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September 25, 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

TOWN TREASURER. Naomi McIver, Town Treasurer, appeared before the Board to request acceptance of a bid from BayBank/Bank of Boston for $ 1 million from October 3, 1996 through February 25, 1997. She had received four bids as follows: BayBank/Bank of Boston. 4.06%; Eastern Bank, 4.09%; Fleet Shawmut, 4.16; and State Street Bank. 4.17%. This money is to Fund three May 1996 Town Meeting articles - Drain Construction, $315,000; School Computers. $490,000; and School Renovations. $195,000 - for a total of$1 million. Motion made and seconded for approval of this request. All in favor.

PERMISSION. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Karin McCarthy to close of Glover Square between the hours of 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday. October 5, 1996 for a neighborhood block party, subject to Police Department approval. All in favor.

CONTINENTAL CABLEVISION. Letter was read from Jane M. Lyman. Government Relations Manager of Continental Cablevision, relative to their upgrading of the cable plant in Marblehead. Beginning at midnight on Monday, September 23rd, the first of the eleven sections of Town will be disconnected from the existing system and spliced into the fiber-fed node. This initial outrage will continue until 6:00 a.m. From 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.. individual streets will have service interrupted at various times throughout the day as additional electronics are upgraded. Service is expected to be restored completely by 5:00 p.m. during each ofthe 11 days.

E-911 COMMUNICATlONS CENTER. Selectman Conly asked that the Board review a letter received from James Dempsey as it relates to the E-911 Communications Center and communicate their thoughts to Town Administrator Sasso. The Town Administrator and the Police Chief will report back to the Board next week.

SELECTMEN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DISABILITIES. The Board interviewed Joanne Shutz. Keith Shutz, Linda Halbert and Sue Ball as candidates for the Selectmen's Advisoly Committee on Disabilities. More candidates are scheduled for interviews on October9, 1996.

MASSACHUSETTS BAYS PROGRAM. Johnes (Jay) Moore appeared before the Board to present the Town of Marblehead a Certificate of Appreciation Award by the Massachusetts Bays Program for its commitment to resource protection through the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan.

PERMISSION. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Sarah Lincoln-Harrison and Kathleen Klett of the Marblehead Eco-Farm to place four sandwich boards at the following locations: Island at 5 Corners, Tent's Corner, Welcome to Marblehead sign at Swampscott/Marblehead line on Atlantic Avenue, under the Welcome to Marblehead sign on Lafayette Street. These boards will be in place from 8 p.m. Thursday, October 3rd, through 9 a.m. Sunday, October 6th. All in favor. The signs will announce Bob Franke's "Harvest Folk Cantata" which will be held Saturday, October 5, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Old North Church. It will be free and open to all.

MINUTES. Motion made and seconded to approve the minutes of September 18. 1996. All in favor.

TRAFFIC & SAFETY. Motion made and seconded to have Mr. Sasso and Mr. McLaughlin work out the request of Michael Haley to place additional crosswalks and warning signs at various intersections on Jersey Street. All in favor.

TOWN SEAL. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Rose McCarthy to use the Town Seal on a quilt and pillow to be raffled to raise funds for the Marblehead Dive Team, subject to review by Town Administrator Sasso and Fire Chief Maurais. Selectman Purdin would like to review the design to be used. All in favor.

PERMISSION. Abbot Hall Auditorium. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Betty Kent Lautner, Director of the New School of Music and Performing Arts, to use the Abbot Hall auditorium on Wednesday, December 4, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m and Thursday, December 5, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. for rehearsals and Saturday, December 7, from 6:00 to 10 p.m. for a Holiday Performance featuring the Class Act Children's Repertory Theater Company subject to the usual conditions. All in favor.

Dumpster - Cliff Street. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Bruce Paradise to place a 40-yard dumpster at 10 Cliff Street from September 30th to November 22 subject to his using reflective tape on the dumpster, placement of blinking yellow lights around the dumpster and placement of a horse on the left side of the road to keep public safety access wide open and a celtificate of insurance. All in favor.

TRAFFIC & SAFETY. Motion made and seconded to rescind any parking regulations that are presently in force on Nahant Street. All in favor. Motion made and seconded to authorize angle parking southwest side of Nahant Street at a point 73' southeast of the northwest side line of Kimball Street and to continue in a southeasterly direction for 105' All in favor.

Motion made and seconded to adjourn at 8:30 p.m. All in favor.

Patricia D. Charbonnier
Administrative Aide

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