Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday August 8, 2022 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday August 8, 2022 6 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Auditorium (3rd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Selectmen’s Meeting								August 8, 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. 

6:10 p.m.	Alan McCoy, John Schmoler, Dan Fialho, and Georgeanne Richards to discuss placement of a memorial plaque at the Field of Dreams and review events.

6:20 p.m.	Harbormaster Dan Fialho to discuss work plan and operations of the department.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period July 23, 2022 through August 5, 2022, regarding the following:
•	24 Martin Street Site Restoration Update & Request for Final Change Order
•	Analysis of Draft Pricing for Solid Waste/Recycling Disposal Services
•	Review of Preliminary List of Topics for Fall Town Meeting
•	Alewife Brook Stream Study Final Report

•	Approve the weekly warrant in the amount of $.
•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s July 25, 2022, Open Meeting.
•	Vote to ratify the Chairman’s signature on the Police Professional Liability Insurance Renewal Application.
•	Vote to ratify the Chairman’s signature on the Public Officials Liability Insurance Renewal Application.
•	Vote to ratify the Chairman’s signature on the Schedule of Coverages – Special property Coverage.
•	Vote to ratify the Chairman’s signature on the Schedule of Locations.
•	Consider ideas for candidates to fill the vacancy left on the Board of Public Works by Tim O’Leary.
•	Consider candidates to fill the tenant seat vacancy on the Essex Housing Authority:  M. Jane Murphy and Karen Ferreira.
•	Consider a request to change the speed limit on Southern Avenue.
•	Consider a request to place a new memorial bench at Conomo Point.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

	Commercial Shellfish Permit:
•	James P. Fitzgerald

•	There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Great Marsh Brewery for its anticipated reopening, time and date to be determined.
•	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.
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, August 22, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference area of the Town Hall, 30 Martin Street.
•	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 Smithsonian Exhibition Luncheon Reception is scheduled for Friday, September 23, 2022, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Please RSVP.

Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Aug 3, 2022 2:26 PM EDT
Last Modified:Aug 23, 2022 6:23 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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