The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, April 25, 2006 at 7:30 p.m.
Present: Peter A. Hamilton, Chairman
Theresa McNulty, Clerk
Catherine Johnson, Senior Clerk
George Samia, Town Administrator
David Walsh – not present
Robert Goulart of West Street Auto Sales, 558 West Street was present with regards to a Class II Used Car Dealer License application.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, approve the Class II Used Car Dealer’s License for West Street Auto Sales, 558 West Street, with restrictions as printed.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, approve the minutes of the April 18, 2006 meeting.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, approve the renewal of the Class II Used Car Dealer’s License for Almeida Enterprises.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, approve the appointment of Kelly Milne to the Conservation Commission, to fill a vacancy, effective immediately through June 30, 2006.
A letter from Cody Wakeman of Troop 29 was received, requesting permission from the Board to place a gazebo on town property near the skate park in memory of Ryan Carmichael for his Eagle Scout project. Ms. McNulty stated that she would be in touch with Cody in the near future.
Mr. Hamilton went over the Department Budget Presentation Schedule. Mr. Hamilton stated that he would like to take the School Department off the schedule on May 23rd and attend their Budget Hearing on May 3rd at 7:30 p.m. at the Middle School, instead of having them present the budget a second time.
Mr. Hamilton suggested that we contact the Water Commissioners and let them know that DPW will be moved up to 7:45 p.m. on May 23rd.
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John Haines, DPW Director, was present to present to the Board the Solid Waste Disposal Contract between the Town and SEMASS.
An overview of the contract was given and the Board signed the agreement between the Town and SEMASS.
Budget Presentation (Police Dept.)
Chief Cowan was present to go over his fiscal year 2007 budget and to read an impact statement, at the request of the Town Administrator.
Chief Cowan requested permission from the Board to attend a Joint Services Small Arms Symposium from May 15th – May 18th in New Mexico, paid for by Mr. Dick Swan.
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, approve the request of Chief Cowan for permission to attend a Joint Services Small Arms Symposium from May 15th – May 18th in New Mexico, during work hours, paid for by Mr. Dick Swan.
Budget Presentation (Fire Dept.)
Chief Pratt was present to go over his fiscal year 2007 budget and to present the Board with an impact statement and implementation of a new plan for the Fire Department.
No one present
Town Administrator Report
Budgets (T.V. portion)
1. Recycling Collection Week
2. Support Our Troops Road Race – May 6, 2006 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
3. Hazardous Waste Day – BFI Thatcher Street site – May 6th from 8 a.m. - noon
List of items available at Town Hall
4. Healthy Lawns and Landscapes Workshop – May 15th 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
E.B. Public Library
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5. May 8, 2006 Special Town Meeting Articles are available at the Town Hall.
6. Water Commissioners public meeting and presentation on the proposed water
treatment plants on Monday, May 22nd at 7:30 p.m. in the Selectmen’s conference
room in Town Hall.
7. Hydrant Flushing Schedule
M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, approve the request of the Sachem Rock Committee for placement of a permanent trail map of the Sachem Rock property at the farm.
m/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to close Open Session and go into Executive Session for the purposes of discussing personnel issues and will not be returning to Open Session.
VOTE: Yes – Hamilton, McNulty; a unanimous vote in favor.
Meeting adjourned at 9:20 p.m.
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