SELECTMEN’S MEETING

JANUARY 3, 2005

 

 

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

 

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

 

Selectman Wiksten left the meeting at 9:10 PM.

 

 

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the Minutes of December 20, 2004.

VOTE 3 – 0 – 2 (Selectman Wiksten and Selectwoman Brunelle abstained.

 

HEARINGS, MEETINGS & LICENSES

 

Hearing – Request for WRPD Permit – Cullinan Engineering – Benson Street

 

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 January 3, 2005 at 7:05 PM, for the purpose of discussing an application filed by Cullinan Engineering, on behalf of Lot 4 Benson Street Realty Trust, for a Special Permit under the Water Resource Protection District By-law, to allow the installation of a 1-1/4” water service within an existing driveway located within the 25-foot buffer zone to a bordering vegetated wetland.  The water line will service a new residential dwelling to be located entirely outside of the 25-foot buffer zone.  The property is shown as Assessors Map 101 Lot 1888, zoned Residential Rural, W.R.P.D. “Z3”.   Anyone wishing to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated.”  The hearing was opened.

 

Daniel Mulloy, Cullinan Engineering, represented the applicant.

 

Mr. Mulloy told the Board that the proposal is to install a 1 ¼” water service within an existing driveway for a proposed new dwelling.  He said the project has already been reviewed and approved by the Conservation Commission for work within the buffer zone of a bordering vegetated wetland and the proposed septic system design has been reviewed and approved by the Health Department. 

 

Selectman Wiksten asked about the existing water service to the home.

 

Mr. Mulloy said it comes up the driveway. 

 

Chairman Perkins asked what size it was.

 

Mr. Mulloy said it is ¾” or 1”.  He said tapping off of it is not an option.

 

Selectman Wiksten noted that there had been past problems with that size water service running more than 200’.

 

Mr. Mulloy said he was not aware of any current problems.

 

Mr. Healey noted that the hearing was a request for a WRPD Permit to put the line in the driveway.  He asked if the applicant would object to what the Water Superintendent required for a service.

 

Mr. Mulloy said there would be no objection.

 

Selectman Bond also noted outstanding municipal charges that would have to be satisfied prior to the permit being issued.

 

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 application filed by Cullinan Engineering, on behalf of Lot 4 Benson Street Realty Trust, for a Special Permit under the Water Resource Protection District By-law, to allow the installation of a water service, as required by the Water Superintendent, within an existing driveway located within the 25-foot buffer zone to a bordering vegetated wetland to service a new residential dwelling on property shown as Assessors Map 101 Lot 1888, zoned Residential Rural, W.R.P.D. “Z3”, subject to payment of any outstanding municipal charges and/or taxes.  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 Attorney Frank MacLean – RE:  Parcel A, Shortbrook Avenue

 

Attorney Frank MacLean met with the Board on behalf of Martin and Lisa Madden.

 

Attorney MacLean explained that owners of parcels in excess of 10 acres can apply to the State Forester to designate the land as Forest Land.  A 10-year Forest Management Plan is submitted, and if approved, then goes to the Assessor’s Office for approval.  If that approval is given, the land is designated as Chapter 61.  This allows the owners to only be taxed at 5% of the fair market value. 

 

Attorney MacLean explained that ‘Korpinen’ owned several different forestland parcels, including the lot in question.

 

Attorney MacLean explained that the Korpinen’s came before the Town in 1989 to remove two (2) lots to sell as building lots.  The Board of Selectmen authorized this, and the parcels were removed.

 

Ten years later, a small parcel was deeded to the Maddens.  When it was deeded, appropriate steps were not taken to remove it from forest land.  He noted that the Maddens paid separate tax bills for four (4) parcels.  He said the Assessor’s Office had changed the property from Forest to Residential when the Maddens took title.  However, the Forest Lien was never released.  He noted that improvements had been made on these parcels.

 

The Maddens are now selling their house, and the bank’s counsel has informed them that the Forest Lien remains on the property.

 

Attorney MacLean noted that the Maddens have paid off the withdrawal taxes on the property.  The other requirement for the release is to give notice to the Town, which has 120 days to decide if it wishes to purchase the property.

 

Attorney MacLean explained that the quickest way to release the Lien is to obtain, in writing, something from the Board saying the Town is not interested in purchasing the land.

 

A letter from the Assessor’s Office indicated that the property, shown as Assessors’ Map 61D Lot 5266 has not been classified as Chapter 61 since fiscal year 2000, but has been in regular billing.

 

Selectman Bond noted there would not be an issue now if the Lien had been taken off at that time.

 

Attorney MacLean explained that fair market value on the proposed parcel would be almost $200,000.  He noted the insignificance of the lot.

 

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

VOTED:  Not to exercise the Town’s option to purchase Parcel A, Shortbrook Avenue, and to release the Forestry Lien, subject to approval of Town Counsel.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

 

 

 

Hearing (cont.) – Class II License – Tom Auto

 

Peter Geilear, Tom Auto, was present.  He explained that, until last year, he had been the sole proprietor of Tom Auto.  Because of illness, David Richmond, was made a partner.  He explained that there are no other employees.  The business consists of selling vehicles wholesale at auction, and taking vehicles on consignment to sell for other people.  He said there are very few retail sales.

 

Mr. Geilear noted the Board’s concerns for hours of operation.  He said he is open Monday through Saturday, most of the daytime.  He said, at times, no one is in the office because they are at auction, or showing a vehicle.

 

Chairman Perkins said the Board was trying to get everyone with a Class II License “on the same playing field”.  He said the Board had asked for a ‘business plan’ to bring the business into compliance in regards to the hours of operation.  He said if no one is present during the posted hours, the business is not in compliance.

 

Mr. Geilear said most vehicles are advertised in trader magazines and on the internet.  He said a Class II License is needed to wholesale cars at auction.

 

Selectman Wiksten agreed that the Board is trying to be consistent.  He noted that licenses have been issued in the past for strictly wholesale.  He said the State requires the business be the “principal means of income”.  He said this had been brought to the attention of the Board because no one was present when the Town Manager showed for an inspection.

 

Chairman Perkins noted that the hours on the license can be modified to reflect when someone is present.

 

Mr. Geilear said the hours differ during the seasons.  He said the business is open later in the summer.

 

Selectman Wiksten noted that the hours can be adjusted to reflect summer and winter months.

 

Chairman Perkins continued the hearing for one (1) week.

 

Hearing (cont.) – Class II License – Gratuity Motors

 

The Board received a letter from Nancy Tammaro suggesting new hours of operation as follows:

 

Monday & Tuesday:     Closed

Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday:       11AM to 8PM

Sunday:   Appointment only

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the renewal of the Class II License for Gratuity Motors, with amended hours of operation as indicated, subject to owner providing required bond.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Hearing – Liquor License Violations – Hideaway Restaurant – 9 Station Street

 

Chairman Perkins opened the hearing.

 

Damon Desrosiers, owner of the Hideaway, was present.  His attorney, John Studley, was also present.

 

Police Chief, Gary Russell, told the Board that he wanted everyone to know that this was “not an attack on Mr. Desrosiers”.  He said he did not believe Mr. Desrosiers was involved with any criminal activity, and was not “after his character”.  He said the recommendation for this hearing was based on a statement made to the task force. 

 

Detective Joey Perkins was present.  Chairman Perkins disclosed that there is no relation between himself and the detective.

 

Mr. Perkins told the Board that, on Friday, December 3, 2004, the Plymouth County Task Force had initiated investigations at several bars in Middleboro and Lakeville.  He said the Hideaway was one of them.  Mr. Perkins said the barrooms were chosen because the task force had received information on, or believed narcotics activity was occurring.  He said this was based on previous arrests and information obtained through confidential sources.

 

Mr. Perkins said the Hideaway was the third bar entered on December 3rd.  He said, within 10 – 15 minutes, two (2) undercover officers observed a hand transaction involving cocaine.  Officers waiting outside were informed.  The undercover officers were instructed to return to the bar and try to make a purchase.  Cocaine was purchased.  The officers observed one individual get it from another, and another.  Three (3) people were arrested, and a female who was observed purchasing cocaine.

 

Mr. Perkins said the patrons were asked to leave and the bar was searched based on information that the cocaine was hidden in the barroom.  The bartender remained behind the bar, and was asked to contact the owner.  Cocaine was found on the floor, and residue and packaging material was found on the back of a toilet in the men’s room. 

 

Mr. Perkins said he spoke to Mr. Desrosiers and explained what had happened.  He informed Mr. Desrosiers that this was a problem the police had been looking into for quite awhile.  He said Mr. Desrosiers told him that he was aware it happens sometimes, and when he sees it happen, he asks the patrons to leave and obtains a No Trespass.  Mr. Perkins said Mr. Desrosiers was upset, and “at his wits end”  He asked what he could do.  When Mr. Perkins suggested that Mr. Desrosiers contact the police, there was no comment.

 

Chairman Perkins asked whose control the cocaine hidden in the bar was under.

 

Mr. Perkins said it was under the patrons, not the management.

 

Chairman Perkins asked how it could be stored without the management being aware of it.

 

Mr. Perkins said the undercover officers had talked to individuals who made a comment that the narcotics were hidden to prevent the police from finding it on a person for an unrelated matter such as a fight or a warrant.

 

Mr. Perkins said the officers could not find the location where it was hidden.

 

Selectman Bond asked, if Mr. Desrosiers was not involved, what the basis was for the hearing.

 

Mr. Perkins said he reported to the Chief who made the recommendation.

 

Selectman Bond asked if Mr. Desrosiers was on the premises the night of the arrests.

 

Mr. Perkins said Mr. Desrosiers was cooperative with the police.

 

Selectman Bond noted that Mr. Desrosiers was upset, and may not have meant when he said about seeing “it”.

 

Selectman Bond asked if Mr. Desrosiers has ever called the police.

 

Mr. Perkins said not in the four (4) years he has been a detective.

 

Chairman Perkins asked, in the opinion of Mr. Perkins, was there any employee involvement.

 

Mr. Perkins said there was no information or evidence to show this.

 

Attorney Studley addressed the Board.

 

He said that Mr. and Mrs. Desrosiers fully support the Middleborough Police Department.  He said they did not wish to interfere or block their investigation, or “look the other way to illegal activity”.  He said there is a region-wide drug problem.

 

Attorney Studley said Mr. Desrosiers is also a victim in this situation.  He said Mr. Desrosiers has owned and operated the restaurant for almost 24 years, and has established a good reputation in the community.  He said Mr. Desrosiers had worked the entire day in question.  His wife, Joyce, had worked until 11:30 that evening, only leaving early because she was to help her child move the next day.  He said the Desrosiers have a successful family, and have worked to give the restaurant a family atmosphere. 

 

Attorney Studley told the Board that the Desrosiers are embarrassed, frustrated, and hurt by this situation.  He noted that there was information on four (4) establishments in the area.  He asked who Mr. Desrosiers would contact.  He noted Mr. Desrosiers had previously talked to now retired, Detective Shanks.  He asked if Mr. Desrosiers is supposed to act on suspicion.

 

Attorney Studley said Mr. Desrosiers had his “suspicions’, but asked what he could do if the activity was not done in his presence.  He said it took a task force with undercover informants to crack this.  He said there is one (1) bartender for 25 patrons, and music playing. 

 

Attorney Studley noted the few individuals who were arrested who probably “get a slap on the wrist”, yet an innocent family man is being punished.  He said his business has been threatened and damaged by what has happened.

 

Attorney Studley said this constitutes a wake up call to establish a better relationship with drug enforcement officers.  He also noted that he had heard the individuals who were arrested had been at another bar earlier in the evening.  He said the Desrosiers will work with the police to prevent this from happening again.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked how long Mr. Desrosiers has had a liquor license.

 

Mr. Desrosiers said since 1986.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if he had ever been advised by employees or patrons who had occasion to see drug dealings.

 

Attorney Studley said Mr. Desrosiers has never seen any activity, and had never been told of any.  He noted that, in the police report, it says that the individuals “stepped to the back of the bar”.  He said this shows that they did not want to be seen by employees.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said she often frequents the Hideaway, and said the hearing “should not be a reflection on you as individuals”.  She read information from the ABCC ‘Blue Book’ noting that the license holder has an obligation to prevent illegalities.  She said if this occurs, the police should be contacted immediately.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if Mr. Desrosiers conducted any training sessions or discussion with his employees in respect to illegal narcotics.

 

Mr. Desrosiers said sessions are held on serving minors.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle noted that drugs are usually stashed in secretive places.  She asked if any had ever been found during cleaning.

 

Mr. Desrosiers said no.  He said cleaning is done daily.

 

Selectman Wiksten said tonight’s hearing was very difficult.  He noted Mr. Desrosiers is not denying what went on.  He said he has a responsibility being the owner.  He said one (1) employee for 25 people is not enough.  He said there needs to be someone there with authority to throw patrons out.  He said he wanted to be consistent, and said he would have to be convinced that Mr. Desrosiers is actively doing something to prevent this from happening again.

 

Attorney Studley referred to what Selectwoman Brunelle had read.  He quoted “no licensee shall permit” illegal activity.  He said Mr. Desrosiers did not permit this activity. 

 

Selectman Wiksten said Mr. Desrosiers was negligent in not prohibiting the incident.  He said each owner has a responsibility to make sure this doesn’t happen.

 

Attorney Studley said an owner must have knowledge that this is happening to do something. 

 

Selectman Bond asked how Mr. Desrosiers could be at “his wits end” if he wasn’t aware of the problem.

 

Attorney Studley noted that Mr. Desrosiers had eliminated karaoke several years ago because it was “an element he did not like”.

 

Selectman Bond asked if Attorney Studley agreed that, because something was found in the bar, the burden is on the license holder to prevent it.

 

Attorney Studley said Mr. Desrosiers had previously met with Detective Shanks and discussed issues about drug use.  He said No Trespass orders have been taken out for people who were suspected to be doing something illegal.

 

Mr. Desrosiers said he also eliminated karaoke because three of four of the arrests made at the establishment were on a Wednesday.

 

Selectman Bond asked if Mr. Desrosiers was at the establishment at night.

 

He said either he or his wife is.

 

Selectman Bond asked if Mr. Desrosiers had any suggestions of how he could help himself.

 

Mr. Desrosiers suggested a program be development with the Police Department.  He suggested drug officers come to establishments to talk and give a number to call if there are any suspicions.

 

Attorney Studley noted that letters had been presented to the Board from three (3) neighbors who told how the business has been cleaned up since Mr. Desrosiers took ownership.

 

Chairman Perkins questioned how Mr. Desrosiers or any of the employees had never seen any activity, noting that the undercover officers were able to observe this almost immediately.  He said there was a breakdown in management/employee relationships.  He also questioned why Mr. Desrosiers was not comfortable calling the desk at the police station.

 

Attorney Studley said that saying there was no contact with the police presupposes, without evidence, that they saw drug activity in the establishment.

 

Selectman Bond said he was hesitant to lets drugs destroy a long-standing community business.  He noted that, other than this violation, it has been almost two (2) years since any incident at the bar.  Prior activity had taken place in the parking lot.

 

Chief Russell told the Board that he had eight (8) officers present this evening who would testify that Mr. Desrosiers made the statement that “when I see ‘it’ happen I ask them to leave”.  He noted that he had never called the police department.

 

Mr. Desrosiers told the Board that he did not remember saying “it”, only that he asked patrons to leave who were acting suspicious.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what that meant.

 

Mr. Desrosiers said people who hung around, not purchasing drinks.  He also noted that he had “profiled” certain people.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked why he would do that.

 

Mr. Desrosiers said he was suspicious that they might be doing something wrong because of rumors that he had heard.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked how often someone was asked to leave.

 

Mr. Desrosiers said two or three times in the last couple of years.

 

Selectman Bond asked if Mr. Desrosiers feared the individuals involved.

 

Mr. Desrosiers said some of them.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

 

Selectman Wiksten made a motion to suspend the liquor license for 30 days.  No second was made.

 

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

VOTED:  To suspend the liquor license for the Hideaway Restaurant for five (5) days, commencing January 4, 2005.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Selectman Wiksten said he was willing to go along with 5 days suspension if management would come up with a policy and some sort of training for employees. 

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked Chief Russell if the task force could put together a program for all establishments.

 

Chief Russell said he wouldn’t have the time of the manpower.  He said there are private training programs available.  He said the DEA might also offer programs.  He said he would have the task force ask.

 

Chairman Perkins noted that Detective Shanks has been retired for awhile.  He suggested Mr. Desrosiers form a relationship with Mr. Perkins and the other current detectives.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle encouraged people not to avoid the Hideaway.  She said tonight’s hearing was no reflection on the owners, who are hard working business people.  She noted letters of support from business people and individuals.  She said the penalty imposed tonight was so that the Board could be fair.

 

Chairman Perkins said he could promise any other restaurateur that further violations would be more than 5 days.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle suggested copies of the information booklet from ABCC, and a copy of CMR204 be sent to establishments.  She noted that the guidelines are established by ABCC and the State, not just the Town.

 

The license holder can appeal the decision of the Board to the ABCC within 5 days.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Request for Common Victualer License – Dunkin’Donuts – New England Farms

 

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

VOTED:  To issue a Common Victualer License to Rock Village Donuts, LLC, d/b/a Dunkin’ Donuts.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request for Certificate of Compliance – W.L. Byrne, Inc.

 

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

VOTED:  To issue a Certificate of Completion to W.L. Byrne, Inc. for Earth Removal Permit #98.6.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Chairman Perkins suggested the Town Manager develop a system to check proof of recording of the Order of Conditions.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

There was no ‘Old Business’ discussed tonight.

 

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

 

Landfill Update

 

Mr. Healey told the Board that progress is being made.  A presentation was made today to DEP, and another meeting is set for this week.  He said he hoped that everything would be completed, and the project would move forward by the beginning of next week.

 

Chairman Perkins asked for an update for the WMAC.

 

Mr. Healey said the Committee is trying to get an agreement with the Attorney to meet next Tuesday to finalize the agreement.

 

Mr. Healey said a meeting is being scheduled next week with Waste Management to go over operational issues and review other contractual issues, such as the purchase price for equipment they will purchase.

 

Chairman Perkins asked what the estimation was for the agreement to be finalized.

 

Mr. Healey said he hoped it would be signed within one (1) month.

 

Chairman Perkins asked about a situation with DEP regarding the access road.

 

Mr. Healey said DEP had claimed it was not permitted, but it was.

 

Interceptor Project Update

 

Mike Scipione is going to submit new plans that reflect full restoration of the bank with no walls and an 8-foot gravel access path.

 

Chairman Perkins noted two (2) letters in Correspondence tonight in regards to this.

 

Mr. Healey said He has assured both residents that their concerns will be addressed.

 

Selectman Bond noted that there are also concerns regarding the 8’ path.

 

Mr. Healey said he is working with the Historical Commission regarding the restoration, and will talk to Attorney Ryder and Mr. Thomas in regards to the wall that was there and restoring it.  He said he would make sure they are satisfied.

 

Reserve Fund Transfer Request

 

Mr. Healey will attend the FinCom’s meeting tonight to request a Reserve Fund Transfer in the amount of $12,000 to pay a fine to DEP.

 

Accounting of Expenses for the Christmas Decorations

 

Mr. Healey provided an accounting of expenses for the Christmas Decorations.  He also thanked those that helped.

 

Ads and Job Descriptions for Town Manager

 

Mr. Healey provided ads and job descriptions for Town Manager.

 

SELECTMEN’S BILLS

 

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

VOTED:  To pay two (2) bills submitted by Verizon in the amounts of $24.54 and $24.52, totaling $49.06.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

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

VOTED:  To pay two (2) bills submitted by the Middleborough Gas & Electric Department in the amounts of $4.72 and $4.72, totaling $9.44.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

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

VOTED:  To pay the bill submitted by Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, PC, in the amount of $10,240.00.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Chairman Perkins said he will contact Attorney Peloquin to ask him to meet with the Board to give an update.

 

 

 

 

 

OTHER

 

Discussion – Town Manager Search – Committee Make-up, Advertisement & Application

 

Selectman Andrews said the Board needed to decide what an effective size would be for the Town Manager Search Committee.  He said the Committee would be responsible for “weeding out applications”.  He said there was no reason that members of the Board could not be part of the Committee.  He suggested 5 – 9 people.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle felt the entire Board should be part of the Committee, and recommended 11 members.

 

Selectman Wiksten asked if there had been any thought to developing a committee to develop changes to the Charter, noting the position has evolved and changed.

 

Chairman Perkins said the Board needs to decide on how big the Search Committee would be so that it could be advertised and in place within two (2) weeks.

 

Selectman Bond noted there is an item in the proposed chronology to set qualifications.  He also suggested the applications include background and credit checks, as wells as, conflict of interests.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle suggested the Board would get to that point once the final selection was made.  Checks would be done at that time.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle noted that Tom White had proposed an Article to form a “DPW Commission”.

 

Selectman Bond felt that conflict of interest checks may help “weed out” people.

 

Selectman Andrews said a major hurdle would be that there cannot be two (20 Town Managers at the same time.  An interim Town Manager would be a possibility.

 

Selectman Bond suggested hiring the current Town Manager as a consultant.

 

Chairman Perkins said he was opposed to an 11 member committee because it would be cumbersome.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle felt that 7 or 9 would be too few if 4 or 5 members of the Board would also serve.

 

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

VOTED:  To establish a Town Manager Search Committee to be comprised of 6 members-at-large, and any of the 5 selectmen, for such term to make final recommendations for candidates for Town Manager.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Mr. White told the Board that he had suggested a Committee be formed to oversee the Water and Sewer Departments, and the Health Department.  He said it could include the DPW.

 

Selectman Bond suggested members not include current Town employees or elected officials.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said she did not want to eliminate anyone at this time.

 

The deadline for submitting letters of interest is January 19, 2005.

 

Middleborough on the Move (MOM)

 

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

VOTED:  To invite MOM to meet with the Board at the next meeting to discuss a Fundraising Retreat and expectations for the year.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

ü      The Board received updated information regarding stewards for the COA.

 

ü      Available positions at the COA and the Assessor’s Office were announced.

 

ü      Mr. Healey will forward information regarding the State’s search for space to the OECD and the Chamber of Commerce.

 

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

 

VOTED:  To send a letter to the County Retirement Board in regards to increases to communities.

Unanimous Vote.

 

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

VOTED:  To authorize the Chairman to speak to the Plymouth County Treasurer on behalf of the Board.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

The Board’s Secretary will send a letter to the Town of Hanover letting them know the Board has voted to join them.

 

ü      The Board received correspondence from the Fire Chief in regards to an inspection completed at 4 Lovell Street.

 

ü      Selectman Bond read a letter from New England Organics regarding setting up an Advisory Committee and a tour of the facility in Maine.

 

ü      Mass Housing has received a Project Eligibility application for Cherry Street Estates.

 

 

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

VOTED:  To enter into Executive Session at 9:45 PM, not to return to Open Session, to discuss Litigation Strategy and Contract Negotiations.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

 

 

                                                           

Diane Henault, Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN