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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
November 13, 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
William E Conly
Diane E St. Laurent
William M. Purdin
F. Reed Cutting, Jr.
Anthony M. Sasso, Town Administrator
MINUTES. Motion made and seconded to approve the Minutes of November 6,
POLICE DEPARTMENT. Motion made and seconded to appoint William F. McLaughlin
and Thomas Murray Special Police Officers for the ensuing year. All in favor.
TRAFFIC & SAFETY. At this time, Mr. Sherman Eidelman and Mr. Paul
Beloff of the Traffic and Safety Advisory Committee joined the meeting.
Chairman McNulty acknowledged the twenty years of service Sherman Eidelman,
Chairman of the Traffic & Safety Advisory Committee, has donated to
the Town. He was appointed to this Committee on September 15, 1976 .The
Board thanked Mr. Eidelman for his many years of diligent service.
PUBLIC HEARING. Middle and South Streets. There was a site review last
Sunday by the members of the Board and the neighbors as it relates to the
proposal to make Middle and South Streets one way. Fire Chief Charles Maurais
proposed a list of parking changes to the area which would eliminate the
need f'or one way traffic. These proposals are: 1. Eliminate one parking
space in front of the Oko's Building on Middle Street. 2. Eliminate one
parking space each side of Middle Street on the southerly end (South Street
end). 3. Eliminate one parking space each side of Middle Street on the northerly
end (Washington Square end). 4. No parking on the northerly side of Middle
Street where two driveways and fire hydrant are located. This area should
be painted on the street. 5. Check on parking restriction in front of 32
South Street. 6. Radar enforcement. 7. Change No Parking sign on pole on
South Street at Waldron Street. 8. Check street lighting on Middle Street
and intersection of South and Middle Street at the southerly end. 9. No
parking at Middle Street and South Street at the northerly end. The Committee
will look at parking restriction in front of 32 South Street. Motion made
and seconded to take no action on the advertised hearing for one way streets.
All in favor. Motion made and seconded to authorize the Chairman, Mr. Sasso,
and the Surveyor of Highways to meet with the Town Engineer to look at the
area and post it for a thirty-day trial period. All in favor. Motion made
and seconded to have Mr. McNulty and Mr. Sasso meet with Mr. Jolley of the
Light Department to discuss lighting in the area. All in favor. Motion made
and seconded to direct the Police Department to make occasional checks on
speed on Middle and South Street, and report back to the Board in three
weeks. All in favor.
Hawkes Street, Prospect Street, Barnard Street, Commercial Street, Central
Street. No action taken on the request to lift the two hour parking limits
at these locations.
Handicapped Parking. Motion made and seconded to refer to Mr. Sasso
for his review the reguest for handicapped parking at 20 Mechanic Street.
All in favor. Mr. Eidelman will also check the regulation on handicapped
parking on Essex Street and at the Front Street turnaround
Prince Street. In response to a letter from Aileen Dodge of 12 Prince
Street, motion was made and seconded to put a Slow Children sign in front
of her house. All in favor.
Intersection of Harbor and Ocean Avenue. In response to a letter from
Carol Adams to assist in beautifying the island at this intersection on
the Neck, motion was made and seconded to designate Mr. Eidelman as the
individual to work with Mr. McLaughlin to make the determinations for the
placement of signs at this intersection. All in favor. Mr. Eidelman was
also asked to check out the area around Nashua Street for pedestrian safety.
Gregory Street/Waldron Street. No action was taken on the request of
Mr. Bragdon of 30 Waldron Street to place Stop Sign on Gregory Street at
Waldron Street. Recommendation by the Traffic & Safety Advisory Committee
is that the sign stay on Waldron Street.
ST. MICHAEL'S FAIR. Betsy Wormser of 24 High Street appeared before
the Board to announce Saint Michael's Holiday Gourmet Fare and Boutique,
including a silent auction, will take place on Saturday, November 16, with
a Preview Party on Friday evening, November 1 5. All Selectmen were invited
ABBOT HALL. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Joan
Stomatuck of the Jullior Aid Society requesting permission to use the Abbot
Hall Auditorium for a f'undraiser on Saturday, February 8, 1997 (snow date
Sunday, February 9) for a children's Valentine's Day Concert to be held
from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., waiving the $100 fee, but subject to the rest
of the usual regulations. All in favor.
Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Marion Gosling of
the Historical Commission to open Abbot Hall and the Gift Shop during Christmas
Walk hours. All in favor.
LICENSE. One-day All Alcoholic. One-day Entertainment. Motion made and
seconded to approve the request of the Dolphin Yacht Club for a one-day
all alcoholic beverage license and a one-day entertainment license for Saturday,
December 7, 1996. The entertainment will consist of live and recorded music
and amplification will be limited to reasonable audio levels. These licenses
are for a Holiday Party which will take place at the club between 6:00 p.m.
and 11:55p m All in favor.
SKATEBOARD PARK. Selectman St. Laurent notified the Board and the Public
of the completion of Phase I and grand opening of the in-line skating/skateboard
park on Saturday, November l6 at 10:00 a.m. All members of the Board were
invited to attend.
MARBLEHEAD HOUSING AUTHORITY. PLANNING BOARD. Chairman McNulty announced
there is an opening on the Marblehead Housing Authority as well as the Planning
Board. All interested applicants should contact the Selectmen's Office at
PERMISSION. Abbot Hall Bells. Motion made and seconded to approve the
request of Rochelle Bartlett, Secretary of Marblehead AIDS Awareness, to
ring the bells of Abbot Hall sixteen times at 2:45 p.m. on World Aids Day,
December 1, 1996. This is the sixteenth year of the Aids epidemic. All in
MARBLEHEAD HISTORIC COMMISSION. Chairman McNulty acknowledged the gift
from Robert Russell of the autograph of Captain Robinson of the U. S. S.
Marblehead dated June 14, 1942. Mr. Russell acquired this autograph from
Captain Robinson in 1942
PARKING. Motion made and seconded to have Mr. Sasso investigate the
complaint of Karen Martin as it relates to parking tickets issued for cars
that are parked half on the sidewalk and half on the street. All in favor.
AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT COORDINATOR. Motion made and secondcd to rescind
the vote of May 15, 1996 where Alan Hezekiah was appointed ADA Coordinator
All in f'avor. Motion made and seconded to appoint Patricia Charbonnier
ADA Coordinator. All in favor.
SPECIAL TOWN MEETING. Chairman McNulty reminded the citizens of Spccial
Town Meeting on Monday, November 18, 1996 at 7:45 p.m. in the High School
Motion made and seconded to adjourn at 8:27 p.m.
Patricia D. Charbonnier
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