Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday November 4, 2019 6 PM EST

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday November 4, 2019 6 PM EST
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Selectmen’s Meeting								November 4, 2019
Town Hall, 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area, 30 Martin Street


6:00 p.m.	Public Comment.

6:30 p.m.	Business Community and the Economic Development Committee to review the proposed downtown striping and signage project.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period October 19th, 2019 through November 1st, 2019, regarding the following:  
•	Essex Housing Coalition Meeting Summary
•	Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Summary
•	Award of Construction Contract for Public Safety Facility
•	Builder’s Risk Policy for New Public Safety Facility Construction Project 
•	Parking, Speed Limit, and Crosswalk Discussion with State DOT
•	Adjustment of Spotlights on Main Street
•	School District Budget Coordination Meeting
•	Draft Fall Town Meeting Motions
•	Possible Acquisition of Apple Street Property or Right of Way

	Approve the weekly warrant in the amount of $.
	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s October 21, 2019, Open Meeting.
	Discussion concerning a proposal to increase coverage for Town-owned property and an increase in flood/quake insurance coverage. 
	Vote to approve a request for a donation of $200 towards the Essex Merchants Group’s annual mums beautification program.
	Consider the appointment of Jude Seminara to the position of Deputy Shellfish Constable, contingent upon successful passage of a pre-employment drug and medical screen and the passage of the required State training course the next time it is offered.
	Consider a letter of interest from Maureen Flatley to be appointed as a member of the Economic Development Committee which currently has seven members (1 Planning Board member, 3 At-large members, and 3 members from the business community).
	Vote to acknowledge a proclamation by Governor Charles Baker and Lt. Governor Karyn E. Polito proclaiming November 11, 2019 to be Veterans Day.
	Consider a request for the Essex Lions Club to hold their Annual Turkey Trot on Sunday, November 24, 2019. Sign the MA Parade Permit Application.
	Conomo Point Matters:  
•	Status of offers to purchase the Town’s vacant lot at 0 Sumac Drive, Map 110, Lot 7.
•	Consider a request to add to the existing deck at 9 Middle Road, Map 108, Lot 58.
	Review proof of proposed Centennial Grove replacement sign.
	Continued discussion regarding the formation of a committee to make recommendations for negotiations with the proponent of a proposed retail marijuana dispensary at the corner of Eastern Avenue and Harlow Street with respect to a Host Community Agreement.
	Discuss one Selectman’s potential participation in 1623 Studio’s “Need to Know” video series, specifically in reference to previewing the upcoming Fall Town Meeting Articles.
	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

LICENSING:  Vote to report to the Alcoholic Beverage Control Commission that the estimated temporary increased resident population of the Town of Essex, as of July 10, 2020 will be 3,700.

•	There will be a public hearing held by the Zoning Board of Appeals on Wednesday, November 6, 2019, in the 3rd Floor Auditorium of the Town Hall regarding the Great Marsh Brewery’s request for a larger sign at the brewery on Main Street.
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, November 18, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Faculty Room at the Essex Elementary School on Story Street.
•	The Fall Town Meeting will be held in the gymnasium at the Essex Elementary School on Story Street on Monday, November 18, 2019, starting at 7:30 p.m.

	Discussion of pending litigation concerning the City of Gloucester vs. the Town of Essex, Superior Court C.A. No. 17-310C.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Oct 31, 2019 1:12 PM EDT
Last Modified:Nov 19, 2019 6:35 AM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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