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Selectmen's Minutes 7/10/07
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, July 10, 2007 at 7:05 p.m.

Present: Theresa McNulty, Chairman; David L. Walsh, Clerk; Peter A. Hamilton
        George Samia, Town Administrator
        Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant

PUBLIC MEETING

Board met with representatives of the Brockton Power Plant Project, Jack Buckley, Ron Kelly and Steve Slocum for an informational Public Meeting.

Mr. Kelly explained via a power-point presentation the project, economic benefits to area, construction timetable, how plant will work, use of water from AWRF, etc.

Residents, Jackie Kelley and Chris Couto asked several questions, which were answered by Mr. Slocum.

Mrs. McNulty announced that the Board needed to close the Public Meeting as they had a Public Hearing scheduled for 7:45 p.m. Explained that the Board had information for residents as to where they could direct questions, etc. It was noted that the Project has a web site: www.BrocktonPower.com  and their direct phone number is: 508-427-9853.

PUBLIC HEARING

Mr. Walsh read the following Legal Notice:

Notice is hereby given that pursuant to the requirements of M.G.L. Chap. 138, a Public Hearing will be held relative to the Application for Transfer of a Common Victualer - All Alcoholic License, as follows:

        From: Creative Cuisine LLC
                Sheryll A. Gotreau, Manager
        To: Ridder Farm, Inc.
                Paul C. Hart, Manager
        Premises: 390 Oak Street

Premises consists of one story building, three function rooms (capacity 950), kitchen and office on 1st floor.

A Public Hearing will be held at the Town Hall, First Floor Conference Room, 175 Central Street, East Bridgewater on Tuesday, July 10, 2007 at 7:45 p.m.

Public Hearing was opened at 7:47 p.m.

Present were: Jon Ridder, Pres., Ridder Farm Inc.
                Paul C. Hart, proposed Manager

Mr. Ridder explained that the owners of Creative Cuisine would no longer be running Ridder Country Club. The Ridder Country Club management will revert back to the owner Ridder Farm Inc.

Mr. Hart informed the Board that he has over 11 years experience in the business. Is aware of liquor law requirements.


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Mr. Hart noted that he is in need of Special One Day Licenses for outings being held at the Tent at Ridder Country Club/Golf Course. Explained the two events. It was noted that the ABCC had not allowed the tent to be an extension of the premises.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the transfer of the Common Victualer – Alcoholic License from Creative Cuisine, Sheryll A. Gotreau, Manager, to Ridder Farm Inc., Paul C. Hart, Manager, 390 Oak Street.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the Special One Day All Alcoholic Licenses at Ridder Country Club/Gold Course on July 13, and July 25, 2007 contingent on receipt of the proper application forms and fees.

APPOINTMENT

A Joint Meeting of the Board of Selectmen and the Board of Library Trustees was held for the purpose of appointing one person to the Library Trustees to fill an unexpired term.

Library Trustees present were: Sandra Ockers, Susan Murray, Fred Chapman and Jane Haines

Mrs. Murray stated that the Trustees were unanimous in their endorsement of James Weidenfeller to fill the unexpired term.

An explanation of the process, which by Massachusetts General Law, must be followed for appointment to fill a vacancy in any elected position was reiterated.

Mr. Walsh stated that he would have preferred having the candidate in for an interview, even though there was only one person, Mr. Weidenfeller. Noted that Mr. Weidenfeller will need to run for the rest of the unexpired term next April.

M/Chapman, s/Murray, move to appoint James Weidenfeller to the Board of Library Trustees to fill an unexpired term until the April, 2008 Town Election.
VOTE: Yes – Murray, Chapman, Ockers, Haines, McNulty, Hamilton
        Abstain – Walsh
        A majority vote in favor.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, move to approve the minutes of the June 26, 2007 meeting.
Yes – Hamilton, McNulty; Abstain – Walsh; a majority vote in favor.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of Timothy Royer of the E.B. Youth Basketball for use of the John L. Silva Athletic Complex from July 9, 2007 to August 16, 2007 for a summer basketball league.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of Margaret Alexander of the Unitarian Church for use of sachem Rock Farm on July 22, 2007 for services and a picnic.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Robert Looney to the Zoning board of Appeals  - alternate for the period of July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Paul Garabedian to the Zoning board of Appeals for the period of July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Jane Haines to the Old Colony Planning Council Area Agency on Aging – Delegate for the period of July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.
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M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Jane Haines to the Old Colony Elderly Services – Delegate for the period of July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the reappointment of Jane Haines as the Dial-A-Bat Representative for the period of July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the appointment of Helen C. Bomar-Kennedy to the Old Colony Elderly Services – alternate for the period of July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the appointment of Carissa B. Korites to the Arts Council for the period of July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2010.

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
Draft contract renewals in Selectmen’s packets for review.
Clerical Contract negotiations begin Thursday
End of year finalization going well
Audit – under way

REMINDERS:
Trash stickers - $5.00 sticker for bulky items; $15. sticker for appliances, i.e. refrigerators, stoves, microwave ovens, etc. – Stickers available where bags sold
Summer Schedule – next Selectmen’s meeting, July 24.

Mrs. McNulty reported that the dog on Old Bedford Road has been removed from Town. Thanked owners for their cooperation.

CORRESPONDENCE
        Letter from Office of Emergency Medical Services – further information needed – will
reply as soon as information obtained.

OPEN FORUM
        No one was present

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to adjourn meeting at 8:10 p.m.






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