The Board met in Regular
Session at 7:30 p.m.in its meeting room at Abbot Hall.
Present (constituting a quorum):
Jeffrey N. Shribman, Chairman
William M. Purdin Judith R. Jacobi
William L. Woodfin, II Harry C. Christensen
Anthony M. Sasso, Town Administrator
MINUTES. Motion made and seconded to approve the minutes of October
--Four in favor one present.
PERMISSION. Staging. Letter from David Benson, of Aspen Roofing Services, Inc.,
4 Florence Street, Salem, requesting permission to extend the time period (previously
approved by Board for steel staging to be present in front of 22 Atlantic Avenue)
until November 14, 2003. Motion made and seconded to approve the request. All
FIRE. Rip Tide Lounge. Letter from the Ciampa Family, Owners, expressing their
appreciation to the Fire and Police Department personnel and other members of
the community for the assistance rendered to them on the morning of November
4 in connection with a fire at the Lounge. The letter also expressed the Family’s
plans to have the Lounge operational by Thanksgiving with a limited menu to be
served in the bar and dining area until the kitchen is fully constructed.
HARBORS AND WATERS. Letter from Liz and Tad Gillespie, expressing their appreciation
to the Harbormaster’s staff in connection with their rescue off of Eagle
REQUEST TO APPEAR. Discussion on the request for a hearing before the Board made
by Lance I. Layne, Esq., attorney for Alwin Alkonis, 137 Pleasant Street concerning
use of the premises known as 6 Anderson Street by James Spina, d/b/a Auto Werks.
Spina is first to appear before the Building Department and Board of Appeals
concerning violations cited at the premises and therefore, unless issues are
resolved prior thereto, all interested parties will be invited to appear before
the Board of Selectmen on December 10 to address this matter.
APPOINTMENTS. Council on Aging. Linda Hall, 7 Watson Street and Pamela Foye,
7 Spring Street, appeared before the Board to interview for the position available
on this committee. Motion made and seconded to nominate both applicants. All
in favor. Motion made and seconded to appoint Ms. Hall to the position with a
term to expire of 2005. All in favor. On a polled vote as follows:. Mr. Christensen:
Ms. Foye; Mr. Woodfin: Ms. Hall; Mrs. Jacoby: Ms. Hall; Mr. Purdin: Ms. Hall;
Mr. Shribman: Ms. Hall.
VETERANS SERVICES. Veterans’ Day Ceremonies. David C. Rodgers, Veteran’s
Agent, appeared before the Board to give an update on the ceremonies at Abbot
Hall on November 11. VFW Post 2005 Commander Harry C. Christensen to be master
of ceremonies. Doors to open 9:30 a.m. with the service to begin at 10:30 a.m.
APPOINTMENTS. Finance Committee. The Board previously interviewed the following
citizens for three openings on the Finance Committee: Richard A. Forbes, William
P. Corbett, Jr., Harold Owens Nichols and Eric Gilliland. Motion made and seconded
to place all names in nomination. All in favor. On a polled vote, the Board voted
as follows for one of the two positions which expire in 2006: Mr. Christensen:
Mr. Corbett; Mr. Woodfin: Mr. Forbes; Mrs. Jacoby: Mr. Corbett; Mr. Purdin: Mr.
Corbett; Mr. Shribman: Mr. Corbett. Mr. Corbett was appointed to the Finance
Committee with a term to expire in May 2006. On a polled vote, The Board voted
as follows for the additional position which also expires in 2006. On a polled
vote, the Board voted as follows for this position which expires May 2006: Mr.
Christensen: Mr. Forbes; Mr. Woodfin: Mr. Gilliland; Mrs. Jacoby: Mr. Gilliland;
Mr. Purdin: Mr. Gilliland; Mr. Shribman: Mr. Gilliland. Mr. Gilliland was appointed
to the Finance Committee with a term to expire in May 2006. A motion was made
and seconded to invite persons interested in filling the third vacant position
to apply by December 3, 2003 and that the letters of intent received from Richard
A. Forbes and Harold Owen Nichols be kept on file. All in favor.
DEFIBRILLATOR PROJECT. Golf Day at Tedesco. Motion made and seconded to send
a letter of appreciation to Tedesco Country Club for the use of the Club’s
facilities in connection with this event. Motion made and seconded to send a
letter of appreciation to Emergency Medical Services Committee for their efforts
in connection with the defibrillator project.
Motion made and seconded to adjourn at 8:35 p.m. All in favor.
Ursula M. Kretschman