BOARD OF SELECTMEN FRIDAY EVENING, OCTOBER 28, 2005
MINUTES OF MEETING SELECTMEN’S OFFICE 5:30 PM
The meeting was called to order at approximately 5:30 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.
Atlantic Shores Inn Holder’s License Public Hearing
Owners Joseph Dow and Project Manager Mark Rotondo were present to apply for an Inn Holder’s License for the Atlantic Shores Property located at 312 Shirley Street. Mr. Rotondo explained plans for the Inn to the Board and provided a draft layout of what the project will look like at completion. He said that the property has been zoned for 30 units: 18 one-bedroom and 12 studios. These units will be fully handicap accessible with an elevator and property will also have underground parking. Maximum occupancy for the Inn will be seventy-five (75) people.
Chairman O’Brien said he was pleased with what he saw and he asked that the gentlemen speak a little of their proposed business and marketing plans to encourage guests to stay at the Inn. The gentlemen said they hoped to contract a shuttle service to and from Logan Airport to encourage business travelers to the establishment.
Selectpeople Perrin and Bolster then both offered the gentlemen good luck in their endeavors.
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 Inn Holder/ Lodging License to Joseph P. Dow of 31 Beal Street, Winthrop, MA., contingent upon all Town Inspectors approval.
Town Accountant Michael Bertino briefed the Board on the upcoming Budget for Special Town Meeting to be held on Monday, November 14, 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 accept the Special Town Meeting Budget as it was presented to the Board by Town Accountant, Michael Bertino.
Police Chief David Goldstein sent a memo requesting the Board appoint two current reserve officers to the Police Department as full-time officers.
VOTED: on a Motion by Selectwoman Susan J. Bolster, 2nd by Chairman Martin W. O'Brien to appoint Timothy Callinan and James Freeman to the Winthrop Police Department in accordance with all Civil Service Regulations as set forth by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Selectmen Perrin abstained from the vote as it may be viewed as a conflict of interest.
Pauline Street Project
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 award a contract with PV Barone of Winthrop, MA for the 2005 Pauline Street Repairs as specified in the bid package for $178,216. Funding for this contract is from the Towns Chapter 90 account.
At approximately 6:25PM Chairman O’Brien suggested the Board adjourn Open Session and enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing contract negotiations.
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.
Meeting was adjourned at approximately 7:00 PM.
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
Martin W. O’Brien