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Selectmen Minutes 12/07/2015

                                                December 7, 2015


The regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen was called to order at 7:00 PM by Chairman Soter with all members in attendance.

Pete’s Bluebird owners, Billy & Stammy Coniaris received a plaque and proclamation from the Board of Selectmen in recognition of their 75th Anniversary in business.

On a Martinis/Mayhew motion, the Board unanimously voted to approve the following abatements:  residential water, $1391.33; residential sewer, $299.24 residential trash, $460; municipal water, $5232.99 and municipal sewer, $124.05.

On a Mayhew/Connor motion, the Board voted to approve the November 16th minutes as submitted, with Mr. Spencer abstaining.

On a Mayhew/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to approve the December 1st minutes as submitted.

On a Mayhew/Martinis motion, the Board unanimously voted to ratify Mr. Fraine’s reappointment of Christopher Laviolette as CFO, three year appointment.

Public Hearing – application of CoinCo., Inc. d/b/a Heritage Coins & Collectibles for a Second Hand Dealer’s License, 15 North Main St., Unit C5
Mr. Soter read the public hearing notice.
Mr. Bruni stated he is in the process of closing his coin shop of 12 years located in Milford.  He stated he wanted to take in partners and expand his business to not only deal with coins, but coin and stamp supplies.  Mr. Bruni stated he has a good relationship with the Milford Police Dept. and has not had any issues in the past 12 years.  Mr. Bruni’s partners are Les Fosburgh, currently employed by Hopedale Fire Dept. and Terry O’Connor who is retired.

Board members asked the three gentlemen if they are aware the Town’s Second Hand Dealer’s Policy and its rules and regulations.  All three answered in the affirmative and stated they had met with Det. Provost.
Mr. Mayhew asked about the hours of operation.  It was noted the hours would be Monday - Saturday, 9 AM – 9 PM; Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM.
Mr. Soter asked if there was anyone present to speak on this application.  No one responded.  
On a Mayhew/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to close the public hearing.  
Minutes of December 7, 2015
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On a Mayhew/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to approve the application of CoinCo., Inc. d/b/a Heritage Coins & Collectibles for a Second Hand Dealer’s License, 15 North Main St., Unit C5 with hours as noted.

On a Mayhew/Martinis motion, the Board unanimously voted to authorize Chairman Soter to sign the Cumberland Farms Drainage Easement Delineation Agreement (attached).

On a Mayhew/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to authorize Chairman Soter to sign the Local Initiative Program Application (attached).

On a Mayhew/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to approve the change of manager for Douglas Wine & Spirits from Benjamin Dupont to Brian M. Plante.

On a Mayhew/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to approve the petition of Verizon New England and National Grid Company for a pole relocation on Maple St., job #4A0CE8X with all work performed in accordance with the DPW Director.

On a Mayhew/Connor motion, the Board unanimously voted to approve the license renewals presented this evening with the exception of Wenger’s Farm, 1048 So. Main St., Marty’s Auto Service, Inc., Murray Enterprises, Inc., 191 Pulaski Blvd. and Maple Street Auto Sales, 146 Maple St.

The Mailbox Damage Policy was brought up this evening and will be discussed further at the Board’s December 21st meeting.

Board members asked Mr. Kupfer to speak with Mr. Souza and Mr. Murray with regard to issues with their Class II Licenses.  Mr. Kupfer was also asked to check on the crushed stone which was to be placed where vehicles are parked at the Maple St. Auto location and to also check whether Wenger’s Farm has proper permits for structures being erected on that property.

On a Mayhew/Martinis motion, the Board unanimously voted to adopt the Zero Tolerance Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy (attached).

On a Mayhew/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 8:30 PM.

Respectfully submitted,



Jacqueline A. Bokoski
Administrative Assistant