BoS minutes from 4/21

Meeting Minutes
April 21, 2015
Chenery Meeting Room
PRESENT: Selectmen DeSorgher, Fisher, Peterson; Town Administrator Sullivan;
Assistant Town Administrator Trierweiler; Administrative Assistant Clarke

Chairman DeSorgher called the meeting to order at 7:00 PM
Announcements: This meeting is being recorded. We want to take a moment of appreciation
for our brave servicemen and women serving around the world
Selectman DeSorgher said that he would like to pay tribute to 21 year old serviceman John
Dawson of Whitensville who was killed this past week.

Town Meeting is Monday April 27, taking place in the High School Gymnasium at 7:30 PM.
Selectman DeSorgher urges residents to attend.

Taking part in the Boston Marathon last week was a number of Medfield runners.  Congratulations to all participants and Medfield individuals.
Mr. DeSorgher extended condolences to the family of Barbara Reynolds (Mills) who recently passed away.
Mr. Sullivan announced that the Transfer Station will be open on Sunday May 3, as the first Sunday in April was Easter Sunday.

Superintendent Ken Feeney said that he is requesting that Chapter 90 Funds be used to replace several equipment items due to the high cost of maintenance. These items qualify for Chapter 90 Funds. New items and the cost of each are: a CAT 906 loader $78,000; Elgin street Sweeper $185,000 MACK six-wheeler $141,550; CAT 930K $153,394. On a motion made by Selectman Fisher, seconded by Selectman Peterson it was

VOTED unanimously to approve Superintendent Kenneth Feeney’s request for the purchase of replacement equipment from Chapter 90 Funds totaling $558,844.00.

Discussion ensued regarding the Green Street project that entails new sidewalk on both sides of the road, installing new drainage, new curbing and landscape improvements. The project is anticipated to be completed this year. The Highway Department continues to repair the many potholes caused by the extreme winter weather.

Each year the Selectmen review the articles and make Selectman assignments for each should it be necessary for discussion. The assignment for the articles:
Article 12 circuit breaker income tax credit, Mr. Fisher

Article 13 and 14 compensation of elected officials and personnel plan, Ms. Trierweiler
Article 16 capital budget, Mr. Fisher
Article 17 sewer betterments paid to sewer stabilization fund, Mr. Sullivan
April 21, 2015
Articles 18, 19 & 20 OPEB Trust Funds, Mr. Sullivan
Article 21 Wheelock School boiler replacement, Mr. Sullivan
Article 22 Sewer Enterprise Fund, Mr. Sullivan
Article 23 Straw Hat Park, if necessary each Selectmen
Article 24 state hospital master plan, Mr. Peterson
Article 25 maintenance and security at state hospital site, Mr. DeSorgher
Article 26 state hospital surplus, Mr. Sullivan
Article 27 addition design to the CENTER, to be dismissed
Article 28 funds for market research by EDC, Mr. DeSorgher
Article 29 Holmquist property, Mr. Peterson
Articles 30 & 31 amend town Codes for cemetery & noise regulations, Mark Cerel & Mr. DeSorgher
Article 32 regarding Building Commissioner findings, Mr. Peterson
Article 33, 34 & 35 relating to Zoning, building height, special permits, Selectmen & Mark Cerel
Article 36 Paul Curran Civic Square, Mr. DeSorgher
Article 37 medical syringes (Bd of Health), Mr. Sullivan
Article 38 traffic study, Mr. DeSorgher
Article 39 community preservation act, Mr. Peterson & Mr. DeSorgher
Article 40 free cash, Mr. Sullivan

The organization has requested a parade permit for Opening Day May 3, 2015 and permission to place signs announcing the event. On a motion made and seconded it was so voted. The Board is invited to participate in the parade.

The Zoning Board of Appeals and the Planning Board recommend the Selectmen vote to appoint Associate Members.

VOTE: Selectman Fisher made a motion, seconded by Selectman Peterson to
appoint Rebecca Erlichman Zoning board of Appeals Associate Member; Teresa James and Paul McKechnie Planning Board Associate Members

Vote: On a motion made and seconded, it was voted unanimously to accept the
March 24, 2015 meeting minutes with revisions.

Chairman DeSorgher advised that for the future approval of meeting minutes be taken up under Old Business.

Member Gil Rodgers was recognized and he requests on behalf of the Hunt Club the Selectmen vote to grant permission for two activities on the hospital grounds. In the past request was made to DCAMM and a license agreement was required. Ms. Trierweiler explained that Town Counsel will provide an agreement naming the Town as owner of the property. To expedite the issuance of the license, Ms. Trierweiler requests the Selectmen vote to authorize Chairman DeSorgher execute the agreement when it is prepared. The Hunt Club is required to submit a certificate of insurance.

VOTE: Selectman Fisher made a motion, seconded by Selectman Peterson to
authorize Chairman DeSorgher execute the License Agreement granting permission to the Norfolk Hunt Club to hold two activities on hospital grounds on May 17 and May 31, 2015 pending receipt of certificate of liability insurance

The Selectmen signed the April 21, 2015 vendor warrant

Motion to adjourn the meeting at 8:55 PM seconded and the vote was unanimous.


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