BOS - August 3, 2010

BOS - August 3, 2010

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Jul 29, 2010 2:23 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
August 3, 2010


7:00 pm

• Call to Order

• Chairman’s Announcements

• Citizen’s Forum

7:05 pm
1. Planning Board Associate Member – Joint w/Planning Board

2. Fire Department – Fulltime Appointments

3. Approve Social Host Affidavit’s for October

4. Approve MSBA Feasibility Agreement

5. Sign State Primary Warrant

6. Minutes: July 13, 2010; July 13, 2010 Exec Session

7. Administrator’s Report

8. Old/New Business

9. Executive Session

10. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items

Aug. 24th: Harrington HealthCare at Hubbard Hospital Update

TBD: Policies; Fire Study; EDC; Update Master Plan; Housing Plan/Housing Authority; Anonymous Letter Policy
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Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
August 3, 2010
Approved August 24, 2010


• Call to Order
Chairman Michael Hughes called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm in the Municipal Center Resource Room. In Attendance: Paula Brouillette, Mitchell Cohen, Jeffrey LaPorte, Timothy Bonin, Town Administrator Michael Guzinski, and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.

Other Staff and Citizens: Planning Board members Ernest Marks (Chairman), Derek Brown, Tracy Sharkey, Michael Zwicker, Robert Werme, Jr. and Eben Chesebrough.
Fire Chief Don Gonynor, FF Justin McCallum and FF James Huth. Linda Brown, Hal Davis, Michael Greco, David Gallant, Maureen Gallant, and Tom Mattson (Tribune).

• Chairman’s Announcements
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum
No citizens came forward.

1. Planning Board Associate Member – Joint w/Planning Board
In the agenda is a memo from Suzanne Kane dated July 27, 2010, a copy of MGL c 41(11), a memo from the Planning Board dated May 26, 2010 with attachments, and applications for Planning Board Associate Member with correspondence.
• The Planning Board members joined the meeting. Discussion on process and term. Consensus to allow each applicant to address the boards and take questions. The boards would then rank their choice’s from 1-6 with 1 being their first choice and 6 being their last. The first choice would be appointed for a three year term and the second choice would be appointed for an initial one year term that would then roll into a three year term. In alphabetical order all of the applicants joined the meeting except Alexa Kosnoski who never confirmed her attendance. The boards ranked the applicants, ranking totals were as follows: Linda Brown – 44; Hal Davis – 32; David Gallant – 35; Maureen Gallant – 32; Michael Greco – 27; and Alexa Kosnoski – 61. Michael Hughes announced the first choice as Michael Greco with a tie for second place between Hal Davis and Maureen Gallant. The boards ranked the two tied applicants; ranking totals were as follows: Hal Davis – 17; Maureen Gallant – 16. Ranking and tally sheets attached to the agenda. Jeffrey LaPorte made a motion to appoint Michael Greco as a Planning Board Alternate for a term ending June 30, 2013. Eben Chesebrough seconded the motion. All – aye. Eben Chesebrough made a motion to appoint Maureen Gallant as a Planning Board Alternate for a term ending June 30, 2011. Tim Bonin seconded the motion. All – aye.

2. Fire Department – Fulltime appointment
In the agenda is a memo from Chief Gonynor dated July 21, 2010, re: Fulltime Appointments.
• Fire Chief Don Gonynor, FF Justin McCallum and FF James Huth joined the meeting. Chief Gonynor introduced the two new members of the fire department. The new members filled one vacancy and a position approved at town meeting. The board gave their congratulations and support.

3. Approve Social Host Affidavit’s for October
In the agenda are Social Host Affidavits received July 19, 22, and 27, 2010, handed out prior to the meeting and attached to the minutes is a letter to Mr. and Ms. Brady from the Board of Health, dated July 26, 2010, and an email from Building Commissioner Adelle Reynolds dated August 3, 2010; subject: 35 Wallis Street, Mansion in the Woods.
• Suzanne Kane reported the affidavits in the agenda were for October which the board did not have the paperwork for at their last meeting. Referring to the letter from the Board of Health, Suzanne Kane reported the Board of Health has informed her they will receive a contract for the portable toilets tomorrow. Referring to Adelle Reynolds email, the Zoning Request letter was just submitted. Suzanne Kane stated it is her understanding that the events in October were the last until the zoning issues are resolved. Mitch Cohen made a motion to approve the affidavits as presented. Jeffrey LaPorte seconded the motion. All – aye.

4. Approve MSBA Feasibility Agreement
In the agenda is a letter from the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA); dated July 12, 2010; a certified copy of Article 10 Vote from May 5, 2008 Annual Town Meeting, and a copy of the MSBA Feasibility Study Agreement.
• Having approved a contract with DiNisco Design for a Feasibility Study, Michael Guzinski reported the board must also approve a Feasibility Agreement with MSBA as part of the reimbursement program. Today he received certification from Town Counsel which will be included in the packet to MSBA. Mitch Cohen made a motion to approve the Feasibility Agreement with MSBA as presented and authorize the Chairman to sign the contract. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

5. Sign State Primary Warrant
In the agenda is a copy of the September 14th State Primary Warrant.
• Question about when articles need to be in for the November warrant – Michael Guzinski reported the deadline was later this month but there was no plan to have a full debt exclusion for the fall. Mitch Cohen made a motion to approve and sign the warrant as presented. Jeffrey LaPorte seconded the motion. All – aye.

6. Minutes: July 13, 2010; July 13, 2010 Exec. Session
• July 13, 2010: Tim Bonin made a motion to approve the minutes of July 13, 2010 as presented. Mitch Cohen seconded the motion. All – aye.
• July 13, 2010 Exec. Session: Mitch Cohen made a motion to approve the Executive Session minutes of July 13, 2010 and Not Release. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

7. Administrator’s Report
• Municipal Compost Area:
In the agenda is a memo from Mr. Guzinski; dated July 29, 2010; re: Composting Area.
• Michael Guzinski reported he has been approached by several residents asking for a municipal compost site. The board had considered this once before but due to site constraints which would require DEP approval, the item was put on hold. He has spoken to the Town Engineer and the Highway Superintendent for ideas which need to take into consideration monitoring and maintenance of the site. They will be looking for a site that will have the least amount of environmental and financial impact. Consensus of the board to consider a proposal.
• American Pro Wind Check: Michael Guzinski reported the town received a check from American Pro Wind to cover the associated costs of the Special Town Meeting of approximately $3,800. Those costs included Atty fees, printing fees and postage.

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

9. Executive Session:
Mitch Cohen made a motion at 8:02 pm to go into Executive Session for the purpose of collective bargaining, and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Mitch Cohen – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye, Michael Hughes – aye, Timothy Bonin – Aye, Jeffrey LaPorte – aye.

Paula Brouillette made a motion at 8:50 pm to leave executive session and return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mitch Cohen seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Mitch Cohen – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye, Michael Hughes – aye, Timothy Bonin – Aye, Jeffrey LaPorte – aye.

10. Adjournment:
Jeffrey LaPorte made a motion at 8:50 pm to adjourn. Timothy Bonin seconded the motion. All – aye.


Respectfully submitted;


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