The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, November 14, 2006 at 7:35 p.m.
Present: Theresa McNulty, Clerk; David L. Walsh
George Samia, Town Administrator
Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant
Not Present: Peter A. Hamilton, Chairman
Dr. Margaret Strojny, Superintendent of Schools, was present and accepted on behalf of the High School a shadowbox plaque presented at the Veterans’ Day ceremonies on November 11.
M/Walsh, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the October 30, 2006 meeting.
M/Walsh, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of Susan Hartman of the Hockomock Antique group for use of the town Common on June 2, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for an Antique Show.
M/Walsh, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to accept with regret the resignation of Jennifer Repeta from the Recreation Commission, effective immediately.
Mrs. McNulty noted that there are vacancies for two alternates for the Recreation Commission, as the two Alternates have taken the vacant positions created by resignations.
M/Walsh, a/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the holding a Special Town Meeting on December 18, 2006 at the Middle School and to approve the schedule as printed.
M/Walsh, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of the East Bridgewater Kiwanis Club to use the Town Hall main lobby on December 2, 2006 for Santa Clause to greet children and parents.
John Stanbrook met with the Board to be introduced as the newly appointed Town Accountant. Mr. Stanbrook will begin his duties on November 21, 2006.
Mr. Stanbrook gave a resume of his family and experience.
M/Walsh, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve signing the contract with John Stanbrook as Town Accountant effective November 21, 2006 to November 21, 2007.
Board signed contract with Mr. Stanbrook.
Letter from Weston & Sampson re: amendment to CWMP contract; Board requested
That the Sewerage Study Committee be invited into an upcoming meeting to give an update on their work.
Flu Clinic – November 18 at High School
Sen. Lynch Office Hours – November 16 at Town Hall, 9-11 a.m.
Notification from National Register that Sachem Rock Farm nomination has been voted eligible by State Review Board and has been signed by State Historic Preservation Officer.
Recreation Commission sponsoring a bus trip to LaSallette Shrine on December 8
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Department Head meeting, Tuesday, November 21 will be kick-off of budget process for next fiscal year.
Coins for the Community – collections canisters available at Town Hall, Schools and E.B. Savings Bank
TOWN ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
Working on information regarding update of Pending Items
Curbside Yard Waste pick-up on November 18; no plastic bags or limbs & stumps; leaves, grass & like materials in barrel or paper leaf bag; at curb by 7 a.m.
Recall – work on article for annual town meeting
Capital Stabilization Fund – work on article for annual town meeting and election
Energy – work with Town Administrator on reviewing contracts for electricity
Cable TV License – expires December 29, 2009 – Russ Hannagan reported that he is working on finding interested people to serve on Advisory Committee; Committee will be made up of 3-5 members.
Economic development Committee – Mr. Hamilton has sent letters to several individuals inviting them to a formation meeting on November 20
Town Planner – prepare an article for annual town meeting
Annual Employee Evaluation – work on putting a process
Master Plan – No work or proposal at this time; need to work on getting a proposal with cost and timetable for completion
Eastern States Steel property – evaluation completed through a grant; preliminary report submitted to Board; final report should be in shortly; final report will give a better picture of remediation for property; set up a meeting with Mr. Army to discuss possible ways to proceed. Mrs. McNulty noted that Board may be able to tie in study of downtown area; may be something for economic development committee.
No one was present
M/Walsh, 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, McNulty; a unanimous vote in favor.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
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