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Board of Selectmen Minutes 02/04/2014
FEBRUARY 4, 2014

Present: James Wettlaufer, Michael Kennedy, Lynn Arnold
Wettlaufer called the meeting to order at 7:03 PM


MOTION 02042014-1:       To accept the January 21, 2013 minutes as amended.  Motion made by Wettlaufer, seconded by Kennedy.
VOTE: ALL in favor

MOTION 02042014-2: To accept the Executive Session Minutes from December 23, 2014 as submitted.  Motion made by Wettlaufer, seconded by Kennedy
VOTE: ALL in favor





Wettlaufer stated the propane was scheduled to be connected to the generator on January 23, but Osterman was not able to get there on the scheduled date.  Besides having the propane connected there is about one hour left of work to install the generator, which needs to be completed after the propane is connected.  

Wettlaufer explained the Police Chief is still out so the contract will not be signed.  Signing the contract will be rescheduled for the next Select Board meeting, provided his health has improved.   


ZBA Appointment

The Zoning Board of Appeals submitted a request to the Board to appoint Tom Kenney to the Zoning Board as an associate member for a term expiring June 30, 2016.  

MOTION 02042014-3: To appoint Tom Kenney as an Associate Member to the Zoning Board of Appeals for a term expiring June 30, 2016.  Motion made by Arnold, seconded by Kennedy.
VOTE: ALL in favor

Chapter 90

The Highway Department submitted a Chapter 90 Reimbursement Request of $36,747.79 for Wales Road.

MOTION 02042014-4: To sign the Chapter 90 Reimbursement Request.  Motion made by Wettlaufer, seconded by Kennedy
VOTE: ALL in favor

Special Use Permit

Size Matters Bass Club submitted a 2014 Special Use Permit Application to use the boat launch for a fishing derby on May 29, 2014.  Wettlaufer asked if the club had had a derby on the lake previously and if there was any problem.  Bishop stated they have had derbies in the past and there have not been any issues with the organization.

MOTION 02042014-5: To sign the Special Use Permit Application for Size Matter Bass Club to use the boat launch on May 29, 2014. Motion made by Arnold, seconded by Wettlaufer
VOTE: ALL in favor

Arnold stated that over the past few weekends she had received calls from concerned residents about on street parking during the fishing derbies.  Vehicles were parked on streets that left very little room for traffic.

Wettlaufer stated he wrote in the comments section of the application for the one fishing derby application we had received that there is no on street parking.  The organization had made arrangements with PJs for the overflow parking.   

Arnold stated there has also been concern for debris including burned logs and wood being left out on the ice by ice fisherman.  The trailer that is out on the south side of the lake, that is also there every year is also concerning.  It is parked out on the ice further out than normal.

Wettlaufer stated the trailer is out there every year and always causes concern and problems.  He will contact the owners to discuss the concerns.   




Warrants in the amounts of $74,827.20 – Payroll and $15,547.28 – Vendor were signed and delivered to the Treasurer

Motion 01212014-7: To adjourn the meeting at 7:25 PM.  Motion made by Wettlaufer, seconded by Arnold.
VOTE: All in favor

Respectfully Submitted,

Amy Bishop
Executive Secretary

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