BOS - February 21, 2017

BOS - February 21, 2017

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:37 pm

Board of Selectmen
February 21, 2017
Municipal Center Resource Room

7:00 PM

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

1. End of Year Municipal Charges Agreement – Jeanne Lovett & Cortney

2. Fee Schedule – Proposed Changes

3. Appointment – Capital Improvement Committee – Brett Argall

4. Sullivan Land

5. Interim Town Administrator

6. Minutes: February 7, 2017 & Feb. 7, 2017 Exec Session

7. Administrator’s Report

8. Old/New Business

9. Executive Session-Litigation

10. Adjournment
Future Agenda Items:

March 7th:
, Joint Meeting with Strategic Budget Com/Fin Com/School Com, New Class II Lic. Application, Discuss Moratorium on Recreational Marijuana Businesses, Discuss Zoning of Marijuana Dispensaries and Adult Entertainment – William Cundiff & Attorney Jay Talerman, Green Energy-Kelly Brown of DOER, Public Record Policy – 1st Reading
February 21, 2017 - BOS Minutes.pdf
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February 21, 2017
Approved, March 7, 2017

Call to Order

Mr. Hughes called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM in the Resource Room of the Municipal Center.

Board: Kevin Morse (Chairman-Absent), Tim Bonin, David Cortese, Hal Davis, Mike Hughes (Vice Chairman), Michael Guzinski (Town Administrator), Suzanne Kane (Administrative Assistant)

• Pledge of Allegiance (00:08)

• Chairman’s Announcements (00:28)
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum (00:35)
No citizens came forward.

1. End of Year Municipal Charges Agreement-Jeanne Lovett & Cortney Keegan (00:39)
In the packet is a draft “Town of Douglas Municipal Charges Agreement”.
Mr. Guzinski stated that the agreement has to do with municipal charges and proper percentages as they will be assessed to the schools for the purposes of Schedule 19 calculations for the minimum net school spending. The agreement has been updated, with the largest single change being the School Resource Officer.
This draft has been reviewed and approved by himself, the Town Finance Director, and the School Superintendent and Business & Operations Manager. The School Committee will be voting on this agreement next week. A discussion was held.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to approve the Town of Douglas Municipal Charges Agreement as presented. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All-Aye.

2. Fee Schedule-Proposed Changes (04:45)
In the packet is the “2017 BOS Fee Schedule-Recommended Increase”.
Mr. Guzinski read the averages of fees charged by surrounding towns and the recommendations for Douglas. The recommendation is for two cost classifications of $800 and $1,200, depending on the type of license. There have been no increases in these fees in at least fifteen years. A discussion was held, including increasing the fees gradually.
Mr. Davis made a motion to adopt the 2017 BOS Fee Schedule recommended increases as presented, effective calendar year 2018. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

3. Appointment-Capital Improvement Committee: Brett Argall (10:36)
Mr. Guzinski recommended the approval of Mr. Argall’s appointment.
Mr. Cortese made a motion to appoint Brett Argall to the Capital Improvement Committee for a term ending June 30, 2020. Mr. Bonin seconded the motion. All-Aye.

4. Sullivan Land (11:57)
Mr. Guzinski stated that discussions are still ongoing regarding Mr. Sullivan’s gift of approximately 9 acres to the Town. The matter will be discussed with Town Counsel.

5. Interim Town Administrator (12:48)
Mr. Guzinski stated that he has received several names of individuals from the Mass. Municipal Association (MMA) who are qualified to serve as an Interim Town Administrator. He has reached out to the individuals and found two that are available. Mr. Guzinski is collecting their background information. A discussion was held including how many days an interim would be needed and costs.
It was decided to schedule interviews for March 7, 2017 at 6:00 PM.

6. Approval of the Minutes (18:24)
February 7, 2017: Mr. Davis made a motion to approve the minutes of the February 7, 2017 BOS meeting as presented. Seconded by Mr. Bonin. All-Aye.
February 7, 2017 Executive Session: Mr. Bonin made a motion to approve and retain in their entirety the minutes of the February 7, 2017 BOS Executive Session meeting as presented. Seconded by by Mr. Cortese. All-Aye.

7. Town Administrator’s Report (19:17)
Mr. Guzinski stated that the Rte. 16 roadwork will begin Monday, February 27, 2017. The work is being funded by a grant through MassDOT. The work will continue through to the fall. The public should expect delays. Mr. Guzinski, the Highway Superintendent and Town Engineer will be attending a MassDOT project meeting tomorrow to get more information on the project.
Mr. Guzinski has been working with the offices of Sen. Fattman and Rep. McKenna regarding setting up a meeting with the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Commissioner. April 7 and April 14, 2017 have been suggested, but not confirmed.

8. Old/New Business (21:48)
Old Business: There was no old business.
New Business: There was no new business.

9. Executive Session – Litigation (21:56)
Mr. Bonin made a motion at 7:20 PM to go into Executive Session for the purpose of litigation 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.

10. Adjournment (22:15)
Mr. Bonin made a motion at 7:50 PM to adjourn. Mr. Cortese seconded the motion. All-Aye.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Wright
Recording Secretary
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