Skip Navigation
Welcome to the website for the town of East Bridgewater, Massachusetts

This table is used for column layout.

About Our Town
Town Departments
Boards and Committees
Town Calendars
Important Links
School District
Online Bill Payment
Gov TV Bulletin Board
Subscribe to News
Contact Us
Home Page
Town Seal
Site  This Folder
 
Advanced Search
 
Selectmen's Minutes 03/25/08
Board of Selectmen


 

       

 

 

 

The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, March 25, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.


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

           George Samia, Town Administrator

           Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant


PUBLIC HEARING


Mr. Walsh read the following notices:

A Public Hearing will be held at the Town Hall, Main Conference Room, First Floor, 175 Central Street, East Bridgewater on Tuesday evening, March 25, 2008 at 7:35 p.m. regarding the petition of Verizon New England Inc and Massachusetts Electric Company to place new facilities – pole 14PB Thatcher Street and to remove 14S Thatcher Street.


A Public Hearing will be held at the Town Hall, Main Conference Room, First Floor, 175 Central Street, East Bridgewater on Tuesday evening, March 25, 2008 at 7:35 p.m. regarding the petition of Verizon New England Inc and Massachusetts Electric Company to place new facilities – pole 31S North Central Street.


A Public Hearing will be held at the Town Hall, Main Conference Room, First Floor, 175 Central Street, East Bridgewater on Tuesday evening, March 25, 2008 at 7:35 p.m. regarding the petition of Verizon New England Inc and Massachusetts Electric Company

to place new facilities – pole 42S Pond Street.


A Public Hearing will be held at the Town Hall, Main Conference Room, First Floor, 175 Central Street, East Bridgewater on Tuesday evening, March 25, 2008 at 7:35 p.m. regarding the petition of Verizon New England Inc and Massachusetts Electric Company

to place new facilities – pole 175S Central Street.


Daryl Crossman, Manager Rights of Way, Verizon met with the Board and explained each of the petitions presented.

 

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the requests of Verizon New England and Massachusetts Electric Company for the following:

to place new facilities  - Pole 14PB Thatcher Street and remove 14S Thatcher Street; to place new facilities – Pole 31S North Central Street; to place new facilities – Pole 42S Pond Street; to place new facilities – pole 175S Central Street.


BUDGET UPDATE APPOINTMENT

Robert E. Lundberg, Building Inspector met with the Board and presented information relative to the ’09 Budget for the Planning/Building Department. Also present was Planning Board member, Roy Gardner.


Mr. Lundberg noted that due to the building industry decline, it is hard to know what new year will bring. Explained that there has been only two building permits for a new homes so far this year. There are a couple of commercial buildings to be built along with some permits for additions or renovations.

 

Mr. Lundberg explained that the budget salary increases were due to upcoming retirements of Marcia Anapolsky and Robert Lundberg in 2009; rest of budget increased by 3% across board.


BUDGET UPDATE APPOINTMENT

Peter Spagone, Jr. and Susan Mulloy, Adm. Assistant, Board of Health, met with the Board and presented information regarding their ’09 Budget.

 

Board of Selectmen                                      -2-                                           March 25, 2008


Mr. Spagone expressed his Board’s thanks to Bob Philbrick and Sue Mulloy for their work.

 

Mr. Spagone noted that their budget is up by 3%; additional funding for VNA budget taken from Asst. Health Inspector salary; Funds for Bridge Street Landfill monitoring will be taken from Reserved Fund account which has not been touch for several years. Title 5 Funding is in 9th round; program used for 7 years, very successful. Went over various permits, programs, etc. in Board of Health. Thanked Doreen Zellar, VNA nurse for her work and noted that she is in Town Hall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Also thanked town Departments for their cooperation and assistance during the year.


BUDGET UPDATE APPOINTMENT

Manny Leite, Librarian and Susan Murray, Library Trustee met with the Board to present information regarding ’09 budget for the Library. Also present were James Weidenfeller and Jane Haines, Library Trustees.


Mr. Leite thanked the Town Departments, Library Staff and residents for their support when he took over position. Explained that circulation is up 14%; residents making use of Museum passes and “Over-Drive” which allows patrons to download books and music to MP3 players. Discussed children’s library programs and adult programs.

 

Discussed budget noting that the significant increase was for elevator costs due to yearly tests; overall increase 3.11%.  Future plans include increasing technology and custodial hours. Also noted that Library is taking part in the Senior Volunteer Program, which is working out very well.


Mrs. Murray thanked Mr. Leite for putting together the budget shortly after taking over position.


Board and Mr. Samia thanked Mr. Leite for submitting an excellent budget package.


APPOINTMENT

Jane Haines, COA Director met with the Board for the purpose of signing a new contract through June 30, 2010. Board and Mrs. Haines signed the contract.


M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the march 18, 2008 meeting.


M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to declare that an emergency exists at the DPW Barn due to roof damage for the purpose of immediate repairs.


M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the appointment of Allen Hiltz as a member of the Agricultural Commission for the period of March 26, 2008 to June 30, 2010 to fill a vacancy.


M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the Viking Sports Parents holding their 6th Annual Viking Sports Parents 5k run/walk on Saturday, April 6, 2008 beginning at 9:00 a.m.


M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote move to accept, with regret, the resignation of Tom Hamilton from the Recreation Commission effective immediately.


Board noted that anyone interested in filling vacancy on Recreation Commission should submit a letter of interest.


 

 

 

Board of Selectmen                                      -3-                   March 25, 2008


CORRESPONDENCE

           Letter from S.E. Regional School regarding vacancy on SE School committee due to

recent passing of Eric Greene.


Board requested interested residents to send letters of interest to the Selectmen’s Office

and requested that a meeting be set up with the School Committee to fill the vacancy..


REMINDERS

           Rabies Clinic, March 31 5-8 p.m. – Secret Garden Pet Resort

           EB Historical Society Lecture, March 26

           Curbside Yard Waste Pickup – April 19 & May 17

           Hazardous Waste day – May 3

           Candidates Night –April 3, 7 p.m. - Main Conference Room


OPEN FORUM

           No one was present


Mr. Hamilton reminded Board that they would hold a discussion regarding the Capital Stabilization Fund at next week’s meeting.


M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, move to close Open Session and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing Pending Litigation and Contract Negotiations and will not be returning to Open Session.

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


Meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.


 

 

 

 

_________________________________Clerk

           Board of Selectmen


 
Town of East Bridgewater, 175 Central Street, East Bridgewater, MA 02333-0386
Virtual Towns & Schools Website