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Selectmen's Minutes 12/11/07
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, December 11, 2007 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Not Present: George Samia, Town Administrator

Members of the Christmas Parade Ad Hoc Committee met with the Board and gave a final report on the Parade on December 1, 2007.

Members of the Committee present were: Robert Packer, Chairman; Lynn Silva, Clerk; Linda Fowler; Tim Fowler.

Mr. Packer reviewed the parade; noted the donation from East Bridgewater Savings; came in under budget; 8 volunteers came forward on day of parade and several would like to go on committee. Next year will be 25th year for Parade and would like to make this a special parade.

Discussion was held regarding different funding ideas, type of committee, etc. Board stated they would look at best way to set up committee, check with Town Counsel on legal issues and set up a meeting with committee at a later date.

Board offered their thanks to the committee members for their work on the parade and for stepping forward and taking on the task of putting together parade in short time frame. Congratulated committee on a job well done.

Claire Yocum, Chairman of the Conservation Commission presented an update on her Committee. Noted that they are working on various filings including septic repair and new construction; working with DPW on a check-off forms for construction; Kim Eldridge has been in office for year.

A discussion was held regarding turning existing Lounge into Conservations Office and existing Conservation Office into a Conference Room. Will allow conservation to hold meeting in Conference Room next to their office; room would be available for other committees to meet; would create a large meeting room; have volunteers who will remove sink and cabinets; only cost would be for painting rooms.

Mrs. McNulty noted that there is no contractual problems with changing lounge; room available for anyone to have lunch in Planning/Building area.

Mrs. Yocum stated that they are still looking for member for the Open Space Committee; need 7 members; letters of interest to Selectmen’s Office. Explained mission of Committee.

Members of the Library Trustees, Susan Murray, Fred Chapman, Jane Haines and James Weidenfeller and Library Director, Manny Leite met with the Board and presented an update on Library services.

Mrs. Murray noted that they are reviewing and updating policies for use of Library; explained that due to Bridgewater losing accreditation, they cannot longer allow Bridgewater residents to borrow books.

Board of Selectmen                              -2-                     December 11, 2007

It was noted that Jane Finley has left as Library Director and Many Liete, the new Director, was introduced. Mr. Leite thanked the Library staff and department heads for their welcome and assistance as he started his job. Explained his background and noted that he plans to look to the future of the Library; encouraged residents to visit Library and discuss with him their ideas regarding the Library and its functions.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the December 4, 2007 meeting.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the schedule for a Special Town Meeting on February 25, 2007, as follows:

        December 11                     Board vote to hold STM
December 12                     Notification to all departments

February 1                      Deadline to submit articles

February 12                               Warrant closed and approved by Selectmen
                February 13                     Deadline to submit Warrant to Town Clerk
Copy of articles available for distribution

        February 14                     Last date to post warrant

February 19                               Meet with Town Clerk & Moderator to discuss STM

February 25                               Special Town Meeting, Middle School, 7:00 p.m.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the following Common Victualer License renewals for the period of January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008:

        Viking Pizza                            Antonios Mamouzellos, Manager
        52 Bedford Street
        Hours: Monday - Sunday 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
        LICENSE #2
        Ridder Farm Inc.                        Paul C. Hart, Manager
        390 Oak Street
        Hours: Sunday - Saturday 6:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
        LICENSE #3
        One Putt, Inc. dba Cameron’s on the Green       William Russell, Manager
        436 Oak Street
        Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
        LICENSE #4      
        Deng’s Garden Restaurant                Benny Deng, Manager
        225 Bedford Street
        Hours: 11:00 a.m. - 12 a.m.
Board of Selectmen                              -3-                     December 11. 2007

        LICENSE #7
        Cumberland Farms Store #2299            Patricia A. Reynolds, Manager
        1055 Washington Street
        Hours: 5 a.m. - 12 p.m.
        LICENSE #8
        Cumberland Farms Store #2365            
        143 Bedford Street
        Hours: Open 24 hours
        LICENSE #9
        AFRIN Enterprises Inc. dba Country Convenience  Md Abu Zafar, Manager
        210 Pond Street
        Hours: 6:00 a.m. - 9:00p.m. Monday - Sunday
        LICENSE #10
        Geek Inc. dba The Nutty Irishman Pub    Patricia Bureau Frazier, Manager
        579 West Street
        Hours; Sunday 12:00 – 1:00 a.m.; Monday – Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.;
        Friday 11:30 to 2:00 a.m.; Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
        Skinners Sugar House                    Paul & Joann Daley, Managers    
        24 Union Street
        Hours: Monday - closed (except 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Christmas Season)
                Tues - Sat (9 a.m. - 9 p.m. June - Oct) 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Nov - May)
                                (9 a.m. -  9 p.m. Christmas Season)
                Sunday - (12 noon - 9 p.m. June - Oct.) 12 noon - 7 p.m. Nov. - May)~
        Whitman Donuts, Inc. dba Dunkin Donuts  Helder Garcia, Mgr.
        224 No. Bedford Street
        Hours: Monday - Saturday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
LICENSE #17     
        Smith Bros. Caterers Inc. dba T.J. Smith’s      Joseph M. Smith, Mgr.
        13 Cross Street
        Hours: Same as Liquor License
        LICENSE #18
        Carmen’s Inc. dba Carmen’s Mexican & American Restaurant
Edward J. Murphy, Mgr.
        34 Bedford Street
        Hours: Same as Liquor License           
        LICENSE #19
        The Commercial Club of East Bridgewater Donald Ferbert, Jr., Mgr.
        1 Neilsen Avenue
        Hours: Mon - Thurs 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
                Friday 10 a.m. - 2 a.m.
                Saturday 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
                Sunday 12 noon - 10 p.m.        

Board of Selectmen                              -4-                          December 11, 2007

        LICENSE #23
        Ye Olde Standish Grille, Inc.                   Arthur O’Leary, Mgr.
        175 No. Bedford Street
        Mon - Sun. 11 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
        Harden & Son dba Patriot Pub                    Kenneth A. Harden, Mgr.
        225 Bedford Street
        Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 1 a.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m.
                    Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.; Sunday 12 noon to 1:00 a.m.
        LICENSE #26
        East Bridgewater Pictures LLC                   Carie Fillion, Manager
        225 Bedford Street
        Hours: 12 noon - 1 a.m. 7 days  
        Pier 18 Seafood & Grille                                Peter Soroka, Mgr.
        205 Bedford Street
        Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily
        LICENSE #30
        The Mockingbird Restaurant                      Kelly J. Cannizzaro, Mgr.
        838 No. Bedford Street
        Hours:  Sunday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
        Satucket Pizzeria                       Craig & Lisa Thayer, Manager
        650 Plymouth Street
        Hours: Sunday – Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 11:00 a.m. to
                        10:00 p.m.
        Tri-Town Convenience                    Jennifer Ridder, Mgr.
        60 Franklin Street
        Hours: 5 a.m. - 10 p.m.
LICENSE #36                             
        Whitman Donuts, Inc. dba Dunkin Donuts  Helder Garcia, Mgr.
        650 Plymouth Street
        Hours: Monday - Saturday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sunday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
        Joppa Market                                    Robert W. Lundin, Manager
        626 Bedford Street
        Hours: Monday - Sunday 6:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
        Marylou’s News Inc.
        117 No. Bedford Street
        Hours: Monday – Friday 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturday 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.;
                Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Board of Selectmen                              -5-                     December 11, 2007

        Spartan Restaurant & Pizza Inc. dba Liberty Pizza
        392 Pleasant Street
        Hours: Saturday -Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
                Friday, 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
~Thomas Hoisington, 495 East Center Street, West Bridgewater discussed with the Board his recent letter and complaints regarding noise at the Nutty Irishman Pub, 579 West Street. Questioned the Board issuing license to the business.

Board explained that they would look into the complaints and would respond as soon as they have information. Noted that there is no reason at this time not to issue license to the business, as there is no proof of any violations.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the following Entertainment License
Renewals for the period of January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008:
Franks Café & Coffee House Inc. dba
Mockingbird Restaurant
838 North Bedford Street
Kelly Cannizzaro, Manager
HOURS: Same as Liquor License
Instrumental Music, Radio, Television, Piano
Carmen’s Mexican & American Restaurant                  
Edward J. Murphy, Manager                                       
34 Bedford Street       
HOURS: Same as Liquor License
Live Music, DJ & Karaoke                
Geek Inc. dba The Nutty Irishman Pub & Club
Patricia Bureau, Manager
579 West Street
HOURS: Friday & Saturday evenings, same as liquor license
Live & Recorded Music, Dancing by Patrons, Comedians
Cameron’s on the Green                                  
William E. Russell, Manager                                     
436 Oak Street                                                  
HOURS: 6:00 p.m. - midnight     
Live Music
East Bridgewater Pictures LLC
225 Bedford Street
HOURS: 12 noon - 1 a.m.  7 days
6 movie screens

Board of Selectmen                              -6-                     December 11, 2007
M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, to approve/disapprove the following Coin Operated/Auto Amusement License renewals for the period of January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008:
The Commercial Club of East Bridgewater Harden & Sons Enterprises dba Patriot Pub
Michael J. Burke, Manager                       Kenneth A. Harden, Manager      
1 Nielsen Avenue                                225 Bedford Street
        1 Video Cherry Poker                            1 Juke Box
        1 Golf                                                  
        5 Video Poker                                           
        1 Juke Box                                                      
        1 Pinball
Ye Olde Standish Grille                 Geek Inc. dba The Nutty Irishman Pub & Club
Arthur O’Leary, Manager                 Patricia Bureau Frasier, Manager
175 No. Bedford Street                          579 West Street 
        1 juke box                              1 Juke Box              1 Texas Hold’em
        1 Keno Machine                  2 Pool Table            3 Poker Machines
                                                2 Bee Machine           1 Golf Machine                                                          
Viking Recreation Center, Inc.
Frederick W. Thompson
607 Bedford Street
30 machines/redemption
East Bridgewater Pictures LLC           Carmen’s Mexican & American Restaurant
225 Bedford Street                              34 Bedford Street
3 Video                                         1 Jukebox
1 claw game                                     1 golf game
1 Bowling Multi-game

m/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the following Class I License renewal for the period of January 1, 2008 to January 1, 2009:
     LICENSE #2
        Camping USA, Inc.
        815 Bedford Street
      E. Bridgewater, MA 02333

        1. License is Limited to sale of Utility Trailers
        2. Utility Trailers shall be limited to not more than six (6), not to be
                larger than eight (8) feet, and shall be kept in the fenced in area
        3. Overnight storage of recreational Vehicles to be limited to rear of
                         4.  Hours of Operation: Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.;
                                          Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Board of Selectmen      -7-                December 11, 2007

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the following Class II License renewals for the period of January 1, 2008 to January 1, 2009:
               Southbrook Auto Sales    500 Bedford Street     
        No Restrictions -
        Hours - 9 a.m. - 7 p.
LICENSE #2      
         E.J. Morton & Sons    556 Bedford Street              
        Restrictions: Only 3 cars on display at one time        
                            Wire Fence installed along rear of property 
                            Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
LICENSE #3                      
        John E. Power and James E. Power dba Powers Auto Service     707 Central Street                
        Restrictions: Not more than 4 cars displayed for sale at any time.                                      Storage of vehicles to be sold or repaired to be contained on licensed property 
                             Hours: 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.
LICENSE #4              
        Bob Graham Auto Sales & Service, Inc.   20 No. Bedford Street           
        Restrictions: 1. Closing time shall be 9 p.m. for Licensed activities                                   
                             2. The license shall apply to only 20 cars on display on the premises at
                                  one time, but is  authorized to conduct an unlimited Class II Used
                                  Car Dealers License.  
                             3. Limit 5 cars to be parked on the northerly end of the property; said
                                   cars to be backed in against the building.                        
                Hours: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Monday - Sunday
        Armand J. Ortenzi dba Forge Motors     96 No. Bedford Street            
        Restriction: Display of cars to be 15' from roadway, as shown on plans submitted.
        Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
        Valentine Auto Sales, Inc.      129 North Bedford Street
        Restrictions:  1.  Maximum amount of 12 cars on the property at any time for sale.
                                 2. Paved driveway
                                 3. Proper lighting as approved by the Building Inspector
                                 4. Repairs to vehicles designated for resale; no outside storage of
                                     parts at any time.
                                5. Set back of 6’ from curbing.
                                6. Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Monday – Saturday
        AV8TOR Motors, Inc.             290 No. Bedford Street          
           Restrictions: 1. 7 cars for display                                       
                                2. Lighting to face away from street                                 
                                3. Temporary office located as shown on Plot Plan                                    
                                4. Tenant Parking, customer parking and display area as shown on Plot
                 Hours: 9 am-7 pm Monday – Saturday
Board of Selectmen                              -8-                     December 11, 2007
                Russell W. Alexander dba Alexander's Automotive    349 No. Bedford Street              
        Restrictions: 1. Total of 13 cars unregistered at one time  - 3 on display and 10 for
                                           repairs for resale                                                                                                                                                                   2. All unregistered cars to be behind fence                        
        Hours: 7:30 am - 7:30 pm Monday - Friday
                     7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Saturday
LICENSE #11     
        Bobby D' Motors, Inc.           750 No. Bedford Street          
        Restrictions: 1.  Limit of 92 cars for sale on the property     
                             2. Towing &  repairs limited to vehicles owned by Licensee, or recently
                                       transferred & formerly owned by Licensee while under warranty
                             3.  Hours of operation: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. - Mon - Fri ; 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Sat.
                                                                12 noon - 5 p.m. Sun
LICENSE #16     
        Oakdale Vintage Cars, Inc.         378 Pleasant Street          
        Restrictions: 1.   6 car maximum        
                             2. Cars to be parked 10' from roadway                                   
                             3. Hours: 9am-5pm
               Stan Warkel's Auto Placement dba S.W.A.P.       rear 378 Pleasant Street                
        Restrictions: 1. Premises as shown on diagram - 100'x 75' lot   
                             2. 5 car limit for sale    
                             3. Trailer to serve as office                                   
                             4. Warranty obligations to be serviced off site                                
                             5. Hours: Monday - Friday  12 noon - 5:00 p.m.
LICENSE #18     
       All Foreign Auto  Sales & Service, Inc.         300 Thatcher Street             
        Restriction:   1.  36 cars maximum designated "for sale
                             2. Lighting to be maintained       
                             3. Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Mon - Sat
        Richard Clayton dba R. C. Truck Sales           350 Thatcher Street             
        Restrictions:  1.  No exterior repair work on parts stored      
                              2. No vehicles stored within 20' of road as indicated on plan                                   
                              3. Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.  6 days
LICENSE #20                     
               Edwin L. Reed, Jr. dba Reed's Auto Sales & Service     357 Thatcher Street              
        Restrictions: 1.  Stockade fence not to exceed 6' on southeast side of property
                                     within 6 months of the completion of proposed addition.                                
                                2.  Surface lighting on building                                     
                                3.  No junk cars                                            
Cars "for sale" must be in the appropriate sale area as noted on
         Hours: Mon. - Sat. 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Board of Selectmen          -9-        December 11, 2007

        Hank’s Auto Sales, Inc.         290 Thatcher Street
        Restrictions: 1. 31 vehicles for sale
                                2. Hours of operation: Monday - Saturday - 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
               Joseph Savino dba Route #106 Motors            569 West Street          
        Restrictions: 1.  Number of cars being for sale - 40; 3 under repair                                 
                                2.  6’ fence to be erected on property line by 11/96
                                3.  Vehicles to be parked 10’ from lot line                                  
                                4.  No cars to be parked within 10’ of building
                                5.  Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.  Monday - Friday
                Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
        Armand J. Ortenzi dba South Shore Motors
        96 N. Bedford Street
        Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the following Class III License renewals for the period of January 1, 2008 to January 1, 2009:
John Ferri dba All Foreign Auto Salvage, Inc.
300 Thatcher Street
E. Bridgewater, MA 02333
Restrictions: 1.  Hours: 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday – Saturday
                     2.  All dismantling of parts/cars to be done within a building or on a
                          concrete slab with oil, gas and other fluids being put in barrels
A solid fence 8’ in height on the front of the property and 100’ back from
      street on both sides; entire property to be suitably fenced; all vehicles      
      and parts to be stored within fenced area.
A 16’ wide unobstructed access road shall be maintained 24 hours per day and shall also run from the rear of the building extending to the most southerly portion of the property.  No vehicles to be stored or displayed within 10’ of the building.
Richard F. Clayton dba Clayton Truck Sales
rear 348 Thatcher Street
E. Bridgewater, MA 02333
Restrictions:  Hours:   8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon - Sat
6' of solid fence of his choice 20' from Briggs property at the east end of the                                                                                                                                                                                                             property 20' from the rear of the property on the Nesseralla line
     (as per plan of 8-21-82)
Regal Auto Parts, Inc.
358 Thatcher Street
E. Bridgewater, MA 02333
Restrictions:  Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday - Saturday; 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday
Summers Hours:  8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Monday - Saturday;      
       12 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Sunday
Entire property will be completely fenced by 9/30/81    
Board of Selectmen                              -10-                    December 11, 2007

A discussion was held regarding upcoming Town Hall holiday hours for December 26, December 28 and December 31.

        Bay State Gas – fuel assistance information
       Fuel Assistance – information available from COA
        Coins for Community – drive ongoing for winter months
        Budgets due to town Administrator by Friday, December 14

        No one present

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to adjourn Open Session meeting at 8:32 p.m.

        Board of Selectmen

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