BOS - April 18, 2006

BOS - April 18, 2006

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:29 pm

Board of Selectmen
April 18, 2006

6:30 pm
Informational Workshop

7:00 pm
1. Call to Order

2. Chairman’s Announcements

3. Citizen’s Forum

7:05 pm
4. Douglas Residents Resource Guide – Housing Authority Diane St. George

5. South Cove Way – Intermunicipal Agreement

7:30 pm
6. Charles Street Duplex – Scott Mediros

7:45 pm
7. Traveling Zoo License Application – Alexandra Burpee

8:00 pm
8. Annual Town Meeting – Update with Town Moderator and Town Clerk

9. Public Safety – Short Term & Long Term Traffic Safety Initiatives

10. Administrators Report

11. Old / New Business

12. Adjournment
Future Agendas
School Audit/School

Note: Times are estimated unless designated as a Hearing
Douglas Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
April 18, 2006
Approved November 6, 2006

 Informational Workshop:

Madam Chair Shirley Mosczynski called the workshop meeting to order at 6:42 pm at the Municipal Center.
In attendance: Paula Brouillette – Vice Chair, Rich Preston, David Furno, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.
Others present: Mitch Cohen

Mike Guzinski discussed the following at the workshop:
- Perry Street – Letter from School Staff
- Long Term Buildings Plan/Options (Handout)
- Motions
- Finance Committee
- State Figures (Handout)
- Letter to Town of Webster – Water/Sewer
Adjourn- at 6:59 pm

1. Call to Order: Madam Chair Shirley Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 7:06 pm in the Resource Room at the Municipal Center.
In attendance: Paula Brouillette-Vice Chair, Richard Preston, David Furno, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.
Others present: Police Chief Foley, John Furno-Interim Highway Superintendent, Jerome Jussaume-Town Moderator and Chris Furno-Town Clerk, Mitch Cohen, Tom Devlin, Merritt Tetreault, Diane St. George-Housing Authority, Dave St. George & Tony St. Piere-Octoberfest, T&G Reporter-Steve Foskett Tribune Reporter-Tom Mattson
Greg Valiton-Andrews Surveying and Engineering

2. Chair Announcements:
Congratulations to Douglas’ Marathon Runners-
That finished: Kent Vinson, John Gigarjian and Pamela Roche.

3. Citizen’s Forum:
- Octoberfest Representative: Dave St. George
emphasized Volunteers are needed for
Saturday October 7th and can stop in at NASI Computers on Main St. see Tony or Mary, or call Dave at home 508-476-3828.
- Common Update: Merritt Tetreault informed of two dedicated Scout leaders-Dave Gallagher and Howard Ballou-approached the Common Preservation Society inquiring about projects. They will be restoring benches and replacing the wooden steps to the bandstand with granite. To become an Eagle Scout, each must do a project. Looking for a landscape designer and volunteers to help with the banken in the future. Chief Foley and the department has been keeping an eye on it and we appreciate it.

4. Douglas Residents Resource Guide- Housing Authority (Handout)- Chair Diane St. George- The need came about when she started getting calls from those who didn’t know who to call. Departments came together-Police Chief, Fire Chief, Interim Highway Superintendent and Senior Center-to create an accurate listing, which will need updating in the future. Preparing the list, she found people were not taking advantage of programs available because they were not aware of them. She as well as the Senior Center checks voice messages 7 days a week. Discussion/suggestions: Access through internet even at the Library, adding the number and extension for the Board of Health-the Town Nurse is only available on Thursdays. Diane – Housing Authority has a small budget which will probably be taken up by the printing, possibly piggy back with other departments to get copies out and will try to do as much hand out as possible.
-Land lords needed- Diane and the other members Jack Kelly and Ken Ballou would like to hear about places for rent or ideas on how to start a wait list.
-Mitch – will put it on the internet in a day once he gets the electronic version from Diane.
-Two Vacancies on the Board.

5. South Cove Way – Inter-municipal Agreement: POST PONED to next meeting-Mike informed necessary information was not received.

6. Charles Street Duplex:Greg Valiton – Presented the plans, explained they have been before the Planning Board and waiting to verify the sight distance out of the property, here regarding the sewer line down Charles Street. Sewer Commissioners and Highway Department seen and approved this plan. Standard pavement patching.
John Furno – Charles Street was paved 10 years ago, now in very poor condition and on the priority paving list. Met with Bill Cundiff-Town Engineer, no problem with this plan as presented. It will be patched where the pipe is put in. Once the plan is approved it could be completed in the next 2-3 months. Discussion/Concerns – paving, funding, priority list, filler, the residents, condition of the road, as well as those that travel it.
Further discussion with Town Engineer, use of flowable fill and return to the Board.

7. Traveling Zoo License Application (Handout)-Suzanne
explained the requirements needed for the license.
Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve a cost of $20.00 (twenty dollars) for the Sunday license and $50.00 (fifty dollars) for the Entertainment License.
Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.
Motion - Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the License for Alexandra Burpee d/b/a Zoo Shows contingent upon a Servsafe Certificate through the Board of Health and that the applicant signs all forms. Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.

8. Annual Town Meeting – Update with Town Moderator and Town Clerk (Budget-Handout):Mike- Packets include motions and presenters, Articles 19 & 20 per Counsel are 2/3rds vote-Zoning Bylaws. Article 2 has an over ride question.
Jerome-Articles 1, 2 & 3 combined as in the past and have 2 columns of numbers-more understanding to the populous. Comfortable with everything that’s here. Commended Rich Preston and the Board on Government Fair Day.
Rich–Thanked Kelly Maurer for initiating Government Fair Day and the School Administration for their support.
Mike–Informed that FinCom will be meeting Thursday evening to discuss the budget once more.
Packets going out to the residents later this week.
Shirley- has spoken to Sen. Moore and Rep. Kujawski-concerned regarding the decrease coming out of the House, Ways and Means and will keep her informed.

9. Public Safety Committee–Short & Long Term Traffic Safety Initiatives & Plan (Handout):Chief Foley & John Furno-Mike – read Memo with list of initiatives and stating the two most prominent areas of concern: downtown area of Main Street and Gleason Court.
-Crosswalks-Chief Foley explained the necessity and locations of alterations.
Discussion/suggestions: Put writing and bright colors inside crosswalks alerting of pedestrians, inserts in stop signs, extending Michna Square, warning signs-downtown area, reduce speed, electronic signs-alternating messages, more visibility of officers. John-Informed the Board of the cost and longevity of the paints used .
-School-The Committee met with them recently to discuss issues with the Elementary and Intermediate traffic issues.
-Traffic Study-to see where they’re coming from onto Main Street and then where they’re going.
Motion- Rich Preston made a motion to endorse and approve as funding allows the Long and Short Term Traffic Safety Initiatives as presented in the memo dated April 18, 2006.
Seconded – David Furno. All – aye.

10. Administrators Report:
Long Term Buildings Plan/Options(Handout)-Mike:
reviewed his memo regarding meetings with Town Engineer and Building Facilities Manager (thanked them for their input) over the last three months. Summary attached of future department options. Monies included in Article 9-Capital Plan. Rich-commented on the parking issue at the Old Elementary School and possibly a two acre parcel available.

11. Old / New Business:
Old: - 4 Town Update – Paula:
Meeting last Friday, finalized the contract with Daylor Consulting. Possible public hearing date May 24 or 25. Location TBD. May 18th, 4-Town Board of Selectmen meeting. Chapter 70 funding and proposals, possibly State Reps could assist with.

-Traffic Design at Shell Station in Uxbridge – Rich: Progress regarding new
merging lane coming off of Route 146 heading towards Douglas and passing lane on the Douglas/Uxbridge line at this location. Mike – Because of recent transitions in Uxbridge, unable to meet with the Bill-Town Engineer-as had planned. Recently spoke to the new Uxbridge Town Manager and informed her of the need for future discussions. Putting these in would eliminate illegal parking on the shoulder and the site issue. Shirley-Volunteer from Heritage Design is being worked on.

New: - EDC Invitation – Shirley: Blissful Meadows-Thursday, May 11th from 11:30am-1:00pm also sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce.
- MMA Meeting – Shirley: Cocke’N Kettle Restaurant- Thursday, May 11th from 5:30-8:00pm for dinner and Legislative/Priorities for Small Towns discussion.
- CMRPC Meeting – Shirley: Worcester office-Wednesday, April 19th at 6:00pm to include transportation discussion.

Shirley – reminded all of upcoming meetings/workshops and ATM with possible Board of Selectmen meeting prior.

12. Adjournment- Rich Preston made a motion to adjourn at 8:45 pm.
Seconded – Paula Brouillette. All – aye.

Respectfully Submitted;

Jane L. Alger
Administrative Secretary
Suzanne Kane
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