BOARD OF SELECTMEN
J.V. FLETCHER LIBRARY
50 MAIN STREET
WESTFORD, MA 01886
Main Meeting Room
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
1. 7:30PM Call to Order /Pledge of Allegiance
2. 7:31PM Open Forum/FAQ's/Accomplishments
3. 7:35PM Review of Debt Exclusion Language
Issue: The BoS has called a special election on September 4, 2007 for a debt exclusion vote for the Senior Center. The BoS needs to approve the ballot question.
4. 7:55PM Reuse of Old Highway Garage
Issue: Due to the lack of space in Town facilities, numerous Town departments have expressed an interest in the reuse of the former Highway Garage. At the last BoS meeting, the BoS directed the Town Manager to meet with interested
parties to negotiate a solution.
Town Manager Recommendation: A meeting was held with all interested parties on June 6, 2007. The following agreement was
School Department will receive 4.5 bays; Animal Control 1.5 bays, as well as Office space. Parks & Recreation Department will utilize the Town Farm Road Building and will have 3 bays at the
location for storage. All parties will obtain cost estimates and will seek a reserve fund transfer.
5. 8:10PM Hiring Freeze Waiver
a) Heavy Equipment Operator, Highway/Parks & Recreation Dept.
6. 8:15PM Cornerstone Square Review of Environmental Notification Form (ENF).
Issue: Comments on ENF for Cornerstone Square are due on June 22, 2007. The Planning board will be drafting their comments on June 18, 2007.
Town Manager Recommendation:
Bos consider attending the 6/18/07 Planning Board meeting. Staff comments will be available at that time and BoS can
finalize their position.
7. 8:20PM Consent Agenda
a) One Day license, Tyler Ride, July 14, 2007, VFW, 67 W. Prescott Street; 4:00-8:00PM.
b) Release of executive session meeting minutes from 1985-1989, with the exception of 6/10/86. 7/28/87, 8/6/87, 6/7/88 and 7/2/88.
c) Approval of Minutes-March 13, 2007, March 27, 2007, April 4, 2007.
8. 8:25PM Board Reports/Updates
9. 8:30PM Old/New Business
a) Chief of Police Hiring Process
b) Review of Letter from Atty. Paul Alphen re; JPI of Westford and Emergency Access
c) Board vacancies, new appointments at next meeting.
d) Set Summer BoS meeting schedule
e) Highway Operations Administrator
f) BoS sign Lease Agreement for East Boston Camps Summer Camp Operation.
10. 8:40PM Correspondence
BOARD OF SELECTMEN
June 12, 2007
6.1 Letter from Westford Highway Department to Office of Environmental Affairs (5-29-07 re; Dam Safety at Fletcher Pond Dam
6.2 Letter from MASS DCR re; safety at Fletcher Pond Dam
6.3 Letter from United Methodist Action Reach-out Mission by Youth re: Youth Service Program
6.4 Letter from Westford Town Manager's Office to WLPF re; request for background study for remedial investigation. (5-31-07)
6.5 Notification from MDR re; Notice to begin construction at Powers and Concord Road. (5-23-07)
6.6 Comments from NMCOG re: ENF at JPI at Westford (5-31-07)
6.7 Notification from Comcast re: change in services (6-1-07)