Selectmen’s Meeting June 15, 2020
Town Hall, 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area, 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, and the Governor’s March 15, 2020 Order imposing strict limitation on the number of people that may gather in one place, 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, members of the public who wish to listen to the meeting may do so via Conference Call. No in-person attendance of members of the public will be permitted, but every effort will be made to ensure that the public can adequately access the proceedings in real time, via technological means. In the event that we are unable to do so, despite best efforts, we will post on the town’s website an audio or video recording, transcript, or other comprehensive record of proceedings as soon as possible after the meeting. The call-in number will be: 717-275-8940. The access code is: 8378315. Please mute your phones. If you do not have a mute button, press *6 (star 6) to mute and unmute from a landline phone.
AGENDA – OPEN SESSION
6:00 p.m. Public Comment. Please email comments to Town Administrator Brendhan Zubricki: firstname.lastname@example.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. Continuation of Public Hearing - Possible Modification, Suspension, or Revocation of Used Car Dealer’s License – Class II – Dynamic Auto Brokers, 147 Eastern Avenue.
Brendhan Zubricki: Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period May 30, 2020 through June 12, 2020, regarding the following:
• Review of MassDOT Plans for Route 22 Speed Study and Route 133 Parking/Speed
• Public Safety Building Construction Project Update
• Annual Town Meeting Follow-up
• Negotiation of Host Community Agreements with BB Botanics
• COVID-19 Response Update and Status Report
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 6/11/20 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME VENDOR DATE AMOUNT DEPT’S BILL
Ernie Nieberle Nieberles 05/24/2020 $ 910.18 Police
Ernie Nieberle Nieberles 05/24/2020 $ 249.02 Fire
Ernie Nieberle Nieberles 05/24/2020 $ 118.40 Fire
Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s June 1, 2020, Open Meeting and for the June 10, 2020, Open Meeting.
Treasurer/Collector Jeff Soulard to request BOS signature of the Public Safety Building Bond.
Vote to approve an MGL Chapter 44, § 33B Transfer in the amount of $4,000 from Gloucester Sewer to Sewer Overtime.
Vote to approve and sign the contract with Patriot Properties for FY 2021.
Discuss a plan by the Massachusetts Oyster Project, as approved by the Division of Marine Fisheries, to introduce oysters into Essex Bay.
Vote to open up the ballfields, tennis court, and other areas for recreational use.
Board consideration of whether permission to overdraft to pay for certain, COVID-19 emergency expenses should be sought from the Department of Revenue. [The Town has thus far managed such expenses within its budget but may be advised to seek this authority out of an abundance of caution].
Discussion regarding Manchester Essex Little League use of Memorial Park and the Field of Dreams.
Continued discussion as to whether any changes to parking or launching restrictions that have been put in place due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis be altered in any way.
Review request from Chief of Police to carry over 80 hours of vacation time into FY21, due to inability to take time off during the COVID crisis.
Preliminary discussion with respect to the possibility of the administrative offices of the Board of Public Works moving in the future from the Water Filtration Plant to what will soon be the former fire and police headquarters at 24 Martin Street, or utilizing the police administrative trailer, at that site, or some other site.
Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.
APPOINTMENTS - Vote the following appointments and sign the appointment cards:
Action, Inc. Board of Directors for 3 years: Courtney Lane
ADA Coordinator for 1 year: William Sanborn
Board of Appeals for 3 years: Keith Carter
Board of Appeals Alternate for 2 years: Ed Perkins
Board of Registrars for 3 years: Vickie Cataldo
Building Inspector for 1 year: William Sanborn
Building Inspector's Assistant for 1 year: L. William Holton
CATA Representative for 1 year: Laurel Eisenhauer
Community Preservation Committee for 3 years:
• Michael Burke
• Gregg Cooper
• Kim Drake
• Dave Frithsen
• Richard Stevens
Conservation Commission for 3 years:
• Cliff Ageloff
• Tom Barrieau
• Michael Burke
Council on Aging for 3 years:
• Richard Denton
• Beverly Dolinsky
• Michelle French
Electrical Inspector for 1 year: Ramie Reader
Electrical Inspector's Asst. for 1 year: John Shields
Fence Viewers for 1 year: Board of Selectmen
Harbormaster’s Assistant for 3 years:
• Paul Albani
• Bruce Lipinski
• Troy Perry
• Cooper Riehl
Local Emergency Planning Committee for 1 year:
• Dan Doucette
• Paul Francis
• Michael Galli
• Erin Kirchner
• Ruth R. Pereen
Plumbing & Gas Inspector for 1 year: Richard Corriere
Plumbing-Gas Inspector's Assistant for 1 year: David Pereen
Police Officer, Part-Time for 1 year:
• Mark Brewer
• Ryan Devaney
• David Landry
• Brittney Lazarides
• Chad Lipinski
• Laureen Pereen
• David J. Vangelist
• Robert Wheway
• Michael Harrell
• Justin Symonds
Shellfish Deputy for 3 years:
• Peter Wilson
Strategic Planning Committee for 1 years:
• John Bediz
• Michael Burke
• Westley Burnham
• Annie Cameron
• Robert Coviello
• Michelle French
• Michael Galli
• Charles McNeil
• Julie Scofield
Town Clerk, Assistant 2 for 3 years: Dottie Elwell
Town Counsel for 1 year: KP Law
Alteration Of Premises:
• C.K. Pearl
• Great Marsh Restaurant
• Shea’s Riverside
• Woodman’s Lobster Pool
Annual Non-Resident Shellfish Permit:
• Mike Maguire, Hamilton, MA, sponsored by Kristen Bixby.
Commercial Shellfish Permit:
• Katherine Bernier
The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, June 29, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area of the Town Hall, 30 Martin Street.
AGENDA – EXECUTIVE SESSION - None.