January 21, 2003
The regular meeting of the Board of Selectmen was held at 7:30 P.M. in the Sharon Town Offices with Chair Allen M. Garf, Selectmen Norman Katz and Walter Joe Roach and Town Administrator Benjamin E. Puritz.
The meeting was called to order at 7:35 P.M.
VOTED: (Katz/Roach) Voted unanimously to approve the Minutes of January 14, 2003, including Executive Session.
Coriander Classic - Road Race and Chefs Classic
Jill Crawley of Coriander Restaurant was present to discuss plans for an inaugural annual fund-raising event. Proposed plans include a road race/walk with a festival of food. All the proceeds for this year’s event would be donated to the Rett Syndrome Research Foundation. It was suggested that parking be at the railroad station and that the back parking lot of the square be used for the staging area. Other plans may include closing off the town square for live music. The date would be Sunday, May 18th and festivities would begin at 1 P.M. It was the consensus of the Board to give its initial support to move forward with this project.
Award Bids for the Annual Town Report and Town Meeting Warrant
VOTED: (Katz/Roach) Voted unanimously to award the bid for printing of the Annual Town Report to the low bidder, T. Pine of Lebanon, CT, based on the bid price of $53.00 per page for up to 110 pages with a range up to $47.50 per page for more than 160 pages, with a price per half tone of $15.00.
VOTED: (Katz/Roach) Voted unanimously to award the bid for the printing of the Annual Town Meeting Warrant to the low bidder T. Pine of Lebanon, CT, with a bid price ranging from $50.63 per page for up to 48 pages to $40.00 per page for up to 80 pages.
The Board reviewed a Memo from Peter M. O’Cain, Assistant Town Engineer, dated January 13, 2003 with a list of two streets that may be ready for acceptance at the 2003 Annual Town Meeting. The Streets are Terrapin Lane and Salamander Way. Mr. O’Cain requested a public hearing for street acceptance be placed on the Selectmen’s agenda for Tuesday, February 25, 2003.
VOTED: (Katz/Roach) Voted unanimously to schedule a public hearing for February 25, 2003 on Street Acceptances.
Gavin’s Pond Soccer Field
The Board reviewed a Memo from Lisa V. Whelan of Town Counsel’s Office, dated January 14, 2003 re the Disposition Procedure for the Gavin’s Pond Soccer Fields so that the Town can lease such parcels to the Sharon Soccer Association for recreational purposes. Two articles will be drafted for approval at town meeting and a vote of the Board is necessary stating that the property is no longer needed for general municipal purposes. Ben Puritz stated that the maintenance of the soccer fields will be a collaborative effort of the Sharon Soccer Association and the Town.
VOTED: (Katz/Roach) Voted unanimously that the property known as Parcel F, F-1, F-2 and F-3, located off Gavins Pond Road, more particularly described in a deed to the Town from Skanco Sharon-Foxboro Development, Inc. dated November 19, 1987 and recorded in the Norfolk County Registry of Deeds in Book ________ Page 560 (the "Property"), is no longer needed by the Town for general municipal purposes; and care, custody, management and control of the Property should be transferred to this Board for the purpose of leasing all or a portion of the Property to the Sharon Soccer Association for recreational purposes. The Property was conveyed to the Town pursuant to the vote under Article 1 of the December 2, 1985 Special Town Meeting. The Property is all or a portion of the property also known as and referred to in said vote as Parcel 2. The Property to be used for recreational purposes is shown on a plan entitled "Proposed Youth Soccer Field, Plan VII," a copy of which is on file with the office of the Town Clerk.
VOTED: (Roach/Garf) Voted unanimously to enter into Executive Session for the purpose of discussing matters of Collective Bargaining and Pending Litigation, and at the conclusion thereof, to adjourn for the evening.
The Board entered into Executive Session at 8:08 P.M.