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Board of Selectmen Minutes 4/25/05



BOARD OF SELECTMEN                      MONDAY EVENING, April 25, 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.


Website Launch

MIS Director Michelle Karas as well as CAO Virginia Wilder presented Winthrop’s new website to the Board of Selectmen. It was an informative and exciting presentation outlining the different types of information and useful ways to use the website to make access to Town Hall and town information much more accessible to Winthrop residents.  The website address is www.town.winthrop.ma.us .


Gary’s Crystal Cove Grille

Laura and Gary Lopez, owners of Gary’s Grille, along with their attorney Jim Cipoletta were present to apply for a liquor as well as an entertainment license as an adjunct to their common victualler’s license that was granted to them on April 11, 2005. There was some brief discussion relative to hours the business would be open.  The Board wished the owners well with the new restaurant.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve liquor license for Gary’s Grille and Seafood. License shall be valid daily from 11am to 11pm and premises to be cleared by 11:30pm as set forth in the Winthrop Sale of Alcohol Regulations.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the entertainment license as stated in application for recorded music, dynamic audio or visual show from 3pm to 11pm daily.

Airport Noise Committee

The Airport Noise, Air Pollution & Airport Hazards Committee was present to update the Board of FAA, Massport & Logan Airport activities and policy decisions that may have an effect on the Town of Winthrop and have discussions relative to the Committee’s continued activities.

There was a brief video shown with footage showing a view from Winthrop in the 1940’s before Logan Airport expanded and the same viewpoint today.  Several of the members spoke giving updates on BOSTAC meetings, Proposed Centerfield taxiway, Land Use, proposed parking facility and terminal relocation, peak period pricing and health issues.

It was a very informative update and the Board thanked the Airport Noise Committee for their hard work and commitment to this community.

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 from the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting held March 14, 2005.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the minutes from the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting held March 28, 2005.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve a Canning and French Square Permit for several dates in June and July for Sharonlee Bolger to fundraise for the Amvets Softball game.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve a French Square Permit for WHS Girls Track to hold a bake sale on April 30, 2005.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve a Transfer request submitted by Custodian Bill Brown to transfer $785.07 to pay a bill related to elevator damage caused by recent snow storm. Request was approved and forwarded on to Advisory Board.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve a Transfer request submitted by Town Accoutant Mike Bertino to transfer $61K to the Heating Oil Line item. Request was forwarded to the Advisory Committee for final approval.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to to approve a Transfer request submitted by Town Accoutant Mike Bertino to transfer $21,740 to the Gas/Diesel Line item. Request was forwarded to the Advisory Committee for final approval.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve a Transfer request submitted by Police Chief David Goldstein to tranfer $85,100 to fund both overtime and the Quinn Bill. Request was forwarded to the Advisory Committee for final approval.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the minutes from the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting held April 11, 2005.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve a resident request to post a No Left Turn sign at the end of Ocean View Way.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve the Outside Seating Permit submitted by Café Delite to occupy the sidewalk daily from 6am to 6pm with four tables and 11 chairs as has been done in previous years.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve a Taxi License for Sheena Duro of Coral Avenue.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve both Handicap spaces as recommended by the Handicap Parking Committee. Spaces have been granted to Ms. Conley of 26 Pleasant Street as well as Ms. Haskell of 63 Cottage Park Road.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve a Common Victualler’s License for the Mr. Seaburger Restaurant at 561 Shirley Street.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to amend Kasbah Restaurants Sidewalk Permit to the hours of 11am to 8pm daily with 4 tables and two chairs at each table, with the condition that no alcohol be served at these sidewalk tables.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve request made by DPW to remove tree grates in three areas of Winthrop Center and install steel bench seating around the trees.

VOTED:  on a Motion by Selectman O’Brien, 2nd by Selectwoman Bolster and made unanimous by Chairman Di Mento to approve a request by DPW Director Dave Hickey to add guardrails to locations at 400, 404 and 410 Revere Street to alleviate some speeding concerns. Total cost to the Town will be $5,800 and monies will be transferred from the MWRA Road Way account to fund this project.

Respectfully submitted,

Carla Vitale
Administrative Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN


Martin W. O’Brien
Chairman

 
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