Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday May 17, 2021 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday May 17, 2021 6 PM EDT
Location:Virtual
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								May 17, 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).  

The link to the video conference is:  https://join.freeconferencecall.com/bzubricki, 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.  


AGENDA – OPEN SESSION

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

6:15 p.m.	Discuss nominations of candidates for a soon-to-be-vacant seat on the Board of Public Works and/or conduct interviews with such candidates.

6:30 p.m.	Continued consideration of outdoor entertainment license applications from the Riversbend Restaurant. See the Licensing section of this agenda for details.

7:00 p.m.	Susan Coviello and Priscilla Malboeuf to review concerns of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce with regard to the Board’s entertainment licensing policy.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period May 1, 2021 through May 14, 2021, regarding the following:  
•	Economic Development Committee Meeting Summary
•	Public Safety Building Construction Project Update
•	Change Order:  Public Safety Facility Occupancy Sign & Door Shutter
•	Change Order:  Public Safety Facility Additional Training Room Exit Sign
•	Change Order:  Public Safety Facility Kitchen Hood Ansul System Work
•	Change Order:  Public Safety Facility Add Sprinkler Heads to Canopies
•	Updating of Plans for Demolition/Restoration of Old Fire Station Site
•	Third-Party Ambulance Billing Agreement Renewal
•	Possible Assistance with the Utilization of American Rescue Plan Act Funds
•	Renewal of Long-term Lease for Essex Elementary School
•	Memorandum of Understanding for Shared IT Services
•	Regional Pilot COVID Recovery Grant Program Update
•	Local Rapid Recovery Program Grant Update
•	Regional Public Health Shared Services Exploration Grant
•	Continued Discussion Concerning Regional COVID Vaccination Program

OTHER BUSINESS:
•	Approve the weekly warrant in the amount of $.
•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s May 3, 2021, Open Meeting 
•	Vote to approve a Chapter 44, Section 33B transfer in the amount of $7,250 from Blanket Liability Insurance to Town Property to pay for demolition of the Folsom Pavilion.
•	Authorize the Chairman to sign a Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management Coastal Resilience Grant Application for the modeling of eelgrass beds as a method of salt marsh bank stabilization in Essex Bay (application to be written by Boston University).
•	Vote to approve the purchase of two cruisers by the Police Department.
•	Consider relocating the new rowing craft racks to the vacant Town parcel at 9 Beach Circle.
•	Planning for the naming the Conomo Point rowing craft rack area in memory of David A. Mears, as previously decided by the Board on February 24, 2020.
•	Vote to ratify the Chairman’s signature on a letter of support for the Ipswich River Watershed Association’s grant application to restore tidal flow under Route 133 and Old Essex Road at the Essex/Ipswich Town Line.
•	Discuss the recent disturbance of recently-restored eelgrass beds by clammers in Essex Bay and future education, marking, and enforcement activities to better protect these resources in the future. 
•	Consider a request from Neurofibromatosis Northeast to hold their annual Coast to the Cure event at Centennial Grove this year on September 11; and if approved consider a reduced rental rate.
•	Consider the renaming of the Centennial Grove to Folsom Memorial Park.
•	Consider a request from Jordan Manley from Seaside Sustainability regarding a possible Essex site for a coastal cleanup event.
•	Sign forms for the Federal share of reimbursement under FEMA-4496-DR-MA associated with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Program.
•	Consider re-opening Town Hall to the public as of June 1, 2021.
•	Vote to reorganize the Board.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

LICENSING:
Student Commercial Shellfish Permit:
•	Bjorn Arnason
Extended Outdoor Dining / Alcohol Service
•	Consider a request from the Boat House Grille to modify the layout and seating previously approved by the Board under an existing 40 x 60 frame tent.
One-Day Entertainment Licenses 2021:
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Saturday, August 7, 2021, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., within the confines of the alcohol licensed premises at 35 Dodge Street. Ceremony music played via cell phone and Bluetooth speaker on lawn. Mic’d officiant. Amplified music and speech.
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Saturday, August 28, 2021, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., within the confines of the alcohol licensed premises at 35 Dodge Street. Ceremony music played via cell phone and Bluetooth speaker on lawn. Mic’d officiant. Amplified music and speech.
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Saturday, September 4, 2021, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., within the confines of the alcohol licensed premises at 35 Dodge Street. 4 – 5 p.m.:  Ceremony music played via cell phone and Bluetooth speaker on lawn. Mic’d officiant. 5 – 6 p.m.:  Acoustic guitar on deck. Amplified music and speech.
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Sunday, September 5, 2021, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., within the confines of the alcohol licensed premises at 35 Dodge Street. 4 5 p.m.:  Ceremony music played via cell phone and Bluetooth speaker on lawn. Mic’d officiant. 5 – 6 p.m.: Guitarist playing lite music amplified on deck. 6 – 10 p.m.: Reception inside with DJ amplified. Amplified music and speech.
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Saturday, September 11, 2021, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., within the confines of the alcohol licensed premises at 35 Dodge Street. Ceremony music played via cell phone and Bluetooth speaker on lawn. Mic’d officiant. Amplified music and speech.
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Saturday, September 25, 2021, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., within the confines of the alcohol licensed premises at 35 Dodge Street. Ceremony music played via cell phone and Bluetooth speaker on lawn. Mic’d officiant. Amplified music and speech.
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Sunday, September 26 2021, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., within the confines of the alcohol licensed premises at 35 Dodge Street. 4 – 5 p.m.:  Ceremony music played via cell phone and Bluetooth speaker on lawn. Mic’d officiant. 5 – 10 p.m.:  Reception inside with DJ amplified. Amplified music and speech.
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Saturday, October 9, 2021, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., within the confines of the alcohol licensed premises at 35 Dodge Street. Ceremony music played via cell phone and Bluetooth speaker on lawn. Mic’d officiant. Amplified music and speech.
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Sunday, October 10, 2021, between the hours of 2:30 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., within the confines of the alcohol licensed premises at 35 Dodge Street. 2:30 – 4 p.m.:  Amplified guitarist to play music on the lawn before, during, and after the ceremony. Mic’d officiant. Amplified and speech.

One-Day Entertainment Licenses 2022:
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Saturday, May 28, 2022, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., within the confines of the alcohol licensed premises at 35 Dodge Street. Ceremony music played via cell phone and Bluetooth speaker on lawn. Mic’d officiant. Amplified music and speech.
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Saturday, July 16, 2022, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., within the confines of the alcohol licensed premises at 35 Dodge Street. Ceremony music played via cell phone and Bluetooth speaker on lawn. Mic’d officiant. Amplified music and speech.
	
REMINDERS:
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, June 7. 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area at the Town Hall at 30 Martin Street.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:May 12, 2021 11:14 AM EDT
Last Modified:Jun 8, 2021 6:34 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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