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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
November 20, 1996
Board met in Regular Session 7.30 p.m. in their Meeting Room in Abbot Hall
Present (constituting a quorum):
Thomas A. McNulty, Chairman
William E. Conly
Diane E. St. Laurent
William M. Purdin
F. Reed Cutting, Jr.
Anthony M. Sasso, Town Administrator
MINUTES. Motion made and seconded to approve the minutes of November 13,
1996. All in favor.
RETIREMENT BOARD. Motion made and seconded to appoint Nils Petersen
to the Retirement Board with a term to expire December 31, 1996. All in
favor. The Board of Selectmen will be interviewing candidates for appointment
beginning January 1, 1997 to the Retirement Board. All interested parties
should contact the Selectmen's Office (631-0000).
ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON DISABILITIES. Motion made and seconded to appoint
Peggy Blass an ex-officio member of the Selectmen's Advisory Committee on
Disabilities, reporting to Patricia Charbonnier, ADA Coordinator. All in
favor. As with other Boards, there is no budget available for this Committee.
COUNTERFEIT MONEY. Chairman McNulty announced that the National Grand
Bank has alerted the community that a number of counterfeit $10 and $50
bills have been passed. The National Grand has made available pens to detect
these counterfeit bills.
LICENSE. Common Victualler. Allen Teague and Jane Teague appeared before
the Board to request a Common Victualler license to operate Frostbiter's
at 78 Front Street. Hours of operation will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., seven
days a week. Motion made and seconded to approve this request. On a polled
vote, the Board voted as follows: Mr. Cutting in favor, Mr. Purdin, in favor;
Mrs. St. Laurent, in favor; Mr. Conly, in favor; and Mr. McNulty, in favor.
STORM. Chairman McNulty announced that Federal aid will be available
throuoh FEMA for the storm of October 21 and 22. The Disaster Recovery Center
is in Peabody, hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and their telephone
number is 1-800-462-9029. Applications for aid must be filed by December
PERMISSION. Parade. Motion made and seconded to approve the request
of the Marblehead Chamber of Commerce to hold their Annual Christmas Walk
Parade on December 7, 1996, beginning at 1 p.m. through a portion of the
business district of Marblehead; i.e. starting at Wyman Road and Atlantic
Avenue through the intersection of Washington Street and Atlantic Avenue,
Essex Street to the Information Booth, left onto Pleasant to Gerry Street,
left onto Gerry with the paraders disbursing as they arrive at Star of the
Sea. All in favor.
LICENSE. One-day All Alcoholic. Sand Bar & Grille. Motion made and
seconded to approve the request of Christopher Corbishley of the Sand Bar
& Grille to have ten one-day liquor licenses for use in their new function
room for the following dates: November 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 27, 29, 30,
and December 1. All in favor.
LICENSE. One-day Entertainment. Sand Bar & Grille. Motion made and
seconded to approve the request of the Sand Bar and Grille to have one-day
entertainment licenses for the following dates and the events listed: December
1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Jazz Trio, December 9, 6:00 p.m.
to 11:45 p.m. and December 31, 6:00 p.m. to 11:45 p.m. Jazz Trip, December
16, 6:00 to 11:45 p.m., DeeJay for staff Christmas Party. All in favor.
TIM ANGLE. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Justin
Osborne, Meryle Osborne, Matthew Arnould, and Adam Moore to use Abbot Hall
Auditorium for a Gala Fund-raiser for the benefit of Tim Angle and his family
on Thursday, December 19, 1996, at 8 p.m, and Friday, December 20, 1996,
at 8 p.m., waiving the usual $100 fee for the use of the Hall. The usual
fee for the custodian and certificate of insurance will be required. All
in favor. The Selectmen would like all the wiring necessary done under the
jurisdiction of the Building Commissioner and the Wire Inspector. All in
MARBLEHEAD ARTS COUNCIL. Motion made and seconded to ask Mr. Sasso to
look into the request of the Marblehead Arts Council for advice and direction
in establishing guidelines for local artists and their use of Town land,
specifically the placing of a permanent piece of art or sculpture on Town
property and report back to the Board. All in favor.
CONTINENTAL CABLEVISION. Letter read from Continental Cablevision announcing
programming changes effective December 31, 1996. They will be adding Court
TV and Speedvision and deleting WOR and The Travel Channel.
FINANCE DEPARTMENT. Chairman McNulty read a letter from the Massachusetts
Department of Revenue, Division of Local Services, certifying that the amount
of available funds or "free cash" as of July I, 1996 for the Town
of Marblehead is $1,730,262.
TOWN OFFICE HOURS. Next week, because of the Holiday, the Board will
meet on Tuesday, November 26, 1996 at 7:30 p.m. Town Office hours will be
Monday and Wednesday. 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30
p.m.; and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
TOWN BY-LAW. Selectman St. Laurent reported back to the Board re street
obstructions. Town Counsel has ruled there cannot be any sidewalk sales.
Motion made and seconded to have Mrs. St. Laurent work with Town Counsel
for modification of the by-law tor May Town Meeting. Vote was 4 in favor,
with Mr. Conly opposed.
IN-LINE SKATING/SKATEBOARD PARK. Selectman St. Laurent reported on the
grand opening of Phase I of the In-Line Skating/Skateboard Park. Contributions
are still being accepted.
RECREATION AND PARK/COUNCIL ON AGING BUILDING. Selectman Conly indicated
he is concerned about the drainage area at this building. People are concerned
standing water could present a problem. Motion made and seconded to direct
Town Administrator Sasso to work with the Town Engineer and engineers of
record on the site and report back next Tuesday. All in favor.
Motion made and seconded that the Board go into Executive Session considering
discipline of an employee consistent with the Civil Service regulations
as they are, votes may be taken, and if they are, votes will be released
at a time deemed appropriate by Counsel, not to resume in open session.
On a polled vote, the Board voted as follows: Mr. Cutting, in favor; Mr.
Purdin, in favor; Mrs. St. Laurent, in favor; Mr. Conly, in favor, and Mr.
McNulty. in favor
Motion made and seconded to adjourn at 8:15 p.m.
Patricia D. Charbonnier
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