Building Committee. Mr. Cohen made a motion to appoint Sara McConnell as an at large member of the School Building Committee effective May 11, 2010 for the duration of the project. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – Aye.
Mr. Guzinski discussed the process of interviewing candidates for the Fire Fighter/EMT position. As a result, Justin McCallum is the unanimous recommendation of those involved. Some discussion held. Mr. Cohen made a motion to appoint Justin McCallum as a full time Fire Fighter/EMT. Ms. Brouillette seconded. All – Aye.

4. Road Use Request from Douglas Baseball & Softball
In the agenda is a letter from Dan Sheehan, President of Douglas Baseball & Softball, and memos from Ms. Kane dated April 7, 2010, Mr. Furno dated April 8, 2010, Chief Gonynor dated April 8, 2010 and Chief Foley dated April 11, 2010.
Mr. Guzinski discussed a letter included in the packet from Mr. Sheehan, President of the Douglas Softball/Baseball Association requesting permission to hold a parade on Saturday, May 1, 2010, starting at 3 PM. He noted that included in the packet are emails of support for the request from the Police and Fire Department. Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the parade request as presented. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – Aye.

5. Tradition Energy Proposal
In the agenda is a memo from Benjamin Parker dated February 26, 2010 as well as a summary of the services provided by Tradition Energy.
This was tabled until the May 4, 2010 Board of Selectmen Meeting.

6. Election Warrant – May 11, 2010
In the agenda is a copy of the Warrant for Annual Town Election.
Mr. Guzinski noted that included in the packet are copies of the election warrant. He noted that he has the originals to be signed. In addition, he reviewed question one on the ballot regarding the Act to Establish a Town Administrator and Municipal Finance Department. Ms. Brouillette made a motion to approve the Warrant for Annual Town Election to be held on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. All – Aye.

7. Assign Motions
In the agenda is a memo from Mr. Guzinski dated April 15, 2010 with attached list of motions and presenters.
Mr. Hughes noted that the Board of Selectmen would be presenting the first three motions of the Special Town Meeting. They were assigned as follows: Article 1 – Ms. Brouillette, Article 2 – Mr. Cohen, and Article 3 – Mr. Hughes.
Articles for the Annual Town Meeting were assigned as follows: Article 7 – Ms. Brouillette, Article 12 – Mr. Bombara, Article 14 – Mr. Medeiros, and Article 15 – Mr. Cohen.


8. Minutes: February 13, 2009; April 5, 2010
February 13, 2009: Ms. Brouillette made a motion to approve the meeting minutes of February 13, 2009 as presented. Mr. Cohen seconded. Some discussion held regarding reference to a handout not attached to the minutes. All – Aye.
April 5, 2010: Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the meeting minutes of April 5, 2010 as presented. Ms. Brouillette seconded. All – Aye.
April 6, 2010: Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the meeting minutes of April 6, 2010 as presented. Ms. Brouillette seconded. All – Aye.

9. Administrators Report
In the agenda is a letter from Bruce Haskell, Camp Dresser & McKee Inc. (CDM), dated April 14, 2010.
Mr. Guzinski discussed a grant application that the Town Engineer has been working on in conjunction with the Building Facilities Construction Committee which the Board recently designated as the Energy Committee. He noted a grant opportunity in the amount of $85,000 for a feasibility study for a wind project. In order to complete the application within the timeline, it would be necessary to hire the services of the engineering firm, CDM. They have indicated that they can meet the application deadlines. The costs for their services would be $3,000 which would be covered by the grant should the Town receive it. Some discussion held. Ms. Brouillette made a motion to authorize the contract with CDM for the preparation of the grant for the wind turbine feasibility study. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. All – Aye.

10. Old/New Business
There was no old or new business.

11. Adjournment
Mr. Cohen made a motion to adjourn at 7:55 PM. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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