Information for Meeting of Community Preservation Committee
Thursday January 28, 2021 7 PM EST

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Community Preservation Committee
Time:Thursday January 28, 2021 7 PM EST
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Essex Community Preservation Committee
Thursday January 28, 2021
Via Conference line 
7:00pm, Essex Town Hall, 2nd floor (on-site available to members only)

The Community Preservation Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, 
January 28, 2021 at the Essex Town Hall at 30 Martin Street, 2nd floor starting at 7:00 p.m.

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 For this meeting, members of the public who wish to listen to and/or view the meeting may do so via Video Call (with the option to show yourself on video or not and with the option to use a phone to call in, for audio-only).  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 using the tools discussed below, 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 link to the video conference is:, and, if prompted, the on-line meeting ID is bzubricki.  Depending on your device and software installed, you may be able to join directly, by web browser, or, you may have to download the application directly (you will be shown that choice when you go to the above link).  You should be joined in mute mode.  However, if that is not the case, please click on the audio icon to mute your microphone.  You can choose to activate your camera to show yourself, or not.  The camera should be off, by default, when you join.

If you do not have a digital device to join via the link above, you can also dial a telephone number and be directly connected to the meeting, via audio only.  The call-in-only number is: (425) 436-6352 and the access code is 1729820.  

In the event that the video conferencing system fails for some reason, the meeting will be broadcast on a different conference call line, accessed by telephone only, as follows:  717-275-8940. The access code is: 8378315.  PLEASE DO NOT USE THIS BACKUP PROTOCOL UNLESS THE METHODS IN THE TWO PRECEEDING PARAGRAPHS ARE NOT WORKING (NOT YOU JUST HAVING TROUBLE CONNECTING), SINCE THE BOARD WILL NOT BE MOVING TO THIS ALTERNATIVE NUMBER UNLESS THE PLATFORM FAILS FOR THE BOARD.

•	Status of members
	Kimberly Drake – Acting Chair James Witham – BOS appointment
	Dave Frithsen – DPW
	Richard “Stretch” Stevens – Resignation 
	Jay Tetzloff – Historic Commission
•	Accounts status
	Outstanding Balances
•	Project Eligibility Guide
•	Potential project discussions
	$60,000 – Building to house fire hand tub – sponsor Board of Selectmen
	$20,000 – Surveys of historic Essex Properties – sponsor Historic Commission
	Other project discussions
•	Current Project Balances ($46,605.44 outstanding)
	$100,000 - Paul Revere Bell – Meetinghouse/Congregational Church
	Completed and fully invoiced
	$3,170 – Spring Street Cemetery Signage
	Status – 100% remaining
	$8,755 – Hearse House Preservation 
	Status 75% remaining
	$11,181 - Historic School House HVAC
	Status – 100% remaining
	$2,733 – Housing Authority Exterior Walkway
	Status – 100% remaining
	$1,911.50- Housing Authority Painting
	Status – 100% remaining
	 $8,790.94 – Town Hall Vault
	Status – 100% remaining
	$10,939 – CPC Administrative Expense
	Status- 92% remaining
	$35,000 - Historic New England – Cogswell Grant Barn Repairs
•	Uncommitted Balance - $500,047
	Open Space - $93,776
	Historic - $50,451
	Housing - $44,873
	Budgeted Reserve - $142,207
	Unreserved - $328,275
•	Annual Town Meeting 
•	Board and Committee Updates
•	Meeting minutes
•	Next meeting date to be determined.
•	Meeting adjourned
The Agenda Items listed are those items which were reasonably anticipated by the Chair to be discussed at the meeting. Not all items listed on the agenda may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Jan 21, 2021 7:39 AM EST
Last Modified:Jan 21, 2021 7:39 AM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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2021-01-28 Minutes CPC R1.pdf  (download) 173 Kb Sep 15, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

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