Board met in Regular Session 7.30 p.m. in their Meeting Room in Abbot
PERMISSION. Sign. William Yuhas, Architect, appeared on behalf of Jacques Brossard, Epicerie Fine, seeking permission to place a sign overhanging the public way at 60B Atlantic Avenue. This sign awning has been approved by the Building Inspector and Certificate of Insurance naming the Town of Marblehead was provided by Diane Brossard. Motion made and second to approve the request. All in favor.
SIGNS. Mr. Benjamin Woodfin wrote a letter to the Board of Selectmen suggesting new signage in the Lead Mills area to indicate that this area was the largest Native American winter settlement north of Saugus. Mr. Conly also suggested the Town resurrect the large sign that used to be at the corner of East Orchard and Ocean Avenue marking the largest Native American burial ground for the Naumkeags and Nanepashemets. It is understood that sign is in our archives. Motion made to appoint Mr. Woodfin and Mr. Thomas Hamond of Recreation and Park Department as a Committee of Two to look into these matters and come back to the Board with exactly what kind of sign and wordage should be posted at the Lead Mills as well as the progress in resurrecting the sign at East Orchard and Ocean Avenue and cleaning up the sign at Fort Sewall. All in favor.
CONTRACTS. Motion made and seconded to award the contract for a one-ton 4x4 dump truck with plow to the lowest responsible, responsive bidder, General GMC, Inc. of Methuen, Massachusetts, for $30,597 subject to appropriation contingent upon the satisfactory execution of a contract and submission of the required bonds and insurance. All in favor. Motion made and seconded to award the contract for a one 33,000 GVW Dump Truck with Plow and Sander to the lowest responsible, responsive bidder, to Minuteman Ford Truck Sales. Inc. of Walpole, Massachusetts, for $55,758 subject to appropriation and contingent upon satisfactory contract and submission of the required bonds and insurance. All in favor.
HARBORS AND WATERS. Contract. Motion made and seconded to approve the contract between Bourne Engineering of Franklin, MA and the Town of Marblehead for Marine Engineering Design Services (phase 11 and III) for Tucker's Wharf All in favor. Motion made and seconded to authorize the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen to sign the contract and initial the change on page 5 of said contract. All in favor.
LICENSE. All Alcoholic Beverage. Rosalie's Restaurant. Cancellation Hearing. This portion ofthe meeting is on audio tape and available in the Selectmen's Office. Motion made and seconded to continue this hearing to Wednesday, January 15, 1997 at 3 p m. On a polled vote, the Board voted as follows: Mr. Cutting, in favor; Mr. Purdin, in favor; Mrs. St. Laurent, in favor; Mr. Conly, in favor; and Mr. McNulty, in favor.
RECREATION AND PARK/COA BUILDING. Drainage. Mr. Conly thanked the contractors who called him with some alternative suggestions to the detention basin at this building. He commented on this as a positive example of the great spirit of volunteerism that exists in the Town. The suggestions have been forwarded to Rebecca Curran, Town Planner.
ROTARY CLUB OF MARBLEHEAD. Letter read from Harry Christensen, Auction Chairman of the Marblehead Rotary Club commending MHTV-3 for enabling the Rotary Club to have such a successful auction. The Club sought permission to present an award to Continental Cablevision at a Selectmen's meeting in February. Motion made and seconded to support such a request. All in favor.
PERMISSION. Road Race. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Roger Perham to hold the I5K Great Stew Chase through portions of Marblehead on Saturday, February 1, 1997 with a rain date of Saturday, February 8, 1997 subject to Police Department approval This race will start at 10 a.m. from Christ Church United Methodist in Lynn and is excpected to enter Marblehead at approximately 10:20 a.m. and leave at 11.20 am. All in favor.
MINUTES. Motion made and seconded to approve the minutes of December I8. 1996. All in favor.
LICENSES. Amusement Devices. Motion made and seconded to approve the following Amusement Device Licenses:
Recreation and Park: Commission - Five Machines
Sail Loft, Inc. - I Juke Box Machine
All in favor.
The Selectmen requested Town Administrator Sasso to investigate the remaining applications for amusement device machines.
FINANCE DIRECTOR. George "Bart" Snow, Finance Director, presented his fiscal forecast of 1998.
The Selectmen noted the passing of Muriel Orne, wife of Donald "Bud" Orne. The Board extends their sympathy to her family.
Motion made and seconded to go into Executive Session to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining, votes may be taken, and if they are, votes will be released at a time deemed appropriate by Counsel, not to resume in open session. On a polled vote, the Board voted as follows: Mr. Cutting, in favor; Mr. Purdin, in favor; Mrs. St. Laurent, in favor, Mr. Conly, in favor; and Mr. McNulty, in favor.
Meeting adjourned at 9 p.m.
Patricia D. Charbonnier