SELECTMEN’S MEETING

APRIL 4, 2005

 

As this was a reorganizational meeting, the Board’s Secretary called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

 

Selectman Perkins, Selectman Wiksten, Selectwoman Brunelle, Selectman Bond, and Selectman Andrews were present.

 

The Board’s Secretary asked for nominations for Chairman.

 

Upon motion by Selectman Andrews and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

            VOTED:  To appoint Wayne Perkins as the Chairman for one year.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Chairman Perkins asked for nominations for Vice-Chairman.

 

Upon motion by Selectwoman Brunelle and seconded by Selectman Andrews, the Board

            VOTED:  To appoint James Wiksten as Vice-Chairman for one year.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle and Chairman Perkins thanked the voters for their support in Saturday’s election.

 

 

SELECTMEN’S MINUTE

 

Upon motion by Selectwoman Brunelle and seconded by Selectman Wiksten, the Board

            VOTED:  To approve the Minutes of March 28, 2005.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Upon motion by Selectman Wiksten and seconded by Selectman Bond, the Board

            VOTED:  To approve the Executive Minutes of March 28, 2005.

            VOTE 4 – 0 – 1 (Selectwoman Brunelle abstained)

 

HEARINGS, MEETINGS & LICENSES

 

Hearing (cont.) – Request for WRPD Special Permit – Cullinan Engineering – 21 Smith Street

 

Chairman Perkins reminded the Board that this hearing had been continued from March 14th because the way the proposal was written was not in compliance with the 25’ no-touch zone, and read the following:  The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room at the Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Avenue, Middleborough, MA  on Monday, March 14, 2005 at 7:30 PM, for the purpose of discussing an application filed by Cullinan Engineering, on behalf of Smith Development, for a Special Permit under the Water Resource Protection District By-law, to allow construction of a proposed site access driveway and associated utilities within the 25-foot buffer zone of a bordering vegetative wetland.  The property is located at 21 Smith Street, and shown as a portion of Assessors Map 087 Lots 2728 and 3588, zoned General Use “X”, W.R.P.D. “Z2 & “Z3”.   Anyone wishing to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated.”

 

Dan Mulloy, Cullinan Engineering, was present.  He reminded the Board that Ruth Geoffroy had been present at the previous hearing, and discussion had ensued on what could and couldn’t be done in the buffer zone. 

 

After speaking to Ms. Geoffroy, modifications were made to the proposal, and all work within the 25’ buffer zone, including grading and curbing, has been withdrawn.  The access road has also been redesigned.  Mr. Mulloy presented copies of the revised plan to the Board.

 

Chairman Perkins read a letter from Ms. Geoffroy stating that she had spoken to Mr. Mulloy and believed that the redesign was in compliance with the WRPD Bylaw.  She noted techniques to consolidate the roadway include:  reduction of the roadway to 22’, reduction of the cape cod berm to 12”; location of the sidewalk as close to the property line as possible with the installation of a fence to provide separation; and, elimination of the grass planting strip between the sidewalk and roadway in the area of restriction.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle thanked Ms. Geoffroy for taking the time to review the application.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

 

Upon motion by Selectman Andrews and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

VOTED:  To approve the request of Cullinan Engineering, on behalf of Smith Development, for a Special Permit under the Water Resource Protection District By-law, to allow construction of a proposed site access driveway and associated utilities on property located at 21 Smith Street, shown as a portion of Assessors Map 087 Lots 2728 and 3588, zoned General Use “X”, W.R.P.D. “Z2 & “Z3”, as shown on the plan entitled “Layout and Materials Plan – Elisha Place Condominiums – Middleborough, Massachusetts – prepared for Smith Development Group Trust – Lakeville, Massachusetts”, dated January 5, 2005 revised April 4, 2005.  ”.  The Board further found that the project is

a.       Is in harmony with the purpose and intent of the WRPD By-law and will promote the purposes of the Water Resource Protection Districts.

b.      Is appropriate to the natural topography, soil, and other characteristics of the site to be developed.

c.       Will not, during construction or thereafter, have an adverse environmental impact on the aquifer or recharge areas, and

d.      Will not adversely affect any existing or potential water supply.

Unanimous Vote.

 

Meeting with Public Safety Radio Group – RE:  Homeland Security Grant

 

Fire Chief Robert Silva, Police Chief Gary Russell, and Detective Sergeant David Mackiewicz were present.

 

Sgt. Mackiewicz told the Board that the “Public Safety Radio Group” has worked with grants to bring the public safety radio system up to the “21st century”.  He said “dead spots” were identified, and radio repeaters had been placed in remote areas at the cell tower on Pine Street, the MEMA site in Bridgewater, and a tower at Katrina Drive.  Previously, there had been one (1) transmitter on Barden Hill.

 

Sgt. Mackiewicz said it had been thought that the next round of grants would be used extend the town’s I-Loop to eliminate all noise.  However, he said there is a new problem with the tower at Barden Hill.

 

Sgt. Mackiewicz explained that a vendor for the Town of Lakeville had gone to the tower for a service call, and the ladder on the side of the tank almost fell off when he attempted to climb it.

 

Sgt. Mackiewicz said the group is currently applying for a $400,000 grant with the goal of putting a new communications tower on Barden Hill.  He said the group feels a stand alone tower is better than replacing the water tower.  He noted there have been problems with “bleed-overs” because the transmitters on the tower are all at the same level. 

 

Sgt. Mackiewicz said there are currently 12 entities on the tower, most public, but Nynex also has a place.  He said no fees are received from anybody.  He said the group was looking for a commitment from the Board tonight for a piece of property on Barden Hill to use for a new tower.  He said the cost of the project would be $400,000, which would include everything.

 

He said the Board might also consider an RFP for a private tower if the group doesn’t receive the Homeland Grant.  He said a private company could erect the tower and no charge public entities.

 

Sgt. Mackiewicz said three (3) parcels of land have been identified:  one owned by the Town, one owned by the State, and one privately owned.

 

Mr. Healey said he will be updating the Board on the water tower at an upcoming meeting.  He said the braces to the communication tower are “in tough shape”, as well as the tower itself.  He said he supports the public safety request for a stand alone tower.  He said Tighe & Bond has come to the conclusion that the least costly option for the town, in terms of the water tower, would be to construct a new larger storage facility to replace the current one.  He said he was confident that the stand alone tower and the water tower could be accommodated on the site.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if there would be any problems with the stand alone communications tower being in the vicinity of the water tower.

 

Sgt. Mackiewicz said this would not be a problem.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if the grant would require matching funds from the town.  Chief Russell said it would not.

 

Selectman Wiksten asked if the town would be prohibited from renting out space on a tower that was purchased with grant funds.

 

Sgt. Mackiewicz said it would not.  He said there will need to be funding for the upkeep of the tower.

 

Chairman Perkins noted that the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Department had agreed to pay for a new roof and generator on the current building.  This was never done.

 

Selectman Wiksten said a policy needs to be set up in regards to how the costs will be divided and shared.

 

Selectman Bond asked what the timeline was.

 

Sgt. Mackiewicz said he doesn’t know when the money will be awarded, but the project would be expected to be completed by June 30th.  Chief Russell said that extensions can be requested.

 

Selectman Bond commended the group for taking the initiative to apply for the grant.

 

Sgt. Mackiewicz noted, if the grant is not obtained, it would be the decision of the Board whether or not to obtain and RFP or go to Town Meeting.

 

Selectman Wiksten noted that Town Meeting approval is needed to authorize the Board to enter into an RFP.

 

Upon motion by Selectwoman Brunelle and seconded by Selectman Wiksten, the Board

VOTED:  To authorize the installation of a stand-alone communications tower on the water tank site on Barden Hill.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Discussion ensued on the exact location of the tower in regards to a water tower.

 

Upon motion by Selectwoman Brunelle and seconded by Selectman Wiksten, the Board

VOTED:  That the location of the communications tower, in regards to a water tower, is to be determined after further discussion.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Request to Make Annual Appointments

 

Upon motion by Selectwoman Brunelle and seconded by Selectman Andrews, the Board

            VOTED:  To appoint the following individuals for 2005:

One Year Appointments

 

Fence Viewer –                                                Forest Fire Warden –

Robert Whalen                                                  Robert W. Silva

 

Tree Warden –                                                             Alternate Wiring Inspectors –

Donald A. Boucher                                           Stephen Peterson

John Hogan

 

Moth Superintendent –                                       Pound Driver & Keeper –

Donald A. Boucher                                           William R. Wyatt

 

Dog Officer –                                                   Town Counsel –

William R. Wyatt                                               Daniel F. Murray

 

Animal Inspector –                                            Veteran’s Agent –

Bart H. Harrison                                               Paul Provencher

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Appoint Election Officers for 2005 – Town Clerk

 

Upon motion by Selectman Andrews and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

VOTED:  To appoint the following election officers for 2005, and to reappoint Virginia Landis to the Board of Registrars for a three year term:

 

Precinct 1:     Arthur Turcotte                                     Precinct 4:      Cheryl M. Sangiolo

                      Laurette Turcotte                                                          Corrine E. Sylvia

                      Linda Eatherton                                                            Kathleen M. Zakarian

                      Barbara Landolfi                                                          Mary Ann Cunningham

                     Anne Cordeiro                                                               Peter Sgro

                     Gaynel Bradford                                                           Alfred Mackiewicz      

                     Meredythe Salvucci                                                      Evelyn Dunn

                     Ann Holms                                                                    Kathleen M. Stanley

                                                                                                           Ann Kulian

                                                                                                           Elaine Bernier

                                                                                                           Audrey Sgro

 

Precinct 2:       Beverley Moquin                                 Precinct 5:     Karen Nice

                        Donna Stewart                                                           Albert Dube

                        Elizabeth Wainwright                                                Linda Gordon

                        Jeanne Turney                                                            Dorothy Thomas

                        Florence Cadillic                                                       Corinne Trulson

                        Janet Walker                                                              Cheryl Reimels

                        Donna Moquin                                                           Judith Donahue

                        Arlene Dickens                                                           Kathleen Foye

                                                                                                            Danielle Nice

 

Precinct 3:        Deborah Ginn                                     Precinct 6:       Alma Packer

                        Patricia McManus                                                       Marjorie Bragg

                        Louise Wright                                                             Stanley Churchill

                        Judith Clark                                                                Shelly Murphy

                        Christine Parks                                                            Lois Hawks

                        Carolyn Gendron                                                        Shirley Trinque

                        Carol Piccolo                                                              Joan Ayube

                        James Cheney

            Unanimous Vote.

 

 

Request to Appoint Member to Sign Warrants

 

Upon motion by Selectman Andrews and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

VOTED:  To authorize Selectman Bond, in the absence of any other available member, to sign the Town Warrants.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Appoint Members to Sub-Committee for Stable Permits

 

Upon motion by Selectman Bond and seconded by Selectman Andrews, the Board

VOTED:  To appoint Selectman Wiksten and Selectwoman Brunelle as the Sub-Committee to work with the Agricultural Commission and Health Department on Stable Regulations.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Approve & Sign Contract with Ocean Spray

 

Upon motion by Selectman Wiksten and seconded by Selectman Andrews, the Board

            VOTED:  To table this item until next week.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Appoint Representative to SRPEDD

 

Upon motion by Selectman Bond and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

            VOTED:  To appoint John F. Healey as the Board’s representative to SRPEDD.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Appoint Representative to JTPG

 

Upon motion by Selectman Bond and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

            VOTED:  To appoint John F. Healey as the Board’s representative to the JTPG.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Waive Fees – Fire Chief

 

Chairman Perkins read a letter from Chief Silva asking that fees be waived in connection with the new act effective November 15, 2004 entitled an ”Act Relative to Fire Safety in the Commonwealth”.

 

Chief Silva told the Board that there are about 7 places that will be affected by the new law.

 

Chairman Perkins asked what the permitting fee is.

 

Chief Silva said Richard Tinkham would have this information. 

 

Selectman Bond asked how many other towns have waived the fees.

 

Chief Silva said he could get this information.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if the Town Hall is in compliance.

 

Chief Silva said that municipalities and churches are exempt.  He also noted there is a section that allows a waiver of the permitting of individual functions that are held once or twice a year.

 

Selectman Wiksten said he is not a big supporter of waiving fees but said anything the Town can do to encourage compliance would be a huge benefit.  He said the cost to retrofit an existing building with sprinklers would be “huge”.

 

Selectman Wiksten said he did not believe this would fall under the water municipal charge tie-in fee.  He said there may be an increase in the water main to accommodate the sprinklers.

 

Upon motion by Selectman Andrews and seconded by Selectman Wiksten, the Board

VOTED:  To waive any local fees for permitting in relation to the retrofit of ties into the Town’s water system to comply with the mandate that there be sprinklers in all existing places of assembly designed or used as a nightclub, dancehall, discotheque or bar with occupancy of 100 people or more, for existing businesses, valid for three (3) years from April 4, 2005.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Chairman Perkins asked what would happen with businesses that don’t have Town water.

 

Chief Silva said pressurized tanks could be used.

 

Request to Use Town Roads for Bicycle Tour – National Multiple Sclerosis Society

 

Upon motion by Selectwoman Brunelle and seconded by Selectman Andrews, the Board

VOTED:  To authorize the National Multiple Sclerosis Society to conduct a portion of the 21st annual Great mass Getaway Bike Tour in the Town of Middleborough on June 25 – 26, 2005, and to notify the Police and Fire Chiefs.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Reappoint Special Police officer – Police Chief

 

Upon motion by Selectman Bond and seconded by Selectman Wiksten, the Board

            VOTED:  To appoint Bruce Whitman as a Special Police Officer for 2005.      

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Reappoint Member to Zoning Board of Appeals

 

Chairman Perkins read a letter from the ZBA asking that Joseph Freitas be reappointed.

 

Upon motion by Selectman Wiksten and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

            VOTED:  To reappoint Joseph Freitas to the ZBA for a three-year term.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Selectman Andrews said he supported the motion, but reminded the Board that he believes there should be a “process” for accepting applications for various boards.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said this should be a future agenda item.

 

Scheduling Workshops

 

Chairman Perkins told the Board of a suggestion by Selectman Andrews to schedule workshops on “off nights”, suggesting once per month.  He asked for any suggestions members might have for topics.

 

Selectman Andrews suggested this be further discussed after Town Meeting.  He suggested members give their availability to the Board’s Secretary.

 

Chairman Perkins suggested scheduling the first workshop for May.

 

Selectman Andrews suggested May 12th.  The Board’s Secretary will coordinate this.

 

Conflict in the Town Accountant’s Office

 

The Board discussed a situation that has arose between the Accountant and the Treasurer. 

 

Chairman Perkins said the Treasurer had asked for an advanced on vacation pay, which was granted.  He said the Accountant has held up her pay check because of her “read on the rules”.  Both parties have submitted documentation. 

 

Upon motion by Selectman Andrews and seconded by Selectman Bond, the Board

            VOTED:  To ask Town Counsel to give an opinion.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said she did discuss this with Town Counsel today.  She said in the 1980’s, when Ellen Grant retired, she applied for sick leave buyback like other employees.  It was determined there was no provision, and in the FinCom’s budget motion establishment of salaries for elected officials was initiated.  She said the benefits have always been the same as the Non-Union’s.  Looking through Town Reports for the past two (2) years, the wording has not been carried.  The intent is that the Town Treasurer would receive the same benefits.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said the request made by Ms. MacDonald is not unusual, or out of line.

 

Chairman Perkins said there is a “glitch” because of the adoption of the Non-Union’s Bargaining Agreement.  Early in that document, it states that the Treasurer is excluded from it.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said she wanted to make clear that the request was not inappropriate, but there have just been different interpretations.

 

Chairman Perkins said he would personally talk to Town Counsel tomorrow.

 

Selectman Bond said, presently, the Accountant is holding one (1) weeks pay for the Treasurer for the past week she worked.  He said there is no reason she shouldn’t get paid for working.

 

Selectman Andrews said the problem is that material was given to the Board tonight and he has not had time to review it.

 

Upon motion by Selectman Bond and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

VOTED:  To ask the Town Accountant to cease withholding the last week’s pay for the Treasurer for which she worked.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Ms. MacDonald told the Board that her exclusion from the Non-Union’s Bargaining Agreement has to do with the pay.  She said the Selectmen cannot sign an agreement with the Treasurer because she is an elected official.  She said Town meting has always approved her benefits as the Non-Union’s.  She wanted the Board to understand that this matter had not been brought to her attention, and she asked the Board to speak to the Accountant about her being “combative” with town employees.

 

Jane Lopes asked how many weeks vacation pay the Treasurer had asked for.

 

Chairman Perkins said four (4).

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Vehicle Use Policy

 

Selectman Wiksten noted that the ‘draft’ policy has been reviewed by Town Counsel, Labor Counsel, and Department Heads.  Comments have been received.

 

Selectman Bond suggested several changes in wording.

 

Upon motion by Selectman Bond and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

            VOTED:  To adopt the Vehicle Use Policy as amended.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

The Board’s Secretary will make the corrections and provide a clean copy to the Board next week.  Department Heads, Committees, and Commissions will also receive copies.

 

Selectman Wiksten said that the policy is not “100%”, and there will be problems, but it is something to start with.

 

Paul Provencher asked about a provision that does not allow vehicles to travel out-of-state.  He noted that he sometimes has to travel to Providence.

 

After review, it was found that a waiver can be granted by the Board.

 

Request to Declare Surplus Property – Veterans’ Agent

 

Chairman Perkins read a letter from Town Counsel which stated that, in his opinion, the flagpole that had been on the Town Hall front lawn may not be given to the Veterans outreach Center as surplus personal property.  He explained that if the flagpole is valued less than $5,000, MGL Chapter 30B, Section 15, says it should be disposed of using written procedures approved by the governmental body.  The Town does not have written procedures governing the disposal of personal property worth less than $5,000.

 

The Board’s secretary will send a memo to all department heads to see if any department has a use for it.


TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

 

Update on Landfill

 

Mr. Healey told the Board that he as unaware of complaints from Carver residents.  Correspondence that was sent to Plympton Officials and neighbors will also be sent to Carver.

 

A “Case Screening” has also been scheduled for May 11th.  Chairman Perkins asked what would happen at this meeting.

 

Mr. Healey said he didn’t believe anything because all problems have been addressed.

 

Selectman Bond asked how much longer that Town can continue to “tread water” in regards to the recurring problems.

 

Mr. Healey said the question is when the new cell will be ready to be used.  As soon as matters are resolved with the DEP, and capping is finished, the DEP will issue an Authorization to Operate.  He said he believed the Town would be in a position to operate by June.

 

Reassignments at O.E.C.D.

 

Mr. Healey told the Board that the Office of Economic and Community Development was set up as an office within the Town Manager’s Department.  As Mr. Arons’ supervisor, Mr. Healey has relieved him of any role in the T.I.F. process, officially assigned him to work on the Community Development Action Plan with Ruth Geoffroy, and given him direction on his assignment to work cooperatively with the Middleborough on the Move group.

 

Mr. Healey said, at the request of Mr. Arons’, he has “changed his management style” to be more supportive, cooperative and participatory.  To do this, he needs to have more knowledge of the OECD’s day to day work.  He will meet with Mr. Arons weekly.

 

Carver Crossing

 

Chairman Perkins and Mr. Healey spoke to Kenneth Hecht, Carver Crossing Properties, LLC, and Carver Chairman Jim Grimes, regarding another connection in Carver for a mini-mall.

 

Chairman Perkins said Mr. Hecht is aware that his proposal will have to be “at least as good a deal” as the Simeone project was for the Town.

 

Richard LaFond, Carver Town Administrator, will put together a package for the Board, and a presentation will be made to the Selectmen.

 

C.L.G. Meeting

 

Mr. Healey told the Board that the CLG meeting was sparsely attended.  Judy MacDonald presented the Health and Life, Pension and FICA cost increases.  Lisa Higgins presented a framework, and the group began to plug in the numbers that are known.

 

An apology letter for not attending the meeting was received from the School Department. 

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said she had spoken to Supt. Sullivan.  She asked the Board’s Secretary to notify members by email, and she will follow up with phone calls.

 

Selectman Andrews noted that the increased cost in Health and Life Insurance, plus the Plymouth County Retirement assessment, equals $1.5 million.

 

Mr. Healey said this adds up to all the tax dollars under Proposition 2 ½, all new growth, and any additional Local Receipts.

 

Selectman Andrews told the Board that he had had a conversation with Town Counsel and Labor Counsel, and was informed that Board members have to vote for Union Contracts that they negotiate.  By law, members are obligated to support the Contracts.

 

Selectman Bond reminded everyone that the total cost for the contracts is broken up over the life of the contract, and divided by 52 weeks.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle noted that there will be separate supplemental articles on the Warrant this year instead of one supplemental article.

 

Capital Planning Committee Meeting

 

Mr. Healey has scheduled a CPC meeting to review the Town’s needs and choose a Chairman to replace Pat Rogers.

 

It was noted that Pat Rogers had also been the representative for the Board.

 

Upon motion by Selectman Wiksten and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

            VOTED:  To appoint Chairman Perkins as the Board’s representative to the CPC.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

v     Results of a Transportation Survey were given to the Board.

 

v     The Town’s assessment for the MBTA will increase by $29,121.  Mr. Healey explained that those communities using the “T” share in the deficit that there is each year.

 

SELECTMEN’S BILLS

 

Upon motion by Selectman Andrews and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

VOTED:  To pay two (2) bills submitted by W.B. Mason Company, Inc. in the amounts of $.05 and $113.40, totaling $113.45.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Upon motion by Selectman Bond and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

VOTED:  To pay three (3) bills submitted by the Middleborough Gas & Electric Department in the amounts of $170.84, $621.88, and $46.18, totaling $838.90.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

OTHER

 

There was no ‘Other’ business discussed tonight.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

ü      The Waste Management Advisory Committee has postponed their meeting for the Board that was scheduled for April 11th.

 

ü      There was a slight increase in Chapter 90 monies to the Town, which totaled $501,545.

 

ü      A letter from Joe Rich, asking to be appointed to the Agricultural Commission as an alternate will be forwarded to the Commission.  The Commission will also be asked how many positions are available so that they may be advertised.

 

Upon motion by Selectman Wiksten and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

      VOTED:  To issue a two (2) week deadline for applications.

      Unanimous Vote.

 

ü      Upon motion by Selectman Andrews and seconded by Selectman Wiksten, the Board

VOTED:  To ask the Town Accountant to meet with the Board, and the Auditors, to discuss an outstanding bill.

            Unanimous Vote.

           

            Ms. Higgins will be asked to provide her recommendation prior to the meeting.

 

ü      The Board’s Secretary will ask the Town Accountant for a dollar figure for a correction to salaries of Water Department employees.

 

ü      Upon motion by Selectman Andrews and seconded by Selectman Bond, the Board

 

VOTED:  To invite the Personnel Board to meet with the Board in three (3) weeks to discuss the imposition of the Non-Union Appraisals.

Unanimous Vote.

 

Selectman Bond said that that the issue of imposing the evaluations has never been resolved.  He said members of the Non-Union and Personnel Board agree to the components of the appraisal process, but the Non-Union still does not believe it should be instituted without other Unions having to do the same.

 

 

Upon motion by Selectwoman Brunelle and seconded by Selectman Bond, the Board

VOTED:  To enter into Executive Session at 9:20 PM, not to return to Open Session, to discuss Contract Negotiations and Litigation.

A poll vote was taken.  Selectman Bond, Selectman Wiksten, Selectwoman Brunelle, Selectman Andrews, and Chairman Perkins approved.

            VOTE 5 – 0

 

 

 

                                                           

Diane Henault, Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN