BOS - April 10, 2018

BOS - April 10, 2018

Postby Suzanne Kane » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:33 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda - Revised
April 10, 2018
Selectmen’s Office

7:00 PM

• Call to Order
• Pledge of Allegiance
• Chairman’s Announcement’s

1. Open, Insert Article, and Close May 7, 2018 STM Warrant
Additional Water Line Work at North St. Bridge – Possible Vote(s)

2. Status of Old Grammar School Project – Possible Vote(s)

3. Budget Discussion – Possible Vote(s)

4. Town Administrator’s Report

5. Executive Session – Contract Negotiations, and Marijuana Host
Agreement

5. Adjourn
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Future Agenda Items

April 17th:
Assign Motions, Meet with Town Moderator & Town Clerk,
Approve Junk Dealer Licenses, Police Transfer, Marijuana
Host Agreement

May: Chapter 61 Land – BOS Right of First Refusal, Annual
Appointments

June: Annual Appointments
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Board of Selectmen
Minutes
April 10, 2018
Approved April 17, 2018


• Call to Order:

Chairman Kevin Morse called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm in the Selectmen’s office of the Municipal Center. In attendance: Harold Davis, Michael Hughes, and Town Administrator Matthew Wojcik. Timothy Bonin and David Cortese were absent.

Other Staff in attendance: Town Engineer William Cundiff.

• Chairman’s Announcements:
There were no announcements.

1. Open, Insert Article, and Close May 7, 2018 STM Warrant – Additional Water Line Work at North St. Bridge (01:07):
In the agenda is an email from Mr. Cundiff, dated April 10, 2018, Subject: Project Description – North St. Water, and a email from Mr. Cundiff, dated April 10, 2018, Subject: North Street Waterline Estimates. Handed out is a copy of the updated STM Warrant with Article 5: Water Main Work at North Street Bridge, and a copy of North Street Bridge – Waterline Cost Estimates.
• Chairman Morse opened the Special Town Meeting Warrant for May 7, 2018. Mr. Cundiff reported he was contacted by Water/Sewer Superintendent, Robert Sullivan, asking to expand the North Street Bridge Repair project to include replacement of water lines while the road is open. He gave an overview and associated cost estimates of the project.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to insert Article 5, into the May 7, 2018 Special Town Meeting Warrant as presented. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All – aye. Mr. Hughes made a motion to close the May 7, 2018 Special Town Meeting Warrant. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All – aye.

2. Status of Old Grammar School Project (02:35):
Mr. Wojcik reported the town received a $5,000 security deposit from Joh Juhl as the winning bidder for the sale of the Old Grammar School, and asked how the board would like to proceed. Discussion ensued around the status of the project, the board’s opposition to the proposed project, the apparent lack of interest on the bidder’s side, and terms of the bidding process. Mr. Cundiff will check to see if the deposit was non-refundable.
Mr. Hughes made a motion to direct Mr. Wojcik to correspond a rejection of the offer to the bidder, and retain the deposit. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All – aye.

3. Budget Discussion (05:23):
The board already voted on a recommended budget so this item was not needed.

4. Town Administrator’s Report (05:46):
• Mr. Wojcik reported the Finance Committee (FinCom) did not take any votes at their meeting last night, and went over some possible scenarios which were discussed. One scenario was a possible reduction of the Prop 2 ½ amount on town meeting floor. Mr. Wojcik stated there was a feeling that a smaller amount would have a better chance of being approved, however, the town could only levy what was appropriated and anything not appropriated by September 15th would be lost. Discussion ensued around the problem this would cause for people voting at the election who would think they were voting for the 1.5 million, and not the lesser amount. People need to be made aware of the problem at town meeting.
• Mr. Wojcik went over the parliamentary procedure for the boards proposal to reduce the Blackstone Valley Technical High School’s (BVT) requested budget. Town Counsel’s recommendation is to break the BVT budget out as a separate article. The line item in the budget would state, “See Article 5”, which would be voted on separately. This allows BVT’s budget to be presented as forwarded, and vote a lesser amount as the board sees fit.
• Mr. Wojcik stated the FinCom also discussed moving articles out of order in order to possibly accomplish reducing the Capital Budget and moving the money to offset the Library. This would require a 2/3rd vote and Roberts Rules.

5. Executive Session – Contract Negotiations, and Marijuana Host Agreement
(10:54):
Mr. Morse stated he wanted to move the Host Agreement to Open Session to be voted on. There was no item for the Contract Negotiations at this time. In the agenda is an email from Matthew Wojcik, dated April 4, 2018, Subject: Adult Use Marijuana Host Agreement DRAFT, and a copy of the Host Community Agreement for the Siting of an Adult-Use Marijuana, Cultivation, and Processing Facility in the Town of Douglas, with tracked changes.
• Mr. Morse reported this is a separate, free standing agreement from the first Host agreement with Medical Alternatives, not an addendum. He and Mr. Cortese negotiated the agreement providing the town $80,000 in additional revenue, allowing Medical Alternatives to grow, cultivate, and process marijuana – NO SALES. Because of the timing of this, Mr. Wojcik reported the impact fee from the original Host Agreement remains as it is. The Recreational Agreement was entered into after the Recreational Statute was passed, limiting the impact fee to not more than 3% of gross sales and documentation by the town. Regarding the impact fee, the agreement references public safety and other associated impacts. When asked if the Attorney General’s Office approves the agreement, Mr. Wojcik stated the agreement will be approved by the Cannabis Control Commission and the Department of Revenue. A clean copy will be provided for signatures.
Mr. Davis made a motion the approve the Host Community Agreement for the Siting of an Adult-Use Marijuana, Cultivation, and Processing Facility with Medical Alternatives as presented. Mr. Hughes seconded the motion. All a- aye.

6. Adjournment (15:20):
Mr. Hughes made a motion at 7:15 PM to adjourn. Mr. Davis seconded the motion. All – aye.

Respectfully submitted,


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