Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday August 23, 2021 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday August 23, 2021 6 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Auditorium (3rd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								August 23, 2021
Town Hall, 2nd Floor Stage, 30 Martin Street

Note:  This meeting will be held in-person at the location provided on this notice. Members of the public are welcome to attend this in-person meeting. Please note that while an option for remote, audio-only attendance and/or participation is being provided as a courtesy to the public, the meeting/hearing will not be suspended or terminated if technological problems interrupt the virtual broadcast or its quality, unless otherwise required by law. Members of the public with particular interest in any specific item on this agenda should make plans for in-person vs. virtual attendance accordingly.

Call in Phone Number: 605-562-8401 Password: 8378315


AGENDA – OPEN SESSION
6:00 p.m.	Call to Order.

6:05 p.m.	Jodi Harris to provide an update with respect to potential fund raising and costs associated with Memorial Park tennis court renovation.

6:15 p.m.	Paul Fitzpatrick to discuss a proposal to renovate an outbuilding on leased property at 159 Conomo Point Road (Map 108, Lot 39).

6:30 p.m.	Dana Menon to discuss her interest in the Town Planner position.

6:45 p.m.	Natalie Lovett to discuss her interest in the Town Planner position.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period August 7, 2021 through August 20, 2021, regarding the following:  
•	Old Police/Fire Station Demolition Project Update
•	HAZMAT Abatement Monitoring / Air Quality Sampling Contract
•	Final Change Order, Public Safety Facility Construction Project
•	New Public Safety Facility Roof Defect Update
•	Further Review of Draft Fall Town Meeting Topics List
•	Exploration of DEP or EPA Brownfields Funding, Allen Properties
•	Community Compact Cabinet Grant Application, Zoning Review
•	Possible Grant Application for Cable Studio Installation at Town Hall

OTHER BUSINESS:
•	Approve the weekly warrant in the amount of $.
•	Vote to exempt from Section 20 of Chapter 268A of the General Laws, the contracts and amounts for the individuals listed below contained within the 08/19/2021 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	07/24/2021	$ 1,349.88	Fire
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	07/24/2021	$      57.40	Highway

•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s August 9, 2021, Open Meeting and Executive Session.
•	Consider naming the baseball field closest to the Field of Dreams parking lot, The Michael Phillips Memorial Field.
•	Discuss possible program for public safety facility grand opening September 18, 2021.
•	Vote to sign employment contract with incoming Town Accountant Jeff Soulard.
•	Vote to sign employment contract with incoming Treasurer/Collector Brooke Friedrich.
•	Review a letter from an Essex resident regarding safety concerns about the new overhead traffic light on John Wise Avenue.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

LICENSING:
	Commercial Shellfish Permit:  Shane Matthews

PUBLIC COMMENT.

REMINDERS:
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, September 13, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area at the Town Hall, located at 30 Martin Street.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Aug 19, 2021 10:53 AM EDT
Last Modified:Sep 14, 2021 6:40 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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