Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday February 12, 2018 6 PM EST

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday February 12, 2018 6 PM EST
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Selectmen’s Meeting								February 12, 2018
2nd Floor, Town Hall Stage Conference Area, 30 Martin Street

6:00 p.m.	Public Comment.

6:05 p.m.	Chief Silva to present recognition awards to Officers Thomas Shamshak and Thomas Shute; and to retired Wenham Police Lt. Lawrence Kavanagh and current Hamilton Deputy Fire Chief Kenneth Brand.

6:30 p.m.	Thomas Riordan to present a request for a Change of D/B/A.

7:00 p.m.	Discussion of options for improved causeway and crosswalk lighting.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period January 23rd, 2018 through February 10th, 2018, regarding the following:  
•	Town Building Committee Public Forum, Public Safety Facility
•	Constable Recommendation to Prohibit Commercial Oyster Harvesting
•	Army Corps of Engineers Beneficial Sediment Re-use Meeting
•	Continued Development of Request for Proposals for Grove Master Plan
•	Surplus Vehicle Transfer from Environmental Police
•	Regional School District Budget Group Meeting/Budget Update
•	Continued Review of Draft Annual Town Meeting Warrant
•	Potential Coastal Zone Management Grant for Fiscal Year 2019
•	Fiscal Year 2019 Green Communities Grant Application

	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 2/8/2018 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s Service Station	1/24/18	$      95.00	Police
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s Service Station	1/24/18	$    289.50	Fire

	Approve six sets of minutes:  Selectmen’s January 22, 2018, Open Meeting and Executive Session; Selectmen’s January 29th, 2018, Open Meeting and Executive Session; and, Selectmen’s February 6th, 2018 Open Meeting and Executive Session.
	Continued post-interview discussion relative to the selection of a candidate to serve as the new Town Clerk.
	Vote to sign a contract for consulting services with Odyssey Advisers regarding OPEB actuarial study in the amount of $7,000 for FY2019.
	Discuss letter from National Grid purporting that the Town is not authorized to proceed with the attachment of municipal fiber optic lines to National Grid’s utility poles.
	Consider a request from Chief Silva to approve Police Department sponsorship of Special Police Officer Lauren Pereen’s attendance at the Mass. Law Enforcement Training Alliance as a self-sponsor.
	Continued review of calendar year 2018 goals with Chief of Police.
	Consider preliminary proposal for affordable housing in the downtown area.
	Review and approve a Military Records Office Access Agreement, to assist the Town’s Regional Veterans’ Agent.
	Discuss offer from Manchester Essex Rotary Club to replace current Town Hall signboard with an electronic sign that can be more easily updated.
	Discuss preferred method of addressing violations of the Town’s Shellfish regulations.
	Discuss whether to continue to maintain the Essex Visual Budget application.
	Vote to appoint Michael Davis as Board of Appeals member; vote to appoint Ed Perkins as Alternate Board of Appeals member; vote to reappoint Richard Carter as Alternate Board of Appeals member. Sign the appointment cards.
	Make appointments to the new Economic Development Committee and sign the appointment cards:
•	Gayle McKinley, Shea’s Riverside Inn, Business Community Rep
•	Georgeann Richards, Sea Meadow, Business Community Rep
•	Donna Roy, Woodman’s, Business Community Rep
•	Martha Mazzarino, Skin Care Professional, Business Community Rep
•	Bob Coviello, Main Street Antiques, At-Large member
•	Chris Larson, Rivers and Roads, At-Large member
•	Michael Cataldo, Massport (formerly), At-Large member
•	Westley Burnham, Planning Board Rep
	Signature of employment contract for the Town Accountant (Virginia Antell).
	Signature of employment contract for the Treasurer/Collector (Jeffrey Soulard).
	CONOMO POINT:  Discuss the possibility of adding more memorial benches at Conomo Point.
	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

	One-Day Wine & Malt License:
•	Chebacco Liquor Mart, Paul Chisholm, for use on Saturday, March 17, 2018, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., within the confines of the Waterline Center at the Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street.
	Commercial Shellfish Permit:
•	Kristina Jacobs
•	Matthew Jacobs
•	Edward G. Lane
•	Elizabeth H. Lane
•	Judson Lane
•	Brian Loebelenz
•	Josephine MacDougal
•	Phillip MacDougal
•	Chris Maxfield
•	Dean Rossi
•	Richard Tofuri
Senior Commercial Shellfish Permit:
•	Robert T. Doane
•	Dennis Henderson
•	George E. Lane
•	Charles A. McNeil
•	Tom Prentiss
Student Commercial Shellfish Permit:
•	Matthew G. Lane
•	Amanda Loebelenz
•	Michael Loebelenz

•	The Board will attend the Town Building Committee meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Auditorium to discuss options for a public safety building replacement.
•	The Town Hall will be closed on Monday, February 19, for President’s Day.
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, February 26, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. in the Town Hall Stage Conference Room on the second floor, 30 Martin Street.
•	Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness (MVP) Workshop on Thursday, April 5th, 2018. The MVP Workshop will take place from 8am to 2:30pm in Essex Town Hall. Breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided.
•	Coastal Resilience Grant Public Workshop highlighting the inter-relatedness of emergency planning and coastal resilience planning, April 25, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m., Essex Town Hall.

	Discuss purchase, exchange, lease or value of real property relative to possible future site for public safety facility.
	Conduct strategy session in preparation for contract negotiation with Town Administrator and with Chief of Police.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Feb 8, 2018 11:47 AM EST
Last Modified:Feb 27, 2018 6:56 AM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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