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									                                     Board of Selectmen
                                        May 11, 1998
                                    Library Meeting Room
                                           Minutes

The meeting was called to order at 6:30 p.m. by Chairman Howard Grossman. Selectmen
present included Jeffrey White, Lawrence Gallagher, David Ernst and Peter Hall. Edgar Gadbois
also attended.

Discussion: Town Administrator Selection Process - on a motion by Gallagher, seconded by
White, to hire William Dugan as Town Administrator as of May 18th with a two year contract at
$63,000 for the first year, the Board voted 1-4, with Grossman, White, Ernst and Hall voting
against. On a motion by Hall, seconded by Grossman, the Board voted unanimously to invite the
three finalists (William Dugan, Russell Dean and Ed Gil de Rubio) back for an additional
interview to be scheduled on Thursday, May 14th at 9:00 a.m. On a motion by Ernst, seconded
by Grossman, the Board voted unanimously that the candidates be offered an alternate interview
date of Saturday May 15th or Sunday May 16th. There was consensus that Mr. Gadbois
determine the availability of the candidates.

Open Session:
 Bob Costa addressed the Board regarding communication towers and Town regulations.
 Clarence Smith addressed the Board regarding the possibility of siting a communication
   tower on Town property.
 Gerard Lofgren addressed the Board regarding the status of the title search on the roads on
   Pleasant Point. Mr. Gadbois will follow up with Town Counsel.
 Ellen Webb addressed the Board regarding summer dances at the Pier. There was consensus
   to discuss this further later in the meeting.
 Donna Pickard suggested that the Town consider using an attorney other than Town Counsel
   for title search work if Town Counsel is too busy.

Minutes of May 5, 1998 – Selectman Gallagher noted that the minutes indicated that during the
election of Selectman Grossman as Chair Selectman White had voted for two nominees and
suggested that the Board revote. On a motion by Gallagher, seconded by White, the Board voted
unanimously to appoint Howard Grossman as Chairman of the Board. On a motion by White,
seconded by Gallagher, the Board voted unanimously to approve the minutes of May 5, 1998 as
printed.

Activity Report:
 Performance Appraisal System – on a motion by White, seconded by Hall, the Board voted
   4-1, with Gallagher voting against, to schedule discussion of this matter as a policy at the
   Board’s June 1st meeting.
 Summer Dances (continued from Open Session) – the Recreation Director addressed the
   Board and discussed noise, supervision and Police presence.
 Computerization RFP – Dan Sullivan will discuss this with the Board at the June 1st meeting.
 Parking Ticket Collection – on a motion by White, seconded by Grossman, the Board voted
   unanimously to hire the Mass Municipal Associates at $1.25 per ticket.
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   Labor Negotiations – on a motion by Gallagher, seconded by Grossman, the Board voted
    unanimously to go into executive session to discuss labor negotiations at the end of the
    meeting.

Comments/Reports
 Annual Town Meeting Article 39 - on a motion by Gallagher, seconded by Grossman, the
  Board voted unanimously that Board members submit names at the next Board meeting of
  potential appointees to the committee to investigate the possibility of holding the 1999
  Annual Town Meeting on a Saturday as authorized by Town Meeting.
 Selectman White indicated that he had received a complaint from some commercial
  fishermen that fishermen from other Towns have been fishing in Wellfleet waters. Mr.
  Gadbois will follow through.

Policy Review:
 Policy on Contracts – there was consensus that Selectman Gallagher bring back a report on
    this policy next week.

At 7:30 p.m. the Board held a public hearing regarding telecommunications use of the existing
fire observation tower in Wellfleet. Nicholas Vontsalides, Counsel, Office of Legal Services
from the Department of Environmental Management attended. Discussion included the State’s
intent to use the tower for telecommunications (maximum of two users after a competitive bid
process), health concerns, the need for security fencing, tax benefits to the Town and the
consistency of this use with Town regulations. Mr. Vontsalides indicated that the draft RFP will
be submitted for Board review during the bid process and that all information will be shared with
the Town.

Policy Review continued:
 Policy Provision for Emergency Medical Services – Fire Chief Hight noted that in the
    document “Policy Provision for Emergency Medical Services” the term “do-not-resuscitate
    document” should be changed to “comfort care document”. Chief Hight was asked to submit
    the change in writing. On a motion by Gallagher, seconded by Grossman, the Board voted
    unanimously to reaffirm this policy.
 Policy on Obtaining Legal Opinions – Selectman White will review and report at the next
    Board meeting.

The Board discussed:
 Requests to Use Town Property:
   a) Friends of the Dump - on a motion by Ernst, seconded by White, the Board voted
      unanimously to approve the application of the Friends of the Dump to use the Swap Shop
      at the transfer station on Friday, May 22nd from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, May 23rd
      from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for a fundraising event for the 6th Annual E. Douglis Environmental
      Scholarship.
   b) Wellfleet Fireworks Committee – on a motion by White, seconded by Grossman, the
      Board voted unanimously to approve the application of the Wellfleet Fireworks
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        Committee to use the Indian Neck Parking lot, 300 feet of jetty, certain Town roads, the
        parking lot around the pier and the Town pier on July 5th from dusk to 10 p.m. with a rain
        date of July 11th, for the annual fireworks display.
   Draft Policy re: Bicycle Events – on a motion duly made and seconded, the Board voted
    unanimously to request that Selectman Hall revamp this draft policy and bring it back before
    the Board.
   Draft Proposal re: Public Access Committee – on a motion by White, seconded by Hall, the
    Board voted unanimously to approve.
   Letter from Liz Aberdale – Ms. Aberdale was in attendance and updated the Board on her
    request to place a memorial bench at Duck Harbor along the path to the beach. On a motion
    by Ernst, seconded by Hall, the Board voted unanimously to approve the request.

The Board held a public hearing to consider the application for transfer of an annual, all
alcoholic package store license from J.A.G., Inc. d/b/a Seaside Liquors to Black Fish Creek, Inc.
d/b/a Seaside Liquors. Leonard Kogos and Alan Kogos were in attendance. On a motion by
Gallagher, seconded by Hall, the Board voted unanimously to approve the transfer.

The Board continued discussion:
 Appointment of Marina personnel – on a motion by White, seconded by Ernst, the Board
   voted unanimously to appoint the following:
        Assistant Harbormaster – Mike May for an indefinite period and Whit Morrison
           through 10/13/98.
        Night Watchman 3rd shift – Tom Murphy and Cliff Ambrose through 10/13/98
        Night Watchman 1st shift – Joe Klonowski and Jeff Cox through 10/13/98
 Appointment of Registrar of Voters – on a motion duly made and seconded, the Board voted
   unanimously to appoint Judith Stetson as the Republican Registrar of Voters through March
   31, 2001.
 Memo from Open Space Committee re: Consultant Funding of Open Space Plan – it was
   noted that an open space plan must be in place by June 1st in order for the Town to be eligible
   for state funds. (discussion continued later in the meeting)

Selectman Ernst recused himself. The Board held the following shellfish public hearings
consecutively:
1) application for transfer of shellfish grant licenses #861 and #861A from Charles J. Reaves
    and Ruth Reaves to Charles J. Reaves, Ruth Reaves and Billy G. Chapman, Jr. – Mr. Reaves
    and Mr. Chapman were in attendance. On a motion by White, seconded by Gallagher, the
    Board voted unanimously to approve the transfer.
2) Consideration of all pending shellfish grant license applications for Egg Island – the
    applicants were each asked if they were interested in grant license #95-7 at Egg Island and
    responded as follows: Philip Morton and Richard Goldberg indicated that they continued to
    be interested; Sandra Mitchell, Jared Ziemba and Robert La Pointe indicated that they are not
    interested. Lowell Brundage and Nolan Williams were not in attendance. On a motion by
    Gallagher, seconded by White, the Board voted unanimously to issue shellfish grant license
    #95-7 to Philip Morton.
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3) Continuation of hearing held on March 16, 1998 and March 30, 1998 to consider the
   applications of the following for one acre shellfish grant licenses located at Egg Island:
   Russell Murphy, Jr.; Alfred J. Pickard, Jr.; Stephen D. Pickard & Jeffrey W. Pickard; and
   Angela Osowski and Thomas Osowski – on a motion by White, seconded by Grossman the
   Board voted unanimously to deny these applications without prejudice.
4) Applications of the following for a shellfish grant license: Richard Buckley; Andrew Koch;
   Stephen D. Pickard & Jeffrey W. Pickard; Brian Rickman & Angela Osowski; Laura Young;
   William Young, Jr.; Robert W. Young; James & Mary Falcone; Christopher H. Merl; David
   E. Young; James E. O’Connell; Louis J. Doucette – each applicant addressed the Board to
   indicate which areas they would be interested in. On a motion by White, seconded by
   Gallagher, the Board voted 3-1, with Hall voting against, to deny these applications without
   prejudice and to communicate with the Shellfish Advisory Committee about opening up new
   areas for grants.

The Board considered the draft letter to the Shellfish Advisory Committee requesting that the
Committee formulate a map for potential new shellfish grant areas – on a motion by White,
seconded by Hall, the Board voted unanimously to send the letter.

Selectman Ernst rejoined the Board.

The Board discussed the gift from Geiger Tract. Robert Hankey of the Conservation Trust and
Mark Robinson, Executive Director of The Compact were in attendance. The Board was asked
to endorse the Conservation Commission’s application to the State through the self-help
program. Public access was discussed. It was noted that a price has not as yet been negotiated
and that Town funds would not be needed because other funds were being raised via joint private
fund raising. On a motion by Ernst, seconded by Hall, the Board voted unanimously to
enthusiastically endorse and support this request with the assurance of public access.

The Board continued discussion:
 Appointment of Wellfleet Representative to the Light Compact – Grossman nominated Hall,
   seconded by White. The Board voted 4-0-1, with Hall abstaining to appoint Selectman Hall.
 Appointment of Selectmen’s appointment as liaison to the Cable Advisory Committee –
   White nominated Grossman, seconded by Ernst. The Board voted 4-0-1, with Grossman
   abstaining to appoint Chairman Grossman. It was recommended that this Committee appoint
   a member to serve as a point person.
 Establishment of date for special Board meeting with the Shellfish Advisory Committee and
   shellfishermen – there was consensus to meet on June 17th at 6:30 p.m.

Conservation Commission Chair Joan Platt addressed the Board to request that $5,000 of the
Conservation Commission’s consulting fund be transferred to a spending fund; $1,000 to pay to
aid in finishing up the Open Space Plan so that it can be in place by June 1 and $4,000 for the
Commission’s general use. On a motion duly made and seconded, the Board voted 4-1, with
White voting against, to approve both requests.
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The Board continued discussion:
 Business licenses – on a motion by Ernst, seconded by Grossman, the Board voted
   unanimously (Selectman White recused himself from the vote on the Boathouse Fish Market
   license) to approve the following business licenses: Wellfleet Marine Corp. (pier store);
   Boathouse Gift Shop; Boathouse Fish Market; Wellfleet Collection II; Brehmer Graphic Bed
   & Breakfast (art gallery); On the Creek Café; Blue Heron Gallery; West Arrow Sport
   Fishing; Harbor Grill; Harbor Freeze/Coastal Trader; Captain Higgins Seafood Restaurant,
   Inc.; Idle Times Bike Shop, Inc.; Cielo and Chocolate Sparrow.
 Items requiring action – several repair and maintenance items were noted. Mr. Gadbois will
   follow through.
 Draft letter to Maria Burks regarding discussion of possible shellfish grant areas and draft
   letter to Representative Gomes regarding naming of the Leonard A. Pierce bridge – on a
   motion by White, seconded by Gallagher, the Board voted unanimously to send both letters.

On a motion duly made and seconded, the Board voted unanimously at 9:57 p.m. on a roll call
vote (Hall, Gallagher, Grossman, White, Ernst – yea) to enter executive session to discuss union
negotiations and to reconvene in open session.

The meeting reconvened in open session at 10:32 p.m.

The Board discussed appointment of a Board member to the Commission on Disabilities. The
appointment was taken under advisement.

The meeting adjourned at 10:37 p.m.

                                                   Respectfully submitted,



                                                   Linda Smulligan
                                                   Administrative Assistant




Howard Grossman, Chair         Jeffrey White                Lawrence Gallagher


David Ernst                    Peter Hall

								
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