Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday July 25, 2022 6:00 PM EDT

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Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday July 25, 2022 6:00 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Auditorium (3rd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Selectmen’s Meeting								July 25, 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:, 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 July 9, 2022 through July 22, 2022, regarding the following:  
•	Old Fire/Police Station Site Restoration Update
•	Solid Waste/Recycling Cost Proposals from Contractors
•	Soil Testing at Centennial Grove for Possible New Septic System(s)
•	Wrap-up of Alewife Brook Stream Channel Clearing Study
•	Award of Design/Permitting Grant:  Apple Street Roadbed Elevation/Culvert Replacement Project

•	Approve the weekly warrant in the amount of $.
•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s July 11, 2022, Open Meeting.
•	Discuss recent legislation regarding 2022 Fall Elections and new VOTES Act legislation.
•	Vote to approve and sign the warrant for the 2022 State Primary Election.
•	Vote to approve a request from Neurofibromatosis Northeast to pass over Essex roads during their 11th annual Coast to Cure bike ride on Saturday, September 10, 2022.
•	Consider a request from Essex County Greenbelt to hold their annual Tour de Greenbelt on Saturday, September 17, 2022, starting at 9:00 a.m. from 82 Eastern Avenue.
•	Review a report from the ABCC regarding an alleged license violation by Schooners Market.
•	Consider prohibiting boat trailer parking between the end of vehicle-only wheel stop parking and the decorative anchor along the riverfront section of Conomo Point Road. Also consider prohibiting all vehicular access to Front Beach, regardless of time of day, between June 1 and October 1.
•	Sign proclamation making the Town of Essex a Purple Heart Community.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

	CATA Representative for 1 year, ending 6/30/23:  Gil Frieden
	Essex Cultural Council for a partial 3-yr term ending 6/30/25:  Maureen Flatley
	Election Workers:  Vote the following appointments for a 1-year term, starting 8/16/2022 and ending 8/15/2023. D=Democrat, R=Republican, U=Unenrolled.  Sign the appointment cards:
Warden:  Kathleen McKinnon D
Clerk:  Theresa Mansfield R

General Election Workers:
•	Kathleen Bilsbury U
•	Karen Birch U
•	Andrea Bradbury U
•	Christina Bruce U
•	Ann Buckley R
•	Wes Burnham U
•	Julia Burroughs U
•	Ann Cameron U
•	Carla Christensen D
•	Crystal Davis U
•	Pamela Davis R
•	Wendy Davis D
•	Callie Doane U
•	Abigail Fitzgibbon D
•	Rachel Fitzgibbon D
•	Rob Fitzgibbon U
•	Mary Fortunato D
•	Wendy Fossa U
•	Allysa Fraser U
•	Amy Fraser U
•	Deborah French U
•	Karen Greene U
•	Amy Heath U
•	Patricia Heath U
•	Mary Heeney U
•	Ellen Hull D
•	Laura Irwin U
•	Katherine Jackson R
•	Diane Johnson U
•	Rebecca Jones U
•	Robyn Kanter D
•	Erin Kirchner D
•	Posie Mansfield U
•	Michael McConnell U
•	Jeremy McElwain D
•	Elizabeth McKeen D
•	Kathy McKinnon D
•	Elizabeth Nichols U
•	Linda Osburn U
•	Jessica Palm U
•	Susan Parady U
•	Diane Patrican U
•	Kim Pedersen D
•	Ruth Pereen U
•	Diane Polley U
•	Kathleen Quill U
•	Hope Sanford D
•	Jim Sanford U
•	Claire Smith U
•	Robert Smith U
•	Andrew St. John D
•	Ann Trudeau D
•	Jimmie Lou Tulloch D
•	Karen Wright U

Firefighter, Captain for 1 year:  David Pereen
Firefighters for partial 1 year:
	Alec Powers
	Fillippo Zappa
Harbormaster’s Assistant for 3 years (contingent upon drug and medical testing):  Gregg Perry

	Student Commercial Shellfish Permit:  Jake Craigen

Annual Weekday Entertainment License:  Great Marsh Brewery

One-Day Entertainment License:
•	Village Restaurant, Mark Audette, for use on Monday, August 8, 2022, between the hours of 5:00 and 8:00 p.m., outside on the patio at 55 Main Street, two guitars, one microphone, small personal amplifier.
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Saturday, September 3, 2022, between the hours of 4:00 and 5:00 p.m., 35 Dodge Street, wedding ceremony music on lawn, mic’d officiant, amplified keyboard, and amplified singer.
•	Essex Police Department Classic Car Show, Chief Paul Francis, for use on Sunday September 11, 2022, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., DJ services, recorded music, microphone for announcements. (Waive fee.)
One-Day Alcohol License:
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Saturday, September 3, 2022, between the hours of 5:00 and 10:00 p.m., 22-24 John Wise Avenue.

•	There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Great Marsh Brewery for its anticipated reopening, time and date to be determined.
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, August 8, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference area of the Town Hall, 30 Martin Street.
•	ABCC Remote Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. regarding Fenisha Corp. d/b/a Schooners Market.
•	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.
•	Smithsonian Exhibition Luncheon Reception on Friday, September 23, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP.

Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Jul 21, 2022 12:51 PM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 09, 2022 6:30 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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