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Selectmen's Minutes 10/21/08
The weekly meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held on Tuesday evening, October 21, 2008 at 7:30 p.m.

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


Capital Stabilization Override

Martin Crowley, Finance Chairman and Glenn Tattrie of the Capital Improvement Planning Committee were present.

Mr. Walsh expressed the need for an analysis to be done on the effects on the water rates in town should the Capital Stabilization override be enacted.

Tax Classification Hearing

Cheryl Pooler, Director of Assessing and Curtis Gluck, Assessor, were present to recommend to the Board to not split the tax rate between Residential and Commercial/Industrial classes.

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, accept the recommendation of the Board of Assessors and Cheryl Pooler, Director of Assessing, to not split the tax rate for FY10.

Ms. Pooler explained to the Board the LA- 5 excess capacity is calculated at $19,608.76.  Ms. Pooler requested signatures for certification.

Class II License Transfer Hearing

Mr. Anastasios Pesirides was present to request a transfer of the Class II License at 558 West Street

From:   Claddagh Auto Sales, Inc.
558 West Street
Restrictions:  Only 10 unregistered vehicles on property at any give time
Hours of operation:  Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 7 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
closed Sunday
All display of Vehicles to be back 10-15 feet from edge of
No repairs to be done on property
No m/v parts of any kind to be displayed on or in building
No sales of auto parts to take place on property; No dismantle of vehicles
on property

To:     Advanced Auto
                558 West Street
                Anastasios Pesirides
                Same restrictions

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the transfer of the Class II License from Claddagh Auto Sales to Advanced Auto, 558 West Street, with restrictions to stay the same.

Department Update

Robert Lundberg, Building Inspector, was present for a departmental update.  Mr. Lundberg stated that building plans are not being submitted at this time, that contractors are waiting for changes in business and zoning and are tightening the belt at this time.  Mr. Lundberg further stated that the Housing Development will be back, in his opinion, when its least expected.

Department Update

Police Chief John Cowan was present for a departmental update.  Chief Cowan gave an overview of the state and happenings in his department.

m/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the recommendation of Chief Cowan to award a contract for security systems installation to Flagship Security Systems, Inc. of Whitman, in the amount of $79,000.00.

Action Items

m/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the minutes of the 10/14/08 meeting.

m/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the request of Marilyn Thompson, Treasurer/Collector, to adopt an investment policy for the town.

m/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the temporary appointment of Steven Wood of 113 Temi Road, Raynham, as acting Animal Control Officer and Assistant Animal Inspector for the period of three months beginning on October 28, 2008.

m/Hamilton, s/McNulty, a unanimous vote, approve the request of Fire Chief Pratt to vote to authorize the expenditure, by the town, of $127,151.00 for the lease/purchase of an above-ground fuel storage system for the Town of East Bridgewater, and award the contract for said system to Bay State Regional Contractors in the amount of $126,401.00.

Town Administrator Report

Update of light assessment of Town Hall and schools.

Cost analysis of GIC plan.


The Friends of the East Bridgewater Library Book Sale – Saturday, October 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 – Library community room.

Board Health/Partners Home Care Flu Clinic – Saturday, November 1, 2008 – 9:00
a.m. – 11:00 a.m. – East Bridgewater High School.~ For further information the Board of Health office at 508 378-1612.

The Kiwanis Club of East Bridgewater is inviting non-profit groups to participate in Christmas on the Common.  If interested please call Dianne at 508 350-0056 or Cheryl at 508 378-2331.

Questions concerning absentee voting to be directed to Town Clerk at 508 378-1606.


A good time was had this past weekend at the Sachem Rock Farm Fall Festival.

E.B. Express - last paper published for the Town.

PAC – request for appearance of a Board of Selectmen member at the annual tri-town parade.

Open Forum

No one present

M/Hamilton, s/McNulty, move to close Open session and go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing personnel matters and litigation issues and to not return to Open Session.

VOTE: Yes – Walsh, Hamilton, McNulty; a unanimous vote in favor.

Meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.

Board of Selectmen

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