Board of Selectmen **REVISED**

Houghton Building, 697 Main Street
Event Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 7:00pm


Houghton Building
697 Main Street
United States



7:00 p.m.

Welcome new Board of Selectmen member Bob Czekanski


7:00 to 7:10 p.m.

Tax Classification Hearing (Board of Assessors)


7:10 to 7:20 p.m.

Public hearing to consider the application of Suburban Propane, Inc., acting on behalf of the Town of Bolton, for a license to store 5,000 gallons of propane in five, 1,000 gallon underground propane tanks, at the Florence Sawyer School, 100 Mechanic Street, Bolton, Ma 01740. (Rebecca Baker, Debra Wyman and Keith Bardsley, representatives of Suburban)


7:20 to 7:25 p.m.

Request for permission to hold the Christmas tree and Menorah lighting celebration on December 9, 2017.  (Meg O’Leary)


7:25 to 7:30 p.m.

Request to place real estate sign at 96 Hudson Road (Leigh Freudenheim)


7:30 to 7:35 p.m.

Request for new roadside sign for the Public Library (Library Trustees)


7:35 to 7:40 p.m.

Review image of sign for 727 Main Street (Robin Bonazzoli/Leslie Higley)


7:40 to 7:50 p.m.

Update from the Town Roads Strategic Planning Committee (Mark Ayotte)


7:50 to 8:00 p.m.

Discuss options for wall at 225 Main Street on town easement (Dominic Warr)


8:00 to 8:15 p.m.

Discuss full-time officer proposal (Police Chief Nelson)


8:15 to 8:30 p.m.


  • Request to transfer a surplus fire tanker truck from the Fire Department to the DPW (Joe Lynch, DPW Director)
  • Request to dispose of surplus equipment


8:30 to 8:35 p.m.

Town Administrator Report

  • Update on Minuteman


8:35 to 8:50 p.m.

Board of Selectmen Business

  • Request to appoint David Calcagni to the Conservation Commission
  • Discussion and possible vote - closing on the Town Common property
  • Review and execute the Memorandum of Understanding for the School Resource Officer
  • Execute the warrant for the 2017 State Election on December 5, 2017
  • Request from concerned residents and taxpayers of Bolton, that the town join more than 350 cities and towns throughout the country that support the terms of the 2015 Paris Climate Accord by endorsing the non-binding resolution
  • Set Board of Selectmen’s meeting schedule for 2018
  • Approve Bills/Payroll Warrants:  W18-09 and W18-09A, W18-10 and W18-10A
  • Minutes: Regular Session - March 16, May 25, June 15, July 18, August 31, September 14, October 17, 2017 and Executive Session – May 25, August 31 and September 14, 2017                                   


8:50 p.m.

Executive session pursuant to MGL c. 30A, §21(a)6 to consider the purchase of Camp Virginia, as the Chair finds that an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the public body. The Board will reconvene to open session.



Update on negotiations on purchase price of Camp Virginia



Executive session pursuant to MGL c. 30A, §21(a)3 to discuss strategy with respect to collective bargaining for the Police Union, as the Chair finds that an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the Board’s bargaining position.  The Board will not reconvene to open session.