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Selectmen Minutes June 23, 2003
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Monday evening, June 23, 2003 at 7:35 p.m.

Present: James M. Hardy, Chairman; Eric W. Greene, Clerk; David L. Walsh
Michael Botelho, Executive Secretary
Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant

Mr. Hardy explained that the Board would be discussing the process for changing from Executive Secretary to Town Administrator. Introduced Rocco Longo, Town Manager in Duxbury and Charles Christello, Town Administrator in Hingham and members of the MMMA.

A discussion was held with Mr. Longo and Mr. Christello relative to their positions, duties of their positions, how their positions were originally implemented, job descriptions, employee evaluations; also discussed the positions' involvement in budget process, grievances, capital plans, etc.

Board thanked both gentlemen for their input.

Mr. Hardy welcomed Dr. Victor DeSantis,

Mr. Walsh explained the information Dr. DeSantis had given to the Government Review Committee and his meeting with the committee.

Dr. DeSantis noted that several communities in the Plymouth/Bristol Counties have looked at their form of government for changes, which would be beneficial to their communities. Explained how different communities had implemented change to Town Administrator. Explained the difference between by-law change and special legislation and pros and cons of both procedures. Also discussed with the Board, by-law changes, goals and objectives, evaluations, etc.

Board thanked Dr. DeSantis for his taking time from his busy schedule to meet with the board and provide information.

Mr. Walsh extended his thanks to the members of the Government Study Committee, Joe Murray, Theresa McNulty and Beth Hayes.

Open Forum
No one was present to speak.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to accept the minutes of the June 16, 2003, meeting with one correction.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of the Police Chief to make the following appointments for the fiscal year July 1, 2003 - June 30, 2004:

Keeper of the Lock-up John L. Silva
Keeper of the Records John L. Silva
Town Weights and Measures Officer Alan J. Cunningham

Special Police Officers:

Sealer of Weights and Measures duties only Herbert Wolfer

Animal Control Officer duties only Donna Morris
Asst. Animal Control Officer duties only Wilfred Prouty


Board of Selectmen -2- June 23, 2003

Special Police Officers
Mario Moretti Dennis Andre
Michael Kennedy John Flavell
Jon Ridder Peter Spagone

Matrons:
Dorothy A. Tully Jeanne L. Bennett
Cynthia Hamilton Elaine Meuse

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of the Police Chief to make the following appointments for the fiscal year July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004:

Liquor Agents

Chief John L. Silva, Jr. Sgt. Joseph Markowicz
Sgt. John Cowan Sgt. Thomas Reede
Sgt. Steven Brown Sgt. Det. Scott Allen
Det. William Shaw Ptl. Alan Cunningham
Ptl. Kevin Sullivan Ptl. Antonio J. Ferreira
Ptl. Janice Cunningham Ptl. Douglass Carey
Ptl. Carol Ferreira Det. John L. Silva III
Ptl. Paul O'Brien Ptl. Michael McLaughlin
Ptl. John Grillo Ptl. Thomas Flint
Ptl. Joel Silva Ptl. David Perrault
Ptl. Antonio Botta Ptl. Carlos Oliveira
Ptl. Michael Jenkins P.I. Antonio M. Ferreira
P.I. James Cronin P.I. William Patterson
P.I. Richard Eldredge P.I. Tallitha Connor

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of the following as members of the Finance Committee for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2006:

Hugh F. Perrault John Margie
Robert E. Coulter Sally A. Feeney

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Mary Jane Kingsland as the Old colony Planning Council Area Agency on Aging Delegate for the period if July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of the following members of the Council on Aging for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2006:

Marie Day Barbara Benson

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Karen E. Grabau as a member of the Christmas Decorations Committee for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move the reappointment of Robert E. Lundberg to the federal Handicapped compliance Program for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move the reappointment of Ryon Pratt as Forest Warden for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

Board of Selectmen -3- June 23, 2003

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Margaret Alexander as a member of the Historical Commission for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2006.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move the reappointment of Catherine Connors to the Old Colony Elderly Services - Delegate for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of David A Johnson as a member of the Old Colony Planning Council for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Richard M. O'Flaherty as Alternate Member of the Old Colony Planning Council for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Jeanne Bennett as parking Clerk/Hearing Officer for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Dominic A. Marini as a Trustee of the Plymouth County Cooperative Extension Service for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Marcia Weidenfeller as a member of the Registrars of Voters for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2006.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Ryon Pratt as the Right to Know Law Coordinator for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Herbert Wolfer as the Sealer of Weights & Measures for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of James F. Buckley as Fence Viewer for the period of July 1, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request for Use of the Town Common received from Omar Robinson, 69 Springhill Avenue, Bridgewater for June 26, 2003 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for a Wedding Ceremony.

Reminders:
Recycling Week
Vacancies: Finance Committee
Planning Board alternate
Old Colony Elderly Services - Alternate

Mr. Walsh announced that the next meeting of the Sewerage Study Committee would be Thursday June 26.

Board Discussion
Mr. Hardy informed the Board that he has spoken to George Samia relative to his assuming the duties of Interim Executive Secretary; noted that he was approached by several Department Heads who noted that they would support Mr. Samia and assist him as needed during the interim.



Board of Selectmen -4- June 23, 2003

Board discussed the stipend for Procurement Officer and what the stipend should be for Interim Executive Secretary. Mr. Hardy stated that he would negotiate with Mr. Samia and bring a tentative agreement to the Board at the June 30 meeting for a vote.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to appoint George Samia as Interim Executive Secretary subject to contract negotiations, for the period beginning July 1, 2003.

A discussion was held regarding the schedule for Town Administrator. Board requested an updated copy of the Town By-laws. Will discuss which method would be best for Town at upcoming meetings.

It was noted that there was a need to appoint someone for the OCPC Joint Transportation Committee, as Mr. Botelho will not be able to continue that appointment. It was requested that John Haines be contacted to see if he would be willing to go on this committee.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, move to close Open Session and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation and non-union contract negotiations and will not be returning to Open Session.

VOTE: Yes - Greene, Walsh, Hardy; a unanimous vote in favor.





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