Minutes of Meeting – June 14, 2017; meeting called to order at 7:00pm. Present: Dave Roche; Channing Gibson; Ed Lane; Ken Fowler. Absent: Warren Archey.
The Chairman thanked everyone for their well wishes, and for their vote of confidence in electing him chairman this year.
MOTION by EL, seconded by CG to accept the Minutes of May 30 and 31. 4/0 vote.
Citizen’s Open Forum: None.
Consent Agenda: MOTION by KF, seconded by CG to approve the consent agenda as follows: acceptance of monetary donation to the Fire Department; acceptance of monetary donation to the Police Department; one-day W&M license to St. Ann Parish for Saturday, 7/15 from 5-10pm at the Parish Center; one-day W&M license to John Gaherty for Saturday, 7/8 from 3-6pm in the Community Center Ballroom; sandwich board sign to Design Menagerie, LLC at 26 Housatonic Street; sandwich board sign to Johannah Hunter for the farmers market located at 134 Main Street; temporary sign over the entrance at the Welles Gallery from 7/7-20, permission to display straw figure and a one-day W&M license for Saturday, 7/8 from 2:30-5:30pm at the Welles Gallery to the Richmond West Stockbridge Art Guild; temporary sign (straw figure) to the Richmond West
Stockbridge Art Guild as part of the Paint/Photo-Out from 7/21-8/5; a one-day W&M license to Jim Goggins for Friday, 6/23 from 5:30-9pm at Ventfort Hall. 4/0 vote.
Leenies Paninis and More, Inc. is seeking a Restaurant A/A liquor license at17 Franklin Street. EL read the legal notice as it appeared in the newspaper. MOTION by CG, seconded by KF to open the public hearing. 4/0 vote. The petitioner appeared before the Board to answer any questions. She briefly explained what her plans are and how much she has renovated the space. MOTION by EL, seconded by KF to close the public hearing. 4/0 vote. MOTION by EL, seconded by CG to approve a restaurant A/A license to Leenies Paninis and More, Inc. for their establishment located at 17 Franklin Street. 4/0 vote.
MOTION by EL, seconded by CG to make the following appointments: 4/0 vote.
Police Department Royanne Hammond, Reserve
Thomas Scherben, Reserve
B. Jake Stringer, Reserve
Corey Demary, Reserve
Joseph Kennedy, Reserve
Matthew Fenton, Reserve
Special Police Officer Shain T. Bosworth
Traffic Officers Cameron Sibley Casey Blair
Scott Sibley Ryan Nagelschmidt
Zachary Huber Edward “Ted” Collins
Chris Stechmann Timothy S. Face, Jr.
Fire Chief Daniel W. Clifford
Deputy Chief Christopher O’Brien, Central
William Colvin, Lenox Dale
Robert Casucci, New Lenox
Captain Jason Saunders
Lieutenant Scott Forbes
Emergency Management Director Daniel W. Clifford
Building/Sign Inspector BJ Church
Wire Inspector Robert J. Pensivy
Plumbing/Gas Inspector Mark Smith
Academy Building Trustees Scott Pignatelli
Kennedy Park Committee Robert Coakley Susan McNinch
Andrew Breslin Terry P. Weaver
Ruth H. Wheeler Ray Kirby
Tom Roche Joseph H. Nolan
Affordable Housing Committee Olga Weiss
Constable Timothy P. Sheehan
Constable Timothy S. Face (Deputy/Collector)
Cable Advisory Committee Linda Miller
Environmental Committee Paul Thomas Newton-Irelan
Susan May Eric Federer
Harriet Wetstone Neil Purdy
Suky Werman David Rimmler
Land Management Committee Ruth Wheeler Deborah Rimmler
Warren Archey Patty Spector
Tim Flanagan Kim Graham
Lenox Cultural Council Derrick Holt Roberta Russell
Elizabeth Goodman Arlene Schiff
Phyllis Hofman Beth Gamble
Scholarship Committee Linda Messana
Village Improvement Committee Lynn Sutton Suzanne Pelton
Katherine Armstrong Barbara Sims
Zoning Board of Appeals (Associates) Albert Harper
Robert Fuster, Jr.
Affordable Housing Trustees 2019 Jackie McNinch
Deborah Ferro Burke
Community Center Board 2020 Michael Cooney
Community Preservation Committee 2020 Joseph Strauch
Conservation Commission 2020 Neal Carpenter
Finance Committee 2020 John Tansey
Historic District Commission 2020 Mark Smith
Historical Commission 2020 Robert Romeo
Registrar of Voters 2020 Percival Williams
Zoning Board of Appeals 2022 Ned Douglas
BRTA Advisory Board Channing Gibson
MOTION by EL, seconded by KF to authorize the chairman to execute the Intermunicipal Agreement for a Shared Chief Administrative Officer with the Town of Lee as presented, subject to review by town counsel as it refers to legal form. 4/0 vote. It was agreed that the Administrative Review Committee should continue to meet, perhaps on a monthly basis throughout the year.
Kameron Spaulding came before the Board to explain the Zagster Bike Share program that he would like to see brought to Lenox. He would like to submit an application for CPA funding to support this program. He explained that individuals could rent the bikes on a daily, weekly, even yearly basis. He would like to see CPC funds used to pay for year one of operations; then fees and sponsors hopefully would pay for year two. There would be various stations throughout town, and he believes that 20 bikes would be adequate for Lenox. The cost is $1800/bike per year, and he is thinking of a spring 2018 launch. Overall, the Board was supportive, but wanted time to review the material. DR asked Kameron if he could plan to report to the Board quarterly on Chamber activities.
BOS liaison reports: KF reminded everyone that the concerts in the park began tonight, and he went through the employee anniversaries. EL stated that Crystal Street has been repaved and that the Lee Road water line work has begun. He would also like to see the Board move forward on the Peters land via CPA funding. CG mentioned that the Affordable Housing Trust Committee has finalized a housing plan for the town, with an eye toward providing more affordable housing in Lenox. He stated that he is anxious to hear what the appeals board says with regard to the Rest of River issue. As far as CPC projects, he sees the fountain/trough at Triangle Park, first phase of a pathway, a dog park and the Peters property as town projects. DR stated that he would like to see Memorial Park in Lenox Dale fixed up a bit.
Meeting adjourned at 7:55pm.
Minutes Taken By: ______________________ Minutes Accepted By: ______________________
Mary Ellen Deming Clerk
Director of Administrative Services Board of Selectmen
List of Documents: Donation Acceptance Memorandum from Fire Chief; Donation Acceptance e-mail from Police Chief; three one-day W&M license applications; two Sandwich Board Sign Applications; temporary sign request, one-day W&M license application; temporary sign request (straw figure); A/A Restaurant license request advertisement and LLA review record; listing of annual appointments; Intermunicipal Agreement for Shared Chief Administrative Officer with the Town of Lee; Zagster bike share program leaflet.