Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday June 7, 2021 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday June 7, 2021 6 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Auditorium (3rd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								June 7, 2021
Town Hall, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 30 Martin Street

This meeting is being held in person, but you may also call in for an audio-only connection:  Phone Number:  717-275-8940    Password:  8378315

AGENDA – OPEN SESSION

6:00 p.m.	Public Comment.

6:05 p.m.	Interview with Nick Ellis regarding his interest in serving on the Board of Public Works.

6:15 p.m.	Interview with Timothy O’Leary regarding his interest in serving on the Board of Public Works.

6:30 p.m.	Public Hearing regarding applications from the Riversbend Restaurant for eleven, one-day entertainment licenses (see Licensing section of this agenda for details). 

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period May 15, 2021 through June 4, 2021, regarding the following:
•	Public Safety Facility Construction Project and Roof Problem Update
•	Updating of Plans for Demolition/Restoration of Old Fire Station Site
•	Outfitting of Town Hall Auditorium for Live/Interactive Broadcasts
•	Allowable Uses of and Town Plans for American Rescue Plan Act Funding
•	Preliminary Look at Possible Fall Town Meeting Topics
•	Next Steps for Consideration of Town Zoning Changes
•	Regional Pilot Grant (Cape Ann Comeback) Update
•	Local Regional Recovery Program Grant Update
•	Signature of State Seawall Replacement Grant Contract
•	Update Concerning Regional COVID Vaccination Program

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 05/20/2021 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	04/24/2021	$        3.00	Highway

•	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 05/27/2021 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	05/18/2021	$    155.00	Fire

•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s May 17, 2021, Open Meeting.
•	Vote to approve a request to transfer the lease for 159 Conomo Point Road, Map 108, Lot 39, from the Jean C. LeRoyer Trust, Robert H. LeRoyer, Trustee to the 122 Conomo Point Realty Trust, Paul & Charlotte, Trustees.
•	Consider a request from Essex Elementary PTO to hold their annual Happy as a Clam Race on Friday, September 17, 2021, beginning at 5:00 p.m.
•	Consider a request from the Fire Chief to hold their annual Firemen’s Parade on Sunday, June 13, marching from 11 John Wise Avenue to Spring Street to Spring Street Cemetery and back, starting at 8:45 a.m.
•	Vote to approve the Chairman’s signature on the Police & Fire Accident Insurance renewal forms and the Police and Fire Excess Medical Accident Coverage renewal forms for FY2021.
•	Consider allowing Sergeant Daniel Bruce to carry two weeks of vacation time into fiscal year 2022, as supported by the Chief of Police.
•	Consider a request for a 6-month leave of absence for Ryan Devaney to attend the Police Academy.
•	Discuss the future of an annual Ipswich Public Schools field trip to Essex clam flats that allows students under 14 to hand dig clams to contribute to a one-peck, licensed harvest per outing (usually three outings).  [The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries confirms that the topic involves a purely local decision.]
•	Discuss plans for a ribbon cutting ceremony and an open house for the new public safety facility, possibly to include a blood drive.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

APPOINTMENTS - Vote the following appointments and sign the appointment cards:
ADA Coordinator for 1 year:  William Sanborn
Building Inspector for 1 year:  William Sanborn
Building Inspector's Assistant for 1 year:  Paul Orlando
CATA Representative for 1 year:  Laurel Eisenhauer
Conservation Commission for 3 years:
•	Kevin Cooke
•	Ted Marshall
Council on Aging for 3 years:  
•	Ralph Hawley
•	Kay Joseph
•	Sue Lufkin
Eastern National Veterans District Representative for 3 years:  Michael Flynn
Economic Development Committee for 3 years:
•	Westley Burnham
•	Michael Cataldo
•	Martha Mazzarino
•	Georgeanne Richards
•	Donna Roy
Electrical Inspector for 1 year:  Ramie Reader
Electrical Inspector's Asst. for 1 year:  John Shields
Emergency Management Director for 1 year:  Ramie Reader
Finance Committee for 3 years:
•	Ben Buttrick
•	Allison Williard
Harbormaster’s Assistant for 3 years:  
•	Ryan Devaney
•	Michael Harrell
•	Theodore Karr
•	Ainsley McKenna
Local Emergency Planning Committee for 1 year:
•	Ramie Reader
•	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
•	Westley Izidoro
•	Brittney Lazarides
•	Victor Munoz
•	Meaghan Wonson
	REPC Emergency Response Coordinator for 1 year:  Ramie Reader
	Strategic Planning Committee for 1 year:
•	John Bediz
•	Michael Burke
•	Westley Burnham
•	Annie Cameron
•	Diane Corrao
•	Richard Denton
•	Dave Frithsen
•	Ruth Pereen
•	Mark Renzi
•	Julie Scofield
•	Scott Sheppard
Town Clerk’s Assistant for 3 years:  Theresa Mansfield
Town Counsel for 1 year:  KP Law
Veterans’ Graves Officer for 1 year:  Blake Story

LICENSING:
Wine and Malt Package Store License:
•	Sign license for Devonshire Wine, LLC, d/b/a Essex Wine Exchange, showing the new manager, Declan McClung, who has now been approved by the ABCC.
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 next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, June 21, 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:Jun 3, 2021 11:03 AM EDT
Last Modified:Jun 22, 2021 6:35 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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