SELECTMEN’S MEETING

AUGUST 7, 2006

 

 

Chairman Perkins called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle, Selectman Bond, and Selectman Spataro were present.

Selectman Andrews was absent.

 

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the Minutes of July 24, 2006.

VOTE 3 – 0 – 1 (Selectman Bond abstained)

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the Executive Minutes of July 24, 2006.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Chairman Perkins made an announcement that mosquito spraying would be conducted tomorrow night.  The number of the Health Department was given for any questions.

 

HEARINGS, MEETINGS & LICENSES

 

Hearing – Request to Place New Pole – Verizon & MG&E – Short Street

 

Chairman Perkins read the following:  “A hearing will be held in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room at the Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Avenue, Middleborough, MA  on Monday, August 7, 2006 at 7:05 PM, for the purpose of discussing the petition filed by Verizon New England INC. and the Middleborough Gas & Electric Department to place one (1) new pole (26 ½) on Short Street.  This petition is necessary in order to maintain support to the existing pole line and provide service to residences.  Anyone desiring to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated.”  The hearing was opened.

 

Daryl Crossman, Verizon’s Manager Rights of Way, was present. 

 

A resident asked where the pole was going to be placed in relationship to his home.  Mr. Crossman pointed the location out on the map.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the petition filed by Verizon New England INC. and the Middleborough Gas & Electric Department to place one (1) new pole (26 ½) on Short Street to maintain support to the existing pole line and provide service to residences.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Hearing – Request to Place New Pole – Verizon & MG&E – Short Street

 

Chairman Perkins read the following:  “A hearing will be held in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room at the Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Avenue, Middleborough, MA  on Monday, August 7, 2006 at 7:10 PM, for the purpose of discussing the petition filed by Verizon New England INC. and the Middleborough Gas & Electric Department to place one (1) new pole (8S) on Paul Road.  This petition is necessary in order to maintain support to the existing pole line and replace a fallen pole-to-tree guy.  Anyone desiring to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated.  The hearing was opened.

 

Daryl Crossman, Verizon’s Manager Rights of Way, was present. 

 

Chairman Perkins asked if the pole was being used to replace a tree that had come down.

 

Mr. Crossman said yes, explaining that trees are no longer attached.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the petition filed by Verizon New England INC. and the Middleborough Gas & Electric Department to place one (1) new pole (8S) on Paul Road to maintain support to the existing pole line and replace a fallen pole-to-tree guy.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Hearing – Request for Road Layout Acceptance – ‘Dons Way

 

Chairman Perkins 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, August 7, 2006 at 7:15 PM to accept the layout of Dons Way, located off of Plymouth Street in Middleborough, MA, on such terms as the Selectmen shall determine for the purposes of a Town way, such property being shown on a plan entitled “Don’s Way R.O.W. Acceptance Plan in Middleboro, Mass.”, dated May 31, 2006, drawn by Turning Point Survey Co., Inc., which plan is on file with the Town Clerk’s Office.”  The hearing was opened.

 

Marie Windsor was present.  She returned the green cards.

 

Selectman Bond asked about ‘Marie Drive’, another project that Ms. Windsor’s husband had worked on. 

 

Ms. Windsor explained that her husband had given back the bond on that road regarding an issue with tree growth.

 

Selectman Bond asked if the developer’s past practices should be reviewed when deciding on the present request.

 

Mr. Healey said that ‘Marie Drive’ is separate and apart from this consideration.  He said each request should stand on its own merit.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle noted that the Planning Board has recommended favorable action on this request.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

 

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

VOTED:  To accept the layout of Dons Way subject to a release from the Water and Sewer Departments that no outstanding charges are due.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

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

VOTED:  To ask Town Counsel if the past practice of a developer is an appropriate consideration when deciding a separate and distinct project from that developer.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Hearing (cont.) – Request for Class II License – 18 West Grove Street – Elie Saliba d/b/a ‘Platinum Auto Export’

 

This hearing had been continued from July 24, 2006 because of improper notification to abutters.

 

Elie Saliba was present.  He returned the green cards.

 

Mr. Saliba told the Board that he has been in the car business since 2000.  He buys from auctions and exports overseas of out-of-state.  He said his request does not require a car lot.  All vehicles bought from auction remain on that site and are transported from there.  A Class II License is required to get auction permits.

 

Chairman Perkins asked if Mr. Saliba would apply for dealer plates.

 

Mr. Saliba said he did not believe he could get them, and did not need them.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if Mr. Saliba ‘kept track’ of what is bought and exported.

 

Mr. Saliba said there is a stamped-document issued to all vehicles before going to port.

 

Chairman Perkins noted that a ‘used car book’ will be required and subject to the inspection of the RMV.

 

Chairman Perkins asked how many cars Mr. Saliba ‘moved’ in 1 month.

 

Mr. Saliba said last year the average was approximately 300 for the entire year.

 

Selectman Spataro asked if Mr. Saliba had a current license.

 

Mr. Saliba explained that he has operated under two (2) different companies and is trying to start his own business.

 

The location requested will be for an office for paperwork, meeting customers, and making contacts.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked why Mr. Saliba was requesting a License for Middleboro.

 

Mr. Saliba explained that he has resided in Quincy for 6 years and real estate prices are much higher.

 

Chairman Perkins said he was impressed with comments provided from previous customers on E-bay.

 

Mr. Healey if the lot would be used as a storage facility.

 

Mr. Saliba said dealers are given 21 days of free storage from auctions.  Every Tuesday and Friday larger trucks go to New York.  Smaller trucks are used to move vehicles from car dealerships.

 

Selectman Spataro asked if the lease of the property was contingent on obtaining the Class II License.

 

Mr. Saliba said yes.

 

Chairman Perkins said he would like to see Mr. Healey visit this establishment more frequently for the first year or two because it is ‘out of the ordinary’ of what the Board usually grants.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if Mr. Saliba would have ‘normal hours’.

 

Mr. Saliba said the office will have 1 or 2 employees who will be in the office until at least 2PM, Monday through Saturday.

 

Wilrene Card, an abutter, asked how much traffic would be involved.

 

Mr. Saliba said only the employee vehicles will be present.  No other vehicles would be stored.

 

Mr. Healey said that this is not the first time that the Board has issued this type of license, noting that Bob Carter had a previous license with no display area.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request of Elie Saliba d/b/a Platinum Auto Export for a Class II License for the premises located at 18 West Grove Street, Middleboro, MA (Assessors Map 58I Lot 3431), with no vehicles to be displayed.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Hearing – Request for Road Layout Acceptance – ‘Heritage Crossing’

 

Chairman Perkins 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, August 7, 2006 at 7:30 PM to accept the layout of Heritage Crossing, located off of Plymouth Street in Middleborough, MA, on such terms as the Selectmen shall determine for the purposes of a Town way, such property being shown on a plan entitled “Roadway Layout Plan in Middleborough, MA – ‘Heritage Crossing Subdivision’ – Heritage Crossing”, dated January 18, 2006, drawn by Azor Land Sciences Inc., which plan is on file with the Town Clerk’s Office.”  The hearing was opened.

 

Basil Bartlett returned the green cards.  He explained that the subdivision contains a rehabbed house on a small road.  It has been accepted by the Planning Board.  He said there are no utilities in this roadway.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

 

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

VOTED:  To accept the layout of Heritage Crossing, located off of Plymouth Street in Middleborough, MA, on such terms as the Selectmen shall determine for the purposes of a Town way, such property being shown on a plan entitled “Roadway Layout Plan in Middleborough, MA – ‘Heritage Crossing Subdivision’ – Heritage Crossing”, dated January 18, 2006, drawn by Azor Land Sciences Inc.

Unanimous Vote.

 

Meeting with David Gabriel – RE:  40B Project – Wareham Street

 

David Gabriel was present.  He had previously met with the Board on July 10th at which time the Board asked for more detail of the 40B project.

 

Mr. Gabriel reminded the Board that he is here requesting the Board’s signature on the Local Initiative Program Form.  He said this allows the town to give more input in the project.

 

Selectman Spataro said he had spoken to Town Counsel who said the Board would be “hard pressed to hold back support if we didn’t like the final project after signing the letter”.

 

Selectman Spataro also said the Board did not have input from the ZBA at the last meeting, but noted that the ZBA Chairman was present tonight.

 

Chairman Perkins said he wasn’t at the previous meeting but noted that he has historically been opposed to 40Bs.  He said it is a piece of legislation that forces communities to accept them whether they’re good or not.  He said he would refuse to sign anything for anybody that would support a 40B project on principle alone.  He said if Mr. Gabriel came to the Board with a standard building program that fits our zoning, he would support it.

 

Mr. Gabriel said that the Local Initiative Program (LIP) allows the Town to employ a lot of standards into the plan to get “as close to a regular standard subdivision as opposed to someone going straight to Mass Housing”.  He said the signature is an endorsement which means you have input.  If the Board doesn’t approve the LIP, it could still be a 40B project which would be allowed to circumvent a lot of zoning requirements. 

 

Chairman Perkins told Mr. Gabriel that his reputation was a good one, but he is opposed to 40B.

 

Bruce Atwood, Chairman of the ZBA, told the Board that there has been no public hearing or opportunity to look at this project.  He said when the ZBA receives a petition for a 40B it goes through everything including the road, paint color, trees, etc.  He said the ZBA works with the developer to get a good project.  Everything is done in public, not private.  He noted that all other departments report to the ZBA on what they want in the project.  He said he would prefer this project go to the ZBA like all others to go through a public process where everyone is notified.

 

Mr. Gabriel said he is not circumventing the ZBA because he will still be required to file with them and hold a public hearing.  He said this request has nothing to do with what the ZBA does.

 

Selectman Bond asked Mr. Atwood if he agreed with that statement.

 

Mr. Atwood said he did.

 

Selectman Bond asked if the “payoff” to doing a LIP is the timing, which would in turn save money.

 

Mr. Gabriel said it was.

 

Selectman Bond asked Mr. Atwood where the town was in the 40B standing.

 

Mr. Atwood said that the Town can control 40B projects up until the end of February.  He said the town gained 2 ½% in the preceding calendar year.

 

Chairman Perkins said he was proud of what the ZBA has done with 40B projects.  He said they spend a “phenomenal” amount of time on these requests.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked Mr. Gabriel if this request was a vehicle to allow him to go through the process quicker.

 

Mr. Gabriel said this is his first 40B so he didn’t know what time would be saved.  He said he was advised by his lawyers to do it this way because it would be best for the town.

 

Discussion ensued on the possibility of reviving the “Housing Partnership Committee’.

 

Mr. Atwood said, in his opinion, the Committee was a waste of time.  He said it put the developer through something that he didn’t have to go through as the Committee has no authority.

 

Mr. Healey asked Mr. Atwood how he felt about the LIP.

 

Mr. Atwood said he believed it was a waste of time as the project still has to go through the ZBA who is the ultimate authority.

 

Selectman Spataro noted correspondence the Board had received from the Housing Authority asking to be the lottery agent for 40B projects.

 

Mr. Atwood said the ZBA has been “trying for years” to get them to do this.

 

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

VOTED:  To deny the request of David Gabriel to sign the LIP for a 40B project on Wareham Street.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Hearing (cont.) – Request for Mobile Home Park Permit – Wayne Williams

 

This hearing was continued to September 25, 2006 at 8:00 PM.

 

Hearing – Request for Transfer of Liquor License – “Courtyard Restaurant” – 360 Wareham Street

 

Chairman Perkins read the following:  “A hearing will be held by the Board of Selectmen on Monday, August 7, 2006 at 8:30 PM, in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room at the Town Hall, located at 10 Nickerson Avenue, Middleborough, MA, for the purpose of discussing the request made by Oniro Corp. d/b/a Courtyard Restaurant, for a Transfer of an Annual All Alcoholic Restaurant License for property located at 360 Wareham Street, Middleboro, MA Assessors Map 072 Lot 5571, Middleborough, MA.  Anyone desiring to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated.”  The hearing was opened.

 

Christine Amati, from Attorney Jose Espinosa’s office, represented the applicant.  She said her client is hoping to close at the end of the month.  The sale of the property is contingent on the transfer of the liquor license. 

 

Ms. Amati said the hours, menu, and family-oriented atmosphere would remain. 

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

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

VOTED:  To approve the request made by Oniro Corp. d/b/a Courtyard Restaurant, for a Transfer of an Annual All Alcoholic Restaurant License for property located at 360 Wareham Street, Middleboro, MA Assessors Map 072 Lot 5571, Middleborough, MA. 

            Unanimous Vote.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Request to Approve & Sign Release-Indemnification Agreement – 25 Wareham Street

 

Chairman Perkins asked if there was any additional information on this subject.

 

Mr. Healey said he has asked Joe Ciaglo to put together information.

 

Selectman Bond asked if it would include estimates for repairs.

 

Mr. Healey said he didn’t think there were any.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked where the value of $4000 came from.

 

Mr. Healey said that was a settlement number.  He said older vehicles that were going to be restored were vandalized.

 

Selectman Bond said he has seen the vehicles and agrees $4000 is “not an outrageous number”, but said he has a “fiduciary duty” to ask about an estimate or something to indicate the cost for damages.  He also asked if the Town would “go after the contractor”.

 

Mr. Healey said Mr. Aronson would not go after the contractor or the Town of Middleborough.  He said it would be difficult to get an estimate on the vehicles or the damages, but would make an effort to do so.  He noted there was a lot of glass damage.

 

Mr. Healey said the settlement would be “global” and come from the project funds.

 

This item will be held for 2 weeks.

 

Appointment of Selectmen’s Representative to the Police Station Building Committee

 

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

VOTED:  To appoint Chairman Perkins as the Board’s representative to the Police Station Building Committee to replace former Selectman Jim Wiksten.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Approve & Sign CNG Lease – Rte. 44 (Harding Street) – Middleborough G&E Department

 

Chairman Perkins read a letter from Town Counsel indicating that the current lease of this property expired at the end of June, 2006.

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the lease as drafted by Town Counsel.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Approve ‘Ride for Kids’ – Rodman Ride for Kids

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request for the annual Rodman Ride for Kids to pass through the Town of Middleborough on Saturday, September 30, 2006.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Carry-over Vacation Time – Town Clerk

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request of the Town Clerk to carry over 10 vacation days to the next calendar year.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Declare Surplus & Non-Functioning Equipment – Library Director

 

Chairman Perkins asked if the items would be auctioned off.

 

Ms. Bowker said that they have already been offered to all Town Departments.  The Librarian at the Burkland School will take a couple of pieces.  It will then be offered to the wider library community.  Anything remaining will go to the dumpster.

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request of the Library Director to declare the items listed on her memo to the Board dated July 28, 2006 as surplus and authorize her to dispose of them.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Block off Plymouth Street – North Congregational Church

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request of the North Congregational Church to block off Plymouth Street in front of the Church for the Annual Antiques and Crafts Fair on Titicut Green to be held on Saturday, September 23, 2006 9AM to 2PM, with a rain date of September 24, 2006 from 11:30 AM to 3:30 PM, and to put up barriers from 8:00 AM until 3:00 PM on Saturday or, if necessary Sunday from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Rent Town Hall Auditorium – Life Line Screening

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request of Life Line Screening to rent  the Town Hall Meeting Room on Friday, November 3, 2006, from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Approve ‘Request for Interest’- Director, Office of Economic & Community Development

 

Anna Nalevanko was present. 

 

Chairman Perkins told Ms. Nalevanko that she had done a “super job” on the RFI.

 

Ms. Nalevanko said she had completed the draft at the request of the Board.  She received comments from the Study Committee, Town Planner, and Town Manager.  She asked if the Board had any further comments.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if she had spoken to the Historical Commission.

 

Ms. Nalevanko said there is a representative of the Commission on the Study Committee.

 

Ms. Nalevanko said she had developed a comprehensive mailing list including about 22 names for the RFI to be distributed to.

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the RFI as presented.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Approve & Sign ‘Fuel License Name Change’ – 407 Wareham Street

 

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

VOTED:  To approve and sign the Fuel License for property at 407 Wareham Street in the name of Kostas Geroukos, Trustee.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

12 Highland Street (waiting for decision)

 

There was no new information on this matter.

 

Downtown Parking

 

Mr. Healey said he had consulted with representatives of the Commission on Disability in regards to locations of handicap parking spaces.

 

Mr. Healey said he met with the Highway Superintendent and the Police Chief, and offered the following recommendations:

 

1.                  To relocate the handicap space in front of the Bank Building to the space after the crosswalk going south on Center Street and to relocate the handicap space in front of the flower shop to the space after the crosswalk going north on Center Street.

2.                  To relocate the handicap parking space in front of Mayflower Bank to the space after the crosswalk going east on South Main Street.

3.                  To create a new handicap space after the crosswalk in front of the Catholic Church going south on Center Street.

 

Also, Ted Pratt of Mayflower Bank has suggested that the Police Chief and Highway Superintendent be asked to consider a crosswalk from the area of the American Legion Building to the sidewalk next to the driveway to the Bank’s rear lot.  He said many people are using that lot and walking up to South Main Street and crossing over the street at that point rather than walking to the corner.  He thinks it may be in the public’s interest to have a crosswalk to protect them.

 

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

VOTED:  To authorize the Town Manager to speak to the Highway Superintendent and the Police Chief , as well as Mass Highway, in regards to the placement of a crosswalk as suggested by Ted Pratt.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Selectman Bond also suggested that a post box that is handicapped accessible be placed downtown.  Mr. Healey said he would speak to the Postmaster.

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the plan for handicapped parking spaces as recommended.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Lakeville IMA

 

Mr. Healey, Selectman Bond, Selectman Andrews, and Ruth Geoffroy had met and discussed the IMA.  A document is being drafted for review by Town Counsel.  It will then be given to the rest of the Board.

 

Veterans’ Agent Response

 

There was no response received from Paul Provencher as of this date.

 

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

 

Route 28 Water Main Upgrade and Related Optimization Improvements

 

Omar Dumais, Tighe and Bond, was present to discuss a proposed contract for the Route 28 Water Main Upgrade and Related Optimization Improvements.

 

Mr. Healey said the first order of business is to sign the contract which was included in the current $10 million bond issue.  He said there is a tight schedule to get this done.  It would conclude it the Spring of 2008.  The contract also requires the signatures of Town Counsel and the Water Superintendent.

 

Mr. Dumais told the Board that the agreement includes 4 pieces:  the largest is upgrading the water main on Wareham Street from East Grove Street to Spruce/Benson Streets.  This will include 21,000 feet and a new 16” water main.  The purpose is to increase hydraulic capacity. 

 

The other part of the agreement is to put in variable speed drives for pumps to allow the permitted rate to be pumped.

 

The smaller tasks include a financial model and debt service to bond, and a study of the rest of the wells.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if the $10 million was already included in the water rates that were recently adjusted.

 

Mr. Healey said yes.  Future projects would require looking at the rate structure.  He said Wes Gardner would be involved in that.

 

Jane Lopes asked what the anticipated increase in well capacity would be.

 

Mr. Dumais said it would be substantial – virtually double the volume.

 

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

            VOTED:  To sign the agreement.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Vitali Sewer Connection on Clayton Road

 

Mr. Healey told the Board that the Vitali’s on Clayton Road have requested to change the sewer connection to a gravity line installation.  Joe Ciaglo approves the request.

 

Selectman Bond noted this would eliminate the ‘Waiver of Liability’.

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the change.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Approval to Sell Land off of New Water Street

 

Mr. Healey told the Board that a proposed development on the Thomas property behind the DPW and off of Fairview Street recently revealed that there was a strip of land roughly 628’ by 90’ that the Town owned, but was not shown on the Assessor’s records.

 

Mr. Healey said the land would only be beneficial to the developer and four (4) abutters.

 

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

VOTED:  To authorize the Town Manager to work with the Town Treasurer to auction Town-owned property located off of New Water Street.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Plain Street Improvements – Town’s Costs

 

Mr. Healey explained that, when the Selectmen secured an Agreement with Oak Point to pave Plain Street and install drainage, the Selectmen agreed that the Town would be responsible to pay for the engineering oversight and testing and the police detail.  The total estimated cost is $224,628.00.

 

SELECTMEN’S BILLS

 

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

            VOTED:  To pay the bill submitted by Verizon in the amount of $25.49.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

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

VOTED:  To pay the bill submitted by the Middleborough G&E Department in the amount of $35.59.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

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

            VOTED:  To pay the bill submitted by W.B. Mason in the amount of $4.74.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

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

VOTED:  To pay the bill submitted by the Southcoast Media Group in the amount of $71.50.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

OTHER

 

There was no ‘Other’ Business discussed tonight.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

v     The Town has received an additional $230,000 in Chapter 90 monies.

 

v     Discussion ensued on the Town’s IMA with Taunton.  Chairman Perkins asked if we utilize it.

 

Mr. Healey said no.  He said when it was negotiated, it was very costly.  Contractors intended to provide water to our industrial parks, but it was cheaper for us to do and generated more revenue.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked Mr. Healey to provide a copy of the agreement to the Board.

 

v     Selectman Bond read letters from Gerard Vaczy and Deborah and Alfred Smith regarding the Veterans’ Agent.

 

Selectman Bond said he is not interested in Mr. Provencher leaving.  He read an apology, noting that the residents’ letters did not address the issues that had been brought up.

 

Selectman Bond told the Board that he would abstain and the Board could vote to dismiss the request of Mr. Provencher to respond to the Board if they wished.

 

Chairman Perkins said this should not be done at this point because Mr. Provencher has not had a chance to respond to the memo. 

 

Selectwoman Brunelle and Selectman Spataro agreed.

 

v     Upon motion by Selectman Spataro and seconded by Selectwoman Brunelle, the Board

VOTED:  To send a letter of thanks to the MG&E for their quick, positive action regarding 425 Plymouth Street.

Unanimous Vote.

 

v     Mr. Healey will provide information to the Board regarding the required NIMS Training.

 

v     An article that did not have funding at the Annual Town Meeting will be placed on the Special Town Meeting Warrant for the Assessors’ Office.

 

v     Upon motion by Selectwoman Brunelle and seconded by Selectman Spataro, the Board

 

VOTED:  To send a letter to the Massachusetts State Lottery Commission in support of The Tuscan House’s request for a Keno License.

Unanimous Vote.

 

v     It was suggested that the Board’s Secretary attend meetings of the Municipal Licensing Corporation.

 

v     Chairman Perkins told the Board that he had attend the Plymouth County Selectmen’s Meeting.

 

Selectman Spataro asked Chairman Perkins to suggest asking the State to reconsider impact fees.  Chairman Perkins said he would bring this up at the next meeting.

 

v     Selectwoman Brunelle said online financial forecasting will be incorporated with the Revenue & Expenditure Forecast that was done several years ago.  This will be a task of the CLG.

 

v     Information on Federal Grant Updates from Senator John Kerry will be forwarded to the OECD.

 

v     Information regarding ‘Fall Brook Village’ will be forwarded to the Planning Board and ZBA.

 

 

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

VOTED:  To enter into Executive Session at 9:20 PM, not to return to Open Session, for the purpose of discussing potential settlement on Litigation.

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

            VOTE 4 – 0

 

 

 

 

 

                                                           

Diane Henault, Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN