SELECTMEN’S MEETING

SEPTEMBER 29, 2003

 

Chairman Perkins called the meeting to order at 6:35 PM.

Selectman Wiksten and Selectman Rogers were present.

Selectman Eayrs entered the meeting at 6:45 PM.

Selectwoman Brunelle was absent.

SELECTMEN’S MINUTES

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

VOTED: To approve the Minutes of September 22, 2003.

Unanimous Vote.

DISCUSSION

Review Article 6 – Special Town Meeting Warrant

Selectman Rogers said that he had spoken to the Town Clerk & Accountant regarding this article. He said $20,000, not $30,000, had originally been appropriated for GASB 34. $14,400 had been appropriated to determine the fixed assets, and appropriations of $5,600 and $2,400 paid for consultants and preparation of statements.

Selectman Rogers said this article requests $6,000 to finish the infrastructures and $6,200 will update what has already been done.

Selectman Rogers said this is a legitimate expense. He also noted that this will have to be updated annually, and suggested that, in the future, the Town purchase software to do this. He said bonding will be effected if this is not done.

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

VOTED: To support Article 6.

Unanimous Vote.

Selectman Rogers suggested that no monies be expended until Wes Gardner provides an updated report to the Board.

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

VOTED: To ask the Town Clerk not to release any funds until the Board receives a report from Wes Gardner.

Unanimous Vote.

NEW BUSINESS

Request to Approve Street Name – "Recycle Way" – E911 Database Coordinator

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

VOTED: To approve the name "Recycle Way" for an access path located between 580 and 582 Wareham Street on Map 102 Lot 1721.

Unanimous Vote.

Request to Rent Town Hall Auditorium – Fine Arts Department

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

VOTED: To approve the request made by Jeriann Tucker, Chair of the Celebration of the Arts 2004, to rent the Town Hall Auditorium on May 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, and to waive the rental fee.

Unanimous Vote.

Custodial fees will apply.

Request to Use Town Hall Grounds – Rotary Club & Elks

Chairman Perkins read a letter from Jane Lopes and Kate Mackiewicz asking to use the Town Hall grounds for a free family concert to be held on Saturday, October 18th. They explained that this would be a continuation of the first day of the "grand finale" of Krazy Days which was rained out.

The Rotary Club will have their "beer garden", and food will be provided by the Middleboro Elks.

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

VOTED: To allow the Middleboro Rotary Club and the Elks to use the Town Hall grounds on Saturday, October 18th from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM for a free family concert, and to allow a one day liquor license for the Rotary Club’s Beer Garden.

Unanimous Vote.

OLD BUSINESS

There was no ‘Old Business’ to discuss tonight.

TOWN MANAGER’S REPORT

Mr. Healey explained the amendment to Article 2 (unpaid bills) which included two (2) bills from the I.T. Department for work on Police Department programs. One bill is $2,400 for maintenance contracts and a second for $2,520 Photo Imaging and Print Track Software.

Mr. Healey said the bills were submitted late to the FinCom. He explained that the bill for $2,520 had an Invoice date of September 2002. This was because Charlie Armanetti held the bill until the work was completed satisfactorily.

Mr. Healey said he recommended paying the bills because the services were received.

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

VOTED: To support the Supplement to Article 2 for $4,920 for the IT Department.

Unanimous Vote.

CORRESPONDENCE

Chairman Perkins said he agreed with the complainant.

Selectman Wiksten said the Board was setting a poor precedent by allowing the shrubs to remain over the sidewalk. He said this would not be allowed in another part of town. He said there are two (2) choices: remove the sidewalk (which is not favorable) or cut the shrubs.

Selectman Rogers said he had originally viewed the complaint as a neighbor’s dispute.

Selectman Eayrs asked what the procedure was for having a Town sidewalk. He questioned if it is Town property. He said if it is an "accepted" sidewalk, then he had no problem bringing this up again.

Selectman Rogers suggested that the Highway Superintendent review the road layout. He said, because this is Rte. 105, it may be with the Plymouth County Commissioners.

Selectman Wiksten said that it is dangerous to allow this to continue.

Selectman Eayrs said he did not disagree, but wished to do so on an informed basis.

 

 

 

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

VOTED: To ask the Highway Superintendent to investigate the Road Layout for East Main Street, through the Town and the Plymouth County Commissioners, and report back to the Board in two (2) weeks.

Unanimous Vote.

Selectman Eayrs suggested asking Mr. Boucher if this is considered an "official" sidewalk, and what it takes to be labeled such.

 

 

 

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

VOTED: To adjourn to the Special Town Meeting.

Unanimous Vote.

 

 

Diane Henault, Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN