Town of Ware Massachusetts
126 Main Street, Ware, MA 01082
Selectmen Meeting Minutes October 12, 2010
Board of Selectmen
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
7:00 p.m.
Meeting Minutes

PRESENT:        Chairman William Braman, Vice-Chairman Melissa Weise, Nancy Talbot, Richard Norton, John Desmond and Mary Tzambazakis

ALSO PRESENT:   Police Chief Healey, Fire Chief Thomas Coulombe, Paul Hills, Peter Harder

RESIDENTS:      Janice Hills, Scott Mosso

Chairman Braman opened the Town Meeting at 7 p.m.

One Day Liquor License Application – Earle E. Howe – American Legion Post 123
        Selectmen Talbot motioned that the Board approve
        Selectmen Norton 2nd.
        Vote: All in Favor

Set Special Town Meeting Date –
  • Monday, November 8, 2010 7 p.m.
  • Tentative Location – Ware High School
Selectmen Norton motioned that the Board approve the Special Town Meeting Date and Location.
Selectmen Talbot 2nd.
Vote: All in Favor

Approval of Warrant Articles for Special Town Meeting of November 8, 2010 as submitted.

Chairman William Braman read each Article to the audience:

Article I –     Selectmen Norton motioned to accept.
                Selectmen Talbot 2nd

Discussion – Unpaid invoices are those that are billed to FY ’10, however, the invoices arrived after the deadline set by town for processing in FY ’10.
Vote: All in Favor

Article II -    Selectmen Norton motioned to accept.
                Selectmen Talbot 2nd

Discussion – Dept Head Peter Harder, Assessor’s Office, mentioned Fiscal Year 2012 mandatory revaluation.

Article III -   Selectmen Talbot motioned to accept.
                Selectmen Weise 2nd

Discussion – Selectmen Desmond opposed the Article arguing additional tax burden on residents. Selectmen Braman stated State Aid to Cities and Towns has diminished by $300,000.00 over the last several years. A meals tax on residents may return $30 – 60,000.00 to Town of Ware.
Vote: Favor – 3 – Selectmen Weise, Braman, Talbot       Nay – 2 – Selectmen Desmond, Norton.

Article IV -    Selectmen Norton motioned to accept.
                Selectmen Talbot 2nd
                Vote: All in Favor

Article V -     Selectmen Norton motioned to accept.
                Selectmen Weise 2nd
                Vote: All in Favor

Article VI -    Selectmen Norton motioned to accept.
                Selectmen Talbot 2nd
                Vote: All in Favor

Article VII -   Selectmen Norton motioned to accept.
                Selectmen Talbot 2nd
                Vote: All in Favor

Article VIII -  Selectmen Talbot argued motioned to oppose
                Selectmen Braman 2nd
                Vote: All Opposed

Article IX -    Selectmen Norton motioned to accept.
                Selectmen Talbot 2nd
                Vote: All in Favor

Article X -     Selectmen Norton motioned to accept.
                Selectmen Talbot 2nd
                Vote: Selectmen Desmond Opposed
                Selectmen Braman, Talbot, Weise, Norton - AYE

Article XI -    Selectmen Norton motioned to accept.
                Selectman Weise 2nd.
                Vote: Talbot Abstain
                Selectmen Braman, Desmond, Weise, Norton - AYE

Article XII -   Selectmen Norton motioned to accept.
                Selectmen Talbot 2nd
                Vote: All in Favor

Article XIII-   Selectmen Norton motioned to accept.
                Selectmen Talbot 2nd
                Vote: All in Favor

Article XIV-    Selectmen Norton motioned to accept.
                Selectmen Weise 2nd.
                Vote: All in Favor

Article XV -    Selectmen Talbot motioned to accept.
                Selectmen Norton 2nd
                Vote: All in Favor

Selectmen Norton moved to Adjourn the meeting at 7:32 p.m. Selectmen Talbot Second. Motion carried. All in Favor.