The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Monday, November 3, 2003 at 7:35 p.m.
Present: Eric W. Greene, Clerk
David L. Walsh
George Samia, Interim Executive Secretary
Catherine Johnson, Senior Clerk
Not Present: James M. Hardy, Chairman
M/Walsh, s/Greene, a unanimous vote, move to reorganize for the evening and appoint Eric W. Greene Chairman pro-tem.
M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to reorganize for the evening and appoint David L. Walsh Clerk pro-tem.
M/Walsh, s/Greene, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the October 27, 2003 meeting.
Interim Executive Secretary Report
Franklin Street project - letter sent to the Town of Hanson
Hunting Leland Farm - Mr. Haines is in the process of putting up signage
Veteran's Day Parade on 11/11/03
Holiday - Veterans Day, 11/11/03 - Town Hall closed
Holiday - Thanksgiving - Wednesday, 11/26/03 ½ day; Thursday, 11/27/03, off; Friday, 11/28/03, off.
Town of East Bridgewater
A Public Hearing will be held at the Town Hall, Main Conference
Room, First Floor, 175 Central Street, East Bridgewater on Monday
evening, November 3, 2003, at 7:45 p.m. regarding the joint petition of
VERIZON NEW ENGLAND INC and MASSACHUSETTS ELECTRIC
COMPANY for relocation of Pole 12 on North Central Street in order to
maintain support to the existing pole line and to make way for a new
road - Sparling Drive
Mr. Daryl Cross, Manager Rights of Way for Verizon was present. Mr. Cross explained to the Board that the relocation of Pole 12 was necessary in order to maintain support to the existing pole line and to make way for a new road.
Mr. Chris Wilson of 501 Central Street was present with concerns as to his property line, as well as the placement of the pole.
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Mr. Greene and Mr. Cross explained to Mr. Wilson that the pole would not be placed on his property, that the lines for this pole would be underground, with minimal digging taking place.
M/Walsh, s/Greene, a unanimous vote, accept the proposal of Verizon New England Inc. to relocate Pole 12 on North Central Street, to the east of Sparling Drive.
Tina Tonello, Manager, Harmony Liquors was present to request permission from the Board for Sunday openings of package stores during the holiday season from November 26, 2003 to December 28, 2003.
The following conditions were mailed to all package store licensees:
1. Stores may not open before noon
2. Stores may not open on December 25
3. Stores must close not later than 11:00 p.m.
4. Employees must be paid at a rate not less than one and one half times the employee's regular rate.
5. No employee shall be required to work, and refusal to work on Sunday shall not be grounds for discrimination, dismissal, deduction of hours or any other penalty
M/Walsh, s/Greene, a unanimous vote, authorize the Sunday opening of package stores during the holiday season, starting Sunday, November 23, 2003 thru and including December 28, 2003.
Amendment to the motion - all licensees must adhere to Sunday Package Store opening guidelines.
Application for a Common Victualer License
Mr. Mohammad N. Parvea of the T. Sikder Corporation dba Tedeschi's #330 on 52 Bedford Street was present.
The Board did not act on the license at this time due to some confusion regarding the license.
Board will get in touch with Mr. Parvea if indeed a Common Victualer License is needed for this location.
No one present
Mr. Walsh announced the appointment of the Senior Building Committee, appointed by the Town Moderator.
Mr. Walsh announced that the Sewer Feasibility Study Committee would reconvene their meetings starting on 11/20/03.
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Mr. Samia announced that our Town Moderator, Peter Spagone, is this years recipient of the Rotary Club's "Person of the Year" award.
Mr. Greene referred to Karen's letter on Carmen's Restaurant and stated that he would like Town Counsel present during the meeting of November 17, 2003 for the Public Hearing.
Mr. Greene instructed Mr. Samia to give a copy of the Daniel N. Turcotte & Associates, P.C. letter dated 10/10/03 to Town Counsel.
Mr. Walsh stated that he would like to have someone from the schools come in to announce the completion of the removal of the mold in the school.
Mr. Greene stated that he would like to again have the Department Heads come in on a weekly basis to update the board on anything going on in their departments.
M/Walsh, s/Greene, a unanimous vote, move to adjourn meeting at 8:15 p.m.
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