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Board of Selectmen's Meeting Minutes 8/22/05
BOARD OF SELECTMEN              MONDAY EVENING, AUGUST 22, 2005
MINUTES OF MEETING                      SELECTMEN’S OFFICE 6:00 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.


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 June 27, 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 request made by DPW Director Dave Hickey to award a contract to Guertin Elkerton Associates for a Time & Expense contract with a minimum limit of $5,000 to assist the Town in completing the bid documents for improvements to Pauline Street.

There was some discussion relative to the town’s current National Pollution Discharge Elimination System permit (NPDES) requiring the Town to create a Stormwater Bylaw. There was a recommendation before the Board to approve a contract with S. David Graber, Consulting Engineer, of Stoughton, MA for a Time & Materials contract with a maximum limit of $6,900 to assist the Town in developing a Stormwater Bylaw.

Chairman O’Brien suggested that the Board review this request and have DPW Director Dave Hickey attend the next Board meeting to answer any questions the Board may have relative to this contract.

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 Pearl Sabat and Elizabeth LaCamera from the Disabilities Commission.

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 Linda McGeorge to a Full Member of the Disabilities Commission.

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 Gabriella Anderson to an Associate Member of the Disabilities Commission.

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 recommendation of the Executive Secretary/CAO to approve the annual reviews and any proposed step increases associated with the same for the following Dept. Heads and Middle Management Staff.

        Nick Basso – Treasurer Collector
        Mike Bertino – Town Accountant
        Ernest Gauthier – Building Inspector
        Larry Holmes- Veteran’s Agent
        Barbara McNeil- Grants/ Procurement Administrator
        Joseph Larry Powers- Fire Chief
        Carla Vitale- Administrative Secretary
        Nancy Williams- Council on Aging Director

VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to approve the Common Victualler License for a new owner of Café Delite. The new owner’s name is Ana DaSilva. Selectmen Perrin recused himself as he is the attorney for one of the parties involved.

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 open the Senior Tax Abatement Volunteer Lottery Program to twenty-five (25) seniors with hours being completed by December 31, 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 request from Grants Coordinator, Barbara McNeil to amend a contract with FXM Associates of Boston for $7500 to provide services to the Town by assisting in the preparation of a business plan for operating the proposed multi-use pier.  Funding provided by a Public Works Economic Development Grant.

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 Grants Office request to amend the contract with Community Opportunities Group of Boston for $2000 to perform additional consultant services to the Town relative to the Dalrymple School Re-Use Study. Funding to be provided by the Waste to Energy Grant.

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 Grants Office request to amend the contract with Vine Associates of Newburyport for an additional $8050 to perform a deep test boring near the Town Landing in conjunction with the design phase of the multi-use pier project.  This was due to the reconfiguration of the Pier to accommodate various marine uses.  Funding will come from the above mentioned Public Works Economic Development Grant.

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 permit contingent upon State approval for Winthrop Playmakers to hold a Texas Hold’em Tournament.

Before closing the meeting, Chairman O’Brien announced that on September 1st at 7pm at the Cummings School Cafetorium, there would be a special proclamation ceremony to declare September National Recovery Month in the Town of Winthrop.

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 adjourn the meeting at approximately 9PM.

Respectfully submitted,

Carla Vitale
Administrative Secretary

BOARD OF SELECTMEN



Martin W. O’Brien
Chairman




 
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