BOS - October 12, 2010

BOS - October 12, 2010

Postby Suzanne Kane » Tue Oct 19, 2010 1:28 pm

Board of Selectmen
Workshop Agenda
October 12, 2010

7:00 pm
• Call to Order

1. STM Warrant Update

2. Goals and Objectives

3. Executive Session – Litigation

4. Adjournment


Future Agenda Items:

• Oct. 19th: Special Liquor License; Class II License; Personnel Policies and Procedures; Warrant; Red Flag Policy (2nd view); Tax Classification Hearing; Jeffrey Talbot; Executive Session

• Nov. 9th: 6:00 Hearing; Webster Chair & Rep Kujawski; Storm Water Bylaw – joint/ConCom and Planning Board
OCTOBER 12, 2010
Approved Nobember 9, 2010

• Call to Order
Mr. Hughes called the meeting to order at 7:04 PM
Board: Michael Hughes (Chairman), Tim Bonin, Paula Brouillette, Mitch Cohen, Jeffrey LaPorte, Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant).

1. STM Warrant Update
In the agenda is an email from Mr. Cohen dated October 12, 2010.
Mr. Guzinski gave an update on the Special Town Meeting Warrant and the progress of work on each Article.
Mr. Cohen noted an email he sent to the Finance Committee regarding the progress of the School Building Project.
Mr. Guzinski noted that the Building Commissioner received some complaints regarding political signage in the Town which are in excess in size as outlined by Bylaw. In addition, there has been a request for a waiver to the Bylaw for one of the signs. Some discussion held. Mr. Cohen suggested contacting Town Counsel to be sure that 1st Amendment rights will not be violated by any action taken. Mr. Guzinski will contact Town Counsel and forward the response to the Board. This Bylaw issue may be addressed at a later date.
With regard to filling the Fire Chief position, Mr. Guzinski suggested setting up a committee to help with the search and advertising process. He suggests a member of the Board serve on the committee. In addition, he suggests that the Building Commissioner, Deputy Fire Chief, a member of the Personnel Board and a Chief from a neighboring town serve on the committee. Some discussion held. The job description for Chief will be reviewed. Mr. Bonin noted interest in serving however; he would like to know the approximate number of meetings that would be involved prior to committing. Mr. Guzinski will get back to him.

2. Goals and Objectives
In the agenda are the Approved Executive Administrator Goals August 5, 2008.
Mr. Hughes noted the Approved Executive Administrator Goals included in the packet.
Mr. Guzinski reviewed each of the five goals. Discussion was held regarding the progress of each.
Mr. Cohen suggested the following goals: the School Building Project, development of policies particularly financial, communication including methods for getting information out, next steps in government structuring.
Mr. Hughes added the following suggestions: financial policies including financial planning and strategic planning, regionalization especially with the new Fire Department grant.
Ms. Brouillette added the following suggestions: a review of the present goal (1) regarding the Financial Department, determine how to move forward with the 5 year capital plan especially with regard to the funding, a review of the Old Grammar School with regard to the School Building Project and/or at the Board level, review of the IT needs and determination of potential for regionalization, opportunities for cost savings such as regionalization, review of ways to make Main Street safer for pedestrians, four town initiative to look at Pyne Sand and Stone and the potentials of developing that area.
Mr. Bonin added a review of what could be done better to address economic development including work with regional economic initiatives. Ms. Brouillette notes the importance of water and sewer plans in addressing this issue. Mr. Cohen suggests a meeting between this Board and the Town Economic Commission. Ms. Brouillette suggested that items be put on a calendar according to appropriate time frame for future agenda items. Ms. Brouillette also noted the importance of knowing the debt levels and how to manage them going forward.
Discussion held as to the priorities. Some items the Board agreed should be considered as priorities include: School Building Project, financial policies, regionalization opportunities, the next phase of the Government Study, safety on Main Street and Northeast Main, and economic development. Mr. Hughes noted that at some point, long range goals would be addressed. Mr. Guzinski will write up a list from what was discussed tonight for the Board’s review.
Some discussion held regarding the School Building Project. Mr. Cohen reviewed the process of identifying needs and plans moving forward.

3. Executive Session – Litigation
There was no Executive Session.

4. Adjournment
Mr. Cohen made a motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:37 PM. Ms. Brouillette seconded the motion. All – Aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Lisa Lannon
Recording Secretary
Suzanne Kane
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