TA Blog: 2017-07-10 BOS

Below is the TA's summary of what transpired at the Board of Selectmen's meeting of July 10, 2017.  Questions or comments? Contact the Town AdministratorOfficial meeting minutes will be posted when approved by the Board.  Read the meeting packet.


July 10, 2017 Board of Selectmen Meeting Summary

1. Organization / Pledge of Allegiance / Read Mail
- Kimball Farm Village on the Common status report to Zoning Board of Appeals re: 40B permit
- MAGIC Climate Change Resiliency Plan, Vulnerability Assessment draft report received
- Letter of thanks for Highway Department 

2. Littleton Common Smart Sewer Update - Weston & Sampson Engineers presented a status report on the Littleton Common smart sewer project. Next steps include a meeting with MassDEP officials on July 19, 2017; and pursuit of various state funding sources. Outreach program to be developed by sewer team for Selectmen's review in August. 

3. Public Input / Members’ Updates

3A. Selectmen’s FY 2018 Goals Adoption; Updates - The Board of Selectmen voted to adopt goals for FY 2018 as reviewed and assigned on June 26, 2017, as follows: (1) Master Plan Implementation, Housing, Open Space, Green Communities; (2) Economic Development; (3) Infrastructure Needs - Littleton Common Smart Sewer Strategic Plan; Water System; Stormwater MS4; (4) Transportation / Commuter Rail / CrossTown Connect; (5) Roadway Improvement Plan; Complete Streets; (6) Elder & Human Services; (7) Public Safety Strategic Plans; (8) Organizational Review; (9) Long-Range Fiscal Plan; and (10) Town Facilities; as detailed in the goal-setting matrix.

4. Joint Meeting with Board of Health: Fill vacancy through May 2018 Annual Town Election - The Board of Selectmen and the remaining members of the Board of Health voted, pursuant to MGL C.41,§11, to appoint David Locke to fill a vacancy on the Board of Health through the May 2018 Annual Town Election.

5A. Permanent Municipal Building Committee - Appointment - The Board of Selectmen voted to reappoint Joseph Collentro to a term on the Permanent Municipal Building Committee for a term expiring June 30, 2018.

5B. Library Trustees – Building Project Naming Rights for Fundraising - The Library Trustees discussed "naming rights" as a component of fundraising for the library building project. Trustees and fundraising committee will work with Town staff to bring a proposal back for the Selectmen's consideration. 

5C. Finance & Budget: FY 2017 Year-end Transfers - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL C.44,§33B, to approve year-end transfers between various line items of the Fiscal Year 2017 budget, as follows:
(1) $40,000 from Police wages to Police expenses for Motorola portable radio replacements;
(2) $2,132.99 from Fire expenses to Fire wages for wages incurred from actual calls;
(3) $2,120.00 from Employee/Retiree expenses to Town Meeting expenses for additional chairs and AV expenses due to high attendance; and
(4) $25,000 from May 5, 2014 PMBC expenses surplus from completed projects to Selectmen/Town Administrator expenses transferred for local matching funds for Municipal ADA Improvement Grant Program grant application.

5D. Police Accreditation Update; Policy Adoption: Identify Theft and Fraud - 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 June 20, 2017: 9.05 Identify Theft and Fraud.

5E. Highway: Dump Truck Procurement - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to Article 8 of the May 1, 2017 Annual Town Meeting, to approve award of a contract in the amount of $56,417.15 to Colonial Municipal Group of Plymouth, MA for the purchase of a new one-ton dump truck and plow replacement for the Highway Department.

5F. Church Meadows Leases, 194 Great Road - The Board of Selectmen voted relative to the lease agreements for the Town-owned Church Meadows property at 194 Great Road with tenants, Nikki and Maxwell Makarutsa and the Garden at Church Meadows, as follows: to refer said matter to the the Agricultural Working Group for its recommendation, and further to appoint Selectmen Gerbig and Glavey as members of said working group.

5G. Conservation Restriction: Village at Reed Meadow - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL C.184,§32, to approve a Conservation Restriction for approximately 3.80 acres of land on Reed Lane shown as Parcel C and designated as “Open Space” on a Plan of Land entitled “Village at Reed Meadow, Littleton, Massachusetts, Prepared for Owner of Record Apple Valley Homes, Inc.", dated March 4, 2013, Scale 1" = 40', by Acton Survey & Engineering, Inc., recorded with Middlesex South District Registry of Deeds in Plan Book 2013, Plan 225.

 6. Public Hearing: Transfer of All Alcohol Restaurant License for 529 King Street from The Gallery Café at 529 King St., Inc. Virginia Wood, Manager to RSS Il Forno Bar, Inc. d/b/a If Forno, Mike Mohamed, proposed License Manager - The Board of Selectmen voted to approve the application under MGL Chapter 138 Section 12 for the transfer of an All Alcohol Restaurant license for premises at 529 King Street, Littleton, MA from The Gallery Café at 529 King St., Inc. Virginia Wood, Manager to RSS Il Forno Bar, Inc. d/b/a If Forno, Mike Mohamed, proposed License Manager.

7. Public Hearing: Entertainment License: Tavern in the Square, 810 Constitution Ave., The Point - The Board of Selectmen voted, pursuant to MGL C.140,§181 to approve the application of Tavern in the Square Management, LLC, d/b/a Tavern in the Square Littleton, for an annual entertainment license expiring December 31, 2017, pursuant to MGL Chapter 140, Section 181 to allow live and recorded music performances at Tavern In the Square, 810 Constitution Avenue, Littleton MA as follows: live music with amplification Monday thru Sunday 11:00 AM to 11:00 PM.

8A. Green Communities competitive grant award: $250,000 - The Board of Selectmen voted to authorize execution of a grant agreement with the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (DOER) for the Town of Littleton’s Green Communities grant award for energy reduction projects totaling $250,000; including $60,000 for Town LED streetlights, $129,000 for LWD Spectacle Pond Treatment Plant upgrades, and $61,000 for School LED lighting projects.  
-Thanks to Clancy Main, Nick Lawler, David Ketchen, and Steve Mark for their efforts on this successful grant application.

8B. Procurement / Facility / Project Updates - The Board received updates on Nagog Hill Road reconstruction; Complete Streets / Russell Street sidewalk; High School field repairs; Town buildings and space needs analysis; Alumni Field; and recreational fields needs assessment.

9A. Minutes Approval - The Board of Selectmen voted to approve the meeting minutes of June 12, 2017.