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Selectmen minutes December 1, 2003
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Monday evening, December 1, 2003 at 7:30 p.m.

Present: James M. Hardy, Chairman; Eric W. Greene, Clerk; David L. Walsh
George Samia, Interim Executive Secretary
Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant
John Stuebing, Town Counsel

Mr. Hardy stated that he would be making a statement relative to ongoing issue regarding a police officer at the end of tonight's meeting prior to the Board going into Executive Session.

Appointment
Charles Muise, East Bridgewater Kiwanis, met with the Board and went over the change of parade route for the annual Christmas on the Common Parade, which will form at the Shaw's warehouse off Laurel Street and proceed down Spring Street to the Common. Noted that all drop-offs for the parade should use the Laurel Street entrance. Noted that the Kiwanis is again selling Christmas Trees; all proceeds go to their charities.

Mr. Muise also noted that the Kiwanis is always looking for members and invited any interested resident to attend one of their meetings, which are held on Thursday evenings at 6 p.m. at the Standish Grille.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the November 24, 2003 meeting.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Common Victualer License for the period of January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004:

LICENSE #1
Viking Pizza Antonios Mamouzellos, Manager
52 Bedford Street
Hours: Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.

LICENSE #2
Special Events Catering, Inc. Steven J. Gotreau, Manager
390 Oak Street
Hours: Sunday - Saturday 7:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m., Friday 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.

LICENSE #3
One Putt, Inc. dba Cameron's William Russell, Manager
436 Oak Street
Hours: weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Sunday 12:00 p.m. 1:00 a.m.
Friday 8:00 a.m.- 2:00 a.m.

LICENSE #7
Cumberland Farms Store #2299 Patricia A. Reynolds, Manager
1055 Washington Street
Hours: 5 a.m. - 12 p.m.

LICENSE #8
Cumberland Farms Store #2365
143 Bedford Street
Hours: Open 24 hours


Board of Selectmen -2- December 1, 2003

LICENSE #11
The Montana Group dba Johnny Macaroni's John Vallarelli, Manager
582 West Street
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday 3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

LICENSE #14
Whitman Donuts, Inc. dba Dunkin Donuts Helder Garcia, Mgr.
204 No. Bedford Street
Hours: Monday - Saturday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

LICENSE #17
Smith Bros. Caterers Inc. dba T.J. Smith's Joseph M. Smith, Mgr.
13 Cross Street
Hours: Same as Liquor License

LICENSE #19
The Commercial Club of East Bridgewater Robert Reardon, Mgr.
1 Neilsen Avenue
Hours: Mon - Sat. 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Sunday 12:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

LICENSE #23
Ye Olde Standish Grille, Inc. Arthur O'Leary, Mgr.
175 No. Bedford Street
Tues. - Sun. 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

LICENSE #24
Pizzaria Athens, Inc. dba Athens Pizza Laure Tannous, Mgr.
224 No. Bedford Street
Hours: 10 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. 7 days

LICENSE #25
JADO dba All Seasons Bar & Grill John M. Doucette, Mgr.
225 Bedford Street
Hours: 6 a.m. - 1 a.m.

LICENSE #28
Pier 18 Seafood & Grille Peter Soroka, Mgr.
205 Bedford Street
Hours: Mon - Sat 6 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 7 a.m. - noon

LICENSE #31
O'Connell Oil dba Convenience Plus John Gaudrault, Mgr.
475 No. Bedford Street
Hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m. - Mon - Sat.
6 a.m. - 11 p.m. Sunday

LICENSE #35
Tri-Town Convenience Jennifer Ridder, Mgr.
60 Franklin Street
Hours: 5 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Board of Selectmen -3- December 1, 2003


LICENSE #36
Whitman Donuts, Inc. dba Dunkin Donuts Helder Garcia, Mgr.
650 Plymouth Street
Hours: Monday - Saturday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

LICENSE #37
Domino's Pizza Jason A. LeBlanc, Mgr.
225 Bedford Street
Hours: Mon - Wed 4 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Thurs 4 p.m. - 3 a.m.
Fri & Sat 11 a.m. - 3 a.m.
Sun. 11 a.m. - 12 a.m.

LICENSE #41
Marylou's News Inc.
117 No. Bedford Street
Hours: Monday - Friday 5:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 5:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Common Victualer - All Alcoholic Licenses for the period of January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2004:

The Montana Group, Inc. dba Johnny Macaroni's
John Vallarelli, Manager
582 West Street

One Putt Inc. dba Cameron's
William Russell, Manager
436 Oak Street

T.J. Smith's
Joseph M. Smith, Manager
13 Cross Street

Ye Olde Standish Grille, Inc.,
Arthur L. O'Leary, Manager
175 No. Bedford Street

Special Events Catering, Inc.
Steven J. Gotreau, Manager
off Oak Street

JADO, Inc. dba All Seasons Bar & Grill
John M. Doucette, Manager
225 Bedford Street

Petsoco, Inc. dba Pier 18 Seafood & Grille
Peter J. Soroka, Mgr.
205 Bedford Street




Board of Selectmen -4- December 1, 2004

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Common
Victualer - Wine and Malt License for the period of January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004:

Pizzaria Athens, Inc. dba Athens Pizza
Laure Tannous, Mgr.
224 No. Bedford Street

m/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal the following Automatic
(coin-op) machines for the period of January 1, 2004 to December 2004:

The Commercial Club of East Bridgewater
Robert Reardon, Manager
1 Nielsen Avenue
1 Pinball machine
1 Deer Hunting machine
1 Jukebox

Ye Olde Standish Grille
Arthur O'Leary, Manager
175 No. Bedford Street
1 jukebox

Viking Recreation Center, Inc.
Frederick W. Thompson
607 Bedford Street
30 machines

JADO Inc. dba All Seasons Bar & Grill
John M. Doucette, Manager
225 Bedford Street
1 Juke Box
6 Video
1 Pool table

m/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Package
Store All Alcoholic Licenses for the period of January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004:

Tonello, Inc. dba Harmony Package Store
Tina Tonello, Manager
162 North Bedford Street

m/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal the following Package
Store - Wine & Malt Licenses for the period of January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004:
Cumberland Farms of Mass, Inc. dba Cumberland Farms #2299,
Patricia A. Reynolds, Manager
1055 Washington Street

Ridder Air Ent., Inc. dba Tri Town Convenience
Jennifer R. Ridder, Manager
60 Franklin Street

Crocetti-Oakdale Packing Inc.
Carl F. Crocetti, Manager
378 Pleasant Street
Board of Selectmen -5- December 1, 2003

M/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Club
Licenses for the period of January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004:

The Commercial Club of E. Bridgewater
Robert F. Reardon, Manager
Neilsen Avenue

The Ideal Club, Inc.
Manny Fortes, Manager
14 West Union Street

m/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Fortune
Telling License for the period of January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004:

Joan Fabroski dba Anastasia's
685 No. Bedford Street

m/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following
Entertainment License for the period of January 1, 2004 to December 31, 2004:

Cameron's on the Green
William E. Russell, Manager
436 Oak Street

JADO Inc. dba All Seasons Bar & Grill
John M. Doucette, Manager
225 Bedford Street

m/Greene, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the License to Sell
Second Hand Articles and the June Dealers License for Frank W. Orcutt of Elmwood Antiques,
734 Bedford Street; Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. daily.

Reminders
December 8 meeting of Selectmen has been canceled
December 15 next scheduled meeting of Selectmen


Appointment

George Samia, Town Accountant, Frank Savino, town Treasurer and Cheryl Pooler, Director of Assessing met with the Board to discuss their report on Quarterly Tax Billing.

A discussion was held relative to the advantages of the Town going to quarterly billing. Mrs. Pooler explained how new growth could be used assessed through June 30; full assessment of new buildings/additions; better cash flow.

Mr. Savino explained the costs associated with changing to quarterly billing; electronic lock box costs, conversion of program to quarterly, additional postage and printing costs for additional two bills; need to add a person to Collector's office, at this time would be part-time, doesn't believe that he will need a full-time person.

Mr. Samia noted that the costs listed on the information sheets is a worse case scenario.


Board of Selectmen -6- December 1, 2003

Mr. Savino noted that the town needs to adopt Chapter 653 along with approving quarterly tax billing.

Discussion was held regarding electronic posting of tax bills, collections, scanning device, time frame to implement changes.

Board requested that Mr. Savino report back on the time frame for software vendor to change system.

Mrs. Pooler noted that tax bills must be mailed out by June 30.

Mr. Greene noted that a Special Town Meeting could be held in February to accept Chapter 653 and approve quarterly tax billing; then the billing could be implemented as soon as possible.

Open Forum
Town Counsel, John Stuebing updated the Board on the Rivers Edge issue. Noted that a meeting has been held with the developers attorney; Diane Carchidi, representing the homeowners association was part of meeting via conference phone. A second meeting will be held this week.

Open Forum closed

Mr. Hardy noted that the deadline for submission of letters of interest for appointment to the Town Administrator Search Committee is December 12.

Mr. Hardy made the following statement on behalf of the Board of Selectmen:

The Board of Selectmen acting as Appointing Authority relative to Police Department issue has placed Officer John L. Silva III on paid administrative leave until further notice and has scheduled a hearing for December 15, 2004 at 8:00 p.m. to consider disciplinary action or other action.

The Board continues to review issues and is keeping an open mind.

Mr. Walsh informed the Board that the Sewerage Study Committee was meeting this Thursday.

Mr. Greene requested that on the Board's agenda for December 22 that Quarterly Tax Billing be placed under Discussion Items and that the Board can then discuss further and take a vote.

Mr. Hardy noted that the ad for the position of Town Administrator is in the Beacon.

M/Greene, s/Walsh, move to close Open Session and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation, deployment of security personnel and investigation of misconduct and will not be returning to Open Session.
VOTE: Yes - Greene, Walsh, Hardy; a unanimous vote in favor.

Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.





_____________________________Clerk
Board of Selectmen



 
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