Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday March 08, 2021 6:00 PM EST

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Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday March 08, 2021 6:00 PM EST
Selectmen’s Meeting								March 8, 2021
Town Hall, 2nd Floor Stage, 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 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.


6:00 p.m.	Public Comment. Please email comments to Town Administrator Brendhan Zubricki:  The 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.	Jeff Soulard to request Board signature of the Trust document for an Other Post-Employment Benefits Liability Trust Fund that was voted by Town Meeting on 6/13/20.

6:15 p.m.	Harbormaster Fialho to discuss possible rules and regulations and locations for rowing craft racks and parking for non-resident mooring holders.

6:30 p.m.	Ipswich Police Chief Nikas to discuss police cameras.

7:00 p.m.	Finance Committee to discuss fiscal year 2022 operating and capital budgets.

7:35 p.m.	Matthew Casey to provide comment on a private proposal for a wedding venue on an Island Road property, coordination of Town permitting activities with a conservation restriction held by others on that property, and proposed zoning bylaw changes - including a possible change of use moratorium.

7:40 p.m.	Discussion for possible inclusion of Article at 2021 Annual Town Meeting, to place a moratorium on conversions/change of use of residential properties to commercial, exclusive of (not including) Home Occupations. Discussion may include properties changing or adding business uses to raw land currently not yet defined as Residential or Business. Discussion regarding the Board’s proposed policy for entertainment.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period February 20, 2021 through February March 5, 2021, regarding the following:  
•	Economic Development Committee Meeting Summary
•	Public Safety Building Construction Project Update
•	Revision of Base Plans for Old Fire Station Demolition/Site Restoration
•	Recommendations for Changes to Public Safety Facility Camera System
•	Moving Services Contract for Public Safety Building
•	Possible Switch to New Dental Plan
•	Structural Repairs Necessary for Folsom Pavilion
•	Discussion of Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Center
•	Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Essex Division Meeting Summary
•	Review of Annual Town Meeting and Annual Election Warrants

•	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 02/25/21 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	02/12/2021	$    905.00	Fire

•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s February 22, 2021, Open Meeting.
•	Vote to authorize the Chairman’s signature on the State Animal Control Officer Designation Form for 2021.
•	Ratify letter of support from Chairman Pereen to the Addison Gilbert Hospital regarding the prospect of a regional vaccination center for Cape Ann.
•	Consider candidates for the Strategic Planning Committee.
•	Vote to approve the appointment of Scott Sheppard to the Strategic Planning Committee.
•	Discuss possible time extension for substantial completion of the new public safety facility.
•	Consider a request from Shelly Piper and Kerilee Pelletrino to waive the fee for their non-resident clamming permits this year since they were not allowed to park or use the boat ramp in Essex last year due to COVID restrictions.
•	Discuss regarding temporary alteration of premise (Executive Order 35).
•	Consider a request for an "explore Essex" pamphlet rack or plaque to be attached to the pumper display building.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

Gravel Pit Permit Renewal:
•	Judson A. Lane, Curlew Cove Realty Trust, 53-59 John Wise Avenue
Non-Resident Shellfish Permit:
•	Cliff Bathalon, Hudson, NH-sponsored by James Muise
•	Alysia Bryant, Gloucester, MA-sponsored by Keara Watson
•	Nicole Coles, Gloucester, MA-sponsored by Richard Tofuri
•	Michael Dolliver, Hamilton, MA-sponsored by Mark Lane
•	David Doucette, Gloucester, MA-sponsored by Matthew Jacobs
•	Paul Dredge, Arlington, MA-sponsored by Barry Richards
•	Martin Forde, Middleton, MA-sponsored by Augustus Gomes
•	Christian Frey, Danville, NH-sponsored by James Muise
•	Wayne Kinney, Kingston, NH-sponsored by James Muise
•	Scott McKenna, Ipswich, MA-sponsored by Tom Prentiss
•	Robert Normand, Beverly, MA-sponsored by Leo Provost
•	Kerilee Pelletrino, Beverly, MA-sponsored by Jim Ansara
•	Shelly Piper, Gloucester, MA-sponsored by Jim Ansara
•	Daniel Provost, S. Hampton, NH-sponsored by Leo Provost
•	John Standley, Jr., Brentwood, NH-sponsored by Leo Provost
Commercial Senior Shellfish Permit:
•	Richard Buczko
•	Sefton Earl
•	Michael Ginn
•	Ronald Hemeon
•	Dennis Henderson
•	Barry Mears
•	Richard Pascucci
Commercial Shellfish Permit:
•	Nicholas Amero
•	Robert Amero
•	Zack Appeltofft
•	Clifford Baker
•	Kenneth Baker
•	Julian Balili
•	Yllka Balili
•	Peter Bayreuther
•	Taylor Burbine
•	Alden Burnham
•	Kevin Carter
•	Sheila Carter
•	Kelly Corrao
•	Pietro Cusenza
•	Roberto Donati
•	David Earl
•	Benn Ferriero
•	Hali Ferriero
•	William Fitts
•	Robert Fitzgerald
•	Jeff Fraser
•	Scott G. Hamlen
•	Russell Hemeon
•	Michael Jacobs, Jr.
•	Merqes Kuca
•	Vogelushe Kuca
•	Ian Lewiecki
•	Ian MacDougall
•	Steven MacDougall
•	Peter Marshall
•	Chris Maxfield
•	Cole Neugebauer
•	Herbert Nunes
•	Glenn Pike
•	Scott Reed
•	Joseph Rizzo
•	Dean Rossi
•	Zachary Teal
•	Coleen Tofuri
•	Richard Tofuri
•	Jonathan Twomey
•	Keith Woodman
•	Anida Xhalia
•	Eugen Xhalia
•	John Ytzen-Handel
	Commercial Student Shellfish Permit:
•	Ishbel Donegan
•	Liam Hemeon
•	Charlie Rousmaniere
Common Victualler License Renewals:
•	Amy Cinq-Mars, Down River Ice Cream Corporation, 241 John Wise Avenue
Municipal Street License:
•	Peter Lovasco, All American Transportation, 138 Main Street

•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, March 22, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area at the Town Hall, 30 Martin Street.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Mar 04, 2021 10:43 AM EST
Last Modified:Mar 23, 2021 6:36 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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