Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday April 12, 2021 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday April 12, 2021 6 PM EDT
Location:Virtual
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								April 12, 2021
Town Hall, 2nd Floor Stage, 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, 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 www.essexma.org. For this meeting, no in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, however, members of the public who wish to listen to and/or view the meeting may do so via Video Call or phone to call in, for audio-only).  

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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.  

AGENDA – OPEN SESSION

6:00 p.m.	Public Comment. Please email comments to Town Administrator Brendhan Zubricki:  bzubricki@essexma.org. 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.

6:05 p.m.	Maureen Woodman regarding one-day outdoor entertainment permitting.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period March 20, 2021 through April 9, 2021, regarding the following:  
•	Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Summary
•	Economic Development Committee Meeting Summary
•	Public Safety Facility Construction Project Update
•	Revision of Base Plans for Old Fire Station Demolition/Site Restoration
•	Award of Contract for Sewer Grinder Pump System Preventative Maintenance
•	Discussion Regarding Possible Demolition of the Folsom Pavilion
•	School Budget Collaboration Group Meeting Summary
•	Further Discussion Regarding Regional Vaccination Clinic
•	Local Rapid Recovery Planning Grant Kickoff Meeting Summary

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 04/08/2021 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	03/24/2021	$    622.98	Police
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	03/24/2021	$    309.79	Fire
Jake McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	03/29/2021	$    190.00	Fire
Jake McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	03/29/2021	$      95.00	Fire

•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s March 22, 2021, Open Meeting.
•	Vote to sign the State contract to receive a Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant in the amount of $9,657.00.
•	Ratify the Chairman’s signature of the Green Communities Grant application in the amount of $132,000 for additional upgrades to building automation systems in the Essex Elementary School.
•	Consider a request from Sergeant Thomas Shamshak, Jr. to carryover two weeks of vacation time to be used in July 2021.
•	Consider a request from Annie Cameron to remain on the Strategic Planning Committee as a member-at-large instead of as a School Committee representative.
•	Vote to appoint Peter Seminara and Rebecca Visnick to the position of Shellfish Deputy Constable for a partial three-year term, ending 6/30/2023. Sign the appointment cards.
•	Vote to appoint Bill Levy to the Conservation Commission for a partial 3-year term, ending 6/30/2022.
•	Review an application for a Change of Manager from Eamon Keating to Declan McClung for the Essex Wine Exchange.
•	Review applications for alcohol service associated with proposed outdoor dining under the Governor’s temporary order allowing for such service:
o	Blue Marlin Grille, 65 Eastern Avenue
o	Boat House Grille, 234 John Wise Avenue
o	Woodman’s Function Hall, 125 Main Street
•	Consider the purchase of artwork for the new public safety building.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

LICENSING:
One-Day Entertainment Licenses:
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Saturday, May 8, 2021, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., within the confines of the licensed premises at 35 Dodge Street, amplified music and speech.
•	Woodman’s Inc., Stephen Woodman, for use on Saturday, July 24, 2021, between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., within the confines of the Tidewater Tent at 125 Main Street; two closed sides of tent; entertainment by DJ with the speakers inside the tent pointed towards the Function Hall. No dance floor.
•	Woodman’s Inc., Stephen Woodman, for use on Saturday, September 4, 2021, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., within the confines of the Tidewater Tent at 125 Main Street; two closed sides of tent; entertainment by DJ with the speakers inside the tent pointed towards the Function Hall. No dance floor.
•	Woodman’s Inc., Stephen Woodman, for use on Friday, September 10, 2021, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., within the confines of the Tidewater Tent at 125 Main Street; two closed sides of tent; entertainment by DJ with the speakers inside the tent pointed towards the Function Hall.
•	Woodman’s Inc., Stephen Woodman, for use on Thursday, September 16, 2021, between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m., within the confines of the Tidewater Tent at 125 Main Street; two closed sides of tent; entertainment by DJ with the speakers inside the tent pointed towards the Function Hall.
•	Woodman’s Inc., Stephen Woodman, for use on Friday, September 17, 2021, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., within the confines of the Tidewater Tent at 125 Main Street; two closed sides of tent; entertainment by DJ with the speakers inside the tent pointed towards the Function Hall. No dance floor.
•	Woodman’s Inc., Stephen Woodman, for use on Friday, October 1, 2021, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., within the confines of the Tidewater Tent at 125 Main Street; two closed sides of tent; entertainment by Client Speaker with Playlist inside the tent pointed towards the Function Hall. No dance floor.
Commercial Shellfish Permit:
•	Wayne Leveille

REMINDERS:
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, April 26, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area at the Town Hall, 30 Martin Street.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Apr 8, 2021 10:54 AM EDT
Last Modified:Apr 8, 2021 10:54 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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