Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Wednesday January 23, 2019 7:00 PM EST

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Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Wednesday January 23, 2019 7:00 PM EST
Location:Town Hall - Auditorium (3rd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Town Building Committee
Board of Selectmen
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
7:00 p.m.
Town Hall, 3rd Floor Auditorium
 Public comment.
 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.
 Public comment.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Jan 16, 2019 6:42 AM EST
Last Modified:Jan 16, 2019 2:39 PM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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