Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday August 22, 2022 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday August 22, 2022 6 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Auditorium (3rd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								August 22, 2022
Town Hall, 3rd Floor Auditorium, 30 Martin Street


This meeting will be conducted in-person, with the public welcome, but will also be made available to the public via remote participation to the greatest extent possible. Members of the public who wish to listen to and/or view the meeting may do so via two-way Video Call (with the option to show yourself on video or not and with the option to use a phone to call in, for two-way audio-only). Please note that while an option for remote 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 versus virtual attendance accordingly.  

The link to the video conference is:  https://join.freeconferencecall.com/bzubricki, and, if prompted, the on-line meeting ID is bzubricki.  Depending on your device and software installed, you may be able to join directly, by web browser, or, you may have to download the application directly (you will be shown that choice when you go to the above link).  You should be joined in mute mode.  However, if that is not the case, please click on the audio icon to mute your microphone.  You can choose to activate your camera to show yourself, or not.  The camera should be off, by default, when you join.

If you do not have a digital device to join via the link above, you can also dial a telephone number and be directly connected to the meeting, via two-way audio only.  The call-in-only number is: (425) 436-6352 and the access code is 1729820. 

Further, it is likely that this meeting will be broadcast by 1623 Studios over the local cable television network.  Please check your cable listings for details if you are a Comcast cable television subscriber. 


AGENDA – OPEN SESSION

6:00 p.m.	Call to Order. 

6:30 p.m.	Board of Public Works to discuss solid waste and recycling options and potential costs.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period August 6, 2022 through August 19, 2022, regarding the following:  
•	Economic Development Committee Meeting Summary
•	Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Summary
•	Review of Preliminary List of Topics for Fall Town Meeting
•	Possible Future Construction Grant Funding, Apple Street
•	Alewife Brook Stream Study Final Report

OTHER BUSINESS:
•	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 08/11/2022 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME 	VENDOR 	DATE 	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	07/24/2022	 $   440.75	Fire

•	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 08/18/2022 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	08/08/2022	$     155.00	Ambulance
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	08/02/2022	$  1,549.88	Ambulance
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	07/22/2022	$       24.00	Highway

•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s August 8, 2022, Open Meeting.
•	Approve and sign the engagement letter from Powers & Sullivan, LLC to authorize consulting services related to the new GASB 87 standards required as part of the Town's Fiscal Year 2022 audit.
•	Approve and sign the engagement letter from CliftonLarsonAllen LLP for the Town's Fiscal Year 2022 audit.
•	Consider a request to transfer the seasonal lease for 1 Middle Road (Map 108, Lot 43) from the Dorothea R. Wendell Exemption Trust, Harlan L.P. Wendell, Jr. & Thayer McKenzie, trustees to Harlan L.P. Wendell, Jr.
•	Consider a request to transfer the seasonal lease for 159 Conomo Point Road (Map 108, Lot 38) from the Dorothea R. Wendell Exemption Trust, Harlan L.P. Wendell, Jr. & Thayer McKenzie, trustees to Harlan L.P. Wendell, Jr.
•	Continue discussion with respect to potentially decreasing the speed limit between Route 133 and Apple Street on Southern Avenue to 25 mph, in both directions.
•	Consider Robyn Kanter’s request to appoint Carmon Emery to a 3-year term on the Essex Cultural Council, ending 6/30/2025.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

LICENSING:
	Annual Weekday Entertainment License:
•	Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street, amplified talk/music indoors at the Waterline Center.
One-Day Wine and Malt License:
•	Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum, KD Montgomery, for use on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, Museum on Main Street Events, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., within the confines of the Waterline Center at 66 Main Street.
•	Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum, KD Montgomery, for use on Tuesday, September 27, 2022, Museum on Main Street Events, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., within the confines of the Waterline Center at 66 Main Street.
•	Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum, KD Montgomery, for use on Tuesday, October 4, 2022, Museum on Main Street Events, between the hours of 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., within the confines of the Waterline Center at 66 Main Street.
•	Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum, KD Montgomery, for use on Saturday, October 22, 2022, Museum on Main Street Events, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., within the confines of the Waterline Center at 66 Main Street.
•	Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum, KD Montgomery, for use on Saturday, October 15, 2022, Fall Festival Fundraiser, between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., within the confines of the Waterline Center at 66 Main Street.
•	Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum, KD Montgomery, for use on Saturday, November 5, 2022, Beal Necropsy Event, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., within the confines of the Waterline Center at 66 Main Street.
•	BWBC LLC, d/b/a Bent Water Brewing Company, Aaron Reames, for use on Saturday, September 17, 2022, between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., within the confines of the Cox Reservation at 82 Eastern Avenue.
•	Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Clam Fest, Ken Riehl, for use on Saturday, October 22, 2022, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., within the confines of Memorial Park at 30 Martin Street. Vote to waive the fee.
•	Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Clam Fest (Rain Date), Ken Riehl, for use on Sunday, October 23, 2022, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., within the confines of Memorial Park at 30 Martin Street. Vote to waive the fee.
One-Day Entertainment License:
•	Essex County Greenbelt Association, Inc., Jane Rumrill, for use on Saturday, September 17, 2022, between the hours of 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., within the confines of the Cox Reservation at 82 Eastern Avenue, 4 person, unamplified band playing outdoors.
•	Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum, KD Montgomery, for use on Sunday, October 2, 2022, Museum on Main Street Events, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m., within the confines of the Waterline Center at 66 Main Street, amplified speech.
•	Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Clam Fest, Ken Riehl, for use on Saturday, October 22, 2022, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., within the confines of Memorial Park at 30 Martin Street, Clam Chowder competition, a couple of local bands and/or background music from Essex Radio. Vote to waive the fee.
•	Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, Clam Fest (Rain Date), Ken Riehl, for use on Sunday, October 23, 2022, between the hours of 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., within the confines of Memorial Park at 30 Martin Street, Clam Chowder competition, a couple of local bands and/or background music from Essex Radio. Vote to waive the fee.

NOTICE:
•	The Selectmen will meet jointly with the Planning Board on Monday, September 12, 2022 at 6:45 p.m. on the third floor of Town Hall to consider nominations for and to vote with the remaining members of the Planning Board on appointing a successor to Westley Burnham, who resigned from the Planning Board effective August 18, 2022, all in accordance with Section 11 of Chapter 41 of the General Laws. 

REMINDERS:
•	The next Essex Division meeting of the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will take place on Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 8:00 am at the Riversbend.
•	Essex Police Department Annual Classic Car Show on Sunday, September 11, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Town Hall, the Municipal Lot, the ballfield, and Martin Street.
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, September 12, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor auditorium of the Town Hall, 30 Martin Street.
•	The Smithsonian Exhibition Luncheon Reception is scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP.
•	September 25, 2022 at 6:00 p.m., dedication of the Field of Dreams ceremony.

PUBLIC COMMENT.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Aug 18, 2022 11:08 AM EDT
Last Modified:Sep 13, 2022 6:37 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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