BOS - June 1, 2010

BOS - June 1, 2010

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu May 27, 2010 12:07 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
June 1, 2010

7:00 pm

• Call to Order

• Chairman’s Announcements

• Citizen’s Forum

7:05 pm
1. Special License – Beagle Club

7:10 pm
2. New Liquor License – The Picket Fence, Inc.

3. Eagle Scout Project – Jeffrey Talbot

7:30 pm
4. Rep Kujawski – FY11 State Budget

5. Sign STM Warrant

6. Updated FY11 Budget Recommendations

7. Special Act Update

8. Minutes: May 18, 2010

9. Administrator’s Report

10. Old / New Business

11. Executive Session – Contract Negotiations / Consider Acquisition of Real Property.

12. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items
• June 15th: 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
JUNE 1, 2010
Approved July 13, 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, Jeffrey LaPorte, Tim Bonin, Michael Guzinski (Executive Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant).
Other Staff and Citizens: Adelle Reynolds (Building Commissioner), Representative Kujawski, Rod Jané (America Pro Wind), Jeffrey Talbot and family, Christine Nelson (Beagle Club), Jeanne Lovett (Town Accountant), Dianne Dube (The Picket Fence), Tom Mattson (Tribune).

• Chairman’s Announcements
The Chairman had no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum
No citizens came forward.

1. Special License – Beagle Club
In the agenda is a memo from Ms. Kane dated May 26, 2010, Copy of M.G.L.- Chapter 128, Section 14 and documents from Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission, Application for License for Blackstone Valley Beagle Club Inc. and copy of check. Memos from: Chief Gonynor, Chief Foley and Ms. Reynolds dated May 26, 2010.
Christine Nelson from the Beagle Club joined the meeting. Ms. Kane discussed their application for a special license. This is to be able to serve liquor outside for one day. There are conditions imposed by Chief Foley. Mr. Bonin made a motion to grant the Beagle Club the Special License for their Family Fun Day on June 19, 2010 with the conditions stated by Chief Foley. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. All – Aye.

2. New Liquor License – The Picket Fence, Inc.
(Taken after Item 8, out of order due to time)
In the agenda is a memo from Ms. Kane dated May 26, 2010, Town Liquor License New Application Checklist, State Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission form 43 and application for Alcoholic Beverage License for Retail Sale, State Certification of Incorporation, Picket Fence Vote of Corporate Board, Notice of Public Hearing, Abutters List Report and copies of letters sent to abutters, emergency contacts and memos from Chief Foley, Chief Gonynor and Ms. Reynolds dated May 26, 2010, 2011 Conditions for Picket Fence Restaurant.
Dianne Dube joined the meeting. Ms. Kane Discussed the New Liquor License Application for The Picket Fence, Inc. Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the New Liquor License for The Picket Fence Inc. contingent upon receiving the inspection from the Fire Chief and Building Commissioner. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All – Aye.

3. Eagle Scout Project – Jeffrey Talbot
In the agenda is a letter from Jeffrey Talbot dated May 8, 2010, a project outline was distributed.
Jeffrey Talbot joined the meeting and distributed a handout. He gave a presentation for an Eagle Scout project to design, build and install a sign in front of the Municipal Center. Some discussion held. It was suggested that the Police Department and Early Childhood Center be included on the sign. In addition, it was suggested that Mr. Colonero be contacted regarding the project. It was the consensus of the Board that granite is a preference for the material. Mr. Talbot will report back to the Board regarding design.

4. Rep Kujawski – FY 11 State Budget
In the agenda is a letter from The Board of Selectmen dated March 16, 2010. A list of the chapter 70 trends was distributed.
Representative Kujawski joined the meeting. Questions from the Board were addressed with regard to the Minimum Net School Spending Numbers, revenue projections, spending cuts, planned design of health insurance, Prop 2 1/2, consideration of roll back of sales tax, delay in getting numbers for timely budget planning. Representative Kujawski indicated support in moving forward on these issues. He also discussed work from DEP with Manchaug Pond.

5. Sign STM Warrant
(After Item 1, taken out of order due to time)
In the agenda is a copy of the Special Town Meeting Warrant.
Mr. Guzinski discussed the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting. Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the Warrant as presented. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. All – Aye.

6. Updated FY 11 Budget Recommendations
(After Item 4, taken out of order due to time)
In the agenda is a memo from Mr. Guzinski dated May 27, 2010 and recommended budget.
Mr. Guzinski discussed the updated FY11 Budget and his recommendations. This is a balanced budget with a number of changes due to the cut in local aide. Mr. Guzinski reviewed the changes in revenues and expenses. The budget does include a 2% COLA increase and no step raises for non union employees. Discussion held regarding the snow and ice account and free cash. Mr. Cohen made a motion to recommend the budget as presented. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – Aye. Mr. Guzinski thanked the Board, the Town Accountant and all the Department Heads for their support.


7. Special Act Update
In the agenda is a copy of the Special Act.
Mr. Guzinski summarized the specifics and the implementation of the Special Act which can be found on the Town web site. This will go into effect on July 10, 2010.
Some discussion held. The Board will look forward to progress updates.

8. Minutes: May 18, 2010
(Taken after Item 5, out of order due to time)
May 18, 2010: Mr. LaPorte made a motion to approve the minutes of May 18, 2010. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. All – Aye.

9. Administrator’s Report
(After item 7, taken out of order due to time)
Mr. Guzinski gave an update on the fence issue discussed at the last meeting. He distributed a letter from Town Counsel as well as a copy of an email from the Insurer for the Board’s review. Some discussion held. This will be put on the agenda for the next meeting.
Mr. Guzinski noted a request regarding guard rails on the spill way of North West Main Street. He has asked the Highway Superintendent to get an estimate on the cost. The Safety Committee will meet to make a recommendation regarding this request.

10. Old/New Business
OLD BUSINESS
There was no old business at this time.
NEW BUSINESS
Mr. Hughes will be resigning from the Whitin Reservoir Water Shed District Management and would like to put on the next agenda, the assignment of a new Board of Selectmen representative.

11. Executive Session – Contract Negotiations/Consider Acquisition of Real Property
Mr. Cohen made a motion to go into Executive Session at 8:45 pm for the purpose of Contract Negotiations/Consider Acquisition of Real Property and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Mitch Cohen – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye, Michael Hughes – aye, Tim Bonin – aye, Jeffrey LaPorte - aye.
Ms. Brouillette made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 9:45 pm. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Mitch Cohen – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye, Michael Hughes – aye, Tim Bonin – aye, Jeffrey LaPorte - aye.

12. Adjournment
Mr. Cohen made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 9:45 pm. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,
Lisa Lannon, Recording Secretary
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