November 17, 2014
The regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen was called to order at 7:00 PM by Chairman Connor with all members in attendance.
Mr. Daprato – Vercellis Liquor License Transfer
Mr. Daprato informed the Board that he has been unable to find a buyer for the restaurant, but is continuing with the process. Mr. Daprato stated he spoke with the DOR and that office will be signing off on the license renewal. He asked the Board to continue the public hearing for the transfer.
On a Mayhew/Soter motion, the Board unanimously voted to continue the public hearing for the Vercellis liquor license transfer for 6 months.
CIC – Permanent Building Committee
Mr. Lavallee and Mr. Collamati appeared before the Board of Selectmen to present a proposed permanent building committee bylaw. Mr. Lavallee explained that many communities throughout the state now have such committees. He stated the proposal which he provided to the Selectmen would allow for the establishment of a five member committee to include an architect, engineer, construction supervisor and other professionals suited for building technology. He further explained that such a committee would oversee the design and construction of all school and municipal projects throughout the town.
Mr. Soter suggested that such a committee would be better served if it were appointed by the Board of Selectmen without a bylaw. Mr. Collamati expressed his view that such a committee needs to be formalized through a bylaw. Mr. Connor stated such a committee would have little to do for the next 5 or 6 years since there are no projects to be undertaken in the foreseeable future. Mr. Fraine expressed his concern that the bylaw includes any project with a value of more than $100,000. The bylaw also precludes Selectmen and other elected officials from serving on building committees for school renovations and other municipal projects. He expressed his feeling that such a committee should include representation from the elected board affiliated with the project.
Mr. Connor agreed a workshop is needed to discuss the matter further with the CIC. The Board agreed to have Mr. Connor and Mr. Soter along with two members of the School Committee meet with the CIC to further discuss this matter and report back to the Board.
Minutes of November 17, 2014
On a Soter/Spencer motion, the Board voted to approve the minutes of November 3rd as submitted. Mr. Mayhew abstained; all other members voted in the affirmative.
On a Spencer/Mayhew motion, the Board unanimously voted to approve and release executive session minutes as listed on the agenda.
On a Martinis/Mayhew motion, the Board unanimously voted to approve the following abatements: residential water $2041.23; residential sewer $2425.50 and residential trash $991.25.
A letter was received from Barry Lariviere expressing his desire to remain on the ConCom. Due to the new Residency Bylaw, the Selectmen need to take a vote approving his continued service on the commission as a non-resident. On a Mayhew/Soter motion, the Board voted to approve Mr. Lariviere’s continued service on the ConCom until his term expiration, March, 2015. Mr. Martinis and Mr. Connor opposed; all other members voted in the affirmative.
A vacancy will exist on the ZBA for a regular member due to Peter Delsignore moving out-of-town. Mr. Delsignore did not submit a letter.
The Board suggested the possibility of an alternate member moving into that position. This vacancy will also be posted on the town’s website.
On a Mayhew/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to approve the license renewals presented this evening with the exception of Boulevard Auto Sales, 700 Pulaski Blvd. Mr. Connor stated this business is not open and asked that the owner be contacted.
Mr. Spencer, Mr. Martinis, Mr. Sposato, Mrs. Odabashian and Mr. Fraine ex-officio will serve on the Bylaw Review Committee.
On a Mayhew/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to recommend to the Planning Board operating hours of 5 AM – 11 PM for Cumberland Farms to be located on Pulaski Blvd.
On a Mayhew/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:35 PM.
Jacqueline A. Bokoski