BOS - January 20, 2004

BOS - January 20, 2004

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 05, 2008 2:08 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
January 20, 2004


7:00 pm

1. Call to order

2. Executive Session – Contract Negotiations – Union personnel

3. Chairman’s Announcements

4. Citizens Forum

7:15 pm
5. Approve Permit – Baileys, Pool Tables

7:30 pm
6. Approve Class II License – Kevin Stolte and T.J. Lapan

7:45 pm
7. Appointment – Assessors and Master Plan

8:00 pm
8. FY05 Budget – Rich Mathieu

9. Chapter 61 Funding – Rich Mathieu

10. Elderbus and WRTA – Amend Vote for Rep’s.

11. Letter from Brookline – Support for Senate Bill 2055

12. Space Needs discussion

13. Minutes: • Oct. 7, 2003 Executive Session; November 18, 2003; Nov. 18, 2003 Executive Session; November 24, 2003 Prior to STM; December 2, 2003; Dec. 16, Executive Session; January 6, 2004; January 14, 2004 Prior to STM

14. Administrators Report

15. Old / New Business

16. Adjournment
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Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
January 20, 2004
Approved February 3, 2004


1. Call to order:

Madame Chairman Shirley Mosczynski called the meeting to order at 7:01 pm. In attendance: Paula Brouillette, Rich Preston, Ron Forget, Edward Therrien, and Administrative Assistant Suzanne Kane.

Other staff and citizens in attendance: Future Executive Administrator Michael Guzinski, Police Chief Patrick Foley, Town Accountant Rich Mathieu, Master Plan Committee Chair Paul Peterson, Kevin Stolte, Ray Bellenoit, Mike Boothby, Eileen Cardogna, Kevin Cardogna, Tribune Reporter Tom Mattson, T&G Reporter Steve Foskett and other citizens.

2. Executive Session – Contract Negotiation – Union personnel:
Rich Preston made a motion to go into Executive Session for the purpose of Contract Negotiations – Union Personnel and to return to Regular Session to continue the meeting. Ron Forget seconded the motion. Paula Brouillette – aye, Rich Preston – aye, Shirley Mosczynski – aye, Ron Forget – aye, Edward Therrien – aye.

Rich Preston made a motion at 7:55 pm to adjourn out to Executive Session for the purpose of returning to Regular Session. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. Paula Brouillette – aye, Rich Preston – aye, Shirley Mosczynski – aye, Ron Forget – aye, Edward Therrien – aye.

3. Chairman’s Announcements:
Taken out of order after item nine due to time.
• Library Grant: Shirley Mosczynski reported that the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners announced their construction grants which were awarded to 21 Massachusetts Libraries. Douglas was awarded $1,778,970. The Board set May 15, 2005 as the deadline for Municipalities to accept their awards. She suggested the Board meet with the Library Building Committee and the Library Trustees at their next meeting February 17th to see where they are going.
• Board / Committee Openings: Shirley Mosczynski stated that there are four openings on the Library Building Committee as well as an opening on the Zoning Board of Appeals. Interested citizens could pick up an application in the Selectmen’s office.
• MMA Awards: Shirley Mosczynski announced that when she was at the MMA Annual Meeting she attended the MIIA Lunch where the Town of Douglas was awarded a ‘MIIA Loss Control Outstanding Loss Control Program Award’ for 2003. She thanked all Department’s and Committees for their cooperation in this program. MIIA also awarded Douglas with our 2003 Dividends of $1,127.95. Shirley Mosczynski also announced that MIIA awarded the Douglas Fire Department $2,500 for training and equipment for confined space rescue.

4. Citizens Forum:
No citizens come forward.

5. Approve Permit – Baileys, Pool Tables:
In the agenda packet is a General Application for License for MBTH Inc. for two pool tables, dated December 29, 2003; en email to Suzanne Kane, from Oxford Administrative Assistant Karen Crandell, dated December 16, 2003, re: Pool Tables; Notice of Public Hearing for January 20, 2004; Notice of Public Hearing for January 20, 2004 in Telegram & Gazette’s Monday, January 12, 2004 issue; Letter to abutters, dated December 29, 2003; Certified Copy of Town of Douglas Abutters List, for Bailey’s, dated December 17, 2003; a memo to Building Commissioner Adelle Reynolds, Fire Chief Don Gonynor, Police Chief Patrick Foley; and Collector Pam Carter, dated December 30, 2003, re: Permit for Pool Tables; a letter to Marc Larocque; from Chief Gonynor, dated January 7, 2004; an email to Suzanne Kane, from Adelle Reynolds, dated January 14, 2004, re: Class II and Bailey’s; a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Chief Gonynor, dated January 14, 2004, re: Bailey’s Permit; MGL Chapter 140, §177 Billiard Tables and Bowling Alleys; MGL Chapter 140, § 177A Automatic Amusement Devices; a copy of Automatic Amusement Device – Pool Table License for Bailey’s; and a letter to the Suzanne Kane, from Chief Foley, dated January 16, 2004, re: Permit for Pool Tables. Shirley Mosczynski opened the Public Hearing at 7:55 pm by reading the Notice of Public Hearing. Eileen Cardogno, 318A Main Street came before the Board. Her property abuts Bailey’s and when people leave and are too intoxicated to drive, they leave their vehicles and walk home, cutting through her yard. Ms Cardogno stated that when they cut through her yard they go through the broken fence. She stated that when the restaurant was first built, the Board of Selectmen directed the owner to put up the fence and to maintain it. She was told the fence was for her protection. Ms Cardogno brought in pictures of the fence. She also complained that people leave trash and she does not feel safe. Ron Forget asked if this problem just recently developed. Ms Cardogno stated no, it has been going on for some time. Shirley Mosczynski asked who put the fence up and was told the owner of the business put it up. Ms Cardogno stated that she has spoken to the owner about this. Ms Cardogno also complained that the music sometimes gets so loud that it sets her son’s alarm off. They had to adjust the sensitivity level on it. She stated that she is more concerned about the people coming into her yard. Mike Boothby stated that this is the first he has heard any of Ms Cardogno’s complaints, they are trying to make the business work so they are turning it into a sports bar, the overhead was too much with the restaurant, they will still be selling food. Their plan is to install the two pool tables as well as a couple of video games. Suzanne Kane asked how many video games and suggested the Board amend the License to include them. Mike Boothby stated there would be two video games. There was a question about Chief Gonynor’s letter which dealt with the owner of the building. Mike Boothby stated he has been keeping in touch with Adelle Reynolds; he has had to move items around in order for the alarm company to come in. Shirley Mosczynski asked Suzanne Kane if she had spoken to Chief Gonynor concerning his letter. Suzanne Kane stated that Chief Gonynor had sent the letter to the owner of the building with his requirements and set a deadline for achieving them, Chief Gonynor will inspect the property after the deadline and if the items have not been taken care of he will close the building. Suzanne Kane stated that Chief Gonynor’s concerns are with the whole building, not just at Bailey’s. Rich Preston asked if there was something Mike Boothby could do to help the situation with Ms Cardogno. Mike Boothby stated that on the nights they have entertainment; they have a door man checking Id’s. He offered to have that person or someone else making sure no one goes into the Cardogno’s yard. Rich Preston stated his was not asking for additional personnel, he was wondering if Mike Boothby could talk to the owner about the fence. Mike Boothby stated he would. Suzanne Kane stated that if the Board of Selectmen did direct the owner to maintain the fence, there should be something in the office. She would research. Ron Forget stated it’s not going to do any good to fix the fence; it’s only a post and rail. He feels Mike Boothby should work with his landlord to put another fence up. Kevin Cardogno, 318A Main Street, stated the fence was also supposed to keep the noise level down; there was no clarification on the type of fence. Rich Preston made a motion to close the Public Hearing at 8:15 pm for Automatic Amusement Device License. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye. Ron Forget made a motion to approve the Application for an Automatic Amusement Device License for Pool Tables and Video Games as amended to BMTH, Inc., d/b/a Bailey’s. Rich Preston seconded the motion. Rich Preston stated he would like to follow up on the fence issue on the next agenda. Ron Forget disagreed, stating this is a private business putting up a fence; there is no reason to have this on their agenda. Rich Preston stated this is affecting a citizen and it is not unreasonable to follow up on it. Shirley Mosczynski suggested to Mike Boothby that they be a good neighbor. On the vote: all –aye. Mike Boothby thanked the Board for all their help.

6. Approve Class II License – Kevin Stolte and T.J. Lapan:
In the agenda packet is an Application for a Class II License, for Kevin Stolte d/b/a K2 Automotive, Revenue Enforcement and Protection Attestation from Kevin Stolte; Massachusetts Used Car Dealers Bond, fro Kevin Stolte d/b/a K2 Automotive; Workers’ Compensation Insurance Affidavit for K2 Automotive, dated December 24, 2003; a memo to Building Commissioner Adelle Reynolds, Police Chief Foley, Fire Chief Gonynor, and Collector Pam Carter, dated December 30, 2003, re: Class II – New License; letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Fire Chief Gonynor, dated January 6, 2004, re: Class II License; email to Suzanne Kane, from Fire Chief Gonynor, dated January 8, 2004; email to Suzanne Kane, from Adelle Reynolds, dated January 14, 2004, re: Class II and Bailey’s; $100. check from Kevin Stolte; letter to Suzanne Kane, from Chief Foley, dated January 16, 2004, re: Class II License; Application for a Class II License, for Timothy Lapan d/b/a T.J. Lapan; Second Hand Motor Vehicl Dealer Bond for T.J. Lapan, Co.; Revenue Enforcement and Protection Attestation from T.J. Lapan; Workers’ Compensation Insurance Affidavit for Timothy Lapan, dated December 6, 2003; $100 check from Timothy J. Lapan, and Class II License for Timothy J. Lapan d/b/a T.J. Lapan Company. Handed out at the meeting is a report from the Criminal History Systems Board on Kevin Stolte and a copy of Class II License for Cherrier Auto & Towing from 2003. Suzanne Kane explained that Kevin Stolte was applying for a new License. He was taking over the business of Cherrier’s Auto, 3 Glenn Street. Chief Gonynor met with Kevin Stolte to go over his responsibilities as a business owner. She explained she has had no complaints or concerns from any one. Suzanne Kane explained that T.J. Lapan’s application was a renewal. They were waiting to get his Bond, which he now has. Kevin Stotle came before the Board and stated he was an air mechanic for the airlines, he is certified to work on automobiles and wanted to start his own business. He stated he was looking forward to doing business in Douglas. Ron Forget made a motion to approve the applications for Class II Licenses as presented for Kevin Stolte d/b/a K2 Automotive and Timothy Lapan d/b/a T.J. Lapan Co. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

7. Appointment – Assessors and Master Plan:
In the agenda packet is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Assistant Assessor Ida Ouillette, dated December 11, 2003, re: Vacancy on Board of Assessors; an Application for Boards and Commissions, from Ray Bellenoit, dated December 1, 2003, for the Board of Assessors; a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Master Plan Implementation Committee, dated January 7, 2004; and an Application for Boards and Commissions, from Ray Bellenoit, dated December 1, 2003, for the Master Plan Implementation Committee. Shirley Mosczynski reported that the Board of Assessors would not be able to meet with the Board. They will try to make the appointment at the next meeting. Master Plan Chair Paul Peterson stated that Ray Bellenoit has been to one of their meetings. He spoke with Mr. Bellenoit and feels he would be an excellent committee member and recommends the Board appoint Mr. Bellenoit to the Master Plan Committee. Mr. Bellenoit stated he looks forward to serving on the Master Plan Implementation Committee. Rich Preston made a motion to appoint Ray Bellenoit to the Master Plan Implementation Committee for a term ending June 30, 2004. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

8. FY05 Budget – Rich Mathieu:
In the agenda packet is an email to Suzanne Kane, from Personnel Board Chair Leslie Navaroli, dated January 15, 2004, re: Cost of Living Increases. Handed out at the meeting is a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Town Accountant Rich Mathieu, dated January 20, 2004, re: Schedule 19 Costs – School Committee Meeting 1/28/04 and the draft FY05 Budget, updated 1/5/04. Rich Mathieu came before the Board to go over the FY05 Budget. He stated that he has not received a budget from the School yet; they have talked about the budget but are not ready to release it. He stated School Choice has dropped which is good for the Town. Rich Mathieu pointed out that his assumptions include a snow and ice deficit. Paula Brouillette asked if the assumption is to use $300,000 for free cash, to which Rich Mathieu answered yes. Rich Mathieu stated that is seems like right now there are improvements in the State; revenues are up. Rich Mathieu stated on the Municipal side he asked the Departments to level fund to FY03 budgets. He included a once step increase to most employees. Once he has the Schools information; he will have a better estimate of the budget. Paula Brouillette asked if there is any head count increase. Rich Mathieu explained that for Health Insurance purposes, Town Treasurer Sharon Brotherton usually figures on 7 new employees. Rich Mathieu stated that once the Board turns in their Budget books he will give them the detail budget. Shirley Mosczynski asked Rich Mathieu if the Board of Selectmen and the School Committee should meet on the budget. Rich Mathieu stated is makes sense. There was a consensus of the Board to meet with the School Committee to discuss the budget.

9. Chapter 61 Funding – Rich Mathieu:
In the agenda is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Rich Mathieu and Sharon Brotherton, dated January 6, 2004, re: Chapter 61 Lands; and an email to Suzanne Kane, from Town Counsel, dated January 15, 2004, re: Chapter 61. Shirley Mosczynski reported that Town Counsel is recording the Town’s intention to purchase the 61 land. Rich Mathieu stated it’s important on when the Town can sell the land; they need a time line for the sale of land, he stated he needs the information for the budget. Rich Preston suggested meeting with Town Engineer Bill Cundiff for a process in selling the land and putting together a packet. Consensus of the Board to meet with Bill Cundiff at their next meeting.

10. Elderbus and WRTA – Amend Vote for Rep’s:
In the agenda is a memo to the Board of Selectmen, from Suzanne Kane, dated January 15, 2004, re: Elderbus; and a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Chairman, S.C.M. Elderbus, Inc. Michael Trombley, dated December 19, 2003. Suzanne Kane reported that after the Board made their appointment of Senior Center Director Alyssa Graveson as a representative to the Elderbus Board of Directors, with Outreach Coordinator Patrice Rousseau as an alternate, and Patrice Rousseau as a representative for the Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) with Alyssa Graveson as the alternate, we received a letter from Elderbus stating the representative must be a Town resident. Suzanne Kane asked the Board to amend their appointment designating Patrice Rousseau as representative for Elderbus with Alyssa Graveson as an alternate, and Alyssa Graveson as the representative for WRTA with Patrice Rousseau as an alternate. Edward Therrien made a motion to appoint Patrice Rousseau as representative for Elderbus with Alyssa Graveson as an alternate, and Alyssa Graveson as the representative for WRTA with Patrice Rousseau as an alternate as recommended. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.

11. Letter from Brookline – Support for Senate Bill 2055:
In the agenda packet is a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Brookline Town Administrator Richard Kelliher, dated December 29, 2003; a copy of a Resolution from the Town of Brookline; Massachusetts Senate Bill No. 2055 summary, and MA Senate, No. 2055. Rich Preston reported that he had asked this item be put on the agenda to give the Board a chance to review it. Ron Forget stated he did not review the letter. Shirley Mosczynski stated she had and she supports Bill No. 2055. She read the letter from the Town of Brookline. Rich Preston made a motion to support the Senate Bill No. 2055. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. Edward Therrien – no, all other members – aye.

12. Space Needs Discussion:
Rich Preston asked that his item be held over to the February 17th agenda. He would like Mike Guzinski to be involved but feels it can’t wait.

13. Minutes:
• October 7, 2003 Executive Session:
Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the minutes of October 7, 2003 Executive Session and Release. Edward Therrien seconded the motion. All – aye.
• November 18, 2003: Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the minutes of November 18, 2003. Edward Therrien seconded the motion. All – aye.
• November 18, 2003 Executive Session: Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the minutes of November 18, 2003 Executive Session and not release. Ron Forget seconded the motion. All – aye.
• November 24, 2003 Prior to STM: Paula Brouillette made a motion to approve the minutes of November 24, 2003 Prior to STM. Ron Forget seconded the motion. All – aye.
• December 2, 2003: Ron Forget made a motion to approve the minutes of December 2, 2003. Rich Preston seconded the motion. All – aye.
• December 16, 2003 Executive Session: Rich Preston made a motion to approve the minutes of December 16, 2003 Executive Session and release. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.
• January 6, 2004: Rich Preston made a motion to approve the minutes of January 6, 2004. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.
• January 14, 2004 Prior to STM: Ron Forget made a motion to approve the minutes of January 14, 2004 Prior to STM. Edward Therrien seconded the motion. Rich Preston abstained. All other members – aye.

14. Administrators Report:
Shirley Mosczynski stated that Suzanne Kane put this item back on the agenda in anticipation for the new Administrator.


15. Old / New Business:
New:
• Blackstone River Watershed – Five Year Action Plan:
Rich Preston asked if the Board should act on the letter received by the Executive Office of Environmental Affairs, dated December 18, 2003, re: Blackstone River Watershed – Five Year Action Plan. The Blackstone River Watershed Advisory Committee is being formed and the State is looking for representation from each community. Rich Preston asked that this item be placed on the February 3rd meeting.
• 4 Town Group: Paula Brouillette invited the Board to the Four Town Reception at the Sutton Senior Center on Tuesday evening, January 27, 2004 at 7:00 pm. She stated they are planning a presentation for February 25th to update the Boards.

16. Adjournment:
Ron Forget made a motion to adjourn at 9:06 pm. Paula Brouillette seconded the motion. All – aye.


Respectfully submitted;


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