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Selectmen's Minutes 12/29/08
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, December 29, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.

Present:        David L. Walsh, Chairman; Peter A. Hamilton, Clerk; Theresa McNulty
                George G. Samia, Town Administrator
Catherine Johnson, Administrative Assistant

Appointment

John Haines, Director of DPW, Thomas Reynolds, DPW Operations Manager, David Floeck,
Chairman Conservation Commission, Robert Looney President of E.B. Little League, as well as
various members of E.B. Little League and the Conservation Commission were present at the
request of the Board of Selectmen to discuss the process for
use of town-owned fields and the role of the Conservation Commission and the DPW Director.

Appointment

Kenneth Andrea, a resident of Bedford Street, was present to request an abatement of his water bill with the Board, due to dirty water in town.

The Board will take matter under advisement and contact the resident with their decision within two weeks.

Appointment

Representative Allen McCarthy was present to update the Board on the state of the FY09 and FY10 budgets and the ongoing state-wide financial crises and its impact on funding for both fiscal years.

Action Items

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the minutes of the December 16, 2008 minutes.

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the renewal of the Taxi License for Bills Taxi 1001 Bedford Street, Bridgewater for the period of January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008.

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the request of the Town Accountant to authorize the over-expenditure of the snow and ice removal account for FY 2009.

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the renewal of the Common Victualer License for E.B. Pictures, LLC, Rori Berardi, Manager, 225 Bedford Street for the period of January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009.

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the renewal of the Class II License for Express Auto, Rear 750 North Bedford Street for the period of January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009.

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the renewal of Package Store All Alcoholic for Grapevine Wine & Spirits, LLC, 685 North Bedford Street for the period of January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009.

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the request of Police Chief John Cowan for permission to travel with Atlantic Research Marketing, Inc. to the 2009 Shot Show in Orlando, Florida on January 14th through January 18, 2009, with his public disclosure.
       
Reminders

Nomination papers for local officials available on January 5, 2009, in Town Clerk’s Office

Mailbag

MMA Annual Meeting and Trade Show on January 23rd.

M/McNulty, s/Hamilton, a unanimous vote, move to close Selectmen’s Meeting at 8:20 p.m.




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