SELECTMEN’S MEETING

JUNE 5, 2006

 

 

Chairman Perkins called the meeting to order at 6:33 PM.

 

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

 

SELECTMEN’S MINUTE

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the Minutes of May 22, 2006.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the Executive Minutes of May 22, 2006.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

HEARINGS, MEETINGS & LICENSES

 

Meeting with Treasurer/Collector – RE:  Salary

 

Judy MacDonald was present.  She told the /board that she was asking the Board to support a 4% increase in her salary for FY 06 and FY 07.

 

Chairman Perkins said he would not support the request until negotiations were completed with GMEG.  He noted that employees under GMEG have continued to receive ‘step raises’ while Ms. MacDonald has not had an increase.

 

Ms. MacDonald asked that an increase be retroactive if it is for GMEG.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Request to Approve & Sign Notes – Treasurer/Collector

 

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

VOTED:  To award a bid for Water Bonds in the amount of $250,000 to Eastern Bank with a 3.5% interest rate.

            4 – 0 – 1 (Selectwoman Brunelle abstained)

 

Request to Use Town Hall Lawn – Central Baptist Church

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request of Central Baptist Church to use the Town Hall front lawn for activities as part of Vacation Bible School during the week of July 10 through July 14 from 9Am to 12:00 Noon, and on Sunday, June 16, 2006 for a cookout and games from 11AM to 3PM.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Use Town Hall Lawn, Restroom Facilities, and Electricity – ‘Middleborough Music Nights’

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request of ‘Middleborough Music Nights’ to use the Town Hall front lawn, restrooms, and electricity, on Thursday evenings from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM throughout the summer for free concerts, and to reserve the right to rent the Town Hall Auditorium to other individuals or organizations on Thursday nights if necessary.

Unanimous Vote.

 

After the event has been held a couple times, the Board will review any potential problems.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

v     Discussion ensued on correspondence from Town Counsel regarding an IMA with the Town of Lakeville.

 

Lakeville’s desire for water service from Middleborough is conditioned on following:

 

1.                  The water rates for Lakeville customers being the same as charged to Middleborough customers in Middleborough;

2.                  Lakeville properties currently served by Middleborough would be served notwithstanding that the uses, water consumption and/or ownership of the Lakeville properties might change.

 

Selectman Bond said these conditions are unsatisfactory.  He suggested Lakeville be asked if it wants Middleborough to shut down water.

 

Mr. Healey said that Lakeville would have to extend mains to service their customers. 

 

Motion was made by Selectman Bond and seconded by Selectman Spataro to send a letter requesting that Lakeville Selectmen notify Middleborough of their interest in no longer being served by Middleborough, and providing a timetable for extending the main and taking over.

 

Discussion ensued.

 

Selectman Spataro suggested Attorney Murray be consulted to see what Lakeville could do with this information.

 

Selectman Bond noted that Middleborough is not saying to shut down the water, Lakeville is.

 

Selectman Spataro questioned if the agreement was between Middleborough and Lakeville customers or the Town of Lakeville.

 

Selectman Andrews asked that Lakeville be requested to take a vote on their position.

 

Dan Murray was present. 

 

Selectman Bond asked if there would be a problem asking Lakeville to vote on their position.

 

Attorney Murray said he had no objection to that.

 

Unanimous Vote.

 

The Board’s Secretary will work with Selectman Bond to draft a letter for the Board’s approval at their next meeting.

 

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

VOTED:  To direct the Town Manager to work with the Highway Superintendent to respond to a letter from Daryl Shumway regarding a required driveway apron.

Unanimous Vote.

 

 

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

            VOTED:  To adjourn to Special Town Meeting at 6:50 PM.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

 

                                                           

Diane Henault, Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN