Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday June 21, 2021 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday June 21, 2021 6 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								June 21, 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.	Meeting is called to order.
 
6:10 p.m.	Interview with Timothy O’Leary regarding his interest in serving on the Board of Public Works.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period June 5, 2021 through June 18, 2021, regarding the following:  
•	New Public Safety Facility Roof Update
•	Bid Package & Schedule for Old Fire/Police Station Demolition
•	Disposal of Old Fire Station Generator
•	Use of Remaining CARES Act Funding
•	School District Budget Collaboration Meeting Summary
•	Engineering Services Contract for Conomo Point Seawall Replacement

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 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	05/24/2021	$    380.50	Fire
Dave Pereen	Pereen Plumbing	05/31/2021	$    638.80	Selectmen
Dave Pereen	Pereen Plumbing	06/01/2021	$    410.36	Selectmen
Dave Pereen	Pereen Plumbing	04/29/2021	$    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 06/17/2021 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section. 
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	05/24/2021	$    964.43	Highway

•	Vote to approve and sign a MGL Chapter 44 Section 33B transfer in the amount of $10,585.30 from Interest Short Term Note to Public Safety Building Debt.
•	Vote to approve and sign a MGL Chapter 44 Section 33B transfer in the amount of $123.21 from Snow Salaries to Snow Contractors. 
•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s June 7, 2021, Open Meeting.
•	Vote to accept the resignation of Ginny Antell from her position of Town Accountant, effective September 23, 2021.
•	Consider the promotion of the Essex Treasurer/Collector to Town Accountant.
•	Consider the process for hiring a new Treasurer/Collector (including possible promotion of an existing employee) and authorize the Town Administrator to make Reserve Fund transfer requests as necessary to accommodate the incoming employee, the promotion of the outgoing employee, and cross-training in both the Treasurer/Collector’s and the Town Accountant’s office.
•	Vote to approve and authorize the Chairman’s signature on the State contract for a grant in the amount of $9,657.00 from the Department of Fire Services.
•	Vote to approve and sign the agreement between the Town and Patriot Properties, Inc. for the Board of Assessors’ consulting services in the amount of $18,500.
•	Review a request from Police Paul Francis to hold the annual car show on Sunday, September 12, 2021, rain date Sunday, September 26, 2021. 
•	Consider the renaming of Centennial Grove to Folsom Memorial Park.
•	Revisit use rules for all Town facilities managed by the Board of Selectmen in light of the recent relaxation of COVID-19-restrictions at the State level.
•	Consider beginning to allow parking at the Town-owned parcel at 0 Sumac Drive, Map 110, Lot 7, including who will be able to park at that location (i.e. residents, non-residents, out of Town clammers, etc.).
•	Consider two applicants for the vacant tenant seat on the Essex Housing Authority Board.
•	Discussion regarding the recent Governor’s announcement to allow outdoor seating at restaurants until April 1, 2022.
•	Consider requests for possible public events and use of Town Events Fund:
•	September 12, 2021 – Police Department Car Show
•	September 18, 2021 – Town Celebration
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

APPOINTMENTS - Vote the following appointments and sign the appointment cards:
Finance Committee for 3 years:  Allison Williard
Historic Commission for 3 years:
•	Drew Godfrey
•	Justin Kane
Open Space Committee for 1 year:
•	Nancy Dudley
•	Lysa Leland
•	Julie Scofield
		
LICENSING:
	Senior Commercial Shellfish Permit:
•	Brian Ball
•	Leonard Woodman

PERSONNEL BOARD:  Consider minor changes to the Town Accountant position description.

REMINDERS:  The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, July 12, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area at the Town Hall at 30 Martin Street.

PUBLIC COMMENT
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Jun 17, 2021 12:02 PM EDT
Last Modified:Jun 17, 2021 12:02 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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