BOS - December 19, 2000

BOS - December 19, 2000

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 19, 2008 1:10 pm

BOARD OF SELECTMEN’S MEETING
Resource Room
Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Revised Agenda


1. Call to Order
2. Chairman’s Announcements
3. Pole Petition – Charles Street
4. Acceptance of Minutes
5. Liquor License Renewals
6. Land Purchase
7. Set Special Town Meeting Date
8. Community Development Department Report
9. Street Acceptance
10. Public Relations Guidelines and Procedures
11. Executive Administrator’s Report
12. Executive Session – Litigation
13. Adjournment


Upcoming Meetings

January 9: Board of Selectmen – Regular Meeting
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Board of Selectmen Meeting
December 19, 2000 at 7:00 PM

Members Present: Rich Preston (Acting Chairman), Tom Navaroli, Shirley Mosczynski, Ron Forget.

1. Call to order at 7:02 PM

2. There were not Chairman’s Announcements

3. Pole Petition – Charles Street
• Open Public Hearing at 7:03 PM
• Roger Martinsen was present
 He stated that the poles were to serve new house lots.
• Open to questions or comments from the Board of Selectmen as well as the audience.
• Close Public Hearing at 7:05 PM
• Shirley Mosczynski moved to approve the Charles Street Pole Petition as presented seconded by Ron Forget.
 Vote: All in favor

4. Acceptance of Minutes
• September 20, 2000 – Shirley Mosczynski moved to approve September 20, 2000 minutes as amended, seconded by Ron Forget.
 Vote: All in favor
• November 21, 2000 - Shirley Mosczynski moved to approve as amended, seconded by Ron Forget.
 Vote: All in favor
• November 21, 2000 Executive Session - Shirley Mosczynski moved to accept as amended, without release, seconded by Ron Forget
 Vote: All in favor
• November 28, 2000 – Shirley Mosczynski moved to approve as amended, seconded by Ron Forget.
 Vote: All in favor
• December 5, 2000 - Shirley Mosczynski moved to approve as amended, seconded by Ron Forget.
 Vote: All in favor
• December 12, 2000 – Ron Forget moved to approved as amended, seconded by Shirley Mosczynski
 Vote: All in favor, Tom Navaroli abstained.
• December 12, 2000 Executive Session – Ron Forget moved to approved as amended without release, seconded by Shirley Mosczynski
 Vote: All in favor, Tom Navaroli abstained.

5. Skip to Community Development Department Report (#8)
• Steve Zisk (Planning/Conservation Agent), Bill Cundiff (Town Engineer) and Dick VandenBerg (Planning Board Chairman) were present to represent the Community Development Department.
• Bill Cundiff gave an overview of a Planning Board or Conservation Meeting
 Use of pictures and slide shows to determine a need for a site walk.
 Anyone “in-house” can have access to these photos.
• Rich Preston questioned what the Community Development Department consists of
 Planning Board, Conservation Commission, Clerk – Maria Chesley, Town Planning/ Conservation Agent – Steve Zisk, and the Town Engineer – Bill Cundiff.
 The departments handle complaints, A & R Plans, site work, permitting, drainage problems, and work with the building department.
 There has been a lot of good feed back since the Town Engineer and Planning/Conservation Agent have been hired.
• Tom Navaroli stated that the system is working well because he is in the process of building a house.
• Shirley Mosczynski questioned what the greatest challenges are in the Community Development Department
 Juggling priorities
• Dick VandenBerg stated that he appreciates the technical background and professionalism that Bill Cundiff and Steve Zisk have.

6. Street Acceptance
• Norman MacNeill, Bill Cundiff and Dick VandenBerg presented this item.
• The objective is to refer this to the Planning Board.
• Policy sets standards for two types or roads and retains leverage until certificate of approval is in hand.
• Bill Cundiff stated that it reinforces a lot of requirements with subdivision rules and regulations.
• Norman MacNeill stated that there is a need to inventory all roads that are not yet accepted as public ways.
• Ron Forget moved to refer this to the Planning Board, seconded by Shirley Mosczynski
 Vote: All in favor

7. Liquor Licenses Renewals
• Norman MacNeill recommended considering the approval of renewal applications but direct him to hold the three licenses until the issues are corrected.
 Family Convenience Center, Inc., Digger’s Liquors, and Gregory’s.
• Ron Forget moved to approve the nine applicants under conditions and pending Digger’s Liquors, Gregory’s and Family Convenience Center, Inc correct the necessary issues, seconded by Tom Navaroli.
 Vote: All in favor

8. Land Purchase
• Davis Street option to buy expires January 11, 2001
• If inclined to purchase land Norman MacNeill recommends
 Approval of unique property resolution
 Prepare and get owners signature for P&A
 Get staff Finance Team’s recommendation on a period of financing that would make sense for our debt schedule.
• Rich Preston questioned if a definitive answer is needed tonight
 No
• Shirley Mosczynski questioned the impact this would have in tax payers
 There will be no real impact because it is not debt exclusion.
• Shirley Mosczynski stated her concern regarding how we will pay for this
 Tom Navaroli stated that there are more options for funding.
• Shirley Mosczynski stated that she has received calls from residents concerning reclamation of the land.
 There is no plan in place for reclamation.
• Ron Forget motioned to exercise the option to purchase Davis Street land, seconded by Tom Navaroli.
 Vote: 3 in favor, 1 against (Shirley Mosczynski)
• Shirley Mosczynski stated that Economic Development does not recommend the purchase of this land and there are many current projects and expected projects that need money. Without a definite plan there is a big concern.
• Rich Preston stated that the recommendation of Master Plan is to create a land bank.
• Tom Navaroli stated that the financing situation is not necessarily a negative thing, it gives us a change to be creative in how we can fund this.
• Ron Forget motioned to accept the unique property resolution as written, seconded by Tom Navaroli.
 Vote: 3 in favor, 1 against (Shirley Mosczynski).
• Ron Forget motioned to seek a recommendation for Finance from the Financial Team, seconded by Tom Navaroli.
 Vote: 3 in favor, 1 abstain (Shirley Mosczynski)

9. Set Special Town Meting Date
• Norman MacNeill consulted the Town Clerk
• By voting on the date for Special Town Meeting, will it formally open the warrant?
• Shirley Mosczynski motioned to set the Special Town Meeting for March 14, 2001 seconded by Ron Forget.
 Vote: All in favor

10. Executive Administrator’s Report
• Norman MacNeill proposed that Spring Meadow be taken up in a workshop on January 16, 2001
 It was the consensus of the Board to go ahead with this.
• Valley Tech has agreed in assisting us with signing
 Norman MacNeill will come back with more details.
 Rich Preston questioned any sort of time line for this
• There has been no discussion yet; we have to comply with the school’s schedule.

11. New Business
• Tom Navaroli recognized a letter from MMA regarding Douglas placing second in the 1999 Annual Report Contest. Specific congratulations to Angela Ernenwein and Mitch Cohen.
• Shirley Mosczynski recognized the repeat of a severe run-off at the Yacino’s Gravel pit.
 Norman MacNeill and Tom Navaroli have been to the site
 The area had a large depression that retained the water. There was a break in the depression.
 Board is morally obligated to help with the effects of this mishap.
 The Town Engineer will be asked to look at this to find a way to prevent this from happening again.
 The school will be going on this land, so it will eventually be taken care of.
 Intent to call McIntyre (permit holder) to see if there is anything that can be done.
• Shirley Mosczynski questioned if the survey that the Personnel Board has received will be available to the Board of Selectmen.
 Norman MacNeill said yes, but the Personnel Board hasn’t had time to interpret and complete the report from the consultants.

12. Executive Session
• Ron Forget motion to go into Executive Session at 9:25 PM to discuss strategy with respect to litigation in the matter of Town vs. Renaud, Trustee and potential litigation in the matter of a drainage system in Northwest Main Street where such discussion may have a detrimental effect on the litigation position of the Town. The Board intends to adjourn immediately upon the close of the Executive Session, seconded by Shirley Mosczynski. Role call vote: Rich Preston aye, Tom Navaroli aye, Ron Forget aye, and Shirley Mosczynski aye.

13. Adjourn at 10:30 PM

Respectfully Submitted,



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