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Selectmen's Minutes 1/3/06
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Monday evening, January 3, 2006 at 7:35 p.m.
Present: David L. Walsh, Chairman; Peter A. Hamilton, Clerk; Theresa McNulty
Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant
Not Present: George Samia, Town Administrator
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, move to approve the minutes of the December 27, 2005 meeting.
VOTE: Yes – McNulty, Hamilton; Abstain – Walsh; a majority vote in favor.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve a Lease Agreement for the carriage house located at 132 Whitman Street between the Town of East Bridgewater and Mark & Donna McGlaughlin.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the following License renewals for the period of December 31, 2005 to December 31, 3006:
Common Victualer License:
Marylou’s News Inc.
117 North Bedford Street
Hours: Monday – Friday 5 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday – 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday – 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.
East Bridgewater Pictures, LLC
225 Bedford Street
Hours: 12 noon – 1 a.m. 7 days
Entertainment License #6
East Bridgewater Pictures, LLC
225 Bedford Street
6 Movie Screens
Automatic Amusement License #6
East Bridgewater Pictures, LLC
225 Bedford Street
2 video games
1 claw game
Recycling/Trash Week – all pick-ups delayed one day
Project Lifesaver Training – Friday, January 6, 8 a.m. – noon; information call Chief
Cowen or Mrs. McNulty
DPW Legislation on Governor’s desk
Open Space Committee – letters of interest to Conservation Commission
ZBA Alternate – 2-year appointment; letters of interest by January 20
Discussion was held regarding DPW. Mr. Walsh requested that Board members review sample job descriptions; Board will start work on job description and have ready by end of January.
Mr. Walsh requested Mrs. Grabau to prepare a schedule for a Special Town Meeting to be held on March 6. Noted that this will be a one-article warrant for Wastewater.
Board of Selectmen -2- January 3, 2006
Open Forum
Mark Zewiey, Oregon Street, spoke to the Board regarding recent flooding at his home. Noted that he had spoken to Mr. Walsh prior to the meeting and understood that he could only take 5 minutes this evening to state his requests. Asked who the dam keeper was for the town. Asked if the Forge Pond dam was town owned. Stated that he was evacuated from his home three times; FEMA has requested him to find out this information. Stated that the town had received funds to fix dam and it has not been done. Stated that Chief Pratt had help his family to find accommodations when they were evacuated from their home. Noted that he had received a letter from Homeland Security and from the President.
Mr. Zewiey continued that the town had received a grant for ½ million to dredge Forge Pond and that Mr. Trudeau was the dam keeper at that time. Questioned what was the capacity for Forge Pond.
Mr. Walsh stated that the Board would have to look into Mr. Zewiey’s questions. Requested that he submit a list of questions, which the Board would review and forward to Town Counsel for assistance.
Mrs. McNulty requested Mr. Zewiey to submit to Mrs. Grabau copies of the documents and letters he alluded to this evening for the Board to review.
Mr. Walsh stated that the Board would get back to Mr. Zewiey with a date to meet with them within the next week.
Mr. Zewiey left at this time.
A resident of Sherwood Circle asked if the Wastewater Committee could hold a Saturday meeting, as he would like to attend a meeting, but works nights. Also, asked if the Board had considered a Trash Transfer Station. Board explained that this had been looked into and that Mr. Haines would be presenting and update regarding trash and recycling for July, 2006.
Mr. Walsh noted that the Wastewater Committee was meeting this Thursday evening at 7 p.m.
Mr. Hamilton thanked Mrs. McNulty for her efforts on the DPW legislation.
Mr. Walsh announced that he has served the town for the last 8 years on the Finance Committee, Government Review Study Committee and Selectmen and that he has made the decision that he will not be seeking reelection in April.
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, move to close Open Session and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing contract negotiations, ongoing litigation settlement and will not be returning to Open Session.
Meeting adjourned at 8:00 p.m.
Board of Selectmen

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