Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday April 25, 2022 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday April 25, 2022 6 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								April 25, 2022
Town Hall, 2nd Floor Stage, 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. 

6:10 p.m.	Public Hearing to discuss possible alcohol service violations by the Great Marsh Brewery with respect to the confines of the licensed premises at 99 Main Street, and discussion of possible penalties.

6:30 p.m.	Public Hearing regarding a request for a Transfer of an All Alcohol Restaurant License and Change of Manager for 99 Main Street, from the Great Marsh Restaurant LLC, d/b/a Great Marsh Restaurant, Michael Werthman, Manager, to the Brady Group LLC, d/b/a The Grill at Great Marsh, Ian Brady, Manager.

7:00 p.m.	Quarterly Department Head Meeting.

7:45 p.m.	Selectmen's discussion on whether to apply to opt out of emergency mosquito spraying by the Commonwealth in the event that a public health emergency is declared that requires such spraying.  Public comment on this topic will be specifically allowed at this time and discussion will be held on whether the opt-out request will be for all spraying or only certain types of spraying, such as aerial spraying. The presentation will include the development of the Town's alternative mosquito  management plan, which must specify at least three education and outreach activities.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period April 9, 2022 through April 22, 2022, regarding the following:
•	Essex River Bridge Replacement Project Update
•	Future Solid Waste Disposal Services Update
•	School Budget Collaboration Group Meeting Summary
•	Continued Review of Annual Town Meeting Motions
•	Community Planning Grant Preparation

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 04/14/2022 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	04/01/2022	$       28.00	Ambulance

•	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 04/21/2022 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	04/12/2022	$  1,500.00	Ambulance
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s.	03/24/2022	$  1,044.27	Highway

•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s April 11, 2022, Open Meeting and Executive Session.
•	Consider a request to pass over Essex roads on Saturday, September 10, 2022, during their 11th annual Coast to Cure bike ride to benefit Neurofibromatosis Northeast.
•	Consider a request from the Library Trustees to use Centennial Grove to hold their Kick-off to Summer Reading on Monday, June 20, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., and to waive the rental fee.
•	Consider a request to appoint Conservation Commission member Tom Barrieau as the Commission’s representative to the Strategic Planning Committee.
•	Sign the appointment card reflecting the Conservation Commission’s designation of Conservation Commission member Cliff Ageloff as the Commission’s representative to the Community Preservation Committee.
•	Vote to ratify a letter of support from Chairman Pereen to the CCB Foundation, which helps support people in achieving and maintaining long-term recovery from the disease of addiction. Also, consider the possibility of utilizing opioid settlement funds provided to the Town by the State to assist the efforts of the CCB Foundation in the future.
•	Consider a request from Joan Woodward and Amy Robinson to transfer Joan Woodward’s interests in 3 Conomo Point leases to the Joan Woodward Trust, Joan Woodward, Trustee.
•	Vote to approve and sign a successor employment contract with the Chief of Police, including the Chief’s acknowledgement and the Selectmen’s desire to have the Harbormaster supervised by the Selectmen effective immediately (hereby amending the Harbormaster supervision language in the expiring contract and allowing for optional supervision of the Harbormaster by the Chief of Police in the successor contract).
•	Consider whether the Harbormaster should continue to report to the Chief of Police versus possibly reporting to the Board of Selectmen (now or in the future), in light of issues raised via the passage of the Law Enforcement Reform Act.
•	Vote to approve 3% merit pay for the Town Administrator for fiscal year 2023.
•	Review a letter from Alden Blodget regarding outdoor entertainment.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

LICENSING:
Gasoline-Fuel Storage Permit:
•	Energy North, Inc., d/b/a Energy Liquors, Abdessamad Madkour, 156 Main Street
Gasoline-Fuel Storage Permit (Change in business structure):
•	Superior Plus Energy Services, Inc., d/b/a Holden Oil, William Macchi, #2 Scot’s Way
One-Day Wine and Malt License:
•	Essex County Greenbelt, Jane Rumrill, for use on Thursday, May 19, 2022, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., within the Cox Reservation at 82 Eastern Avenue.
•	Essex County Greenbelt, Jane Rumrill, for use on Thursday, June 9, 2022, between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., within the Cox Reservation at 82 Eastern Avenue.
•	Essex County Greenbelt, Jane Rumrill, for use on Friday, June 10, 2022, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., within the Cox Reservation at 82 Eastern Avenue.

REMINDERS:
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, May 2, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the Teachers’ Lounge, Essex Elementary School, 12 Story Street.
•	The Annual Town Meeting will take place on Monday, May 2, 2022, 7:30 p.m. in the gymnasium, Essex Elementary School, 12 Story Street.

PUBLIC COMMENT.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Apr 21, 2022 11:31 AM EDT
Last Modified:May 3, 2022 6:31 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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