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Selectmen's Minutes 01/22/08
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, January 22, 2008 at 7:35 p.m.

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

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, move to approve the minutes of the January 15, 2008 meeting.
VOTE: Yes – McNulty, Hamilton; Abstain – Walsh; a majority vote in favor.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of Tracey Ward of Support Our Troops for use of the Town Hall parking lot and restrooms on Saturday, May 3, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. for their annual 5K road race.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of the Conservation Commission to move their office into the Lounge/kitchen area and to turn the existing office space into a conference room.

Mr. Samia noted that this would give the Town Hall an enlarged area for a conference room. It was noted that there was no problems from any employee regarding this change. It was also noted that a local businessman would assist in removing the kitchen cabinets, etc. at no charge; only costs will be paint and supplies and new lock.

Met with Joel Vereira re: CIG Plan – will be setting up a meeting with Mr. Vereira and the Town’s Health Insurance Committee; will also meet with the Selectmen to explain the process. Noted that this will require a weighted group; will be a long process.

Cong. Lynch is holding a  Foreclosure Prevention Workshop on January 26, 10 a.m. – 12 noon at Randolph H.S. cafeteria.

Special Town Meeting, February 25; article due February 1; Warrant closed and articles voted February 5.

Mrs. McNulty announced  following:

“Coins for the Community” drive will continue through end of month.
        Friends of Seniors Logo Contest – deadline March 1; open to Middle and H. S. students

Mr. Samia noted that he would set up a meeting with electricity purchase group and Mr. Walsh within next two weeks.

A discussion was held regarding information received regarding legislation to stop power plant in Brockton, effects to E.B., possible improvement to Matfield River re: odors if plant used waste water; possibility of E.B. in future being able to pipe into Brockton Sewerage Plant.

Mrs. McNulty stated that they need to contact OCPC regarding regional sewerage study status.

Mrs. Samia informed the Board that we would start Department Updates in next few weeks.

Mr. Walsh requested that the Board go over the Pending Issues and will update next week.

No one was present

Board of Selectmen                              -2-                               January 22, 2008

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:55 p.m.

        Board of Selectmen

Town of East Bridgewater, 175 Central Street, East Bridgewater, MA 02333-0386
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