BOS - January 17, 2017

BOS - January 17, 2017

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Jan 12, 2017 2:47 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
January 17, 2017
Municipal Center Resource Room

7:00 PM

• Call to Order
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Chairman’s Announcements (AAA Awards)
• Citizen’s Forum

1. Introduction of New Firefighters

2. Good Energy Update

3. CMRPC – Presentation of Hazmat Plan

4. BOS Fee Schedule Review

5. Minutes: December 27, 2016

6. Administrator’s Report

7. Old/New Business

8. Executive Session – Collective Bargaining Strategy &
Contract Negotiations

9. Adjournment
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Future Agendas

Feb 21st:
Release Old Executive Session Minutes, Joint meeting w/School,
FinCom, and StrBC
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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
MEETING MINUTES
January 17, 2017
Approved February 7, 2017


Call to Order

Mr. Hughes called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM in the Resource Room of the Municipal Center.

ATTENDANCE:
Board: Kevin Morse (Chairman-Absent), Tim Bonin, David Cortese, Hal Davis, Mike Hughes (Vice Chairman), Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)
Fire Dept. Staff: Chief Kent Vinson, Jack Vinson, Cpt. Kelly Manning
Other Staff and Citizens: Atty. Rich Bowen, John O’Rourke (Good Energy)

• Pledge of Allegiance
(00:11)

• Chairman’s Announcements
(00:41)
Mr. Hughes congratulated the Police Dept. for being honored with a Gold AAA Award in recognition of their outstanding achievements in traffic safety and continuing efforts to educate the citizens of Douglas. Officer Michael Bren was recognized as the Traffic Safety Hero of the Year.
Mr. Davis stated that the Lt. Governor visited this morning to sign the Community Compact Grant. Mr. Hughes explained that Douglas picked the following three goals: economic development planning, cooperation with other municipalities for savings and becoming more of a green community. CMRP has been assigned to work between the Commonwealth and the Town on these goals. Best practices of participating communities will be shared.
The Lt. Governor is aware of the burden that the State forest imposes on the Town.

• Citizen’s Forum
(03:29)
No citizens came forward.

1. Introduction of New Firefighters (03:35)
Chief Vinson joined the meeting and welcomed Joseph Bardellini, Jacob Ruiz and Jack Vinson to the Fire Department. Jack Vinson and Kelly Manning also joined the meeting. Kelly Manning was recently appointed to the rank of Captain.
Chief Vinson explained how he had recused himself from the process of Jack Vinson’s appointment, as Jack is his son.
Chief Vinson spoke about the progress of the manufacture of the new fire/rescue pumper. Photos have been posted on the Facebook page.

2. Good Energy Update (07:18)
In the packet is “Town Douglas Electric Aggregation Program Update”.
Mr. O’Rourke joined the meeting. He explained that the Town is into the first year of the program. He reviewed the objectives of the program and the report. For the period that begins in May, they are expecting National Grid’s rate to be higher than Good Energy’s rate. He stated that all the objectives of the program have been fulfilled.
The program expires in January, 2018. Good Energy will start watching the market in March for strategic buying opportunities for the January 2018 renewal.
Mr. O’Rourke will get the data on commercial and municipal accounts.

3. CMRPC-Presentation of Hazmat Plan
(20:52)
In the packet is a draft Hazmat Plan and a PowerPoint presentation.
This item was deferred to the next meeting. Mr. Guzinski stated that CMRPC is still waiting for FEMA’s final approval of the plan.

4. BOS Fee Schedule Review (22:17)
In the packet is a spreadsheet of fees from surrounding communities and other materials.
This item was deferred to the next meeting.

5. Approval of the Minutes
(24:47)
December 27, 2016: Mr. Cortese made a motion to approve the minutes of the December 27, 2016 Board of Selectmen meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Davis. All-Aye.

6. Town Administrator’s Report
(25:29)
Mr. Guzinski stated that the meeting with the Lt. Governor this morning was successful, and she was open to looking into the Town’s concerns. Mr. Guzinski stated that Rep. McKenna and various Town department heads were also present at the meeting.

7. Old/New Business
(26:45)
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: There was no new business.

8. Executive Session – Collective Bargaining Strategy and Contract Negotiations
(27:17)
Mr. Davis made a motion at 7:25 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose of collective bargaining strategy and contract negotiations, and to return to Regular Session for the purpose of adjournment. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Tim Bonin – Aye, David Cortese – Aye, Hal Davis – Aye, Mike Hughes - Aye.

9. Adjournment
Mr. Bonin made a motion at 8:21 PM to adjourn. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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