BOS - June 27, 2000

BOS - June 27, 2000

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:08 am

Board of Selectmen Meeting Minutes
June 27, 2000

1. Call to Order


The meeting was called to order at 6:45PM. In attendance, Tom Navaroli, Ron Forget, Buff Therrien, Mark Bloomfield, Rich Preston, and Norm MacNeill. Also in attendance, Eben Chesebrough, Dick Vanden Berg, Linda Brown, Adelle Reynolds, Shirley Mosczynski, Roger Martinsen, Walter Bird, Ernie Marks, and Chris Anderson.

2. Planning Board Appointment – 6:45PM

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to nominate Keith Whittaker to the Planning Board.

Mark Bloomfield spoke on how Keith Whittaker is active in Finance Committee and has experience from filling a previous Planning Board vacancy. Dick Vanden Berg stated he regularly attended the meetings.

Richard Preston made a motion, seconded by Dick Vanden Berg, to nominate Mark Mungeam to the Planning Board.

Richard Preston spoke on how Mark Mungeam is a former planning board member, ran several times for the position, and has a civil engineering background.

Eben Chesebrough made a motion, seconded by Mark Bloomfield, to close nominations. Vote Unanimous.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget to appoint Keith Whittaker to the Planning Board. Vote Mark Bloomfield, Tom Navaroli, Ron Forget, Buff Therrien, Linda Brown, Eben Chesebrough, and Dick Vanden Berg Ayes; Rich Preston, Chris Anderson, Ernie Marks abstained.

A contingency from Perry Street extension was at the meeting and addressed the board:
Bill Williams and Tom Rochan, residents of Perry Street, inquired about what will be done about their road. There has been a controversy over whether it is a private or public road. The road has deteriorated and they received an indication from Buff Therrien that the road would be graded and it has not been done. The Board discussed that the developer needs to establish it is a public way. According to the residents, the developer does have documentation regarding this.

Adelle Reynolds suggested looking at other roads in similar situations at the same time. The residents further asked what they could do to make the situation better, Mr., Rochan stated it was graded last year, it was plowed all winter, and the police patrol is.

The Board discussed that the Road Acceptance Policy does not allow for maintaining private roads. The Board asked that they receive the necessary information from the developer on this road by July 5th to be discussed at their next meeting.

Pole Petition taken out of order.

3. Chairman’s Announcements – 7:00PM• Senator Moore’s Meeting –7/10 @ 8-10am Oxford HS
There is a tech meeting on July 11th to discuss the addition of technology to the infrastructure enhancing economic development.
• Uxbridge Selectmen – Community Development Department
The Chair of the Uxbridge Selectmen has spoken with Tom Navaroli about possible further discussion about our new formed Economic Development Department. They would like to talk about how we did it and possible cost-sharing.

4. Octoberfest Committee

The Octoberfest did not happen last year. This year, Marie Martinsen has stepped forward. The second Congregational church has agreed to help out. The date for the event is October 14th. Ms. Martinsen has spoken with Chief Foley and Carol Field. Other people are beginning to come forward to help out.

5. Pole Petition

A midspan pole is needed on South Street. Discussion about the location of the pole occurred.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to approve the South Street pole petition, Vote Unanimous.

6. Order to Secure Property – 73 Reidell Road

73 Reidell Road is a danger to the children in the area. The property is partially taken down already, but there is suspicion of asbestos so the work was stopped. Adelle Reynolds was looking into erecting a fence around the property to secure it because she was getting nowhere with the owners. Now, the owners have stepped forward and appear to be working on cleaning up the site.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Buff Therrien, to find that there is a safety issue and order the Building Commissioner to initiate enforcement of the building removal of 73 Reidell Road if action to secure the property with a fence and the further removal of the building by the owner after receiving DEP approval. Vote Unanimous.

7. Appointments

Rich Preston requested that John Petraglia and Robert Josey be added to the Master Plan Implementation Committee appointments.


• Personnel Board
A three year term for the Personnel Board is available. BettyAnn McCallum has applied for the Board.

Buff Therrien made a motion, seconded by Mark Bloomfield, to appoint BettyAnn McCallum to the Personnel Board. Vote Unanimous.
• Town Accountant
According the MGL, the Town Accountant must be appointed at least every three years.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to appoint Louise Redding as Town Accountant. Vote Unanimous.

Part-time officers must be appointed each year. Chief Foley provided the Board with the list of individuals.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Buff Therrien, to approve the list of part time officers as presented. Vote Unanimous; Ron Forget abstained.

Rich Preston made a motion, seconded by Mark Bloomfield, to appoint John Petraglia and Robert Josey to Master Plan Implementation Committee. Vote Unanimous.

ZBA also has one opening for an Alternate position.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Buff Therrien, to ratify the appointment of Collin Haire as an alternate ZBA member. Vote Unanimous.

8. Presentation of Executive Administrator’s Goals

Norm MacNeill presented the final goals for him for this year. The only discussion was on number 6 in which the Board suggested included local and state government in the community outreach program.

Ron Forget made a motion, seconded by Rich Preston, to approve the FY01 goals for Norm MacNeill. Vote Unanimous; Mark Bloomfield abstained.

9. Executive Administrator’s Report

Reminder of the goals workshop to occur on Thursday, June 29th.

10. New Business
• Old Elementary School – Requested by Richard Preston

Rich Preston read a letter addressed to the Board that he drafted (included in packet). He discussed the need to secure the Old Elementary building. Rich Preston suggested the Board look to other departments to see what resources are available and to possibility use some of the money appropriated money set aside to assess municipal buildings for stabilization of the building. Rich Bowen has said that the Town cannot use the appropriated renovation money because it was too narrow of a use specified. The Board agreed that the building needed to be secured because it is a public safety issue. The Board moved to direct Norm MacNeill to develop a plan of action and report back to the Board of Selectmen.

Grove Street sight line issue update:
Ron Forget and Buff Therrien met with the landowner. The Town may have to buy the land. The Town needs to look at the safety issue and how to obtain the property. The Board directed Norm MacNeill to move forward to look at all option available.

11. Acceptance of Minutes for 2/29, 3/7, 3/20, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/5, 4/11, 5/23, and 5/30

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to accept minutes as presented for 2/29, 3/7, 3/20, 3/21, 3/28, 4/4, 4/5, and 4/11. Vote Unanimous; Rich Preston and Buff Therrien abstained.

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Rich Preston, to accept minutes from 5/23 and 5/30 as presented, Vote Unanimous.


12. Executive Session – Land Acquisition

Mark Bloomfield made a motion, seconded by Ron Forget, to go into executive session for the purpose of discussing land acquisition and to not readjourn into regular session. Mark Bloomfield aye, Ron Forget aye, Tom Navaroli aye, Rich Preston aye, and Buff Therrien aye.

13. Adjournment

At 9:50PM, Ron Forget made a motion, seconded by Rich Preston, to adjourn executive session and to not readjourn into regular session. Mark Bloomfield aye, Ron Forget aye, Tom Navaroli aye, Rich Preston aye, and Buff Therrien aye.




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