Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday January 22, 2024 6:00 PM EST

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Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday January 22, 2024 6:00 PM EST
Location:Town Hall - Auditorium (3rd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Selectmen’s Meeting								January 22, 2024
3rd Floor Auditorium, Town Hall, 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:, 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. 


6:00 p.m.	Call to Order. 

7:00 p.m.	Quarterly Department Head Meeting

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period January 6, 2024 through January 19, 2024, regarding the following:
•	Offer of sale of Town-owned Properties on Gregory Island
•	Offer of Contract for Centennial Grove Restroom Facility
•	Draft List of Annual Town Meeting Topics
•	Approve the weekly warrant in the amount of $.
•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s January 8, 2024, Open Meeting.
•	Consider a request to place a memorial bench at the Town-owned parcel at 1 Robbins Island Road.
•	Discussion and possible vote to change the official posting location for public meeting notices.
•	Vote to appoint Michael Davis to the position of Zoning Board of Appeals Alternate for a two-year term; and vote to appoint Lisa O’Donnell to the Board of Appeals for a three-year term. Sign the appointment cards.
•	Discuss making an offer to a new Town Planner unless this business was concluded at a previous meeting.
•	Vote to approve a minor change order within the Water Plant update project to replace sight glasses on the two chemical bulk tanks in the amount of $574.99.
•	Review recommendations from the Town Clerk for various voting options with respect to upcoming elections.
•	See correspondence of the owners of 11 Pickering Street concerning issues they have raised about the Town’s adjacent property and its shared property line at 17 Pickering Street.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

Antiques License Renewals:
•	Katrina Haskell, The Essex Exchange, 101 John Wise Avenue
One-Day Wine & Malt License:
•	Kimberly St. Onge, Googans Galley, 1 Martin Street, for use on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
•	Kimberly St. Onge, Googans Galley, 1 Martin Street, for use on Wednesday, February 28, 2024, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
•	Kimberly St. Onge, Googans Galley, 1 Martin Street, for use on Thursday, March 7, 2024, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
•	Kimberly St. Onge, Googans Galley, 1 Martin Street, for use on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, February 12, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor auditorium of the Town Hall, 30 Martin Street.



•	Consider the negotiation of a successor employment agreement with the Town Administrator.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Jan 18, 2024 12:21 PM EST
Last Modified:Feb 13, 2024 7:08 AM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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Minutes and Associated Documents

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