BOS - April 4, 2006

BOS - April 4, 2006

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Mar 30, 2006 2:28 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
April 4, 2006



6:30 pm
• Informational Workshop

7:00 pm
1. Call to Order

2. Chairman’s Announcements

3. Citizen’s Forum

7:10 pm
4. Cable Update – Mitch Cohen

5. Discuss Possible Over-ride for Annual Election Ballot

6. National Grid Easement – Town Property

7. Sign TIF’s – B&L Pool and Orbison Corp. and Danlyn Realty LLC

8. Town Use: Girl Scouts – Sr Center, Band Boosters – Municipal Gym, Celebration Graduation – Municipal Gym, Cheer Boosters – Fire Station, Boy Scouts – Fire Station

9. Minutes: November 15, 2005, March 7, 2006

10. Administrators Report

11. Old / New Business

12. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items
April 11th:
6:30 pm - Workshop
April 18th: 7:05 pm - Douglas Resource Guide, South Cove Way Agreement – additional information, Scott Mediros – Charles Street Duplex, Traveling Zoo Application
April 25th: 6:30 pm - Workshop
May 1st: 6:30 pm – Meeting before Annual Town Meeting

Note: Times are estimates unless designated as a Hearing.
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Douglas Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
April 4, 2006
Approved June 20, 2006

• Informational Workshop: **Blank Tape-Taken from Suzanne’s Note

Madam Chair Shirley Mosczynski called the workshop meeting to order at 6:30 pm.
In attendance: Rich Preston, David Furno, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.
Others present: Town Engineer-William Cundiff, Tribune reporter-Tom Mattson
Absent: Paula Brouillette – Vice Chair

Michael Guzinski discussed the following at the workshop:
- Waterline – Webster
- DOR Letter (handout)
- Over Ride Question
- Capital Projects (handout)
- Warrant Draft (handout)
- ZBA Letter (handout)
- 4 Town Group Meeting
- Meet with Board of Health
- Government Week
- Finance Committee
Adjournment-7:10 pm

1. Call to Order:
Madam Chair Shirley Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 7:10 pm in the Resource Room at the Municipal Center.
In attendance: Richard Preston, David Furno, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.
Others present: John Bombara, Mich Cohen-Cable Advisory Committee, Steve Pucci, T&G Reporter-Steve Foskett Absent: Paula Brouillette-Vice Chair

2. Chair Announcements:-Octoberfest/Douglas Festival Committee-Shirley received a call that members are needed for this committee. It will also be put on cable.

3. Citizen’s Forum: No one came forward.

4. Cable Update: Mitch Cohen informed all that new equipment has been purchased, including a projector for the Town Hall. Website- douglasma.org -new connection (cable programming) on our web page. Requests can now be made to be put on the online bulletin board, distributing online video, that was purchased through negotiated grant money . Eventually looking to have a library vs a few meetings on there, transforming to a digital format in the future and will be available to local producers. Requested the Board of Selectmen consider additional space for expansion and a secure area for production.

5. Over-ride: Discuss Possibility for Annual Election Ballot-Mike gave a handout of the tax breakdown and informed the Board of a recent joint meeting with Finance and School Committee. The School’s budget was reduced by $104,000, however still not able to fund their full request without an operational over ride. Dave – asked for a breakdown of what it will cost, taxes etc. Mike – The estimated impact for FY07 (provided by the Assessors) the projected assessed value of the entire town will be $946,913,102, a single family home projected at $294,300. Rich – Still looking for some possible reduction in the School Committee’s proposed budget. Shirley – Because of the $14 million coming back to the town and the debt reduction discussed at the workshop this is what was thought we could live with an over ride. Mike – Recommended taking up the financial business the beginning of May as he doesn’t think more accurate numbers will be received from the state. Steve Pucci – Affect us in ‘08? Mike – An operational over ride is considered a permanent over ride unless a subsequent under ride is taken and is for the overall budget as well as the school.
Motion - Richard E. Preston – Madam Chairwoman I move that the Board vote to place the following question on the annual election ballot for the Town of Douglas “Shall the Town of Douglas be allowed to assess an additional $450,000 in real estate and personal property taxes for the purposes of funding the operating budget of the Town for the fiscal year beginning July first, two thousand and six? Seconded – Dave Furno. All - aye.

6. National Grid Easement – Town Property: Hold to next agenda April 18th.

7. Sign TIF’s- B&L Pool, Orbison Corp. and Danlyn Realty LLC: Mike – explained that back in November the Town Meeting approved authorization for the Board of Selectmen to negotiate TIF agreements with the two above companies looking to build in the community both on Riedell Road. Now looking for the Board’s signatures. Shirley – noted the the TIF’s were approved at Town Meeting. Motion - Richard Preston made a motion to approve as presented and sign.
Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.

8. Town Use:
Senior Center-Girl Scouts Meetings:
Mondays-April 2nd, April 10th, May 15th, and June 5th.
Motion – Richard Preston made a motion to approve as presented.
Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.
Municipal Center Gym – Douglas Cheer Boosters-Dance: Friday, April 28th
Motion – David Furno made a motion to approve as presented.
Seconded – Richard Preston. All – aye.
Municipal Center Gym – Douglas Band Boosters-Dance: Friday, April 7th
Motion – Richard Preston made a motion to approve with restrictions as amended.
Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.
Municipal Center Gym – Celebration Graduation 2006: Friday, May 5th
Motion – Richard Preston made a motion to approve with restrictions so amended.
Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.
Fire Station – Douglas Cheer Boosters-Car Wash: Saturday, May 20th
Motion – David Furno made a motion to approve as presented.
Seconded – Richard Preston. All – aye.
Fire Station Lawn – Boy Scouts-Yard Sale/Fund raiser: June 17th & 18th
Motion – Richard Preston made a motion to approve as presented.
Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.
Municipal Center Gym – Abbey Connors Foul Shooting Video: April 10th
Motion – David Furno made a motion to approve as presented.
Seconded – Richard Preston. All – aye.

9. Minutes:
-November 15, 2005- Motion – David Furno
made a motion to approve as presented.
Seconded – Richard Preston. All – aye.
-March 7, 2006- Motion – Richard Preston made a motion to approve as presented.
Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.

10. Administrators Report:
- Power Outage: Mike
– read the email from Michael Peterson (National Grid contact ) regarding the power outage Wednesday, March 26, 2006.
- Gov. Romney Letter/Chapter 90 Funds: Mike – read the letter regarding the release of funds for the FY2007 Chapter 90 local transportation aid.

**Please note: Taping of this meeting stopped and cable testing was being recorded. The meeting then restarted at Old Business with Mike reviewing the ZBA Letter**

11. Old / New Business:
Old: - Disposal of Brush/Leaves:
- Agenda April 18th – Public Safety:


**- ZBA Letter February 1, 2005: Taping started again with Mike reviewing letters regarding the proposed Zoning Board Fee Schedule and Town Engineer William Cundiff. Shirley – noted a request for an increase in their budget. Mike – will follow up with a letter from the Board for an update for the ZBA meeting tomorrow nite.

New: - Government Fair Day: Rich Preston – reminded all it will be held at the new high school on Thursday, April 13th from 8:15 to 10:30 am for grades 9 through 12, also open to the public. There will representatives from every board, committee, commission and department in town and set up in concert with the School Committee and high school. He then read a memo submitted to the school Committee awhile back regarding Town Government Week.
Shirley – thanked Rich for all the effort he has put into this over the years.

Shirley – reminded all of future agenda items and upcoming meetings.

12. Adjournment- David Furno made a motion to adjourn at 8:10 pm.
Seconded – Rich Preston. All – aye.


Respectfully Submitted;


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