Board of Selectmen Meeting

Event Date: 
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 7:00pm

Williamsburg Board of Selectmen

141 Main Street, Room 201

Thursday, April 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.



7:00    Call to Order


Public and Public Officials

  1. Members of public
  2. Annual report dedication
  3. Conservation Commission – news
  4. Comcast Committee – recommendation for new contract – possible vote
  5. Fire Department – Daryl Springman – regular report
    1. Municipal Hearing Officer for Fire Department
  6. Town Meeting petition warrant article on money in politics (8:00)



New Business

  1. Health insurance – M.G.L. c. 32B sections 21-23 – possible vote to accept sections
  2. Highland Ambulance contract – review and update
  3. Green Communities contract amendment – possible vote to ratify signing
  4. Sculpture removal
  5. South Main Street utility poles and design – discussion of design and materials
  6. Appointments –
    1. Open Space Committee – Melissa Adams, Markelle Smith – term to 2018 – possible vote to appoint
    2. Planning Board – Jean O’Neil – term to 2017 – possible vote to appoint
  7. Licenses –
    1. Live Entertainment – Tom Adams for Angel Park Summer Music Series; Beaver Brook Lounge – possible votes to approve
  8. Helen E. James Building – Senior Center request to use for programs
  9. Annual Town Meeting warrant
  10. Mass. Town Clerks’ Association 2017 Town Clerk of the Year nomination
  11. Town Administrator’s report
    1. Town Offices heating system
    2. Capital Plan
    3. John Deere backhoe repair
    4. Free cash
    5. James Building structural integrity
    6. Elevator numbers and letters
    7. Highway – electric wiring for breakroom
    8. Debt to budget ratio
    9. Site visit from DOER regarding Green Communities projects
    10. Town Counsel update on 45 Mountain Street lawsuit
    11. Highway employee injury
  12. Correspondence
  13. Executive session – M.G.L. 30A, Section 21(a)(3), “To discuss strategy with respect to…litigation if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the…litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares,” in the matter of Thomas Hodgkins et al. v. Williamsburg Zoning Board of Appeals, Hampshire Superior Court Civil Action No. 1580CV00265
  14. Executive session – M.G.L. c. 30A, sec. 21(a)(2) – to conduct strategy sessions in preparation for negotiations with nonunion personnel or to conduct contract negotiations with nonunion personnel – Police Chief contract – possible vote to go into executive session
  15. Minutes – 3/30, evaluations 3/30, All Boards 4/18, Highland Ambulance 4/19 – possible votes to approve
  16. Any other business
  17. Warrant



  • Letter of thanks from Town of Conway for fire and emergency help following Feb 25 tornado
  • MassDOT letter Mill River Greenway project eligibility
  • Mill River Greenway press release on project approval and community forum 4/30
  • PVPC annual meeting Thurs 6/15, save the date
  • Mass. Selectmen’s Association Regional Meeting, Boston, 5/24
  • PVPC Regional Roundtable Luncheon on Municipal Drinking Water Supply Mon 5/1
  • Mass. Dept. of Energy Resources Clean Energy Update
  • PVTA representative update on Administrator hiring process


Financial position:

  • Free Cash, current, after October Special Town Meeting:  $737,583.00
  • Stabilization Fund, current, as of 11/30/16, from Town Accountant, confirmed by Treasurer:  $1,451,535.14