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February28, 1996

Board met in Regular Session 7:30 p.m. in their Meeting Room in Abbot Hall

Present (constituting a quorum):

William E. Conly, Chairman pro tem
Robert F. Peck, Jr.
William M. Purdin
Diane E. St. Laurent

Anthony M. Sasso, Town Adminstrator

Motion made and seconded to appoint William E. Conly, Chairman pro tem. All in favor.

MINUTES - Selectman Peck requested a change in last week's minutes as it relates to parking on Bessom Street. The minutes noted Mr. Conly was against lifting the ban for sixty days. The minutes should note that Mr. McNulty was also against lifing the ban.

DOG OFFICER. Linda Fisk. After a discussion relative to dog feces bemg left in the public parks in Town, it was recommended that Ms. Fisk work with Town Administrator Sasso to come up with some kind of intensive patrolling to eliminate this problem and prepare a report for Mr. Sasso for review by the Board in two weeks. Ms. Fisk wants citizens to be encouraged to call the Dog Officer when they see a violation of this law with the name of the owner of the dog, the time, date and place of the occurrence. This information can be left on the Dog Officer's answering machine and a citation will be issued to the violator. The informant must leave their name with the Dog Officer, but it will not appear on the citation.

LICENSE. All Alcoholic. Rosalie's Restaurant. Attorney Plavnick appeared before the Board representing Rosalie Harrington. After a discussion as it relates to the process of selling Rosalie's Restaurant under the guidelines of the Bankruptcy Court, it was moved and seconded to continue the hearing to May 29, 1996, at 7:35 p.m. All in favor.

ASSISTANT WIRE INSPECTOR. Martin Dennis. Chairman Conly noted the passing of Assistant Wire Inspector Martin Dennis, an employee ofthe Town of Marblehead for sixteen years. Motion was made and seconded to send a letter of condolence to Mr. Dennis' widow with a statement of appreciation for his years of dedicated service to the Town of Marblehead. All in favor.

POLICE DEPARTMENT. Chief Palmer, Lt. King. Chief Palmer, along with Lt. King, appeared before the Board to discuss the By-Law passed at the Town Meeting of May 1, 1995. This is the By-Law that imposes penalties on parents when their minor children are involved with alcohol. Chief Palmer has issued a Policy and Procedure memo to all Police personnel. Motion made and seconded that the policy ofthe Chiefbe amended to call for immediate first offense enforcement of all violations brought to the attention of the Police Department. All in favor. Motion made and seconded that this policy take effect upon the effective date ofthe By-Law. All in favor. Linda Hodgkinson spoke in favor of the enforcement of this By-Law. Michael Greenberg, the author of the By-Law, presented his feelings as it relates to the enforcement of this By-Law.

CONSERVATION COMMISSION. William Walsh-Rogalski. Motion made and seconded that having been advised ofthe nature and circumstances of particular matters in which William Walsh-Rogalski may participate as a member ofthe Conservation Commission and of his wife's potential financial interest in such particular matters, it is determined by vote ofthe Board of Selectmen that this interest is not so substantial as to be deemed likely to affect the integrity of the services which the Town may expect from William Walsh-Rogalski. All in favor.

COUNCIL ON AGING. Letter read from Clifford H. Brown, Sr. applying for an open slot on the Council on Aging. There is one opening on the Council and all interested parties should submit their application in writing to the Offlce of the Board of Selectmen.

WATER AND SEWER DEPARTMENT. Letter received from Dana Snow of the Water & Sewer Department requesting the Board of Selectmen send a letter to I.S.O. Commercial Risk Services requesting a review of our fire rating for the commercial insurance for the fire rate in the Town. A favorable review would improve the commercial fire insurance rates in the Town. Moved and seconded to submit such a letter. All in favor.

Motion made and seconded that the Board 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. Purdin in favor, Mrs. St. Laurent, in favor; Mr. Peck. in favor; and Mr. Conly, in favor.

Meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Patricia D. Charbonnier
Administrative Aide

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