BOS - May 6, 2008

BOS - May 6, 2008

Postby Suzanne Kane » Fri May 02, 2008 10:11 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
May 6, 2008

7:00 pm

• Call to Order

• Chairman’s Announcements

• Citizen’s Forum

7:05 pm
1. Discuss formation of School Building Committee

7:15 pm
2. Proposed Relocation of an Existing Cathodic Protection System

7:30 pm
3. Appointment of Full-time Police Officer

4. TIF – Ranger

5. DCR – Certificate of Announcement

6. Minutes: September 18, 2007; Executive Session Sept. 18, 2007

7. Administrators Report

8. Old / New Business

9. Executive Session

10. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:
June 17th:
Annual Appointments

TBD: Fraud Policy; Personnel Policy; Finance Policy; Water / Sewer


Note: Times are estimates unless denoted as a Hearing.
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Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
May 6, 2008
Approved September 2, 2008

• Call to Order:

Chairman Michael Hughes called the meeting to order at 7:00 pm. In attendance: John Bombara, Paula Brouillette, Mitch Cohen, Scott Medeiros, Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski, and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.

Other staff and citizens: Police Chief Foley, Officer George DeGenova, School Superintendent Nancy Lane, School Business Manager Dean Iacobucci, School Committee member Mike Belleville, Building Commissioner Adelle Reynolds, Town Treasurer Sharon Brotherton, Dave St. George, Tony St. Pierre, Shirley Mosczynski, Barbara Benesch, Town Engineer William Cundiff, Jeff O’Donnell from Coler & Colantonio Inc., Patty Kelleher, several other police officers and citizens.

• Chairman’s Announcements:
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum:
• Resource Room Sound: •
Dave St. George requested speakers in the Resource Room so the audience can hear what is going on. Mitch Cohen, also on the Cable Advisory Committee, reported they had installed them but due to problems with feedback were removed. He asked Mr. St. George to send an email to the Cable Advisory Committee with his request.

1. Discuss formation of School Building Committee:
In the agenda is a memorandum to the Board of Selectmen, from Nancy Lane, dated March 31, 2008, re: Formation of and Appointment to School Building Committee. Handed out at the meeting is proposed letter to the MA School Building Authority. (attached to minutes). Nancy Lane and Dean Iacobucci joined the meeting. Nancy Lane reported that the State will not accept the Building & Facility Construction Committee (BFCC) as their School Building Committee although she sees this committee as an ad hoc committee to the BFCC. She went over the requirements set by the State. The Board of Selectmen would be the appointing authority and have representation from two members. Non-residents would be non-voting members. Discussion ensued. Nancy Lane will have a full list by Monday – place on Selectmen’s Re-Org agenda.

2. Proposed Relocation of an Existing Cathodic Protection System:
In the agenda is an email to Suzanne Kane, from William Cundiff, dated May 1, 2008, subject: Mobil Pipeline Company – Cathodic Protection System; a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Coler & Colantonio, Inc., dated March 18, 2008, re: Mobil Pipeline Company Proposed Relocation of an Existing Cathodic Protection System – Northwest Main Street DEP File No. 143-0769; a draft copy of proposed “Road Opening Permit Regulations”; a memo to various departments, from Suzanne Kane, dated April 17, 2008, re: Mobil Pipeline – proposed relocation; an email to Suzanne Kane, from John Furno, dated April 28, 2008, subject: Mobil Pipeline; a copy of the Abutters List Report; a copy of letter to abutters, dated April 24, 2008; an email to Suzanne Kane, from Fire Chief Gonynor, dated May 2, 2008, subject: Mobil Pipeline – proposed relocation; an email to Suzanne Kane, from Jeff O’Donnell, dated May 5, 2008, subject: Mobil Pipeline Co CP System Project Northwest Main Street Douglas. Jeff O’Donnell joined the meeting. In behalf of Mobil Pipeline Company, he reported that they need to replace the Cathodic protection system along a section of Northwest Main Street which has been in operation for 25 years. The Cathodic protection system helps maintain the integrity of the pipeline by redirecting stray electrical current that normally occurs in the pipeline away from the pipe to prevent corrosion and rust. They had gone to the Conservation Commission for approval under the Wetland Protection Act and discovered issues with right of ways. After speaking to the Highway Superintendent and the Town Engineer they decided to move the pipeline 10’ towards the road – which will remove the impact on the landowners and operate in the roadway. They need approval from the Board of Selectmen as the Road Commissioners, then the Conservation Commission. Discussion on the existing system – it will be either abandoned or removed they would need permission from the land owners. Mr. O’Donnell stated there would be no environmental impact if the system was left in the ground. Mitch Cohen made a motion to approve the request from Coler & Colantonio, Inc. on behalf of Mobil Pipeline, Co. as presented with the conditions specified by Town Engineer William Cundiff in his email of May 1, 2008 and with the additional conditions that the existing system components, which are to be abandoned, be removed pending approval from landowners and the Conservation Commission. Scott Medeiros seconded the motion. All – aye.

3. Appointment of Full-time Police Officer:
In the agenda is a memorandum to the Board of Selectmen, from Chief Foley, dated May 2, 2008, subject: Full-time Appointment. Chief Foley and George DeGenova joined the meeting. Officer George DeGenova will be filling the vacancy left by Officer Richard McLaughlin’s retirement. He is the next candidate on the eligibility list. Mitch Cohen made a motion to appoint George DeGenova to the rank of patrolman full-time. John Bombara seconded the motion. All – aye.

4. TIF – Ranger:
In the agenda is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Cathryn Welch, dated May 2, 2008, re: Ranger TIF; and a copy of the Tax Increment Financing Agreement between the Town of Douglas, Pousley Hill Realty, LLc and Ranger, Inc., dated may 19, 2003.
This item is being continued to a future date.

5. DCR – Certificate of Announcement:
In the agenda is a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from the Department of Conservation and Recreation, dated January 25, 2008; an email to Michael Guzinski, from James Comeau, dated May 1, 2008, subject: SamMin LLC announcement needed.
Michael Guzinski reminded the Board that they received this announcement back in January. At that time there was a question on the language which stated DCR was interested in acquiring 200± acres in the Town of Douglas. The actual acreage in Douglas is only 18± acres with the remainder in Webster totaling the 200±. DCR is required by the State to have the local Board of Selectmen do a public announcement for property they are interested in acquiring. Michael Hughes read the letter – changing 200± acres to 18± acres. Michael Guzinski stated that DCR was only looking for a signed “Certificate of Announcement” they no longer need the waiver.

6. Minutes:
• September 18, 2007:
Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the minutes of September 18, 2007. Mitch Cohen seconded the motion. All – aye.
• September 18, 2007 Exec. Session: Mitch Cohen made a motion to approve and not release the executive session minutes of September 18, 2007. John Bombara seconded the motion. All – aye.
7. Administrators Report:
Michael Guzinski had not items.

8. Old/New Business:
Old:
• 11 Town Board of Selectmen Meeting: •
Paula Brouillette reported that the 11 Town Board of Selectmen meeting was held last Wednesday. A tape of the meeting is online and will be playing on cable. Eight of the eleven towns participated – the bulk of the meeting was on an Economic Development Council. There was general support for a Blackstone Valley Economic Development Council – the sub-committee of the Chamber of Commerce will continue to work on getting support and getting this into town budgets – there was a request for partial funding to be matched by the State. They also discussed regional issues – current and future use.
• Building Inspector Hours: • Referring to the outcome of Town Meeting the previous night, Paula Brouillette summarized that Town Meeting passed the budget recommended by the Finance Committee which included full funding for the Building Inspector and deferred, for the time, any changes in the Fire Department. Consensus of Town Meeting that they should look at EMT services but not at the expense of another department. Paula Brouillette made a motion to change the hours of the Building Inspector as voted at the Board of Selectmen’s April 1st meeting and restore the hours back to full time status. Mitch Cohen seconded the motion. Discussion on holding this item until their meeting on May 20th so the other members could have time to reflect on this matter. On the Vote; Mitch Cohen and Paula Brouillette – aye with Michael Hughes, John Bombara, and Scott Medeiros abstaining. Motion passed.

• New:
There was no new business.

9. Executive Session:
Scott Medeiros made a motion at 8:08 pm to go into Executive Session for the purpose of litigation and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. John Bombara seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Mitch Cohen – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye, Michael Hughes – aye, John Bombara – aye, Scott Medeiros – aye.

Mitch Cohen made a motion at 8:44 pm to go out of Executive Session for the purpose of adjournment. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Mitch Cohen – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye, Michael Hughes – aye, John Bombara – aye, Scott Medeiros – aye.

10. Adjournment:
Mitch Cohen made a motion at 8:44 pm to adjourn. John Bombara seconded the motion. All – aye.


Respectfully submitted;


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