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BOARD OF SELECTMEN
June 26, 1996
Board met in Regular Session 7:30 p.m. in their Meeting Room in Abbot Hall
Present (constituting a quorum):
Thomas A. McNulty
William E. Conly
Diane E. St. Laurent
F. Reed Cutting, Jr.
Anthony M. Sasso, Administrator
Motion made and seconded to approve the minutes of June 19, 1996. All in
FIREWORKS. Jim Hourihan, Chairman ofthe Fireworks Committee, appeared
before the Board to report the fundraising has been a success. The Fireworks
will be held on July 4th, with the harbor illumination at 9:00 p.m. and
fireworks at 9:30. Rain date is Saturday, July 6th. Mr. Hourihan thanked
his many Cornmittee members as well as contributions of $2,500 each from
Dr. and Mrs. Bruce Eissner and the Marblehead Savings Bank. John diVries
ofthe Dolphin Yacht Club presented Mr. Hourihan with a check for $1,022,
the results oftheir fund-raiser last Saturday night.
RECREATION AND PARK. Chairman McNulty thanked the Recreation, Park and
Forestry Department for improving the grounds at Abbot Hall.
TOWN EMPLOYEES. Chairman McNulty thanked several Town Employees who
participated in the Eleventh Annual Cancer Walk sponsored by Salem Hospital.
They raised over $2,200.
LICENSE. Common Victualler. Village Roast Beef and Seafood. Selectman
F. Reed Cutting, Jr. announced he would abstain from this vote. Attorney
Demakis along with Constantino J. Hatzelamprou, the applicant, appeared
before the Board to request a Common Victualler license to operate a fast
food restaurant known as Village Roast Beef and Seafood at 10 Bessom Street,
Village Plaza II. Mr. Hatzelamprou had appeared before the Zoning Board
of Appeals and a decision is on file in the Town Clerk's office. Motion
was made and seconded to approve the application with hours of operation
to be 10:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. seven days per week with a seating capacity
of twelve people. On a polled vote, the Board voted as follows: Mrs. St.
Laurent, in favor; Mr. Conly, in favor; and Mr. McNulty, in favor. Mr. Cutting
TOWN PLANNER. Rebecca Curran, Town Planner, appeared before the Board
to present a Community Action Statement for the EOCD. Motion made and seconded
to endorse the draft subject to minor modifications Ms. Curran has rnade.
All in favor.
RECREATION AND PARK DEPARTMENT. Chairman ofthe Recreation and Park Commission
Fraffie Welch appeared to report on the proposed dog day care center at
the Camp Shore Lea site. The proposal has been withdrawn and the Rec. and
Park Department is looking for a better project for this property.
PERMISSION. Fort Sewall. The Board felt no action was necessary on the
request of Deborah O'Connor to use Fort Sewall for a children's birthday
LAND COURT. Motion made and seconded to authorize Chairman McNulty to
sign the Assent to Petition form concerning the 29 square foot parcel of
land at 114 Washington Street. All in favor.
TRAFFIC & SAFETY. Letter read from Lt. Dave Millett, Traffic and
Safety Officer of the Police Department, outlining the details of moving
traffic through and around the drainage project along Pleasant Street from
Devereux Street to Lafayette to begin in the latter part of July. The first
phase will encompass Pleasant street between Devereux Street and Mohawk
Road. Outbound traffic on Pleasant Street will be routed onto Ocean Avenue
to Atlantic Avenue onto Smith Street and back on to Pleasant Street. Inbound
traffic will be directed in exactly the opposite direction. During the second
phase of work between Mohawk Road and Baldwin Road, outbound Pleasant Street
traffic will continue outbound with the inbound Pleasant Street traffic
being routed as indicated in phase one. During phase three, Pleasant Street
between Baldwin Road and "Tent's Corner." the inbound lane will
be maintained while outbound traffic will be diverted onto Baldwin Road.
Ieft onto Comell, and left again onto Dartmouth onto Lafayette Street.
July 4th Fireworks. Motion made and seconded to close the Causeway leading
to and from Marblehead Neck commencing at 6:30 p.m. on July 4, 1996, to
be reopened on the evening of July 4,1996 upon approval ofthe Marblehead
Fire Department,this vote to be extended to the rain date of July 6th. All
PERMISSION. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of James
A. Coyne to block off Waldron Court on Friday, July 5, 1996, from 4:00 p.m.
until 8:00 p.m. for a block party. Mr. Cutting, Mrs. St. Laurent, and Mr.
Conly voted in favor; Mr. McNulty abstained.
TRAFFIC & SAFETY. After discussion, motion made and seconded to
take no action on the letter of Michael Kuhn as it relates to speeding on
HARBORMASTER. Stanley Sokol appeared before the Board with concerns
about the Rockmore being moored in Marblehead Harbor on July 4th. The Board
requested the Rockmore to stop serving alcohol and to stop music at the
end of the fireworks display and to offload their patrons when the display
ends. Permission to be moored in Marblehead Harbor has been given by the
Harbormaster for one year ... 1996.
DRAINS. Motion rnade and seconded to award the contract for the construction
of the Phase II work to the low bidder Roads Corporation, 241 Treble Cove
Road, N. Billerica, MA 01862 whose total bid price was $311,305; and in
the event that Roads Corporation should decline the award, that the award
go to the second low bidder A. V. Construction Co., Inc., 3 Thomas Circle,
Stoneham, MA whose total bid price was $345,900. All in favor.
POLICE DEPARTMENT. Motion made and seconded to call for a list from
the Department of Personnel Administration for two full-time police officers
effective in September, working part-time for the Summer. All in favor.
Motion made and seconded to call for a list from the Department of Personnel
Administration for four permanent intermittent police officers in order
to increase the number of officers to work as part-time patrol officers
and increase the numbers of part-time officers available for full-time appointments
when they occur. All in favor.
BUlLDlNG COMMISSIONER. Motion made and seconded to approve the request
of Building Commissioner J. Alan Hezekiah to appear before the Finance Committee
to request a transfer of $4,627.00 for payment of Boston Gas Bill. All in
FINANCE DIRECTOR. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of
George B. SIIOW Finance Director. to appear before the Finance Committee
to request a transfer of $2,867.19 for payment of Medicare taxes for employees.
All in favor.
SURVEYOR OF HIGHWAYS. Motion made and seconded to approve the request
of William McLaughlin, Surveyor of Highways, to appear before the Finance
Committee to request a transfer of$9,602.52 for salaries for employees who
worked for the Town Engineer in November because of broken drain pipe on
Green Street. All in favor.
POLICE DEPARTMENT. Motion made and seconded to approve the request ofthe
Police Chief to appear before the Finance Committee to request a transfer
of $10,000 for Salary expenses through June 30. 1996. All in favor.
SELECTMEN. Motion made and seconded to approve the request of Town Administrator
Anthony M. Sasso, to appear before the Finance Committee to request a transfers
as follows: $ 17,211.50 for Town Counsel Services, $900.00 for Labor Attorney
Services; $3.70 for Ambulance services; $60,000 for Article 57 1995 Police/Wire
Building. All in favor.
DOLPHIN YACHT CLUB/GLOVER LANDING. Marvin Frank of Wharf Path appeared
before the Board with concerns about the loud noises emanating from the
Dolphin Yacht Club as a result of their party last Saturday night, for which
the Dolphin had a one-day entertainment license. Motion made and seconded
to appoint Selectmen Conly a Committee of One for findings on this matter.
The vote was three in favor, with Mr. Conly opposed.
Motion made and seconded that the Board go into Executive Session to
discuss strategy with respect to 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. Cutting, in favor, Mrs. St.Laurent, in favor, Mr. Conly,
in favor, and Mr. McNulty, in favor. Meeting was adjourned at 8:45 p.m.
Patricia D. Charbonnier
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