May 15, 2017
The regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen was called to order at 7:00 PM by Chairman Soter with all members in attendance except Mr. Martinis.
The meeting was turned over to Ms. Bokoski who asked for nominations for chairman.
Mr. Spencer nominated Mr. Soter for Chairman, seconded by Mr. Connor with all members voting in the affirmative.
Mrs. McNulty nominated Mr. Spencer for Vice Chairman, seconded by Mr. Connor with all members voting in the affirmative.
Library Trustees/Selectmen-Library Trustee Joint Appointment
Mr. Soter stated Christopher Meisner withdrew his name as an applicant for this position leaving one applicant, Lisa Cavossa.
Ms. Cavossa stated she lived in Bellingham for 13 years and during that time served as a Library Trustee for 3 years. She noted that she and her family moved out of town and has been back for a year. She would once again like to serve as a Trustee. She also stated that she is a Librarian at the South Elementary School.
Mr. Connor made a motion, seconded by Mr. Spencer to appoint Lisa Cavossa to the vacant Library Trustee’s position until the 2018 Annual Town Election. A roll call vote was taken with Mrs. McNulty, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Soter, Mr. Connor along with Library Trustees Rebekah Tracy, Laura Howard, Amy Bartelloni and Nicole Buckley voting in the affirmative.
On a Spencer/McNulty motion, the Board unanimously voted to appoint Mr. Connor and Mrs. McNulty to the Roads Committee.
On a Connor/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to appoint Tina Tyler and Elizabeth Willey to tw0-year positions on the Council on Aging; and to reappoint Marguerite Brooks to a three-year position.
The acceptance of the April 24th minutes will be placed on the June 26th agenda when Mr. Martinis will be present.
Minutes of May 15, 2017
On a Connor/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to award Contract 2017-WLDC Wire Loop Detection Conversion (Pulaski at Center St.) to the low bidder Siemens Industries, Inc. of Billerica in the amount of $17,745.00.
On a Connor/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to award Contract 2017-MMD, Maple Street Maintenance & Drainage Improvements to the low bidder Aggregate Industries-Northeast Region, Inc. of Saugus in the amount of $816,042.00.
On a McNulty/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to award Contract 2017-RRVS, Road Repair Various Streets to the low bidder Lorusso Corp. of Plainville in the amount of $156,280.20.
On a McNulty/Spencer motion, the Board approved the following abatements: municipal water, $9040.77; municipal sewer, $4835.57; residential water, $907.21; residential sewer, $222.10 and residential trash, $1787.28.
On a Connor/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to authorize the design work for the Lake St./Pulaski Blvd. signal at an approximate cost of $40,000.
On a Spencer/Connor motion, the Board unanimously voted to appoint Roger Oakley, Jim Kupfer and Tim Aicardi to the Disability Commission, with Denis Fraine serving as ex-officio. These are non-stipend positions and in the event we have residents interested in serving, members appointed this evening will serve as ex-officio.
Mr. Fraine noted that the Landfill Solar project is currently providing an annual payment to the Town of $230,000 for their lease and taxes and is interested in exploring a few other municipally owned properties to determine if solar may be an option. Mr. Soter and Mr. Connor stated they were interested in working with Mr. Fraine on this project.
On a Spencer/McNulty motion, the Board unanimously voted to adjourn the meeting at 7:40 PM.
Jacqueline A. Bokoski