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Selectmen's Minutes 12/18/07
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, December 18, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

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

APPOINTMENT
Lynda and Marc Landreville met with the Board regarding their application for a Common Victualer License. Mrs. Landreville explained that they are located in the new Compass Medical building. Will be selling sandwiches, scones, coffee, soup/chowder, etc.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve a Common Victualer License for Lynda & Marc Landreville dba Deja Brew Coffee, 1 Compass Way, Suite 103; Hours: Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. – 1 p.m.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the December 11, 2007 meeting.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of Maureen Vardaro of Boy Scout troop 29 for use of the Town Hall parking lot on Saturday, January 5, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. for a Bottle and Can Drive.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve accepting the streetlight at the intersection of Old Farm Road and Washington Street on Pole J.A. CY 16 as a town streetlight.

It was noted that this light was installed as part of the new subdivision but was not listed with the rest of the accepted streetlights.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Common Victualer Licenses:
        LICENSE #11
        The Montana Group dba Johnny Macaroni’s John Vallarelli, Manager
        582 West Street

        LICENSE #24
        Papa Stelios Pizza                                      Larry Vintzelos, Mgr.
        224 No. Bedford Street
        Hours: 10 a.m. - 12 a.m.  7 days

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Class II – Used Car Dealers Licenses:
        LICENSE #26
        Catherine McDonagh dba Claddagh Auto Sales                      558 West Street
        Restrictions: 1. Only 10 unregistered vehicles on property at any given time
                       2. Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday - closed
                       3.All display of vehicles to be 10-15 feet from of road
                       4. No repairs to be done on property
                       5. No motor vehicles parts of any kind to be displayed on or in building
                       6. No sales of auto parts to take place on property. No dismantling of vehicles on
property.

        LICENSE #12     
         Batti's Auto Body      26 No. Central Street           
         Restrictions: Only 10 cars on display at anytime               
                 Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.   Monday -  Saturday
Board of Selectmen                              -2-                           December 18, 2007

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Class III – Motor Vehicle Junk License:
        LICENSE #1
        Edward P. Flint dba Flint & Son Used Auto Parts
        557 No. Central Street
        E. Bridgewater, MA 02333
        Restrictions: 1. No junk cars to be stored in front of fence between            
                                                                 garage and roadway leading to the junk car storage area
                              2. Hours: 8 a.m.  - 5 p.m. Mon - Sat.

m/Walsh, s/Hamilton, move to approve the renewal of the following Common Victualer – All Alcoholic Licenses:
All Licenses under this category have the following allowed hours of operation

Weekdays & Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.; Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Sunday - 12 noon - 1:00 a.m.

        Frank’s Cafe and Coffee House, Inc. dba                 T.J. Smith’s
        The Mockingbird Restaurant                              Joseph M. Smith, Manager
       Kelly Cannizzaro, Mgr.                                  13 Cross Street
        838 North Bedford Street

        The Montana Group, Inc. dba Johnny Macaroni’s   Ye Olde Standish Grille, Inc.,
        John Vallarelli, Manager                                        Arthur L. O’Leary, Manager
        582 West Street                                         175 No. Bedford Street

        Harden & Sons Enterprises dba Patriot Pub               Geek Inc. dba The Nutty
        Kenneth A. Harden, Manager                              Irishman Pub & Club
        225 Bedford Street                                      Patricia Bureau ,Manager
                                                                579 West Street

        Pub 106, Inc.                                           Ridder Farm Inc.
        Dana Colby, Manager                                     Paul C. Hart, Manager
        1300 Plymouth Street                                    390 Oak Street

        One Putt Inc. dba Cameron’s on the Green                Petsoco, Inc. dba Pier 18
        William Russell, Manager                                        Seafood & Grille
        436 Oak Street                                          Peter J. Soroka, Mgr.
                                                                205 Bedford Street

        Carmen’s inc. dba Carmen’s Mexican & American Restaurant
        Edward J. Murphy, Manager               
        34 Bedford Street

m/Walsh, s/Hamilton, move to amend motion to add: ,contingent upon Fire and Building Inspector inspection and approval.
VOTE: Yes – McNulty, Walsh, Hamilton; a unanimous vote to approve amendment.
VOTE: Yes – McNulty, Walsh, Hamilton; a unanimous vote to approve motion as amended






Board of Selectmen                              -3-                          December 18, 2007

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Common Victualer – Wine & Malt License:
All Licenses under this category have the following allowed hours of operation

Weekdays & Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.; Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Sunday - 12 noon - 1:00 a.m.

        Deng’s Garden Restaurant Corp.
        Benny Deng, Manager
        225 Bedford Street

m/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Club – All Alcoholic Licenses:
All Licenses under this category have the following allowed hours of operation

Weekdays & Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.; Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Sunday - 12 noon - 1:00 a.m.


        The Commercial Club of E. Bridgewater
        Donald Ferbert, Jr., Manager
        Neilsen Avenue

        The Ideal Club, Inc.
        Manual D. Fortes, Manager
        14 West Union Street

m/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Package Store – All Alcoholic Licenses:
All Licenses under this category have the following allowed hours of operation

Weekdays & Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Sundays 12:00 noon - 11:00 p.m.

        Grapevine Wine & Spirits, LLC
        J. Hunt, Manager
        685 North Bedford Street

        ABA Inc. dba East Bridgewater Wine & Spirits
        Dianne E. Kennedy, Manager
        225 Bedford Street

        Chook Discount Liquors, LLC dba Harmony Package Store
        May Mi Chow, Manager
        162 North Bedford Street










Board of Selectmen                              -4-                          December 18, 2007

m/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Package Store – Wine & Malt Licenses:
All Licenses under this category have the following allowed hours of operation

Weekdays & Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.; Sundays 12:00 noon - 11:00 p.m.

        Afrin Enterprises, Inc. dba Country Convenience
        Abu Zafar, Manager
        210 Pond Street

        Ridder Air Ent., Inc. dba Tri Town Convenience
        Jennifer R. Ridder, Manager
        60 Franklin Street

        Crocetti-Oakdale Packing Inc.   
        Carl F. Crocetti, Manager
        378 Pleasant Street

        The T. Sikder Corporation dba Tedeschi’s #330
        Elizabeth C. Parveg, Manager
        52 Bedford Street

        Robert W. Lundin dba Joppa Market
        Robert W. Lundin, Manager
        626 Bedford Street

DEPARTMENT UPDATE
Margaret Alexander stated that the Historical Commission was not aware of their appointment and requested that they be placed on an agenda in February. Also, discussed with the Board the status accident claim for the damaged head stones in the Old Cemetery. Noted that the cost of replacement was $3,000.00.

Mr. Samia reported that he spoke to the Insurance Agency and they were checking on the status of the claim.

Mr. Hamilton expressed his appreciation to Mrs. Alexander for the article regarding Sachem Rock. Noted that he has received several comments regarding the article.

DEPARTMENT UPDATE
Members of the Senior Center Building Committee met with the Board. Present were: Jane Haines, Dominick DeAngelo, Beverly Fanning, Edith Imlach and Sandra Luddy-Ross.

Mrs. Haines reviewed the process the Committee has used to look at various properties and their final decision to go forward with concept of renovation and additions to Sachem Rock Farm for the Senior Center. Explained the various activities that would be offered at a senior center. Informed the Board that the Committee plans to submit an article for the upcoming STM for a Debt Exclusion Override for 4 million dollars.

Mr. Walsh questioned why the Westview Nursing Home was not considered for the center. Mrs. Haines explained that the committee had determined that the building was not feasible. Mr. DeAngelo explained the various problems with the Westview property.



Board of Selectmen                              -5-                                 December 18, 2007

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR REPORT
Mr. Samia gave an update on the Budget; noted that with one exception, all departments have submitted their budget with a 3% increase. Informed the board that this may be a harder year for budgets than in the 15 years he has been in East Bridgewater; cited no new growth, possible state aid decrease, etc. Promised that the town can expect to see a sensible budget presented. Cautioned that choices will need to be made in order to present a balanced budget.

REMINDERS
Letter from Veterans’ Agent thanking Commercial Club for $2,000 in Trucchi  Supermarket Gift Certificates
        Nomination Papers available at Town Clerk’s Office
        Last day to register foe Primary, January 16; Primary – February 5, 2008
        Town Census mailed
        Recycling Information sheet available at Town Hall
        Christmas Tree curbside pick-up, Saturday, January 12 & 19, 2008

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move that Town Hall will remain open for late evening hours on Wednesday, December 26, 2007.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move that Town Hall will close at 4:30 p.m. on December 31, 2007.

Mr. Walsh announced that the Board has reviewed letter received from Thomas Hoisington. Noted that Mr. Hoisington had complaints regarding noise coming from Nutty Irishman Pub. After investigating, found that only two complaints were received by the Police Department, from 1/1/2005 to present, both from Mr. Hoisington in October, 2007. The patio was approved with the new license in 2005; a letter from Mr. Hoisington with concerns was received a week after the hearing and approval of the license by the board; license was issued in February, 2006. Requested that a letter be sent to Mr. Hoisington with Board’s findings; inform him that should problems occur, he should call Police Department.

Mr. Samia informed the board that he is still working on ways to reduce energy costs. Mr. Walsh requested that Town counsel look over existing contract and school’s contract; set up a date for presentation from companies.

Mrs. McNulty noted that the Board had received a letter from residents of Natalie Drive with concerns regarding traffic, rubbish, etc. on their street. Has spoken to Building Inspector and will be discussing ways to alleviate problem with DPW Director. Will follow-up with a letter to residents once solution has been found.

Mr. Hamilton noted that the MMA Annual Meeting in January 11 & 12, 2008. Board members noted that they would attend.

OPEN FORUM              No one was present

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, move to close Open Session and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing contract negotiations and personnel issues and will not be returning to Open Session.
VOTE: Yes – McNulty, Walsh, Hamilton; a unanimous vote in favor.
Open Session adjourned at 8:40 p.m.


_______________________________Clerk
Board of Selectmen


 
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