SELECTMEN’S MEETING

JUNE 10, 2002

 

 

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

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

 

There were several items of business at the beginning of the meeting.

Bob Lessard presented a plaque to the Board in memory of Wayne M. Caron. The plaque will hang in the Town Hall.

Mr. Lessard asked that the Board acknowledge Angel View Pet Cemetery for their help in creating the plaque.

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

VOTED: To send letters of thanks to Shirlee Sears of Angel View Pet Cemetery, and Gwen Morgan of Michigan for their help in creating the plaque honoring Wayne M. Caron.

Unanimous Vote.

Mr. Lessard also informed the Board that several items from the USS Caron are on their way to the Town.

Mr. Healey presented a plaque that was given in a ceremony held on Saturday at the Plymouth County Wildlands Trust Annual Meeting. Middleborough has been given the Municipal Leadership Award. Mr. Healey, Ruth Geoffroy and Rose Correia attended the presentation in Duxbury.

Selectwoman Brunelle publicly responded to a recent article in The Enterprise regarding last Monday night’s Town Meeting.

Selectwoman Brunelle read a statement which said that, according to Fact Sheet #3 of the State Ethics, any citizen, in an open Town Meeting, may vote on any line item whether or not family members salaries are effected. Selectwoman Brunelle said that the Fact Sheets will be made available.

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

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

VOTED: To approve the Minutes of May 20, 2002.

Unanimous Vote.

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

VOTED: To approve the Minutes of June 3, 2002.

Unanimous Vote.

HEARINGS, MEETINGS & LICENSES

Meeting with Krysten Guadagno – Tobacco Violations

Krysten Guadagno was present. She told the Board that compliance checks had been conducted on April 22nd by a 17-year old male. There were three (3) establishments that committed second offenses.

New England Farms

Ms. Guadagno said that the clerk had asked for a license, which was not presented. Cigarettes were sold. The previous offense occurred on December 4, 2001.

Tom Pratt, Manager of New England Farms, was present. He told the Board that measures have been put in place to assured that anyone under 35 will be carded each time they come into the store to purchase tobacco.

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

VOTED: To invoke a three (3) day suspension, to begin the Sunday after the hearing.

Unanimous Vote.

Texaco (Bedford Street)

Ms. Guadagno said that the clerk did not ask for an ID and cigarettes were sold. The previous offense occurred on December 4, 2001.

Paula Burns, Manager of Texaco, was present. Before a sale is finalized, the clerks will now be cued to ask if the customer is old enough.

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

VOTED: To invoke a three (3) day suspension, to begin the Sunday after the hearing.

Unanimous Vote.

Victory Supermarket

Ms. Guadagno said that the clerk had asked for a license, which was not presented. Cigarettes were sold. The previous offense occurred on December 4, 2001.

Dick Gordon, Manager of Victory, was present. He told the Board that policies have been instituted. After the first offense a course was given. The clerk who committed the offense had attended the course.

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

VOTED: To invoke a three (3) day suspension, to begin the Sunday after the hearing.

Unanimous Vote.

Ms. Guadagno told the Board that another compliance check had been completed today, and there was 100% compliance.

Selectman Eayrs commended Ms. Guadagno for the program.

Mr. Lessard asked if there was any penalty that could be invoked on the kids who are smoking.

Ms. Guadagno said that it is not illegal for children to possess or try to buy tobacco. It is illegal to sell it to them.

Meeting with Washburn Mill Property Abutters

The Board met with the abutters to the Washburn Mill property to discuss the proposed easements.

Mr. Healey told the Board that the Washburn Mill Committee had met with abutters, some onsite. An area of an average 42’ was determined for the easements. The abutters had initially requested 50’. Mr. Healey recommended the Board’s approval and noted that Town Meeting has given permission to move forward with this.

Neil Rosenthal, Chairman of the Committee, was present. He told the Board that this has been ongoing for many years. By granting the easements, it will be solved for the short term. He said when the Town puts in sewage, abutters will most likely connect.

Selectman Wiksten asked if the Town would retain ownership of the property. Mr. Rosenthal said yes, that the abutters would be granted easements. This would allow no further setbacks from the property line.

Selectman Wiksten asked about liability on the property. Mr. Rosenthal said that the Town would have some liability, and suggested the abutters could be required to carry liability insurance.

Mr. Healey said a Hold Harmless provision could be obtained from all owners.

Selectwoman Brunelle suggested that language be placed within the easement requiring this so that it would be recorded. Selectman Wiksten agreed, noting it would go with the property if it was sold.

Selectman Eayrs noted that the Board had discussed recovering the cost of putting the easements in place.

Mr. Healey said the plan cost $500 and there would probably be an additional $500 in charges from Town Counsel for recording.

Selectman Eayrs noted that the Town was granting an easement, not deeding the land. He said this would save the Town a compromised adverse possession suit that had been threatened by the abutters.

Selectman Wiksten asked if there was a plan to put a fence along the easement line. Mr. Rosenthal said there was.

Selectman Rogers asked why the Town was not selling the parcels of land. Mr. Rosenthal said that the main reason was that the law would require another 10’ setback. This would effect the proposers ability to develop it.

Kathy Stone, 174 Centre Ave., told the Board that the Town was not "giving anything" to the residents. She did not feel the residents should have to pay for the costs.

Selectman Wiksten noted that the Town could "rent" the property if they chose. He said the Board is asking for abutters to help offset the costs.

Selectman Eayrs made a motion to approve the easements with the Town absorbing the costs. There was no second.

Eva Crawford, 172 Centre Ave., said she was concerned with the insurance requirement. She asked what was to prevent someone from coming onto the property, and said she did not want to be liable for something that she could not control.

Pat Stone, 174 Centre Ave., told the Board that the Town is "giving away" the entire parcel to a contractor, but won’t entertain selling a portion to the abutters. He did not feel the Town was being fair.

Mr. Rosenthal said that the Town was not "giving away" the property. He noted a cost estimate of $185,000 to tear it down, and another $2 million to develop it.

Mr. Rosenthal told the Board that selling the property had been considered, but it is not known where the sewer line is going to go – down Centre Ave or behind the homes. The easement is a resolution to this.

Selectwoman Brunelle suggested the cost, approximately $1,000. be split between the abutters and the Town. She further noted that selling the property would require surveys to be done, which would be an additional expense.

Pat Stone said he had no problem with the insurance requirement, but said that the abutters had not seen the proposed plan. Selectman Eayrs presented a copy to the abutters.

Abutters asked what uses would be allowed on the easements. Selectman Wiksten said anything temporary would be allowed. He said the Board is not looking to police the property.

Discussion ensued on whether or not the Town could revoke the easement. Mr. Rosenthal said this will be a permanent easement.

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

VOTED: To accept the easement as shown on a plan entitled "An Easement Plan in Middleborough, MA for The Town of Middleborough" drawn by Senna Fitzgerald Gilbert Associates, dated April 26, 2002; to grant a permanent easement to the abutters as shown on the plan; to assess each of the abutters a $100 fee towards the cost of the drafting and recording of the easement plan; and

to require each of the abutters to sign a Hold Harmless Clause and carry Liability Insurance on the easement.

Unanimous Vote.

Stakes will be placed at the corners of the property as shown on the plan. Mr. Healey suggested the abutters might invest in permanent boundary locators.

Interview Candidates for Veterans Agent

The three (3) final candidates were present. Each was given an interview by the Board, while the others waited outside the room.

Dennis Foye

Mr. Foye told the Board that his resume does not show a lot of involvement with the veterans, but he has been active in veterans affairs in Middleboro. He has worked as a supervisor/manager for the last 35 years. He is a Middleborough resident.

Mr. Foye said that the has been involved in local activities with veterans, and is familiar with the veterans. He is also a veteran.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what Mr. Foye saw as the three (3) major needs of the veterans in the community.

Mr. Foye said taking part in the final rights of a veteran is one of the sadder duties. He also suggested visiting sick veterans. The needs of the families is also vital.

Mr. Foye said that veterans who are unemployed, or ill, must be taken care of. He said that the Veteran’s Agent was an more appropriate level than the VFW.

Selectman Rogers asked if Mr. Foye was familiar with existing rules and regulations at the State and Federal level.

Mr. Foye said he was not so familiar with the Federal level as he was with the State. He said that Massachusetts has an extensive legal procedure concerning veteran’s agents and responsibilities. He said that MGL chapter 115 ensures that veterans are given the help they’re in need of, whether it’s financial or giving a ride. He also noted that disabled parents of veterans are eligible for aid. He said that the Veteran’s Agent is also responsible for maintaining the veteran’s graves. He said the position is required to be full-time, and he takes it very seriously.

Selectman Eayrs asked if Mr. Foye’s background in computers would be beneficial.

Mr. Foye said he hoped that his supervisory and management skills would give him the ability to deal with people and coworkers.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked, if offered the position, would Mr. Foye could bring that would be most beneficial in relation to current needs and additional needs to offer.

Mr. Foye said that he would make sure that all veterans are aware of the availability of the Veteran’s Agent. He said many are not aware.

Chairman Perkins asked how much time would be needed to leave his present position. Mr. Foye said four (4) weeks or close to it.

Chairman Perkins asked for Mr. Foye’s salary requirements. Mr. Foye said that he has had some discussion with Mr. Healey. Because he is not aware of all benefits that the Town offers, he could not say what his salary requirement would be.

Michael Tripp

Mr. Tripp told the Board that he grew up in Middleboro, attended college, and entered the military. He retired in 1993 as a Master Sergeant.

Mr. Tripp told the Board that he has been involved with the veterans affairs at the National Cemetery in Bourne for the last five (5) years. He said he believes in veterans benefits and services, and that is why he has applied.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what the three (3) major needs of the veterans in Middleborough are, and what he felt he could bring to the position to better serve the veterans.

Mr. Tripp said that there is a need for an outreach program. He said lots of veterans are not aware of the services. He said the priority would be to troubleshoot and find answers to difficult situations.

Selectman Eayrs asked how his skills would assist in the veterans agent position.

Mr. Tripp said that his military career included being an Operations Sergeant, which was a management position. He said he would transfer his skills and ability to this position.

Selectman Rogers asked if Mr. Tripp had any familiarity with the Sate and Federal programs and regulations.

Mr. Tripp said he is familiar at the Federal level, and imagined that the State would be similar. He said he would research this. Mr. Tripp said he was not sure of available programs.

Mr. Tripp would need a one (1) to two (2) week notice. He has no salary requirements.

George Robinson

Mr. Robinson has lived in Lakeville for the past 14 years. He has worked at Motorola for 23 years, in an administrative capacity. He felt this would lend itself well to the veterans job in Middleboro. He is also a veteran, having served four (4) years.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what the three (3) major needs of veterans in Middleboro are. Mr. Robinson said he did not know. He said he was coming in to fill a position, and would "learn on the job".

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what he could bring to the position. Mr. Robinson said he can troubleshoot and has the ability to work out problems to keep the process moving.

Selectman Eayrs noted Mr. Robinson had recently obtained his Real Estate License. Mr. Robinson said this would be a part-time position.

Selectman Rogers asked for Mr. Robinson’s awareness of State and Federal regulations and procedures. Mr. Robinson said he is familiar with VA housing, and the rights to appeal and notice of appeal results.

Chairman Perkins asked if Mr. Robinson knew of any ramifications of being a non-resident. Mr. Robinson said he did not.

Mr. Robinson would need one (1) weeks notice. His salary requirement is within what is being offered.

Mr. Healey noted a letter given to the Board by the Veteran’s Council. They have also interviewed all three (3) finalists.

Mr. Healey also noted that concern of the Veteran’s Council with the Veteran’s Agent being assigned part-time work in the Health Department. Also, a suggestion of the Veteran’s Agent being located at the COA did not meet with a lot of enthusiasm.

Mr. Healey has suggested that the Agent work out of the Selectmen and Town Manager’s Office. The veterans are in agreement with this provided the assurance that the veteran’s job is number one. Any assignments given by the Town Manager would not interfere with the priority of the veterans’ related work. The Veteran’s Council supports this unanimously.

Walter Campbell, Adjutant of the Veteran’s Council, spoke. He said that all three (3) candidates are highly qualified. However, he said the Council has seen what Mr. Foye can do. He has been directly involved with the Post for the last couple of years. He has helped to invest their money in a more prosperous way.

It was also noted that Mr. Robinson, as a resident of Lakeville, would not be able to perform the graves registration.

Mr. Healey noted that the State provides training for Veteran’s Agents.

The issue with the salary was noted. Mr. Tripp and Mr. Robinson could accept the recommended $32 – 39,000 salary. Mr. Foye cannot.

Mr. Foye currently earns $50,000. A benefits package could bring this down to $40 – 45,000. Mr. Healey noted that the current salary of the Agent is $38,000. 3% retro and 3% for the upcoming year would bring the salary to $41,884.

Selectman Eayrs asked about the suggestion of assigning tasks. Mr. Healey said it would depend on the circumstances. He could research issues, or look into Town records, and make calls to State agencies. Mr. Healey said there is a multitude of tasks.

Discussion ensued on what would be Mr. Bagdasarian’s last day. Mr. Healey said he would see what Mr. Bagdasarian is entitled to.

Selectman Wiksten asked if the Town is reimbursed for this position. Mr. Healey said cash payment for medical/cash assistance are reimbursed 75% by the State. There is no reimbursement on the salary.

Selectman Wiksten asked who is in charge of the current Agent. Mr. Healey said the Board is. Because the Town Manager is the Health Agent and the Veteran’s Agent works in the Health Office, he is the direct supervisor.

Selectman Wiksten said that he objected to the Veteran’s Agent being located in the Selectmen’s Office. He said that both the Selectmen’s Secretary and the Agent need privacy.

Mr. Healey said that other rooms within the Town Hall can be used for private discussions.

Selectman Rogers agreed with Selectman Wiksten. He said that the Board’s Secretary deals with confidential matters, and felt it inappropriate to have the Veteran’s Agent in the same office. He felt the COA was a good location.

Selectwoman Brunelle noted that the Veteran’s Agent position is a social service position doing outreach work. She noted that the COA does a lot of outreach. It is not just for the elderly, but also the disabled.

Selectwoman Brunelle said she had a problem with salary discussion being based on additional duties. She said the duties of the Veteran’s Agent need to be established, and a figure based on that.

Selectwoman Brunelle said she had concerns with paying someone the same as the current employee who has worked for many years, and gone through much training. She did not feel the Board should go beyond the recommended salary structure from the Personnel Board.

Mr. Healey said there is not enough workload to be a full-time position. The current salary is based on a duel function. The Personnel Boards’ recommendation is based on communities surveyed and does not reflect additional duties that those agents might do. Mr. Healey also noted that the activity in the Veteran’s Office may increase, and he would need the flexibility to deal with this.

Kevin Cook, member of the Personnel Board, was present. He agreed that the position should be full-time. He said the Agent could do other things within the Town, such as speaking at school or working with the Boy Scouts.

Selectman Wiksten said that he had no problem bringing someone in at a higher salary, noting that this is necessary to attract someone with the background and management skills that are required.

Chairman Perkins said that Mr. Healey had done an excellent job in coming up with the candidates. The recommendation of the Veteran’s Council is for Dennis Foye, and he agrees. He also believed the Agent should be located in the Town Hall.

Selectman Eayrs disagreed. He said he shared the enthusiasm for Mr. Foye, but wanted to know the exact figure.

Selectwoman Brunelle noted that other positions have been filled at a lower rate and then reviewed after a period of time to be brought up. She felt the Board needed to establish a salary range.

Selectman Eayrs asked the Personnel Board for their recommendation.

Mr. Cook said that he had researched same-size towns and found $32 – 39,000 to be the average salary for a full-time agent.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if the other positions were split positions. Mr. Cook said that survey did not go into the duties.

Selectwoman Brunelle said she is not looking to start the Agent at the low end of the salary range, but mid-way and bringing it up after a review.

Selectman Wiksten suggested that each candidate be brought in before the Board once the salary and job description has been finalized, starting with Dennis Foye.

Selectman Rogers suggested choosing one (1) of the candidates, and moving to the next if they did not accept the position.

Selectman Rogers made a motion, seconded by Selectman Wiksten, to offer the position of the Veteran’s Agent to Dennis Foye, subject to successful negotiations.

Selectman Eayrs asked what figure the Board was negotiating to. Selectwoman Brunelle said she was concerned with making a selection without establishing perimeters. Selectman Wiksten noted a job description should have been in place prior to the interviews.

Selectwoman Brunelle made a motion, seconded by Selectman Eayrs, to amend the previous motion to include a salary range to more than the current salary range of the Veteran’s Agent plus the COLAs. VOTE 2 – 3 – Motion did not carry.

The previous motion was voted unanimously.

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

VOTED: To invite Mr. Foye to meet with the Board on June 24, 2002 to negotiate the Veteran’s Agent position.

Unanimous Vote.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked Mr. Healey to confirm Mr. Bagdasarian’s last day of work.

NEW BUSINESS

Request for Benefit Motorcross Race – Capeway Rover M/C

Norman Collins was present. He told the Board the proposal is to run a benefit race for the Police Department’s Canine Unit. This is an additional date from the previous requests.

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

VOTED: To authorize a benefit race to be run at Capeway Rovers on Saturday, July 20, 2002.

Unanimous Vote.

 

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

VOTED: To enter into Executive Session, to return to Open Session, for the purpose of negotiations.

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

VOTE 5 – 0

 

---RECONVENE TO OPEN SESSION---

 

Request to Reappoint Fred Weston Memorial Committee

The Board received correspondence from the ConCom stating that Mike Brady has volunteered to attend meetings as the Commission’s representative. He does not wish to be appointed until he understands the purpose of the Committee.

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

VOTED: To reappoint the following individuals to the Fred Weston Memorial Committee for a period of one (1) year:

Anita Cole, Ed Parks, Tim Reed, Harry Pickering, Scott Nelson, Bob Lessard, and Nancy Kitchen (alternate).

Unanimous Vote.

The appointment for a ConCom representative will remain vacant at this time.

Town’s Option to Purchase Chapterland – Ferreira – 56 Precinct Street

The Board received notice that Edward Ferreira, Shirley Ferreira and Michelle Ferreira have signed a Purchase & Sale Agreement for the property located at 56 Precinct Street, Assessors Map 071 Lots 3057 and 4739. The property contains 68.16 acres of 61A land. It also contains a house and 1.84 acres that is not under chapterland.

The total purchase price is $1.2 million. The Town’s portion for the 68.16 acres is $1 million.

Mr. Healey noted that, again, the non-chapterland property is worth more than is being assessed. Selectman Rogers suggested the Board’s Secretary set this aside to show a trend for future negotiations.

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

VOTED: Not to exercise the Town’s option to purchase property located at 56 Precinct Street, Assessors Map 071 Lots 3057 and 4739, which is currently under Chapter 61A.

Unanimous Vote.

Selectman Rogers noted that this area is a possible spot for a water standpipe. He asked why this was not pursued. He also noted that this land is in his neighborhood.

Mr. Healey said the Engineer had ruled out this area in his original report. He said he would double check if the Board directed him to do so.

Selectman Rogers told Mr. Healey that he was making a point, to show that he should be advocating for everyone in the Town.

Town’s Option to Purchase Chapterland – Lawton - Thomas Street

The Board received notice that Russell Lawton, Trustee of C & G Lawton Realty Trust has signed a Purchase & Sale Agreement for property located on Thomas Street. The property to be sold is shown as Lot 2 on a plan entitled "Plan of Land on Thomas Street in Middleborough, Massachusetts, drawn by Outback Engineering, 106 West Grove Street, Middleborough, MA 02346, dated February 12, 2002. The property is comprised of four lots shown on Assessors Map 61 as lots 6021, 6026, 6035 and 6188. These lots are currently under Chapter 61A. The total acreage is 3.27 acres. The purchase price is $75,000.

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

VOTED: Not to exercise the Town’s Option to purchase property comprised of four lots shown on Assessors Map 61 as lots 6021, 6026, 6035 and 6188, which is currently under Chapter 61A.

Unanimous Vote.

Request for Septic Betterment – Stevens – 17 Purchase Street

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

VOTED: To approve a septic betterment agreement for Karen Stevens, 17 Purchase Street, in the amount of $12,009.21.

Unanimous Vote.

Request to Waive Permit Fees – Fire Chief

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

VOTED: To waive all permit fees associated with the remodeling of the South Middleborough Fire Station.

VOTE 4 – 0 – 1 (Selectman Wiksten abstained)

Selectwoman Brunelle asked the Fire Chief to be sure that the Contractor credits this amount.

Request to Use Jackson Street Parking Area – Fire Chief

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

VOTED: To authorize the Fire Chief to place three (3) 40-foot box trailers in the corner of the Jackson Street parking lot to store equipment and furnishings from the Central Fire Station during the demolition and building phase of the Central Fire Station.

VOTE 4 – 0 – 1 (Selectman Wiksten abstained)

Request to Declare Surplus Property –Fire Chief

The Fire Chief has asked to declare certain items as surplus property at the Central Fire Station that are no longer of any use in the Fire Department.

Selectwoman Brunelle noted that a specific list needs to be given to the Board prior to any items being declared surplus.

The Fire Chief will store the items until such a list can be compiled. It was suggested that the building on Forest Street be used for storage.

Request to Reconsider Renaming of Canney Drive – E911 Database Coordinator

Chairman Perkins noted that this request has been previously. Due to an unreliable reputation of the previous owner, the issue is being brought to the Board’s attention again. Signs saying "Canney Drive" continue to disappear.

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

VOTED: To reconsider the naming of Canney Drive.

Unanimous Vote.

Sylvia Hufnagel, E911 Database Coordinator, will submit another letter for street name approval.

 

OLD BUSINESS

Discuss South Middleborough School

Chairman Perkins noted that this issue has not been discussed for awhile. The Board received a packet of material in regards to the history of this discussion.

Chairman Perkins suggested the Board direct their Secretary, or the Town Manager, to contact the South Middleborough Protective Association to see if they are still interested in purchasing the property.

Selectwoman Brunelle noted that part of the previous problem had been the conditions of the sale, and who would be responsible for repairs.

Selectman Wiksten said he has given this a lot of thought, and suggested that the Board reconsider the selling of the school. He noted the close proximity to the South Middleborough Fire Station, and a possible need for expansion. He felt the property should stay in the control of the Town. Selectman Wiksten also noted that Donald Boucher has suggested placing a small salt shed there.

Selectwoman Brunelle felt this was a good point.

Selectman Wiksten noted that the Town will no longer be able to purchase fire trucks that will fit in the doors of the station.

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

VOTED: To notify the South Middleborough Protective Association that the Board will not go forward with the sale of the South Middleborough School.

Unanimous Vote.

Selectman Wiksten noted that the cost to replace the septic system and roof would be in excess of $20,000.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

Discussion ensued on the scope of services of the actuary. Mr. Healey said he hopes to have this information before going on vacation next week.

 

SELECTMEN’S BILLS

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

VOTED: To pay the bill submitted by Collins, Loughran & Peloquin, P.C., for May 2002, in the amount of $9,425.00.

Unanimous Vote.

Mr. Healey asked the Board’s Secretary to correct a reference for payment regarding copy negotiations.

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

VOTED: To pay the bill submitted by Consultants to Management, Inc., for work on GASB 34, in the amount of $2,720.00.

Unanimous Vote.

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 $1,748.25.

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 $190.83, $56.11 and $41.29, totaling $288.23.

Unanimous Vote.

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

VOTED: To pay the bill submitted by Service Tech, Inc. for cleanup of a gasoline spill, in the amount of $3,400.00.

Unanimous Vote.

OTHER

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

VOTED: To authorize the transfer of $375,000 from an "Other Housing" project to the Local Housing Rehab Assistance program.

Unanimous Vote.

The Board will use the questions as a basis. Each of the three (3) proposers will be interviewed. After all three (3) have been interviewed, the Board will open the discussion to the public to ask questions.

The Board’s Secretary will send copies of the questions to each of the proposers.

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

VOTED: To request the opinions and recommendations of the Washburn Mill Committee and the Historical Commission, on the proposals.

Unanimous Vote.

July 1st, 15th and 19th

August 12th and 26th

If additional meetings to discuss the budget are necessary, the Board’s Secretary will contact the members. If extra meetings are necessary, the Agenda will be kept to budget discussions only.

VOTED: To approve June 14th, June 21st and July 5th as vacation days for the Board’s Secretary.

Unanimous Vote.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

 

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

VOTED: To adjourn at 10:28 PM.

Unanimous Vote.

 

 

Diane Henault, Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN