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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
March 26, 1997
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 March 5, 1997 and March 19, l997. All in favor.
PERMISSION. Motion made and seconded to reaffirm the Selectmen's authorization for Chairman McNulty to grant permission for Aspen Roofing Services, Inc. of Middleton, MA to place a dumpster at l2 Washington Square during the week of March 14, 1997. All in favor.
LICENSE. Seasonal Club.
Eastern Yacht Club. Motion made and seconded to approve the renewal application of the Eastern Yacht Club for their Seasonal Club All Alcoholic Beverage License. All in favor.
Dolphin Yacht Club. Motion made and seconded to approve the renewal application of the Dolphin Yacht Club for their Seasonal Club Wine and Malt License. All in favor.
TRAFFIC & SAFETY. Motion made and seconded to make permanent the parking regulations adopted on a 30-day trial basis at the Selectmen's meetings of February l2, 1997 and February 19, 1997. All in favor.
LICENSE. Common Victualler. Customer Catering d/b/a Java Sum Steve Kennedy of Nine Madison Avenue in Danvers appeared before the Board requesting a Common Victualler License to operate a coffee service and roasting business at 35 Atlantic Avenue. David and Mary Shea of l l Barnard Street and Anthony Shea of 8 Barnard Street spoke in opposition, citing the offensive odor of the coffee roasting. A decision of the Zoning Board of Appeals dated April l6, 1997 added four conditions to the permit, one of which is that for the first thirty days of operation, the coffee roaster could be in use up to four hours per day. Thereafter, the maximum time for operation of the roaster was two hours per day. Motion made and seconded to table this request until further explanation of the ZBA decision and receive information from the Health lnspector and the Building Inspector. All in favor.
LICENSE. Fish Trap. Douglas Heath of Two Millets Lane, Manchester, MA appeared before the Board requesting permission to place a fish trap running southwest by west Cat Island, Latitude 42 degrees, 30 minutes, 33 seconds; Longitude 70 degrees, 48 minutes, 48 seconds. There were no objections. Motion made and seconded to approve this request. All in favor.
LICENSE. Flammable Liquid Storage License. Bruce Woodfin appeared before the Board seeking approval to transfer the Flammable Liquid Storage License from Marblehead Trading Company to Marblehead Marine. Inc., d~b/a The Forepeak to store 4,000 gallons of diesel fuel in underground tanks. Owner of the land is Marblehead Boatyard. Motion made and seconded for approval of this request. All in favor.
TRAFFIC & SAFETY. Susan Fischer, Chairman of the Eastern Yacht Club House Committee appeared before the Board to request temporary speed bumps and the placement of two crosswalks on Foster Street. Speed bumps are not legal, and therefore they were not granted. The request for the crosswalks was to have one run between Eastern Clubhouse entrance and the Eastern pier, and the second crosswalk between the Pleon Clubhouse / pier entrance and the boat storage area. Motion made and seconded to approve the request for crosswalks. All in favor. Mr. Conly asked Mr. Sasso to have the Highway Department check out and pave where necessary on Foster Street in the vicinity of the Eastern Yacht Club as well as up the hill on Bubier Road.
TOWN PLANNER. Town Planner Rebecca Curran appeared before the Board with information on the North Shore Home Consortium, a program which would assist Marblehead residents with financial assistance as it relates to housing. Motion made and seconded to authorize the Chairman to sign the Memorandum of Agreement for the North Shore Home Consortium subject to review by Town Counsel. All in favor.
POLICE DEPARTMENT. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Chief John B Palmer to put Officer Richard A. Winship on medical leave for a period of up to six months. All in favor.
BOARD OF HEALTH. Motion made and seconded to accept a Municipal Recycling Grant award from the Department of Environmental Protection for one curbside recycling truck ($71,270 value) and authorize the Chairman to sign the contract with the Commonwealth on behalf of the Town. All in favor.
ENGINEER. Motion made and seconded to award the contract for the Town Drainage System Survey Project to the most responsible and responsive bidder, Camp Dresser & McKee, Inc. of Cambridge, Massachusetts in an amount not to exceed $253,695 and to authorize the Chairman to sign a notice of award on behalf of the Town and a contract subject to negotiation and the approval of Town Counsel. All in favor.
POLICE DEPARTMENT. Motion made and seconded to offer the following candidates conditional offers of employment for the Marblehead Police Department- Gary Gaynor, Chris Gallo and Scott Murray subject to Civil Service and Town standards. All in favor.
TRAFFIC & SAFETY. Letter read from Arma Kimber of Five Trager Road citing her concern with speeding on Trager Road. Motion made and seconded to forward her letter to Traffic and Safety for their comments. All in favor.
CONTINENTAL CABLEVISION. Letter read from Jane M. Lyman of Continental Cablevision informing the Board of thier completion of upgrading the cable television system in Marblehead and citing new features and cable television services currently scheduled to be coming to Marblehead on April 23. Additional brand new services will be offered beginning May 1.
RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT. Letter received from the Mayor of Newton citing a program for beautification of the Town through the purchase of spring bulbs. Motion made and seconded that the information be forwarded to the Recreation and Park Department asking them to report back to the Board with their comments. All in favor.
DRAINS. Motion made and seconded to forward a letter from Richard E. Winter of Peach Highlands to Town Engineer Doug Saal, asking him to report back to the board with his comments. All in favor.
STREET NAMES. Motion made and seconded to name the road off Beacon Street Mill Pond. All in favor.
U. S. S. CONSTITUTION. Selectman Cutting reported that David Cashman, former Commander of the U. S. S. Constitution will address eight classes at the Middle School on the U. S. S. Constitution on Friday April l l from 9 to l0 a.m. All are invited to attend.
TOWN SEAL. Rose McCarthy appeared before the Board to request permission to use the Town Seal on two more quilts to be made for charitable purposes. Motion made and seconded to grant approval for her to use no more than a total of three seals for three quilts, all to be sold for charitable purposes. All in favor.
Motion made and seconded to 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. Cutting, in favor; Mrs. St. Laurent, in favor; Mr. Conly, in favor; Mr. McNulty, in favor. Meeting adjourned at 8:35 p.m.
Patricia D. Charbonnier
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