BOS - April 9, 2002

BOS - April 9, 2002

Postby Suzanne Kane » Wed Nov 12, 2008 2:38 pm

Board of Selectmen
Agenda
April 9, 2002


1. Call to Order

2. Chairman’s Announcements

3. Citizens Forum

4. Economic Development Presentation

5. Chapter 61 A - Chesebrough

6. Fire Chief – Determination for Exemption

7. Cable Advisory Committee Application

8. Town Property Use – 1st Congregational Church

9. Minutes: February 26, 2002 – Regular Session
March 12, 2002 – Regular Session

10. Administrators Report

11. New Business

12. Adjournment
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Board of Selectmen
Meeting Minutes
April 9, 2002
Approved April 30, 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, Edward Therrien, and Executive Administrator Kenneth Mahony and Suzanne Kane, Administrative Assistant.

Citizens and staff in attendance: Dan DeLeo, Fire Chief Donald Gonynor, Ray Smith - Carter and Burgess, Cara Bruten – Carter and Burgess, Richard Halverson – Campanelli Compaines, Jeffrey DeMarco – Campanelli Companies, Kenneth Cram – Vanasse & Associates, Hal Davis, Carol Hutnack Gogolinski, Richard Vanden Berg, Joel Rosenkrantz, Eben Chesebrough, Lisa Mosczynski, Josiah Burch, Tom Featherstone, and other Board and Committee Members.

2. Chairman’s Announcements:
The Selectmen’s office had received a letter from David F. Gallagher Troop 134 Committee Chairman, dated April 1, 2002 announcing that Joseph Montanari would be advancing to the rank of Eagle Scout on April 14th. Tom Navaroli read a letter of congratulations he had written to Mr. Montanari. Rich Preston asked that the letter be signed by all the Selectmen. The Board agreed.

3. Citizens Forum:
No citizens came forward.

4. Economic Development Presentation:
Held until 7:30 after other agenda items were covered. Economic Development Committee Chair Hal Davis and the Economic Development Committee asked for time on the Selectmen’s agenda to update the various Boards and Committees on the Economic Development Feasibility Study. Giving the presentation were representatives from Carter and Burgess, Campanelli Companies, and Vanasse & Associates, Inc. Roy Smith of Carter and Burgess reported that they have completed the first part of the study. Cara Bruten explained how sites were evaluated using Development constraints, Acquisition constraints and Feasibility constraints. She explained how the sites were then ranked and the two preferred sites were chosen for recommendation. There was discussion about things the Town could do to prepare for industrial growth including recommended Zoning Bylaw changes and acquisition of land. Hal Davis asked the Board for guidance to move forward. Phase II will take about two months after a site is selected. Mr. Davis asked to hear comments back from the Board within a couple of weeks.

5. Chapter 61 A – Chesebrough:
In the agenda packet is a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Eben Chesebrough, dated February 20, 2002; a memo to various Boards and Committees, from Suzanne Kane, dated January 8, 2002, re: Chapter 61A; a letter to Mr. Chesebrough, from Assistant Assessor Ida Ouillette, dated February 27, 2002, re: Chapter 61A Roll Back Tax; a copy of the Assessors Parcel data sheet for Map 198, Block 56; a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from the Planning Board, dated April 2, 2002, re: Chapter 61A, Section 14; a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Conservation Commission, dated April 2, 2002, re: Chapter 61A, Section 14; and a letter to Eben Chesebrough, from Suzanne Kane, dated April 3, 2002. Suzanne Kane told the Board that the Open Space Committee was currently meeting on this issue. Ron Forget made a motion Not to Exercise the Towns options to a right of first refusal under MGL Chapter 61A to acquire 5,100 square feet of land for the Cell Tower Site, identified by the Board of Assessors as parcel 198-56 and recorded at the Registry of Deeds in Book 6977, page 49. Edward Therrien seconded the motion. Shirley Mosczynski wanted to have the Open Space Committee’s decision before the Board voted. She went to the Open Space Committee and reported that the Open Space Committee took no action on the item. On the vote; All – aye.

6. Fire Chief – Determination for Exemption:
In the agenda packet is a letter to the Board of Selectmen, from Fire Chief Donald Gonynor, dated April 3, 2002. Fire Chief Donald Gonynor came to the Board asking for exemption under MGL Chapter 268A § 19 (b) Municipal Employee’s Participation in Certain Matters in Which He Has Financial Interest, etc., Prohibited; Exceptions. His son, Michael Gonynor would like to serve as a call firefighter for the summer. Michael Gonynor has received firefighter training at all levels and is a certified Firefighter I and a National Register Emergency Medical Technician. He is currently enrolled in New Hampshire Technical College in the Fire Science Program and has been an active member of the Douglas Auxiliary Force since he was 15 years old. Chief Gonynor will be filing a Disclaimer Form with the Town Clerk. Shirley Mosczynski asked how many young people are involved with the Douglas Fire Department. Chief Gonynor explained that there are very few young people who pursue it like his son; he is following this as a career. Last year his son brought a few young people into the program, this year they currently have one. Edward Therrien made a motion to approve Fire Chief Gonynor’s request for exemption under MGL Chapter 268A § 19 (b) Municipal Employee’s Participation in Certain Matters in Which He Has Financial Interest, etc., Prohibited; Exceptions in the matter of Michael Gonynor serving as a Douglas call Firefighter. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye.

7. Cable Advisory Committee Application:
In the agenda packet is an application from Derek Brown, 247 Yew Street, for a position on the Cable Advisory Committee, dated March 25, 2002. Rich Preston reported that Derek Brown had called him and expressed an interest in serving on the Cable Advisory Committee. Rich Preston felt that he was a good fit and recommended his appointment. Ron Forget made a motion to approve the appointment of Derek Brown to the Cable Advisory Committee for a term ending June 30, 2002. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye.

8. Town Property Use – 1st Congregational Church:
In the agenda packet is a copy of an application for use of Town property for the 1st Congregational Church, April 27th to use the Old Douglas Common; and a copy of the Policy for use of Town property signed by Gail Bowen, 174 Wallum Lake Rd, dated March 28, 2002. Tom Navaroli pointed out the comment from Police Chief Foley on the application under Parking Restrictions which states “No Parking on Route 16”. Shirley Mosczynski made a motion to approve the application for Town property use by the 1st Congregational Church to use the Old Douglas Common on April 27th with the stipulation as recommended by Police Chief Foley. Ron Forget seconded the motion. Rich Preston questioned the procedure for use of the Old Douglas Common, past policy has been that requests for use of the Old Douglas Common should go through the Old Douglas Common Committee and he suggested that they be notified. On the vote – all aye.

9. Minutes:
• February 26, 2002 – Regular Session:
Ron Forget made a motion to accept the minutes of February 26, 2002 – Regular Session as amended. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye.
• March 12, 2002 – Regular Session: Ron Forget made a motion to accept the minutes of March 12, 2002 – Regular Session as amended. Shirley Mosczynski seconded the motion. All – aye.

10. Administrators Report:
• Executive Administrator Ken Mahony reported that there is a request to lower the speed limit on Depot Street. He feels that the same should be done on Franklin Street. He will investigate and report back.
• Shirley Mosczynski asked the Board to sign a Certificate of Appreciation for William Annese, Senior Forest Park Supervisor of the Douglas State Forest. Mr. Annese is retiring and she would like to present the Certificate at his retirement party. The Board signed the Certificate.

11. New Business:
• Weights and Measures:
Ken Mahony reported that the State has been contacted to do the Town’s Weights and Measures Inspections.
• Bylaw review: Ken Mahony reported that he has not gone forward with contacting a firm to do the Town’s Bylaw review. He was told that Town Clerk Christine Furno has an updated copy and he is waiting to see it before he does anything.
• Shirley Mosczynski passed out a copy of an article from the Telegram and Gazette, dated April 5, 2002, entitled “Tiny towns sharing their pain”. She would like to work with Ken Mahony and write a letter to the Legislators regarding this article.
• Shirley Mosczynski was concerned about the Zoning Board of Appeals need to quickly appoint a member to their Committee prior to the Special Town Meeting because they did not have enough members to act on an issue since one of the members was in conflict. She got a copy of the “Rule of Necessity” from the State Ethics Commission which outlines the way in which a Board can permit the participation of the disqualified members to act on the Board. Shirley Mosczynski stated that she will be giving a copy to the Zoning Board of Appeals.
• Tom Navaroli stated that the next scheduled Selectmen’s meeting is April 23rd. Both he and Ron Forget will not be able to attend. He asked that the meeting be rescheduled for April 30th. All members were in agreement.
• Ken Mahony reminded the Board that a workshop was scheduled for April 18th at 7 PM with the Down Town Merchants to go over the Water / Sewer Extension project. Also scheduled that night is the proposed Sign bylaw.

12. Adjournment:
Shirley Mosczynski made a motion to adjourn at 9:35 PM. The motion was seconded by Edward Therrien. All – aye.

Respectfully Submitted,



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