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Selectmen's Minutes 01/02/08
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, January 2, 2008 at 7:35 p.m.

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

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the minutes of the December 18, 2007 meeting.

M/Walsh, a/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the request of John Stanbrook, Town Accountant to authorize the over-expenditure of the Snow & Ice Removal Account for fiscal year 2008.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to ratify the extension of hours for the Ideal Club for New Years Eve.

Mr. Walsh explained that a letter requesting extension of hours of liquor license was received from the Ideal Club after the Board’s last meeting. The Board was contacted by phone and all members gave verbal approval. This vote ratifies that approval.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the appointment of the following Democratic Election Workers:
        Fred Chapman                    Gordon Hatfield
        Dolores Meaney          Edward Sklut
        Katherine Sklut                 Jennifer Turner

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Entertainment License:
        Harden & Sons Enterprises dba Patriot Pub
        Kenneth A. Harden, Manager
        225 Bedford Street
        Hours: 9:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
        Juke Box        1 & 2 man Bands D.J.

M/Walsh, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to approve the renewal of the following Common Victualer Licenses:
        LICENSE #15
        JSJ Restaurant Inc. dba Johnny D’s Restaurant           John F. DeSousa, Jr. Mgr.
       31 Central Street
        Hours: Monday – Friday 5:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
                Saturday & Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

        LICENSE #27
        Terri’s Take Out                                Terri Gagnon, Mgr.
        225 Bedford Street
        Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Mr. Samia stated that he would present budget information at next week’s meeting, as he is working on completion of first draft of budget.

Board of Selectmen                              -2-                     January 2, 1008

        Received from Town Clerk:
Last day to register for Primary – Wednesday, January 16; Town Clerk’s Office open from
8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Census Forms have been mailed; return asap; contact Town Clerk if not received
Change of Location of Precinct Four (4) to G. M. Middle School Library

Nominations papers available at Town Clerk’s Office

Letter received from residents of Belmont Street re: sidewalks. Mr. Hamilton reported that Mr. Haines has been contacted and the plan is to try to implement sidewalks once new pipe installation is completed. Board requested that a letter be sent to residents with explanation.

Mrs. McNulty noted that she has spoken to Mr. Lawler and explained what Mr. Haines has informed Board about Belmont Street.

Mrs. McNulty extended the condolences of the Selectmen to the family of Arthur Moskos, former Police Chief in East Bridgewater, 1954-1955.

No one was present

Mrs. McNulty extended the Board’s wishes to all residents for a Happy New Year.

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

Meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

        Board of Selectmen

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