June 13, 2017
The June 13 meeting of the Board of Selectmen was called to order by Chairman Soter at 6 p.m. with all members in attendance.
Mr. Soter asked if all members were familiar with the proposed Development Agreement between the Town and Bellingham Active Adult LLC. Mr. Martinis asked Mr. Fraine if Town Department Heads were comfortable with the developer and their reputation. Mr. Fraine stated Town staff had met with the developer and their staff on many occasions over the past several months. Several members had visited the developer’s Mashpee project and were satisfied with their ability to bring a successful project to Bellingham. Mr. Fraine stated Town Counsel, as well as a sub-committee of the Planning Board, had worked on the Development Agreement and all were confident it protected the Town and identified and secured the commitments made by the developer.
Mr. Connor questioned whether the golf course could go private. Mr. Soter stated there was nothing to prevent the owner from creating a private course. However, Mr. Soter stated the zoning specifically requires the golf course to remain open space if it discontinues use as a golf course.
On a Martinis/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to approve the Development Agreement between the Town and Bellingham Active Adult LLC.
Mr. DiMartino appeared before the Board to present a “Grant of Easement” petition between the Town and Kyle and Elin Teutsch owners of property at 50 Silver Lake Road. Mr. DiMartino explained the easement would allow for drainage improvements and the owners have signed the agreement which will provide them $700.
On a Connor/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to approve and sign the “Grant of Easement” as presented by Mr. DiMartino.
On a Connor/Martinis motion, the Board unanimously voted to award Contract 2017-MOC, Mechanic Street Odor Control improvements to the low bidder Dankris Builders Corporation in the amount of $77,540.
On a McNulty/Spencer motion, the Board unanimously voted to award Contract 2017-CRGR Cliff Road Generator Replacement to the low bidder Fall River Electric Associates Company of Fall River in the amount of $166,190.
On a Connor/McNulty motion, the Board unanimously voted to appoint Joan Mallard to the unexpired one year term on the C.O.A Board and Paul Peter and Frank McMahon to the three year terms on the C.O.A.
Minutes of June 13, 2017
On a Spencer/Connor motion, the Board unanimously voted to open the Warrant for the Fall Town Meeting on June 13 2017 and close the Warrant on July 10, 2017 at 4 p.m.
On a Martinis/Spencer motion, the Board continued the meeting at 6:30 p.m. to the High School auditorium.
At 10 p.m. on a Spencer/Connor motion, the Board adjourned.
Denis C. Fraine