Minutes

TOWN OF ACTON

SELECTMEN'S MEETING

MAY 13, 2008

PUBLIC HEARING: A public hearing on an application for renewal of liquor license for K B Restaurants Enterprises was opened by Nancy.  Roy Trafton complained about the loud music late at night and about a light from the parking lot shining in his bedroom window.  Owner William Palladino said they will try to curb the noise and that the light is already shaded. Patrick Hannon asked about the hours of operation.  Palladino closes at 1 am and he has to close at midnight.  Nancy said she will check on this but believes they both must stop the sale of alcohol at midnight. Dick Neal  said he feels there should be two separate licenses- one for the Potting Shed and one for Willie's Ale Room. Palladino says they are both covered by the license to K B Enterprises. Dennis Long said he objects to their closing any later than midnight. Nancy said they will vote on the application on May 20. The hearing was then closed.

1.      APPROVAL OF AGENDA: Approved with the addition of 5. (D).

2.    APPROVAL OF MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: Approved as written.

3.    WARRANT: Approved and signed.

4.   OLD BUSINESS

a. ASSESSING: Nancy reported that selectmen had interviewed a candidate for assessing agent this date. Rod will be in the office on May 30.

b. MASS GATHERING PERMIT: The Potting Shed is requesting a Mass Gathering Permit to conduct a “bike show” on June 14 with a rain date of June 15, from 11:30 am to 4:30 pm. Nancy went through the standard requirements with William Palladino. On a motion by Nancy, seconded by Mike, the permit was signed. Dick voted in the negative. Percy asked that the selectmen contact either the Sheriff Department of State Police to make sure they are aware of this event.

c. CREDIT CARD MACHINE: The Town has a three year contract so it cannot be canceled for another  two years.

d. LINCOLN SCHOOL: A contractor has been hired.

e. BUILDING EXTERIOR: Bruce Martin will paint the side next to Rt. 109 and the end, for free, with the Town purchasing the paint.

f.  SALE OF LOT ON COVEWOOD: Selectmen must determine if this land can be sold.

g. TOWN HALL ROOF: Chip said he will check the roof this week.

h. FITNESS BUILDING: Selectmen have received one proposal so far.

5.   NEW BUSINESS:

      (A) SELECTMEN'S NOTICE OF WORKSHOPS: Weekly staff meetings  will be held every Thursday   at 10 am and workshops from 9 am to noon on Tuesdays and Fridays. All meetings are open to the public.

      (B) POLICY ON POSTING UNOFFICIAL INFORMATION ON DOORS/WALLS: On a motion by Dick, seconded by Mike, the following policy was adopted: Effective as of this date, there shall not be any unofficial postings/picture/letters/ on any walls or doors of the Town Municipal Offices.(This excludes calendars and similar items). Any postings of any nature shall require the approval of the Board of Selectmen, in writing.

      (C) WARRANT ARTICLES: Selectmen will plan to sign the Warrant for  Town Meeting next week.

      (D) The Town Hall will be closed from 6 pm to 8 pm on May 20 due to the School Town Meeting.  Selectmen will meet at 6 pm on May 20.

6.   ADJOURNMENT:  Adjourned at 8:05 pm

7.    MEMBERS PRESENT: Nancy Ruma, Mike Conway, Dick Neal

8.   OTHERS PRESENT:  Bob Anderson, Barbara Seckar, Percy and Marita Lowell, John Moore, Roy Trafton, William Palladino, Tony Cogliandro, Patti Dutil, Dennis Long, Pat Hannon, Marian Elliott, Lorraine Yeaton.