Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday August 9, 2021 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday August 9, 2021 6 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								August 9, 2021
Town Hall, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 30 Martin Street

Note:  This meeting will be held in-person at the location provided on this notice. Members of the public are welcome to attend this in-person meeting. Please note that while an option for remote, audio-only attendance and/or participation is being provided as a courtesy to the public, the meeting/hearing will not be suspended or terminated if technological problems interrupt the virtual broadcast or its quality, unless otherwise required by law. Members of the public with particular interest in any specific item on this agenda should make plans for in-person vs. virtual attendance accordingly.

Call in Phone Number: 605-562-8401 Password: 8378315


AGENDA – OPEN SESSION
6:00 p.m.	Call to Order. 

6:05 p.m.	Jodi Harris to provide an update with respect to potential fund raising and costs associated with Memorial Park tennis court renovation.

6:15 p.m.	Jeff Soulard to discuss Town Accountant employment contract (also see AGENDA – EXECUTIVE SESSION).

6:30 p.m.	Brooke Friedrich to discuss Treasurer/Collector employment contract (also see AGENDA – EXECUTIVE SESSION).

7:00 p.m.	Public Hearing concerning applications from BB Botanics for local licensure of marijuana cultivation and retail sale establishments at 242 John Wise Avenue.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period July 24, 2021 through August 6, 2021, regarding the following:  
•	Zoning Board of Appeals Cell Tower Variance Hearing Summary
•	Town Planner Vacancy Update
•	Mobilization of Old Fire/Police Station Demolition Contractor
•	Public Safety Facility Construction Project Update
•	Further Inspection of New Public Safety Facility Roof by Consultant
•	School Budget Collaboration Group Meeting Summary
•	Essex Housing Coalition Meeting Summary
•	Zoning Review Discussion with Metropolitan Area Planning Council
•	Continued Discussion of Draft Fall Town Meeting Topics

OTHER BUSINESS:
•	Approve the weekly warrant in the amount of $.
•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s July 26, 2021, Open Meeting.
•	Vote to accept a donation from Pereen Plumbing in the amount of $1,100 for the purchase of a LIDAR speed detection unit for the Police Department.
•	Discussion regarding a date to hold a public Open House at the new public safety building.
•	Consider naming the baseball field closest to the Field of Dreams parking lot, The Michael Phillips Memorial Field.
•	Continued review of the Police Department’s draft body and cruiser camera use policy, along with any related Department policies.
•	Ratify signature of the Board of Public Works’ contract for Roadway Resurfacing with the BitCon Corporation.
•	Consider supporting the immediate passage of the Green Future Act, an act achieving a green future with infrastructure and workforce investments (H.3292).
•	Consider reimbursement of the tenant at 136 Conomo Point Road for shingle damage caused by the limb of a Town-owned tree situated on an abutting Town-controlled lot.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

LICENSING:
	Senior Shellfish Permit:  Glenn Towne
	Student Shellfish Permit:  Mersades Bybee
	One-Day Wine and Malt Permit:
•	Essex County Greenbelt, Jane Rumrill, for use on Saturday, September 18, 2021, between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.
One-Day Entertainment Permit:
•	Essex County Greenbelt, Jane Rumrill, for use on Saturday, September 18, 2021, between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., to play a family friendly playlist over a small amplification system, facing away from closest neighbors.
•	Essex County Greenbelt, Jane Rumrill, for use on Saturday, October 23, 2021, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., small ensemble to play amplified music inside tent.

PUBLIC COMMENT.

REMINDERS:
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, August 23, 2021, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area at the Town Hall at 30 Martin Street.


AGENDA – EXECUTIVE SESSION

•	Jeff Soulard to discuss Town Accountant employment contract.
•	Brooke Friedrich to discuss Treasurer/Collector employment contract.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Aug 5, 2021 12:02 PM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 24, 2021 6:22 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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