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Board of Selectmen
July 15, 2011
9:05 AM - Open Session
North Hearing Room 3rd Floor, Hingham Town Hall
Present: Laura M. Burns; Bruce Rabuffo; and Betty Foley, Assistant Town Administrator
With a quorum present, Ms. Burns called the meeting to order and reviewed the order of the agenda.
Public Hearing - Grant of Location on the Request of Aquarion Water Company to install water main within Cole Road for water service to Lot C Cole Road (continued from 7/12/11 hearing): Jeff Tocchio, representing Aquarion Water Company, addressed the Board. Also present were Robert Roland, Director of Operations of Aquarion Water Company, and Harry Sylvester, Assistant Projects Engineer of Hingham Department of Public Works. Mr. Tocchio reviewed with the Board Aquarion’s original request to install approximately 185 lineal feet of water main in Cole Road for water service to Lot C (9 Cole Road) and Aquarion’s newly revised request to 1) include an additional approximate 30 linear feet of potential future water main to serve an abutting property at 10 Cole Road and 2) relocate the proposed service connection for 67 Fearing Road from Fearing Road to Cole Road. He discussed the history of the properties, the subdivision of the lots, and the request of the 10 Cole Road owners to Aquarion. Mr. Sylvester suggested extending the potential future water main an additional 50 to 60 feet further along the public portion of Cole Road. Discussion followed regarding the paving schedule, expiration of grants of locations, the private and public portions of Cole Road, and extending the potential future extension from the 30 feet shown on the plan to a total of 80 feet. There was no public comment.
Voted – A motion was made by Mr. Rabuffo and seconded by Ms. Burns to approve the Grant of Location request of Aquarion Water Company for the installation of approximately 185 linear feet of 4 inch ductile iron water main to be located within Cole Road to provide water service to Lot C (9 Cole Road) and 67 Fearing Road and an additional approximate 80 linear feet of potential future 4” ductile iron water main to the entire length of Cole Road to serve abutting properties on Cole Road as shown on Cavanaro Consulting Waterline Sketch Plan No. 9131 dated 07/13/11, subject to the stipulations of the Department of Public Works. Discussion followed regarding the water service to 67 Fearing Road. A vote was taken and all were in favor; the motion passed.
Weights and Measures/Building: Ms. Foley explained the reason for the Weights and Measures transfer is for a part-time employee’s schedule change, and the Building transfer is to cover one hour of a part-time employee. There was no public comment.
Voted – A motion was made by Mr. Rabuffo and seconded by Ms. Burns to approve the Weights and Measures Inter-Department Transfer Request in the amount of $47.00 from Building-Expenses to Building-Salaries and to approve the Building Department Intra-Department Transfer Request in the amount of $31.00 from Building-Expenses to Building-Salaries. A vote was taken and all were in favor; the motion passed.
Fire Department: Ms. Foley reviewed the Department’s weekly payroll numbers and explained the request was due to injuries of two firefighters which required overtime at the fire station. There was no public comment.
Voted – A motion was made by Mr. Rabuffo and seconded by Ms. Burns to approve the Fire Department Intra-Department Transfer Request in the amount of $8,301.00 from Fire Expenses to Fire Salaries, and the amount of $188.00 from Fire Expenses to Fire Capital Outlay. A vote was taken and all were in favor; the motion passed. was taken and all were in favor; the motion passed.
Adjourn Open Session/Executive Session for Pending Litigation – Hastings Entities: Voted – A motion was made by Mr. Rabuffo and seconded by Ms. Burns to adjourn to executive session, not to return to open session, for the purpose of discussing strategy with respect to pending litigation with Hastings entities because an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the town. A vote was taken by roll call and showed as follows: Mr. Rabuffo yes, Ms. Burns – yes. The motion passed.
The open session adjourned at 9:17 AM.
Laurie Zivkovich, Clerk Pro Tem
Documents (a complete meeting packet of supporting documentation is on file and available for public review in the Board of Selectmen’s office):