Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday November 28, 2022 6:00 PM EST

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday November 28, 2022 6:00 PM EST
Location:Town Hall - Auditorium (3rd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								November 28, 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. 

6:01 p.m.	Meet jointly with the Planning Board to consider nominations for new Planning Board members and to vote with the remaining members of the Planning Board on appointing successors to Skip Crocker and to Kim Drake, who both resigned from the Planning Board effective December 8, 2022; all in accordance with Section 11 of Chapter 41 of the General Laws.

6:30 p.m.	Town Planner Dana Menon and Economic Development Committee Chair Jodi 
Harris to discuss the Town's plan for an off-season event to be funded using a 
recent Urban Agenda Grant award.  Possible vote to authorize the Chairman to 
sign any remaining Urban Agenda Grant paperwork and to enter into a contract 
with Civic Space Collaborative for the planning of the event and for technical 
assistance associated with a related Massachusetts Downtown Initiative Grant. 

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period November 12, 2022 through November 25, 2022, regarding the following: 

•	Procurement of Improvements to the Town Transfer Station
•	Process for the Purchase of the 30 Apple Street Property
•	Sale of Town-owned Vacant Lots in the Gregory Island Neighborhood
•	Community Planning Grant Update
•	Potential Use of Remaining Seawall Grant Funds for Stone Piers
•	Downtown Decorative Lighting Project Update
•	Potential Grant for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

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 11/10/2022 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	08/19/2022	$     155.00	Ambulance
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	11/01/2022	$       24.50	Ambulance
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	10/12/2022	$     340.00	Harbormaster
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	10/24/2022	$       92.95	Police
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	10/24/2022	$     239.16	Fire
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	10/24/2022	$     164.64	Highway

•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s November 14, 2022, Open Meeting.
•	Ratify the Chairman’s signature on the annual State Cultural Council Grant contract in the amount of $5,500.
•	Consider approving an order for Fire Department vehicle radios and a separate order for air packs.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

LICENSING:
All Alcoholic Beverage Restaurant License Renewals:
•	Thomas Riordan, AuroraGray LLC, d/b/a Ripple, 74 Main Street
•	Mark Audette, Aztec LLC, d/b/a Village Restaurant, 55 Main Street
•	James N. Stavros, Cape Ann Golf Course Corp., d/b/a Fairway Pub, 99 John Wise Avenue
•	Danielle Wolke, Great Marsh Brewery, 99 Main Street
•	Alyssa Walton, Greenbow Corporation, d/b/a Shea’s Riverside Restaurant & Bar, 122 Main Street
Wine & Malt Beverage Package Store License Renewals:
•	Abdessamad Madkour, Energy North, Inc., d/b/a Energy Liquors, 156 Main Street

Antiques License Renewals:
•	Edwin M. Howard, Howard’s Flying Dragon Antiques, 136 Main Street
•	Tom Lang, Perim Lang Antiques, 18 Eastern Avenue
Annual Weekday Entertainment License Renewal:
•	James N. Stavros, Cape Ann Golf Course Corp., d/b/a Fairway Pub, 99 John Wise Avenue
•	Natasha Taylor, Essex Historical Society & Shipbuilding Museum, 66 Main Street
•	Danielle Wolke, Great Marsh Brewery, 99 Main Street
•	Alyssa Walton, Greenbow Corporation, d/b/a Shea’s Riverside Restaurant & Bar, 122 Main Street
Automatic Amusement License Renewals (2):
•	James N. Stavros, Cape Ann Golf Course Corp., d/b/a Fairway Pub, 99 John Wise Avenue
Common Victualler License Renewals:
•	Thomas Riordan, AuroraGray LLC, d/b/a Ripple, 74 Main Street
•	Mark Audette, Aztec LLC, d/b/a Village Restaurant, 55 Main Street
•	James N. Stavros, Cape Ann Golf Course Corp., d/b/a Fairway Pub, 99 John Wise Avenue
•	Abdessamad Madkour, Energy North, Inc., d/b/a Energy Liquors, 156 Main Street
•	Kimberly St. Onge, Googan’s Galley, 1 Martin Street
•	Danielle Wolke, Great Marsh Brewery, 99 Main Street
•	Alyssa Walton, Greenbow Corporation, d/b/a Shea’s Riverside Restaurant & Bar, 122 Main Street
•	Roy Serpa, MAIA LLC, d/b/a Dunkin Donuts, 125 Main Street

REMINDERS:
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor auditorium of the Town Hall, 30 Martin Street.

PUBLIC COMMENT.
Scheduled By:Brendhan Zubricki
Posted At:Nov 22, 2022 1:28 PM EST
Last Modified:Dec 13, 2022 6:33 AM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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