BOS - March 12, 2002

BOS - March 12, 2002

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:33 pm

Board of Selectmen
March 12, 2002
Agenda


7:00 PM

1. Call to Order

2. Citizens Forum

3. Drainage Problem – Roland Forcier

4. Warrant

5. Use of Town Property

6. Weights & Measures Inspector

7. Fire Department

8. Executive Administrator Report

9. New Business

10. Adjournment
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Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
March 12, 2002
Approved April 9, 2002

1. Call to Order:

Chairman Thomas Navaroli called the meeting to order at 7:08 PM. In attendance: Shirley Mosczynski, Rich Preston, Ron Forget, and Executive Administrator Kenneth Mahony.

Citizens and Staff in attendance: Lynlee Fertal, Mitch Cohen, Fire Chief Don Gonynor, Roland Forcier, Beverley Forcier, Tom Mattson, Dan DeLeo, Rich Mathieu, Paula Brouillette, Shirley Downs, Jack Blatchford, and Suzanne Kane.

2. Citizens Forum:
No Citizens came forward.

3. Drainage Problem – Roland Forcier:
Roland Forcier asked for time on the Selectmen’s agenda to discuss the drainage problem on Rt. 16 in front of the Douglas Convenience Center. By a consensus of the Board at their meeting November 27, 2001, it was decided that Mr. Mahony would work with Roland Forcier and Ray Whitehead on option 1 of the “Family Convenience Center Pipe” handout, dated November 27, 2001 from Town Engineer Bill Cundiff. Mr. Mahony reported that he prepared plans and Mr. Forcier got bids which came in higher than anticipated. He explained that it then rained and Mr. Forcier took pictures and decided that this was not his problem and will no longer split the cost on the project with the Town. The Board reviewed the pictures Mr. Forcier presented and there was discussion on the issue. Mr. Forcier was asked to come back when he was ready to work with the Board and share the cost.

4. Warrant:
In the agenda packet is a copy of the Proposed Articles, Special Town Meeting, March, 2002; Suggested Article and Motion for Old Elementary School Acceptance; Revised School Committee Meeting Minutes from October 10, 2001; Suggested Article and Motion for Rescind Bond Issue – Old Elementary School; Copy of Article 3 from STM January 19, 2000; Suggested Article and Motion for Additional Funds for Town Audit; Suggested Article and Motion for Additional Funds Ambulance Expenses; Letter to Ken Mahony, from Fire Chief Donald Gonynor, dated February 1, 2002, re: Additonal Funds Ambulance Expense; Suggested Article and Motion for Water – Sewer, General Bylaw Amendment; Suggested Article from Robert Josey and Joseph Saster, dated March 5, 2002; Article VI: Water-Sewer Department from General Bylaw; Suggested Article and Motion for School Project; suggested amendment to the article from School Building Committee; Letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Mitch Cohen, dated March 7, 2002, re: School Committee presentation on STM request; Suggested Article and Motion for Capital Projects. Ron Forget made a motion to open the Warrant. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye. Shirley Mosczynski suggested amending the motion to approve the date of April 4. 2002 for the Special Town Meeting. Ron Forget amended the motion to open the Warrant for the Special Town Meeting and approve the Special Town Meeting date of April 4, 2002. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye. Mitch Cohen and Shirley Downs came before the Board to present the article for the School Building Committee. Mr. Cohen explained that the School Building Committee is requesting approximately $770,000 be transferred from new State reimbursement funds to be used for the School Construction Project on items that were eliminated from the original plans. He also explained the amendment to the Article suggested by the School Building Committee. Rich Preston thanked the School Committee and the School Building Committee for all of their hard work. There was discussion as to whether the Board should vote on the proposed Warrant as a whole or by each Article. Consensus of the Board to vote on each Article separately.
• Article 1: Old Elementary School Acceptance: Ron Forget moved to accept this Article into the April 4, 2002 Special Town Meeting Warrant. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye.
• Article 2: Rescind Bond: Shirley Mosczynski moved to accept this Article into the April 4, 2002 Special Town Meeting Warrant. Rich Preston seconded the motion. All – aye
• Article 3: Transfer funds for Town Audit: Ron Forget moved to accept this Article into the April 4, 2002 Special Town Meeting Warrant. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye.
• Article 4: Transfer funds for Ambulance Expenses: Ron Forget moved to accept this Article into the April 4, 2002 Special Town Meeting Warrant. Rich Preston seconded the motion. All – aye.
• Article 5: Water/Sewer Bylaw Change: Rich Preston stated that he feels there should be a reason from the Water / Sewer Commission as to why they want the change in the bylaw. He stated that he can not support this Article at this time. Ron Forget stated that no one can find a reason for the verbiage in the bylaw. Rich Preston and Shirley Mosczynski both feel that this information could be found. Rich Preston stated that he feels the General Bylaws should be changed as a whole, not piecemeal. Ron Forget moved to accept this Article into the April 4, 2002 Special Town Meeting Warrant. Rich Preston seconded the motion. Shirley Mosczynski – nay, Rich Preston – nay, Tom Navaroli – aye, Ron Forget – aye. Motion defeated.
• Article 6: School Project: Rich Preston moved to accept this Article as amended into the April 4, 2002 Special Town Meeting Warrant. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye.
• Article 7: Capital Projects: Ron Forget moved to accept this Article into the April 4, 2002 Special Town Meeting Warrant. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye.
Rich Preston made a motion to close the Warrant for the April 4, 2002 Special Town Meeting. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye.

5. Use of Town Property:
In the agenda packet is an application for Use of Town Property from Douglas Girl Scout Troop 120 and a Policy for Use of Town Property dated 2-21-02. Ron Forget made a motion to approve application for Use of Town Property from Douglas Girl Scout Troop 120 to have a Cookie Booth in front of the Municipal Center on March 16, 2002. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye.

6. Weights and Measures Inspector:
In the agenda packet is a note to the Board of Selectmen from Suzanne Kane, re: Weights & Measures Inspector – David Taylor and a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from the Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation Division of Standards, dated March 12, 2002, re: Cost Estimate – Weights and Measures Services. Mr. Mahony stated that State Division of Standards Inspector David Niemczura called the office to report that the Towns Weights and Measures Inspector David Taylor has not done any work since December of 1999. Mr. Niemczura suggested that the Board appoint a new inspector. Mr. Mahony stated that the Office also received a letter from the Assistant Director of Standards Charles Carroll offering a contract with the division to provide weights and measures services at approximately $1,500. Rich Preston asked if a letter should go out to Mr. Taylor. Town Accountant Rich Mathieu will see if any fees have been paid to Mr. Taylor and report back to the Board. It was a consensus of the Board to authorize Mr. Mahony to enter into a contract with the State.

7. Fire Department:
In the agenda packet is a copy of Mass General Law Chapter 48 § 59A Response of Fire Departments to Calls for Aid from Other Municipalities, and a sample motion. Fire Chief Donald Gonynor came to the Board to explain that the Town had never adopted MGL concerning Response of Fire Department to Calls for Aid from other Municipalities. Rich Preston made a motion to adopt Mass General Law, Chapter 48 § 59A Response of Fire Departments to Calls for Aid from other Municipalities. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye.

8. Executive Administrator Report:
• Downtown Improvement Committee Recommendation for Consultant:
Mr. Mahony handed out a memo to the Board from the Downtown Improvement Committee, dated February 26, 2002, re: Recommendation for Consultant. He also supplied the Proposal from Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc., Foxboro MA for the Selectmen’s review. The Downtown Improvement Committee received 4 proposals for the Downtown Improvement Project. The Committee is recommending Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc. as the firm to enter into agreement with. Shirley Mosczynski made a motion to enter into an agreement with Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc. for the Downtown Improvements Project. Ron Forget seconded the motion. All – aye.
Mr. Mahony asked if the Board would authorize him to be the Contract Manager. There was a consensus of the Board to authorize Mr. Mahony to be the contract manager with Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc.

9. New Business:
• West and Grove Street:
Rich Preston asked for the status of West and Grove Street. Mr. Mahony stated that the work could be done now.
• Town Business / Directional Signs: Rich Preston spoke with Adelle and asked to be placed on the agenda for next meeting. Suzanne Kane reported that she was already on the agenda. There was a question regarding the policy for Street Sign Placement and if the Board should vote. Mr. Mahony stated that the Board should vote on the placement of Stop Signs and it was a good idea to also hold a Public Hearing.
• Wallis & Northwest Main Street: Fire Chief Donald Gonynor reported that there has been 3 accidents on Wallis & Northwest Main Street. Chief Gonynor stated that the Board might want to consider putting Stop signs up. Mr. Mahony stated that he would bring the matter up at the next Department Head meeting.


10. Adjournment:
Ron Forget made a motion to adjourn at 8:50 PM. Rich Preston seconded the motion. All – aye.


Respectfully Submitted,



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