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Selectmen's Minutes 9/6/05
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, September 6, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.
Present: David L. Walsh, Chairman
Peter A. Hamilton, Clerk
Theresa McNulty
George Samia, Town Administrator
Catherine Johnson, Senior Clerk
Interviews for the Housing Authority vacancies were held.
6:00 p.m. - John Gilbride
6:30 p.m. - Debbie Russell
A discussion and question session was held with each applicant.
M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to adjourn Open Meeting until 7:30 p.m.
Reconvene Open Meeting at 7:30 p.m.
Mr. Cullinan of the East Bridgewater Business Association was present to inform the Board and the public of their upcoming Family Fun Day Expo on the Common on Saturday September 10th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Action Items
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty move to approve the minutes of the August 29, 2005 meeting.
VOTE: Yes – Hamilton, McNulty; Abstain – Walsh; a majority vote in favor.
M/McNulty, s/Walsh move to approve the minutes of the August 15, 2005 meeting.
VOTE: Yes – Walsh, McNulty; Abstain – Hamilton; a majority vote in favor.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of Peter P. Spagone Sr. of the Skylur J. Spagone Memorial Fund for use of the Town Common on October 9, 2005 from 7:00 a.m. – 12 noon for a 3.7 mile walk.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the following One Day – All Alcoholic License for Creative Cuisine/Ridder Country Club, 390 Oak Street in the Event Tent:
Golf Outing – September 8, 2005, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Social Dinner – September 9, 2005, 6 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Social Dinner – September 10, 2005, 7 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
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M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of Frank Ray for Boy Scout Troop 29 to hold a Bottle & Can Drive on Saturday, September 24, 2005 in the Town Hall parking lot.
Appointment
Planning Board member Steve Belcher was present to discuss the Master Plan, 40 B and Smart Growth Overlay District.
A lengthy discussion and summary highlights were discussed regarding 40B Housing. Mr. Belcher suggested using the Town of Abington’s plan as a template for the Town.
Mr. Walsh requested a preliminary update, from the Planning Board, regarding any cases Town Counsel is working on.
Town Counsel, John Stuebing reported on Susan’s Place. A discussion was held with regards to a possible lawsuit.
Reminders
Business Expo – September 10, 2005 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on the Common.
Soccer Opening Day Parade and Ceremony – September 10, 2005 at 9:00 a.m. starting at Middle School.
Labor and Employment Seminar – Wednesday, September 21, 2005 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon at Kingston Town House, 26 Evergreen Street, Kingston - reservations by 9/16
Finance Committee- 3 vacancies
Council on Aging – 1 vacancy
Conservation - put together a Rail to Trail Select Committee
National Incident Management System (NIMS) – Fire Chief Pratt explained the Department of Homeland Security Program
Pending Issues
Mr. Walsh instructed the office staff to contact anyone who has an issue on the Pending Issues list and request updates for the Board.
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Mail Bag
Governor designated a Hurricane Katrina hotline for anyone interested in volunteering their time 1 (800) 293-4031.
Ms. McNulty announced that she will be collecting goods and clothing for the effort and that anyone interested in donating should give her a call, her number is in the book.
Open Forum
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to close Open Session and to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing litigation issues and contract negotiation strategy and will not be returning to Open Session.
VOTE: Yes – Walsh, Hamilton, McNulty; a unanimous vote in favor.
Open Session adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
_____________________________________Clerk
Board of Selectmen
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Monday evening, September 12, 2005 at 6:15 p.m.
Present: Peter A. Hamilton, Clerk; Theresa McNulty
George Samia, Town Administrator
Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant
Not Present: David L. Walsh, Chairman
Interviews for Housing Authority vacancies were held with:
6:15 p.m. – Joseph Miksch
6:30 p.m. – Gary Sacoccia
Board discussed the requirements for members of the Housing Authority with each candidate; candidates also gave a brief resume and answered questions from the Board.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to recess Open Session until 7:30 p.m.
Meeting was reconvened at 7:35 p.m.
Mr. Hamilton noted that Mr. Walsh had been in an auto accident that morning and although he was not injured, he was at home resting. Mr. Hamilton noted that as previously voted, he would assume the duties of Chairman and Mrs. McNulty the duties of Clerk for the evening.
Appointment
Mr. James Hager, Supt. of S.E. Regional Vocational School and Eric W. Greene, SE Regional School Committee member met with the Board. Mr. Hager announced that the state had increased the budget for regional school districts bus funding and that the Town’s assessment has been reduced by $14,696.00. Presented the Board with a large “mock” check. Mr. Hager also noted that it was due to the School Committee members who lobbied our state representatives that this reduction was realized.
Mr. Greene noted that he was pleased that the school district was able to give funds back to the Town, which may assist the public schools in the reduction that they were forced to take.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the September 6, 2005 meeting.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move the request of Town Clerk, Marcia Weidenfeller to instruct Dog Officer, Donna Morris to start issuing non-criminal violations to all dog owners who have not licensed their dogs.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of the following as Constables (Pays Own Bond for the period of July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008:
David A. Asiaf
William E. Scharnick
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of the following as members of the Council on Aging for the period of July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008:
Joanne L. Erickson
Robert DiFazio
Joseph Miksch
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M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of the following as members of the Historical Commission for the period of July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008:
Barbara Rubin
Mary Ahern
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of the following as members of the East Bridgewater Arts Council for the period of July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008:
Jacqueline Pfeifer
Mary Coelho
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the appointment of Jane Haines to the following for the period July 1, 2005 – June 30, 2006:
Old Colony Elderly Services – Delegate
O.C.P.C. Area Agency on Aging – Delegate
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of the following to the Old Colony Planning Council for the period of July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006:
David Johnson – Delegate
Richard O’Flaherty – Alternate
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Richard O’Flaherty as a member of the Old Colony Join Transportation Committee for the period of July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Jeanne Bennett as Parking Clerk/Hearing Officer for the period of July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Charles Gilbert to the Patriotic Activities Committee for the period of July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Dominic Marini to the Plymouth County Cooperative Extension Service for the period of July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2006.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Roberta McCarthy to the Board of Registrar of Voters for the period of July 1, 2005 to June 30, 2008.
Appointment
Board met with Wayne Perry, Chairman of the Wastewater Study Committee and Vonnie Reis, Engineer with Weston and Sampson met with the Board to update them on the status of the study and to discuss the Final Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan. It was noted that the Public Meeting relative to the Plan would be held on Wednesday evening, 7:00 p.m. at the Middle School. This meeting is to answer questions and receive written and oral comments, which will be placed into the Plan and submitted to DEP.
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Ms. Reis went over components of the study and explained the costs relative to the project. Process would be to take plan to town meeting; if approved then Environmental Impact would be submitted to MEPA and DEP; approximately 2007 to award a contract and 2008 to begin project. It was noted that the cost of the project would be spread over a 20-year period and paid as a betterment.
Mr. Perry noted that the Public Hearing was for Questions and Answers but there will be no debate on the plan.
Town Administrator Report
1. 1. Request received from ZBA to appoint Brewster Fuller a “Special Town Employee” concerning the 40B project.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the appointment of Brewster Fuller as a Special Town employee as requested by the Zoning board of Appeals as allowed under Chapter 268A of the Massachusetts General Laws.
2. 2. Telecommunication Policy – 100% compliance by employees; new employees will be given copy of policy when hired. Will be reviewed yearly with employees signing the Receipt Confirmation each year.
3. 3. Treasurer/Collector position – has given Board information for review, included are salary surveys for like positions.
4. 4. Electricity – has new company – will be sending out copies of electric bills; once information is available a presentation will be given to Board.
Atty. Stuebing informed the Board that he is researching this and has a call into the Town of Franklin and will forward the information he receives to the Town Administrator.
Board discussed letters received from Open Space Committee and Conservation Commission relative to notification of 61A first option; land located on Ousamequin Pines. Atty. Stuebing explained process. A letter will be sent to the landowner requesting purchase price in order for Board to make final decision.
Letter received from the Board of Health with an update on spraying in town; Plymouth County Mosquito Control sprayed all school fields and play areas, john Silva Athletic Complex, Belmont Street Soccer Complex and Strongs Field. Noted memo states, ”The Board of Health would like to point out that although the above areas have been sprayed, residents should continue to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites. The spraying will not eliminate mosquitoes, but reduce the threat.”
It was noted that veterans Agent, Peter Spagone, Sr. had given the office copies of House bill 4678, which requests designation of the Route 18 Bridge in Elmwood to be named the Cpl. Gordon M. Craig Bridge.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the Board of Selectmen sending a letter of endorsement relative to House Bill 4678 to Town’s representatives.
Reminders:
Recycling Week
Bridge Street Center open Saturday – copies of items available at Town Hall
Board of Selectmen -4- September 12, 2005
Mrs. McNulty stated that she is the contact person in East Bridgewater for Hurricane Relief. Donations can be dropped off at town Hall, Central School, Happy Frog or her home. Gave a list of needed items.
Mrs. McNulty expressed her thanks to Bob Lundberg and Marcia Anapolsky for their assistance to her.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to close Open Session.
Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
_____________________________Clerk
Board of Selectmen
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Monday evening, September 19, 2005 at 7:35 p.m.
Present: David L. Walsh, Chairman; Peter A. Hamilton, Clerk; Theresa McNulty
George Samia, Town Administrator
Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant
John Stuebing, Town Counsel
A joint meeting of the board of Selectmen and the East Bridgewater Housing Authority was held for the purpose of appointing two persons to fill two vacancies on the Housing Authority until the April town election.
Present from the Housing Authority were Larry Davidson, Chairman; Sandra Luddy-Ross, Joseph Dutcher Members and Nancy Morris, Executive Director.
Mr. Walsh explained the procedure for nominations and voting. It was noted that there were three members of each Board. Vote would be by roll call; in event of tie, until tie is broken, there is no appointment. Sequence of vote is at discretion of Chairman of Selectmen.
Atty. Stuebing explained that a vote of four in affirmative would be needed for appointment of any person to the Board based on the count of six. Explained Chapter 41, Section 11, as it pertains to appointments to fill a vacancy on an elected board or committee.
Mr. Davidson stated that he had hoped that the Selectmen would meet with the Housing Authority prior to this appointment meeting to discuss the candidates and their qualifications and questioned why the Board declined to meet with his Board. Board members noted that they were not aware of any request to meet prior to tonight’s meeting.
Mrs. Grabau read from the Housing Authority’s letter: “ The East Bridgewater Housing Authority would like to request a joint meeting with your Board to make these appointments. This meeting can take place at the Board of Selectmen’s convenience.”
Mr. Walsh stated that he was not aware of any request to meet prior to tonight’s meeting to discuss candidates and offered to postpone meeting and meet with Housing Authority prior to taking any votes.
Mr. Davidson then stated that it didn’t matter, just wasn’t sure why the Board declined.
Mr. Walsh stated that in reading the packet provided to the Board by the Housing Authority, something had come to light; read from the Handbook for Housing Authorities Section 1.7 –
Mr. Walsh called for nomination for Debbie Russell.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, move to nominate Debbie Russell to fill vacancy on the E.B. Housing authority.
Mr. Walsh noted that Ms. Russell was only resident of housing that had applied. Mr. Hamilton noted that information packet urged residents to be part of Housing Authority Board. Mt. Walsh also noted that Ms. Russell was aware that there would be certain areas that she would have to abstain from voting.
Mr. Walsh read from information packet regarding training.
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Mr. Davidson stated that he strictly disagreed with Mr. Walsh; stated that they had listened to all candidates and had sent a letter to the Board with the Housing Authority’s recommendation of two candidates who they felt had more to offer to the Town and the Housing Authority.
Vote: Yes – Walsh, Hamilton McNulty
No – Davidson, Dutcher, Luddy-Ross
A tie vote; no appointment
Mr. Walsh called for nominations for Gary Saccocia. No nomination.
Mr. Walsh called for nominations for Joseph Miksch.
M/Davidson, s/Dutcher, move to nominate Joseph Miksch to fill vacancy on the E.B. Housing Authority.
Mr. Davidson stated that Mr. Miksch has attended Authority meetings, involved with Council on Aging, involved with VA , well known to Housing Authority residents; has shown interest in authority the last few years.
Vote: Yes – Davidson, Dutcher, Luddy-Ross
No – Walsh, Hamilton, McNulty
A tie vote; no appointment
Mr. Walsh called for nominations for John Gilbride.
M/Davidson, s/Dutcher, move to nominate John Gilbride to fill vacancy on the E.B. Housing Authority.
Mr. Davidson stated the Mr. Gilbride was a State Appointee to the Housing Authority previously; honest and respected resident, now retired and has more time to devote to Authority.
Mr. Walsh stated that Mr. Gilbride had a great resume; years of experience; impressed with him.
Also stated that he was perplexed, why the Housing Authority members did not want a resident as recommended in the packet.
Vote: Yes – Davidson, Dutcher, Luddy-Ross
No – Walsh, Hamilton, McNulty
A tie vote; no appointment
Mr. Walsh offered to arrange a meeting with the Housing Authority to discuss impasse.
Mr. Davidson stated that the Board interfered with the process. Stated that he took exception to one of the candidates who worked on a Selectmen’s campaign. Felt that the Ethics Commission should be notified; felt there was a conflict of interest.
Mrs. McNulty stated that she had contacted the Ethics Commission and that she was informed that there was no conflict of interest. Stated that she would give Mr. Davidson the name of the person she spoke to at the Ethics Commission.
Atty. Stuebing stated that this was not an issue. Should be a cooperative joint appointment; not incumbent to leave two appointments open.
Mr. Walsh offered an open invitation to the Housing Authority to meet and discuss issues.
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Mr. Davidson stated that in his opinion there was no need; can leave vacancies open until Town Election in April.
Housing Authority members left at this time.
Appointment
Margaret Alexander, E.B. Historical Society informed the Board that the Society was hosting an Old Fashion Discussion of the History of East Bridgewater on Thursday, October 20 at 6:00 p.m. at the Standish Sportsman’s Club.
Explained that the Sportsman’s Club is co-sponsoring the event and they are providing a free dinner for all who attend. Reservations can be made with Mrs. Alexander at 508-378-2674.
Mrs. Alexander noted that there were originally 11 sections of East Bridgewater with schools and a total of 15 sections of the town. Invited all residents to come to the event. Noted that they are looking for someone who would be willing to video the evening for EBCTV.
Appointment
John Haines, Solid Waste Coordinator, met with the Board to go over additional information he has garnered since last meeting.
Mr. Haines explained that he and Mr. Walsh had attended the South Shore Recycling Cooperative meeting. Noted that they learns about the various options other towns are using for trash collections and recycling. Will be attending a meeting this Wednesday regarding tub recycling. Noted that he has found the Cooperative to be very helpful, good networking with area towns, chance to learn how other towns are handling composting, brush removal, etc. Still working on trash disposal options.
Mr. Haines explained that the town has no formal tracking of trash disposal; get a monthly statement from BFI, but this is not an accurate tonnage; no scale operated by town. Noted that the last period there were 350,000 units/bags sold at $1.25; Town’s forethought in establishing the Enterprise Fund for bag sales will enable Town to subsidize the cost when we go to a contract. Noted that the Bag cost $271,470 yearly; will take approximately $900,000 to fund a similar program to what is now in place.
Mr. Walsh noted the need to investigate the options further; also need to have someone to monitor the program; need to have a good database of information.
Mr. Haines informed the Board that he has applied for a Technical Grant through DEP; this would assist in the development of an RFP for the upcoming contract; would also alleviate the Town making any mistakes.
Mr. Walsh suggested that Mr. Haines regularly come before the Board for updates; suggested that Mr. Haines next update be on either October 24 or November 7. Stated that the Board will announce the next meeting with Mr. Haines and invite residents to attend to ask questions or submit comments.
Mr. Haines will let the Board know which date he is available.
Mr. Walsh announced that the Board would not meet on October 31.
Board of Selectmen -4- September 19, 2005
Mr. Walsh announced that the Wastewater Committee held this public Meeting last week; 40 residents attended. Comment period will remain open until end of month. Report can be found on town’s web site; can click on link and send question to Mr. Perry. Noted Committee will not meet this month, next scheduled meeting October 27.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, move to approve the minutes of the September 12, 2005 meeting
Vote: Yes – Hamilton, McNulty; Abstain – Walsh; a majority vote in favor.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve a One Day – All Alcoholic License for Creative Cuisine/Ridder Country Club, 390 Oak Street for September 29, 2005, 7 – 10 p.m. for the purpose of a Dinner Dance for the Katrina Hurricane Benefit.
Town Administrator Report
1. 1. Job Descriptions – Cathy researched the MMA web site and downloaded job descriptions for positions within the Town
Mr. Walsh noted that Cathy had done a great job putting together copies of the job descriptions. Next need to put together a job description format, review models and put together job descriptions various town positions.
Pending Issues
12 – Copies of Electric Bills sent to representative – a presentation will be made to the
Board in a few weeks
13 – Casa Loma – foreclosure notice; bank foreclosing is also one license is pledged to;
Mrs. Grabau noted that the foreclosure puts hold on any activity on license.
14 – 61A land/Ousamequin Pines – send letter to property owner – request purchase
price
15 – Street Acceptance Hearing – scheduled for September 26, 8 p.m. – all residents of
streets to be accepted have been sent notices; used Assessors database.
Correspondence
Donald Comeau letter dated September 12 – states has not received any
acknowledgement from Selectmen or Planning Board; Mr. Walsh requested that a letter be sent to Mr. Comeau inviting him to come in to an Open forum or a private meeting with Mr. Walsh only prior to a Selectmen’s Meeting.
Mr. Walsh noted that the Board of Selectmen would meet jointly with the School Committee for the purpose of interviewing candidates for the vacancy on the School Committee on September 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Announcement from the Fire Department regarding their Open House on October 15 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Support Our Troops – need assistance packing boxes for shipment and monetary gifts to purchase items – contact Bill Smith at High School or Judy Desmond at Silva Real Estate
Hurricane Relief – Items may be dropped off at Selectmen’s Office, Central School, Happy Frog or McNulty house. Need help sorting and packing.
Board of Selectmen -5- September 19, 2005
Notice from Board of Health recommending that all outdoor sports and activities adjourn by 5:00 p.m. until further notice. Will be requesting additional spraying of school fields.
Town Counsel Report
1. 1. Habitat for Humanity – location for home – working with Cheryl Pooler regarding access to property
2. 2. 61A land process – specific process – Selectmen have 120 days to make decision for acceptance; need an independent appraisal of property prior to taking a vote; can be done by town of by owner of property.
Procedure:
1. 1. accept in writing
2. 2. town meeting approval of purchase; needs majority vote to purchase and 2/3 vote to appropriate funding.
3. 3. Pub 106/Colby – Colby working on clearing title on one of properties; have placed a lien on Pub 106;
4. 4. DPW – working with Kathy Teahen’s office to file legislation; discussed steps that need to be taken once Special Legislation passed; Board noted need to move quickly in order to have everything in place by December 31.
Open Forum – no one present
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, move to close Open Session and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing contract negotiations and will not be returning to Open Session.
VOTE – Yes – Walsh, Hamilton, McNulty – a unanimous vote in favor.
Open Session adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
________________________________Clerk
Board of Selectmen
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Monday evening, September 26, 2005 at 7:35 p.m.
Present: David L. Walsh, Chairman; Peter A. Hamilton, Clerk; Theresa McNulty
George Samia, Town Administrator
Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant
John Stuebing, Town Counsel
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the September 19, 2005 meeting.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to adopt the principles and policies of the National Incident Management System (NIMS); formally recognize the national Incident Management System (NIMS) as the local standard for incident management; and as such, adopt the Incident Command System as the Town of East Bridgewater’s official incident response system.
Mrs. McNulty informed the Board that she and Mr. Hamilton attended the Disaster Training Session last week. Noted that Deputy Fire Chief Fairburn did a great job; good session.
Mr. Hamilton commented that the session was well run; all participants had to take a test; noted that this training was in response to 9/11 and not Katrina; part of Homeland Security and all towns must offer training in order to be eligible for federal grants.
Mr. Walsh informed the Board members that they need to set up a Special Town Meeting; explained several issues that need to be addresses at a STM; proposed the date of November 28, 2005. Requested staff to check with Middle School to see if it is available.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve holding a Special Town Meeting on Monday, November 28, 2005 at 7:00 p.m. at the Middle School Auditorium, if available.
Mr. Walsh stated that the Board needs to continue their discussions regarding trash and recycling. Noted that the options are:
1. 1. Individual Haulers – each household would contract their own hauler
2. 2. Transfer Station
3. 3. Fund from existing Enterprise Fund – the Fund would be depleted in a few years
4. 4. Continue Pay-as-You-Throw Program – bag sales would be partially funded by Enterprise Fund
Mr. Walsh stated he was recommending that the Board pursue the Pay-as-You-Throw Program.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to pursue continuing Pay-As-You-Throw Program as option for trash collection in the Town of East Bridgewater, once the BFI contract closes and to fund the new Trash and Recycling contract using the enterprise fund as a subsidy.
Mr. Walsh stated that he would like to continue meetings with John Haines; would like next
meeting to be open to residents to ask questions.
Board discussed Finance committee vacancies. Copies of letters of interest have been forwarded to Finance Committee; Finance Committee will hold all interviews this week. Board agreed to set up interviews for October 3 and October 11 and to vote appointments on October 17.
Mr. Hamilton read notice from Board of Assessors regarding Veterans’ property tax exemptions; changes in Massachusetts General Law regarding eligibility.
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Mr. Hamilton reported on the formation of an Economic Development Committee; went over some of the recommendations of Wayne Feiden; recommended that the Board form a Committee met up of 9 members with the following make-up:
1. 1. Member of the Board of Selectmen
2. 2. Member from the Planning Board
3. 3. Senior Management from East Bridgewater Savings Bank
4. 4. Member from the retail sector of Town
5. 5. Member from the restaurant sector of Town
6. 6. Member from the manufacturing or industrial sector of Town
7. 7. A major private sector property owner
8. 8. Member from not-for-profit owner
9. 9. At large member
Noted that the Committee purpose is “To analyze report from Wayne Feiden and implement recommendations and answer questions.” Explained that he would recommend a 1-year term for members then reevaluate after the first year.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move forming an Economic Development Committee with a term of one year for all members.
Mrs. McNulty reported on the Commonwealth Capital Grant, which will be submitted by Friday.
Mr. Walsh announced that the Wastewater Study Committee would meet on Thursday, September 29 in the Main Conference Room; noted that residents are always welcome at the meetings. Noted that the Wastewater Report is available on the town’s web site and that there is a link to send questions to the committee.
Mrs. McNulty read a reminder from the Board of Health that all fields have been sprayed again and that they are still recommending that no activities take place after 5 p.m.
Mrs. McNulty also reported that supplies and clothing is still being collected for Katrina Relief. Items can be dropped off at Selectmen’s Office, Central School, Happy Frog or McNulty home.
Public Hearing
A Public Hearing was called to order at 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of laying out as town ways several roads within East Bridgewater.
Present: Steve Belcher, Planning Board
Patricia McCusker, resident Point Drive
David Johnson, resident
Mr. Hamilton read the following notice:
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Selectmen of the town of East Bridgewater
intends to lay-out as a town way:
Scribner Waye, Anna Drive, Myrtle Terrace, Ray Way, Point Drive
Jon’s Path, Christina Drive and Marlin Lane
You are hereby notified that the Board of Selectmen intends to lay out the aforementioned as town ways at a Public Hearing to be held in the Town Hall Conference Room, East Bridgewater, Massachusetts, at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 26, 2005.
Board of Selectmen
For the Town of East Bridgewater
David L. Walsh
Peter A. Hamilton
Theresa McNulty
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Mr. Belcher explained the work by Planning Board and John Haines, noting that they have been able to correct as built plans and ready all roads for acceptance; Planning Board Consultant has reviewed all plans.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the ORDER OF LAYING OUT OF TOWN WAY for SCRIBNER WAYE pursuant to due notice of intention and in accordance with our statutory powers, the subscribers, Selectmen of the Town of East Bridgewater, hereby layout a town way (hereinafter referred to as Scribner Waye) in accordance with the description attached hereto as “Attachment A” and made part hereof and more particularly described according to a plan entitled, “ROADWAY ACCEPTANCE AND AS-BUILT PLAN FOR SCRIBNER WAYE ELMWOOD VILLAGE IN EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA PREPARED FOR RIVERSIDE REALTY TRUST” by P.M.P. Associates, LLC, dated March 16, 2004, revised January 6, 2005, a copy of which is filed with the Town’s Planning/Building Department.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the ORDER OF LAYING OUT OF TOWN WAY for ANNA DRIVE and MYRTLE TERRACE pursuant to due notice of intention and in accordance with our statutory powers, the subscribers, Selectmen of the Town of East Bridgewater, hereby layout town ways (hereinafter referred to as Anna Drive and Myrtle Terrace) in accordance with the description attached hereto as “Attachment A” and made part hereof and more particularly described according to a plan entitled, “AS-BUILT STREET ACCEPTANCE PLAN ANNA DRIVE & MYRTLE TERRACE IN EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA FOR TOWN OF EAST BRIDGEWATER PLANNING BOARD” by John W. Delano and Associates, Inc., dated March 1, 2005, a copy of which is filed with the Town’s Planning/Building Department.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the ORDER OF LAYING OUT OF TOWN WAY for RAY WAY pursuant to and in accordance with our statutory powers, the subscriber, Selectmen of the Town of East Bridgewater, hereby layout a town way (hereinafter referred to as Ray Way) in accordance with the following description marked “A” attached hereto and made part hereof and more particularly described according to a plan entitled “ROADWAY AS-BUILT PLAN RAY WAY PLYMOUTH STREET, ASSESSORS MAP 1, Plot 4 EAST BRIDGEWATER, MASSACHUSETTS,” by Michael J. Koska & Associates Civil Engineers & Land Surveyors, Bridgewater, MA, dated September 15, 2003, revised November 10, 2003, a copy of which is filed with the Town’s Planning/Building Department.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the ORDER OF LAYING OUT OF TOWN WAY for POINT DRIVE pursuant to due notice of intention and in accordance with our statutory powers, the subscribers, Selectmen of the Town of East Bridgewater, hereby layout a town way (hereinafter referred to as Point Drive) in accordance with the description attached hereto as “Attachment A” and made part hereof and more particularly described according to a plan entitled, “AS-BUILT STREET ACCEPTANCE PLAN POINT DRIVE IN EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA FOR THE TOWN OF EAST BRIDGEWATER PLANNING BOARD” by John Delano and Associates, Inc., dated March 1, 2005, a copy of which is filed with the Town’s Planning/Building Department.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the ORDER OF LAYING OUT OF TOWN WAY for Jon’s Path pursuant to due notice of intention and in accordance with our statutory powers, the subscribers, Selectmen of the Town of East Bridgewater, hereby layout a town way (hereinafter referred to as Jon’s Path) in accordance with the description attached hereto as “Attachment A” and made part hereof and more particularly described according to a plan entitled, “ROADWAY ACCEPTANCE AND AS-BUILT PLAN FOR DEFINITIVE SUBDIVISION MODIFICATION OF JON’S PATH IN EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA PREPARED FOR H. PAUL OVERSTREET” by P.M.P. Associates, LLC, dated March 2, 2005, revised March 15, 2005, a copy of which is filed with the Town’s Planning/Building Department.
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M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the ORDER OF LAYING OUT OF TOWN WAY for CHRISTINA DRIVE and MARLIN LANE pursuant to due notice of intention and in accordance with our statutory powers, the subscribers, Selectmen of the Town of East Bridgewater, hereby layout town ways (hereinafter referred to as Christina Drive and Marlin Lane) in accordance with the description attached hereto as Attachment “A” and “B” respectively made part hereof and more particularly described according to plans entitled as follows:
“CHRISTINA ESTATES ROADWAY AS-BUILT STREET ACCEPTANCE PLAN OF CHRISTINA DRIVE STA 0+00 to STA 9+00 IN EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA PREPARED FOR H &R CONSTRUCTION” by Arthur F. Borden and Associates, Inc., dated July 10, 2003;
“CHRISTINA ESTATES ROADWAY AS-BUILT STREET ACCEPTANCE PLAN OF CHRISTINA DRIVE STA 9+00 to STA 15+00 IN EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA PREPARED FOR H &R CONSTRUCTION” by Arthur F. Borden and Associates, Inc., dated July 10, 2003;
“CHRISTINA ESTATES ROADWAY AS-BUILT STREET ACCEPTANCE PLAN OF CHRISTINA DRIVE STA 15+00 to End IN EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA PREPARED FOR H &R CONSTRUCTION” by Arthur F. Borden and Associates, Inc., dated July 10, 2003; and
“CHRISTINA ESTATES ROADWAY AS-BUILT STREET ACCEPTANCE PLAN OF MARLIN LANE IN EAST BRIDGEWATER, MA PREPARED FOR H &R CONSTRUCTION” by Arthur F. Borden and Associates, Inc., dated July 10, 2003;
copies of which are filed with the Town’s Planning/Building Department.
Board went over Pending Issues and updated information on the list.
Mr. Walsh requested that the Planning Board and Board of Health representatives on the Wastewater Committee be contacted to see if they are planning to attend Thursday’s meeting.
Board discussed budget process for this year. Agreed to follow original schedule approved for last year. It was noted that work will need to be done on a budget for DPW; will also need a job description for Director with a salary range; need timetable for implementation of DPW and hiring of Director. Mrs. McNulty noted that she has posted request for information from other towns on implementing DPW on the MMA bulletin board.
Open Forum
Atty. John Stuebing announced that Atty. Robert Kerwin had received an award.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, move to close Open Session and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing contract negotiations and will not be returning to Open Session.
VOTE: Yes – Walsh, Hamilton, McNulty; a unanimous vote in favor.
Open Session adjourned at 8:30 p.m.
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