BOS - December 5, 2006

BOS - December 5, 2006

Postby Suzanne Kane » Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:40 am

Board of Selectmen
December 5, 2006

6:30 pm
Informational Workshop

7:00 pm
1. Call to Order

2. Chairman’s Announcements

3. Citizen’s Forum

7:15 pm
4. Board of Health – Transfer Station Permit Increase

7:30 pm
5. Pole Petition Hearing - #2006-138 Douglas Hill Way

7:45 pm
6. The Blackstone River Coalition - “In Business for the Blackstone”

7. Annual Liquor License Renewals

8. Minutes: June 20, 2006; August 1, 2006, October 24, 2006

9. Administrators Report

10. Old / New Business

11. Executive Session – Collective Bargaining and Contract Negotiations

12. Adjournment
Future Agenda Items
Dec. 19th:
All other license renewals

TBD: Road Safety & Traffic Issues; CERT Request; Vine St. Subdivision; North Street 40b; Financial Polilcy; Workshop with K&P; Facility Mgr. to Library; and Skate Park update.

Note: Times are estimates unless denoted as a Hearing.
Douglas Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
December 5, 2006
Approved June 5, 2007

Madam Chair Shirley Mosczynski called the workshop to order at 6:32 pm in the Selectmen’s Office at the Municipal Center.
In attendance: Paula Brouillette-Vice Chair, Mitch Cohen, Mike Hughes, Dave Furno, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.

Informational Workshop – Mike reviewed the following:
-Remaining Chamberlain lot: Consensus to Hold
-Paint Color for Wall behind Selectman’s Table in Resource Room
-Meeting with Library Trustees: Tentatively Tuesday, January 9th
-Meeting with FinCom, Fire and Police Chiefs and Highway Superintendent: January 23rd
-Verizon/John Barren: Taking out Double Poles this Week
-Joint Meeting with Sutton and Manchaug Pond Association: January 2007
-40B North Village Meeting with Ed Taipale, Jay Talerman and Bill Cundiff-Town Engineer
-Hal Davis: TIF Approved at Town Meeting
-Personnel Board Meeting with Employees: Tuesday, December 12th at 7 pm
-Meeting in Millville: NIMS Training Wednesday, December 6th at 5 pm
-Board of Health: DEP Recycling Display
-Recycling Contract with Blackstone
-Bonding of Ambulance and Yacino Land
-Budget Forms for Departments by Friday
-Collective Bargaining
-Library Sign Location Update
Shirley- reviewed the following:
-Draft Audit from School Investigation: Consensus to have Mike look into.
-Liquor License Voting
Workshop Adjourned 6:57pm. Moved into the Resource Room

1. Call to Order: Madam Chair Shirley Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 7:03 pm.
In attendance: Paula Brouillette-Vice Chair, Mitch Cohen, Mike Hughes, Dave Furno, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.
Hal Davis-EDC Chair, Board of Health:Justin Lapham-Chair, David McCallum-Vice Chair, Robert Brazeau and Marleen Bacon-Administrative Supervisor
Others: Roger Martinsen-National Grid Representative, Blackstone River Coalition: Jackie Murphy-Coordinator, Dona Neeley-Program Coordinator and Leonard Beach-resident of 11 Douglas Hill Way T&G Reporter-Tom Mattson

2. Chair Announcements- Shirley
DCR’s Heritage Landscape Inventory Program: Douglas has been chosen as one of the communities applied for and we’ll be receiving further information.

3. Citizen’s Forum: Hal Davis came forward. Signatures needed for the TIF approved for Nicholas Jane at Town Meeting. Going before the state for final approval December 21st.

4. Board of Health – Transfer Station Permit Increase (Handouts): Members came forward. Justin Lapham brief elaboration of handouts: 3 proposals from private haulers, permits issued (average of 1312 every six months) and tonnage.
Comments/Discussion:State informed that the “Pay Per Bag Program” would not pay for itself and taxes would have to help pay for it. Permits fluctuate between a private hauler and the Town. Contract with Blackstone just signed and will hopefully generate income.
Motion- Mitch Cohen to increase the permit fee from $210 per year or $105 for six months to $220 per year or $110 for six months or half of that for Senior Citizens.
Seconded- Mike Hughes. All - aye.

-Appointment to the Historical Commission (Handout): Dawn Fontaine recommended by the Chair-David Kmetz.
Motion - Mitch Cohen to appoint Dawn Fontaine to the Historical Commission for an appointment ending June 30, 2009. Seconded – Dave Furno. All - aye.

5. Pole Petition Hearing- (Handouts):Roger Martinsen came to the table. Shirley read petition # 2006-138 Douglas Hill Way and opened the hearing. Roger – This to cut into the primary and serve the new development on Whitin Heights. The contractor will be doing the construction. Mr. Beach came to the table and questioned the end result. Roger – A paved trench you won’t even notice and it was never approved for street lights. Bill Cundiff-Town Engineer has since been in contact with Nationalgrid Engineer regarding his recommendations.
Motion – Mitch Cohen to close the hearing at 7:37 pm.
Seconded - Paula Brouillette. All - aye.

Motion - Paula Brouillette approve the pole petition as presented.
Seconded – Dave Furno. All - aye.

6. Blackstone River Coalition–“In Business for the Blackstone” (Handouts/Information Packets): Dona Neeley and Jackie Murphy came forward. Dona – voluntary program to minimize the risk of pollutants in stormwater runoff and protect the water bodies of the Blackstone River Watershed. Goal is to have the Blackstone River clean by 2015. The companies that choose to participate are encouraged to adopt 5 of the ten goodhouskeeping practices, technical assistance provided and various forms of recognition awarded. Welcome any suggestions. Jackie – We’d like to have municipalities model these practices and promote businesses. It’s just fundamental knowledge and a great opportunity for the schools.
Suzanne – will email Dona with contact addresses.

7. Annual Liquor License Renewals (Handouts): Suzanne – The state continues to add to the work load-Fire Inspection Certificate and TIP Policy now required. Other requirements comments and conditions reviewed. Will be working with Adelle-Building Inspector-to make sure all licenses have as much detail as possible on them to protect all.
Motion – Paula Brouillette to renew liquor licenses for the following businesses:
-Blackstone Valley Beagle Club dba Blackstone Valley Beagle Club
-Slovak Catholic Sokol Gymnastic Club dba Slovak Catholic Sokol Gymnastic Club
-Whitinsville Fish & Game Club dba Whitinsville Fish & Game Club
-D&J Restaurant Corp. dba Blackstone Valley Bar & Grille
-LavMar Inc. dba Digger’s Liquors
-Douglas Package Store, Inc. dba Douglas Village Package Store
-Douglas Convenience Center, Inc. dba Family Convenience Center
-GVN Pizza Restaurants, Inc. dba Gregory’s Pizza & Restaurant
-Marleen Bosma dba Douglas Flea Market Place
as amended. Seconded - Dave Furno. All - aye.

8. Minutes-June 20, 2006:Motion - Paula Brouillette approve the meeting minutes of June 20, 2006 as presented. Seconded - Dave Furno. All - aye.
August 1, 2006:Motion - Paula Brouillette approve the meeting minutes of August 1, 2006 as amended. Seconded - Mitch Cohen. All - aye.
October 24, 2006:Motion – Mike Hughes approve the October 24, 2006 meeting minutes as presented. Seconded - Paula Brouillette. All - aye.

-Bond (Handout): Mike- reviewed (TOWN OF DOUGLAS, MASSACHUSETTS CERTIFICATE RELATING TO CERTAIN MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF SELECTMEN) forwarded from the Treasurer and needs signatures of the Board of Selectmen approved at Town Meeting: Yacino Land Acquisition $767,200 and purchase of new ambulance $135,000.
Motion – That all action taken by the Town Treasurer in advertising for public sale the $902,200 General Obligation Bonds (the “Bonds”) of the Town authorized under Chapter 44, Sections 7(3) and 7(9) of the Massachusetts General Laws, as amended and supplemented, and by notes of the Town duly adopted as further described in Exhibit A attached hereto which by reference thereto is hereby incorporated in and made a part of this vote, and, in that connection, preparing and distributing a Preliminary Official Statement and Notice of Sale dated November 29, 2006 and a final Official Statement dated December 4, 2006, be and hereby is ratified, confirmed, approved and adopted by the Board of Selectmen.
Mitch Cohen to approve as written. Seconded - Paula Brouillette. All - aye.

9. Administrator’s Report – Mike:
No Report.

10. Old / New Business:

Old: None
New: None

Shirley – reminded all of future agenda items.

11. Executive Session – Motion - Mitch Cohen to go into Executive Session at 8:10 pm for the purpose of Collective Bargaining and Contract Negotiations and to come out of Executive Session for the purpose of adjournment. Seconded – Dave Furno. All - aye.
Roll Call Vote - Mitch Cohen-aye, Paula Brouillette-aye, Shirley Mosczynski-aye, Mike Hughes-aye, Dave Furno-aye.

12. Adjournment- Dave Furno at 8:57 pm. Seconded – Mitch Cohen. All - aye.

Respectfully Submitted;

Jane L. Alger, Administrative Secretary
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