SELECTMEN’S MEETING

DECEMBER 9, 2002

 

Chairman Perkins called the meeting to order at 7:02 PM.

Selectman Rogers, Selectman Wiksten, Selectman Eayrs, and Selectwoman Brunelle were present.

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

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

VOTED: To approve the Minutes of December 2, 2002.

Unanimous Vote.

 

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

VOTED: To approve the Executive Minutes of December 2, 2002.

Unanimous Vote.

HEARINGS, MEETINGS & LICENSES

There were no ‘Hearings, Meetings or Licenses’ heard tonight.

NEW BUSINESS

Request to Approve Liquor License Renewals – 2003

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

VOTED: To approve the renewal of all current liquor license holders for 2003, with the exception of "China Wok" who did not sign the renewal, subject to all taxes/municipal charges being paid.

Unanimous Vote.

Request to Approve & Sign Contract with Consultants to Management, Inc. – Water Superintendent

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

VOTED: To approve & sign the contract with Consultants to Management, Inc. to update the water fixed assets for FY 2002.

Unanimous Vote.

Selectman Rogers asked if this request was related to the $30,000 appropriated for GASB. Mr. Healey said it is not.

Selectman Rogers asked if there would be a cost savings to have both the Water and Wastewater Departments done at the same time. Chairman Perkins asked the Town Manager to check this.

Chairman Perkins also asked Mr. Healey to check with Judy MacDonald to see if, in the future, these two (2) departments will be required to be combined.

Request to Rent Selectmen’s Meeting Room – Roux Associates, Inc.

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

VOTED: To allow Roux Associates, Inc. to rent the Selectmen’s Meeting Room on Wednesday, December 11, 2002 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM to hold a public hearing.

Unanimous Vote.

Request to Appoint Regional Multi-Hazard Community Planning Team – SRPEDD

The Board received a request from SRPEDD to appoint someone to be part of a regional Team to prepare a regional Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Plan. Mr. Healey recommended Chief Robert Silva.

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

VOTED: To appoint Robert Silva to be the Town’s representative to the Regional Multi-Hazard Community Planning Team.

Unanimous Vote.

Request to Identify Contact Person – SRPEDD

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

VOTED: To appoint the Town Manager as the contact person for the Town to head-up the PDM Plan and be SRPEDD’s contact throughout the process.

Unanimous Vote.

Request to Approve & Sign Notes – Treasurer/Collector

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

VOTED: To award the bid for new money for police cruisers and school vehicle to Eastern Bank in the amount of $245,513.00 at 1.69%.

VOTE 4 – 0 – 1 (Selectwoman Brunelle abstained)

Request to Approve "Change of d/b/a" on Liquor License – Courtyard Restaurant

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

VOTED: To approve the request made by Louis and Denise Teceno to change the d/b/a on their Liquor License from "Courtyard Pizza" to "Courtyard Restaurant".

Unanimous Vote.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no ‘Old Business’ to discuss tonight.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

The bids will be structured in a three-tiered manner so that, if the Board were to consider a reduction in service or a fee for secondary level transportation, tier one (MHS) could be deducted. For example, if necessary, the Board could consider options such as Fees for all students from 7th – 12th grade or discontinuing Bus Transportation to the High School altogether and charging for grades 7 and 8.

Mr. Healey explained that the bid package will be structured in such a way that, at any time during the contract, the Board will have an opportunity to make adjustments.

Discussion ensued on the possibility of fees or deducting service. Chairman Perkins noted that a meeting will be held on Saturday morning, December 14th at 9:00 AM at the NMS. Preliminary discussions for the 2004 budget will begin.

Mr. Healey noted that these will be reviewed and revised prior to advertising to make sure issues related to the Historical treatment of the building will be addressed.

Jane Lopes recommend that language be changed to reflect that "no damage" would be done to the outside of the building, and all equipment will be inside the building. The Historical Commission will meet next week to review the R.F.P.

SELECTMEN’S BILLS

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

VOTED: To pay the bill submitted by Hathaway Publishing in the amount of $145.50.

Unanimous Vote.

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

VOTED: To pay three (3) bills submitted by the Middleborough Gas & Electric Department in the amounts of $37.53, $240.60 and $80.24, totaling $358.37.

Unanimous Vote.

OTHER

VOTED: To approve the request made by the Y.M.C.A. Swim Team to conduct a "Tag Day" the weekend of January 3rd to January 5th, 2003.

Unanimous Vote.

VOTED: To approve the Town Manager’s request to carry over 10 vacation days to the next calendar year.

Unanimous Vote.

1. Pg. 2 of 8: #2 - Delete "and trees planted" from the last line.

2. Pg. 2 of 8: #2 – paragraph 2 – Change wording as follows: "The existing fifty foot (50 ft) tree lines plus the additional fifty foot (50 ft) buffer between the project work and adjacent residential property shall not be altered."

3. Pg. 4 of 8: #9 - Change wording to reflect that "undesirable material may be screened on site for removal of the desirable material to the Wood Street facility."

4. Pg. 6 of 8: #5 - Change wording to "All access to and from the permitted property will be onto Chestnut Street."

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

VOTED: To approve the recommended changes to the Earth Removal Conditions for W.L. Byrne.

Unanimous Vote.

Selectman Rogers said the ARM group is looking at all public land in Middleboro to form goals and help the Board of Selectmen and other groups evaluate the land and utilize it. It was suggested that a possible Central Management Team for public land be formed.

CORRESPONDENCE

The Board received a letter from Austin Zipp d/b/a Kasara Auto Sales, 562 Wareham Street. Mr. Zipp is asking for an extension of time to complete work that was supposed to be done on the property by the end of this year.

Mr. Healey said that, although Mr. Zipp has had a hardship situation, nothing has been done to live up to the obligations that were placed on his license.

Selectman Wiksten noted that there had been considerable problems with this license, and Mr. Zipp had been given a lot of leeway.

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

VOTED: To deny the request for an extension of time made by Austin Zipp.

Unanimous Vote.

Mr. Healey will provide the Board with the Class II License Inspection report next week. He will be recommending that at least two (2) licenses not be renewed without a hearing before the Board.

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

VOTED: To enter into Executive Session at 7:40 PM, to discuss litigation and negotiations, not to return to Open Session.

A poll vote was taken. Selectman Rogers, Selectman Wiksten, Selectwoman Brunelle, Selectman Eayrs and Chairman Perkins approved.

VOTE 5 – 0

 

Diane Henault, Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN