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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
June 5, 1996
Board met in Regular Session 7:30 p.m. in their Meeting Room in Abbot Hall
Present (constituting a quorum):
Thomas A. McNulty
Diane E. St. Laurent
William M. Purdin
F. Reed Cutting, Jr.
Anthony M. Sasso, Administrator
A moment of silence was held for Thomas Jordan, former Selectman. Mr. Jordan
passed away on Monday, June third. He had been a member of the Board of
Selectmen for thirteen years, a Commissioner of the Marblehead Light Department
for thirteen years, as well as a member of the Marblehead Board of Health
and the Planning Board. Chailman McNulty commented that the Town will be
lesser for his loss but greater for his presence. Sympathy was extended
to his wife and sisters.
MINUTES. Motion made and seconded to approve the minutes of May 29,
1996. All in favor.
CONSERVATION COMMISSION. Motion made and seconded to authorize the Chairman
to sign a letter from Foley, Hoag & Eliot as it relates to a conflicts
consent. Foley, Hoag & Eliot is acting as Special Assistant Town Counsel
in a matter concerning the Lead Mills property. All in favor.
SELECTMEN'S DEPARTMENT. Motion made and seconded to approve the request
of the Selectmen's Department to appear before the Finance Committee to
request a transfer in the amount of $11,439.64 for Labor Attorney costs.
All in favor.
COUNCIL ON AGlNG. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of
the Council on Aging to appear before the Finance Committee to request a
transfer of $487.80 to replace four rear tires on a Ford Cutaway. All in
ESSEX COUNTY REGIONAL SERVICES. Motion made and seconded to refer the
letter from Essex County Office of Regional Services dated May 31, 1996
as it relates to EAPs (employee assistance program) to Town Administrator
Sasso and have him report back to the Board with his recommendation. All
PERMISSION. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of John
Wright to use black and white photographs of the following paintings that
hang in the Selectmen's Meeting Room: Washington Crossing the Delaware,
Captain Snow and Grand Banks Fishing, subject to Mr. Wright using a credit
line indicating where these pictures are located. All in favor.
TOWN SCHOLARSHIPS. Motion made and seconded to approve the decisions
of the Scholarship Committee to award the following scholarships at the
Marblehead High School graduation on Sunday, June ninth: The William F.
Hathaway Fund, the Edward L. and Mary E. Humphrey Scholarship, the Nichols
& Grey Scholarship, the Martha E. Pecker Scholarship, the Bessie Goodwin
Richardson Scholarship, the Sarah E. Thompson Scholarship, the Thomas W.
Tucker Scholarship and the Youth Marksmen's (Marblehead) Scholarship. The
recipients will be announced at graduation. All in favor.
PERMISSION. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Margaret
Hufnagel Slattery to block off Taft Street from house numbers 1 through
17 from 2:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m. on July 4, 1996 for a neighborhood cookout
subject to Police Department approval. All in favor.
TRAFFIC & SAFETY. Motion made and seconded to rescind the vote of
June 14, 1995 as it relates to the handicapped parking space at the Old
North Church. All in favor. Motion made and seconded to approve a handicapped
parking space at the Old North Church at the following location: One space
8 feet wide by 22 feet long, parallel to curb, northwesterly side, beginning
at a point 188 feet northeasterly ofthe northeasterly sideline of Pearl
Street and continuing in a northeasterly direction for a distance of 22
feet. All in favor.
PERMISSION. Fort Sewall. Motion made and seconded to approve the request
of the Rebel Shakespeare Company to use Fort Sewall during the months of
July and August as part of their Shakespeare Workshop for Marblehead children
subject to the usual conditions. All in favor.
TRAFFIC & SAFETY. Motion made and seconded to approve the request
of Lt. Dave Millett of the Marblehead Police Department to designate Ocean
Avenue, from its intersect with Atlantic Avenue to its intersect with Harbor
Avenue a Tow Zone on July fourth, 12:01 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. All in favor.
This is for safe and expedient movement of traffic following the fireworks
FRIENDS OF THE PATH. Notice from Dennis Curtin read relative to walking
tours of the path (mainly the old B&M railroad bed meandering through
Town) on Saturday 15 and Sunday June 23. All citizens are invited to attend.
Chairman McNulty announced Town offices in Abbot Hall and the Mary Alley
Building will be open during the week of July fourth as follows: Monday,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 8:00
a.m to 5:00 p.m.; Thursday, closed; and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m..
CONSERVATION COMMISSION. Motion made and seconded to appoint Walter
Haug as a full member on the Conservation Commission. All in favor. This
appointment leaves an opening for an alternate member.
LICENSE. All Alcoholic. Sail Loft. Motion made and seconded to have
each Selectman put his signature on the appropriate line of the written
Decision in the Matter of the Sail Loft, Inc. Selectmen Purdin, St. Laurent,
Conly and McNulty voted in favor, with Selectman Cutting abstaining. Motion
made and seconded to have Town Administrator Sasso contact the management
of the Sail Loft in order to obtain the most recent TIPS (or equivalent)
training certifications. All in favor.
SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. Gerry and Coffin Schools. Principal Terry Boylan
presented the Board material submitted by the Coffin and Gerry Site Base
Management Tearns for their perusal.
MARBLEHEAD POLICE DEPARTMENT. Captain's Examination. ChiefJohn Palmer
appeared before the Board to discuss a possible upcoming Captain's examination.
A lengthy discussion was held. Lt. James Carney spoke in favor of such an
exam as did Officer Michael Newberg. Sergeant Brian Hitchcock stated he
wanted to be sure there will be an opening if such an exam is given. The
exam would be given in October 1996 and the results stand for a period of
three years from that date. Motion made and seconded to table the matter
for one week. The vote was two in favor, with Selectmen Purdin, St. Laurent
and Conly opposed. Motion made and seconded to authorize promotion examination
to go forward this October. Vote was 4 in favor, with Selectman Conly opposed
because he wanted authorization of the promotional exam to be conditioned
upon the Captain's scheduled being early evening and 4 and 2. Motion made
and seconded to refer to Town Administrator Sasso for investigation of the
Captain's position. All in favor. Motion made and seconded to have Town
Administrator Sasso analyze and report back to the Board with a recommendation
on the appropriateness of a Captain's position in the Police Department
and/or any other modifications including scheduling and workload of the
proposed Captain's position. All in favor. Motion made and seconded to have
Town Administrator Sasso investigate the possibility of our Police Department
becoming accredited and report back to the Board. All in favor.
SISTER ClTY. Monterosso al mare, Italy. Motion made and seconded to
accept Monterosso al mare, Italy as a sister city with no cost to the Town
of Marblehead. All in favor.
RECREATION AND PARK COMMISSION. Motion made and seconded to have Town
Administrator Sasso work with the Recreation and Park Commission as it relates
to skateboarders and rollerbladders in Monument Park. All in favor.
Motion made and seconded to adjourn at 9:35 p.m. All in favor.
Patricia D. Charbonnier
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