Tim O’Donnell, President of the Board of Commissioners,
called the October 6, 2014 Town Meeting to order at
Pledge of Allegiance was recited.
Minutes of the
September 15, 2014
Town Meeting were approved as presented.
cited attendances to include “light up the park
event”; Annual Sea Service mass. Announcements included
upcoming events – the Fallen Fire Fighters event;
Vigilant Hose Fire Company open house; Trail day;
Halloween will be on the 31st, parade will be
at 7pm; trick or treat from 5pm-7pm, there will be a party
after parade at the fire hall. There will be another trail
day on November 2nd; community garden cleanup
by October 15th. Recognitions included
Commissioner Staiger for his many years of service to the
town and congratulations to Commissioner Joseph Ritz III.
Commissioner Staiger thanked everyone for their support
over the years to serve the town. Commissioner Ritz
thanked everyone for their votes and looks forward to
serving with everyone on the Board.
Briggs cited that he attended the first Sustainable
Certified Committee meeting and the Sea Service mass. He
announced that the marketing kiosk will be installed on
the square this week and he will be giving the welcoming
at the memorial service for the upcoming Fallen Fire
Fighters event. He welcomed the Mount Saint Mary’s rugby
club who were in attendance at the meeting and that Mount
Saint Mary’s had a special presentation on concussions.
on Brookfield Rd. – not to the condition that would
be treated now but on the list for next year.
truck in alleys – no feasible correction for the
trailers going up through Silo Hill and having to turn
around – Commissioner Mellor will email Mr. Haller.
commended for efficiency related to park pavilion
Agenda - none
Report – Commissioner
Blanchard reported on September 2014 cash activity.
Detailed report at Exhibit A.
Commission Report – Commissioner
Sweeney reported there is no meeting until the end of
of New Officials
K. Dalton, Clerk of the Circuit Court for
administered the oath of office of elected official Donald
N. Briggs, Mayor. Mayor Donald N. Briggs administered the
oath of office of elected official Joseph Ritz III, Town
Briggs gave a brief speech in regards to his new term as
Mayor for the next three years highlighting that the clean
projects should be completed; both phases of the solar
project should be complete; pathway from Mount Saint
Mary’s to the town should be completed; the new bridge
on Flat Run should be done this year; there will be more
connection of sidewalks; continue on with new business
i.e. General Dollar store and hopefully a new second
entrance to North Gate. He stated that there will be 32
– 35 million dollars going into the town over the next 3
of Board of Commissioners
Briggs made these recommendations for the 2014/2015 Board
of Commissioners reorganization: Commissioner Tim
O’Donnell remains president; Commissioner Sweeney
remains Vice President and liaison for Planning
Commission; Commissioner Glenn Blanchard remains
Treasurer; Commissioner Jennifer Mellor remains liaison
for Parks and Recreation and Commissioner Joseph Ritz III
will be liaison to the Citizens Advisory Committee.
Joseph Ritz Jr. who was present stated that he will be
stepping down from serving in the Citizens Advisory
Committee to avoid any conflict of interest.
To accept the Board reorganization as presented by Mayor
by Commissioner Blanchard second by Commissioner Sweeney.
Vote: 5-0 in favor
October 20, 2014
for the solar project phase II including the related
IV.SIGN APPROVED TEXT AMENDMENTS AND/OR RESOLUTIONS -
With no further
business, the October 6, 2014 Town Meeting was adjourned at