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October 23, 1996

Board met in Regular Session 7.30 p.m. in their Meeting Room in Abbot Hall

Present (constituting a quorum):

Thomas A. McNulty, Chairman
Diane E. St. Laurent
William M. Purdin
F. Reed Cutting, Jr.
Anthony M. Sasso, Town Administrator

Motion made and seconded to approve the minutes of October 16, 1996 All in favor.

PERSONNEL. Motion made and seconded to award the contract for the Personnel Policy and Procedures Manual and Manager Training to TFS Human Resource Solutions, Inc. of Cambridge, MA who were deemed to be the most advantageous proposer responding to the Request tor Proposal issued by the Town and to authorize Chairman McNulty to sign a Notice of Award. The contract price for the services outlined in the TFS proposal dated October 10, 1996 shall not exceed $20,000 All in t'avor

DOG OFFICER. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of the Town Administrator to appear before the Finance Committee to request a transfer of $4,785.60 for salary tor the Assistant Dog Officer. All in favor.

PARKING. It was the consensus ofthe Board to have Mr. Sasso investigate the request of the Lafayette Convalescent Home to have a handicapped parking space in front of their facility.

PERlMISSION. Abbot Hall Auditorium. Motion made and seconded to approve, subject to the usual conditions, the request of Carol Noble, Director/Youth Orchestra Liason of Symphony by the Sea to use the Abbot Hall Auditorium on Saturday, December 7, 1996 between 12 noon and 5 p m. for a Holiday Concert performed by the Symphony by the Sea Youth Orchestra at 3 p m. This concert will be tree to the public. All in favor.

Sidewalk Sale. A letter was received from the Spirit of'76 Boolistore requesting permission to hold a sidewall; sale on October 26 and 27. Though the Board did not grant permission t'or this request, they did authorized Mr. Sasso on behalf of the Board to look into the possibility of authorizing that type of business in Marblehead.

MARBLEHEAD HOUSING AUTHORITY. Howard Gross, Chairman of the Marblehead Housing Authority, and Nancy Marcoux, Executive Director, appeared before the Board with an update on the progress the Housing Authority has been making. The Board of Seiectmen and the Marblehead Housing Authority are now accepting applications for a position on the Housing Authority Board. Interviews will be held no later than Thanksgiving.

SKATE 98. Robert F. Peck, Jr., Chairman of Skate 98, along with Elinor Ferguson appeared before the Board with an update on the awarding of a contract for a feasibility study for a new ice arena to serve Marblehead and surrounding communities. Both Mr. Peck and Mls. Ferguson will come back before the Board after the study is done.

PERMISSION. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Mark Forziati to place a dumpster in front of his house for a maximum of three days subject to the usual conditions: if the dumpster is 3 yards or more it must have a Fire Department permit, reflective tape must be placed on the dumpster and a certificate of insurance in the amount of $2,000,000 naming the Town of Marblehead as an additional insured must be provided. All in favor.

Spirit of '76. The Board requested Mr. Sasso to investigate the request from Harrison Direct, a subsidiary of The Coca-Cola Company, seeking permission for the use of The Spirit of'76

BOSTON GAS COMPANY. Because the newspaper had made an error in the legal notice, the public hearing originally scheduled for this evening as it relates to the request of the Boston Gas Company to install gas mains on Evans Road and Peach Highlands will be held at a later date

STORM. Chairman McNulty read letters from several department heads laudin(J their employees for the fine work done during the week-end storm which dumped 10" of rain on Marblehead. Those departments were: Water and Sewer, Police, Fire, Recreation. Parl; and Forestry. The Board also thanked Mr. Sasso for his fine work. Mr. Sasso pointed out the fine work done by the Highway Department.

Motion made and seconded that the Board go into Executive Session to consider the discipline and complaint of an individual and to comply with the provisions of Chapter 31, Section 41, 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; Mrs. St. Laurent, in favor; Mr. Purdin, in favor; and Mr Conly in favor Meeting adjouIned at 8:'5 p.m.

Patricia D. Charbonnier
Administrative Aide

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