Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Wednesday August 14, 2019 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Wednesday August 14, 2019 6 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								August 14, 2019
Town Hall, 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area, 30 Martin Street


AGENDA

6:00 p.m.	Public Comment.

6:05 p.m.	Superintendent Galli and the Board of Public Works to discuss possible amendment of the solid waste contract with Covanta.

6:30 p.m.	Curt Bergeron to discuss two entertainment licenses.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period July 27th, 2019 through August 9th, 2019, regarding the following:  
•	Kickoff Meeting for Downtown Line Striping and Signage Project
•	Consideration of Complete Streets Town-wide Assessment
•	Finalization of Fixed-Price Natural Gas Contract
•	Regulation or Bylaw Concerning Banning of Certain Plastics
•	Sale of Sumac Drive Lot and Development of Associated Documents
•	Further Review of Senior Center Property Line

OTHER BUSINESS:
	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 08-08-2019 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
David Pereen	Pereen Plumbing	7/21/19	$    200.00	Selectmen
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	7/24/19	$ 1,453.74	Police
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	7/24/19	$    177.95	Fire
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	7/24/19	$    260.00	Fire

	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s July 29, 2019, Open Meeting.
	Vote to approve and sign the contract for services with Patriot Properties, Inc. in the amount of $18,500.
	Consider a request to appoint Jodi Harris to the Economic Development Committee for a term of three years ending 6/30/2022.
	Approve a request from Jane Ribeiro to rent the pavilion at Centennial Grove on Saturday, August 31, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
	Approve a request from Fran Pierce to rent the pavilion at Centennial Grove on Saturday, September 21, 2019 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
	Review request from Woodman’s to approve amending the one-day entertainment license and the one-day wine and malt license for the movie night planned for July 31 that was cancelled due to inclement weather, to be held on Wednesday, August 21, 2019; and, to change the location for the movie night licenses for 8/14 and 8/21 to the back of Woodman’s parking lot.
	Preliminary review of draft list of warrant article topics for the Fall Town Meeting.
	Consider choosing two persons to attend the cable television taping on September 4th regarding the proposed Public Safety Building Special Town Meeting.
	Further consider whether residents should be allowed to remove individual plants from 11 John Wise Avenue prior to site work for the proposed public safety facility at that site and discuss process if inclined to allow.
	Review a letter from a resident regarding a leash law.
	Sign Memorandum of Understanding with the Metropolitan Planning Council for a portion of the grant funding necessary to upgrade the Town’s streetlights to LED lamps.
	Continue to review whether and how the Board will institute a policy with respect to outdoor entertainment noise, including consideration of recent input from local business owners, a recent letter from a resident, and from a review of the Town of Rockport’s policy and program.
	Conomo Point Matters:   
•	Review quote for landscaping maintenance work at Conomo Point and determine the cash payment beyond the landscaping cost that the filming company for recently completed summer filming should be required to pay.
•	Consider a request for the use of portions of Conomo Point for future filming of a movie in September (if a request is made by meeting time).
•	Review correspondence from a Conomo Point resident concerning an infestation of parasitic vine known as Dodder in the Robbins Island area.
•	Consider a request to transfer the leases for 173 and 175 Conomo Point Road (Map 108, Lots 31 and 30) from the David A. and Mary A. Mears Revocable Trust to Stephen and Alison Bryer.
	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

LICENSING:
	One-Day Entertainment License:
•	Essex County Greenbelt Association, Jane Rumrill, for use on Saturday, September 21, 2019, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. within the confines of the Cox Reservation at 82 Eastern Avenue.
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina, LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Thursday, August 22, 2019, between the hours of 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., within the confines of the Riversbend Upper Parking Lot at 35 Dodge Street, public address announcements to be kept applicable to event and kept to a minimum, at an appropriate sound level to reach event attendees.
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina, LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Thursday, September 19, 2019, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., within the confines of the Riversbend Upper Parking Lot at 35 Dodge Street, public address announcements to be kept applicable to event and kept to a minimum, at an appropriate sound level to reach event attendees.
	
	One-Day Wine & Malt License:
•	Essex County Greenbelt Association, Jane Rumrill, for use on Saturday, September 21, 2019, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. within the confines of the Cox Reservation at 82 Eastern Avenue.
•	Woodman’s Inc., Steve Woodman, for use on Wednesday, August 28, 2019, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 4:00 p.m., within the confines of the Salt Marsh Tent at 121 Main Street.

REMINDERS:
•	The Board of Selectmen will meet with the Manchester Board of Selectmen at the Manchester Town Hall on August 19, 2019, at 7:30 p.m.
•	The Town Building Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 21, 2019, starting at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Auditorium.
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, August 26, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area at the Essex Town Hall.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:
•	Discussion with respect to possible future revision of the collective bargaining agreement with the Essex Police Benevolent Association.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Aug 12, 2019 1:28 PM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 27, 2019 6:38 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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