TA Blog: 2017-01-23 BOS

Below is the TA's summary of what transpired at the Board of Selectmen's meeting of January 23, 2017. Questions or comments? Contact the Town AdministratorOfficial meeting minutes will be posted when approved by the Board. Read the meeting packet.  


January 23, 2017 Board of Selectmen Meeting Summary

1. Organization / Read Mail

- Invitation: Nashoba Valley Tech High School budget briefing - Fri 1/27/17
- Invitation: Middlesex County District Attorney Marian Ryan addresses Littleton Council on Aging, Wed 1/25/17
- Master Plan Update public forum: Wed 1/25/17 from 4 to 8 PM at LMS

2A. Planning Board: Memorandum of Agreement for Supervision of Planning Administrator/Permit Coordinator by Town Administrator - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL C.41,§23A, to approve a Memorandum of Agreement with the Planning Board relative to the supervision of the Planning Administrator/Permit Coordinator by the Town Administrator.

2B. Library Trustees: MBLC Grant Application: The Board of Selectmen voted to accept the representations made by the Library Trustees in its application for a grant under the Massachusetts Public Library Construction Program, and authorize the Chairman of the Board of Selectmen to sign said grant application as the Town’s official representative as required by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, in order to preserve for Town Meeting voters the ability to decide whether to proceed with this grant-funded building project or not [3-2].

3A. Public Input
3B. Members’ Updates
3C. Selectmen Goal Updates

4. FY 2018 Operating Budget, Capital Improvements Plan Priorities - Assistant Town Administrator for Finance & Budget Bonnie Holston presented a summary of operating and capital budget requests for FY 2018. The Board of Selectmen will schedule a special meeting for 6 PM on Tuesday, February 7. 2017 to continue its review, prior to the joint meeting with Finance Committee..

 5. Discussion with Town Moderator, Town Clerk, Town Counsel - Improving Town Meeting: Bylaw Amendments, Procedures, etc. - The Board held a further discussion with the Town Moderator, Town Clerk, and Town Counsel ways to improve town meeting, including by amending the Town By-laws. Town Moderator Tim Goddard will convene a public meeting of interested parties and report back to the Selectmen's meeting on February 27, 2017.

6. Public Hearing: Littleton Liquors, LLC: All Package Store License Change of Location from 320 Great Rd. to 340 Constitution Ave. (The Point), Littleton - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL C.138,§15, to approve the application of Samuel E. Park, Managing Member of Littleton Liquors, LLC to approve a change of location for an all alcohol package store license from 320 Great Road to 340 Constitution Avenue (The Point), for the sale of all alcoholic beverages Monday through Saturday 9 AM - 11 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 11 PM for premises described as a one story building with one room that is approximately 12,000 square feet.

7. Public Hearings: Three (3) Applications for One (1) All Alcoholic Package Store License for "Littleton Common Only" under Chapter 335 of the Acts of 2016 - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to Chapter 335 of the Acts of 2016, to approve the application for an All Alcoholic Package Store License for “Littleton Common Only” for a new license for Great Road Liquors, Inc. D/B/A Liquors on the Common, 320 Great Rd., Littleton [see 7B below]

7A. Change of License Category from Wine and Malt: - Jay Ram Kabir Inc. d/b/a Littleton Convenience, 12 Jennifer St., Littleton - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL C.138, §15 and Chapter 335 of the Acts of 2016, not to approve a change of package store license category application from wine and malt only to all alcoholic beverages “Littleton Common Only”, as submitted by Jay Ram Kabir, Manager of Jay Ram Kabir Inc, LLC d/b/a Littleton Convenience, 12 Jennifer Street, Littleton, for the sale of all alcoholic beverages.

7B. New License - Great Road Liquors, Inc. D/B/A Liquors on the Common, 320 Great Rd., Littleton - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL C.138, §15 and Chapter 335 of the Acts of 2016, to approve an application for the all alcoholic package store license for “Littleton Common Only” submitted by Domenic J. Sebben Jr., Mgr., Great Road Liquors, Inc., d/b/a Liquors on the Common for 320 Great Road for the sale of all alcoholic beverages Monday through Saturday 9 AM - 11 PM and Sunday 10 AM - 11 PM for premises described as a first floor unit, consisting of approximately 1,400 square feet of retail space and approximately 500 square feet of storage space, together with the right to use sufficient parking spaces and loading areas as shall be necessary for lessee’s business.

7C. Change of License Category from Wine and Malt: Three Js and G, Inc. D/B/A Common Convenience, 5 Stevens St., Littleton - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL C.138, §15 and Chapter 335 of the Acts of 2016, not to approve a change of package store license category application from wine and malt only to all alcoholic beverages “Littleton Common Only”, as submitted by Joseph Mansour, Manager of Three Js and G, Inc. d/b/a Common Convenience, 5 Stevens Street, Littleton, for the sale of all alcoholic beverages.

8A. Police Department Regulations - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL C.41,§97A, to approve the following regulations for the Littleton Police Department as submitted by Chief of Police Matthew King on January 17, 2017: 1.04 Awards and Recognition Program; 2.02 Bias Based Profiling; 3.06 Consular Notification; 4.06 Development of Discipline; 12.02 Line and Staff Inspections; and 20.03 Traffic Crashes.

 8B. Implementing New Public Records Law: Local Procedures for Records Access Officers, Records Custodians - The Town Clerk, as coordinating records access officer (RAO) under the new Public Records Law which took effect on January 1, 2017, has issued the attached guidelines to all Town boards to coordinating public records request.

8C. Update on Filling Housing Authority Vacancy with LHA Tenant - Town Counsel opines that the current vacancy on the Littleton Housing Authority board should be filled with an LHA tenant, per MGL C.121B,s.5A and MGL C. 41,s.11. See opinion letter.

8D. CrossTown Connect: Community Compact Cabinet Efficiency & Regionalization Grant Application - The Board of Selectmen voted to authorize submission of a joint application with Acton (lead community), Boxborough, Concord, Maynard, and Westford to the Massachusetts Community Compact Cabinet under its Efficiency and Regionalization Grant Program for $136,500 for the CrossTown Connect Transportation Management Association.

 9A. Minutes Approval - The Board of Selectmen voted to approve the minutes of January 9, 2017.