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Board of Selectmen Minutes 05/23/05


BOARD OF SELECTMEN                      MONDAY EVENING, May 23, 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: Martin O’ Brien, Chairman; Susan J. Bolster, Selectwoman; Brian J. Perrin, Selectmen and Virginia L. Wilder Executive Secretary/CAO.

Ocean Spray Hearing

Attorney Samuel Vitali of Lynn was present to represent Phil Molonson in the Manager’s License Transfer Hearing.  This public meeting was also attended by Mr. Roger Beckert, the current License Holder.

Mr. Molonson would like to purchase Ocean Spray Inn in June if the Board approves the license transfer.  He already owns an Inn in Salem and told the Board since he came to manager Ocean Spray in December of 2004, he has implemented 24-hour on-site management to the 37 bed Inn located on Shore Drive.  He went on to say that the Ocean Spray has been renovated with plans to do even more work in the coming months.  The Inn is only at half occupancy right now but Mr. Molonson assured the Board if in fact occupancy reached 100 % he would be inclined to add another full time manager to the Inn.

The Board suggested that the hearing be continued and during that time the Board the Board requested that Mr. Molonson provide the Board with a job description of the on-site manager as well a list of House Rules that guests would be asked to comply with before registering at the Inn.  

Selectmen Perrin asked Executive Secretary Ginna Wilder to request from the Police Chief all police logs relative to the Ocean Spray Inn in the last six months for the Board’s review.

Chairman Marty O’Brien invited the public to submit oral or written comment relative to this license transfer.

General Business

Chairman Marty O’Brien stated that the Board of Selectmen’s office was still accepting written comment on amendments to the recently approved Sale of Liquor Regulations.

There was a Motion made by Selectwoman Susan Bolster to discuss parking situation on Billows Avenue.  Selectmen Perrin suggested that the Board table the issue until such time that Lt. DeLeo from the Police Department provide a full written report on his recent recommendation relative to Billows Street.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to reconsider the application of an Outside Seating Permit for the Kasbah Restaurant.  Board voted to allow outside dining until 10:30pm nightly.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to reconsider an Entertainment License for the Kasbah to allow for bellydancing at the establishment.  Public comment will be allowed and a public hearing to follow.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, and seconded by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve the minutes from the April 25, 2005 Board of Selectmen’s Meeting. Selectmen Perrin chose not to vote due to the fact that he was not in office during the time the meeting took place.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to offer Ronald Hayes employment in the DPW Department to fill a vacant Driver/Laborer position.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to table discussions relative to the request made by Thompson liquors for private use of public parking spots adjacent to his business.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve a letter to the National Park Service to allow for a survey to be conducted on the fauna at Snake Island.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve the request made by former Police Chief McManus to award him the retroactive salary increase related to the contract settlement of 1/31/04.  Selectmen Perrin reclused himself due to this matter being a conflict of interest on his part.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve a request from the DPW to purchase a commercial  grade lawnmower based on state contract pricing from Turf Product Corporation for a total of $33,668.29.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to award a contract to Eastern Minerals, Inc. of Lowell, MA to provide rock salt to the Town of Winthrop at a cost of $55.76 per ton delivered.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to award a contract for one year to the lowest responsive and responsible bidder Hontz Elevator Company of Framingham in the amount of $144 per month plus $800 for a annual application fees, $900 for test fees, and labor fees of $80 for first man per hour $45 second man per hour, with a %32 materials mark up.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to execute a contract with Simplex Grinnell LP of Norwood, to provide annual inspections of the automatic sprinkler systems and fire alarms at Winthrop Town Hall and Police Station as well as the DPW Building, water tower, and various pumping stations at an annual cost of $2,530.50.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to award a contract with Dennis K. Burke of Chelsea, to provide unleaded gas at the rate of the tank car price plus $.0162 per gallon.  To award a contract with Petroleum Traders Corporation of Fort Wayne, Indiana to provide diesel fuel at the rate of the tank car price of $.0318 per gallon.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to execute a contract with Viking Oil, of Winthrop to provide heating oil to the Town of Winthrop at the rate of $.0275 per gallon over the lowest local rack price on the day of delivery.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to execute a contract with Pennyworth’s of Lynn, to provide laborers clothing to the Town of Winthrop not to exceed $450.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to award a contract to HVAC Engineering of Billerica to perform the maintenance for the HVAC system in the Police Station and four DPW units for FY06 for a price of $6804.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to award a contract in the amount of $1360 to Weld Power Service Company of Auburn for one year service contract on the Stand-by Emergency Generator located in the Police Department and DPW generators located at 100 Kennedy Road, Revere St., Pico Ave., Pleasant Court.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien approved request by DPW Director to allow for a step increase for James O’Blenes. Currently a W3 Step 1 $13.70 to W3 Step 2 $14.31 per hour effective 5/15/05.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve Attorney James Cipoletta to the Bylaw Review Committee.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve request by DPW Director to offer employment in DPW to Darrin DiCenso of Summit Avenue in Winthrop.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve request by DPW Director that Operations Manager Paul Camilli be given daily use of a town vehicle. Restriction from the use of one of the new vehicles was a condition of the motion.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve request from Police Chief Goldstein to forward on to the Advisory Committee a request for transfer of funds in the amount of $40,000. Selectmen Perrin reclused himself due to this matter being a conflict of interest on his part.

VOTED:   on a motion by Selectwoman Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to adjourn this meeting at approximately 9:30PM.


Respectfully submitted,

Carla Vitale
Administrative Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN



Martin W. O’Brien
Chairman




 
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