BOS - December 27, 2016

BOS - December 27, 2016

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Dec 29, 2016 2:29 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
December 27, 2016
Municipal Center Resource Room

6:00 PM

• Call to Order
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Chairman’s Announcements
• Citizen’s Forum

1. Approve Licenses: Common Victualler, Class II, Entertainment,
Pool Table, and Automatic Amusement

2. Accept Deed – Sullivan Land

3. Appointment of Records Access Officers

4. CMRPC Bicycle Parking Program

5. Minutes: Nov. 14, 2016 – Prior to STM, Dec. 6, 2016, Dec. 6, 2016
Exec. Session

6. Administrator’s Report

7. Old/New Business

8. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:

Jan. 3rd:
Set Fees; Haz Mat Plan

Jan. 17th: Good Energy – Aggregation Update

Feb. 21st: Joint Meeting w/School, FinCom, & StrBC
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December 27, 2016 - BOS Minutes.pdf
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
December 27, 2016
Approved January 17, 2017



Call to Order
Mr. Hughes called the meeting to order at 6:03 PM in the Resource Room of the Municipal Center.

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Kevin Morse (Chairman-Absent-Excused), Tim Bonin (Absent-Excused), David Cortese, Hal Davis, Mike Hughes (Vice Chairman), Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Other Staff and Citizens:

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:12)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:33)
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum
(00:35)
No citizens came forward.

1. Approve Licenses: Common Victualler, Class II, Entertainment, Pool Table, and Automatic Amusement (00:40)
In the packet are lists of license renewals for 2017.
Ms. Kane presented the lists of licenses that need to be approved. Some renewals have not been received, most of which of those are seasonal. Ms. Kane stated that an auto repair shop has moved into Douglas from Whitinsville. They are repair only and do not need a class II license. They are currently before the Planning Board.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to accept, as presented, the license renewals that have been received (marked with a checkmark) for the calendar year of 2017. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.

2. Accept Deed-Sullivan Land (03:38)
In the packet is a draft quitclaim deed, a survey and description of the property, maps and related materials.
Mr. Guzinski stated that Town Counsel has been corresponding with Mr. Sullivan’s attorney regarding the transfer. Mr. Guzinski stated that the timeframe is to formally have the deed recorded with the Registry of Deeds by the beginning of next week. Mr. Guzinski recommended that the BOS make the motion included in their packets.
Mr. Davis made a motion to accept, through an order of taking, 9 +/- acres of land located at 286 Webster Street and shown on the Douglas Assessors Maps as Map 205, Parcels 2 and 3, and as shown on a plan of land by Heritage Design Group dated November 1, 2016. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

3. Appointment of Records Access Officers (RAO) (05:36)
In the packet is a chart of RAOs for the Town of Douglas, “An Act to Improve Public Records” and related materials.
Mr. Guzinski stated that the State approved an update to the Public Records Law, Chapter 121 of the Acts of 2016. The Town is now required to appoint RAOs. He recommended that the BOS appoint the individuals listed on the chart he prepared.
Mr. Guzinski is working on a policy for public record requests, which should be ready for the first BOS meeting in January, 2017. He reviewed some of the details of the law. Mr. Guzinski will post the draft policy on the website.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to approve the appointment of the individuals listed on the chart in the packet as Records Access Officers effective January 1, 2017. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.

4. CMRPC Bicycle Parking Program (09:00)
In the packet is an email from Megan DiPrete of the Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor, Inc. dated 11/18/16 and related materials.
Mr. Guzinski stated that there is $1,500 available in grant funding to install eight small bike racks. The Highway Dept. will install the racks in various locations around Town starting in spring of 2017.

5. Approval of the Minutes (10:47)
November 14, 2016, December 6, 2016, and December 6, 2016 Executive Session: Mr. Davis made a motion to approve the minutes of the November 14, 2016 and December 6, 2016 Board of Selectmen meetings as presented and approve and retain in their entirety the December 6, 2016 executive session meeting minutes of the Board of Selectmen as presented. Seconded by Mr. Cortese. All-Aye.

6. Town Administrator’s Report (11:47)
Mr. Guzinski stated that Ronald Mathieu of Manchaug would like to donate a pitching machine to the Recreation Committee. The value of the machine is approximately $1,000. The Recreation Committee would like to accept the gift.
Mr. Davis made a motion to accept the gift of a pitching machine for the Recreation Committee. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Guzinski will send a thank you note to Mr. Mathieu.
Mr. Guzinski stated that the Lt. Governor would like to come to Douglas for a signing ceremony for the Community Compact Grant, which has been awarded to Douglas. The Lt. Governor’s office proposed a date of January 17, 2017 in the morning at the Municipal Center. Mr. Guzinski asked that some BOS members attend the ceremony. Mr. Guzinski will invite the Lt. Governor to the 1/17/17 BOS meeting.
Mr. Guzinski recommended cancelling the January 3, 2017 meeting. The BOS was in agreement.

7. Old/New Business (15:18)
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: There was no new business.

8. Adjournment (15:29)
Mr. Cortese made a motion at 6:18 PM to adjourn. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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