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Selectmen's Minutes 07/12/2017
Minutes of Meeting – July 12, 2017; meeting called to order at 7:00pm.  Present:  Dave Roche; Channing Gibson; Ed Lane; Ken Fowler; Warren Archey.
The Chairman asked that a date and time be set for a performance review and goal setting session with the Town Manager/Chief Administrative Officer.  They settled on Monday, July 17 at 2:30pm.

MOTION by WA, seconded by CG to accept the Minutes of June 28.  5/0 vote.

Citizen’s Open Forum:  None.

Consent Agenda:  The Chairman read each agenda item, with a HOLD being placed on the entertainment license request, sandwich board request and relief firefighter appointments.  MOTION by WA, seconded by EL to approve the consent agenda as follows:  one-day W&M license to Donovan Motorcar Service for Saturday, July 22 from 1-4pm; one-day W&M license to Kathleen Face for Saturday, July 29 from 4-9pm in the Community Center Ballroom; temporary sign to Spirited at 444 Pittsfield Road from 7/13-26, with an additional 14-day renewal period from 7/27-8/11; acceptance of monetary donation to the Police Department.  5/0 vote.  The owners of Bagel & Brew were unavailable to attend the meeting, but had sent an e-mail asking that they be approved for live music indoors, with the Board discussing the option of outdoor music.  DR suggested that we be consistent with the Town’s policy as far as ending times.  MOTION by DR, seconded by KF to approve live music be included in the entertainment license for Bagel & Brew.  5/0 vote.  The Board agreed that the owners should attend the July 26 meeting to discuss outdoor entertainment at their establishment.  MOTION by EL, seconded by CG to approve a sandwich board sign to Leenies Paninis and More at 17 Franklin Street contingent upon receipt of the required insurance certificate.  5/0 vote.  MOTION by CG, seconded by KF to appoint Mat Fenton and Jackson Reis as relief firefighters.  5/0 vote.

The Town is still waiting for additional information on the Valley Street Bridge replacement project, so no discussion took place.

BOS Reports:  CG reminded everyone that Round one CPC applications are due September 1.  He also mentioned that the group the Town previously worked with regarding the pipeline is still keeping an eye on the situation.  He then asked the CAO for a brief update on the solar project; it should be connected sometime this month.  WA mentioned that he wants to send a letter to the Governor regarding the Rest of River, but that his computer is currently down.  EL stated that the Lee Road water main project and the Henry Avenue pump station are moving along nicely.  KF stated that the tax bills went out with a typo:  11/01/16 should read 11/01/17.  He also mentioned that the Environmental Committee is looking at projects for the coming year, and wondered if additional solar could be installed at the landfill site for residents to connect to.  He suggested that the Planning Board and Selectmen hold a joint meeting in Lenox Dale to find out what the residents want:  infrastructure upgrades, coffee shops, etc.  Finally, he mentioned that there will be a Civil War re-enactment in Lilac Park this weekend as part of the 250th celebration.  DR stated that the veterans sold poppies on the 4th to support veterans in need and for a scholarship.  He also mentioned that the sidewalks on Cliffwood Street need to be repaired.  He then expressed the Board’s condolences to the family of Mary Jane Pignatelli who passed away on Sunday.

By roll call, CG, DR, EL, KF and WA voted to go into Executive Session at 7:35pm to discuss strategy with respect to potential litigation – Brushwood LLC.

Minutes Taken By: ______________________        Minutes Accepted By: ______________________
                   Mary Ellen Deming                                              Clerk
                   Director of Administrative Services                    Board of Selectmen

List of Documents:  Application for Entertainment license; two, one-day license applications; sandwich board sign application; temporary sign request; donation acceptance memorandum; resumes for relief firefighter appointments.

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