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Selectmen's Minutes 10/18/2017
Minutes of Meeting – October 18, 2017; meeting called to order at 7:00pm.  Present:  Dave Roche; Ed Lane; Ken Fowler; Warren Archey; Channing Gibson.
DR congratulated the Ketchen’s on the birth of a baby girl.  CG listed the various Halloween activities occurring over the next two weeks.

MOTION by WA, seconded by CG to accept the Minutes of October 4.  5/0 vote.

Citizen’s Open Forum:  Katie McNulty-Vaughan reminded everyone about the Fix-it Fair on 10/28 from 1-4 at the Town Hall, and the Land Trust Annual Meeting on 11/9 from 7-9pm.  Olga Weiss thanked everyone involved in the 250th parade, showed the quilt to be raffled off and then listed the remaining 250th activities.

Consent Agenda:  MOTION by WA, seconded by CG to approve the consent agenda as follows:  appoint Linda Messana as a Registrar of Voters; appoint William Gop as representative to the Berkshire Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC); accept a donation to the Police Department; grant permission for a temporary sign at Spirited from November 1-15 and for an additional 14-days from November 16-30.  5/0 vote.

TIG Restaurants, LLC d/b/a Bobby Mac’s is seeking an annual Restaurant A/A liquor license at 55 Pittsfield Road, Unit #2.  WA read the legal notice as it appeared in the newspaper.  MOTION by CG, seconded by EL to open the public hearing.  5/0 vote.  Attorney Lori Robbins, as well as owners Neal Sprague and Paul Bushey, appeared before the Board to answer any questions.  Hearing none, MOTION by CG, seconded by EL to close the public hearing.  5/0 vote.  MOTION by WA, seconded by EL to approve an annual Restaurant A/A license to TIG Restaurants, LLC at 55 Pittsfield Road, Unit #2.  5/0 vote.

Town sponsored Community Preservation Projects:  CG stated that the project involving the purchase of land is not ready, but does not compete with other projects for funding.  The bog bridging at Baker’s Pond currently has no ConCom approval, and may not make it to the second round.  This project is seeking $230,000.  Another submission is for a feasibility study to analyze implementing a design for a path per the open space and recreation plan.  This project is seeking $25,000.  A final project is the creation of a community garden at a cost of $20,000.  The Board agreed that the last two projects are good ideas to pursue.

November STM:  The Finance Committee met earlier in the evening, and approved the warrant as presented.  MOTION by WA, seconded by CG to approve the November 2 Special Town Meeting warrant as presented.  5/0 vote.

BOS Reports: CG stated that the beach project is moving along nicely.  WA mentioned that he had completed the letter to the Governor, but with the CAO out of the office, he will save it for the next meeting.  KF reminded everyone that taxes are due 11/1 and that the deadline to register to vote for the STM is 10/23.  He also mentioned that there is a vacancy on the Environmental Committee.  EL informed the Board that the Permanent Building Committee toured the library building and found it to be in very good shape.  There are some maintenance and repair items that are needed, but nothing too major.  DR thanked Charlie Flint for all his hard work putting together the 250th parade, and congratulated Abigail Lemanski on being appointed the first female firefighter in the City of Pittsfield.

Meeting adjourned at 8:03pm.

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

List of Documents: Committee application; letter from BRPC regarding TAC appointment; donation e-mail; e-mail requesting temporary sign; legal notice for A/A license request; ABCC Review Record for A/A license request for TIG Restaurants, Inc.; STM warrant.

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