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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, 1996.

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 to attend.

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 631-0000.

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 favor.

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 Auditorium

Motion made and seconded to adjourn at 8:27 p.m.

Patricia D. Charbonnier
Administrative Aide

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