BOS - September 7, 2010

BOS - September 7, 2010

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Sep 01, 2010 12:35 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
September 7, 2010

6:00 pm

• Call to Order

1. Executive Session – Personnel

7:00 pm
• Chairman’s Announcements (see footnote below)

• Citizen’s Forum

2. American Pro Wind Update – Rod Jané

3. Change of Managers – Falzone’s

4. Open / Close STM Warrant

5. Minutes: August 24th Regular and Exec. Session

6. Administrator’s Report

7. Old / New Business (see footnote below)

8. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items

TBD:
Policies; Fire Study; EDC Update; Update Master Plan; Housing Plan/Housing Authority; Anonymous Letter Policy
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
Approved September 21, 2010



• Call to Order
Vice Chairman Tim Bonin called the meeting to order at 6:06 PM
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ATTENDENCE:
Board: Paula Brouillette, Mitch Cohen, Jeffrey LaPorte, Tim Bonin, Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant).
Other Staff and Citizens: Brian Maser (K & P).
ABSENT: Michael Hughes (Chairman).

1. Executive Session – Personnel
Mr. LaPorte made a motion to go into Executive Session at 6:06 pm for the purpose of litigation and to return to regular session to meet regarding agenda items. Mr. Cohen seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Mitch Cohen – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye, Tim Bonin – aye, Jeffrey LaPorte - aye.
Mr. Cohen made a motion to come out of Executive Session at 7:03 pm and return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Mitch Cohen – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye, Tim Bonin – aye, Jeffrey LaPorte - aye.
The meeting was moved to the Resource Room and Mr. Maser left the meeting.

• Call to Order
Mr. Bonin called the meeting to order at 7:05 PM in the Municipal Center Resource Room.
ATTENDENCE:
Board: Paula Brouillette, Mitch Cohen, Jeffrey LaPorte, Tim Bonin, Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant).
Other Staff and Citizens: Rod Jané (American Pro Wind), Susan Spencer (T & G).
ABSENT: Michael Hughes (Chairman).

• Chairman’s Announcements
Everyone was encouraged to go out and vote at the primary on September 14, 2010.

• Citizen’s Forum
No citizens came forward.

2. American Pro Wind Update – Rod Jané
Mr. Jané joined the meeting and gave an update on the project. With regard to the variance which is effective until November 13, 2010, he discussed work that progresses with the ZBA to find out what actions constitute an exercise of the variance. He noted the Permit Extension Act and how it may impact this variance by extending it for two years. Town Counsel will review this. In addition, Mr. Jané discussed the site plan review process. He noted the conditions that will come under the approval of the Board of Selectmen and the timeline. He discussed issues which impacted the contract with NSTAR and noted that this will involve a delay factor. The RFP will have to be redone and the DPU will have to approve a new contract. Progress continues with the interconnection agreement. Discussion was held.

3. Change of Managers – Falzone’s
In the agenda is a memo from Ms. Kane dated 9/1/10, Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission Form 43, Retail Alcoholic Beverages License Application, Petition for Change of License, Manager Application.
Ms. Kane discussed the application for a change in manager for Falzone’s. Mr. Cohen made a motion to authorize the change of manager application as presented pending the vote of the corporate board information being submitted to Ms. Kane. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – Aye.

4. Open/Close STM Warrant
In the agenda is a memo from Mr. Guzinski dated 9/1/10.
Mr. Guzinski discussed his recommendation to hold the Special Town Meeting on November 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM and for the Board to vote to open the warrant for the STM and to close the STM warrant on October 8, 2010. Mr. Cohen made a motion to hold the STM on November 15, 2010 at 7:00 PM and to open the warrant for the STM and to close the warrant on October 8, 2010. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. All – Aye.

5. Minutes: August 24th Regular and Exec. Session
In the agenda is a memo from Ms. Kane dated 9/1/10.
August 24th Regular: The minutes of August 24th regular session will be reviewed at the next meeting.
August 24th Exec. Session: Mr. Cohen made a motion to approve the Executive Session Minutes of August 24, 2010 retaining all items. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – Aye.

6. Administrator’s Report
Mr. Guzinski noted that the Board approved the execution of the Clean Energy Grant contingent upon the approval of the School Committee. He and Mr. Cundiff will be attending the next School Committee Meeting to present an update on the project and to ask for their approval.

7. Old/New Business
OLD BUSINESS
Mr. Cohen discussed the School Building Committee Project. He noted that a meeting will be held with MSB on September 15, 2010. He will keep the Board apprised.
Some discussion held regarding the Green Communities Act possible impact on future industrial building. Mr. Guzinski noted that he and Mr. Cundiff will be looking into this.
NEW BUSINESS
Mr. LaPorte discussed the Water Shed District Meeting. He noted that the association is looking to purchase Manchaug Pond and are considering relinquishing all water flow responsibility to the Town of Douglas for the maintenance of the dam. Mr. Guzinski indicated that he will be having discussions with the Town of Sutton as well as the Manchaug Pond Association. Some discussion held.


8. Adjournment
Mr. LaPorte made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 7:50 PM. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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