Town Building Committee
Board of Selectmen
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
Town Hall, 3rd Floor Auditorium
Approval of minutes from joint meeting of January 14, 2019.
Receive update from Selectman Spinney concerning willingness of owner of 11 John Wise Avenue to offer that property for sale for public safety facility purposes.
Review test layout for combined public safety facility or fire-only facility on property of Duncan, along Western Avenue or Story Street.
Review calculation of premium to construct a combined public safety facility at the site of the present public safety facility.
Discuss expected range of legal costs associated with an eminent domain property taking, in general.
Review updates to preliminary public safety building comparative site matrix.
Discuss possible acquisition of private property for a new public safety building by purchase or eminent domain, including but not limited to:
o 30 Apple Street, Map 142, Lot 8
o 0 Western Avenue, Map 128, Lot 78
o 0 Western Avenue, Map 129, Lot 4
o 21 Western Avenue, Map 129, Lot 50
o 42 Western Avenue, Map 129, Lot 1
o 63 Western Avenue, Map 134, Lot 58
o 7 Lane’s Road, Map 120, Lot 9
o 11 John Wise Avenue, Map 128, Lot 90
o 50 John Wise Avenue, Map 120, Lot 6
o 60 John Wise Avenue, Map 113, Lot 1
Board of Selectmen:
o Vote to hold a Special Town Meeting on February 11, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Elementary School.
o Vote to open the warrant for said Special Town Meeting.
o Vote to include on the warrant an article or articles related to the acquisition of private property or properties for a new public safety building (separate fire and/or separate police, or combined), including via purchase or eminent domain.
o Vote to close the warrant for said Special Town Meeting.
o Vote to sign the warrant for said Special Town Meeting outside of a Selectmen’s meeting once the desired article(s) and the warrant have been put in proper form by Town Counsel.
Personnel Board: Consider the approval of two new job descriptions within the Essex Police Department: Part-time Patrolman and Special Patrolman.