Board of Selectmen October 10, 2017
Karen Donahue called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m.
Present were Joseph Pacheco, Marie Smith and Karen Donahue.
Acceptance of the Minutes
The acceptance of the minutes of the October 3rd meeting was tabled until next week’s meeting.
Department Heads & Committees
Chief Jim Januse was present to update the Board on the Activity Report for the month of September. Fires, fire incidents, mva investigations, and public assist were 77; Ambulance, medical emergencies mva’s and public assist were 152; Miscellaneous inspections, fire alarm work and items of note were 108; Mutual aid fire and ambulance, 3 ambulance given, 2 ambulance received; 2 fire given, 0 fire received for a total of 7. ~There were a total of 2,086 calls for September, 2017 which is less than last year. ~~Chief Januse updated the Board on several employees who have been out on extended sick leave. He wanted to thank the Board for addressing the vegetation that was present in Johnson’s Pond and how much better it looked.
Continuation of the Public Hearing for Retail Alcoholic Beverage License
Attorney Ed Brennan was present to address the Board regarding the continuation of the Public Hearing held two weeks ago and represents the 458 Dev. Corp. for a Retail Alcoholic Beverage License Application. Attorney Brennan said he has met with the neighbors who had voiced concerns at the hearing and is submitting a letter outlining the results. Mr. Chokshi did meet with the neighbors and discussed the concerns that were expressed at the meeting and as a result of that meeting has offered three conditions to be included, if the Board is inclined to grant the license. The first one is a fence to be erected along the common property line to minimize the potential for trash and also for privacy. The trash pickup will be restricted to the hours of operation of 6:00
a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and the vendor has agreed to do that. Signage will be posted at the loading area, and there will be no idling of engines or lights left on during deliveries. Attorney Brennan said the neighbors are in agreement on those conditions. And he asked, with those conditions will the Board consider granting the Beer and Wine License for Coletti’s Market? No one from the public spoke on the matter. Mr. Pacheco said that I appreciate you and your client’s effort reaching out to the neighbors and doing a thorough job addressing their concerns and getting something appropriate for everyone involved. Mrs. Donahue echoed Mr. Pacheco’s sentiments. Mrs. Smith made a motion to allow the license, Mr. Pacheco seconded and Mrs. Donahue made it unanimous.
Town Administrator’s Report
Mr. Flaherty reviewed the Town Administrator’s Report. The new phone system has been installed today, but they are still adjusting the system.
Town Hall’s new security system will include key cards which will be distributed this week and the front door’s lock mechanism will be installed next week.
The Capital Planning Committee has draft copies of the STM scheduled for Nov. 6th. Town Accountant David Grab has sent out Free Cash forms to the DOR for certification.
The Health Agent’s position will be posted this week.
The Health Inspector’s position as been advertised and they have received a few responses.
The Town Hall Custodian’s position will be posted this week.
The North School projects are ongoing and the renovation of the bathroom has begun. He is anticipating another quote for the painting very soon.
The next Selectmen’s Meeting will be next Tuesday, October 17th at 7:00 p.m.
The next Department Head meeting will be October 19th.
Mrs. Smith commented on what a wonderful job that had been done on Johnson’s Pond.
Mr. Pacheco reminded Mr. Flaherty to get a confirmation from the Housing Authority for the joint meeting next week to get those spots filled on the Board. He also asked Mr. Flaherty to present a final warrant next week for the Board’s approval. Also, he would like to have Mr. Flaherty arrange to have Capital Finance Committee to come in for the meeting as well.
Mrs. Donahue wanted to apologize for not recognizing Katherine Robert’s passing recently. She was such a great asset to the community and will be certainly be missed.
7:14 p.m. Mr. Pacheco motioned and Mrs. Smith seconded to adjourn for the performance of administrative duties, signing of Bills and Warrants with an Executive Session to follow, with no business to be conducted afterwards. Mrs. Donahue made it unanimous.