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Board of Selectmen Minutes 2/28/05



BOARD OF SELECTMEN              MONDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 28, 2005
MINUTES OF MEETING                      SELECTMEN’S OFFICE 7:00 PM

The meeting was called to order at approximately 7:00 PM with the following members present: Richard Di Mento, Chairman; Martin O’ Brien, Selectman; Susan J. Bolster, Selectwoman and Virginia L. Wilder Executive Secretary/CAO.

Executive Session

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to go into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing issues relative to collective bargaining with the Advisory Committee Executive Board.

ROLL CALL:      Chairman Di Mento -     Yes
                        Selectman O’Brien -     Yes
                        Selectwoman Bolster-    Yes
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VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to go back into open session at approximately 7:30 PM.

Advisory Committee

The Advisory Committee came before the Board of Selectmen to briefly discuss recommendations for the upcoming budget process.

Kasbah Entertainment Hearing

Nasser Belghiti along with his wife were present to discuss the pending application for an entertainment license that would provide for a bellydancer at his restaurant the Kasbah located at 59 Putnam Street.

Selectmen O’Brien opened the hearing with his concerns regarding the license as it currently appears on the application.  Selectmen O’Brien said he would be more inclined to vote yes if the application was amended to the following regulations:

q       Performance would cease at 11 PM.
q       Performance would be in the “main dining area” only.
q       Performance would be contained to a stage area rather than among the tables.

Selectwoman Bolster stated that she would be inclined to vote yes if Selectmen O’Brien’s above stated conditions were adhered to.

Chairman Di Mento stated he is not in favor of granting this entertainment license regardless of the above conditions.

Mr. Belghiti explained that having the performance on a stage is not culturally accurate and would not be in line with his vision for the restaurant’s ambience.

After some brief discussion, both Selectmen O’Brien and Selectwoman Bolster agreed to visit the restaurant to see the floorplan and take this matter under advisement.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to continue this hearing until the March 14, 2005 Selectmen’s Meeting.

General Business

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the minutes for the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting held February 14, 2005.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the Winthrop Police Rules & Regulation Handbook submitted by Chief Goldstein.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the formation of the Civilian Dispatch Committee with the following members:

                Police Union Designee           Nancy Dalrymple
                Firefighter Union Designee      Dennis Boudrow
                Selectmen Designee                      Selectmen Marty O’Brien
                Community Designee              Mike DiLuiso

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the Surplus Equipment List as attached to these minutes and authorize the disposition of the same through public bid.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to set minimum bid of at least 75% of asking price for items listed in above approved surplus equipment list.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to amend the current Tow Contract with Shamrock Towing to include the following: Weekly reports will be sent to the Selectmen’s office and then incorporated into Monthly reports also to be sent to the Selectmen’s office.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the Salary Review for the Senior Clerk in the Selectmen’s Business office from Classification CL-1/Step 3 to CL-1/Step 4.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to amend the liquor license for Williams Market Incorporated to add a d/b/a as Murph’s Liquors.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the Pleasant Park Yacht Club’s request for a change in Manager on its liquor license. The new manager to be Commodore Robert E. Cox.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve a request by Demetri Liquors allowing them to be closed on Sundays for three months as they train a new Sunday employee providing they give the Board of Selectmen advance notice as to when they will reopen on Sundays.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to appoint Dan Carney, designee of the Winthrop Chamber of Commerce to the Storage Container Committee.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the MOU of the Superior Police Officers Contract.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the WCAT Political Policy as first submitted to the Board of Selectmen in February of 2002.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the DPW Step Raise Evaluation of John Gricci from a W2 Step 2 to a W2 Step 3 as recommended by the DPW Director.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the DPW Step Raise Evaluation of Richard Tewksbury from a W2 Step 5 to a WW2 Step 5 as recommended by the DPW Director.





Respectfully submitted,

Carla Vitale
Administrative Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN



Richard F. Di Mento
Chairman










 
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