Board of Selectmen September 12, 2017
Karen Donahue called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m.
Present were Joseph Pacheco and Marie Smith and Karen Donahue
Acceptance of the Minutes
Mrs. Smith motioned and Mr. Pacheco seconded to accept the minutes of the September 5, 2017 meeting as printed, Mrs. Donahue made it unanimous.
Department Heads & Committees
Mr. John McGarry, a member of the Veterans Committee was present to discuss honoring a fallen soldier. The honoree is Charles P. Haskins who was killed in action on February 23, 1945. His home was believed to be on North Main Street and for that reason, it is appropriate that his Fallen Hero sign be erected on Broadway at the intersection of Carver Street. Mr. McGarry asked the Board’s permission to request that Highway Superintendent Ed Buckley install the sign. Mrs. Smith made a motion to approve, Mr. Pacheco seconded and Mrs. Donahue made it unanimous.
Chief Jim Januse was present to update the Board on the Activity Report for the month of August. Fires, fire incidents, mva investigations, and public assist were 101; Ambulance, medical emergencies mva’s and public assist were 179; Miscellaneous inspections, fire alarm work and items of note were 101; Mutual aid fire and ambulance, 1 ambulance given, 3 ambulance received; 3fire given, 3 fire received for a total of 10. ~There were a total of 1,872 calls for August, 2017 which is less than last year. ~~Chief Januse updated the Board on employees who have been out on extended sick leave.
Chief Jim Donavan was present to request several appointments. The first request is for Dan Kelly to be appointed to a full time Police Officer and his title would be Student Officer, he has been on the reserve list since March 17th and is currently in the Police Academy, so Officer Kelly was not present. Mr. Pacheco made a motion to approve, Mrs. Smith seconded and Mrs. Donahue made it unanimous. The next request is Michael Flaherty to be appointed as a full time Police Officer. He has a degree from Bridgewater State University and has dispatched for the department since September of 2014. Mr. Pacheco made a motion to approve, Mrs. Smith seconded and Mrs. Donahue made it unanimous. Chief Donovan explained to the Board that these positions were created through the
retirement of Officers in the department. Chief Donovan requested that the Board appoint Tony Barbour to the position of Sergeant. Tony has been a Police Officer for 17 years, he has a degree from Bridgewater State University and is an Academy Trainor and a Field Training Officer and he came to the Police Department in March of 2010. Mr. Pacheco made a motion to approve, Mrs. Smith seconded and Mrs. Donahue made it unanimous. Chief Donovan’s next request was to promote Officer Peter Beatrice to Lieutenant. He has almost 20 years of law enforcement experience beginning with his deployment to Afghanistan. He has his degree from Massasoit and has been in the department since September of 2001. He has experience as a SWAT member and as a negotiator. Mr.
Pacheco made a motion to approve, Mrs. Smith seconded and Mrs. Donahue made it unanimous. The Board thanked and congratulated all Officers for their work for the Town of Raynham.
Town Administrator’s Report
Mr. Flaherty reviewed the Town Administrator’s Report. The activation plate for Town Hall will be installed on Sept. 6th. The Town will be reimbursed through the ADA Grant offered by the State.
The Town Hall’s new phone system should be installed by next week.
The Capital Planning Committee met on Tuesday afternoon and finalized projects to be approved.
The Health Inspector’s position has been advertised and he is waiting for responses.
The door project has been started at North School and Mr. Flaherty has received a final quote from RMC for the bathroom. He is still waiting for the painting to be done.
The next Selectmen’s meeting will be held on Sept. 19th at 7:00 p.m.
The next Department Head Meeting will be held on Sept. 21st.
Raynham Pride Day will be held this Sunday at Borden Colony from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
A request was received for a stuff the Gouveia Truck food drive in Shaw’s in Raynham on Sunday, November 5th.
An application was received from Coletti’s Convenience Store for a Wine and Malt Liquor beverage license, a public hearing which was scheduled for Sept. 19th is now rescheduled for Sept. 26th.
A letter was received from the Conservation Commission or a violation which occurred at 770 Broadway, a hearing will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 20th at 5:30 p.m. at Town Hall.
7:30 p.m. Mr. Pacheco motioned and Mrs. Smith seconded to adjourn for the performance of administrative duties, signing of Bills and Warrants and with an Executive Session to follow with no business to be conducted afterwards. Mrs. Donahue made it unanimous.