BOS - June 13, 2000

BOS - June 13, 2000

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:07 am

Board of Selectmen Meeting Minutes
June 13, 2000


1. Call to Order

The meeting was called to order at 6:31PM. In attendance, Tom Navaroli, Buff Therrien, Rich Preston, Mitch Cohen, Bob Murphy, Derek Brown, Shirley Downs, Paul Peterson, and Norm MacNeill. Mark Bloomfield in at 6:35PM. Ron Forget in 6:42PM. Lynlee Fertal, Terry Feursanger, Larry Jeznach, Lori Martin, Leslie Bereault, Chief Foley, Chief Gonynor, Dan DeLeo, and Eben Chesebrough in at 7:30PM.

2. Executive Session – Land Acquisition – 6:30PM

At 6:31PM, Tom Navaroli made a motion, seconded by Rich Preston, to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing land acquisition and to readjourn into regular session. Tom Navaroli aye, Rich Preston aye, and Buff Therrien aye.

At 7:25PM, Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Rich Preston, to move out of executive session and readjourn into regular session. Mark Bloomfield aye, Tom Navaroli aye, Rich Preston aye, Ron Forget aye, and Buff Therrien aye.

3. Chairman’s Announcements – 7:00PM

Update on the Finance Committee. They have reorganized and the new chair is Pam Holmes; the Vice Chair is Dan Cooney.

4. Presentation to the Town of the Martin Road Playground

The members of PROUD presented to the Town the Martin Road Playground. They believe it is an improvement to the Town. They have completed the first phase of the playground and are working to continue to raise money for the second phase. They have received a lot of support and thanked the Recreation Commission and Highway Department. Chairman Tom Navaroli thanked PROUD for all of their hard work. Don Gonynor thanked PROUD on behalf of the Recreation Commission.

Summer hours will be 9AM to dusk every day.

5. Chapter 61 Mosczynski Waiver

Norm MacNeill suggested to the Board that they waive the Town’s first right of refusal on the 90,000 square foot parcel in question. The parcel is adjacent to the other property that has been waived as well.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to waive the Town’s first right of refusal. Vote Unanimous.

6. Boston-NYC AIDS Ride

Chief Foley spoke to the Board about the AIDS ride. He said that they have gone through Douglas for the past few years and there has been no problem. He supports them coming through Town and has been in contact with the organization already.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to authorize and support the Boston-NYC AIDS Ride through Douglas on Rte 16. Vote Unanimous.

7. Email and Internet Use Policies

Over the next few months, MCN will be coming into the Town-owned buildings with high speed internet access. The Board will ask the Department Heads to go over a proposed policies and come back with any changes; there is one policy for internet use and another for email.

8. Ratification of Appointments

Norm MacNeill asked the Board to either move forward with ratification of the appointments he has made or hold off on the ratifications.

Changes were discussed regarding the original list: Ed St. Martin was changed to Permanent on ZBA, Pat Manning was changed to Alternate on ZBA, and Collin Haire was held off on this time.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to ratify the appointment list in its entirety.

Discussion about hiring practices of the Fire Chief position. Norm MacNeill presented the hiring policy set by the Board in September of 1998. Mark Bloomfield brought up that the Chief was already hired by the Town, but now his hours will be changed from Part time to Full time and therefore there is no need for the process since it was already followed with the initial hire. Tom Navaroli, however, stated that is was a newly funded position and therefore should be under the hiring policy. Norm MacNeill pointed out that in the policy it discusses “a position to be filled” and in this case there was no vacancy. Further discussion occurred about Chief Gonynor accomplishments and qualifications. Norm MacNeill urged the Board to ratify the appointments as presented. Rich Preston asked that the Master Plan Implementation Committee appointments be held until the next meeting so he can contact them to verify interest.

Mark Bloomfield amended his motion to exclude the Master Plan Implementation names until a later meeting.

Rich Preston requested his name be removed from the Open Space Committee list.

The motion was made by Mark Bloomfield and seconded by Ron Forget to ratify the appointments as amended. Vote Unanimous; Tom Navaroli Opposed.

9. Executive Administrator’s Report

Norm MacNeill reminded the Board that the Goals workshop is on June 29th at 6:30 at Blissful Meadows.

In June 27th, the Board will make a joint appointment with the Planning Board to the Planning Board.

New Business taken out of order.

10. Executive Session – Litigation

At 8:10PM, Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Buff Therrien, to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing litigation and to readjourn into regular session for the sole purpose of adjourning. Mark Bloomfield aye, Tom Navaroli aye, Ron Forget aye, Rich Preston aye, and Buff Therrien aye.

At 8:37PM, Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to move out of executive session and to readjourn into regular session for the sole purpose of adjourning. Mark Bloomfield aye, Tom Navaroli aye, Rich Preston aye, Ron Forget aye, and Buff Therrien aye.

11. New Business

Buff Therrien brought to the Board a safety concern involving Grove St and West St. Buff Therrien asked that a couple of Selectmen go to talk to the owner of the property to work out something. It was agreed that Buff Therrien and Ron Forget would go talk to the property owner.

12. Adjournment

At 8:31PM, Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget to adjourn. Vote Unanimous.


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