Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday July 26, 2021 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday July 26, 2021 6 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								July 26, 2021
Town Hall, 2nd Floor Stage, 30 Martin Street

Note:  This meeting will be held in-person at the location provided on this notice. Members of the public are welcome to attend this in-person meeting. Please note that while an option for remote, audio-only attendance and/or participation is being provided as a courtesy to the public, the meeting/hearing will not be suspended or terminated if technological problems interrupt the virtual broadcast or its quality, unless otherwise required by law. Members of the public with particular interest in any specific item on this agenda should make plans for in-person vs. virtual attendance accordingly.

Call in Phone Number: 605-562-8401 Password: 8378315



AGENDA – OPEN SESSION

6:00 p.m.	Call to Order.

6:10 p.m.	John Collins of Great Marsh Brewery to discuss temporary outdoor extended dining with alcohol service.

7:00 p.m.	Quarterly Department Head Meeting.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period July 10, 2021 through July 23, 2021, regarding the following:  
•	Process for Replacement of Part-Time Town Planner
•	Review of New Public Safety Facility Roof by Roofing Consultant
•	Award of Contract for the Demolition of the Old Fire/Police Building
•	Preparation of Sumac Drive Lot for Resident Parking
•	Further Review of Draft Fall Town Meeting Topics
•	Review of Draft Police Body and Cruiser Camera Use Policy
•	Zoning Review Assistance from the Metropolitan Area Planning Council

OTHER BUSINESS:
•	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 06/24/2021 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
David Pereen	Pereen Plumbing	06/13/2021	$    115.00	Selectmen

•	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 06/30/2021 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
David Pereen	Pereen Plumbing	06/13/2021	$    498.00	Selectmen

•	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 06/30/21 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	06/24/2021	$ 3,623.13	Police
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	06/24/2021	$    988.90	Fire
Scott DeWitt	Perkins Marine	06/30/2021	$    870.60	Harbormaster
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	06/24/2021	$      70.00	Cemetery

•	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 07/22/2021 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Jack McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	07/12/2021	$ 1,500.00	Fire

•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s July 12, 2021, Open Meeting.
•	Vote to accept the resignation of Matt Coogan from the position of Town Planner, effective July 30, 2021.
•	Consider voting to change the location of all future elections from the old Fire Station to the new Essex Public Safety Building at 11 John Wise Avenue. 
•	Consider a request from a resident to issue a parking sticker to her son who is a non-resident.
•	Consider a request to rent the parking lot at Centennial Grove on Saturday, August 28, 2021, from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m. Sign the Parking Pass.
•	Consider a request from Essex County Greenbelt to hold their annual Tour de Greenbelt on Saturday, September 18, 2021, starting at 9:00 a.m. from 82 Eastern Avenue.
•	Ratify the Chairman’s signature of a Municipality Statement of Commitment for a Public Health Excellence Grant Program for the Shared Services award involving Essex, Manchester, and Gloucester and providing regional access to a Mental Health Navigator.
•	Discuss recent closure of the municipal tennis courts at Memorial Park due to hazardous surface conditions and whether funding should be sought at a future Town Meeting for replacement.
•	Consider supporting the immediate passage of the Green Future Act, an act achieving a green future with infrastructure and workforce investments (H.3292).
•	Discuss application and the possible scheduling of a public hearing on August 9, 2021 for local licensure of BB Botanics with respect to marijuana cultivation and retail sale at 242 John Wise Avenue.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.


LICENSING:
	One-Day Entertainment License:
•	Village Restaurant, Mark Audette, for use on Monday, August 9, 2021, between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., 3-5 performers, light rock & guitar, vocals, possible percussion, small amps, outside on the patio at 55 Main Street.
Outdoor Extended Dining with Alcohol Service Permit:
•	Village Restaurant, Mark Audette, for use on Monday, August 9, 2021, between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. outside on the patio at 55 Main Street.

APPOINTMENTS:
•	Firefighter, Captain for 1 year:  David Pereen

PUBLIC COMMENT.

REMINDERS:
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, August 9, 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:Jul 22, 2021 12:16 PM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 10, 2021 6:46 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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