Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday November 2, 2020 6 PM EST

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday November 2, 2020 6 PM EST
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Selectmen’s Meeting								November 2, 2020
Town Hall, 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area, 30 Martin Street

Pursuant to Governor Baker’s March 12, 2020 Order Suspending Certain Provisions of the Open Meeting Law, G.L. c. 30A, §18, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, this meeting will be conducted via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Specific information and the general guidelines for remote participation by members of the public and/or parties with a right and/or requirement to attend this meeting can be found on the town’s website, at For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen to and/or view the meeting may do so via Video Call (with the option to show yourself on video or not and with the option to use a phone to call in, for audio-only).  No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so using the tools discussed below, despite best efforts, we will post on the town’s website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting. 

The link you must follow to get to the video conference is:  , and, if prompted, the on-line meeting ID is bzubricki.  Depending on your device and software installed, you may be able to join directly, by web browser, or, you may have to download the application directly (you will be shown that choice when you go to the above link).  You should be joined in mute mode.  However, if that is not the case, please click on the audio icon to mute your microphone.  You can choose to activate your camera to show yourself, or not.  The camera should be off, by default, when you join.

If you do not have a digital device to join via the link above, you can also dial a telephone number and be directly connected to the meeting, via audio only.  The call-in-only number is: (425) 436-6352 and the access code is 1729820.  

In the event that the video conferencing system fails for some reason, the meeting will be broadcast on a different conference call line, accessed by telephone only, as follows:  717-275-8940. The access code is: 8378315.  PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS BACKUP PROTOCOL UNLESS THE METHODS IN THE TWO PRECEEDING PARAGRAPHS ARE NOT WORKING (NOT YOU JUST HAVING TROUBLE CONNECTING), SINCE THE BOARD WILL NOT BE MOVING TO THIS ALTERNATIVE NUMBER UNLESS THE PLATFORM FAILS FOR THE BOARD.

•	6:00 p.m.	Public Comment. Please email comments to Town Administrator Brendhan Zubricki:  Your comments will be read from time to time throughout the meeting. If your comment relates to an agenda item, please note that in the email subject line.

B.	BRENDHAN ZUBRICKI:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period October 17, 2020 through October 30, 2020, regarding the following:  
•	Economic Development Committee Meeting Summary
•	Employee of the Year and Employee Service Awards Ceremony
•	Public Safety Building Construction Project Update
•	Change Order: Public Safety Building Lighting
•	Change Order: Public Safety Building Cell Door Shutter
•	Change Order: Public Safety Building Clothes Dryer Wiring
•	Public Safety Project Design Change Order (Geotechnical Work)
•	School Budget Group Meeting Summary
•	Continued Discussion of Possible Annual Town Meeting Topics
•	COVID Economic Recovery Planning Grant

•	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 10/22/2020 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
	James McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	10/09/2020	$    155.00	Fire
	Ernest Nieberle	Nieberle’s 	09/24/2020	$    508.00	Snow Removal

•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s October19, 2020, Open Meeting.
•	Vote to renew the 2021 MIIA Retiree Health Insurance Benefits.
•	Consider voting to extend the Town’s policy regarding the use of outdoor space for food and alcohol service from November 1, 2020 to December 1, 2020 as per the Governor’s recent decree.
•	Choose an option for the deployment of greenhead fly traps by the Northeast Massachusetts Mosquito Control and Wetlands Management District in fiscal year 2022 and following.
•	Consider the future fate of the present fire and police headquarters building at 24 Martin Street.  Options include demolition, leasing to others, or re-purposing for other Town operations.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, November 16, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area of the Town Hall, 30 Martin Street.

Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Oct 29, 2020 12:40 PM EDT
Last Modified:Nov 17, 2020 8:25 AM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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