The Marblehead Board of Selectmen Minutes
October 29, 2003

The Board met in Regular Session at 7:30 p.m. in its meeting room at Abbot Hall.
Present (constituting a quorum):
Jeffrey N. Shribman, Chairman
William L. Woodfin, II Judith R. Jacobi
William M. Purdin
Anthony M. Sasso, Town Administrator

MINUTES. Motion made and seconded to approve the minutes of October 22, 2003. -----All in favor.
TRIBUTE. Condolence. Motion made and seconded to send a letter of condolence to the family of Lois Stern who recently passed away. All in favor.
Motion made and seconded to send a letter of condolence to the family of James Cornell who recently passed away. All in favor.
LICENSES. Common Victualer. The Cod House to The Patriot. A public hearing was held on the application for a Common Victualer License by Andrew M. Kramer and Matthew J. O’Connor, Managers and Members of 126 Ventures, LLC, d/b/a The Patriot, to have a Common Victualer License at 126 Washington Street. Hours of operation will be 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Sunday. There were no objections. Motion made and seconded to approve this license application. All in favor.
All Alcoholic Beverage License. A public hearing was held on the application of Andrew M. Kramer and Matthew J. O’Connor, for the transfer of the Wine and Malt License with Cordials currently held by 126 Washington, Inc., d/b/a The Cod House to 126 Ventures, LLC, d/b/a The Patriot, at 126 Washington Street. Both Mr. Kramer and Mr. O’Connor have been TIPS trained. On a polled vote, the Board voted as follows: Mr. Woodfin, in favor; Mrs. Jacobi, in favor; Mr. Purdin, in favor and Mr. Shribman, in favor.
PERMISSION. Fort Sewall. Day Gotschall, Gene Jacobi, Isa Smith and Jerry Orlen from the Marblehead Forever Committee appeared before the Board requesting permission to conduct a rededication celebration June 5, 2004 at Fort Sewall. Motion made and seconded to approve the request. All in favor.
AWARD. Marblehead Forever Committee. Ms. Louise Martin Cutler, awarded the “Keep the Marblehead Spirit Alive” award for 2003.
LICENSE FEES. Motion made and seconded to approve the following license fees for the year 2004.
All Alcoholic Beverage
Clubs $900.00
Common Victualer (7-Day) 1,500.00
Common Victualer (6-Day) 1,300.00
Fraternal Organizations 700.00
Innholders 1,200.00
Package Store 1,600.00
One-Day License 50.00
All Alcoholic Wine and Malt
Common Victualer (7-Day) 750.00
Package Store 750.00
One-Day Beer and Wine 50.00
All Alcoholic Beverage
Clubs, Hotels and Innkeepers 750.00
Common Victualer (7-Day) 1,200.00
Innholder 750.00
Package Store 1,300.00
All Alcoholic Wine & Malt
Clubs, Wine & Malt 400.00
Common Victualer (7-Day) 600.00
Common Victualer (6-Day) 500.00
Inn Holder 500.00
Combination: All Alcoholic Seasonal Package
Store & Yearly Wine and Malt 1,000.00
Ammunition 10.00
Auctioneer 50.00
Automatic Amusement Device 100.00
Automobiles: Class I 100.00
Class II 100.00
Class III 100.00
Bowling Alley 50.00
Common Victualer (No Alcohol) 40.00
Common Victualer, Innholder 40.00
Entertainment 50.00
Gasoline 30.00
Certificate of Registration 15.00
Junk 100.00
Lodging House 50.00
Second Hand Dealer 50.00
Shellfish and Sea Worms:
Resident 10.00
Senior Citizen – Resident 5.00
Non-Residents (All) 25.00
Theatre 200.00
All in favor. These fees are the same as those for 2003.
PERMISSION. Sandwich Boards. Letter from Beth Delforge, Arts Curriculum Director K-12 of Marblehead Public Schools, requesting permission to place sandwich boards to promote the high school students performance of “Grease” during the period of December 12 through December 14 in the high school auditorium. Motion made and seconded to approve the placement of sandwich boards from December 8 through 14 at the following locations: Chamber of Commerce Booth, Tent’s Corner and Frederick W. Bailey Square. All in favor.
PERMISSION. Christmas Wreaths. Letter from Rebecca Ellis of the Garden Collection requesting permission on behalf of the Downtown Merchants to place wreathes on lampposts in preparation for the 2003 Christmas Walk. Motion made and seconded to approve the placement of wreathes. All in favor.
PERMISSION. Road Race. Letter from Jeanne Smith, Health and Wellness Director of the Marblehead Swampscott YMCA requesting permission to hold their 25th Annual “Ring Around the Neck” 5 mile road race on Sunday, April 25, 2004. Family races (pending Rec. and Park approval) will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Seaside Park and the “Ring Around the Neck” race will begin at 2:00 p.m. Motion made and seconded to approve subject to Police and Fire Department approvals and that no permanent markings be made on the streets of the Town. All in favor.
PERMISSION. One-Day Liquor License. Letter from Robert Clayman, Temple Emanu-El, requesting permission for a one-day liquor license for a Temple sponsored social event on November 8, 2003 in the Temple’s social hall. Motion made and seconded. All in favor.
PERMISSION. Use of Spirit of ’76 Painting. Letter from Ellen Minihan, Superintendent of Marblehead Public Schools, requesting permission to use the painting in an upcoming presentation about the future of Marblehead Public Schools. Motion made and seconded to approve the use of the painting. All in favor.
PROCLAMATION. Motion made and seconded to proclaim November 14 through 16 “Marblehead/St. Lambert Youth Hockey Weekend”. All in favor.
COUNCIL ON AGING. Photo I.D. Program. Letter from Patricia Roberts, Director, regarding Triad Council’s free photo identification program (funded by Rotary Club of Marblehead Harbor) in conjunction with the annual flu clinic for Marblehead senior citizens on November 13 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Senior Center. Ms. Roberts also extended an invitation to the public to kick-off the new Triad Council to consist of the Essex County Sheriff, Essex County District Attorney, the Marblehead Police Department, Council on Aging and senior citizens at 9:00 a.m. on November 13.
HEALTH SCREENING DAY. Letter from Jodi Vigneron, Development Coordinator of VNACare Network, Inc., announcing a Free (due to the generosity of the Marblehead Female Human Society) Health Screening Day at the Marblehead Community Center on October 29. Motion made and seconded to send a letter of appreciation to the Marblehead Female Humanity Society. All in favor.
TRAFFIC AND SAFETY. Pond Street. Letter from Police Department with a report on a seven day traffic study using the Nu-Metrics Roadway Traffic computer and radar units on Pond Street between Green Street and Cowell Street.
ANTI-DEFAMATION LEAGUE. No Place for Hate. Letter from Jill Byrne, Coordinator for Community Outreach and Education of the New England Region with materials for and an invitation to prepare for next year’s activities.
FINANCE DEPARTMENT. Revenue Dept. Real Estate Taxes. Letter from Patricia Kelly Murray, Treasurer/Collector with a reminder to taxpayers that the second quarter Real Estate tax payment is due in the Collector’s Office by Monday, November 3 (postmarks are not accepted) and that taxpayers who did not receive two sets of real estate bills in June should call the Revenue Office at 781 631 1033.
APPOINTMENTS. Shellfish Constables. Clamming Season and Areas. Letter from Thomas A. McNulty, Town Clerk regarding the need for the appointment of a Chief Shellfish Constable for a three year term, that all Shellfish Constables shall be appointed to three year terms, and that the clamming season shall begin on November 1 in the areas of Devereux, Tuckers and Goldthwait Beaches. The area being from the end of the causeway at Marblehead Neck to a line seaward from Gallison Avenue. Motion made and seconded to appoint Wayne Attridge, Director of Public Health, as Chief Shellfish Constable. All in favor.
TRAFFIC AND SAFETY. Auburndale Road. Letter from Donna Piccinni, 65 Auburndale Road, requesting installation stop signs at Sharon and Brown Streets. Request deferred pending review by Anthony M. Sasso, Town Administrator and Lt. Dave Millett, Police Department.
REQUEST FOR HEARING. Letter from Lance I. Layne, Esq., attorney for Alwin Alkonis, 137 Pleasant Street, requesting a hearing before the Board concerning use of the premises known as 6 Anderson Street by James Spina, d/b/a Auto Werks. Anthony M. Sasso, Town Administrator to contact Mr. Layne to discuss scheduling a hearing on November 19.
RETIREMENT BOARD. Town and Housing Authority. Letter from Matthew P. Barrett, with a copy of the Retirement Board’s annual 2004 budget for the Board’s review.
HISTORICAL COMMISSION. Internet Access Fees. Joyce L. Booth, Commission Member, appeared before the Board to request that the Commission’s internet access fee be waived. Request tabled.
FINANCE COMMITTEE. Interviews. Motion made and seconded to defer a vote on the appointments until a full Board will be in attendance. All in favor.
ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS. Interviews for Alternate Positions. Motion made and seconded to set November 12 as an interview date.
DEFIBRILLATOR PROJECT. Golf Day at Tedesco. October 27 Golf Day postponed to November 3. 9:30 a.m. registration. 10:30 a.m. start time.
Motion made and seconded to adjourn at 8:45 p.m. All in favor.

Ursula M. Kretschman
Administrative Aide

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