BOS - August 24, 2010

BOS - August 24, 2010

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:44 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
August 24, 2010

7:00 pm

• Call to Order

• Chairman’s Announcements (see foot note)

• Citizen’s Forum

7:15 pm
1. Harrington Hospital Introduction – Pamela Zouranjian, Site Administrator

2. Task Order Agreement with MA Clean Energy Tech. Center

3. Appointment - Octoberfest

4. Building & Facility Construction Committee Opening

5. Discuss Process to Develop BOS Goals & Objectives

6. Discuss Stormwater Bylaw Development

7. Minutes: August 3, 2010 Regular and Exec. Session

8. Release Executive Session Minutes

9. Administrator’s Report

10. Old/New Business (see foot note)

11. Executive Session – Collective Bargaining

12. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items

TBD:
Policies; Fire Study; EDC; Update Master Plan; Housing Plan/Housing Authority; Anonymous Letter Policy
[b]Note: Times are estimates unless denoted as a Hearing.
Any items discussed but not listed on the agenda are items not reasonably anticipated as a topic by the chair 48 hours in advance of the meeting.
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
AUGUST 24, 2010
Approved September 21, 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 (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant).
Other Staff and Citizens: Pamela Zouranjian, Tom Mattson (Tribune).

• Chairman’s Announcements
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum
No citizens came forward.

1. Harrington Hospital Introduction – Pamela Zouranjian, Site Administrator
In the agenda is a memo from Pam Zouranjian dated 7/2/10.
Ms. Pam Zouranjian joined the meeting. She noted that Harrington Hospital has taken over Hubbard Hospital and is now known as Harrington Health Care at Hubbard. She noted many renovations that have taken place and discussed some of the services now offered including 24 hour Emergency Services with affiliation with Mass General stroke telemedicine center, radiology, nuclear medicine, respiratory therapy, physician services and sleep lab. Some discussion held.

2. Task Order Agreement with MA Clean Energy Tech. Center
In the agenda is a memo from BFCC dated 8/19/10, agreement with MA CETC, and agreement with CDM.
Mr. Guzinski discussed the $85,000 grant for a wind turbine feasibility study. He noted that the Energy Committee (also the BFCC) has voted to recommend to the Board that the Town enter into an agreement with the MA Clean Energy Tech Center for the $85,000 grant and to award the contract for engineering services to Camp Dresser and McKee, Inc. (CDM) to execute the feasibility study. He recommends that the Board direct him to execute contingent upon School Committee approval. He also noted the difference between the budget set forth in the grant and anticipated costs. It is believed that a vast majority of site prep work can be completed by the Highway Department which would be a savings. Some discussion held. Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve as presented to authorize the Chair to sign contingent upon School Committee concurrence and in addition to authorize Mr. Guzinski to sign the agreement with CDM. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All – Aye.


3. Appointment Octoberfest
In the agenda is a memo from Ms. Kane dated 8/18/10, application for appointment to Octoberfest, a memo from Tony St. Pierre dated 8/18/10.
Ms. Kane discussed the application for Kenneth LaHue for Octoberfest Committee. Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve Mr. LaHue for the Octoberfest Committee with a term ending June 30, 2013. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. All – Aye.

4. Building & Facility Construction Committee Opening
In the agenda is a memo from Ms. Kane dated 8/18/10, an application for appointment to BFCC, and a memo from BFCC dated 8/19/10.
Ms. Kane discussed the openings on the BFCC as well as the application for Linda Brown to serve on the BFCC. Mr. Cohen made a motion to appoint Linda Brown to the BFCC (also known as the Energy Committee) for a term ending June 30, 2011. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

5. Discuss Process to Develop BOS Goals and Objectives
In the agenda is a memo from Mr. Guzinski dated 8/18/10.
Mr. Guzinski discussed the need to determine a process to develop BOS goals and objectives. Some discussion held regarding the options for this process, the need to do this yearly and having Mr. Guzinski review options for the development of long range goals. Mr. Guzinski will work with Mr. Hughes to come up with some dates for the Board to address the development of goals and objectives.

6. Discuss Stormwater Bylaw Development
In the agenda is a memo from Mr. Guzinski dated 8/18/10, a copy of the vote as well as copy of Article 12 from ATM.
Mr. Guzinski discussed the need to develop a Stormwater Bylaw. Much discussion held. It was the consensuses to have Mr. Guzinski inform the Conservation Committee and the Planning Board to work on this together and jointly report back to the Board of Selectmen at their first meeting in November.

7. Minutes: August 3, 2010 Regular and Exec. Session
August 3, 2010: Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the minutes of August 3, 2010 as presented. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. All – Aye.
August 3, 2010 Exec. Session: Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the Exec. Session minutes of August 3, 2010 and retain all items. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. All – Aye.

8. Release Executive Session Minutes
Mr. Cohen made a motion to release the Executive Session Minutes as presented. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – Aye.

9. Administrator’s Report
In the agenda is a memo from BFCC dated 8/19/10, a copy of Green Communities Grant and Designation Program and application, and a memo from Chief Gonynor dated 8/23/10.
Mr. Guzinski discussed a memo included in the packet regarding the Green Communities Grant. He noted that BFCC/Energy Committee voted to recommend to the Board of Selectmen to pursue the FY2011 Green Communities Planning Assistance Grant. Mr. Guzinski noted that included in the Planning Assistance Introduction is a list of criteria that the Town must agree to meet. In order to qualify for certain grants it is beneficial to be a green community. There is the ability to withdraw at any time. Some discussion was held. It was suggested that the Building Commissioner could come in and discuss with the Board what the stretch code will involve. Mr. Cohen made a motion to authorize Town staff to submit an application on behalf of this Board for this program. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – Aye
Mr. Guzinski read a letter from Chief Gonynor advising that the Douglas Firefighters Association has received a grant from Exxon Mobile Corp. in the amount of $3,000.

10. Old/New Business
OLD BUSINESS
There was no old business.
NEW BUSINESS
Mr. Cohen noted that there will be a meeting of the Whiten Water Shed Committee tomorrow night. He noted that Mr. LaPorte is the representative to that Committee. He encourages a resolution to this issue.

11. Executive Session – Collective Bargaining
Mr. Cohen made a motion to go into Executive Session at 8:15 pm for the purpose of collective bargaining 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.
Mr. Cohen made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 9:20 pm. Ms. Brouillette 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 9:20 pm. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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