BOS - March 26, 2002

BOS - March 26, 2002

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:37 pm

Board of Selectmen
March 26, 2002

7:00 PM

1. Call to Order

2. Chairman’s Announcements

3. Citizens Forum

7:15 PM
4. Pole Petition – West Street

5. Sign Bond Notes

6. Sign Policies – Discussion

7. Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

8. ZBA Appointment

9. Motions for STM

10. New Business

11. Adjournment
Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
March 26, 2002
Approved April 30, 2002

1. Call to Order:

Vice Chairman Ronald Forget called the meeting to order at 7:30 PM. In attendance: Rich Preston, Edward Therrien, Shirley Mosczynski, and Executive Administrator Kenneth Mahony.

Citizens and staff in Attendance: Paula Brouillette, Police Chief Patrick Foley, Fire Chief Donald Gonynor, and Roger Martinsen from Mass Electric.

2. Chairman’s Announcements:
Shirley Mosczynski reminded the Board of the State Ethics Meeting on Wednesday, April 3rd and the Town Meeting on Thursday April 4th.

3. Citizens Forum:
No citizens came forward.

7:20 PM
4. Pole Petition:

In the agenda packet is a Pole Petition (P02-11) for joint or identical pole locations on West Street; copy of Pole Petition locations and abutters; Pole Petition Review to various Boards, from Suzanne Kane, dated March 11, 2002, re: Pole Petition Review – West Street; and a copy of a letter to abutters, dated March 11, 2002. Hearing for a Petition for joint or identical pole locations covering two new pole locations and one pole location on West Street (P02-11). Roger Martinsen from Mass Electric addressed the Board and explained where the locations are and that the work would probable be done in three weeks. The Public Hearing closed at 7:25 PM. Shirley Mosczynski made a motion to approve the two new pole locations and the one pole relocation on West Street. Rick Preston seconded the motion. Vote unanimous.

5. Sign Bond Notes:
Taken out of order before the Pole Petition. Kenneth Mahony with information on the $7,000,000 Bond Anticipation Notes as prepared by Uni Bank. Shirley Mosczynski made a motion to approve the signing of the Bond Notes. Motion seconded by Edward Therrien. Vote unanimous.

6. Sign Policies – Discussion:
Ken Mahony stated Adele Reynolds the Building Inspector was unable to attend the meeting to present information. Rich Preston requested that it be rescheduled possibly on the 15th.

7. Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC):
In the agenda packet was a letter to Kenneth Mahony, from Fire Chief Donald Gonynor, dated March 19, 2002, re: LEPC; and a copy of the LEPC Start-up Guidelines, prepared by Elaine K.M. Denniston, Massachusetts SERC Coordinator, dated January 2002. Taken out of order before Pole Petition. Ken Mahony advised the Board that this needed to be set up so we can be in line for monies out of Washington. March 19th was the first meeting. Donald Gonynor stated this committee was needed for Hasmat conditions and this is the first step to apply for grant money from FEMA. Rich Preston made a motion to approve the application and committee. Motion was seconded by Shirley Mosczynski. Vote unanimous.

8. ZBA Appointment:
Ron Forget informed the Board there is a vacancy on ZBA and they need a full board to act on applications. Shirley Mosczynski questioned whether the position had been advertised and if there had been any applications. Mr. Mahony informed the Board it had not been advertised. He suggested an application could be inserted in the Town Meeting Informational flyer. Shirley Mosczynski questioned if this was Pat Manning’s position. Ron Forget stated it was. Shirley Mosczynski stated she had met Pat Manning shopping and that she was going to with draw her resignation. Shirley Mosczynski stated she would not be ready to vote on this position because it had not been advertised which is the usual procedure. She reminded the Board that the policy had been to have information on an application before the meeting to act on the appointment.

9. Motions for STM:
In the agenda packet is a copy of the April 4, 2002 Special Town Meeting Motions. Motions for Special Town Meeting (taken out of order before ZBA Appointment). Town Moderator Jerome Jussame was present to discuss the meeting with the Board. Makers of the Motions will be as follows:
Article 1 – Old Elementary School Disposition: Rich Preston
Article 2 – Old Elementary School Bond: Shirley Mosczynski
Article 3 – Transfer Funds for Town Audit Account: Ron Forget. Mr. Mahony recommended this be passed over at this time.
Article 4 – Transfer Funds for Ambulance Account: Fire Chief Donald Gonynor.
Article 5 – Fund For New School Project: School Department.
Article 6 – Funding for Capital Projects: Thomas Navaroli.
Rich Preston and Moderator Jussame discussed the recording of Town Meeting and the intent of the vote. Rich Preston advocated video taping for future broadcasts as an additional record source and asked Mr. Jussume to consider it.

10. New Business:
• Mr. Mahony recommended having a meeting with the businesses and the Up Town Group on either the 16th, 17th, 18th, or 19th of April. It was the consensus of the Board to hold the meeting on the 18th.
• Mr. Mahony mentioned that there had been discussion regarding extending the water line 800 feet on Davis Street and that he had mentioned this to the Water / Sewer Commission and the Town Engineer William Cundiff.
• Police Chief Foley’s contract was presented to the Board. The Chief’s contract had expired October 2001. Mr. Mahony pointed out the changes in the contract, ie page 2: 17 days, page 4: $62,420.00 which is not retroactive and is a 6% raise; longevity pay increased to $800.00. Rich Preston questioned the automatic renewal clause of the contract 16. B which had been in the previous contract according to Mr. Mahony. Shirley Mosczynski requested having the contract before the meeting. Rich Preston made the motion to approve the contract. Motion seconded by Edward Therrien. Vote unanimous.
• Mr. Mahony mentioned there would be an article for $9,999.00 for the War Memorial. Shirley Mosczynski asked if we knew shat our free cash was going to be. Mr. Mahony stated possibly one million. He stated the warrant for the annual Town Meeting closes on the 30th of March.
• Mr. Mahony announced the Economic Development Commission would be meeting with the Board of Selectmen on April 9th at 7 PM, and all Boards were invited.
• Mr. Mahony announced he is trying to implement a payroll warrant once a week and a warrant for other expenses another week.
• Shirley Mosczynski asked when we would have the final budget. Mr. Mahony stated by the end of the week.
• Rich Preston questioned the need to review and update the Town Bylaws after some discussion it was the consensus of the Board to have Mr. Mahony get information to contract out to do this.

11. Adjournment:
Mr. Therrien motioned to adjourn the meeting at 9:20 PM. Seconded by Rich Preston. Vote unanimous.

Respectfully submitted,

Shirley Mosczynski
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