BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
The meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held at 7:00 pm in the Sharon Town Hall with Chairman Walter “Joe” Roach, Selectman Richard A. Powell, Selectman William a. Heitin and Town Administrator Benjamin Puritz.
ONE-DAY LIQUOR LICENSE
VOTED: (Powell/Heitin) Voted unanimously to approve a one-day liquor license at the Sharon Community Center for Norman Kelson on August 14, 2010
HEARING FOR OFF-PREMISES LIQUOR LICENSE FOR BREAD N BUTTER
VOTED: (Powell/Heitin) Voted unanimously to open the hearing
Maria Semyoniv, who is the owner of Bread N Butter said that she has been open for about seven years and has been selling international foods from Europe, Russia, Latvia, Israel, Germany – all with an Eastern European style. She is open seven days a week on Monday – Saturday from 10am – 8pm and on Sunday from 10am – 6pm. Selectmen Powell said that it is important that when she is not there that she has responsible people check identifications to make sure underage individuals are not purchasing beer and wine.
VOTED: (Heitin/Powell) Voted unanimously to close the hearing
VOTED: (Powell/Heitin) Voted unanimously to approve an off-premises Beer and Wine license at Bread N Butter.
AWARDING OF BID FOR CARETAKER’S COTTAGE
Town Engineer Peter O’Cain stated that the Town had opened the bid for the Caretakers Cottage on June 24th. The low bidder was Jason Construction of Brockton, MA with a bid amount of $46,000. The next lowest bidder was $51,000. Peter O’Cain said he had received excellent references for Jason Construction.
Selectman Heitin said that once the notice of award is signed then the applicant will provide Town Engineer O’Cain with the appropriate bonds.
VOTED: (Heitin/Powell) Voted unanimously to authorize Chairman Roach to sign the notice of award to Jason Construction for the Sharon Community Center’s Caretaker Cottage project.
APPROVAL OF CHAPTER 90 PROJECTS FOR 2010
Town Engineer O’Cain came before the Board to request that the Board of Selectmen sign the “2010 Chapter 90 Project Request” and the “2010 Chapter 90 Environmental Punch List” for Lantern Lane and Gaines Road.
VOTED: (Powell/Heitin) Voted unanimously to approve the Chapter 90 Projects for Lantern Land and Gaines Road for Chapter 90 Reimbursement.
ADOPTION OF SHARON HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN
Town Engineer O’Cain explained that this was a mapping process that identified hazard areas. The process is being done on a county wide basis.
Selectman Heitin read the following resolution:
WHEREAS, the Norfolk County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan has been prepared in accordance with FEMA requirements at 44 C.F.R. 201.6; and,
WHEREAS, Town of Sharon, participated in the preparation of a multi-jurisdictional plan, Norfolk County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan; and,
WHEREAS, Town of Sharon is a local unit of government that has afforded the citizens an opportunity to comment and provide input in the Plan and the actions in the Plan; and
WHEREAS, Town of Sharon has reviewed the Plan and affirms that the Plan will be updated no less than every five years.
NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Selectmen that the Town of Sharon adopts the Norfolk County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan as this jurisdiction’s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan, and resolves to execute the actions in the Plan.
ADOPTED this 6th day of July, 2010 at the meeting of the Board of Selectmen
VOTED: (Heitin/Powell) Voted unanimously to adopt the resolution as written above and to authorize Chairman Roach to sign the resolution on behalf of the Board.
REGULATION OF DOGS ON BEACH
Selectman Heitin said that discussion regarding this issue had begun three weeks ago. He said he was recommending restricting dogs on the beach from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Chairman Roach said that people walk their dogs on the beach and not picking up the dog droppings. Chairman Roach also said he would like to allow dogs to be walked on the path at the beach when the beach is not staffed. Selectman Powell said he is in favor of prohibiting dogs on the beach during the day when the beach is staffed. The Board felt that the prohibition of dogs should be limited to any time that the beach is in operation. They also want apply the regulations to include the times where there is a public event at the beach.
VOTED: (Powell/Heitin) Voted unanimously to prohibit dogs on the beach from Memorial Day through Labor Day while the beach is in operation and at any time when there is a public and town authorized event. On the off-hours dogs shall be allowed on a leash on the path only.
APPROVAL OF BANNER REQUESTS
VOTED: (Roach/Heitin) Voted unanimously to approve banner request by the Sharon Soccer Association from July 12th – July 19th (1st position) and August 9th – August 13th (1st position)
VOTED: (Roach/Powell) Voted unanimously to approve banner request by the Sharon Adult Center to hang a banner from September 13th – September 16th (2nd position)
VOTED: (Roach/Heitin) Voted unanimously to approve banner request by the Heights Elementary Harvest Festival September 17th – September 25th (2nd position)
APPOVAL OF MINUTES
VOTED: (Powell/Heitin) Voted unanimously to approve the Regular Session and Executive Session Minutes of June 15, 2010
APPROVAL OF SERVICE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE HISTORICAL COMMISSION OF SHARON AND TTL ARCHITECTS
Town Meeting had authorized the funding for the Historic Housing Inventory. TTL Architects will be providing this service for $25,000.
VOTED: (Powell/Heitin) Voted unanimously to award the service agreement between the Historical Commission of Sharon to TTL Architects for $25,000.
FORMAL SIGNING OF LEASE WITH EVERWOOD CAMP LLC
Chairman Roach recused himself.
Associate Town Counsel Cindy Amara reviewed the details of the lease with Everwood Camp LLC, the entity that will be leasing the Horizons for Youth Property. She said that since the Selectmen’s meeting on June 15th several exhibits had been finalized, most of which were in the original Request for Proposal, including a landscaping plan and a Capital Improvement Plan. Selectman Heitin said that the Board of Selectmen’s minutes of June 15th provide an overview of the agreement.
VOTED: (Powell/Heitin) Voted to sign a lease for the Horizons for Youth Property with Everwood Camp LLC.
VOTED: (Powell/Heitin) Voted unanimously to adjourn to Executive Session for the purpose of discussing
collective bargaining, pending litigation and real property and at the end thereof to adjourn for the evening.
The Board adjourned to Executive Session at 7:35 p.m.