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Board of Selectmen's Meeting Minutes 8/8/05
BOARD OF SELECTMEN                     MONDAY EVENING, August 8, 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 W. O’Brien, Chairman; Susan J. Bolster, Selectwoman; Brian J. Perrin, Selectmen and Virginia L. Wilder Executive Secretary/CAO.


Attorney Stasio came before the Board to present a check for $25,620 for a piece of town owned land adjacent to Veteran’s Road.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to execute a deed on the property adjacent to 216-218 Veteran’s Road and accept a check for $25,620 for said property.

Chairman O’Brien asked Attorney Stasio to continue on settling cases on Washington and Revere Streets.

Shamrock Towing Hearing

John Gricci appeared before the Board to discuss his request to amend the original Towing Contract stipulation that requires him to have a performance bond.  Mr. Gricci maintained that there is a very high cost to obtain said bond and that it is not possible for him to do so.  

Selectwoman Bolster wanted to make note that Mr. Gricci and Shamrock Towing had been providing tow service to the Town of Winthrop for a great many years without a contract and with out a performance bond.

Chairman O’Brien suggested the Board nullify the current contract and rebid the contract without the performance bond stipulation. This would allow for interested parties to bid the new contract.  Chairman O’Brien also suggested that Shamrock Towing provide tow services to the Town without a contract while the bid process took place.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to cancel current contract with Shamrock Towing for non-compliance.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to retain Shamrock Towing in lieu of contract while new contract was written and put into bid process.

General Business

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve minutes of the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting held on June 6, 2005.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve the minutes of the Board of Selectmen’s Meeting held on June 13, 2005.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin to approve the minutes of the Selectmen’s Meeting held on July 18, 2005. Please note Chairman O’Brien did not attend that meeting and therefore did not vote on the minutes.

Minutes of Selectmen’s Meeting held June 27, 2005 were tabled while amendments are being added and resubmitted for approval.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve a lump sum contract in the amount of $26,000 to Weston & Sampson of Peabody for design and construction management of Phase III Wastewater Pump Station Improvements.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to accept the resignation of Jody Williams from the Cultural Council.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to appoint Robert Harvey and Recreation Director Sean Driscoll to the Larsen Rink Board of Governor’s.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to accept the resignation of Eva Belanger from both the Tree Committee and the Parking Committee.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin to approve the appointment of Barbara O’Brien to an job opening in the Accounting Department. Chairman Martin O’Brien abstained from voting as he is related to Ms. O’Brien.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve the appointment of Shahnaz Bijan for the open position in the Building Department.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to appoint Mary Jane Norris, Robert Norris and Tyler Norris to the Skateboard Park Committee.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve for submission to the Personnel Board an increase for Assistant Collector Eileen Nicewicz.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve for submission to the Personnel Board an increase for Assistant Treasurer Judith Walsh.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve a Water Shut Off Fee Waiver for the Winthrop Housing Authority.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve a one-day liquor license for the Elks to serve outside on their property on August 13, 2005.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve a Logan Employee Shuttle Bus to have a route in Winthrop between 3am and 5am daily.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve for a storage pod on private property only from August 26 to September 3 at 246 Shore Drive. Notation that if Pod was to be placed on any public part of Shore Drive the applicant should contact the State Police for proper permits.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve a Laundromat License at 563 Shirley Street d/b/a Shoreside Laundry.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve a request submitted by the Board of State Examiners for Plumbers and Gas Fitters to use the Harvey Hearing Room on the following dates:
        September 7, 2005
        October 5, 2005
        November 2, 2005
        December 7, 2005

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve a French Square Permit for the Winthrop Football Cheerleaders to fundraise with a Sweatshirt Sale on August 4, 2005.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve a Common Victualler’s License to Shoko’s Café in Winthrop Center.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to extend the open comments regarding the recently passed Liquor Regulations until September 12, 2005.

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Selectmen Brian J. Perrin and made unanimous by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to reinstate the Senior Citizens Volunteer/Tax Liability Reduction Program and open the number of participants to twenty-five (25).

Chairman O’Brien notified residents that applications were on file at the Selectmen’s Office as well as available at the Senior Center and online on the Winthrop Website. Lottery to choose participants will happen sometime in mid-September and notification of lottery date will be in the Winthrop Transcript and here in Town Hall.

Selectwoman Bolster mentioned she would like to investigate the possibility of curbing and No Parking signage at Yirrell Beach.

Selectmen Perrin mentioned that the Police Department has recently received a $150K grant to assist in eradicating drugs from our Community.

Chairman O’Brien concluded the meeting with his gratitude towards both the Police and Fire Departments for keeping the Town of Winthrop safe during the July 4th holiday.  He also thanked all the folks involved in putting on all of the festivities over the holiday as it was a wonderful time!


Respectfully submitted,

Carla Vitale
Administrative Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN



Martin W .O’Brien
Chairman




 
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