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									Voted and approved
9-5-06        4-0


                                   Board of Selectmen
                                     Minutes
                                    August 8, 2006


Present:     Edward Batchelder, Vice Chairman
             Douglas Blanchard
             David McDougall
             Jess Dods

Absent:      Michael Phelan

Also Present: Ed Cauley, Steve Hyde, Karl and Judy Kuehner, Hank Barton, other interested citizens

7:00 p.m. Fire Truck Refurbishing Bid Opening
          Present: Steve Hyde
          Engine 1, 1988 International Fire Truck
          Selectman Jess Dods read the advertisement and the bids were opened:

               V V T Fire Service                                  $33,496.00
               Twin Lights Emergency Vehicle Sales and Service     $42,167.00

           Selectmen Blanchard and McDougall moved and seconded to table the awarding of the bids
           until the next meeting after Chief Hyde has gone over the information.
                                                               Voted and approved 4-0

7:10 p.m. Board of Health Issues
          Present: Michael LaValley, Diane Rondeau and Charles Kaniecki, Regional Health Officer.

           The Board of Health and the Board of Selectmen discussed the jurisdiction regarding health
           issue.
           Charles Kaniecki stated he was looking for some direction regarding the matter of Malcolm
           Brown. Selectman Dods stated with all due fairness to Malcolm Brown we should not be
           discussing this matter without inviting Mr. Brown. The Board thanked Mr. Kaniecki for his
           assistance, and referred the matter to the Board of Health.

           Charlie Kaniecki asked if the State Board of Health could use a classroom space for classes
           on soil evaluation of local health boards and engineers. They would need a room for 40 to 45
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           students for the dates of 19 , 20 , and 26 of September and 3 of October from 8:00 a.m.
           to 4:30 p.m. Selectmen Blanchard and McDougall moved and seconded to allow the use of
           the meeting room at the Town Hall on these times and dates. The Larrabee Building is an
           alternate site.
                                                                Voted and approved 4-0

Regular Business
Minutes:
       Selectmen Blanchard and Dods moved and seconded to accept the minutes of July 25, 2006 as
       written.                                           Voted and approved 3-0-1
                                                          Selectman McDougall abstained.

       Selectmen McDougall and Blanchard moved and seconded to accept the minutes of July 11,
       2006 as amended with inserting the word “use a” request for proposal.
                                                              Voted and approved 3-0-1
                                                              Selectman Batchelder abstained.




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        Selectmen McDougall and Blanchard moved and seconded to accept the minutes of August 1,
        2006 as written.                                  Voted and approved 3-0-1
                                                          Selectman Dods abstained.

Signatures:
       Selectmen Blanchard and McDougall moved and seconded to sign a Beer and Wine permit at
       Conant Park for Industrial Mechanical Insulation on August 19, 2006.
                                                               Voted and approved 4-0


Warrants:
       Selectmen McDougall and Blanchard moved and seconded to sign Warrant P07-06, dated
       August 10, 2006 for the amount of $113,376.28.                    Voted and approved 4-0

Correspondence:
       Selectman Dods read the correspondence.
            Letter from Commonwealth of Mass Land Court addressed to John H. Fitz-Gibbons RE:
              Christopher M Bowen v. SBA Towers, Inc et al, Notice of Judge and track assignment.
              Vice Chairman Batchelder tabled.
            Municipal Benchmarking LLC regarding a request for Police and Fire Collective
              Bargaining Agreements. The Board tabled this request until the next meeting.
            Letter to Tim Brennan of PVPC from Ed Cauley regarding two projects Glendale Rd
              Phase II and East St.
            DLS Alerts FY07 Payment Schedule for Cherry Sheet Programs, Selectmen Blanchard
              and Batchelder moved and seconded to send to education committee and finance.
                                                               Voted and approved 4-0
            Letter of Resignation from Ruth Bernier of secretarial in Board of Selectmen office dated
              August 8, 2006 effective August 31, 2006. Selectmen Blanchard and Dods moved and
              seconded to send a proclamation for past services for the next meeting.
                                                               Voted and approved 4-0
            Letter from MMA RE: Innovation Award Program. Selectmen Blanchard and Dods
              moved and seconded to send to all department heads.
                                                               Voted and approved 4-0
            Letter from Kopelman & Paige RE: Indemnification Hold Harmless Agreement,
              Selectmen Dods and Blanchard moved and seconded to have the Administrative
              Assistant change the language of the Hold Harmless Agreement.
                                                               Voted and approved 4-0
            Letter from Northeast Operations Boiler Inspection-work is in progress
            Commonwealth of Mass Emergency Management Agency HMGP.
            Letter from Massamont Insurance claim addressed to Peter Pitoniak regarding a claim, in
              which they advised Mr. Pitoniak his claim against Southampton was denied.
            Selectmen McDougall and Blanchard moved and seconded to nominate Ann Tryko for
              outstanding golfing citizen. Vice Chairman Batchelder stated he will email her name to
              the state.
                                                               Voted and approved 4-0
            Whalley Computer Associates RE: Southampton Fire Department Memorandum dated
              4/28/06. The board requested to write a letter requesting itemized bill from Whalley along
              with an invoice.

Old Business
       I.    Town Administrator
             Selectman Dods informed the Board that MRI will interview the board for their individual
             opinions. They will ask what are the major issues or challenges that face the town long
             term and short term, similar to the earlier meeting with the department heads. MRI is
             also in the process of gathering names for the interview panel.

        II.     Larrabee School
                No action taken at this time.

        III.    Master Plan



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               The Board met with Hank Barton regarding the SBA Towers Inc. Hank expressed the
               Planning Board’s concerns in taking it down. Nothing will happen until the appeal is
               settled.
               The Board agreed to a match with Mass Smart Growth but the invoice was never paid
               from last year.
               Hank Barton asked the Board about a part-time town planner to assist the board for
               various duties- separate from the master plan this is a position Planning Board would like
               to create with Finance Committee and Board of Selectmen’s blessing. The Board of
               Selectmen took this under advisement.

       IV.     Buchanan Circle aka Madison Ave
               Mark Girouard informed the Board this lot has a historical easement of approx 15,500
               square feet that cannot be touched. Mark suggested to the Board to get the residents
               from Buchanan Circle to form an association to purchase that parcel of land from the
               Town for back taxes so it could be used as a park. The lot show 30,800 square feet.
               (.61acres). Selectmen Dods and Blanchard moved and seconded to have the map of
               Buchanan Circle forwarded to the Zoning Board of Appeals to get a definitive written
               determination on the Building lot with the intent of making the determination on behalf of
               the interested parties.                            Voted and approved 4-0




Adjourn:
   The meeting was adjourned.




Took from Tape
Respectfully submitted,
Ruth Bernier and Regina Shea-Sullivan




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