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Selectmen's Minutes 5/8/07
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, May 8, 2007 at 7:35 p.m.

 

Present: Theresa McNulty, Chairman; David L. Walsh, Clerk; Peter A. Hamilton

            George Samia, Town Administrator

            Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant

 

APPOINTMENT

Steve Belcher stated that there was not a quorum of Planning Board members present to take a vote appointing an Associate Member. Explained the duties of an Associate Member.

 

Mrs. McNulty noted that David Botelho did not seek reelection to the Planning Board; now would like to be appointed as an Alternate Member.

 

It was agreed that the Selectmen would take a vote on appointing Mr. Botelho this evening and Planning Board can take a vote at their next meeting and then notification will be forwarded to the Town Clerk of Mr. Botelho’s appointment.

 

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to appoint David Botelho as an Associate Member of the Planning Board.

 

Board requested Mr. Samia to check with Town Counsel as to whether separate votes were legal to appoint an Alternate Member to the Planning Board.

 

Mrs. McNulty announced that the Public Hearing scheduled for 7:45 p.m. has been canceled.

 

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the May 1, 2007 meeting.

 

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of Louis Almond of Tri-Town James A. Oliver Post 2125 VFW to hold their annual “Buddy Poppy” drive in East Bridgewater on May 11, 12, & 13, 2007.

 

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of Cub Scout Pack 28 to place a sign for Scout registration on the Town Office/Police Station front lawn.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

Mrs. Walsh noted that a letter was received from Frank Ray Troop 29 advisor regarding upcoming Eagle Scout ceremony.

 

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve preparing a letter of recognition for Mark D’Angelo’s Eagle Scout award ceremony.

 

Mr. Walsh noted that he would be attending the Eagle Scout award ceremony on Saturday, May 12, 2007 and will present the award.

 

Mr. Walsh noted letter from Patriotic Activities Committee inviting Board to participate in the Memorial Day ceremonies at the Town Common on Monday, May 28, 2007.

 

Mrs. McNulty and Mr. Hamilton stated that they would be attending; Mr. Walsh noted that he would be out of town. Mr. Hamilton also noted that there was a Chicken Barbecue at the Commercial Club following the ceremonies.

 

Board noted that the next appointment was scheduled for 8:00 p.m. and that they needed to hold an Executive Session and would recess Open Session for 15 minutes and then return to Open Session at 8:00 p.m.

Board of Selectmen                                          -2-                                  May 8, 2007

 

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, move to recess Open Session and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing contract negotiations with Chief of Police John Cowan and will be returning to Open Session.

VOTE: Yes – McNulty, Walsh, Hamilton; a unanimous vote in favor.

 

Open Session reconvened at 8:07 p.m.

 

APPOINTMENT

Board met with Town Moderator, Robert Looney and Town Clerk, Marcia Weidenfeller to go over the warrant articles for the Special and Annual Town Meetings.

 

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING

            Art. 1 – presented by Chief Pratt – majority vote

            Art. 2 – presented by Chief Pratt – majority vote

            Art. 3 – presented by Chief Cowan – majority vote

            Art. 4 – presented by John Haines – majority vote

            Art. 5 – presented by Peter Hamilton – majority vote

            Art. 6 – presented by John Haines – majority vote

            Art. 7 – presented by John Haines – majority vote

            Art. 8 – presented by Chief Pratt – Cap. Imp. Comm. Recommendation – majority vote

            Art. 9 – presented by Theresa McNulty for Treasurer –majority vote

            Art. 10 – presented by Theresa McNulty for Town Accountant- majority vote

 

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING

            Art. 1 – presented by Peter Hamilton – majority vote

            Art. 2 – presented by Theresa McNulty – majority vote

            Art. 3 – presented by David Walsh – majority vote

            Art. 4 – presentations from Capital Imp. Committee, Finance Comm. And Mr. Hamilton

            Art. 5 – presented by Peter Hamilton – majority vote

            Art. 6 – presented by Peter Hamilton – majority vote

            Art. 7 – presented by John Haines – Capital Imp. Comm. recommendation – 2/3 vote

                        Mr. Looney noted that they would be prepared for a ballot vote for Art. 7 and 8

            Art. 8 – presented by John Haines – Capital Imp. Comm. recommendation – majority vote

Art. 9 – presented by Peter Hamilton – Habitat representative will be present for any

questions – majority vote

            Art. 10 – presented by Jane Haines – majority vote

            Art. 11 – presented by Cheryl Pooler – Majority vote

            Art. 12 – presented by Chief Cowan – Capital Imp. Comm. recommendation - majority vote

            Art. 13 – presented by Marcia Weidenfeller – majority vote

            Art. 14 – presented by Marcia Weidenfeller – majority vote

            Art. 15 – presented by Chief Pratt – Capital Imp. Comm. recommendation – majority vote

            Art. 16 – presented by Theresa McNulty for Treasurer – majority vote

            Art. 17 - presented by John Haines – majority vote

            Art. 18 – presented by Theresa McNulty – majority vote

            Art. 19 – presented by David Walsh – Planning Board recommendation – majority vote

            Art. 20 – presented by Theresa McNulty for Town Accountant – majority vote

 

A discussion was held regarding voter attendance at town meeting; what other towns have done regarding quorums, etc

 

OPEN FORUM

No one was present

 

 

Board of Selectmen                                          -3-                                           May 8, 2007

 

REMINDERS

            Town Report ready. Copies being made; can be picked up at Town Hall

            Hazardous Household Day – Sat., May 12 8 a.m. – noon

            Yard Waste Pick-up Day – May 12; curbside; leaves and grass clippings, no plastic bags

 

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, move to close Open Session at 9:00 p.m.

VOTE: Yes – McNulty, Walsh, Hamilton; a unanimous vote in favor.

 

 

 

 

 

________________________________Clerk

            Board of Selectmen

 




 
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