SELECTMEN’S MEETING

NOVEMBER 4, 2002

 

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

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

Chairman Perkins read the following announcement:

"The Middleborough Board of Selectmen and the Veterans’ Council would like to extend an invitation to the public to view Veterans’ Memorabilia in the Town Hall Auditorium following the Veterans’ Day Parade on Monday, November 11th. The Auditorium will open immediately following the parade, and remain open until approximately 12:00 Noon. Everyone is welcome."

 

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

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

VOTED: To approve the Minutes of October 28, 2002.

Unanimous Vote.

 

HEARINGS, MEETINGS & LICENSES

Hearing (cont.) – Request for W.R.P.D. Special Permit – R&W Associates – Cushman Street

Chairman Perkins read the following: "The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing in the Selectmen’s Meeting Room at the Town Hall, 10 Nickerson Avenue, Middleborough, MA on September 9, 2002 at 7:05 PM, for the purpose of discussing an application filed by Kevin Walker, Outback Engineering, on behalf of R & W Associates, for a Special Permit under the Water Resource Protection District By-law, to allow construction of an outlet swale between two detention basins within 25’ of an isolated wetlands. The property is shown as Assessors Map 080, Lot 2557, zoned General Use, W.R.P.D. "Z3". Anyone wishing to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated." Chairman Perkins explained that the hearing had been continued to tonight at the request of the applicant.

Kevin Walker, Outback Engineering, was present to represent R&W Associates.

Mr. Walker presented a revised plan which showed four (4) buildings, as opposed to the original six (6). One unit was added to the remaining buildings. He said the ZBA has approved the Plan in concept, but a WRPD Special Permit is still required.

Mr. Walker said that he had spoken with the Planning, Building and Health Departments, and had designed a new layout, taking the roadway outside of the 100’ buffer. He said the swale remains inside the buffer zone, and that is the reason a WRPD Permit is being requested.

Mr. Walker explained that the ZBA had asked to move the driveway further from the property line. All impervious areas are now outside the 100’ buffer, with the exception of the swale.

Mr. Walker said that, as a result of the reduction to four (4) units, the septic system will also be revised. Jeanne Spalding had forwarded the previous septic design to the DEP, and has not received comment at this time.

Mr. Walker explained that one (1) detention basin did not move, while another was moved a little further out of the 25’ zone in Zone 3.

Selectman Eayrs asked why he did not further reduce the impact of the buildings closer to the road. Mr. Walker explained that the goal was to get as much activity out of the buffer.

Mr. Healey asked Mr. Walker to address concerns that Jeanne Spalding had expressed concerned groundwater mounding.

Mr. Walker said that, once everything is settled, he will redesign and shrink the septic system. He said the groundwater mounding may rise 2/10 of a foot, but would not effect anything. He said he did not anticipate any issues with this, but if Ms. Spalding has concerns he will address them.

Mr. Healey also asked about Ms. Spalding’s concern regarding the potential to create flooding problems for the abutters due to the scope of the project.

Mr. Walker said that he had completed an engineering review through the ZBA. Offside areas were analyzed for flow rates and impacts. He said the design is in accordance with DEP’s 100 year Storm Management requirement. He said there is now less impervious areas, and the size of the basins have remained the same. He said the previous plan went beyond the requirement, and now this plan exceeds that.

Mr. Healey asked about the building roof drainage not being accounted for.

Mr. Walker said this has not been in the runoff calculations. He said the run off will be infiltrated into the ground. Mr. Walker also said the houses are on an upslope of about 10’.

Mr. Walker addressed the concern of the drainage from the parking lots directed onto the septic field. He said the drainage flows from the front to the street. He said the low area might affect the septic system, but this area is a high point. The water is conveyed to the driveway and then to the detention basins.

Mr. Healey asked about a plan to monitor the impact on the Town’s nearby wells.

Mr. Walker said he could speak to Ms. Spalding about developing something. Chairman Perkins agreed there should be a monitoring system.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what the percentage of impervious areas within Zone 3 now is with the change in the building structures. Mr. Walker said 11.8%. The driveway is within Zone 2.

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

Selectman Eayrs asked if the Board should grant the Permit subject to the changes addressed by the Town Manager.

Mr. Walker said he would like to continue the hearing, to coincide with the ZBA hearing. He said he has to prepare a landscaping and lighting plan, and would come back to show the Board.

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

VOTED: To continue the hearing for the purpose of discussing an application filed by Kevin Walker, Outback Engineering, on behalf of R & W Associates, for a Special Permit under the Water Resource Protection District By-law, until the applicant requests to be placed on the agenda.

Unanimous Vote.

Chairman Perkins asked that the ZBA, and all other Boards, respond in writing.

Hearing – Request to Place Facilities – Verizon – Plympton 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, November 4, 2002 at 7:30 PM, for the purpose of discussing the petition filed by Verizon, to place conduit between Poles 61 and 62 on Plympton Street. This petition is necessary to connect to an equipment site at 88 Plympton Street, the purpose of which is to bring additional facilities to the area. Anyone desiring to be heard on this matter should appear at the time and place designated." The hearing was opened.

Joanne Robidoux, Right-of-Way Manager for Verizon, was present. She told the Board that the request is being made to tie in equipment going in at 88 Plympton Street.

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

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

VOTED: To allow the placement of conduit between Poles 61 and 62 on Plympton Street to connect to an equipment site at 88 Plympton Street, the purpose of which is to bring additional facilities to the area.

Unanimous Vote.

Set Order of Conditions for Earth Removal Permit – Byrne – Chestnut Street

The Board reviewed a draft set of Conditions. There were a couple issues to discuss.

The first was regarding the onsite screening facility.

The Board received correspondence from Town Counsel with the opinion that an onsite screening facility cannot be used on the property. It was the consensus of the Board to allow onsite screening to be used onsite. This has been the past practice of the Board.

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

VOTED: To amend condition #5 to allow access to and from the permitted property onto the Thomas Street entrance.

Unanimous Vote.

Discussion ensued on the requirement for a 100’ treed setback from property lines. Mr. Byrne asked that this be amended to 50’, noting that he has never had 100’ of treed setbacks there.

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

VOTED: To amend Condition #2 to read "a minimum fifty foot (50 ft.) treed buffer plus an additional minimum fifty foot (50 ft.) before slope or banking starts."

Unanimous Vote.

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

VOTED: To approve the Order of Conditions for Earth Removal Permit #02-5, William L. Byrne, Inc., as amended.

Unanimous Vote.

Interview Veterans’ Agent Candidates

Mr. Healey told the Board that there were eight (8) final candidates to be interviewed out of an original pool of 18. He publicly thanked the following Veterans Council members for assisting in the interviews:

Walter Campbell, Donald Foye, Frederick Timms, Norman Record, Robert Griswold, Paul Gagne and George Sarkes.

Mr. Healey told the Board that all candidates were well qualified, and the decision will not be an easy one.

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Ruth O’Brien

Ms. O’Brien told the Board that she is a veteran, married to a veteran. She works at the VA Hospital and is dedicated to the veterans population.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what kind of effort could be made in developing an outreach program to assist Middleborough veterans.

Ms. O’Brien said she would look at files, send letters and make personal phone calls.

Selectman Rogers noted the rules and regulations required for a Veterans’ Agent, and asked what kind of bureaucrat she would be.

Ms. O’Brien said, working for the VA, she sees how veterans get pushed aside, through the system. She said she wanted to be there to tell them what’s going on.

Chairman Perkins asked what the most pressing problem is facing veterans today.

Ms. O’Brien said health care.

Robert Reynolds

Mr. Reynolds told the Board that he grew up in Middleboro, attending Middleboro public schools. He told of 22 years of military service in the United States Navy. He has worked as a career counselor. Currently, Mr. Reynolds lives in Connecticut.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what kind of effort could be made in developing an outreach program to assist Middleborough veterans.

Mr. Reynolds said he would expand an online operation. He would work closely with the local VFW, and formulate and distribute a needs assessment. He would also work with the local paper, perhaps writing a recurring column.

Selectman Rogers noted Mr. Reynolds credentials as a teacher. Mr. Reynolds said he had fun teaching in the military, but the public schools was a different world.

Selectman Rogers noted the rules and regulations required for a Veterans’ Agent, and asked what kind of bureaucrat he would be.

Mr. Reynolds said he is able to self-teach. He said he has previously walked into a few jobs "cold" and dug into manuals.

Chairman Perkins asked what the most pressing problem is facing veterans today.

Mr. Reynolds said politicians not having military background. He said without experience and strong lobbying, it is hard to get the point across.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if Mr. Reynolds would be willing to relocate. He said he would.

Paul Provencher

Mr. Provencher told the Board that he grew up in this Town, earning his Eagle Scout. He father and father-in-law are both veterans. He has had 25 years of activity duty, mostly in mental health, such as patient counseling. He has worked at the Soule Homestead, serving on the Board of Directors.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what kind of effort could be made in developing an outreach program to assist Middleborough veterans.

Mr. Provencher said he would work with other Veterans’ Agents to learn the job. He would also work with Veterans’ Organizations and Councils to find what the actual needs and desires are.

Discussion ensued on Mr. Provencher’s extensive counseling career.

Selectman Rogers noted the rules and regulations required for a Veterans’ Agent, and asked what kind of bureaucrat he would be.

Mr. Provencher said he has been responsible for personnel training. He has also had to interpret regulations. He said he "has done his homework", and knows how to read regulations, interpret and ask questions to high authorities.

Selectman Eayrs noted that "you don’t know what you’ll be confronted with next", and wanted to be sure Mr. Provencher was comfortable with the flexible approach. Mr. Provencher noted that he has worked with family members of servicemen going to Iraq. This is always "just a phone call away".

Chairman Perkins asked what the most pressing problem is facing veterans today.

Mr. Provencher said he did not have "the right answer". He said he could only answer in his perspective. He said he would need to listen to the veterans to see what they think is their most pressing issue at this time.

Selectman Wiksten asked how long Mr. Provencher would need to prepare for the position. Mr. Provencher said he already has reading material at home, and has set up alliances with Taunton and Bridgewater’s Veterans’ Agents.

Chairman Perkins asked how quickly Mr. Provencher could start, if he was hired. Mr. Provencher said "tomorrow".

William Crowell

Mr. Crowell told the Board that he is a lifelong Middleboro resident. He had previously operated the Texaco station in Middleboro for more than 23 years. Since then, he has worked for the U. S. Postal Service. He said he is still in the reserves, and is considered 10% disabled.

Chairman Perkins asked if Mr. Crowell’s disability would effect his job performance. Mr. Crowell said it would not.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what kind of effort could be made in developing an outreach program to assist Middleborough veterans.

Mr. Crowell said he has not been given the details of the job, and would have to see what is in place right now.

Selectman Rogers noted the rules and regulations required for a Veterans’ Agent, and asked what kind of bureaucrat he would be.

Mr. Crowell said he has had to learn regulations, through private business, and is aware of how to community with different agencies.

Chairman Perkins asked what the most pressing problem is facing veterans today.

Mr. Crowell said getting through to the veterans that are in need, and the families and widows of veterans. Also, teaching veterans what their rights are.

Jere L. Hill

Mr. Hill told the Board that he lives in Wareham. HE is a retired Navy Chief Petty Officer. He has been active in the VFW for 30 years, having served as State Commander from 1999-2000. He is married, has 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what kind of effort could be made in developing an outreach program to assist Middleborough veterans.

Mr. Hill said he would have to look at records. He said that different age groups have different needs.

Selectman Rogers noted the rules and regulations required for a Veterans’ Agent, and asked what kind of bureaucrat he would be.

Mr. Hill said he tends to be lenient. He said that the position would be governed under Chapter 115 of MGL. He said that everyone has a need, which may not be the same for every person. He would use common sense.

Selectman Wiksten asked if Mr. Hill would consider relocating. He said he would prefer not to, as his family is in Wareham.

Chairman Perkins asked what the most pressing problem is facing veterans today.

Mr. Hill said apathy towards the veterans. He said they wait long times for employment, and when budget cuts are made, it is usually to the VA.

It was noted that Mr. Hill is also disabled. He said it would not effect this position.

Alvin B. Smart

Mr. Smart told the Board that he lives in Easton. He retired in 1993 from the Air Force, after serving 20 years. He said he feels he can do this position because he is young and works with veterans on a daily basis as the Commander of the VFW in Easton.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what kind of effort could be made in developing an outreach program to assist Middleborough veterans.

Mr. Smart said he would familiarize himself with Middleborough to find out what’s available. He said the most important thing would be visiting the veterans.

Selectman Rogers noted that Easton had recently hired a Veterans’ Agent, and asked Mr. Smart if he had applied. Mr. Smart said that he had fought to make that position a full-time one, and did not feel that he could apply after being so vocal.

Selectman Rogers noted the rules and regulations required for a Veterans’ Agent, and asked what kind of bureaucrat he would be.

Mr. Smart said he would be a good one. He said that issues that would have to come before the Board would. He would get money for vets in need, and their spouses and children. He said that paperwork is 25% of the job, but other things go along with it.

Selectman Wiksten asked if Mr. Smart would be willing to move to Middleboro.

Mr. Smart said he would, but his wife would not.

Chairman Perkins noted that the veterans’ agent would be "on call" 24-7. He said the Veterans’ Council has expressed concerns.

Mr. Smart said this would not be a problem.

Chairman Perkins asked what the most pressing problem is facing veterans today.

Mr. Smart said it is benefits for the veterans. He said a lot of the veterans "are proud" and don’t tell you what their needs are.

James Dubord

Mr. Dubord told the Board that he was born and raised in Middleboro. He has 24+ years of military service in the Air Force. As Chief Master Sergeant, he was the "eyes and ears of the Commander". He had to find out what the concerns of the troops were. He has a BS in Occupational Education, with a Masters Degree in Human Resource Development. After leaving the Air Force, got into education business, working for ITT in San Antonio, Texas. After 11 years, he began work with Sullivan & Cogliano Training Centers. Part of the clientele was veterans.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what kind of effort could be made in developing an outreach program to assist Middleborough veterans.

Mr. Dubord said he would first talk with the veterans to get their thoughts. He said a lot of veterans are not aware that someone is waiting there to help. He suggested correspondence through the Middleboro Gazette, and using cable. He also suggested word of mouth.

Selectman Rogers noted Mr. Dubord’s "highly charged resume". He said that the Board would look for an Agent who would stay for a long time. He suggested the position may be a little less than what he has been used to.

Mr. Dubord said he is not a kid anymore. He has a pension. He would like to help veterans at this time.

Selectman Rogers noted the rules and regulations required for a Veterans’ Agent, and asked what kind of bureaucrat he would be.

Mr. Dubord said he would try to cut down on the red tape. He would establish relationships with key people.

Chairman Perkins asked what the most pressing problem is facing veterans today.

Mr. Dubord said the quality of life for veterans, and the health care. He said he did not know what the funding constraints would be.

Carl Soderbom

Mr. Soderbom told the Board that he is a lifelong resident of Bridgewater. He has been married for 34 years, and has worked for Texas Instruments for 25 years. He took early retirement, and has since worked as a bartender.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what kind of effort could be made in developing an outreach program to assist Middleborough veterans.

Mr. Soderbom said he would go directly to Boston to get answers.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked what he would do to develop a program within our community.

Mr. Soderbom said he would go to the VFW.

Selectman Rogers noted the rules and regulations required for a Veterans’ Agent, and asked what kind of bureaucrat he would be.

Mr. Soderbom said if he "could find a favorable string to pull, he would". He said the position would be political, and if he knew someone that could help out, he would have no hesitation to ask for favors. He said rules and regulations can "only go so far".

Chairman Perkins asked why Mr. Soderbom was interested in being the Veterans’ Agent. Mr. Soderbom said that he enjoys dealing with veterans, and feels more can be done to get them to come forward.

Chairman Perkins asked what the most pressing problem is facing veterans today.

Mr. Soderbom said health care. Chairman Perkins asked how he would address this.

Mr. Soderbom said he did not know how he would address this, other than "banging fists". He said there is a shortage of doctors, and a lot of patients.

 

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Chairman Perkins asked if the Board was ready to make a decision tonight. Selectman Wiksten said it would be nice to make a decision prior to Veterans’ Day.

It was the Board’s consensus to have each member pick one candidate and give reasons why.

Selectwoman Brunelle said all of the candidates were outstanding. Her first choice was James Dubord. She said he was very aggressive and she felt his response in developing an outreach program and initiative would serve the veterans well.

Selectman Wiksten chose Paul Provencher. He said he has known him for years, and felt that he has the enthusiasm to come in and take on the job with little or no instruction. He is also a Town resident.

Selectman Eayrs also chose Mr. Provencher. He said he had relevant experience and education.

Selectman Rogers said he had ranked the potential candidates. Paul Provencher was his first choice. He felt Mr. Provencher’s substance abuse training would be very important.

Chairman Perkins said that out of the eight (8) candidates, two (2) stood "head and shoulders above the rest". One was Paul Provencher, the other Alvin Smart. Because Mr. Provencher is a resident, he rated him higher.

Selectwoman Brunelle said that Mr. Provencher was her second choice, and she would be very comfortable with him as the Agent for Middleboro.

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

VOTED: To off the position of Veterans’ Agent to Paul Provencher.

Unanimous Vote.

Chairman Perkins thanked the Veterans’ Council for their role in hiring the Agent.

Mr. Healey said that the current salary is acceptable to Mr. Provencher.

NEW BUSINESS

Town’s Option to Purchase Chapter 61 B – Nicholson – Precinct Street

The Board received a Notice of Intent to Sell a portion of land which is taxed and classified as agricultural/horticultural land under Chapter 61B of Massachusetts General Laws. The property is a portion of the land owned by William R. & Kay E. Nicholson, located on Precinct Street, Assessors Map 041 Lot 2235.

Letters from the ConCom and the Assessors stated no objection to releasing the property.

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

VOTED: To waive the Town’s option to purchase land owned by William R. & Kay E. Nicholson, located on Precinct Street, Assessors Map 041 Lot 2235. which is taxed and classified as agricultural/horticultural land under Chapter 61B of Massachusetts General Laws.

Unanimous Vote.

Request to Approve Septic Betterment – DeSousa – 97 Miller Street

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

VOTED: To approve a Septic Betterment Agreement in the amount of $21,351.00, for property owned by Emanuel & Melissa DeSousa, 97 Miller Street.

Unanimous Vote.

Request to Approve Septic Betterment – Brule – 47 Sachem Street

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

VOTED: To approve a Septic Betterment Agreement in the amount of $11,220.00, for property owned by Elizabeth Brule, 47 Sachem Street.

Unanimous Vote.

Request to Approve Membership of the HOME Consortium – Bruce Arons

Mr. Healey told the Board that he and Bruce Arons had met with representatives of the Attleboro-Taunton Home Consortium. This group will receive funds to help first time homebuyers, with low to moderate incomes. There is no membership cost to join. It would enhance our programs and allow us to leverage more dollars for the creation and maintaining of affordable housing. The only requirement is to remain a member for three (3) years.

Mr. Healey said that, if Middleborough joined, the Town, in its first year as a member, would have access to approximately $300,000 to assist low-moderate income new homebuyers with down payments and closing costs for affordable housing.

Selectwoman Brunelle said was confused as to how the regionalization would work. She asked if there would be a regional election, such as with B-P Regional School. She also asked who would determine the distribution of the funding.

Mr. Healey said this would be based on applications.

Selectwoman Brunelle asked if this could go through the Housing Authority. Mr. Healey said it could not. He suggested asking the Director of the program to attend a Board’s meeting.

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

VOTED: To invite the agency to meet with the Board to explain the program.

Unanimous Vote.

Selectwoman Brunelle also asked for a draft agreement prior to that meeting.

Athletic Playing Fields Committee

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

VOTED: To appoint the following individuals to the Athletic Playing Fields Committee:

Tanya J. Sullivan William Foley

Robert M. Sullivan Peggy Wiksten

Cindy Phillips

Unanimous Vote.

Mr. Healey told the Board that he is still waiting to hear from two (2) potential members.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no ‘Old Business’ to discuss tonight.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

There was no further discussion on the Town Manager’s Report.

SELECTMEN’S BILLS

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

VOTED: To pay two (2) bills submitted by Verizon in the amounts of $20.94 and $20.93, totaling $41.87.

Unanimous Vote.

OTHER

Selectman Rogers also noted that a plan needs to be prepared to show boundaries in the Forest. He suggested asking the Peirce Trustees to do a sideline survey and GPS markings on the trails.

Selectman Rogers also noted that Selectwoman Brunelle and Selectman Eayrs had previously suggested putting a question on the ballot to let the Townspeople decide whether or not hunting should be allowed. He also suggested adding 2 – 4 members of the Committee to "have a balance". He asked that the Committee work until the end of February to come up with a land use plan.

Selectman Wiksten said that he and Selectman Rogers had revisited the property. He also read a letter from Police Chief Russell into the record:

"Honorable Board:

Upon completion of the Selectmen’s meeting on October 29, 2002 I was instructed by Selectmen Wiksten and Rogers to make a physical inspection of the Weston Forest in regards to the safety concerns of the residents of Faye Ave., Purchase St., and Tispaquin St. On October 30, at 6:40 AM, I made this inspection and my findings are as follows:

Faye Ave. has a long stretch at the beginning from Purchase St. to the beginning of the houses where there are no houses. The Law states that discharge of a firearm within 150 feet of a road is prohibited. Because this is the only road leading from the houses to the Purchase St. Bus Stop, I feel that this 150-foot rule is not enough for the safety of the children walking to and from the Bus Stop. I would recommend the 500-foot set back from dwelling houses in use apply here as a restriction to hunting in the Weston Forest and that proper signage be placed indicating such restriction.

I also observed on October 30, that there was not enough signage on the Fay Ave. end of the forest and would recommend more signage be put in place.

Addressing the Purchase St. concerns, I feel that the Purchase St. residents that abut the Weston Property from the opposite side of Purchase St. also abut the Rocky Gutter Area that has been open to hunting since they have lived there, making their concerns hunting related and not Weston Forest related which is not the issue at hand making theirs a moot point as it relates to this issue.

Addressing the Tispaquin St. concerns I feel that they mirror those of Faye Ave. and would recommend more signage and that the 500-foot restriction be in place regardless of dwelling house or road location.

Upon inspection on this date November 2, 2002 I see that no more signs have been added am told that the signs indicating what hunting is permitted and what hunting is prohibited will not be ready for placement until the middle of next week. As a result of these finding I would recommend that until such restrictions and proper signage are in place no shotgun or muzzleloader hunting be permitted. It is also my opinion that there is absolutely no reason to prohibit the archery-hunting season from continuing, as this poses no safety concerns to abutters.

Respectfully Submitted,

Gary J. Russell,

Chief of Police

Selectman Wiksten said he agreed with the Chief, noting that more time is needed to get proper signage into place and give residents, if they desire, the opportunity to put the question on a ballot.

Selectman Wiksten made a motion to forego any hunting until further notice. Selectwoman Brunelle seconded the motion.

Selectman Eayrs clarified that this meant all hunting, included bow and shotgun. Selectman Wiksten said yes.

Selectman Eayrs suggested that the terms of the Will should be reviewed to see if hunting is permitted at all.

Selectman Wiksten said it is not his intention to change the vote that was taken, but to allow property time to get safeguards into place. He said the Board has more than enough information to say that hunting is allowed.

The motion passed unanimously.

Selectman Wiksten told Mr. Healey that signs have to be put out right away to "undo what has been allowed". The signs should say "No Hunting Until Further Notice". He said that may never change.

Chairman Perkins said he supported the motion because, for him, it has always been a fairness issue.

Selectman Wiksten asked that the Environmental Police and the local Police be notified of the Board’s action.

CORRESPONDENCE

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

VOTED: To enter into Executive Session at 10:00 PM, not to return to Open Session, to discuss Litigation and Negotiations.

A poll vote was taken.

Selectman Rogers, Selectman Wiksten, Selectwoman Brunelle, Selectman Eayrs, and Chairman Perkins approved.

VOTE 5 – 0

Diane Henault, Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN