Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Live reporting - legislation, closing


H. PRESENTATIONS/DISCUSSIONS
none

I. SUBCOMMITTEE REPORTS
none

J. LEGISLATION FOR ACTION
1. Resolution 12-82: Legal Notices
motion to approve, seconded, passed 8-0

2. Resolution 12-83: 2013 Schedule of Town Council Meetings
moving the meeting in July to the 17th
Feb 20th moved to the 13th
Mar 17 moved to the 24th
motion to approve, seconded, passed 8-0

3. Resolution 12-84: Southern New England Trunkline Trail Multi-Community Joint Planning Resolution
Received a grant for $10K to do some planning, working to study the Prospect St crossing

Powderly thanks for all the effort, this is a long development
motion to approve, seconded, passed 8-0

K. TOWN ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Can suspend the parking on Saturday beginning this weekend
just can't park all day

Planning Board endorsed the Site Plan bylaw and it will come back to Town Council

DelCarte dam construction will start next week and should end about May

Governor's adjustment to budget in administrative areas, looking to the Legislature to make local aid cuts, not too concerned about the short term cuts, the schools will get hit the most due to the circuit breaker
big concern to look to FY 2014, especially given Congress inability to do anything
it will be a trickle down effect to the local communities, this year we'll get by, next year is a concern

zoning bylaw on medical marijuana, looking to get ahead of the curve
choices are, don't allow it at all, or allow it in the adult entertainment area (industrial park) or not do anything which will create a problem eventually

Q - are there a limited number of dispensaries?
A -  in the beginning there will be five dispensaries per county, but after that they can expand

L. OLD BUSINESS
none

M. NEW BUSINESS
none

N. COUNCIL COMMENTS
Roy - had opportunity early on to be interviewed when on the School Committee, that experience taught him to be better prepared
Received many compliments on the tree lighting on the common, it has been well received

Bissanti - congratulations to Stella on her award, I had heard her name referenced as a person to be recond with

Pfeffer - she knows what is going on, she is on top of her game; I remember going to her father's store (the holder of the first liquor license)

Powderly - had received the first congratulatory phone call from Stella
Echo the fine comments on the Town Common, it looks beautiful
thanks to the Downtown Partnership for a great Holiday Stroll

Kelly - congrats, the common looks beautiful

Dellorco - congrats, the lights look great, the trees that were cut were a great call

Mercer - congrats on the award, my family has know Stella for many years; I had worked with her on the Senior Center project and she was a great leader along with Judy Pfeffer
Mountains of dirt being moved around on the high school site. foundations getting poured in the next couple of weeks and with some weather luck we'll see some steel shortly after

Vallee - I'd like to thank you for what you have done, and thank you to Karen for bringing her to the meeting, that is over and above her duty

O. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Negotiations, Litigation, Real Property, as May Be Required

P. ADJOURN

motion to adjourn, approved 8-0