BOS - February 20, 2007

BOS - February 20, 2007

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:08 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
February 20, 2007

6:30 pm
Informational Workshop

7:00 pm
1. Call to Order

2. Chairman’s Announcements

3. Citizen’s Forum

7:05 pm
4. Government Study Committee – Update

7:15 pm
5. Hal Davis: Chapter 43D – Expedited Permitting and Chapter 205 of the Acts of 2006 – An Act Relative To Streamlining and Expediting the Permitting Process in the Commonwealth

8:00 pm
6. Business in the Blackstone

7. Insurance Coverage Policy for Town Use

8. Approve – Population Totals for ABCC

9. Set fee for Junk Dealers License

10. Minutes: Feb. 9, 2006, Oct. 3, 2006; Oct. 17, 2006; Jan. 23, 2007

11. Administrators Report

12. Old / New Business

13. Executive Session – Collective Bargaining

14. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:
Feb. 27th:
Workshop w/Town Counsel Rich Bowen
March: Sign; Road Acceptance

TBD: CERT Request; Vine St. Sub Division; 40B; Financial Policy; Skate Park Update;
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Douglas Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes – February 20, 2007
Approved August 7, 2007

Informational Workshop:

Madam Chair Shirley Mosczynski called the workshop to order at 6:30 pm in the Selectmen’s Office at the Municipal Center.
In attendance: Paula Brouillette–Vice Chair, Mitch Cohen, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.

Mike discussed the following:
- Letter of Support for E.N. Jenckes Store
- Highway Snow Clearing and Mailboxes
- 4-Town Group Planners Meeting Update
- Animal Control Officer Regional Agreement: Meeting with Uxbridge Town Manager, Mendon Town Administrator & Police Chiefs from the three towns
- Rich Bowen Here Tuesday, February 27th, 6:00 pm
- Joint Meeting with Clark Rowell and FinCom March 13th
- ZBA Fee Schedule: Consensus to have Mike send letter to ZBA urging them to design a system that breaks even for the Town and pays for the costs associated with these permits. Request a P&L (Profit and Loss Statement) and future meeting with them.
- Community Sign: Consensus to have Mike look into putting it at the Fire Station/Riedell Road site. *Future Agenda
- Junk Dealers Application: Request from Adelle Reynolds-Building Commissioner
- Fire Department Grant
Adjournment - 6:54 pm and moved to the Resource Room

1. Call to Order: Madam Chair Shirley Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 7:02 pm.
In attendance: Paula Brouillette–Vice Chair, Mitch Cohen, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.
Others present: Lisa Mosczynski, Carol Gogolinski, Hal Davis-EDC Chair, April Anderson-Secretary for Housing and Economic Development, Jim Sullivan-Property Owner, Donna Neely and Peter Coffin from the Blackstone River Coalition
T&G Reporter-Steve Foskett, Tribune Reporter-Tom Mattson

2. Chair Announcements: None

3. Citizen’s Forum: No One Came Forward

4. Government Study Committee Update (Handout): Lisa Mosczynski-Chair came forward. Charge given by the Board in June. Annual Report reviewed. Working diligently to have a full report by June 30, 2007. Interviewed and surveyed Department Heads.Thirty survey responses received from the general public.

5. Chapter 43D – Expedited Permitting and Chapter 205 of the Acts of 2006-an Act Relative to Streamlining and Expediting the Permitting Process in the Commonwealth (Handout): Hal Davis and April Anderson came forward to talk about a new State program reviewed by EDC and in favor of. Hal explained there’s a piece of land south of Rt. 16 on the border of Webster as a prime site for development. Rezoned industrial, study completed, working on a potential agreement with the Town of Webster and the expedited permitting. With the consent of the property owner that area can be covered by the program and funds available for State technical assistance. If approved/passed at Town Meeting, eligible for State incentives. April reviewed the requirements/process of this sight specific voluntary program. Technical Assistant Grant is a one time grant. The program qualifies for consideration for Brownfields through Mass Development regarding possible contamination and clean up, possible joint permitting with the 4-Town area and attract Economic Development where the Town wants it. She offered help with applications and to come back for a joint session.

6. Business in the Blackstone (Handout): Donna Neely and Peter Coffin came forward to update the Board and inform they have expanded their outreach efforts and applied for a grant. Benefit of the brochure (passed out) helps to spread information to Work to Minimize Polluted Stormwater Runoff in the Blackstone. All agreed it’s a great program and encouraged their efforts. Mike a lot of things we’re already doing, some can be improved and some added. Think we qualify for the program and recommend the Board going ahead with the program, have the Town work with this organization to make sure we work within the parameters of this program. Not much if any impact financially on the community. Mike will be the point person for the community. Shirley – Pleased to be the first community.
Motion - Mitch Cohen for the Town of Douglas to join the “In Business for the Blackstone” Program. Seconded - Paula Brouillette. All - aye.

7. Insurance Coverage Policy for Town Use: Future Agenda

8. Approve Population Totals for ABCC: Passover.

9. Set Fee for Junk Dealers License (Handout): Mike explained Suzanne could not find any past records and soon will be getting one. Request the Board set a standard fee of One Hundred Dollars if approved by the Board in the future.
Motion - Paula Brouillette to set the fee for a Junk Dealers License at One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) annually. Seconded - Mitch Cohen. All - aye.

10. Minutes: February 9, 2006: Motion - Mitch Cohen approve the minutes as amended. Seconded – Paula Brouillette. All - aye.
October 3, 2006: Motion - Mitch Cohen approve the October 3, 2006 meeting minutes as amended. Seconded - Paula Brouillette. All - aye.
October 17, 2006: Motion - Paula Brouillette approve the meeting minutes of October 17, 2006 as presented. Seconded - Mitch Cohen. All - aye.
January 23, 2007: Consensus to put on the next agenda.

11. Administrators Report: Mike - Fire Department Grant: Letter read from Chief Gonynor informing of a Department of Public Safety grant received for $5,300.00 for the purchase of firefighting equipment. Send letter of congratulations to Chief Gonynor and staff.

12. Old / New Business: Old - None
New:
North Street Bridge-Mike:
Cautioned motorists traveling that road and over the bridge due to a recent accident and to be aware of repairs to be made to the railing in the near future.
CMRPC Meeting-Shirley: Cancelled the 14th due to snow. Paula will attend the meeting when Mike finds out the date, as it ties in with the North Street Bridge.
Meeting Minutes-Mitch: Accurate but very lengthy and concerned with the amount of time spent. Now have meetings taped, video tapes available to be viewed and on the internet. Intent of the cable Committee to have them available on line for many years. Shirley stated she personally liked them. They may be simplified a little, but looking back at old minutes, you can’t tell what it’s related to, appreciate the work that goes into them. Need some content of what the discussion was and why the Board reached their conclusion. Paula believes that votes taken and decided on by the Board are significant for historical purposes.
Social Security Numbers – Mitch: In reviewing town records multiple times, have come across private information specifically social security numbers that are too accessible especially in this age of identity theft. Will discuss further with Mike.

-Future Agenda Items: Reviewed by Shirley.
Go over budget at the end of each meeting. Get ready for Annual Town Meeting.

13. Executive Session: Motion - Mitch Cohen to go into Executive Session at 7:55 pm for the purpose of Collective Bargaining and to come out of Executive Session for the purpose of adjournment. Seconded - Paula Brouillette. All - aye.
Roll Call Vote: Mitch Cohen-aye, Paula Brouillette-aye, Shirley Mosczynski-aye.

14. Adjournment- Mitch Cohen motion to adjourn at 8:36 pm.
Seconded – Paula Brouillette. All – aye.


Respectfully Submitted;


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