TA Blog: 2017-08-14 BOS

Below is the TA's summary of what transpired at the Board of Selectmen's meeting of August 14, 2017.  Questions or comments? Contact the Town AdministratorOfficial meeting minutes will be posted when approved by the Board.  Read the meeting packet.


August 14, 2017 Board of Selectmen Meeting Summary

1. Organization / Read Mail

- MMA Beacon article - Mass Innovations - "Littleton work towards nation's first 'smart sewer' treatment plant"
- Tuesday, August 15, 2017 joint meeting w/Finance Committee and School Committee
- Letter from George Sanders regarding funding of Town facility space needs


2. Tax Title Properties - 
The Board of Selectmen voted to authorize Town Counsel to draft an article for the October 30, 2017 Special Town Meeting warrant for the sale of the following tax title properties, and to invite further input from Town boards and departments: (A) an up-to-4,800 square-foot portion of parcel U17-175-0 comprised of 8,000 square feet abutting 11 Elm Road, (B) an up to 4,800 square-foot portion of the 0.84-acre parcel U14-117-0 abutting 416 Newtown Road; and (C) an up to 4,800 square-foot portion of the 0.84-acre parcel U14-117-0 abutting 414 Newtown Road; 
and, further, to transfer the balance of the 0.84-acre parcel U14-117-0 to the Conservation Commission for open space purposes.

 3A. Economic Development Committee Appointment; Town Board Vacancies - The Board of Selectmen voted to appoint Delisa Laterzo to an indefinite term on the Economic Development Committee.  The Board also reviewed a listing of vacancies on Town boards which will be readvertised, including some vacancies left unfilled during the annual appointments process.

3B. Library Trustees: Building Project Fundraising - The Board of Selectmen discussed with the Library Trustees their plans for fundraising for the building project and tabled a further discussion until the Selectmen's meeting on Monday, September 11, 2017. 

4. Public Input / Members’ Updates / Selectmen FY 2018 Goal Updates
- Final "Third Thursday" event for this summer is Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 5 to 7 PM at Fay Park.
- Veterans Corner project fundraising continues
- Senior cookout given by Sen. Eldridge and Rep. Arciero is this Thursday at noon.
- Clay Soper Memorial Fund film at LHS at 7 PM this Wednesday night.

 5A. Highway: See / Click / Fix presentation - Director of Public Works Chris Stoddard made a presentation about the “See – Click – Fix” application which is to be introduced in the coming weeks and integrated into the new website. SeeClickFix is a communications platform for the citizens to report and track non-emergency issues, and governments to track, manage, and reply --ultimately making communities better through transparency, collaboration, and cooperation.

5B. Highway: MassDOT Complete Streets, TIP funding requests -  (1) The Board of Selectmen voted to authorize submission to MassDOT’s FY 2018 Complete Streets Tier 3 grant program for $400,000 for the approved Tier 2 prioritization plan’s project #13, Harwood Avenue improvements.  (2) The Board of Selectmen voted to pursue Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) funding by obtaining 25% design plans at the Town’s expense in FY 2018 for Foster Street between Harwood Avenue and Taylor Street (projects #6 and #10), and Shaker Lane between Goldsmith Street and Great Road (project #12); and in FY 2019 for improvements to Littleton Common (project #11) and sidewalks along Great Road on one side to Acton Toyota and on the other to Shaker Lane.

5C. MassDOT Littleton Common revised restriping plans - The Board of Selectmen tabled until August 21, 2017 at further discussion about restriping Littleton Common. MassDOT District 3 invites the to prepare its own alternative proposal.

5D. MBTA Commuter Rail line WiFi monopole locations in Littleton - MBTA announced on August 10, 2017 that its commuter rail Wi-Fi project, as currently proposed, will not be advanced. The plans proposed by BAI had included two locations in Littleton along the Fitchburg line right of way, one at its intersection with the I-495 right-of-way, the other behind Middlesex Materials

5E. Treasurer: Group Health Insurance Eligibility - The Treasurer’s office on the results of State-mandated health insurance eligibility audit conducted through MIIA.

6. Public Hearing: Transfer Station Fees - The Board of Selectmen voted to approve the fee structure and regulations for use of the Town of Littleton Transfer Station effective October 1, 2017, as contained in the public hearing notice, with no increase to the annual sticker fees (currently $110 for regular and $35 for seniors) or bag costs (currently $2.25 for 33 gallon bags, $1.25 for 15 gallon bags, and .75 cents for 8.5 gallon bags).

7A. Host Community Agreements – Status Updates - The Board reviews the status of the several host community agreements:
- 5/14/12 - MassWorks Route 119 (Great Road)/I-495 Interchange Traffic Mitigation Project - Littleton Commercial Investments, LLC (Samuel Park)
- 12/17/12 – Village at Reed Meadow Over-55 Development - Apple Valley Homes, Inc. (John Barbadoro)
- 2/11/13 - 15 Great Road Chapter 40B - Fifteen Great Road, LLC, and various property owners (David Hale)
- 11/17/14 - Potpourri Group, 3 Distribution Center Cir. TIF - company, property owner
- 12/14/15 - Kaye property, Grimes Lane, Chapter 61B right-of-first-refusal - David A. Guthrie, Christopher Finneral and Grimes Road, LLC
- 4/25/16 - Couper Farm, 180 Great Road, Chapter 61A right of first refusal M&M Realty Trust (Matthew Field) - see also letter from Town Counsel Chris Heep.
- 10/17/16 - Sanctuary Medicinals, Inc. (Jason Sideman) medical marijuana cultivation at 234 Taylor Street
- 10/26/16 - Patriot Beverage, LLC (Dan Gray, Don Smallwood), 20 Harvard Road TIF

8. Minutes Approval - The Board of Selectmen voted to approve the meeting minutes of July 24, 2017.