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December 23, 2011
9:15 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, Laura Burns called the meeting to order.
Acceptance of Financial Statements: The Board reviewed the pages with proposed changes to the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Draft dated 12/22/11.
Voted – A motion was made by Ms. Burns and seconded by Mr. Rabuffo to accept the Town of Hingham, Massachusetts Comprehensive Annual Financial Report as amended. A vote was taken and all were in favor; the motion passed.
Ms. Foley announced the retirement next week of a Hingham Post Office employee after 43 years of service and the invitation for the Selectmen to attend the event on December 30th.
Ms. Burns reported on her conversation with Sandra Peavey of the Cable TV Advisory Committee regarding having a side agreement with H-CAM for the government channel, Ms. Peavey's offer for her committee to prepare a draft for the Board's review, and if the government channel goes to H-CAM the job of the Cable Committee will be to make recommendations on equipment from cable funds until it is time to renegotiate the license. Ms. Foley discussed having the Committee document in some way how the program works at the High School.
Mr. Rabuffo reported on a proposal to name the Fort Hill Street house after a Marine colonel. He will obtain more information. Discussion followed regarding a park or a memorial at the waterfront to be named after Herbert Foss; and putting together a committee of five members consisting of three veterans to be appointed by the veterans agent, a fourth person appointed by the Selectmen, and a fifth member appointed by the Harbor Development Committee.
Ms. Foley reported on an emergency liquor license law that was passed to allow package stores to be open on December 26th.
Adjourn: Voted – A motion was made by Ms. Burns and seconded by Mr. Rabuffo to adjourn. A vote was taken and all were in favor; the motion passed.
The open session adjourned at 9:30 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):
1. Proposed changes to the CAFR
Approved: January 3, 2012