Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday July 11, 2022 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday July 11, 2022 6 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Selectmen’s Meeting								July 11, 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


6:00 p.m.	Call to Order. 

6:05 p.m.	Brooke Friedrich - Sign paperwork associated with refunding of the Pond Street Water Project bond.

6:10 p.m.	Janet Carlson and Simone Early regarding the Apple Street project. Also, see letter from John Corcoran on same subject.

6:20 p.m.	Police Chief Paul Francis to discuss annual car show.

6:30 p.m.	Public Hearing regarding Dynamic Auto Brokers, 147 Eastern Avenue, Charles Coles and Mark Gallagher.

7:00 p.m.	Public Hearing regarding potential changes to personnel rules and regulations.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period June 18, 2022 through July 8, 2022, regarding the following:  
•	Economic Development Committee Meeting Summary
•	Old Fire/Police Station Site Restoration Project Update
•	Solid Waste and Recycling Services Future Contract Costs Update
•	Regulation of Heavy Truck Traffic on Essex Roadways

•	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 06/23/2022 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	06/10/2022	$       28.00	Ambulance
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	06/10/2022	$     444.00	Harbormaster

•	Vote to approve an M.G.L. Chapter 44 Section 33B transfer in the amount of $4,000.00 from Fire Department Radio Pagers to Fire Fighters Salaries.
•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s June 20, 2022 and June 27, 2022 Open Meetings, and for the June 20, 2022 Executive Session.
•	Approve an application to the 2022 Gap III Energy Grant and sign all necessary paperwork.  The grant proposal is to assist with purchasing costs of new, energy-efficiency improvements to the water plant and sewer pump stations. Specifically a new boiler heater for the water plant, and Variable Frequency Drives at the sewer pump stations.
•	Ratification of letter of support from the Massachusetts Public Health Association regarding improved regional transit.
•	Consider a request from Diane Koch, Chair of the Board of Library Trustees, to allow Debbie French to carryover 77 vacation hours to FY2023.
•	Acknowledge the appointment of Michele French as the Essex Housing Authority’s representative to the Community Preservation Committee.
•	Vote to accept a donation in the amount of $5,000.00 to the Police Department to be used for work pertaining to overdose aftercare to include salaries, supplies, and training.
•	Approve a request from the 1st Presbyterian Church of Ipswich to rent Centennial Grove for their annual outing on Sunday, July 24, 2022, between the hours of 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm.
•	Signature of successor collective bargaining agreement with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Local 2905, AFL-CIO.
•	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.
•	Consider a request from John Bediz for permission for him to remove an ant-damaged tree from his leased property at 187 Conomo Point Road (Map 108, Lot 70).
•	Consider a request from the Eastern Essex Veterans’ District for Essex to become a Purple Heart Community.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

	One-Day Entertainment License:
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina LLC, Curt Bergeron, for use on Thursday, July 21, 2022, between the hours of 5:00 and 6:00 p.m., 35 Dodge Street, ceremony music on lawn via Bluetooth speaker, mic’d officient, wedding ceremony on lawn.
•	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, amplified singer.
	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.

APPOINTMENTS - Vote the following appointments and sign the appointment cards:
	Conservation Commission for 3 years:
•	Sharon DeMeo
	Open Space Committee for 1 year:
•	Nancy Dudley
•	Lysa Leland
•	Julie Scofield

APPOINTMENTS, FIRE DEPARTMENT - Vote the following appointments and sign the appointment cards:
	Board of Fire Engineers for 1 year:
•	Deputy Chief – Keith Carter
•	Deputy Chief – Ernest Nieberle, Jr.
•	Fire Chief – Ramie Reader
Firefighter, Captain for 1 year:  David Pereen
Firefighter, Lieutenant for 1 year:
•	Travis Good
•	Christian Hassel
•	Jason Heath
•	Joseph Lafata
•	Eian Woodman
Firefighter for 1 year:
•	Daniel Ball
•	John Bateman
•	Mark Brewer
•	Craig Carter
•	Robert Cavender
•	Philip C. Cicala
•	Samuel Crocker V
•	Colt P. Donahue
•	Richard Dort, Jr.
•	Daniel Doucette
•	Cameron Ellis
•	Dan Fialho
•	Jason Hammer
•	Peter Hoare
•	Cory Jackson
•	Gary Landry
•	Barry Leeds
•	Amy McNeilly
•	James McNeilly
•	Edward Neal, Jr.
•	Jonathan O’Bryan
•	Nicholas Ouellette
•	Kent Parsons
•	Joan Perrigo
•	Matthew Pinstein
•	Anthony Pizzo
•	Michael Puopolo
•	Patrick Roddy
•	Ryan P. Santos
•	Michael Soucy
•	George Stavros
		Firefighter, EMT for 1 year:
•	Erin Kirchner
•	Benjamin Pike
		Forest Fire Warden for 1 year:  Ramie Reader

•	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, July 25, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference area of the Town Hall, 30 Martin Street.

Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Jul 7, 2022 10:05 AM EDT
Last Modified:Jul 26, 2022 6:36 AM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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