SELECTMEN’S MEETING

JULY 26, 2004

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the Minutes of July 12, 2004.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the Executive Minutes of July 12, 2004.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

HEARINGS, MEETINGS & LICENSES

 

Hearing – Request for Earth Removal Permit – O’Connor – Wall 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, July 26, 2004, at 7:05 PM, for the purpose of discussing an application filed by Daniel F. & Janice L. O’Connor, for an Earth Removal Permit for property located on Wall Street, Middleborough, MA, Assessors Map 045 Lot 5173.  The reason for this request is for expansion of a tailwater/reservoir recovery pond for the existing cranberry bogs..  Anyone desiring to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated.”  The hearing was opened.

 

Tom Pozerski, Hayward-Boynton & Williams Inc., was present to represent the applicants.  He returned the green cards.

 

Mr. Healey suggested the Board treat the request as Phase 2 of an existing Earth Removal Permit.  As a condition, authorize the Board’s representative to make a determination as to when Phase 1 is substantially complete, and then authorize beginning work in Phase 2.

 

Mr. Pozerski told the Board that the request is to remove 300,000 cubic yards of material.  There are no wetlands issues, and they are not working within 100’ of a bordering wetland.  He said the existing haul road would be utilized.  He said the applicant is very conscientious of what needs to be done as far as grading and temporary seeding and mulching.

 

Mr. Pozerski told the Board that he found the existing Permit to be an excellent mechanism and reporting tool to assure the operation is in conformance with the Earth Removal Bylaw. 

 

Selectman Wiksten asked when the project was started.

 

Mr. O’Connor said Willard Rhodes had started the existing project in the early 1990s.  He then bought the property in 1999.

 

Selectman Wiksten asked if the request could be considered an extension.

 

Mr. Pozerski said the current Permit was issued in October 2002, and is still a valid Permit.

 

Selectman Wiksten said the request for a 3 year permit seems like a long time.  He said he was not opposed to the request, but asked that it be as minimal as possible.  He asked who the Contractor would be.

 

Mr. O’Connor said G. Lopes.

 

It was noted that access to and from the property would be Plymouth Street.

 

Selectman Wiksten asked about doing monitoring wells.

 

Mr. O’Connor said the water is recycled.  He explained that he uses a diesel pump which pumps extra water to the reservoir.  Any dewatering does not leave the property.

 

Selectman Wiksten asked if the Farm Plan showed a need for water.

 

Mr. O’Connor said it did.

 

Selectman Wiksten said that abutters are concerned with wells, and he said he would rather see monitoring wells before the fact that any wells go dry.

 

Mr. O’Connor said he has been dewatering for 1 ½ years, and the water table has not changed.

 

Selectman Wiksten asked how he has monitored this.

 

Mr. O’Connor said by a benchmark.

 

Tom Rosenfield, 78 Rocky Meadow Street, told the Board that he seems to have recently lost water pressure, since this project has started.  He said he was concerned with Phase 2.

 

Mr. Pozerski said the problem could be his pump.

 

Mr. Healey suggested checking health records to see what type of well Mr. Rosenfield has.

 

Selectman Wiksten said that condition #1 of the current permit suggests monitoring wells “may be required”.  He noted that picking season is coming.

 

Mr. O’Connor said picking season should have no impact on the water.  Everything is contingent on Savery’s Pond.  The Pond won’t be used once the project is completed.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what effect drawing from Savery’s Pond would have on Mr. Rosenfield’s well.

 

Mr. O’Connor said the resident’s property is ½ mile away on the other side of the operation.

 

Lynne Kostachuk, 76 Rocky Meadow Street, said she has lost water, and had to replace her well in April.  She also noted the noise, and a pump that goes “24/7”.  She said work sometimes begins before 7:00 AM.

 

Mr. O’Connor said that was not true.

 

Selectman Wiksten said it would be in the applicant’s best interest to provide monitoring wells to prove he is not effecting ground water.

 

Chairman Perkins noted that questions on pg. 22 of the application were not completed.

 

Selectman Andrews noted 2 different addresses in reference to the property, and outstanding taxes with the Treasurer/Collector’s Office.

 

Mr. O’Connor said he owns the property.  The Board’s Secretary will verify this.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

 

Discussion ensued on the number of years needed to complete the project.  Selectman Wiksten said he would approve 2 years with a possible 1 year extension.

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request made by Daniel F. & Janice L. O’Connor, for a 2 year Earth Removal Permit, with a possible 1 year extension, for property located on Wall Street, Middleborough, MA, Assessors Map 045 Lot 5173, for expansion of a tailwater/reservoir recovery pond for the existing cranberry bogs, subject to verification of taxes that may or may not be owed.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

The Order of Conditions will be set at the meeting on August 9th.

 

Meeting with Mike Scippione, Weston & Sampson – RE:  Nemasket Interceptor Contract

 

Mike Scippione was present.  He told that Board that, several years ago, the upper portion of the Nemasket River was sliplined to prevent infiltration.  Now, the project has become larger and more difficult, and will cost $2.4 million.  Revoli Co. was the successful bidder.

 

Mr. Scippione said the Contractor will meet tomorrow at a preconstruction conference.  He said afterwards, there will be several public meetings with abutters.

 

Mr. Scippione explained that the project will replace an 18” sewer line along the Nemasket River with a 24” pipe.  To do this, some areas will have direct excavation, and there will also be some “pipe bursting”.  There will be some rerouting to cause less of a disturbance with the residents.

 

Mr. Scippione said letters will be sent to residents who are direct abutters regarding a meeting.  Construction will begin in August through November.

 

Selectman Wiksten asked if the connections were part of the bid process.

 

Mr. Scippione said they are.

 

Selectman Wiksten asked what the time frame would be.

 

Mr. Scippione said about 5 months.  He the project would most likely continue into Spring for clean-up work.

 

The project will significantly minimize infiltration, and alleviate most of the surcharge.

 

Selectman Wiksten asked if the project would effect the rates.

 

Mr. Healey said it would, and told the Board that Wes Gardner is finishing a Rate Study which will be given to the Board in advance of its next meeting.

 

Jane Lopes asked what impact the project will have on the rest of the area where the work is being done.

 

Mr. Scippione said streets will be closed, but a majority of the work will be in the area of the river, and won’t effect the public.  Work in the neighborhoods will take about 3 weeks.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if there would be any problems with back pressure.

 

Mr. Scippione said the purpose of the project is to alleviate this.

 

Mr. Healey noted that the Board had expressed a concern regarding the cleaning and lining project in regards to the change order necessitated by the Fire Chief’s request to upsize the bypass mains to serve sprinkler systems in some buildings.

 

Mr. Scippione said cleaning and lining is done, rather than replacing the main at a greater cost.  One of the ways to keep the cost down is to reduce the size of the temporary bypass line that services customers while the main is shut down for the cleaning and lining operation.  He said this is standard procedure.  He said there was not a lengthy discussion with the Fire Chief, and Weston & Sampson did what they felt was right, and what is done in similar towns.  He said, in hindsight, he wouldn’t have done the same thing.  He said he would’ve contacted the Fire Chief.  He noted that the upgrade did not cost any additional funds, and apologized for not “communicating better”.

 

Selectman Wiksten said he was bothered by the added cost for Weston & Sampson.  He said it was a mistake for W&S to assume that the Town would take on the liability of using reduced sized lines.  He said he could not understand why an engineer would think it would flow sprinklers.  He said this information needed to be told to the Board, and to the Fire Department.  He said the Town took on a huge risk, and said it can never happen again.

 

Mr. Healey said details were discussed with the Fire Chief at the pre-construction conference before the project was underway.

 

Selectman Wiksten said the Board was never made aware that the temporary mains wouldn’t do service for sprinklers.  He said flows were tested after they were put in.

 

Mr. Healey said the agreement had been, if flows weren’t there, additional lines would be put in.  He said the Town was aware of the issues, from the beginning of the project, and knew what the course of action would be.  More money would be spent for bypass lines.

 

Hearing – Request to Relocate Poles – Verizon New England & Middleborough G&E Department

 

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, July 26, 2004 at 7:30 PM, for the purpose of discussing the petition filed by Verizon New England Inc. and Middleborough Gas & Electric Department, to relocate three (3) poles (P251, P252, and P253) on Wareham Street.  This petition is necessary in order to maintain support to the existing pole line and to provide service for a new building.  Anyone desiring to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated.”  The hearing was opened.

 

Joanne Robideau, Right of Way Manager for Verizon, was present.  She said Verizon has received approval from Mass Highway.

 

Chairman Perkins noted the request is to move poles to service the new Dunkin’ Donuts and gas station which will be constructed across from the Chicken House.

 

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 request made by Verizon New England Inc. and Middleborough Gas & Electric Department, to relocate three (3) poles (P251, P252, and P253) on Wareham Street to maintain support to the existing pole line and to provide service for a new building.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Meeting with Debbie Blais – RE:  Sewer Connections for “The Groves”

 

Chairman Perkins read a letter from Debbie Blais requesting approval for sewer connections for 52 condos for a total of 104 bedrooms and 38 apartments with a total of 89 bedrooms.  Property is located at 136 West Grove Street.

 

Andy Fruzetti, Superintendent of Blais Builders, was present.

 

Mr. Fruzetti told the Board he is ready to file with DEP, but needs authorization from the Board to go ahead.  He said the apartments would not be constructed for another 1 ½ to 2 years, and won’t be physically connected until that time.  There will be a pumping system on site to handle the entire project.

 

Selectman Wiksten said he agreed the property abuts the sewage line, and is entitled to be hooked up, but questioned if approval is needed by Town Meeting.  He said this would be an extension, hooking up 193 bedrooms.  He questioned if the property is entitled to as many connections as it can get without Town Meeting approval.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said the Board had previously discussed this.  She said it is an existing sewer service area.

 

Selectman Wiksten said the existing connection was a single family connection.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked how it was different from Talbot Woods.

 

Selectman Wiksten said this is a new connection.  He said it would be the same if Talbot Woods was adding five (5) new buildings.

 

Mr. Fruzetti noted a letter from Joe Ciaglo saying that the sewer service is available, and adequate capacity exists to treat 25,960 gallons/day.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said this property is part of the sewer service area, and not an extension.

 

Mr. Barges, who is requesting sewer hook-ups for abutting property, would be an extension.

 

Mr. Healey explained that the total water and wastewater charges for the connections would be $222,824.00, or $2,475.82 per unit.

 

Selectman Wiksten asked why the apartments weren’t being constructed for 2 years.

 

Dean Harrison, President of Southwind Consultants, explained that the goal of the ZBA and Debbie Blais was to structure the project where the condos would help finance the apartments.

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request made by Debbie Blais for sewer connections for 52 condos for a total of 104 bedrooms and 38 apartments with a total of 89 bedrooms, for property located at 136 West Grove Street.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Mr. Harrison also requested a waiver of 25% of permit fees.  He explained that it is customary for Towns to waive permit fees for affordable units as part of the approval process.  The ZBA did not grant this, but indicated that the authority to waive the fees is by the Board of Selectmen.

 

Mr. Harrison told the Board that he has worked closely with the ZBA to offset costs and do betterments for the Town.  Blais Builders has agreed to donated $40,000 to do a pedestrian study in front of the project to the intersection.  Also, any fee over a certain percentage of the profits will be split 70% - 30% with the Town.  Mr. Harrison told the Board that his request would not set a precedent as each Comprehensive Permit project is separate.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said the fees were put in place for a reason, and did not feel it would be appropriate to waive them.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle made a motion, seconded by Selectman Wiksten to deny the request to waive fees.

 

Discussion ensued.  Selectman Wiksten suggested tabling this for 2 weeks to ask Town Counsel to review.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle withdrew her motion.

 

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

            VOTED:  To table the request for two (2) weeks.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Mr. Dean noted that the project is “two separate projects” and asked that the fees be paid accordingly, with payment for the apartments coming in 2 years.

 

Selectman Andrews said it is one Comprehensive Permit, and therefore one project.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said she had no problem assessing the fees for 2 different parts.

 

Chairman Perkins said Town Counsel would be questioned to see if we can do this.

 

Hearing – Request for Title V Variance – 7 Bishop Avenue

 

Darren Michaelis, Azor Engineering, and Jeanne Spalding, Health Officer, were present.

 

Mr. Michaelis told the Board that the request is for a septic repair on an existing 2” water line on Bishop Avenue, off Smith Street.  He said the property is the only dwelling not connected.

 

In 1999, Mount Hope Engineering put a new well in the center of the property.  He said a brook runs along the back, and there is abutting wetlands.  The project is limited to the front of the lot for a septic system.

 

The variance being requested is for a reduction of the setback of the leach field from the existing well from 200’ to 80’.  This is a request of a variance to the Town’s regulations.

 

Ms. Spalding said the system needs to be upgraded due to the transfer of ownership of the property.  Her recommendation was to deny the request for the variance.  She said there is enough land area to fit the septic system and a new well, or tie into the Town’s water system.  Regardless of the Town’s 200’ requirement, the request is not meeting the 100’ minimum set by the State Code.  The change would make the property “less non-compliant”.

 

Mr. Michaelis said the 2” water main is not adequate for water connection.  An 8” cast iron main with a hydrant at the end is required.

 

Selectman Wiksten asked if there were any plans to upgrade the 2” service.

 

Mr. Healey said no.  He said the main could be upgraded, and betterments assessed to other users on the street, but they have all indicated they are satisfied with the current system.  They would not be supportive of a betterment.

 

Selectman Wiksten said the 2” line would go away sooner or later, and the fee would have to be paid.  He said he didn’t believe this was a “big project”.

 

Mr. Michaelis said it is approximately 250’ – 300’ to Smith Street.  He also said the argument could be made that the system 80’ away would be more compliant that the previous one which was a cesspool.  He said to force people to put a new well in that was put in 5 years ago and is functioning okay would be unfair.

 

Selectman Wiksten asked for the groundflow direction.

 

Mr. Michaelis said it is towards the well.  He suggested a restriction that would require testing every three (3) years.

 

Ms. Spalding said, with a change of ownership, you try to bring the system to maximum compliance, which would be 100’.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

 

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

VOTED:  To deny the request for a reduction of the setback of the leach field from the existing well from 200’ to 80’ at 7 Bishop Avenue.

            VOTE 3 –2 (Selectman Andrews and Selectman Bond opposed)

 

Mr. Michaelis said Title 5 allows a variance down to 50’, he is asking fro 80’, and offering to put a restriction on the property.

 

Selectman Wiksten said the Town’s regulations require 200’.  He said it was difficult to go against the Health Officer’s recommendation when asking for her input.

 

Tracy Garcia, 7 Bishop Avenue, told the Board that she had did everything she was supposed to do 5 years ago.  She said the septic system was approved when she moved in.

 

Mr. Healey said it was Title 5 compliant at that time, but the regulations have changed.

 

Selectman Bond said the net benefit to the environment is increased.  He said Boards have the right to grant variances.

 

Selectman Wiksten said if the variance were approved, and the well becomes contaminated, the new owners would hold the Board responsible.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle noted the applicant can get DEP approval and move forward.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Update on Budget – FY’05

 

Mr. Healey told the Board the numbers are still being crunched.

 

Selectman Andrews suggested setting meeting dates with the FinCom now for the Fall Town Meeting.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said the Board should meet first to establish policies with Department heads before meeting with the FinCom.

 

Selectman Andrews said the logical progression would be to have the FinCom coming up with suggestions as to what’s trying to be accomplished.  The Board would then give their input.

 

Mr. Healey said he didn’t know that they’d have anything to work with to develop suggestions until we know what our current situation is.  This wouldn’t be until the early part of September.

 

Selectman Andrews suggested scheduling meetings with the FinCom now.

 

Mr. Healey said the Fall Town Meeting date has not been set yet.  He said there is no rush to set an early date, suggesting it would probably be the last week in September, or the first or second week of October.  He noted the tax rate would need to be set for tax bills.

 

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

VOTED:  To have the Board’s Secretary schedule 2 or 3 dates with the FinCom, on Mondays, for approximately 20 minutes each.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request for Cell Phones – Assessors Office

 

Mr. Healey told the Board that the Assessors Office is requesting 2 NEXTEL phones to be used for field work. 

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said she didn’t anticipate that an excessive amount of phone time would be used, but rather the 2-way radio would be used.

 

Chairman Perkins asked if there was money in the Assessor’s budget to pay for the phones.

 

Mr. Healey explained that there is one phone account.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said she will ask the Board to consider separating phone accounts for each department, for more accountability.

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request made by the Assessors Office for two (2) NEXTEL phones.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request for Town Vehicle – Assessors Office

 

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

VOTED:  To postpone action on this request for two (2) weeks to allow time for the Town Manager to gather information on all current Town vehicles, including the cost of insurance, maintenance, and gas, based on projected uses, versus what has been paid in mileage reimbursement.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Mr. Healey said he would try to have the information within two (2) weeks.

 

Set Order of Conditions – Oiva Hannula & Sons – Wood Street

 

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

            VOTED:  To table this item for two (2) weeks.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Selectman Wiksten noted that the Board is waiting for information from Town Counsel regarding a bond for penalty.

 

Request to Approve Bids – Treasurer/Collector

 

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

VOTED:  To award a bid for School Remodeling FAN money in the amount of $16,94300 to Citizens Bank at an interest rate of 1.85%.

VOTE 4 – 0 – 1 (Selectwoman Brunelle abstained)

 

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

VOTED:  To award a bid for Chapter 90 Renewal money in the amount of $286,874.00 to Eastern Bank at an interest rate of 1.65%.

VOTE 4 – 0 – 1 (Selectwoman Brunelle abstained)

 

Request to Transfer Deficit Amounts – Town Accountant

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the Town Accountant’s request to take deficit balances from available sources of funds as requested in a letter to the Board dated July 9, 2004, subject to the approval of the Finance Committee.

Unanimous Vote.

 

 

Request to Approve Standard Mileage Rate – Town Accountant

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the Town Accountant’s request to approve the standard mileage rate per IRS guidelines of 37.5 cents per mile, effective July 1, 2004 for Town of Middleborough employees.

Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Appoint Member to Old Colony Elderly Services Board – Council on Aging

 

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

VOTED:  To appoint George Stetson, and Ted E. Lang (alternate) to the Old Colony Elderly Services Board of Directors.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Review Bill – Representative O’Brien

 

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

VOTED:  To endorse and support Senate Bill 1893, An Act Designating a Certain Portion of State Highway Route 44 as the Prisoner of War-Missing-In-Action Memorial Highway.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to use Town Hall Lawn – Central Baptist Church

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request made by Central Baptist Church to use the Town Hall lawn from on Sunday, August 29, 2004 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM for a picnic and outdoor worship service.

            VOTE 4 – 1 (Selectman Bond opposed)

 

Request to Appoint Representative – Plymouth County Advisory Board

 

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

VOTED:  To appoint Selectman Bond as the Board’s representative to the Plymouth County Advisory Board for fiscal year 2004 – 2005.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Update on Eagles Club

 

Mr. Healey told the Board that the Eagles Club has been demolished and carried away.

 

The foundation for the new building is in and has been approved by the Building Commissioner.  A plan is on file.

 

 

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

 

Mr. Healey gave a copy of the Engineering contract with Tighe & Bond to design plans for a water treatment facility for the Tispaquin 1 and 2 Wells to the Board for review.

 

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

VOTED:  To send Contracts to Town Counsel for comments and a recommendation, prior to coming before the Board.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

The Board will meet with Omar Dumas on August 23rd to review the Contract.

 

SELECTMEN’S BILLS

 

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

VOTED:  To pay two (2) bills submitted by Verizon in the amounts of $23.08 and $23.10, totaling $46.16.

            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 $5.35 and $5.35, totaling $10.70.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the final payment of $500.00 to the Auditors.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

A bill from the Department of Environmental Protection for $1300.00 in regards to the “Gurney Lot” will be held for funding at the Special Town Meeting.

 

OTHER

 

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

VOTED:  To request that water connection fees be reviewed for increases and brought back to the Board in one month.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

ü      Mr. Healey will check with Ruth Geoffroy to see if she is available to attend the Plymouth-Carver Aquifer Advisory Committee meeting on Thursday, July 29, 2004 at 7:00 PM at the Carver Town Hall.

 

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

VOTED:  To forward draft copy of the Landfill Contract to the Town’s Insurance Broker for review and comments.

Unanimous Vote.

 

Selectman Andrews asked Town Counsel if he would also review the Contract, in additional to Counsel that was hired by WMAC.

 

Attorney Murray said, under the Town’s Charter, he is supposed to review every Contract.

 

 

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

VOTED:  To enter into Executive Session at 9:48 PM to discuss Litigation and Contract Negotiations, and to return to Open Session to vote on an issue.

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

            VOTE 5 – 0

 

-----RECONVENE TO OPEN MEETING-----

 

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

VOTED:  To approve and sign the Settlement Agreement and Release in regards to Denise Bradford, William Taylor, the Town of Middleborough, and the Middleborough Gas and Electric Department.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

 

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

            VOTED:  To adjourn at 11:05 PM

            Unanimous Vote.

 

 

                                                           

Diane Henault, Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN