BOS - July 1, 2008

BOS - July 1, 2008

Postby Suzanne Kane » Thu Jun 26, 2008 7:17 am

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
July 1, 2008


7:00 pm

• Call to Order

• Chairman’s Announcements

• Citizen’s Forum

7:05 pm
1. Police Department Appointments / Promotions

2. Appointment to Whitin Watershed District for Mgmt Committee

3. Review Draft Goals List

4. Release Executive Session Minutes

5. Minutes: Dec. 4, 2007 Exec. Session; June 3, 2008;
June 3, 2008 Exec. Session; June 17, 2008; June 24, 2008

6. Administrator’s Report

7. Old / New Business

8. Executive Session

9. Adjournment
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Future Agenda Items:
Aug. 5th :
Library Appointment / Project Discussion

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

Note: All times are estimates unless denoted as a hearing.
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Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
July 1, 2008
Approved August 5, 2008

• Call to Order:

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

Other Staff and Citizens: Police Chief Pat Foley and his department, Town Clerk Christine Furno, T & G Reporter Steve Foskett, Tribune Reporter Tom Mattson, and other citizens.

• Chairman’s Announcements:
There were no announcements.

• Citizen’s Forum:
No citizens came forward.

1. Police Department Appointments / Promotions:
In the agenda is a letter to Michael Guzinski, from Police Chief Foley, dated June 4, 2008, subject: Appointments; an invitation to “Appointments and Swearing In Ceremony” received June 25, 2008; and a Memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Police Chief Foley, dated June 24, 2008, subject: Appointments. • Chief Foley presented the list of Part-time officers to be re-appointed. Mitch Cohen made a motion to appoint Part-time Officers for a term of one year as presented. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye. Chief Foley then reported that with the loss of two Officers to retirement and the addition of a position through his strategic plan he is recommending Officers for promotions with the addition of two new Officers. He commended his staff, both on the patrol side and the dispatch side for their professionalism and dedication. The audience consisted of not only family, friends, and co-workers but also a representative from the State Police. Mitch Cohen made a motion to appoint Sergeant Nick L. Miglionico to the rank of Patrol Lieutenant; Sergeant David J. Brown to the rank of Detective Sergeant; Officer Gregory G. Gilbert to the rank of Patrol Sergeant; Officer Brett D. Fulone to the rank of Patrol Sergeant; Matthew R. Nadeau to the rank of Part-time officer; and Jacquelyn R. Brimmer to the rank of Part-time Officer. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye. The newly appointed Part-time officers and the promoted Officers were then sworn in by the Town Clerk.

2. Appointment to Whitin Watershed District for Mgmt Committee:
Michael Hughes volunteered to represent the Board of Selectmen by serving on the Whitin Watershed District Management Committee. Mitch Cohen made a motion to appoint Michael Hughes Board of Selectmen representative for the Whitin Watershed District Management Committee. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

3. Review Draft Goals List:
In the agenda is the draft “Executive Administrator Goals – July 1, 2008”, and an email to Michael Guzinski, from Mitch Cohen, dated June 25, 2008, Subject: Goal item – Policy book. • Michael Hughes suggested moving this item to the next agenda to review with a full Board. There was discussion about giving Michael Guzinski more detail for each goal – steps they expect, benchmarks, and time frames so they can measure his performance against those steps. Mitch Cohen’s email to Michael Guzinski was used as an example to follow. The Board can then go over them at the next meeting. There was discussion about Michael Guzinski’s suggestion from the last meeting to focus on two or three goals – quality versus quantity; they want to make the goals manageable. Michael Guzinski stated that he could make that determination after he looks at the benchmarks. Michael Hughes will ask John Bombara and Scott Medeiros to do the same. Consensus of the Board to provide Michael Guzinski with more detail for the goals and to place on the agenda for the first meeting in August.

4. Release Executive Session Minutes:
In the agenda is a list of Executive Session Minutes – Approved – but not Released.
• Michael Guzinski reported that all of the Executive Session Minutes that were approved but not released were organized per the attached list. He suggested releasing all minutes prior to June 7, 2005. All other minutes have items that are either still in litigation or in the appeal period. Suggested that the Board release Executive Session Minutes with resolved items yearly. Mitch Cohen made a motion to release the Executive Session Minutes prior to June 7, 2005 as presented. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

5. Minutes:
• December 4, 2007 Executive Session: Mitch Cohen made a motion to approve and not release the Executive Session Minutes of December 4, 2007 as presented. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.
• June 3, 2008: Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the minutes of June 3, 2008 as presented. Mitch Cohen seconded the motion. All – aye.
• June 3, 2008 Executive Session: Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve and not release the Executive Session minutes of June 3, 2008 as presented. Mitch Cohen seconded the motion. All – aye.
• June 17, 2008: Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the minutes of June 17, 2008 as presented. Mitch Cohen seconded the motion. All – aye.
• June 24, 2008: Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the minutes of June 24, 2008 as presented. Mitch Cohen seconded the motion. All – aye.

6. Administrator’s Report:
Michael Guzinski had no report.

7. Old / New Business:
• Old:

There was no old business.

• New
• Downtown Traffic:
Referring to a letter received by the Board concerning truck traffic downtown which was to go before the Safety Committee, Paula Brouillette stated she feels it is important to keep this as a visible issue. CMRPC is doing traffic counts to help understand truck traffic. Truck traffic seems to be increasing but there is no data to back it up – they need information on the type of traffic going through town. She looks forward to the Safety Committees update on traffic issues – both the short and long term strategies. She wants to impress to the Safety Committee that the downtown needs to be looked at as a pedestrian area – need to ensure the safety of anyone downtown. Michael Guzinski reported that the Safety Committee will be meeting next week – hope to have an update by August. Censuses to go over this item the first meeting in August.

8. Executive Session:
Mitch Cohen made a motion at 7:26 pm to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussion Real Property and to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Mitch Cohen – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye, Michael Hughes – aye.

Mitch Cohen made a motion at 7:42 pm to return to regular session for the purpose of adjournment. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. Roll Call Vote: Mitch Cohen – aye, Paula Brouillette – aye, Michael Hughes – aye.

9. Adjournment:
Mitch Cohen made a motion at 7:42 pm to adjourn. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.


Respectfully submitted;


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