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May 21, 1997

Board met in Regular Session 6.30 p.m. in their Meeting Room in Abbot Hall

Present (constituting a quorum):

Thomas A. McNulty, Chairman
Diane E. St. Laurent
William M. Purdin
F. Reed Cutting, Jr.

Anthony M. Sasso, Town Administrator

Motion made and seconded to go into Executive Session to discuss strategy with respect to possible litigation, votes may be taken, if they are, votes will be released at a time deemed appropriate by Counsel, to resume in open session. On a polled vote, the Board voted as follows: Mr. Cutting, in favor; Mr. Purdin, in favor: Mrs. St. Laurent, in favor; and Mr. McNulty, in favor.

Mr Conly joined the meeting at 7:30 p.m.

At 7:30 p.m. motion made and seconded to resume in open session. All in favor

MINUTES. Motion made and seconded to approve the minutes of May 14 1997. All in favor.

U. S. S. CONSTITUTION. Chairman McNulty spoke of the visit of Admiral Langston and thirteen other officers from the Pentagon which occurred on May 20, I997. Mr. McNulty spoke to the the Admiral on May 21st and was informed that the visit of the Constitution will go forward. Mooring issues are now more or less understood. Two destroyers plus tugs will accompany the Constitution. In addition there will be helicopters, a fly-over of the Blue Angels, and salutes from the Constitution to Fort Sewall for the Fort's action on 1814. The possiblity of 21 gun salutes was also spoken of. This will be a very large and complex undertaking. The Town will give its full cooperation in all areas. The Navy Department is doing extensive planning to make sure that this goes smoothly. One hundred and fifty overnight accommodations will be needed for the sailors. Anyone interested should contact the Selectmen's Office at 631-0000. Mr. McNulty thanked all those involved in making the May 20th visit a success on such short notice.

Mr. Conly spoke of the number of vessels named after Marblehead people and of the three ships named U. S. S. Marblehead. Dr. Raymond Cole was thanked for making this intormation available in the Marine Room.

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. Virginia Gamage, Author and Historian, Joy Purdin, 4th grade teacher at the Glover School, and Madeleine Cormier, 4th grade teacher at the Bell School, appeared before the Board to present a text book entitled A Tribute to Marblehead. This second edition text was produced with no cost to the Town or School Department. The original text was written by a group of teachers in 1975. Virginia Gamage worked for one year rewriting and revising the text. It is the only book on Marblehead written expressly for children. Mr. McNulty thanked them on behalf of the Board for all there hard work.

HISTORICAL COMMISSION. An announcement was read from the Historical Commission asking for volunteers to assist in running the Gift Shop in Abbot Hall from Memorial Day weekend through Columbus Day weekend. Those interested should call the Selectmen's Office at 631-0000.

LICENSE. Common Victualler. SBS, Inc. d/b/a Java Sun and J&S Brandi. Robert McCann, of Ardiff & Morse P.C., 55 Ferncroft Rd., Danvers and John and Susan Brandi appeared before the Board to request a Common Victualler License to operate a coffee service and roasting business at 35 Atlantic Avenue. Past issues of odor and noise were discussed. David Shea of 11 Barnard Street and Anthony Shea of 8 Barnard Street stated that there had been a marked improvement in the odor problem and understood that the noise problem is being worked on. John and Susan Brandi agreed to adhere to the April 16, 1991 decision ofthe Board of Appeals as it relates to the hours of coffee roasting. The menu and the hours of operation will remain the same. On a polled vote, the Board voted as follows: Mr. Cutting. in favor; Mr. Purdin, in favor; Mrs. St. Laurent. in favor, Mr. Conly, in favor; and Mr. McNulty, in favor.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST. Motion made and seconded to accept the following classifications:

Classification of employees' positions, committees, boards, and commissions under the provisions of MGL Chapter 268A:

All temporary, seasonal, part-time who work less than six months--Special

Agents of the Licensing Authority--Special
Armed Forces Liaison--Special
Cable TV Oversight Committee--Special
Call Firefighters--Special
Capital Planning Committee--Special
Caretaker, Fort Beach--Special
Cemetery Commissioners--Special
Conservation Commission--Special
Constables for the Purpose of Serving Civil Process--Special
Contributory Retirement Board--Special
Council on Aging--Special
Election Officers, Off1cials, Employees--Special
Fair Housing Committee--Special
Fence Viewers--Special
Finance Committee--Special
Clerk, Finance Committee--Special
Forest Warden--Special
Harbors & Waters Board--Special
Health, Board of--Special
Investment Advisory Committee--Special
Marblehead Council on Arts--Special
Marblehead Historical Commission--Special
Marblehead Housing Authority--Special
Marblehead Task Force Against Discrimination--Special
Measurer of Leather--Special
Milk Inspector--Special
Municipal Light Commissioners--Special
Old & Historic Marblehead Districts Commission--Special
Parking Clerk--Special
Personnel Board--Special
Personnel Relations Review Board--Special
Planning Board--Special
Keeper of the Lock up--Special
A. One-half time or less--Special
Permanent Intermittent Patrolmen
A. One-half time or less--Special
School Traffic Supervisors--Special
Special Auxiliary Police
Temporary Intermittent Patrolmen
A One-half time or less--Special
Truant Officer--Special
Warrant Officer & Bailiff--Special
Recreation and Park Commission--Special
Playground Coordinator--Special
Playground Instructors--Special
Recycling Coalition--Special
Registrars of Voters--Special
School Committee--Special
Selectmen's Agent -- Hobbs Memorial--Special
Selectmen's Appointee to Preferential Runway Committee at Logan Airport--Special
Selectmen's Representative to Essex County Advisory Board--Special
Selectmen's Representative --Marblehead Community Task Force Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse--Special
Shellfish Constables--Special
Solid Waste Study Committee--Special
South Essex Sewerage District Citizens Advisory Council--Special
Town Representative to MBTA Advisory Board--Special
Town Representative to Metropolitan Area Planning Council--Special
Town's Designee to Massachusetts Water Resources Authority--Special
Town's Right to Know Coordinator--Special
Town's Scholarship Committee--Special
Traffic & Safety Advisory Committee--Special
Trustees of Abbot Fund--Special
Trustees of Abbot Public Library--Special
Worker's Compensation Agent--Special
Zoning Board of Appeals--Special

All other non-designated regular municipal employees--Special

All in favor.

Motion made and seconded to approve the following classifications:

Classification of employees' positions, committees, boards, and commissions under the provisions of MGL Chapter 268A:

All full-time paid employees--Regular
Permanent Intermittent Patrolmen
B. Others--Regular
Temporary Intermittent Patrolmen
B Others--Regular
Selectmen, Board of--Regular
Town Clerk--Regular
Town Counsel--Regular
Assistant Town Counsel--Regular

All in favor.

PERMISSION. A letter was read from Glenn Chalek, Executive Producer of LoConte Goldman Design, on behalf of his client his client, Nostalgia Television, requesting permission to shoot backgrounds for station identifications at various spots in Marblehead between June first and June third for one or two days. Motion made and seconded to approve the request. Mr. Sasso will work with the appropriate Town departments on this project and determine an appropriate fee. All in favor.

FINANCE DEPARTMENT. Request for Transfer. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Finance Director, George B. Snow, to appear before the Finance Committee to request a transfer of $609.60 for interest on abatements. All in favor.

BOARD OF HEALTH. Letter read from Wayne Attridge, Director of Public Health, informing the Board of the resignation of Dr. Joseph C. Parisi due to his residential move to the community of Nahant. A letter of appreciation will be sent to Dr. Parisi.

PROCLAMATION. Motion made and seconded to proclaim May 22, 1997 as David Delaney Day in appreciation for his seventeen years of service on the Zoning Board of Appeals. All in favor.

Motion made and seconded to adjourn at 8:40 p.m. All in favor.

Christine M. Morgan

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