BOS - October 2, 2012

BOS - October 2, 2012

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:14 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
October 2, 2012


7:00 pm

• Call to Order
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Chairman’s Announcements
• Citizen’s Forum

7:05 pm
1. New Liquor License Continuation Hearing – The Grille On Main

2. Water/Sewer Commissioners – Future Needs Discussion

3. Review Draft STM Warrant & Set STM Date

4. Sign Warrant for State Election

5. Minutes: September 18, 2012

6. Administrator’s Report

7. Old/New Business

8. Executive Session – Litigation

9. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:

Oct, 16th:
Joint Appointment – Planning Board

TBD: Government Study Discussion; Update Master Plan; Housing Plan/Housing Authority;
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
October 2, 2012
Approved October 16, 2012

[b]Call to Order
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Mr. Bonin called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Resource Room of the Municipal Center.

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Tim Bonin, Keith Brown, Hal Davis, Mike Hughes, Jeffrey LaPorte, Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant).
Water/Sewer: Bob Sullivan (Supervisor), Keith Bloniasz, Bob Josey, Colin Haire
Other Staff and Citizens: Jay Talerman (Town Counsel), Attorney Henry Lane, Paula Brouillette (School Building Committee & Strategic Budget Committee), Eileen Cardogno, Kevin Cardogno, Cynthia Lafrance, Keith Menard (Moderator/Octoberfest)

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:00:10)

• Chairman’s Announcements 00:00:25)
The next “Talk with Tim” will be held on October 24, 2012 at the Senior Center. He invited members of the Board and members of the Strategic Budget Committee to attend.
(00:54:25) Mr. Menard invited everyone to Octoberfest this Saturday from 9-4 PM. He also mentioned that there is an opening on the Finance Committee due to a resignation by Mr. David Hyland.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:01:00)
No citizens came forward.

1. (7:05 PM) New Liquor License Continuation Hearing-The Grille on Main (00:03:10)
In the packet are a memo from Suzanne Kane dated September 26, 2012, a New Application Checklist, a letter from Scott Hurley dated September 6, 2012 and related materials.
Mr. Bonin reopened the public hearing. Ms. Kane stated that the Black Lab had surrendered their liquor license. Ms. Kane has sent a letter to ABCC. The license application is complete, however The Grille still needs to make repairs and get an inspection from the Fire Dept. In the packet are the conditions from the old establishment. There is one outstanding issue with the fence. Ms. Kane reviewed all the conditions.
Atty. Henry Lane and Cynthia Lafrance joined the meeting. Ms. Lafrance has spoken with the abutter, Eileen Cardogno, who wants a 6’ stockade fence erected. The landlord will look into it. Ms. Cardogno came forward to express her concerns as an abutter and presented some photographs. The Grille is looking at possibly opening around November 15, 2012.
Ms. Kane stated that the renewal date of the license is close to the proposed start of business, and she asked the Board to waive the additional $850 fee so that it does not have to be paid twice.
Mr. Davis made a motion at 7:15 PM to close the public hearing: New Liquor License-The Grille on Main. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.
Mr. Davis made a motion to approve the New Liquor License Application for The Douglas Grille on Main, provided that the applicant or landlord erect and maintain a 6’ stockade fence on the location of the present rail fence and all the conditions of the previous license are adopted. The Board would like the fence in place prior to the issuance of the license. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.

2. Water/Sewer Commissioners-Future Needs Discussion (00:17:19)
In the packet is a memo from Mr. Guzinski dated September 27, 2012.
Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Bloniasz, Mr. Josey and Mr. Haire joined the meeting. Mr. Sullivan is looking for input regarding areas for expansion. Many of their loans will be paid down by 2016-2017. Mr. Davis suggested looking into the Pyne, Classic Envelope area. Mr. Sullivan stated it would be difficult to design systems if they do not know what will go in an area. Mr. Hughes suggested Davis Street, Gilboa Street and the potential Public Safety Complex area. Mr. Guzinski agreed. Ms. Brouillette feels it would be a good idea to add infrastructure in those areas.
Mr. Sullivan asked how quickly the town is able to purchase property Mr. Guzinski stated that it is at least a 6-8 week process. Mr. Guzinski suggested Mr. Sullivan come up with a list of properties that would be beneficial for the town to purchase. A discussion was held.
Mr. Bonin suggested that the Economic Development Committee, Planning Board, Capital Improvement Committee and Strategic Budget Committee be asked for their input on this matter. Mr. Davis will put this topic on the agenda for the next Economic Development Committee.
Sources of funding were discussed.
Mr. Sullivan is still in discussions with the state regarding the limit of water they can utilize out of the wells.

3. Review Draft STM Warrant & Set STM Date (00:45:03)
In the packet is a memo from Mr. Guzinski dated September 28, 2012 and a draft of the Special Town Meeting Warrant.
November 13, 2012 was set as the date for the Special Town Meeting. Atty. Jay Talerman will participate that evening.
Mr. Guzinski reviewed the articles on the draft warrant. The Board will be asked to approve and sign the warrant on October 16, 2012. The Board did not ask to remove any articles. A discussion was held regarding the proposed trailer bylaw amendment as it relates to agricultural purposes. Atty. Talerman provided clarification. He also stated that the Planning Board has asked him to clean up the Flexible Development bylaw.

4. Sign Warrant for State Election (00:54:00)
In the packet is a Warrant for the State Election.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve and sign the Warrant for the State Election. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. All-Aye.

5. Approval of the Minutes (00:58:32)
September 18, 2012: Mr. Hughes made a motion to approve the minutes of the September 18, 2012 Board of Selectmen meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Davis. All–Aye

6. Administrator’s Report (00:58:50)
There were no items on the Administrator’s Report.

7. Old/New Business (00:59:00)
Old Business: There was no old business to discuss.
New Business: On October 16, 2012, the Board of Selectmen will be holding a joint meeting with the Planning Board in order to fill a vacancy on that board.
Appointment to the Cultural Council (00:01:05)
In the packet is an application to the Cultural Council and related materials.
Mr. Davis made a motion to appoint Larissa Labonte to the Cultural Council for a term ending June 30, 2015. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All-Aye.

8. Executive Session – Litigation: Trailer Enforcement Case and Water Withdrawal Permit Appeal: (01:00:12)
Mr. LaPorte made a motion at 8:00 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose of Litigation and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion.
Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Keith Brown – Aye, Hal Davis – Aye, Jeffrey LaPorte – Aye, Mike Hughes - Aye.

9. Adjuornment: Mr. Hughes made a motion at 8:11 PM to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. LaPorte seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, Keith Brown – Aye, Hal Davis – Aye, Jeffrey LaPorte – Aye, Mike Hughes - Aye.


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