BOS - January 5, 2010

BOS - January 5, 2010

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:33 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
January 5, 2010


7:00 pm

• Call to Order

• Chairman’s Announcements

• Citizen’s Forum

1. Personnel Policies – 3rd Review

2. Potential Future Wind Turbine

3. Minutes: Dec. 15, 2009; Dec. 15, 2009 Exec. Session

4. Administrators Report

5. Old/New Business

6. Executive Session – Personnel/Contract Negotiations

7. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items

TBD:
Policies; Fire Study; EDC; Update Master Plan; Housing Plan/Housing Authority; Anonymous Letter Policy
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
JANUARY 5, 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, Scott Medeiros, Michael Guzinski (Executive Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant).
Other Staff and Citizens: Tom Mattson (Tribune).
ABSENT: John Bombara.

• Chairman’s Announcements
Mr. Hughes wished all a happy new year.

• Citizen’s Forum
No citizens came forward.

1. Personnel Policies – 3rd Review
In the agenda is a memo from Brian Maser dated December 16, 2009.
Mr. Guzinski reviewed the changes in the Personnel Policies. He noted plans to distribute to all employees for feedback and recommends that this be brought back to the Board for final approve at the February 2, 2010 meeting. The Board agrees. Some discussion held regarding conflicts for the February meeting dates. It was agreed to reschedule the February 16 meeting to February 23.

2. Potential Future Wind Turbine
In the agenda are memos from Ms. Brouillette dated December 28, 2009 and from Mr. Cundiff dated August 27, 2009 and September 1, 2009.
Mr. Guzinski discussed the potential for a Town wind turbine. Mr. Cundiff has done some research regarding potential sites. It was agreed to have staff do further research including the possibility of grants and make a recommendation to the Board. Some discussion held. It was suggested that solar potential be explored also. Preliminary plan and recommendation should be brought to the Board at the February 23, 2009 meeting.

3. Minutes: Dec. 15, 2009, Dec. 15, 2009 Exec. Session.
In the agenda is a copy of the December 15, 2009 minutes.
Dec. 15, 2009: Mr. Medeiros made a motion to approve the December 15, 2009 Board of Selectmen meeting minutes. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.
Dec. 15, 2009 Exec. Session: Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the December 15, 2009 Executive Session and to retain. Mr. Medeiros seconded the motion. All – Aye.


4. Administrators Report
In the agenda is a memo from Mr. Furno dated January 4, 2010.
Mr. Guzinski discussed a memo from the Highway Superintendent requesting approval to deficit spend on the snow and ice account. At the present time there is $6,200 left from the original budget of $84,500 but he is holding outstanding bills in the amount of $35,000. Mr. Guzinski recommends that in accordance with Mass General Law Chapter 44, Section 31D the Board allow the Highway Department to deficit spend in the amount of $100,000 for the snow and ice. Mr. Medeiros made a motion to approve the Highway Department to deficit spend $100,000 for snow and ice. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. All – Aye.
Mr. Guzinski gave an update regarding the school building project. The MSBA will be meeting next Monday to review the recommendation regarding the OPM.

5. Old/New Business
There was no old or new business.

6. Executive Session – Personnel Contract Negotiations
Mr. Medeiros made a motion to enter into Executive Session at 7:26 PM for the purpose of personnel/contract negotiations and to return to Regular Session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mr. Cohen – aye, Ms. Brouillette – aye, Mr. Hughes – aye, Mr. Medeiros – aye. Mr. Cohen made a motion to come out of Executive Session for the purpose of adjournment at 8:15 PM. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. Roll call vote: Mr. Cohen – aye, Ms. Brouillette – aye, Mr. Hughes – aye, Mr. Medeiros – aye.

7. Adjournment
Mr. Cohen made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:15 PM. Mr. Medeiros seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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