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September 18, 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
Diane E. St. Laurent
William Conly
William M. Purdin
F. Reed Cutting, Jr.
Anthony M. Sasso, Town Administrator

MINUTES. Motion made and seconded to approve the minutes of September 11, 1996.
All in favor.

MARBLEHEAD RETIREMENT FUND. Chairman McNulty acknowledged receipt of the audit report from the State as it relates to this fund.

MAPC. Notice from Metropolitan Area Planning Council announcing an information session on Executive Order 384" Sunsetting of State Regulations" to be held on September 19, 1996 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in Newton City Hall was read.

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT. Chairman McNulty commented on the Contours Magazine published by the students at Marblehead High School which had been received by members of the Board.

SCHOOL FACILITIES SUBCOMMITTEE. A letter has been received from the Marblehead School Committee requesting appointment of Town Administrator Sasso to the School Facilities Subcommittee. It was the consensus of the Board that Mr. Sasso not be made an official member of this Committee due to time constraints; however, he will attend the meetings as needed.

SELECTMEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DISABILITIES. Susan Roper was interviewed for an appointment on this Committee. Further interviews will be conducted on September 25th and October 9th.

POLICE DEPARTMENT. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Chief Palmer to return Officer Donald Decker to work of as of September 17, 1996. All in favor.

CONTRACT. Motion made and seconded to ratify the agreement with Guertin & Associates for redesign of intersection at Pleasant, Village, Vine & Cross Streets subject to confirmation from the Town Engineer that Chapter 90 Funds are available. All in favor.

APPOINTMENTS. Motion made and seconded to make the following appointments with a term to expire in May 1997:

Procurement Officer -- Rebecca Curran
Harbormaster -- Warner Hazell

All in favor.

The Board extended thanks to Paul Lausier who has been the Procurement Officer for
several years.

Marblehead Historic Commission. Joyce Booth announced that papers have been filed to put the Old Fire House at 10 School Street on the National Register. Mrs. Booth acknowledged the help of Virginia Gamage and Bette Hunt.

CONTRACTS. Storm Drain. Motion made and seconded to authorize Chairman McNulty to sign the Notice to Proceed to A. V. Construction Company of Stoneham. MA for the construction of the 24" storm drain on Pleasant Street between Devereux Terrace and Tent's Corner. All in favor.

TRAFFIC & SAFETY. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Fire Chief Maurais to post the roadway at the rear entrance of the Mary Alley Municipal Building from the Walk-ln Center to the main entrance as a no parking area. All in favor.

NYNEX. David G. Walsh, Manager, Right of Way, of NYNEX appeared before the Board for a Public Hearing. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of NYNEX that Pole No. 317/4 be relocated approximately ten feet in a northwesterly direction along northerly side of road. All in favor. Motion made and seconded that no action be taken on the additional petition from NYNEX for placement of a new pole on Pequot Road. All in favor.

PERMISSION. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Sally Clayman and Alisa Moscone to conduct a block party on Saturday, September 21, 1996 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a rain date of September 28, 1996, subject to police department approval. They requested permission to put a construction horse at the intersection of Sevinor Road and Saturn Road and Sevinor Road and Elizabeth Road. All in favor.

Dumpster. It was the consensus of the Board to have Mr. Sasso check with Building Commissioner Alan Hezekiah as it relates to the request of Bruce E. Paradise to place a forty yard dumpster on the street in front of Ten Clifton Avenue from September 30th to November 22nd.

Road Race. Motion made and seconded to approve the request ofthe Jewish Community Center ofthe North Shore to hold a 5K Road Race/l mile Fitness Walk/Run on Sunday, October 27th from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. All in favor.

Abbot Hall. Consensus ofthe Board was to have Town Administrator Sasso investigate the request of the New School of Music and Performing Arts to use the Abbot Hall auditorium for a Holiday Performance. Mr. Sasso is to report back to the Board next week.

Police Department. Motion made and seconded to replace the time capsule at the Police Station, not to be opened until 2061. All in favor. The time capsule has to be moved because of the current construction.

PERMISSION. Elaine Mavros appeared before the Board requesting permission to hang a sign over the public way at her new shop, Jambu, at 38 Atlantic Avenue. Motion made and seconded for approval. All in favor.

RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT. Selectman Purdin called attention to the annual clean up at Devereux Beach this coming Saturday, September 21st.

STORM. Chairman McNulty thanked all the Town employees for the hard work and cooperation during today's Northeast storm.

Mr. McNulty extended best wishes on behalf of the Board to Town Planner Rebecca Curran and William Luster on their forthcoming marriage.

Mr. Conly called attention to the fact that today is the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the Gale of 1846 which claimed the lives of 65 men and boys from Marblehead and was the end of the Town's fishing industrv as known at that time.

Motion made and seconded to adjourn at 8:10 p.m. All in favor.

Patricia D. Charbonnier
Administrative Aide

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