TA Blog: 2017-06-12 BOS

Below is the TA's summary of what transpired at the Board of Selectmen's meeting of June 12, 2017.  Questions or comments? Contact the Town AdministratorOfficial meeting minutes will be posted when approved by the Board.  Read the meeting packet.


June 12, 2017 Board of Selectmen Meeting Summary

1. Organization / Read Mail
- Littleton Electric Light Department (LELD) in-lieu-of-tax grant program guidelines for (1) community development, (2) science, technology, arts in the schools, and (3) safety of school athletes.
- Town of Littleton awarded $15,000 climate vulnerability preparedness grant from Mass. Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs under its Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness program.
- Invitation to Green Communities grant program announcement at the State House on Monday, June 19, 2017. Upon certification, Littleton received $140,870 grant in year 1; has applied for $250,000 in year 2.
- Trust Fund Commissioners announce scholarship awards totaling $59,000 to 16 recipients from the F.M Kimball- Second Scholarship Fund and the John & Eunice Morrison Scholarship Fund.

1A. Flag Day flag retirement

2. Director of Public Works: Roadway Improvements Plan Update - The Board of Selectmen voted to approve the roadway improvements and maintenance plan as presented by the Director of Public Works.

3. Public Input / Members’ Updates / FY 2018 Goals Update

4. Annual Town Board Appointments - Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee, Community Preservation Committee, Council on Aging, Cultural Council, Disability Commission, Historical Commission, Permanent Municipal Building Committee, Personnel Board - The Board of Selectmen voted to appoint the following to terms on town boards expiring June 30th:
Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee - David DeMuth [indefinite term]
Community Preservation Committee - Carolyn Mueller [2020], Samuel Bell [2020]
Council on Aging - Maureen Donnelly [2018], Kathleen Nollet [2020]
Cultural Council - Gabrielle Aydnwylde [2020], Arpita Pathak [2020], Kimberly Stoney [2019], Laura Yates [2018]
Disability Commission -  Diane Crory [2019], Michael Crory [2018], Heidi Madison [2020], Erich Manser [2019], George Sanders [2020].
Historical Commission - Rachael Robinson [2018]
Permanent Municipal Building Committee - Robert Romilly [2022]
Personnel Board - Anita Harding [2020]

5. Public Hearing: Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza 201 Constitution Avenue: Annual Entertainment License, Liquor License Change of Officers - The Board of Selectmen voted as follows relative to Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza of Littleton, LLC, Anthony Bruno, manager, 201 Constitution Avenue, Littleton:
(1) to approve an annual entertainment license expiring December 31, 2017, pursuant to MGL C.140,§181, to allow live and recorded music performances as follows: recorded music all year round inside (71 seats) and outside patio (40 seats); live music on the outside patio from April through October: Sunday through Thursday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and
(2) to approve a change of officer / beneficial interest application for the annual all alcoholic restaurant license under MGL Chapter 138 as submitted on May 30, 2017.

6. Public Hearing: D.T.D. Lounge, LLC d/b/a O’neil cinema – application for All Alcohol Restaurant License, 1208 Constitution Avenue - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL Chapter 138, to approve the application of D.T.D. Lounge, LLC, Daniel C. O’Neil, the Proposed Manager, d/b/a O'Neil Cinemas for an All Alcoholic Restaurant License for premises at 1208 Constitution Avenue described as a movie theatre, lounge, and ticket area totaling approximately 45,000 square feet, for the sale of All Alcoholic beverages Monday through Saturday from 9:00 AM to 1:00 AM and Sunday from 12 noon to 1:00 AM, with issuance of said license to be contingent upon a service plan approved by the Chief of Police.

7. Public Hearing: Il Forno, LLC. d/b/a Il Forno – application for Common Victualer license – 529 King Street - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL C.140,§6, to approve the application of Mike Mohamed, Manager of Il Forno, LLC d/b/a If Forno, for a common victualler license for premises at 529 King Street, Littleton, MA, with hours of operation of Monday through Sunday from 10 AM to 12 Midnight.  Public hearing on transfer of all alcohol restaurant license to be held July 10, 2017.

8A. Town Website Upgrade – Contract with Virtual Towns & Schools - The Board of Selectmen voted to authorize execution of a contract with Virtual Town Hall Holdings, LLC d/b/a Virtual Towns & Schools of Boxborough, MA for the design and development of an upgrade to the Town of Littleton’s municipal website, in the amount not to exceed $20,000.

8B. Bond Anticipation Notes – Alumni Field - The Board of Selectmen voted to authorize the sale of a $2,536,000 Bond Anticipation Note of the Town for Alumni Field renovation construction authorized by November 16, 2016 Special Town Meeting Article 7, dated June 23, 2017 and payable March 29, 2018.

8C. Adopt Investment Policy Amendments - The Board of Selectmen voted to adopt proposed amendments to the Investment Policy prepared by the Town Treasurer, as introduced at the Selectmen’s meeting on June 5, 2017.

8D. Procurement: Police Cruisers - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to Article 8 of the May 1, 2017 Annual Town Meeting, to authorize procurement from MHQ Municipal Vehicles, Marlboro, MA under Plymouth County Commissioners bid contracts of two (2) marked and equipped 2017 Ford Utility Police Interceptor vehicles totaling $92,962.

8E. Establish Special Gift Fund for Veterans Corner Memorial - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL C.44,§53A and the Selectmen’s policy on Solicitation and Acceptance of Monetary and Non-Monetary Gifts for Public Purpose, to solicit and accept donations of fund in aggregate up to $50,000 through a crowdfunding campaign (GoFundMe) into a special gift fund to be used to defray the costs of the Veterans Corner Memorial project.

9A. Minutes Approval - The Board of Selectmen voted to approve the meeting minutes of June 5, 2017.

9 PM: Executive Session: Litigation Strategy - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL C.30A,§21, subsection (a), clauses 3 and 7 to convene in executive session to discuss strategy with respect to litigation, since an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the board; and not to convene in open session thereafter [Roll call vote: 5-0]