SELECTMEN’S MEETING

SEPTEMBER 23, 2002

 

Chairman Perkins called the meeting to order at 6:30 PM.

Selectman Eayrs and Selectman Rogers were present. Selectwoman Brunelle entered the meeting at 6:35 PM.

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

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

VOTED: To approve the Minutes of September 16, 2002.

Unanimous Vote.

HEARINGS, MEETINGS & LICENSES

Hearing – Annual Law Enforcement Block Grant

Chairman Perkins opened the Hearing.

Lt. Armanetti was present. He explained that the hearing is being held to review the application for funding under the 2001 block grant and make a non-binding recommendation for the use of funds.

Lt. Armanetti explained that the grant has been reduced to $12,415 from $25,000 (6 – 7 years ago).

Lt. Armanetti said he would like to use the funds to continue a mapping project for the Police Department. This would help in forecasting crime and doing traffic (density) studies. The project has been split into three (3) years. This would be the final year. The total projected cost is $35,000 - $45,000.

Lt. Armanetti explained that money has been put in the School Department’s "Safe Schools" program, but had not been used. There is still money from this year which has to be spent before September. This will not be funded again this year.

$1,000 had been given to the detectives to work with the elderly. Lt. Avitable has spent some of this money, and Lt. Armanetti suggests putting another $1,000 in this fund. The remainder of the money would be used for the mapping project.

Lt. Armanetti also informed the Board that there is a vacancy on the Committee from the School Department. Jim Catalini has left. He said that Robert Sullivan and Joseph MacDonald will cover this position, and suggested they both be appointed.

Hearing no further comments, Chairman Perkins closed the hearing.

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

VOTED: To accept the proposed plan for the expenditure of the Law Enforcement Block Grant.

Unanimous Vote.

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

VOTED: To appoint the following new members to the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Committee:

Thomas Flanagan Dr. Robert Sullivan

Darrell Manchester Joseph MacDonald

David Nobrega

Unanimous Vote.

 

This will be discussed further with the FinCom and the Financial Officers, along with more public input.

 

It was the Board’s consensus to review this in the Spring, and not to say "no" at this time.

NEW BUSINESS

Request to Approve Orders of Taking – Taylor Way & Natures Crossing

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

VOTED: To approve the Orders of Taking for Taylor Way and Natures Crossing.

Unanimous Vote.

These roads were accepted at the June 3rd Annual Town Meeting.

Approve Easement for Rebecca Estates

The Board had voted, on May 13, 2002 to accept the drainage easement for Rebecca Estates. Attorney Robert Mather has informed the Board that the vote to "replace the existing 12" pipe with an 18" pipe" is incorrect. He has asked that the Board revote the motion.

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

VOTED: To rescind the May 13, 2002 vote of the Board regarding Rebecca Estates.

Unanimous Vote.

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

VOTED: To accept the drainage easement over a portion of the Middleborough Housing Authority’s property in Middleborough, MA as described in an Order of Taking, dated August 8, 1966 and recorded at the Plymouth County Registry of Deeds in Book 3316, Page 352, with modifications including rebuilding the system underground, and installing a domed grate on the system, and to authorize R.J.M. Corporation to replace the existing 15" pipe with a 24" pipe.

Unanimous Vote.

CORRESPONDENCE

VOTED: To approve the appointment of George Stetson as the Council on Aging’s primary delegate to the Old Colony Elderly Services (OCES) Board of Directors.

Unanimous Vote.

 

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

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

Unanimous Vote.

 

Diane Henault, Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN