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Selectmen's Minutes 2/20/07
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, February 20, 2007 at 7:35 p.m.
 
Present: Peter A. Hamilton, Chairman; Theresa McNulty, Clerk; David L. Walsh
            George Samia, Town Administrator
            Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant
 
PUBLIC HEARING
A Public Hearing was called to order for the purpose of an application for Alteration of Premises for T.J. Smith’s, 13 Cross Street, Joseph Smith, Manager.
 
One abutter was present. No one from T.J. Smith’s was present
 
The Board went over the application. It was noted that there was no additional expansion from the addition that was recently built. Hearing is held to place changes to premises in description on license.
 
M/McNulty, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the Application for Alteration of Premises for T.J. Smith’s, 13 Cross Street, as written.
 
M/McNulty, s/Walsh, move to approve the minutes of the February 13, 2007 meeting.
VOTE: Yes – Walsh, McNulty; Abstain – Hamilton; a majority vote in favor.
 
TOWN ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
 
Continue to work on budget preparation; noted this year looks to be tight from information received from Rep. McCarthy; state to level fund
 
APPOINTMENT
Town clerk Marcia Weidenfeller met with the Board to go over the articles for the Special Town Meeting on February 26.
 
Mr. Walsh noted that Article 1 would be amended on the floor by the addition of the word “and approved” in #1, which will then read:
 
1. All capital stabilization fund requests must first be reviewed and approved by the Capital Improvement Committee (CIC.)
 
After some discussion, it was agreed that Mr. Walsh would make a brief power point presentation prior to presentation of the articles. Mr. Hamilton will present Article 1 and Mrs. McNulty will present Article 2.
 
Mrs. Weidenfeller noted that both articles would require a 2/3 vote to pass. Also noted that the Board must vote to place the override question on the April Election Ballot. The vote must be done at least 35 days prior to the Election. It was noted that the Board would not be meeting next week and that the vote should be taken this evening.
 
M/McNulty, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote move to place the override ballot question on the April Election Ballot, contingent on approval of Article 2 at the February 26 Special Town Meeting.
 
Open Forum
No one was present
 
Mr. Walsh urged all voters to attend the upcoming Special Town Meeting. Explained the plan the financial team has put together to address capital needs of the town. Explained the costs to taxpayers for the different options.
Board of Selectmen                                             -2-                                February 21, 2007
 
Mrs. McNulty noted that there were flyers available at the Town Hall, Library and Schools, which answer some of the often-asked questions and also gives general information on proposal. Information is also available on the town’s web site.
 
M/McNulty, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to close the Selectmen’s meeting at 8:05 p.m.
 
__________________________Clerk
            Board of Selectmen


 
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