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Selectmen's Minutes 02/19/08
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, February 19, 2008 at 7:35 p.m.

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

Not Present: David L. Walsh, Clerk
               
M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the February 12, 2008 meeting.

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the Pledge of License for the Package Store – All Alcoholic License at Chook Discount Liquors, LLC dba Harmony Discount Liquors, 162 North Bedford Street, to Community Bank.

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve the application for Use of the town Common submitted by Dianne Kennedy Warkel for the East Bridgewater Business Association Business Expo on September 6, 2008.

Board noted that Wesley Damon has cleaned up property as requested and Fire Chief has recommended that license be granted to Mr. Damon.

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve a Class II – Used Car Dealers License for Wesley Damon dba Damon’s Service & Repair, 374 Washington Street, with the following restrictions:
1.      All vehicles for repair behind fence
2.      6 vehicles for sale
3.      no stockpiling of vehicle parts

APPOINTMENT
Robert Looney, Town Moderator and Marcia Weidenfeller, Town Clerk met with the Board to go over the warrant articles for the Special Town Meeting.

The following was noted:
        Quorum needed for Articles 10 & 12
        Article 1 – 9/10 vote needed
        
Mr. Looney cautioned residents to be mindful of where they park at Middle School for STM as they need to leave the fire lanes open. Also informed the Board that he will be making a decision this week as to whether they will have a written ballot for Article 13.

Mrs. Weidenfeller reminded those who have taken out nomination papers that they are due into the Town Clerk’s Office by February 25 at 5:00 p.m.

It was noted that Town Hall would close early on Monday, February 25 to allow employees to attend the Special Town Meeting.

TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Mr. Samia explained over-estimation of receipts and the problems to finances when this is done; noted past practice in Town during 90’s.

REMINDERS
Special Town Meeting – February 25, 7 p.m. Middle School
Bridge Street Recycling Center – March open 1st and 3rd Saturdays
South Shore Vo-Tech budget Public Meeting – Tuesday, February 26
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Mrs. McNulty requested that the Board reconsider the Class II License for Wesley Damon and revote approval with restrictions to stay the same as prior license.

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to reconsider Class II License for Wesley Damon dba Damon’s Service & Repair, 374 Washington Street and change Restrictions to Restrictions and Hours to remain same as last year’s license.

APPOINTMENT
Antonio Brandao applicant for a Class II Used Car Dealers License met with the Board.

It was explained that Mr. Brandao would be doing business at the former site of Shekinah Motors at 750 North Bedford Street; he has a lease for portion of property with Robert D’Agostino owner of the property. Noted that Shekinah Motors license was none transferable and this is why Mr. Brandao is applying for a new license.

Mr. Brandao agreed to the same Restrictions as on previous license.

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to approve a Class II – Used Car Dealers License for Express Auto Sales, rear 750 North Bedford Street with the following restrictions:
1.      Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.;
Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2.      Not more that 20 cars for sale
3.      Cars for sale to be in designated area, as shown on plot plan and clearly marked
4.      No repairs to be done on premises
5.      License is non-transferable to another entity

OPEN FORUM
No one was present

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, move to adjourn meeting at 8:10 p.m.





_________________________Clerk
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