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Selectmen's Minutes 6/26/07
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, June 26, 2007 at 7:35 p.m.

 

Present: Theresa McNulty, Chairman; Peter A. Hamilton

            George Samia, Town Administrator

            Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant

 

Not Present: David L. Walsh, Clerk

 

It was noted per prior vote Mr. Hamilton will serve as Clerk pro-tem for the evening.

 

Members of the Library Trustees, Sandra Ockers, Jane Haines, Susan Murray and Fred Chapman,  were present to voice their displeasure that a meeting with the Board of Selectmen to appoint someone to fill a vacancy was not on the Selectmen’s agenda. Mrs. McNulty stated that the joint meeting was not posted due to a staff error, therefore no appoint could be voted.

 

A discussion was held relative to protocol for filling a vacancy. Mrs. McNulty explained MGL regarding filling of vacancy on an elected Board. Trustees felt that their by-law covered making an appointment and that a joint meeting didn’t have to be held.

 

After further discussion, it was agreed that a joint meeting would be held at the next Selectmen’s meeting on July 10, 2007.

 

Public Hearing

 

Mrs. McNulty called to order a Public Hearing relative to complaints regarding a pit bull dog at 37 Old Bedford Road.

 

Chief of Police, John Cowan informed the Board that there have been 7 recorded complaints in the Police Department regarding the pit bull at 37 Old Bedford Road between June 17, 2006 to June 20, 2007. Most recent complaint neighbor’s dog bitten, Noted that he has asked for a Show Cause Hearing, as the dog is not registered, no proof of rabies shot and failure to pay several fines.

 

Sgt. Thomas Reed testified regarding two incidents he responded to at Old Bedford Road. On July 26, 2006 received a call of loose pit bull, responded to the neighborhood, spoke to the owner, who agreed to keep dog restrained. On May 17, 2007 responded to a call of loose pit bull, spoke to owner, owner had retrieved dog; Animal Control called and citation would be issued.

 

Off. David Perrault testified to two incidents he responded to at Old Bedford Road.  On June 17, 2006, he responded to 62 Old Bedford Road, dog attacked by pit bull; spoke to owner who agreed to pay all bills for injured dog. On June 20, 2007, responded to 48 Old Bedford Road, dog bitten by pit bull; Animal Control notified; notified owner of pit bull that they were responsible for all costs associated with injured dog’s treatment.

 

Crystal Mannai, 37 Old Bedford Road stated that she was the owner of the pit bull; dog has rabies shot, has certificate; tried to license dog today but because of fines can’t license dog until fines are paid. Stated she had fence installed to keep dog in yard.

 

Mrs. McNulty stated that if there is one further offense regarding her dog including running loose in neighborhood, Animal Control will be called and ordered to pick up the dog.

 

Chief Cowan stated that he wanted to inspect the fence and make sure that it was appropriate to restrain dog; felt that neighbors should also have a chance to inspect and give their opinion. Stated that the neighbors need to have peace of mind regarding restraint of dog.

 

Board of Selectmen                                          -2-                               June 26, 2007

 

A lengthy discussion was held with various neighbors voicing their concerns and frustrations with the situation on Old Bedford Road. All stated that they felt the dog was dangerous; felt their children were in jeopardy; children afraid to go out in yard to play; felt that the dog would still get out; stated that they wanted the dog removed from the neighborhood.

 

Mrs. McNulty stated that any further issue and the Board would reverse their decision and the dog would be removed.

 

Ms. Mannai and neighbors left at this time.

 

Board asked for details from Chief Cowan and Sgt. Reed concerning recent stolen truck incident.  Sgt. Reed explained the use of “Stinger” which he deployed to stop truck; explained incident.

Chief Cowan commended Sgt. Reed on his successful stop of stolen truck. Sgt. Reed noted that training on use of “Stinger” worked in this situation.

 

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the June 19, 2007 meeting.

 

M/ Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to appoint the following list of Election Workers:

 

            Margaret Alexander             Steven Belcher            Maryann Boyle

            Jean Braddock                 Diane Domer            Beverly Fanning

            James Havens                  Rena Havens            Marijo Martin

            Lois Nelson                                   Charles Repeta Jr.            Esther Tucker

            Beverly Smith                     Kevin Miller            Edward Smith

            David Botelho        

 

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, to approve the following reappointments for three-year terms:

           

Paul Marini                                                     Jen Turner

252 Elm Street                                                  27 Forest Trail

Agricultural Commission – Alternate                 Historical Commission

July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010                          July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010

 

Craig Winsor                                                 Cecilia Chapman

 388 Plymouth Street                          103 No. Central Street

Conservation Commission                          Registrars of Voters

July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010                          July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010

 

Michael C. Moore                                     Richard E. Bachman

424 Ralph Talbot Street                          116 East Street

Constable (Pays Own Bond)                        Board of Appeals

July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010                           July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010

 

Albert O. Mondeau                                            Elliott B. Jacobs

58 Folsom Ave.                                        48 Old Bedford Road

Finance Committee                                         Conservation Commission

July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010                           July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010

  

Edith Imlach                                                   Jeff Luttazi

54 Park Avenue                                               529 Crescent Street

Council on Aging                                      Finance Committee

July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010                           July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010

 

Board of Selectmen                                          -3-                               June 26, 2007 

 

 

Merilyn Johnson                                              Beverly A. Fanning

192 Cedar  Street                                      107 Waterman St.

Historical Commission                                    Council on Aging

July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010               July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010

  

Claire Yocum                                     Tony Figueiredo

11 Rolling Hills Dr.                                               39 McCormack Avenue

Conservation Commission                        Finance Committee

July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010                           July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2010

 

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve following reappointments for one year terms:

 

Ryon Pratt                                                      Jeanne L. Bennett

451 Pleasant Street                                       58 Folsom Ave

Forest Warden                                                          Parking Clerk/ Hearing Officer

July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008               July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008

 

Richard M. O'Flaherty                                Richard M. O'Flaherty

31 Hobart Street                                      31 Hobart Street

Old Colony Planning Council Joint             Old Colony Planning Council,

             Transportation Committee                          Delegate

July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008               July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008

 

Dominic A. Marini                              Herbert Wolfer

233 Union St.                             510 North Street, Bridgewater

Plymouth County Coope                           Sealer of Weights & Measures

Extension Service, Trustee              July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008

July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008

 

Margaret O. Alexander                                               Robert DeChristopher

17 Strong Ave.                                                    492 Central Street

Group Insurance Advisory Committee             Recreation Commission

(Rep. Retired Non-Union Personnel)

July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008

 

Jeanne Bennett                                                          Thomas B. Hamilton

58 Folsom Ave.                                                    930 Bridge Street

Group Insurance Advisory Committee                 Recreation Commission

( Rep. Non- Union Personnel)

July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008

 

Ryon Pratt                          

451 Pleasant Street

Right to Know Law

July 1, 2007- June 30, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

Board of Selectmen                                          -4-                               June 26, 2007

 

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of Julia Love of E.B. High School/S.A.D.D. for use of the Town Common on July 6, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. for a “Movie on the Common”.

 

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve signing the contract between the Town of East Bridgewater and Donna Morris, as Animal Control Officer and appoint her Animal Control Officer for the period of July 1, 2007 to June 30, 2008.

 

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve signing the contract, as amended by Town Counsel, between the Town of East Bridgewater and Angel View Pet Cemetery for disposal and/or cremation of deceased animals.

 

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the appointment of Mrs. Carolyn Vinton as Assistant Town Account by Town Accountant, John Stanbrook effective July 1, 2007 and concurrent with his term of office.

 

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move the following:

(1)               That the Town shall issue a bond or bonds in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $375,000 (the “Bonds”) pursuant to Chapters 29C and 44 of the General Laws and a vote of the Town passed June 12, 2006 (Article 21), for construction of sewers and other water pollution control facilities (the “Project”);

(2)               That in anticipation of the issuance of the Bonds the Treasurer is authorized to issue an interim loan note or notes (the “Notes”) from time to time in an aggregate principal amount not to exceed $375,000;

(3)               That each Bond or Note shall be issued as a single registered security, and sold to the Massachusetts Water Pollution Abatement Trust (the “Trust”) at a price determined pursuant to the Loan Agreement;

(4)               That the Treasurer is authorized to determine the date, the form, the maximum interest rate and the principal maturities of each Bond and Note, and to execute a Loan Agreement with the trust with respect to the sale of the Bonds and Notes, such date, form and maturities and the specific interest rate or rates of the Bonds and Notes to be approved by a majority of the Board of Selectmen and the Treasurer and evidenced by their execution of the Bonds or Notes;

(5)               That all action taken to date by the Town and its officers and agents to carry out the Project and its financing, including the execution of any loan commitment or agreement by the Treasurer, are hereby ratified, approved and confirmed; and

(6)               That the Treasurer and the other appropriate Town officials are each hereby authorized to take any and all actions necessary and convenient to carry out the provisions of this vote, including execution and delivery of the Loan Agreements and the Project Regulatory Agreement relating to the Project.

 

Mr. Samia explained the reasons for this vote, which authorizes a loan based on a 2% loan program for GIS mapping of water mains, etc.

 

 

 

Board of Selectmen                                          -5-                               June 26, 2007

 

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR REPORT

            Meetings this evening with Personnel Board and Finance Committee to clear up

several end of year issues.

 

REMINDERS

            Selectmen’s summer schedule – next meeting July 10

           

            July 10 Selectmen’s Meeting will begin at 7 p.m. for presentation regarding energy

plant proposed for Brockton.

 

OPEN FORUM

            Dominic D’Angelo, Senior Center Building Committee questioned when the board

would discuss the Committee’s request to move Future Senior Center Site sign to Sachem Rock Farm. Board agreed to place on next agenda as a Discussion Item.

 

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to adjourn Selectmen’s meeting at 8:35 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________Clerk

            Board of Selectmen



 
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