Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday September 26, 2022 6 PM EDT

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday September 26, 2022 6 PM EDT
Location:Town Hall - Auditorium (3rd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								September 26, 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:  https://join.freeconferencecall.com/bzubricki, 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. 


AGENDA – OPEN SESSION

6:00 p.m.	Call to Order. 

6:30 p.m.	Thomas Starr of Northeastern University to discuss linked on-line content with respect to climate change signs in Essex.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period September 10, 2022 through September 23, 2022, regarding the following:  
•	Preparation of Draft Strategic Plan Revision for Public Review
•	Economic Development Committee Meeting Summary
•	Route 133 Essex River Bridge Replacement Project Update
•	Solid Waste/Recycling Services Contract Update
•	Status Update on Folsom Pavilion Replacement Effort
•	Route 133 Sidewalk Improvement Proposal Meeting Summary
•	Assessment of Memorial Benches at Conomo Point
•	Possible Town Elevator Retrofit Requirement
•	School District Budget Collaboration Group Meeting Summary
•	MA DOT Review of Southern Avenue Speed Limit Zones
•	Review of Draft Fall Town Meeting Warrant
•	Shared Streets and Spaces Street Lighting Grant Commencement
•	Apple Street Roadbed Elevation Design Project Kickoff Meeting
•	Chebacco Lake, Alewife Brook, and Groundwater Level Monitoring

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 09/15/2022 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	09/06/2022	$    199.00	Harbormaster

•	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 09/22/2022 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	09/09/2022	$    155.00	Ambulance
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	08/05/2022	$      54.00	Highway
David Pereen	Pereen Plumbing	09/10/2022	$    362.50	BOS

•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s September 12, 2022, Open Meeting.
•	Ratify the Chairman’s signature of paperwork associated with a $50,000 Legislative earmark to contribute toward the purchase and installation of decorative street lighting in downtown Essex and to authorize the Chairman to sign any future paperwork pertaining to said earmark.
•	Vote to accept a donation in the amount of $300.00 to the Police Department Gift Account.
•	Review correspondence from Michael March and Elizabeth Mehlin concerning the Allen property on Southern Avenue.
•	Consider a request from William Phippen for a resident parking sticker.
•	Discuss the process for making appointments to and the eventual convening of the new Essex Affordable Housing Trust now that the Affordable Housing Trust Bylaw has been approved by the Office of the Attorney General.
•	Consider granting permission to Cottage Park Realty Inc. to conduct in-kind maintenance on a seawall at 155 Conomo Point Road, Map 108, Lot 40, said activity to proceed under the auspices of Chapter 91 License #5650.
•	Discuss nominations for employee and volunteer of the year and choose recipients.
•	Signature of cover letters offering leases for northern Conomo Point,  Robbins Island, and Beach Circle as follows (Assessors’ map 108 to be reconfigured in accordance with Conomo Point Commissioners’ revised leasehold maps):
o	Category 3:  Accessory Lots without Building, 1-Year, Seasonal Leases:
	179 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 29 B, Lane
	165 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 35, Walker
	159 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 38, Wendell
	162 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 44 B, McKenzie
	170 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 47, Robinson/Woodward
	172 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 48 B, Herrmann
	    0 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 74, Sisk
o	Category 4: Accessory Lots with Building(s), 1-Year, Seasonal Leases:
	    9 Conomo Ln, Map 108, Lot 26, Lane
	173 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 31, Bryer
	163 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 36, Lane & Cushing
	  21 Middle Rd, Map 108, Lot 49 B, Holleran
	109 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 77 B, True
o	Category 7:  Seasonal 1-Year Lease for Property with Dwelling:
	  11 Beach C, Map 108, Lot 79, Menges
o	Category 8:  Robbins Island Accessory Lots with Buildings, Seasonal 1-Year Leases:
	  43 Robbins Island Rd, Map 108, Lot 15 1, Riggs
	  44 Robbins Island Rd, Map 108, Lot 15 2, Winfrey
o	Category 10:  Lots with Building(s) and No Primary Dwelling Lot, 1-Year, Seasonal Lease:
	161 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 37, Conomo Point Association
	159 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 39, Fitzpatrick
	155 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 40, Cottage Park Realty
o	Category 11:  Accessory Lots with Building(s) and Septic System Components, 1-Year, Seasonal Lease:
	168 Conomo Pt Rd, Map 108, Lot 46, Robinson/Woodward
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

CENTENNIAL GROVE RENTAL:
•	Ales Over ALS, Nathan Woodman, for use on Saturday, November 5, 2022, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

LICENSING:
	One-Day Wine & Malt License:
•	Ales Over ALS, Nathan Woodman, for use on Saturday, November 5, 2022, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., within the confines of Centennial Grove.
One-Day Entertainment License:
•	Riversbend at Essex Marina, Lindsay Bergeron, for use on Sunday, October 2, 2022, between the hours of 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m., on the lawn at 35 Dodge Street, mic’d eulogy and remembrance speeches, song via Bluetooth speaker.
•	Ales Over ALS, Nathan Woodman, for use on Saturday, November 5, 2022, between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., within the confines of Centennial Grove, outdoor amplified music and announcements.

REMINDERS:
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, October 3, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor auditorium of the Town Hall, 30 Martin Street.
•	The Strategic Planning Committee will hold a virtual public forum regarding its draft update of the Essex Strategic Plan on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 7:00 p.m.
•	Wednesday, October 12, 2022, Ripple on the Water, Essex Division Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce, small business person of the year award, 5 to 7 p.m.
•	Friday, October 21, Fall 2022 Greater Cape Ann Caucus, 11:45 a.m., Ipswich Town Hall, 25 Green Street.
•	Essex Division, Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce meeting will be Wednesday October 26 at 8:00 AM at the Essex Seafood Restaurant. 
•	Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at 10:00 a.m., presentation of Apple Street Roadbed Elevation and Culvert Replacement design and permitting project and public driving/walking tour of the Essex Causeway and the Apple Street project site (leaves from Senior Center at 10:30 a.m.).
•	Wednesday, November 2, 2022, 7:00 p.m., Virtual Public Forum concerning the design and permitting project to elevate a short section of the Apple Street roadbed and to replace a substandard drainage culvert with a stream crossing under the road that meets Massachusetts Stream Crossing Standards.

PUBLIC COMMENT.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Sep 22, 2022 12:01 PM EDT
Last Modified:Sep 22, 2022 12:01 PM EDT
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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