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Board of Selectmen Minutes 04/04/2007
Selectmen’s Minutes
April 4, 2007

Opened:         7:10 p.m.

Present:        James Wettlaufer, Christian Petersen, Earl Johnson

Motion 04042007-1:   Motion made by James Wettlaufer, seconded by Earl Johnson to accept the minutes of the March 21, 2007 meeting as read, all in favor.

Senator Brewer has requested a list of Holland’s top three future priority capital projects.  We will contact him for more direction.

Motion 04042007-2:  Motion made by Earl Johnson, seconded by James Wettlaufer to accept the request for support to the Holland Aqua Riders Water Ski Club for upcoming events and gives permission to them to do so. All were in favor.

Motion 04042007-3:  Motion made by James Wettlaufer, seconded by Earl Johnson to sign and approve the posting of the annual caucus list, all in favor.

7:20 P.M.  Pursuant to M.G. L. Chapter 140, Section 147A, a dog hearing was held regarding the dog of said owner, Karrie Geoffrey.  

It is unclear to all Selectmen who the owner of the dog is; James P. LaMountain claimed ownership in the previous complaint in December 2004 and Karrie Geoffrey claims ownership for the same dog in this complaint.  It is the action of the dog that is the issue in this hearing, not the ownership.

Kristin LaPlante, Notary Public, administered the oath for testimony from complainant, Denise Mrowka.  

Denise Mrowka read her son’s statement indicating that he was bitten by Indy on March 27, 2007 while he was walking home from the school bus.  Ms. Mrowka also presented medical records of treatment for the dog bite.

Since this is the second reported offense of the same type, the Selectmen considered that the dog be declared a nuisance and banned from the Town of Holland.

Motion 04042007-4:  Motion made by James Wettlaufer, seconded by Christian Petersen to declare the dog a nuisance and to have him removed from the Town of Holland no later than April 17, 2007, all in favor.

Warrants were signed and delivered to the Treasurer.

Motion 04042007-5:  Motion made by James Wettlaufer, seconded by Earl Johnson to adjourn the meeting at 8:05 p.m., all in favor.
Respectfully submitted,

Elaine Lengowski
Executive Secretary

Town of Holland 27 Sturbridge Road, Holland, MA 01521
Phone: 413-245-7108 Fax: 413-245-7037
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