Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday May 3, 2021 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday May 3, 2021 6 PM EDT
Location:Virtual
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								May 3, 2021
2nd Floor, Town Hall, 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.  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.

6:30 p.m.	Consider whether the Town should opt out of aerial or other pesticide spraying that may be mandated by the State, at the State’s own expense, by the State Reclamation and Mosquito Control Board -SRMCB (dependent upon mosquito-borne disease surveillance) between now and December 31, 2021.  Required elements associated with this matter include:

•	Allowance for public comment at the present meeting concerning whether or not to opt out.
•	Consultation with the Essex Board of Health.
•	Whether the Town is opting out of all spraying or only certain spray activities, such as aerial spraying. (If the vote does not specify only a specific type of spraying, the vote will cover all spray activities conducted by the SRMCB under M.G.L. c. 252, Section 2A).
•	Recognition that any vote to opt out will only be honored if an alternative mosquito management plan is submitted and approved by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs and discussion with respect to what Essex’s alternative mosquito management plan should include.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period April 24, 2021 through April 30, 2021, regarding the following:  
•	Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Summary
•	Public Safety Facility Construction Project Update
•	Future Outfitting of Public Meeting Spaces for Cable TV Broadcast
•	Revision of Plans for the Demolition/Restoration of Old Fire Station Site
•	Regional School District Budget Collaboration Group Summary
•	Finalization of Annual Town Meeting Motions

OTHER BUSINESS:
•	Approve the weekly warrant in the amount of $.
•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s April 26, 2021, Open Meeting 
•	Vote to ratify the Chairman’s signature on a letter of support for the Open Door.
•	Consider nominating individuals for a soon-to-be-vacant seat on the Board of Public Works.
•	Review correspondence from the Manchester Essex Regional School District Director of Finance and Operations concerning the School Committee’s transfer of construction project loan interest earnings to the District’s Stabilization Fund to defray the cost of future capital needs.
•	Consider the process for the potential renaming of the Centennial Grove to Folsom Memorial Park.
•	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 a request from Richard Morrell to pass through Essex during their annual YuKanRun Fast Half Marathon on October 24, 2021.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

LICENSING:
	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 Annual Town Election will take place on Monday, May 10, 2021.
•	The Annual Town Meeting will take place on Saturday, May 15, 2021, in the field behind the Elementary School on Story Street, starting at 1:00 p.m.
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, May 17, 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:Apr 29, 2021 11:27 AM EDT
Last Modified:May 18, 2021 9:03 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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