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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
May 1, 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
Robert F. Peck, Jr.
William M. Purdin
Diane St. Laurent
Anthony M. Sasso, Town Adminstrator
MINUTES. Motion made and seconded to approve the minutes of April 24, 1996.
All in favor.
Motion made and seconded to add the following paragraph to the minutes of
April 17, 1996:
LICENSE. One-day Alcohol. Marblehead Festival of Arts. Motion made and seconded
to approve the request of the Marblehead Festival of Arts for a one-day
Alcohol License for the Champagne Reception on Sunday, June 30th, at Fort
Sewall between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. subject to the usual fees and certificate
The vote was 4 in favor, with Mr. Conly voting present.
CONTRACT. Weston and Sampson Engineers. Motion made and seconded to
authorize the Chairman, after review of Town Counsel, to sign a modification
to the contract with Weston and Sampson Engineers for engineering services
related to the underground storage tank project at Tower Way. All in favor.
CONSERVATION COMMISSION. Motion made and seconded that Attorney Jonathan
Ettinger of the law firm of Foley, Hoag & Eliot be and hereby is appointed
Special Assistant Town Counsel, a special Town employee for purposes of
chapter 268A of the General Laws, to serve as the Town's legal counsel in
connection with the proposed acquisition of an interest in the so-called
former Lead Mills property off Lafayette Street at the Marblehead/Salem
border. All in favor.
U. S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARY. Flotilla Commander Dr. Ed Manzano of the
Marblehead Flotilla 1N-403 of the U. S. Coast Guard Auxiliary appeared before
the Board to discuss National Safe Boating Week. The members of the Board
presented Commander Manzano with a Proclamation declaring May 18 - 24 1996
as National Safe Boating Week in Marblehead.
LICENSE. All Alcoholic Beverage. Rinaldo's. Motion made and seconded
to have Glen Doty of Rinaldo's appear before the Board of May 22, 1996 to
give a report on the status of his license. All in favor.
U. S. POST OFFICE ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE. Letter read from the U. S.
Post Office telling of their National Food Drive on Saturday, May 11th.
If citizens will place a food donation by their mailbox on Saturday, May
11th, your letter carrier will pick it up and deliver it to the emergency
PERMISSION. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Roger
Tremblay, Cubmaster Pack 76 to race cubmobiles on Turner Road on Sunday
May 19, 1996 ... blocking off part of Turner Road from Green Street to Shepard
Street during the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All the neighbors have
been contacted with this information. All in favor.
Selectmen's Meeting Room. Motion made and seconded to approve the request
of Thomas Maguire, Regional Planner, Waterways Regulation Program, Department
of Environmental Protection, to use the Selectmen's Meeting Room for two
Public Hearings on May 15, 1996 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. All in favor.
TRAFFIC & SAFETY. Motion made and seconded to refer the letter from
Jill Gridley requesting a signal button be put on the traffic signal at
the corner of Village Street and West Shore Drive to Wire Inspector Gordon
"Skip" Lyons, and have him report back to the Board. All in favor.
Crosswalk. Motion made and seconded to refer the letter from Mr. & Mrs.
Paul C. Bucknam, Jr. to Surveyor of Highways McLaughlin with instructions
to place a crosswalk at the intersection of Harbor Avenue and Ocean Avenue
at the east end of the Causeway. All in favor.
OLD AND HISTORIC DISTRICTS COMMISSION. George Duncklee. Letter was received
by the Board from Attorney William J. Lundregan advising the Board that
his clients, Mr. and Mrs. James Bryant wish to withdraw their appeal from
the Old and Historic District
Commission to the Board of Selectmen. This appeal was continued to May 1,
POLICE DEPARTMENT. A letter has been received from the Department of
Personnel Administration as it relates to the Police Captain examination
scheduled to be held on October 19, 1996. Chairman McNulty has asked Police
Chief Palmer and any other interested parties to appear before the Board
on May 22nd to discuss this matter. Selectman Peck moved Assistant Town
Counsel be present at that time with regard to the Board's legal options,
or render an opinion in writing to the Board of Selectmen. Seconded. Vote
was 4 in favor with Selectman Conly opposed. Motion made and seconded to
have Police Chief Palmer in for discussion on May 22nd. All in favor.
TRUSTEES OF ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY. The members of the Board of Selectmen
were joined by the following Trustees of Abbot Public Library for the purpose
of interviewing candidates for the one vacancy on the Trustees of Abbot
Public Library: Richard Bowen, Jean Howe, Frances Nielson, Peggy Blass and
Bill Quinn. The two boards interviewed the following candidates: Carole
Lund Benning, Virginia L. Bowen, William J. Lundregan, Timothy G. Murnane,
Barbara A. Noymer, James Rooks, Fred Bauer and Don Davies. After discussion
among the members of both boards, a polled vote was taken as follows: First
round: Mrs. Nielson, Ms. Bowen; Ms. Howe, Mr. Lundregan; Mr. Bowen, Ms.
Bowen; Ms. Blass, Mr. Murnane; Mr. Ouinn, Mr. Lundregan; Mr. Purdin, Ms.
Bowen; Mr. Conly, Mr. Bauer; Mrs. St. Laurent, Ms. Bowen; Mr. Peck, Mr.
Davies; Mr. McNulty, Ms. Bowen. On a second round: Ms. Nielson, Ms. Bowen;
Ms. Howe, Ms. Bowen; Mr. Bowen, Ms. Bowen; Ms. Blass, Ms. Bowen; Mr. Quinn,
Ms. Bowen; Mr. Purdin, Ms. Bowen; Mr. Conly, Ms. Bowen; Mrs. St. Laurent,
Ms. Bowen; Mr. Peck, Ms. Bowen; Mr. McNulty, Ms. Bowen. Ms. Virginia Bowen
was elected a Trustee of Abbot Public Library with a term to expire in May
GRANTS. Massachusetts Capital Community Fund Loan to Crosby's Markets,
Inc. Motion made and seconded to authorize the Chairman to sign the Massachusetts
Capital Community Fund Loan to Crosby's Markets, Inc. papers as outlined
in the letter from George A. Hewett of David, Malm & D'Agostine. All
FEMA. Motion made and seconded to authorize Town Administrator Sasso
to sign the appropriate documents for a FEMA grant in the amount of $44,121
for reimbursement for snow and ice removal. All in favor.
TRAFFIC & SAFETY. Motion made and seconded to reinstate three parking
spaces in the area of the Barnacle Restaurant as requested by Police Officer
Homan. All in favor.
COUNCIL ON AGING. The following interviewed for two open slots on the
Council on Aging: Margaret Wilson, Constance Winter, Clifford Brown, and
Dr. Frank Healey. Joan Terry had been interviewed on April 17th. Motion
made and seconded to place all names in nomination. Seconded. All in favor.
Motion made and seconded to name two individuals for two spots. All in favor.
On a polled vote, the Board voted as follows: Mr. Purdin, Mr. Brown and
Dr. Healey; Mr. Conly, Mr. Brown and Dr. Healey; Mrs. St. Laurent, Mrs.
Wilson and Dr. Healey; Mr. Peck, Mr. Brown and Dr. Healey; Mr. McNulty,
Mr. Brown and Dr. Healey. Clifford Brown and Dr. Frank Healey were appointed
to the Council on Aging. Mr. Brown's term will expire in May 1997 and Dr.
Healey's term will expire in May 1998.
TRAFFIC & SAFETY. After a brief discussion with Dr. Robert Jackson,
it was moved and seconded that no public ways be blocked in Town without
prior authorization from the Board of Selectmen or through the Town Administrator.
All in favor.
NOTE: The above motion applies only to non emergency requests.
POLICE DEPARTMENT. A brief discussion was held relative to foot patrols
in the downtown area, dispatching of police officers for other than usual
duties without Board being informed. Motion made to have Town Administrator
Sasso look into the matter. All in favor.
SPIRlT OF '76. Motion made and seconded to accept the offer of Mrs.
V. R Barrickman of Cinnaminson, New Jersey to donate to the Town of Marblehead
a copy of the Spirit of '76 done in marquetry art work. All in favor.
Motion made and seconded that the Board go into Executive Session to
discuss collective bargaining, 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. Purdin,
in favor; Mr. Conly, in favor; Mrs. St. Laurent, in favor; Mr. Peck, in
favor; and Mr. McNulty, in favor. Meeting was adjoumed at 9:45 p.m.
Patricia D. Charbonnier
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