The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, January 29, 2008 at 7:05 p.m.
Present: David L. Walsh, Clerk; Peter A. Hamilton
Karen Grabau, Adm. Assistant
Not Present: Theresa E. McNulty, Chairman
George Samia, Town Administrator
Mr. Walsh announced that as previously voted, he would act as Chairman and Mr. Hamilton as Clerk for the evening.
M/Hamilton, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the January 22, 2008 meeting.
M/Hamilton, s/Walsh, move to approve the request of Junior Girl Scout Troop 496 for use of the Town Common and Sachem Rock farm on June 8, 2008 for a Historical Trolley Tour.
A discussion was held regarding this request. As approval from departments has not been received the motion was withdrawn.
M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to hold action on the request of G.S. Troop 496 until next week.
Mr. Hamilton read the following notice:
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The East Bridgewater Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 29, 2008, at 7:40 p.m. in the Board of Selectmen’s Hearing Room, East Bridgewater Town Hall, 175 Central Street, East Bridgewater MA, to act on the application of Afrin Enterprises, Inc., DBA Country Convenience, 210 Pond Street, East Bridgewater, MA for a new or modified Underground Storage Tank Facility, under 527 CMR 9.00 at 210 Pond Street, East Bridgewater, MA. A copy of the application and plan showing the new or modified underground storage tank will be available at the Board of Selectmen’s office, Town Hall, 175 Central Street, East Bridgewater, MA.
Theresa E. McNulty
David L. Walsh
Peter A. Hamilton
Board of Selectmen
Present for the Hearing were:
Atty. John Clifford, representing the applicant
MD Abu Zafar, applicant
Michael Perrault, Civil Engineer
Atty. Clifford explained previous leak in tanks and remediation at site. Explained that Mr. Zahar has found that without gasoline sales his business is adversely affected. Informed the Board of new tanks and recovery system to be installed; noted that they are asking for an increase in tanks size for a total of 16,000 gallons; previous tanks were licensed for 11,500 gallons. Noted DEP has approved the plans; has also met with John Haines, DPW Director and Robert Lundberg, Building Inspector.
Mr. Perrault explained the site plans for new tanks, engineering and design of tanks, fire suppression unit, vapor recovery system, monitoring system and equipment at pumps. Also noted that his firm has designed and worked on the new Cumberland Farms stations in West Bridgewater.
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Board members discussed with Mr. Perrault and Mr. Clifford the remediation process, monitoring wells for remediation, tank capacities ad location of tanks and pumps.
Fire Chief Ryon Pratt explained reason for his request for addition of physical barriers at Pond/Washington Street area on property as a safety precaution.
M/Hamilton, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to approve the application for a license for a new or modified Underground Storage Tank Facility for gasoline with a total capacity of 16,000 gallons for Afrin Enterprises, Inc. dba Country Convenience, 210 Pond Street, under 527 CMR 9.00.
Junior Girl Scout Troop 496 members and leaders met with the Board of Selectmen for the purpose of explaining their Bronze Award project, a Historic Trolley Tour and Picnic.
The girls presented a power-point presentation explaining their project, purpose and their participation in the Bronze Award program. They explained the activities planned, which include historic Trolley Ride from Sachem Rock Farm to Common area returning to the farm, a reenactment of trade between Indians and pilgrims and a picnic at Sachem Rock Farm.
Nancy Smith, leader, informed the Board that the girls have planned all of the activities and the presentation themselves with leaders acting only as advisors.
Board commended the troop on their idea and the execution of the project.
Special Town Meeting – February 25, 2008; article due February 1; warrant closed and approved February 4
Board discussed changing Selectmen’s meeting from February 5 to February 4 due to Primary on February 5.
M/Hamilton, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to reschedule Selectmen weekly meeting from February 5 to February 4, 2008.
Board agreed to discuss Pending Items next week when there is a full Board present.
No one was present.
M/Hamilton, s/Walsh, a unanimous vote, move to close Selectmen’s Meeting at 8:15 p.m.
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