BOARD OF SELECTMEN'S MEETING-- September 25, 1989
PRESENT: Selectwoman Barbara Maynard, Selectman Philip Ranelli,
Selectwoman Shirley Annunziata, Executive Assistant Elaine
Staplins, several interested citizens and members of the press.
The meeting was called to order at 8:07 p.m.
Upon a MOTION of Mr. Ranelli, seconded by Mrs. Annunziata, the
minutes of the Board of Selectmen's meeting of September 7, 1989 were
unanimously accepted as presented.
SCHL HSE. ROAD BRDG.
RE: Schoolhouse Road Bridge Rehabilitation: Mrs. Maynard
noted receipt of report on meeting of August 8th with town
officials, DOT officials and engineers; the state is going ahead with a new
slope design and is considering a sidewalk on the east side of the
bridge, Mrs. Maynard said. The detour for the bridge was
discused, Mrs. Atmunziata suggested the possibility of a water tank,
which the National Guard supplies, being placed north of the
bridge to help should there be a fire.
HAZ. WASTE DAY
Hazardous Waste Day was successful; reimbursement from the
state was not at the same level as previously, Mrs. Maynard reported.
EXPENSES PYE & HOGAN FIRE
A. Selectmen discussed expenses incurred as a result of the Pye
and Hogan fire. Action following discussion:
1) Mr. Ranelli MOVED and Mrs. Maynard seconded approval of
$1,233.41 appropriation for food for emergency personnel, from
Unclassified Budget. Unanimous.
2) Mrs. Annunziata MOVED and Mr. Ranelli seconded approval of
recommendation to Board of Finance for aoiation of $1,705 for Fire
Watch manpower (162 hrs. @ $11/hr. -- 20 men total), from
Contingency Budget. Unanimous.
3) Selectmen reviewed list of lost equipment; replacement expense
totals $8,424.40. Dept. Fire Chief Ed Adanti noted addition of
Scott Air Pac which was damaged; Mr. Adanti also thanked the
selectmen and civil preparedness personnel for their response and
support. Selectmen concurred that lost equipment should be
ordered/replaced immediately; an exchange account will be set up to
facilitate payment; insurance reimbursement will offset much of the
expense, Mrs. Maynard noted. Upon a NOTION of Mr. Ranelli, seconded
by Mrs. .Annunziata, appropriation of $8,424.40 for lost equipment
as unanimously approved.
Mrs. .Annunziata attended the Fire Department Recruitment Night,
noted that it was very successful and expressed pride in having
these volunteer firemen work for the town. Mrs. Maynard thanked the
Fire Department and also:thanked Mrs. Annunziata for her comments.
3-TOWN SEWER AGREE.
B. Mrs. Maynard reported that the three-town agreement for the
sewer project is being reviewed, and it is anticipated it will
be signed in the near future; pursuant to Board of
Finance approval, required meetings will be scheduled.
PROCLAM. WHT. CANE
C. Selectmen designated October 5th as White Cane Safety Day.
D. Mrs. Maynard read notification to the selectmen and Board
of Finance of $3,980.17 expense for replacement of payloader
engine from Public Works Director Ronald Baldi.
B. HILL RETIRES 12/31/89
E. Mrs. Maynard read letter from Barbara Hill, Director of
Public Health Nursing Service, stating that her official retirement
date will be 12/31/89, which selectmen acknowledged with regret.
RESIG. ROWETT PHNB
F. Upon a MOTION of Mrs. Maynard, seconded by Mr. Ranelli, it
was unanimously voted to accept the resignation of Jane Rowett
from the Public Health Nursing Board, effective 10/1/89.
THANKS MUTUAL AID DEPTS. PYE & HOGAN FIRE
G. Upon a MOTION of Mrs. Annunziata, seconded by Mr.
Ranelli, extension of a 'vote of thanks" to the mutual aid departments
who assisted in the Pye & Hogan fire was approved
unanimously. SO MOVED.... Maynard/Annunziata. Unanimous.
COMMENTS FROM SELECTMEN
Per Mrs. Maynard...
-Ingham Hill railroad bridge project: construction anticipated in
-Baldwin Bridge plans on file in Town Clerk's office; D.E.P. has
scheduled a combined Tidal/Inland Wetlands and Coastal Area
Management Public Hearing for 9/27/89 at the O.S. Sr. High School.
-replacement of treads on inside stairs in the Town Hall will cost
$1,090, from Town Hall Maintenance Budget.
MOTION: Maynard/Ranelli. . . "Move to enter executive session."
The Board entered executive sessiort at 8:55 p.m. to discuss
personnel matters related to the Zoning Department and Fire Marshal's
PRESENT: Maynard, Ranelli, Annunziata and Staplins. No action.
The Board adjourned executive session at 9:45 p.m. Selectmen's
meeting adjourned at 9:46 p.m.
Carol Suits, Secretary