Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday September 28, 2020 6:00 PM EDT

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Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday September 28, 2020 6:00 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Selectmen’s Meeting								September 28, 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 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.


6:00 p.m.	Public Comment. Please email comments to Board of Selectmen Chair Ruth Pereen: .  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.

6:05 p.m.	Review, approve, and sign a deed conveying 96 Conomo Point Road (Map 110, Lot 27) to Alfred Landry. Town Clerk Pamela Thorne will be present to notarize documents.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period September 12, 2020 through September 25, 2020, regarding the following:  
•	Public Safety Facility Construction Project Update
•	Change Order:  Door Replacement, Public Safety Building
•	Change Order:  Training Room Audio/Visual, Public Safety Building
•	Change Order:  Water/Sprinkler Line Retrofit, Public Safety Building
•	Change Order:  Minor Siding Change, Portion of Public Safety Building
•	Change Order:  Hose Bibbs, Public Safety Building
•	Fall Town Meeting Motions
•	Local Review of State Applications for Marijuana Establishments
•	Community Compact Cabinet IT Grant Application, Police Cameras
•	Byrne Grant, Police Portable Radios
•	Coastal Zone Management Coastal Resilience Grant Award

•	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 09-24-2020 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
David Pereen	Pereen Plumbing	9/7/2020	$157.50	Water

•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s September 14, 2020, Open Meeting.
•	Ratification of the Chairman’s signature on the Storm Water Annual Report to the State.
•	Vote to appoint Caryn Gallagher to the Essex Cultural Council for a partial 3-year term, ending 6/30/2023.
•	Vote to approve the Chairman’s signature on a letter to the Office of the Inspector General requesting COVID funding for on-line building permit software.
•	Discussion regarding Article 7 on the Fall Town Meeting Warrant, based on public comment received outside of a meeting.
•	Vote to accept the resignation of Michele French from the Council on Aging.
•	Review documents for a grant application to the Center for Tech and Civic Life to fund the purchase of additional Voting Booths and authorize the Town Clerk to apply for the grant in the amount of $1,872.00.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

	Antiques License:
•	Anna Hardy Builds LLC, d/b/a In Home Design Center, 117 Eastern Avenue.

•	The Fall Town Meeting will take place on Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., outside, at the Essex Elementary School on Story Street.
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, October 5, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area of the Town Hall, 30 Martin Street.

Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Sep 24, 2020 9:01 AM EDT
Last Modified:Oct 07, 2020 8:13 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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