SELECTMEN’S MEETING

MAY 23, 2005

 

 

Chairman Perkins called the meeting to order at 7:01 PM.

 

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

 

 

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the Minutes of May 12, 2005.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the Minutes of May 16, 2005.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the Executive Minutes of May 16, 2005.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

HEARINGS, MEETINGS & LICENSES

 

Meeting with Debashis (Babu) Chauraborty d/b/a Coffee Zone – RE:  Request for LIVE Entertainment License

 

The Board has asked to meet with Mr. Chauraborty for further explanation on his request for a live entertainment license for Coffee Zone.

 

Mr. Chauraborty explained that the request is for a poetry reading.  He noted that the sessions would be appropriate for families.

 

Selectman Bond asked if he would be cooking during this time.

 

Mr. Chauraborty said that he does not cooking at the business, only making sandwiches as lunchtime and breakfast.  At the time of the readings, none will be served.  There will be coffee, pastries and muffins available.

 

Selectman Bond noted that the Health Inspector has said no more than 19 people would be allowed at one time based on lavatory facilities.

 

Mr. Chauraborty said that he had no issue staying within that, noting that he currently has seating for 19.

 

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

VOTED:  To issue a Live Entertainment License to Debashis Chauraborty d/b/a Coffee Zone, for 6PM to 9PM, no more than two (2) days per week, limited to 19 seats.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Hearing – Request for Road Layout Acceptance – Nicholas Way

 

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 Monday, May 23, 2005 at 7:30 PM to accept the layout of Nicholas Way, located off of North Grove Street in Middleborough, MA, on such terms as the Selectmen shall determine for the purposes of a Town way, such property being shown on a plan entitled “Roadway As-Built Acceptance Plan and Road Layout Plan for Nicholas Way in Middleboro Massachusetts”, dated January 28, 2003, revised through March 15, 2004, drawn by Outback Engineering, Inc. which plan is on file with the Town Clerk’s Office.”  The hearing was opened.

 

Elliot Schneider was present, and returned the green cards.  He said the request is for a 6 – 7 home subdivision that has been completed.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

 

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

VOTED:  To accept the layout of Nicholas Way, as show on a plan entitled “Roadway As-Built Acceptance Plan and Road Layout Plan for Nicholas Way in Middleboro Massachusetts”, dated January 28, 2003, revised through March 15, 2004, drawn by Outback Engineering, Inc., noting that the Planning Board has recommended favorable action.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Hearing – Request for Road Layout Acceptance – Marilyn Brook Lane

 

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 Monday, May 23, 2005 at 7:45 PM to accept the layout of Marilyn Brooke Lane, located off of Miller Street in Middleborough, MA, on such terms as the Selectmen shall determine for the purposes of a Town way, such property being shown on a plan entitled “Roadway As-Built Acceptance Plan and Road Layout Plan for Marilyn Brooke Lane in Middleboro Massachusetts”, dated June 19, 2004, revised through March 15, 2005, drawn by Outback Engineering, Inc. which plan is on file with the Town Clerk’s Office.”  The hearing was opened.

 

Elliot Schneider was present, and returned the green cards.  He said the request is for a 2-lot subdivision that has been completed.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

 

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

VOTED:  To accept the layout of Marilyn Brook Lane as shown on a plan entitled “Roadway As-Built Acceptance Plan and Road Layout Plan for Marilyn Brooke Lane in Middleboro Massachusetts”, dated June 19, 2004, revised through March 15, 2005, drawn by Outback Engineering, Inc., noting that the Planning Board has recommended favorable action.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Hearing – Request for Road Layout Acceptance – Woodlawn Street, Birch Circle & Mahoney Circle

 

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 Monday, May 23, 2005 at 8:00 PM to accept the layout of Woodlawn Street, Birch Circle and Mahoney Circle, located off of Cherry Street in Middleborough, MA, on such terms as the Selectmen shall determine for the purposes of a Town way, such properties being shown on a plan entitled “Roadway As-Built and Layout Acceptance Plan of Land for Woodlawn Street - Birch Circle - Mahoney Circle in Middleboro Massachusetts”, dated June 27, 2001, revised through February 7, 2005, drawn by Outback Engineering, Inc. which plan is on file with the Town Clerk’s Office.”  The hearing was opened.

 

Chairman Perkins informed the Board that he would recluse himself from the hearing as he is a resident of one of the proposed streets.

 

There was no one present to represent the applicant, and the road could not be accepted without the green cards.

 

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

            VOTED:  To continue the hearing.

            VOTE 4 – 0 – 1 (Chairman Perkins abstained)

 

Selectman Andrews noted that the Board was scheduled to meet tomorrow night, and suggested the Board’s Secretary contact the developer for the green cards.

 

Public Hearing – Request for Water Main Extension on Cherry StreetWarren Lane; Land Use Associates

 

Chairman Perkins thanked those residents who had submitted their concerns in writing at the request of the Board.  The hearing was opened.

 

Chairman Perkins said he had personally visited the site in question.

 

Warren Lane, Land View Associates, was present.  He gave the Board a packet of information.

 

Selectman Andrews told Mr. Lane that he doesn’t accept handouts in the middle of a public hearing, because he is not able to review it.

 

Mr. Lane said he would provide a synopsis.

 

Mr. Lane said, at the May 2nd meeting, there had been a question of how much developable land the water main connection would open.  He said there are five (5) potential parcels, the largest being 18 acres.

 

Mr. Lane also told the Board that the nearby conservation area is a considerable distance away, and has little to do with his request.

 

Mr. Lane said the role of the Selectmen, who also function as Water Commissioners, in the 40B application, is “advisory” to the permitting authority – the ZBA.

 

Mr. Lane said the fiscal impact will be a benefit to the Town, noting a savings of $300,000 to $500,000 to put in the water main.

 

Chairman Perkins said he disagreed with Mr. Lane’s conclusion that the Board is advisory in nature.  He said the Board is elected by the residents, and as Selectmen and Water Commissioners, it is the duty of the Board to act diligently on their behalf.

 

Selectman Bond noted that, in describing the developable areas, Mr. Lane did not say others weren’t, but only gave arguments as to why they may not be.

 

Selectman Bond noted that Mr. Lane had noted the rural ness of Cherry Street.  He said for every action, there is a chain reaction.  One may be further development, making the area more urban.

 

Mr. Lane said the same effects could apply if the Town extended the water line in the future.

 

Selectman Bond said the Town could do so in its own course.  He said developing the land increases the density and creates large septic fields which may negatively impact the health, safety ad welfare of the community.

 

Mr. Lane said, unless there is a master plan, the State doesn’t recognize anything beyond the scope of this development.

 

Selectman Bond asked Mr. Lane if he intended to go forward with the project, if denied, through litigation.

 

Mr. Lane said yes, pursuant to existing case law.

 

Mr. Lane said he could’ve requested an extension through the ZBA, but decided to go through the Town Officials.

 

Selectman Andrews suggested talking to legal counsel, stating that “the applicant doesn’t have any regard for any ruling”.  He said he was not in favor of opening up this section of town to increase development.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked Mr. Lane if the request was denied, and then denied on appeal, would he have to put in a well to continue moving forward.

 

Mr. Lane said case law says that the ZBA is the approving authority.  There would be a public water supply according to DEP’s permitting.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what this would cost.

 

Mr. Lane says he has not looked at this yet.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle noted that the number of units would have to be reduced.

 

Discussion ensued on Mr. Lane’s including an extension to the water main in the planning stages of the project.

 

Selectman Wiksten noted that the application to the State indicated there was a water main there.

 

Mr. Lane said the application included a comment that an extension would be required.

 

Robert Lessard, 844 Plymouth Street, read the following into the record:  “Dear Honorable Board – At your meeting of Monday, May 2, 2005, a hearing with Warren Lane for Land Use Associates was conducted concerning a request for a water main extension on Cherry Street.

 

I presented my opposition to this planned 40B project at that meeting.  In my opinion, Middleboro shouldn’t allow this water extension request.  Allowing this extension would greatly impact the infrastructure of the town.  In fact at this time, I would be greatly opposed to any further waterline extensions into areas of Middleboro, where town water is presently unavailable.

 

Due to the poor financial condition of our town, waterline extensions would only, in my opinion, further impact the financial stability of the community through added infrasturure problems.  Build out would involve traffic, school growth, and a possible need for more services such as DPW, fire and police personnel.

 

It was evident at the May 2 meeting that many of the neighbors to the proposed 40B Cherry Street plans were not in favor.  Please heed their thoughts on this matter.  Your request to hold a public hearing will only take a few short hours, but the result of that hearing’s decision will impact the residents of Middleboro most likely forever.

 

Mr. Lane announced that the company would pay for the waterline extension across Route 495 and the CSX railroad tracks.  While seemingly a generous offer, this “gift” to the community would be something the town cannot afford to accept, due to the possible added stress on the infrastructure of the town.

 

Because it is a 40B request doesn’t necessarily require giving the company water.  As a concerned citizen, I strongly urge the Middleboro Board of Selectmen to den the Cherry Street waterline extension. - Respectfully, Robert N. Lessard

 

Mr. Lessard noted the increase in students with 40B projects.

 

Jim Schaufus, 182 Cherry Street, told the Board that he is the second largest landowner in the area in question.  He has 15 acres of land with 600’ of direct frontage on Cherry Street.  He said he is concerned that the area will turn into a huge development.

 

Chairman Perkins said that a point was made that the extension may help the Town in developing a well site.  He noted that the well site had been controversial at Town Meeting, and said the site may never be developed.  If it is, there are other ways of getting the main to it.

 

Christine MacNeil, 226 Cherry Street, said that she has “dealt with Mr. Lane” previously with 40B drawings.  She said the projects do not run ethically.

 

John Evers, 179 Cherry Street, said he has been a resident for 2 ½ years.  He noted a defunct cranberry bog located behind him which could also be developed.  He said the Town should demand an extensive investigation of environmental repercussions for developing the site.  An impact of safety hazards should be done by the Police.

 

Linda Shoemaker, 215 Cherry Street, noted the number of horse farms on the street.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle noted that residents need to remember that owners of large tracts of land are going to build on them if they go through the process. 

 

Selectman Andrews said that, if the Town denies the connection, the development will have to put a well into the ground to provide water to the residents.  By State law, more than 25 people on a well system constitutes a “public water supply, and will be held to stringent standards.  He said tonight’s vote of the Board does not decide whether or not the project will happen.

 

Selectman Bond noted that the Town is trying to look at 40B as a vision and what it may mean.

 

Mr. Lane said he is not insensitive to the Town’s “vision”.  He said he is willing to go along with reasonable conditions.

 

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

 

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

VOTED:  To deny the request for a water main extension finding no compelling reasons to approve the request, concluding that the development would have a negative impact, causing environmental, health, and safety concerns.

Unanimous Vote.

 

NEW BUSINESS

 

Request to Appoint Alternate Member to Zoning Board of Appeals

 

Chairman Perkins read a letter from Bruce Atwood, Chairman of the ZBA, requesting that the Board appoint Darrin DeGrazia as a third alternate to the ZBA.

 

Selectman Wiksten said he did not have a problem with the request, but noted that the Board’s past position has been to advertise vacancies.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said Mr. DeGrazia has considerable experience with 40B projects and would be a great asset.

 

Selectman Andrews said that the Board should move ahead and make the appointments to committees a topic for a future workshop.

 

Chairman Perkins said Mr. DeGrazia is extremely qualified, and hesitated going against the request which was supported by the Chairman and entire ZBA.

 

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

            VOTED:  To appoint Darrin DeGrazia as a third alternate to the ZBA.

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

 

Vote to Approve Indirect Costs

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the Indirect Costs.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Appointment to Water and Wastewater Committee

 

Selectwoman Brunelle noted that there is a vacancy due to a resignation.

 

Tom White, Chairman of the Committee, said Doug Kirk is interested, but he would advertise if that’s what the Board wished.

 

The Board did not act on the appointment tonight.

 

Request to Approve “Cellar Pumping Policy”

 

The Board reviewed a proposed “Cellar Pumping Policy”.

 

Selectman Wiksten questioned the ‘chain of command” for requests should the Water Superintendent not be available.  The proposal is to have requests go to the Town Manager should the Water Superintendent not be available.

 

Selectman Wiksten suggested a Foreman could also take the request.

 

Richard Tinkham was present.  He had no objection to Selectman Wiksten’s suggestion.

 

It was also suggested that, should the Town Manager not be available, any Selectman could be contacted instead of only the Chairman.

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the Cellar Pumping Policy as amended.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Sign Massachusetts Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Management’s Heart Safe Community Designation

 

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

            VOTED:  To sign the Designation.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Tie Into Existing Drainage & To Waive the Requirement for Flowable Fill – Alpha Land Surveying & Engineering

 

Chairman Perkins read a letter from the Highway Superintendent supporting the request.

 

Selectman Wiksten said he disagreed with Mr. Boucher in regards to waiving the requirement for flowable fill.  He said using this keeps the DPW from fixing work performed by a contractor.

 

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

VOTED:  To deny the request of Alpha Land Surveying & Engineering to waive the requirement for flowable fill.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request of Alpha Land Surveying & Engineering to tie into existing drainage on Rocky Gutter Street as part of a two(2) lot subdivision.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Rent Town Hall Auditorium – Loren Decker

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request of Loren Decker to rent the Auditorium on Saturday, July 30, 2005 with the Town Manager volunteering for security.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request for Common Victualer License – Hometown Pizza & Deli – 414 West Grove Street

 

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

VOTED:  To approve the request of Ilesh Patel d/b/a Hometown Pizza & Deli, 414 West Grove Street, for a Common Victualer License for 7 days per week, 6AM to 10PM, subject to a final inspection by the Health Department.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Request to Appoint Member to Park Commissioner – Park Superintendent

 

Chairman Perkins read a request from the Park Superintendent to appoint Cheryl Leonard to fill the vacancy of James Farley. 

 

Chairman Perkins noted that, because the Park Commissioners are elected, a joint meeting must be held with both Boards present to make an appointment.

 

Selectman Andrews said he would be willing to meet with the Park Commissioners at a posted meeting. 

 

Harry Pickering will advise the Selectmen.

 

Request to Sign Administrative Consent Order with Penalty  (ACOP)

 

Through negotiations, the fine for the Brook Street Landfill was reduced from $191,858.20 to $32,677.75.

 

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

            VOTED:  To sign the ACOP.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Selectman Bond warned that agreements made to suspend of half of the penalties could result in the imposition of additional penalties.  He questioned what the cost of compliance would cost.

 

Chairman Perkins said that most things have already been completed.  He said that engineers from Weston & Sampson “promised” that the Town would be able to comply.

 

Request to Approve “Affordable Housing Plan”

 

Selectman Bond explained that the request is for a Plan still in draft form.  There will be further meetings to discuss outstanding issues, and the Plan will be modified.

 

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

            VOTED:  To approve the “Affordable Housing Plan”.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if credit under the 40B guidelines would be given to apartments or domiciles that are rented by the elderly.

 

Selectman Andrews said the have to be certified.

 

OLD BUSINESS

 

Request for Family Type Campground Permit – 68 Purchase Street

 

Selectman Bond had requested the vote for this issue held from the May 16th meeting to allow him to get a copy of the Appeal that Ms. Holton referred to.

 

Selectman Bond said the Board could grant the Permit within the parameters that were originally granted, or deny it.  He noted that the Holton’s have not complied with the Permits that have been issued.

 

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

VOTED:  To deny the request of Ralph and Barbara Holton for a Family Type Campground Permit for 68 Purchase Street.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Selectman Wiksten noted that the issue remains the number of sites.  He said other issues need to be handled by inspectional services through housing court.

 

Selectman Bond suggested a future workshop to meet with Town Counsel regarding how to make enforcement mechanisms more effective.

 

Request to Donate Flagpole

 

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

VOTED:  To put an article on the Fall Town Meeting Warrant to dispose of the flagpole that was previously on the Town Hall front lawn.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Selectman Wiksten noted that the VFW is also interested in receiving this.

 

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

 

Mr. Healey was not present at tonight’s meeting.  Chairman Perkins reviewed his report.

 

Updated Financials

 

Judy MacDonald prepared an updated Revenue and Expenditure Analysis. 

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said she had met with Ms. MacDonald.  The figures will be redone using the final House Bill.  This will provide4 a little more than what was originally used. 

 

Chairman Perkins asked if anyone had spoken to Senator Pacheco’s office.  He said the Senate Budget includes a fairly substantial increase in Chapter 70 aid.

 

Trash & Recycling Fee

 

Mr. Healey said he contacted BFI and ABC Disposal to see what is changed for a single family home for a weekly collection of trash and every-other-week collection of recyclables.   They charge $30.95 and $26.00 respectfully.

 

Mr. Healey recommended that the Board vote to establish a $20/month per household Trash and Recycling Fee, to be billed quarterly ($240./yr/household).  He recommended a hardship provision for elderly (over 70) on a fixed income who are unable to pay the full amount.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said she did not have a problem discussing the fees, but to just establish a fee was “disconcerting”.  She said full justification of the cost is needed – something similar to what is done with Indirect Costs.  She said the Town needs to make sure it is not charging more for the service than what it actually costs.

 

Selectman Bond said, from a legal standpoint, there are three (3) elements differentiating a fee from a tax:  1)  a charge for a particular service benefiting the person paying; 2) paid by choice; and 3) charges are not to raise revenue but for compensation.

 

Chairman Perkins said he had discussed this with the Town Manager.  Multiple family units would be charged $20/household.  A three-family unit would cost $60.

 

Chairman Perkins said the fees should not be imposed before holding a public hearing.

 

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

VOTED:  To ask Town Counsel to provide a written layout as to the proper and appropriate procedure to imposing fees.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Joe Freitas said he was against paying a tax.  He said this would circumvent Prop 2 ½.  He also questioned what would happen if people didn’t pay the fee.

 

Meeting with Weston & Sampson

 

The Board has scheduled a tentative meeting with Weston & Sampson on Monday, June 13th, to discuss the Phase II Landfill Expansion. 

 

It is possible that Town Meeting will be continued to June 13th.

 

SELECTMEN’S BILLS

 

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

VOTED:  To pay two (2) bills submitted by ADT Security Services in the amounts of $230.21 and $115.11, totaling $345.32.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

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

VOTED:  To pay two (2) bills submitted by Verizon in the amounts of $24.51 and $24.49, totaling $49.00.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

OTHER

 

Custodial Services at the Town Hall and Bank Building

 

Custodial services for the Town Hall and Bank Building had been put out to bid.  One bid was received:  $95,916 for two (2) years.

 

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

VOTED:  To reject all proposals for custodial services and maintain as best we can what we currently have.

Unanimous Vote.

 

Review Audit Proposals

 

Selectwoman Brunelle noted that only two (2) proposals addressed GASB 34.  Melanson, Heath & Co., and Thevenin, Lynch, Bienvenue, LLP.  R.E. Brown & Co. doesn’t address this issue4.

 

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

            VOTED:  To accept the proposal of Melanson, Heath & Co.

            Unanimous Vote.

 

Chairman Perkins said he did not want to stay with the current auditors, Thevenin, Lynch, Bienvenue, LLP, and the cheapest proposal, R.E. Brown & Co., doesn’t address GASB 34.

 

Chairman Perkins asked that the Board’s Secretary send a letter to Melanson, Heath & Co., requesting a meeting with the Board to discuss the scope and nature of the audit.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle said there has to be resolution to paying an outstanding bill with the current auditors so that the FY04 Audit can be released and the Treasurer can renew bonds.

 

It was suggested that Town Counsel contact the auditors.

 

Meeting with Finance Committee

 

The Board is scheduled to meet with the Finance Committee tomorrow night.

 

Discussion ensued on what would be discussed at the meeting.

 

Selectman Andrews said it was his intention for the Boards to meet and find out what points they agree or disagreed upon.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle noted that Departments had been asked to submit budgets with 5% and 10% cuts to FY’05.  Not all have been received.  She said she didn’t know what the FinCom’s position was on the reduced budgets.

 

Boundary Ceremony

 

Selectman Andrews told the Board that he had attended a presentation “between the lakes” to designate the dividing line between the towns of Lakeville and Middleborough.  The Board received a plaque from the Lakeville Historical Commission thanking the Selectmen.

 

CORRESPONDENCE

 

v     Correspondence from Mass Housing in regards to 40B applications will be forwarded to Bruce Arons, Ruth Geoffroy, and the ZBA.

 

v     The “Room Occupancy Revenue Report” was received from the Department of Revenue.

 

v     A three-year Notice of Retirement was received from Nancy Robbins in regards to the Clerical/COA Contract’s one (1) time adjustment in lieu of sick leave buyback.

 

Chairman Perkins said the letter was premature as ratification hasn’t been made by Town Meeting yet.

 

Selectwoman Brunelle asked that Ms. Robbins provide the figure for this as it would be part of the retroactive salary.

 

v     Selectwoman Brunelle will contact the Town Accountant when she returns from Vacation in regards to outstanding invoices for Massamount Insurance.

 

v     Correspondence regarding a Massachusetts Collectors & Treasurer’s Association workshop will be forwarded to Judy MacDonald.

 

v     Notice of a lawsuit was given to the press.

 

 

 

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

VOTED:  To enter into Executive Session at 9:42 PM, not to return to Open Session, for the purpose of Litigation and Contract Negotiations.

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

            VOTE 5 – 0

 

 

 

                                                           

Diane Henault, Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN