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									                        Town of Wellfleet - Board of Selectmen
                                        Wellfleet Public Library
                                          February 12, 2008
                                       Regular Meeting - Minutes

  The meeting was called to order at 7:00 p.m. by Chairwoman Jacqui Beebe. Selectmen present
  included Michael May, Ira Wood and Dale Donovan. Selectmen Jerry Houk was absent. Town
  Administrator Paul Sieloff also attended.

 I. Public Hearing
   A. Amend Shellfish Regulations
   (Requested by Shellfish Advisory Committee to postpone till further notice)
   B. New Annual Wine & Malt On Premise License
      Wellfleet Town Pizza, Inc., Briton Luhmann mgr, d.b.a. Wellfleet Town Pizza, 55
      Commercial Street.
       Postponed till February 26, 2008 meeting due to conflicting information on forms.

II. Open Session & Announcements
       Ira Wood mentioned an article in the Cape Cod Times regarding regionalization. He would
        like it as a topic on an agenda to initiate the thought process. Dale Donovan felt that the
        article lacked in possible solutions geared towards towns on the Cape. Jacqui suggested
        looking at resources from town to town for cost savings.
     Dale Donovan read a letter written by the CCNS Superintendent George Price regarding a
        house built within the National Seashore outside of the allowed building scale, as well as a
        letter from the Bound Brook Homeowners Association. Dale Donovan would like to forward
        the topic to Legal Counsel and Cape Cod Commission for review. Atty. Ben Zehnder
        spoke on behalf of the property owner, against referring the project to the Cape Cod
        Commission without notifying the property owner. Dennis O’Connell, chair of the Planning
        Board spoke about not limiting enforcement options.
  Jacqui Beebe recluses herself.
  MOTION 08-0016: To move that the Board of Selectmen vote to ask Town Counsel what the town’s
  responsibility and rights in enforcement within the guidelines of the National Seashore, to incorporate
  with assistance from the Planning Board a by-law prohibiting such large scale projects being built
  within the guidelines of the National Seashore and submit the plans for review to the Cape Cod
  Commission.
  Motion by: Dale Donovan                  Seconded by: Michael May.              Yea 3     Nay 0
       Dennis O’Connell made an announcement about a guest speaker for the Friends of the
           Wellfleet Library.
       Dan Silverman notified the board that Bufftree is on site and ready to break ground.
           Official ground breaking will take place on Thursday March 6th. Dale Donovan suggested
           placing credit & thanks to the taxpayers on posted signage on site.

III. New Business
   A. Appointments
             Thomas J. Powers, Jr. - Special Police Officer
             Ned Hitchcock II – Wastewater Planning Committee
             LeRoy Spaniol – Local Housing Partnership
             Martha Carroll – Cultural Council
             Rebecca Taylor – Shellfish Advisory Committee
  MOTION 08-0017: To move that the Board of Selectmen vote to approve the appointments.
  Motion by: Ira Wood       Seconded by: Michael May.              Yea 4     Nay 0

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 B. Elaine LaChapelle representing Wellfleet Housing Authority, requesting transfer of:
          Lots 110, 111, 143 & 145 on Map 16 for the purpose of developing affordable housing
MOTION 08-0018: To move that the Board of Selectmen vote to move forward with the process to
transfer above properties to the Housing Authority for Affordable Housing.
Motion by: Ira Wood              Seconded by: Dale Donovan.           Yea 4 Nay 0

          Portion of land & building on Lot 2.1 on Map 13 for the purpose of developing affordable
           housing.
MOTION 08-0019: To move that the Board of Selectmen vote to investigate the process to transfer
above property to the Housing Authority for Affordable Housing.
Motion by: Dale Donovan               Seconded by: Michael May.            Yea 4     Nay 0

  C. Suzanne Thomas – Flex Bus Support
Ms. Thomas notified the board the town’s financial obligation will continue. She is asking the
Board if it’s their wish to continue support of the Flex Bus with a reduction of services. Jacqui
Beebe feels that $50,000 contribution from each town for public transportation is not
unreachable and would like to vote in favor of supporting the continuation of the Flex Bus.
MOTION 08-0020: To move that the Board of Selectmen vote to support the continuation of financial
services of the Flex Bus.
Motion by: Jacqui Beebe                 Seconded by: Dale Donovan.            Yea 4     Nay 0

  D. Approval of Small Cities Grant Flyer to be placed in Spring Tax bills
MOTION 08-0021: To move that the Board of Selectmen vote to approve the Small Cities Grant Flyer
to be placed in the Spring Tax Bills.
Motion by: Dale Donovan               Seconded by: Michael May.            Yea 4    Nay 0

  E. Ted Malone representing Housing Resources – Gull Pond Road Housing
Mr. Malone notified the board that he is following a procedure where the board has to be made
aware of a project and has 30 days to respond to an application for 5 units of Affordable
Housing.
  F. Computerization Report from Finance Committee
Pat Foley presented Computerization Policy drafted by the Finance Committee. Jacqui Beebe
thought the policy was very well written and easy to read. The board would like to send it to the
Department Heads for comments and then bring it back at the February 26th meeting.

Jacqui Beebe and Ira Wood disclosed that Mac Hay is their landlord.
 G. Business License Renewals
          General Business License – Flea Market
          Weekday Entertainment – The Juice, Wellfleet Cinemas, Wellfleet Drive In/Flea Market, Sam
           Cooks, Winslow’s Tavern, The Wicked Oyster, Sweet Season’s, Lighthouse Restaurant
          Sunday Entertainment – Wellfleet Drive In/Flea Market, Sam Cooks, The Wicked Oyster,
           Sweet Season’s
          Common Victualer – Mac’s Shack, Mac’s Seafood Takeout, The Juice, A Nice Cream Stop,
           Wellfleet Cinemas, Wellfleet Drive In/Flea Market, Blue Willow Fine Foods, Wellfleet
           Miniature Golf, Dairy Bar & Grill, Sam Cooks, Maurice’s Campground, Hatch’s Fish Market,
           South Wellfleet General Store, Winslow’s Tavern, The Wicked Oyster, Sweet Season’s, PJ’s
           Family Restaurant, The Lighthouse Restaurant, The Box Lunch, The Best of the Wurst
          Class IV – Wellfleet Village Mobil
MOTION 08-0022: To move that the Board of Selectmen vote to approve Flea Market & Wellfleet
Cinemas.
Motion by: Ira Wood       Seconded by: Dale Donovan.             Yea 4    Nay 0

MOTION 08-0023: To move that the Board of Selectmen vote approve all other licenses.
Motion by: Ira Wood       Seconded by: Michael May.              Yea 4      Nay 0
   F. Annual Town Meeting, April 28, 2008

IV. Old Business
    A. Wellfleet Fire Station Construction Change Orders – Proposed Motion would authorize Fire
       Chief and Project Manager to authorize change orders of up to $10,000 per change order,
       and a total of $100,000 in total change orders. Once $100,000 amount is reached the Fire
       Chief and Project Manager would have to request and receive additional authority from the
       Select Board at a public Selectmen meeting.
  MOTION 08-0024: To move that the Board of Selectmen vote to authorize Fire Chief and Project
  Manager to authorize change orders of up to $10,000 per change order and a total of $100,000 in total
  change orders. Once $100,000 amount is reached the Fire Chief and Project Manager would have to
  request and receive additional authority from the Board of Selectmen at a public Board of Selectmen
  meeting.
  Motion by: Ira Wood             Seconded by: Michael May.              Yea 4     Nay 0

     B. Kevin McHugh representing Environmental Partners regarding Uncle Tim’s Bridge Update
  Paul Gabriel representing Environmental Partners. Robert B. Our Co. was the lowest bidder for
  the Uncle Tim’s Bridge restoration. Paul Sieloff notified the board that main issue financially is
  how many pilings are to be replaced. Paul Gabriel stated that the town came to agreement a
  year ago that it made the best logic and longer lasting to replace all pilings rather than only the
  center 8 pieces in the worst condition. The project is short $187,000. Paul Sieloff suggested
  fund raising; going back to the CPC; grant money; Town Meeting. Jacqui Beebe feels it’s
  appropriate to go before Town Meeting for authorization to borrow the additional costs. Rex
  Peterson is looking into grant funding however can not apply for conservation/recreation grants
  till October. Michael May would like to know who owns the Railroad bridge & land underneath?
  Also, could the Selectmen place a CPA article on the Warrant without approval of the CPC.
  MOTION 08-0025: To move that the Board of Selectmen vote to place an article on the Annual Town
  meeting for authorization to borrow additional money for restoration of Uncle Tim’s Bridge.
  Motion by: Ira Wood             Seconded by: Michael May.              Yea 4    Nay 0

    C. FY2009 Budget
  Capital Budget would be reviewed at the February 26th meeting. Finance Committee would be
  invited to attend. Paul Sieloff presented a 2nd round of adjustments/cuts within the FY09 budget.
  Paul suggested to cut back funding within the Fire department overtime, FD computerization
  budget, PD overtime, and DPW projects.
    D. Town Administrator Goals – see memo from Chairwoman Jacqui Beebe, dated 1/11/08.
  Paul feels very enthusiastic in fulfilling the suggested goals.
  MOTION 08-0026: To move that the Board of Selectmen vote to accept the potential goals/tasks for
  the Town Administrator.
  Motion by: Dale Donovan                  Seconded by: Ira Wood.             Yea 4     Nay 0

V. Correspondence
  Mr. Wood reviewed the correspondence report dated 1/22 – 2/8.

VI. Minutes
     1. January 22, 2008
  MOTION 08-0027: To move that the Board of Selectmen vote to accept the January 22, 2008.
  Motion by: Dale Donovan           Seconded by: Ira Wood.                  Yea 4     Nay 0
      2. January 29, 2008
  MOTION 08-0028: To move that the Board of Selectmen vote to accept the revised minutes of January
  29, 2008.
  Motion by: Ira Wood       Seconded by: Dale Donovan.              Yea 4      Nay 0
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VII. Future Meetings/Agendas
        1st meeting in May – Inter-municipal relations.
        DPW Snow Plowing Procedures – investigate charging private roads a betterment fee?
  MOTION 08-0029: To move that the Board of Selectmen enter executive session and not to reconvene
  in open session for union negotiations matters.
  Motion by: Dale Donovan.               Seconded by: Michael May.          Yea 4 Nay 0
  Roll call (May, Beebe, Donovan and Wood – yea)


  The regular meeting adjourned at 9:00 p.m.
                                                             Respectfully submitted,


                                                             Elizabeth G. Hartsgrove
                                                             Executive Assistant

                                                                                   ______
  Jacqueline Beebe, Chair          Michael May                          Ira Wood


  Dale Donovan                     Jerry Houk

								
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