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Selectmen's Minutes 12/12/06
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, December 12, 2006 at 7:10 p.m.
Present: Peter A. Hamilton, Chairman; Theresa McNulty, Clerk; David L. Walsh
            George Samia, Town Administrator
            Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant
M/McNulty, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the December 5, 2006 meeting.
M/McNulty, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the appointment of the following members to the Economic Development Committee:
            Steven Belcher             Kristine Resendes
            Rev. Walter Keymont            Jennifer Dallaire
            John Cullinan
M/McNulty, s/Walsh, unanimous vote, move to approve the following licenses to January 1, 2008:
                        Class I
            LICENSE #2
            Camping USA, Inc.
            815 Bedford Street
            E. Bridgewater, MA 02333
            1. License is Limited to sale of Utility Trailers
            2. Utility Trailers shall be limited to not more than six (6), not to be larger
                        than eight (8) feet, and shall be kept in the fenced in area
            3. Overnight storage of recreational Vehicles to be limited to rear of property
            4. Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                           Class III
            LICENSE #1
            Edward P. Flint dba Flint & Son Used Auto Parts
            557 No. Central Street
            E. Bridgewater, MA 02333
            Restrictions: 1. No junk cars to be stored in front of fence between                 
                                                                  garage and roadway leading to the junk car storage area
                                      2. Hours: 8 a.m.  - 5 p.m. Mon - Sat.
            LICENSE #2
            John Ferri dba All Foreign Auto Salvage, Inc.
            300 Thatcher Street
            E. Bridgewater, MA 02333
            Restrictions: 1.      Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday - Saturday
                                 2.      All dismantling of parts/cars to be done within a building or on a                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             concrete slab with oil, gas and other fluids being put in barrels
A solid fence 8’ in height on the front of the property and 100’ back from street on both sides; entire property to be suitably fence vehicles and parts to be stored within fenced area.
 A 16’ wide unobstructed access road shall be maintained 24 hours
                                      per day and shall  also run from the rear of the building extending           
                                 to the most southerly portion of the property. No vehicles to be   
                                stored or displayed within 10’ of the building.
Board of Selectmen                                             -2-                                December 12, 2006
            LICENSE #3
            Richard F. Clayton dba Clayton Truck Sales
            rear 348 Thatcher Street
            E. Bridgewater, MA 02333
            Restrictions:  Hours:   8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon - Sat
                                    6' of solid fence of his choice 20' from Briggs property at the east end of
                                    the  property 20' from the rear of the property on the Nesseralla line
                                                                 (as per plan of 8-21-82)
            LICENSE #4
            Regal Auto Parts, Inc.
            358 Thatcher Street
            E. Bridgewater, MA 02333
            Restrictions:  Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday; 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
                                       Summers Hours:  8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Saturday;         
                                                                  12 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Sunday
                                    Entire property will be completely fenced by 9/30/81
            Class II
            LICENSE #1
                     Southbrook Auto Sales    500 Bedford Street
            No Restrictions -
            Hours - 8 a.m. - 8 p.
            LICENSE #2     
              E.J. Morton & Sons            556 Bedford Street            
            Restrictions: Only 3 cars on display at one time           
                                Wire Fence installed along rear of property 
                                Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
            LICENSE #3                             
             John E. Power and James E. Power dba Powers Auto Service     707 Central Street             
            Restrictions: Not more than 4 cars displayed for sale at any time.                                                Storage of vehicles to be sold or repaired to be contained on licensed property           
                                 Hours: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
            LICENSE #4                 
            Bob Graham Auto Sales & Service, Inc.   20 No. Bedford Street              
            Restrictions: 1. Closing time shall be 9 p.m. for Licensed activities                                                                              2. The license shall apply to only 20 cars on display on the premises at one time, but is authorized to    
                                      conduct an unlimited Class II Used Car Dealers License.           
                                 3. Limit 5 cars to be parked on the northerly end of the property; said cars to be                                                                                                                 backed in against the building.                                    
                    Hours: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Monday - Sunday
            LICENSE #5
            Armand J. Ortenzi dba Forge Motors     96 No. Bedford Street              
            Restriction: Display of cars to be 15' from roadway, as shown on plans submitted.
            Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
            LICENSE #6
            Armand J. Ortenzi dba South Shore Motors            68 Old Bedford Street
            Restrictions: 1. Maximum amount of 12 cars on the property at any time for resale;
                                 2. Crushed stone
                                 3. Proper lighting as approved by the Building Inspector
                                 4.Repairs to vehicles designated for resale; no outside storage of parts at any time
Set back of 6’ from curbing
                              Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday – Saturday
Board of Selectmen             -3-             December 12, 2006
            LICENSE #7
            Valentine Auto Sales, Inc.      129 North Bedford Street
            Restrictions:  1.  Maximum amount of 12 cars on the property at any time for sale.
                                   2. Crushed stone driveway
                                   3. Proper lighting as approved by the Building Inspector
                                   4. Repairs to vehicles designated for resale; no outside storage of parts at any time.
                                   5. Set back of 6’ from curbing.
                                   6. Hours: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Monday - Saturday
            LICENSE #8
            AV8TOR Motors, Inc.               290 No. Bedford Street            
               Restrictions: 1. 7 cars for display                                              
                                    2. Lighting to face away from street                                     
                                    3. Temporary office located as shown on Plot Plan                                      
                                    4. Tenant Parking, customer parking and display area as shown on Plot Plan.    
                    Hours: 9 am-7 pm Monday - Saturday
            LICENSE #9
             Russell W. Alexander dba Alexander's Automotive    349 No. Bedford Street            
            Restrictions: 1. Total of 13 cars unregistered at one time  - 3 on display and 10 for repairs for resale                                                                                                                                                                     2. All unregistered cars to be behind fence                           
            Hours: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm Monday - Friday
                         7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday
            LICENSE #10                           
            Paul Wolfe Motor Sales        349 No. Bedford Street              
Restrictions: 1.20 cars along front of property and additional 31 cars all on Lot #3; on display for sale
                          50 cars on Lot #3 for repair
                           85 cars in back yard/Lot #2/Vehicle Storage Yard
                            No cars to be parked on Lot 1 area at any time
                            All  as shown on plot plan submitted 12/5/94
                2. Cars to be located 16" back from curbing 
                  3. No more than 2 cars on display on grass area; this does not to include automobiles for leasing.
                      Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
            LICENSE #11   
            Bobby D' Motors, Inc.      750 No. Bedford Street            
            Restrictions: 1.  Limit of 92 cars for sale on the property 
                                 2. Towing &  repairs limited to vehicles owned by Licensee, or recently transferred &
                                         formerly owned by Licensee while under warranty obligation                                          
                                 3.  Hours of operation: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Mon - Fri ; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Sat.
                                                                               12 noon - 5 p.m. Sun
            LICENSE #12   
             Batti's Auto Body            26 No. Central Street             
             Restrictions: Only 10 cars on display at anytime            
                 Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Monday -  Saturday
            LICENSE #13
            Almedia Enterprises            rear 42 No. Central Street              
            Restrictions: 1. Hours; Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.; Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.;
                        No Sunday operation.
                                 2. No vehicles within 10 feet of the building
                                 3. All vehicles to be placed inside fence at close of business daily
                                 4. 10 car maximum
Board of Selectmen             -4-                 December 12, 2006
            LICENSE #16   
            Oakdale Vintage Cars, Inc.         378 Pleasant Street              
            Restrictions: 1.   6 car maximum         
                                 2. Cars to be parked 10' from roadway                                            
                                 3. Hours: 9am-5pm
            LICENSE #17
            Stan Warkel's Auto Placement dba S.W.A.P.       rear 378 Pleasant Street              
            Restrictions: 1. Premises as shown on diagram - 100'x 75' lot   
                                 2. 5 car limit for sale     
                                 3. Trailer to serve as office                                    
                                 4. Warranty obligations to be serviced off site                                 
                                 5. Hours: Monday - Friday  12 noon - 5:00 p.m.
            LICENSE #18   
            All Foreign Auto Sales & Service, Inc.       300 Thatcher Street              
            Restriction:   1.  36 cars maximum designated "for sale
                                 2. Lighting to be maintained       
                                 3. Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon - Sat
            LICENSE #19
            Richard Clayton dba R. C. Truck Sales       350 Thatcher Street              
            Restrictions:  1.  No exterior repair work on parts stored  
                                  2. No vehicles stored within 20' of road as indicated on plan                                       
                                  3. Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  6 days
            LICENSE #20                           
                Edwin L. Reed, Jr. dba Reed's Auto Sales & Service     357 Thatcher Street              
            Restrictions: 1.  Stockade fence not to exceed 6' on southeast side of property within 6 months                                                                                         of the completion of proposed addition.                                            
                                  2.  Surface lighting on building                                 
                                  3.  No junk cars                                            
                                     4.  Cars "for sale" must be in the appropriate sale area as noted on plan.   
             Hours: Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
            LICENSE #21
                Wesley Damon dba Damon's Service & Repair     374 Washington Street              
            Restrictions:  1.  Insurance and towed vehicles to be stored behind fence
                                  2. Maximum of 10 vehicles for repair
                                  3. Maximum of 15 vehicles for sale; vehicles to be displayed at least 15’ from
                                   (all as shown on Plot Plan submitted 12/18/95)                                     
            Hours: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
            LICENSE #22
            Hank’s Auto Sales, Inc.      290 Thatcher Street
            Restrictions: 1. 31 vehicles for sale
                                    2. Hours of operation: Monday - Saturday - 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
                        (Summer Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday)
                        Sunday - 12 noon - 6 p.m.
Board of Selectmen                                       -5-                                     December 12, 2006
            LICENSE #23
            Joseph Savino dba Route #106 Motors         569 West Street              
            Restrictions: 1.  Number of cars being for sale - 40; 3 under repair                                        
                                    2.  6’ fence to be erected on property line by 11/96
                                    3.  Vehicles to be parked 10’ from lot line                                       
                                    4.  No cars to be parked within 10’ of building
                                    5.  Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Monday - Saturday
            LICENSE #24
            Oladele Olubanwo dba Shekinah Motors  rear 750 North Bedford Street
            Restrictions: 1. Not more than 20 cars for sale
                                 2. Cars for sale to be in designated area, as shown on plot plan, and clearly marked
                                 3. No repairs to be done on premises
                                 4. License is non-transferable to another entity.
                                 5. Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
                                                  Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
                                                  Sunday 12 noon - 5:00 p.m.
            LICENSE #26
            Farzad Abdi dba Asian Motors              558 West Street     
            Restrictions: 1. Only 10 unregistered vehicles on property at any give time
                                 2. Hours of operation:  Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.,
                                    Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Sunday                                                    
                                    3. All display of Vehicles to be back 10-15 feet from edge of road
                                 4. No repairs to be done on property
                                 5. No m/v parts of any kind to be displayed on or in building
6.No sales of auto parts to take place on property; No dismantle of vehicles
on property
m/McNulty, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the Fortune Telling License for the period of January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007:
            Joan Fabroski dba Anastasia’s
            685 No. Bedford Street
m/McNulty, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the following Package Store – All Alcoholic Licenses for the period of January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007:
            Virge Enterprises, Inc. dba The Grapevine & Spirits
            Virginia Lanphear, Manager
            685 North Bedford Street
            ABA Inc. dba East Bridgewater Wine & Spirits
            Dianne E. Kennedy, Manager
            225 Bedford Street
            Tonello, Inc. dba Harmony Package Store
            Tina Tonello, Manager
            162 North Bedford Street
Board of Selectmen                                             -6-                                December 12, 2006
m/McNulty, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the following Package Store – Wine & Malt Licenses for the period of January 1, 2007 to December 31, 2007, as amended per application:
            Afrin Enterprises, Inc. dba Country Convenience
            Abu Zafar, Manager
            210 Pond 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
            The T. Sikder Corporation dba Tedeschi’s #330
            Elizabeth C. Parveg, Manager
            52 Bedford Street
            Robert W. Lundin dba Joppa Market
            Robert W. Lundin, Manager
            626 Bedford Street
Working on figures for Capital Planning and Special Town Meeting
Street Lights – reminded residents that street light outages may be reported to the Town Hall or by calling National Grid; must have pole number for reporting.
Special Town Meeting – December 18
EB Businessmen Assn. December 13
Mr. Walsh noted the following:
he had received a letter regarding speeding problems on Crescent Street; has directed
concerns to Police Chief. Requested that Chief Cowen be placed on a January meeting   to discuss street safety.
Electric Contract – forward to Town Counsel
Surplus Vehicle information from County Commissioners – check with departments
Mrs. McNulty noted that following:
New hire in Assessors Office – Jean Porrazzo
Mr. Haines has applied for low interest loan for water project and has been approved
Coins for Community – taking donations through end of year.
Mr.Walsh requested that Department Head Reports be given in January by treasurer regarding late payments.
Board of Selectmen                                             -7-                                December 12, 2006
Board requested that meeting with DOR to discuss report with Treasurer and Accountant be put on Pending Items.
Town Clerk, Marcia Weidenfeller, Moderator Robert Looney and Finance Committee Members, Tony Figueiredo, Bill Jacques, Cathy Lane, Albert Mondeau, William Dunham and Martin Crowley met with the Board to go over the articles on the STM warrant.
A discussion was held regarding unpaid legal bills for Police and ZBA. Mr. Samia explained the reasons for the bills being submitted for payment so late.
It was announced that there were two articles, which require a quorum and reminded residents that a quorum is 150 voters.
Mr. Hamilton noted that the MMA Annual Meeting will be on January 11 & 12, 2007; informed
Board members that he intends to attend.
Mr. Hamilton announced that he intends to run for re-election and will be taking out nomination papers in January.
Open Forum
No one present.
M/McNulty, s/Walsh, move to close Open Session and go into Executive session for the purpose of discussing pending litigation and personnel matters and will not be returning to Open Session.
VOTE: Yes – Walsh, McNulty, Hamilton; a unanimous vote in favor.
Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.
            Board of Selectmen

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