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Selectmen's Minutes 4/17/07
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, April 17, 2007 at 7:34 p.m.
 
Present:             Theresa McNulty, Chairman; Peter A. Hamilton, Clerk, pro-tem;
George Samia, Town Administrator; Catherine Johnson, Senior Clerk
 
Not Present:            David Walsh, Clerk
 
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the minutes of the April 10, 2007 meeting.
 
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the following Second Hand Dealers License renewals for the period of May 1, 2007 to April 30, 2008:
 
            Charles S. Bertocci, Charlene D. Bertocci and Gary Bertocci                  
            1461 Central Street, East Bridgewater                  
            RESTRICTIONS:   Conditions as approved by Board of Appeals
                                           10/22/81No outside display of articles
                                            Granted upon the condition that adequate off-street parking be
                                                 maintained at all times by the petitioner.         
                                                 Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
 
            Linda W. Triconi dba Ms. Bee-Haven
           10 West Union Street, East Bridgewater
            Hours: 7 days; 9:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.           
 
            Lorraine Parker dba Mrs. Swift’s & Moore Antiques & Collectibles
            12 West Union Street
            Hours: 7 days, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
            Restrictions:  Limited articles for outside display against building and
                                                         signage as regulated by Town's By-Laws
            Hours: 7 days, 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
 
            Diana Landry dba Diana’s Now and Then Shoppe                      
            734 Bedford Street     Elmwood                      
            RESTRICTIONS:  No display of articles on sidewalk
                                         Signage as allowed by Zoning By-Law
            Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 
            Susan M. Hartman dba Hartman House Antiques 
            334 Bedford Street   E. Bridgewater
            RESTRICTIONS: Outside display limited to two items
                                         against building.  No parking on street
            Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
                                          Sunday & Monday by chance or appointment
 
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the following License renewals for the period of May 1, 2007 to April 30, 2008:
 
                         Frederick W. Thompson, Jr. dba Viking Recreational Center, Inc.   
                                                607 Bedford Street   East Bridgewater      
                         RESTRICTIONS: Hours: 7 days     9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
                                                                      16 Bowling Lanes
                                                 
                                                                       
                               Frederick W. Thompson dba Viking Recreational Center, Inc.  
                                                607 Bedford Street   East Bridgewater                                      
Board of Selectmen                                             -2-                                            April 17, 2007
 
                       
                        RESTRICTIONS:  Hours: 7 days     9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
                                                                      2 pool tables
 
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the following Junk Dealer License renewal for the period of May 1, 2007 to April 30, 2008:
 
 
                        Diana Landry dba Diana’s Now and Then Shoppe                     
                                734 Bedford Street      Elmwood          
                        RESTRICTIONS:    No display of articles on sidewalk
                                                Signage as allowed by Zoning by-Law                                                     
                        Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
 

Town Administrator Report

 
FY 08 Budget
 

Reminders

 
Calvin Harlow Day/Civil War Encampment – April 28, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sachem Rock Farm
 
Household Hazardous Waste Disposal Day – May 12, 8:00 a.m. – 12 noon at the BFI Thatcher Street site.
 
Announcement that Representative Alan McCarthy presented a flag which flew over the State House to Veteran’s Agent, Peter Spagone at a ceremony at the State House.
 
Budget Discussions
 
Ms. McNulty opened the discussion with thanking Mr. Samia for his expertise and continuous efforts in the budget process.
 
DPW Director, John Haines presented his department’s budget; explained the procedure for the Snow and Ice line item and the Employee Vehicle Usage Plan in his department. 
 
Mr. Samia further explained the way in which the Snow and Ice line item differs from other budget line items.
 
Fire Chief Ryon Pratt presented his department’s budget; began with thanking Mr. Samia for the opportunity to have a place to go on a weekly basis, for aiding the department heads and for producing a balanced budget year after year.  
 
Police Chief John Cowan presented his department’s budget and expressed his appreciation to Mr. Samia, the financial team and the public for their continued support to his department.
 
Chief Cowan informed the Board of a Safe School Forum seminar he and Dr. Strojny would be attending in the next week in an effort to keep our schools safe.
 
Mr. Samia explained that he would have, within the next several days, a balanced budget with tighter figures and that he will be prepared when town meeting takes place.
 

Board of Selectmen                                             -3-                                            April 17, 2007
 
 
Mr. Hamilton announced that there will be capital project articles on the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting and the Board would be looking over alternatives within the next week and will go over them at next week’s Selectmen’s meeting.

 

Open Forum

 
No one present
 
The Board thanked the Finance Committee for their attendance and the Department Heads for their budget presentations.
 
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, move to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing contract and personnel issues and to return to Open Session.
VOTE:  Yes – McNulty, Hamilton; a unanimous vote in favor.
 
Recessed at 9:15 p.m.
 
Reconvened at 10:05 p.m.
 
The Board reconvened to announce, with pleasure, the extension of Mr. Samia’s employment contract. 
 
Mr. Samia stated that he appreciated the board having him back and stated that East Bridgewater is a great town to work for and that he appreciated the opportunity and what this town has done for his personal career.
 
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to adjourn Open Session at 10:15 p.m.
 
 
 
 
 
___________________________Clerk
            Board of Selectmen


 
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