Selectmen’s Meeting January 23, 2017
7:00 p.m. Public Comment.
7:01 p.m. Chris LaPointe, the Director of Land Conservation for Essex County Greenbelt, to discuss signature of conservation restriction documents for the Sagamore Hill Project: 1. Conservation Restriction from Essex County Greenbelt Association, Inc. to the Town of Essex and the Department of Conservation and Recreation, 0 Choate Street, 0 Choate Street Rear, 0 Belcher Street; and, 2. Conservation Restriction from Essex County Greenbelt Association, Inc. to the Hamilton Wenham Open Land Trust, Inc., 0 Belcher Street.
7:05 p.m. Essex Housing Authority to discuss candidate(s) to fill the vacant seat on the EHA, and also discussion regarding appointment of a tenant representative on the EHA.
7:15 p.m. Bill Nolan to continue a discussion regarding proposed replacement of a structure at 111 Conomo Point Road.
8:00 p.m. Department Head Quarterly Meeting
Brendhan Zubricki: Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period January 7th through January 20th, 2017, regarding the following:
• Additional Work, Engineering Options for Police/Fire Building Siting
• Contract for Asbestos Abatement, 4-8 Conomo Lane
• Northern Conomo Point Improvement Project Specifications
• Choice of Lighting System for Town Hall Clock Faces
• Negotiation of Successor Cable Television Franchise Agreement
• Review of Preliminary Draft Annual Town Meeting Warrant
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 1/12/17 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME VENDOR DATE AMOUNT DEPT’S BIL
Ernie Nieberle Nieberles 12/24/16 $614.22 Council on Aging
Ernie Nieberle Nieberles 12/24/16 $42.00 Shellfish
Ernie Nieberle Nieberles 12/24/16 $504.60 Police
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 1/19/17 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME VENDOR DATE AMOUNT DEPT’S BILL
Ernie Nieberle Nieberles 12/24/16 $1,893.34 Fire
Ernie Nieberle Nieberles 12/24/16 $4.587.09 Highway
Ernie Nieberle Nieberles 12/24/16 $3,000.00 Snow & Ice
Ernie Nieberle Nieberles 12/24/16 $138.27 Water
Ernie Nieberle Nieberles 12/24/16 $138.55 Wastewater
Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s January 9, 2017, Open Meeting.
Vote to accept the resignation of Scottie Robinson from the Finance Committee.
Vote to appoint Rob Fitzgibbon to the Finance Committee.
Final approval of Calendar Year 2017 Goals for Chief of Police.
Vote to approve and sign letters to the Democratic Committee and the Republican Committee requesting a candidate to fill the vacancy on the Town’s Board of Registrars.
Consider a request to appoint Hayes Demeule to the volunteer position of Assistant Animal Control Officer for the remainder of this fiscal year.
Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.
• Charles A. McNeil
• Troy Ciarametaro
• Scott Perkins, Cape Neddick, sponsored by Charles McNeil
• Colby Thomassen, West Newbury, sponsored by Joshua Devos
Executive Session Expected:
Discussion of pending litigation concerning the case of the Town of Essex v. William Allen, Essex Superior Court C.A. Nos. ESCV2002-00352, ESCV2006-00313, and ESCV2007-02096.
Conduct strategy session in preparation for negotiations with non-union personnel.
REMINDER: The Selectmen will attend the final FY2018 MERSD Budget meeting at the Essex Elementary School on Tuesday, January 31, 2017, starting at 7:00 p.m.
REMINDER: The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, February 6, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. in the Senior Center, 17 Pickering Street.