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Selectmen Minutes April 12, 2004
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Monday evening, April 12, 2004 at 7:30 p.m.
Present: James M. Hardy, Chairman
Eric W. Greene, Clerk
David L. Walsh
George Samia, Executive Secretary
Catherine Johnson, Senior Clerk
Reorganization of the Board
m/Hardy, s/Walsh, vote to nominate Mr. Greene as Chairman of the Board.
m/Greene, s/Hardy, vote to nominate Mr. Walsh as Clerk.
Appointment
Ms. Roan and Ms. Ahern, of the Historical Commission, were present to update the Board, as well as the residents, on the property located at 43 Central Street.
Ms. Roan stated that the owners of the property were working with the Historical Commission in the rebuilding of the house that was destroyed. Ms. Roan stated that the first set of plans to rebuild the property were rejected by the Commission, however a second set of plans were done up and are found to be acceptable at first glance.
Ms. Roan encouraged the Board and the residents to stop in at the Planning/Building Department to look at the plans and to report any feedback to the Historical Commission.
Action Items
m/Walsh, s/Greene, move to approve the minutes of the March 29, 2004 meeting, as amended. Abstain-Hardy.
m/Walsh, s/Hardy, a unanimous vote, move to approve the following Second Hand Dealers Licenses:
Susan M. Hartman dba Hartman House Antiques
355 Bedford Street E. Bridgewater
RESTRICTIONS:
Hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday by chance or appointment
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Charles S. Bertocci, Charlene D. Bertocci & Gary Bertocci dba Good Luck Antiques
1461 Central Street East Bridgewater
RESTRICTIONS: Conditions as approved by Board of Appeals 10/22/81
No outside display of articles
Granted upon the condition that
adequate off-street parking be
maintained at all times by the petitioner.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Marie A. Davis dba Antiques at Forge Pond
35 No. Bedford Street East Bridgewater
RESTRICTIONS: No outside display of articles
Must provide off-street parking
Hours: Daily - 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Frank W. Orcutt dba Elmwood Antiques
734 Bedford Street Elmwood
RESTRICTIONS: Outside display of articles limited to porch area only
sHours: Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday by chance or appointment
Florence Davidson dba Attic Treasures
582 West Street E. Bridgewater, MA 02333
Hours: Monday - Sunday 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Linda W. Triconi dba Ms. Bee-Haven
10 West Union Street, East Bridgewater
Hours: 7 days; 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
m/Walsh, s/Hardy, a unanimous vote, move to approve the following Junk Dealers license:
Frank W. Orcutt dba Elmwood Antiques
734 Bedford Street Elmwood
RESTRICTIONS: Outside display of articles limited to porch area onl
Hours: Wednesday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday by chance or appointment
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m/Walsh, s/Hardy, a unanimous vote, move to approve the following licenses:
LICENSE FOR BOWLING LANES
Frederick W. Thompson, Jr. dba Viking Recreational Center, Inc.
607 Bedford Street East Bridgewater
RESTRICTIONS: Hours: 7 days 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
16 Bowling Lanes
LICENSE FOR POOL TABLE
Frederick W. Thompson dba Viking Recreational Center, Inc.
607 Bedford Street East Bridgewater
RESTRICTIONS: Hours: 7 days 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. 3 Pool Tables
m/Walsh, s/Hardy, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of Frank W. Ray of the Boy Scout Troop 29 for use of the Sachem Rock Farm from April 23, 3004 to April 25, 2004 for a camping trip.
Open Forum
School Committee member Theresa McNulty was present to explain to the Board and the residents the cuts that will have to be made to the schools in the event that more money is not made available. Ms. McNulty made an impassioned plea on behalf of the schools to the Board to consider keeping the budget cuts at a minimum.
Philip Zentz, a resident of Belmont Street, was present to express his concerns regarding the possibility of the reopening of the BFI Landfill.
A lengthy, and at times heated, discussion was held.
Reminders
Recycling week
Executive Secretary Report
Mr. Samia shared, with the Board and the residents, an article from the Boston Magazine, dated April 2004, titled The Best Places to Live - The Biggest Bang for the Buck. Mr.
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Samia stated that East Bridgewater was specifically mentioned in The Safest Town for the Buck section of the Article, being listed as one of the top 10 towns.
Darlene Dupras, a resident of Union Street, came in to express her opinion as to the meeting being out of control.
End of Open Forum
m/Walsh, s/Hardy, a unanimous vote, move to close Open Session and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussion pending litigation issues and will not be returning to Open Session.
VOTE: Yes – Greene, Walsh, Hardy; a unanimous vote in favor.
Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
__________________________Clerk
Board of Selectmen


 
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