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November 21, 2009
Special Session 10:10 am
Mr. Riley, Ms. Burns, Mr. Rabuffo
Town Administrator Search:
Mr. Tom Groux, the town’s consultant for the Town Administrator search, reported the results of the reference checks: all were positive. He recommended that the Board request the finalists to sign a release for CORI checks. Mr. Groux also reported that one candidate, Patrick Salerno had been censured by the national association of town and city managers, but the event was not significant enough to be a public censure. Mr. Salerno applied, was selected and signed a contract to be a City Manager and decided against it a week before taking office.
The Board members each listed the attributes they were looking for in a town administrator. Mr. Rabuffo cited the financial pressures that would require someone be able to hit the ground running, the need for an individual who understands how the town works and has strong management skills. He also said he was looking for a team player with experience and a proven track record. Mr. Riley mentioned the need for a good communicator, strong leadership and financial background, Ms. Burns also mentioned a proven track record and a history of keeping a good relationship with the School Department.
The Board chose three candidates to return for a second round of interviews. Kevin Paicos, Jill Meyers and Paul Beecher will be asked to return on December 2nd. Mr. Basler recommended that the Board request an essay from each of the finalists.
Beal Street Corridor
Mr. Fernandes reminded the Board that the Shipyard developers had previously agreed to the installation of a traffic signal on Beal Street at William B. Terry Drive. Two traffic engineers (VHB and Vanasse) evaluated the intersection and determined that it does not meet the warrants for a traffic light at this time. It was their opinion that the warrants would likely be met within five years. The Board agreed that the Shipyard entities should install the traffic light. The Beal Street plans were discussed as were the raised crosswalks, lights and medians.
The Board discussed the recent articles in The Hingham Journal regarding the Recreation Commission. After reading these articles the Board feels a violation of the Open Meeting Law has occurred. Ms. Foley will follow up.
Voted - to appoint Grant Hansel and George Schwartz members of the Board of Directors of the Lincoln Apartments LLC.
The Board also decided to review recommendations on changes to the mooring fees prior to the February 1st deadline.
Meeting adjourned 12:30 pm.
Betty Foley, Interim Town Administrator