Selectmen’s Meeting March 25, 2019
Town Hall, 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area, 30 Martin Street
6:00 p.m. Public Comment.
6:05 p.m. Public Hearing: Robert Blair, President, Cape Ann Rowing Club, to discuss an application for a One-Day Entertainment License at the Essex Marina.
6:30 p.m. C.K. Pearl, Patrick Shea to discuss possible future entertainment license revision.
7:00 p.m. Billy Baker regarding possible rental of the Grove Cottage.
7:15 p.m. Julian Balili regarding commercial shellfish permit applications.
7:30 p.m. Finance Committee.
Brendhan Zubricki: Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period March 9th, 2019 through March 22nd, 2019, regarding the following:
• Town Building Committee Meeting Summary
• School Budget Group Meeting Summary
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 03/14/2019 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME VENDOR DATE AMOUNT DEPT’S BILL
Ramie Reader Reader Electrical 2/24/19 $ 228.00 Police
James McNeilly McNeilly EMS 3/04/19 $ 290.00 Fire
James McNeilly McNeilly EMS 3/04/19 $ 75.00 Harbormaster
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 03/21/2019 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME VENDOR DATE AMOUNT DEPT’S BILL
David Pereen Pereen Plumbing 02/19/19 $ 123.00 Highway
David Pereen Pereen Plumbing 3/03/19 $ 440.00 Water
Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s March 11, 2019, Open Meeting and Executive Session.
Consider a request from Manchester Essex Little League to pass over Essex roads on Saturday, April 27, starting at 8:00 a.m., from Woodman’s to behind the Town Hall.
Vote to approve and sign the renewal proposal for Fiscal Year 2020 for Property, Liability and Workers’ Compensation coverage.
Discuss possible proposals for MVP action grant funding in the next funding round.
Annual Town Meeting, May 6, 2019/Annual Town Election May 13, 2019:
• Discussion and vote to include articles and voting language in the Warrant for the May 6, 2019 Annual Town Meeting and the May 13, 2019 Annual Town Election as they appear in the 3/25/18 draft, or as revised at the meeting.
• Vote to close the Warrant.
• Vote to sign the Warrant.
• Vote to transmit ballot question language to the Town Clerk.
Consider the approval of a contract for title examination services with respect to Board of Assessors’/owners unknown research.
Vote to reappoint Pam Stone to the position of Animal Health Inspector for a one-year term, commencing 5/1/19 through 4/30/2020.
Further discussion relative to partial funding of a dedicated municipal content producer at 1623 Studios.
• Vote to approve use of the Grove on Saturday, August 17, 2019, between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. by the Youth Commission-Teen Movie Night.
• Vote to approve use of the Grove on Sunday, October 20, 2019, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. by the Youth Commission for their Halloween Walk.
Conomo Point Matters:
• Vote to issue and sign a license agreement with the Conomo Point Association to attach ramps and floats to the Stone Pier at the Point.
• Sign a tight tank lease addendum for 124 Conomo Point Road, Map 108, Lots 67, Daniel Mayer.
Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.
Common Victualler’s License:
• Down River Ice Cream Corporation, d/b/a Down River Ice Cream, Amy Ahearn, 241 John Wise Avenue
Commercial Shellfish Permit:
• Robert Amero
• Benn Ferriero
• Hali Ferriero
• James P. Fitzgerald
• Robert M. Fitzgerald
• Joshua Hannah
• Wayne Leveille
• Barry Mears
• Anxhelo Seraj
• Marjeta Seraj
• Zaim Seraj
• Keith Woodman
Gasoline-Fuel Storage Permits:
• Nieberle’s Service Station, 8 Main Street
• Gaybrook Garage, 152 Western Avenue
• Holden Oil, Inc., #2 Scot’s Way
• Perkins Marine, Inc., 82 Main Street
Non-Resident Recreational Shellfish Permit:
• Paul Dredge, Arlington, MA, sponsored by Barry Richards
• Thomas R. Morse III, Marblehead, MA, sponsored by Leo Provost
• Robert Normand, Beverly, MA, sponsored by Leo Provost
• Daniel Provost, S. Hampton, NH, sponsored by Leo Provost
• John Standley, Brentwood, NH, sponsored by Leo Provost
• Michael Symonds, Gloucester, MA, sponsored by Charles Symonds
One-Day Wine and Malt License:
• Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum, Marcia Hubbard, for use on Saturday, April 27, 2019, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., within the confines of the Waterline Center at the Essex Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street, for the Bicentennial Progressive Dinner.
• Vote to recommend the annual cost of living salary increase for FY2020.
• Vote to recommend the FY2020 Wage and Salary Scale to the May 6, 2019 Annual Town Meeting.
• Consider approval of a revised Council on Aging Administrative Clerk position description and a new Outreach Coordinator/Assistant Director position description.
• There will be a joint meeting of the Town Building Committee and the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 starting at 7:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor auditorium of the Town Hall.
• The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, April 8, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Stage Conference Area on the 2nd floor of the Town Hall.
• Age & Dementia Friendly Cape Ann Community Summit on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., at The Elks at Bass Rocks, Gloucester.
• Contract negotiations with the incoming Police Chief.
• Discussion of pending litigation concerning the case of the City of Gloucester vs. the Town of Essex, Superior Court C.A. No. 17-310C.