Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday August 26, 2019 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday August 26, 2019 6 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								August 26, 2019
Town Hall, 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area, 30 Martin Street

AGENDA

6:00 p.m.	Public Comment.

6:05 p.m.	Mark Brewer (who has served the Town as a Part-Time Patrolman in the past) to request an appointment to again serve as a Part-Time Patrolman.

7:00 p.m.	John Tremblay, BB Botanics, to discuss a proposal to locate both a recreational marijuana dispensary and a separate recreational grow facility in the Town of Essex.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period August 10th, 2019 through August 23rd, 2019, regarding the following:  
•	Possible Future Reallocation of MBTA Assessment to CATA
•	Town Building Committee Summary
•	Possible Grant for Customized Accounting Software
•	Possible Amendment of Solid Waste Contract with Covanta
•	State Funding for a Portion of Town’s Bicentennial Celebration Cost
•	Consideration of Possible Revision to Town Landing Use Regulations
•	Continued Review of Draft Fall Town Meeting Article Topic List
•	Finalization of Municipal Collaboration Report
•	Culvert Replacement Municipal Assistance Grant Award

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 8/22/2019 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	8/22/2019	$ 1,011.19	Highway

	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s August 14, 2019, Open Meeting.
	Consider suggestion by resident that vacant land on Grove Street, which is eventually destined for tax title auction, be instead retained by the Town for open space preservation.
	Consider which Select Board member will serve as one of the judges at the October 26, 2019 Clamfest.
	Consider approving a contract amendment with Johnson Roberts Associates to perform hydrant flow testing for fire protection design considerations associated with the proposed public safety facility.
      Consider allowing parking along the roads in the vicinity of Centennial Grove on Saturday, September 7, 2019 for the Family Day event that is part of the Town's Bicentennial Celebration.
	Special Town Meeting:
•	Vote to hold a Special Town Meeting on Monday, September 23, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Elementary School;
•	Vote to open the warrant for the September 23, 2019, Special Town Meeting;
•	Vote to add articles to the warrant for the September 23, 2019 Special Town Meeting per the draft warrant presented at this meeting, or as revised (which is attached hereto);
•	Vote to close the warrant;
•	Vote to approve the warrant;
•	Vote to sign the warrant at or outside of a meeting (if revisions are necessary).
	Conomo Point Matters:
•	Status of offers to purchase the Town’s vacant lot at 0 Sumac Drive.
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	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

LICENSING:
	Commercial Shellfish Permit and Waiver of Deadline:
•	Arthur Weaver
	
REMINDERS:
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, September 9, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area at the Essex Town Hall.
•	There will be a joint meeting of the Town Building Committee and the Board of Selectmen on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, in the Town Hall Auditorium, starting at 7:00 p.m.
•	There will be a Public Forum concerning the proposed public safety building on Thursday, September 12, 2019, in the Town Hall Auditorium, starting at 7:00 p.m.
•	There will be a Public Forum concerning the proposed public safety building on Tuesday, September 17, 2019, in the Town Hall Auditorium, starting at 7:00 p.m.
•	There will be a Special Town Meeting held in the gymnasium at the Essex Elementary School on Story Street on Monday, September 23, 2019, starting at 7:30 p.m.
•	The Fall Town Meeting will be held in the gymnasium at the Essex Elementary School on Story Street on Monday, November 18, 2019, starting at 7:30 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
•	Discussion of pending litigation concerning the City of Gloucester vs. the Town of Essex, Superior Court C.A. No. 17-310C.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Aug 22, 2019 10:44 AM EDT
Last Modified:Sep 10, 2019 6:43 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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