Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday December 12, 2022 6:00 PM EST

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday December 12, 2022 6:00 PM EST
Location:Town Hall - Auditorium (3rd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								December 12, 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.  

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AGENDA – OPEN SESSION

6:00 p.m.	Call to Order. 

6:15 p.m.	Public Hearing – Board of Assessors regarding the following:
•	Selection of a residential factor
•	Open space discount – decide whether or not to select
•	Residential exemption – decide whether or not to select
•	Small commercial exemption – secede whether or not to select
•	Authorize the Board of Assessors’ Chairman to sign on behalf of the Board of Selectmen on the DOR Gateway.

6:30 p.m.	Continuation of the September 12, 2022 hearing, which was continued from the July 11, 2022 Public Hearing regarding Dynamic Auto Brokers, 147 Eastern Avenue, Charles Coles and Mark Gallagher.

6:45 p.m.	Board of Public Works to discuss plans for solid waste and recycling services as of July 1, 2023

7:00 p.m.	Town Counsel to discuss ongoing dispute with regard to the defects in the roof at the new Public Safety Facility and strategy for potential litigation with respect thereto. Executive Session expected pursuant to G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3).

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period November 26, 2022 through December 9, 2022, regarding the following:  
•	Board Adoption of the 2023-2028 Town Strategic Plan
•	Economic Development Committee Meeting Summary
•	Annual Review of Computer Policies and Inventory
•	Town Administrator’s Performance Review and Goal Setting
•	Commencement of Initial Town Transfer Station Improvements
•	Purchase of 30 Apple Street Progress Update
•	Contract for Design and Oversight of Stone Pier Renovation Work
•	Process for the Sale of Town-owned Lots on Gregory Island
•	School Budget Collaboration Group Meeting Summary
•	Draft Selectmen’s Fiscal Year 2024 Operating Budget Request
•	Draft Selectmen’s Fiscal Year 2024 Capital Budget Request
•	Preliminary List of Potential Annual Town Meeting Topics
•	Downtown Decorative Lighting Project Update and Design Contract
•	Massachusetts Downtown Initiative (MDI) Grant Project Kickoff
•	Urban Agenda Off-Season Event Grant and Consultant Contract
•	Electric Vehicle Charging Station Design, Installation, & Operation Contract

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 12/01/2022 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	11/17/2022	$     500.00	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 12/08/2022 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	10/25/2022	$         9.00	Police
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	11/04/2022	$     137.95	Police

•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s November 28, 2022, Open Meeting.
•	Approve and sign a proclamation regarding Ken Riehl’s retirement from the Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce.
•       Authorize the Chairman to sign any necessary paperwork to participate in a regional Legislative Earmark for broadband infrastructure improvements. 
•	Annual Town Meeting:
•	Vote to hold the Annual Town Meeting on Monday, May 1, 2023, starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Essex Elementary School.
•	Vote to open the Warrant for the Annual Town Meeting and accept articles for inclusion in the Warrant until 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2023.
•	Vote to accept reports for the Annual Town Report until noon on Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

LICENSING:
All Alcoholic Beverage Restaurant License Renewals:
•	Allen W. Matthews, Blue Marlin Grille, Inc., 63 Eastern Avenue
•	Bradley Atkinson, BN Farm LLC, d/b/a The Farm, 233 Western Avenue
•	Patrick Shea, Hog Island Inc., d/b/a C.K. Pearl, 112 Main Street
•	Corey Matthews, MRG, Inc., d/b/a The Boathouse, 234 John Wise Avenue
•	Curt Bergeron, Riversbend at Essex Marina, LLC, d/b/a Riversbend, 35 Dodge Street
•	Timothy Kennefick, Windward Grill LLC, Windward Grille, 109 Eastern Avenue
•	Stephen B. Woodman, Woodman’s, Inc., d/b/a Woodman’s Function Hall & Lobster Trap Pub, 125 Main Street
•	Stephen B. Woodman, Woodman’s, Inc., d/b/a Lobster Pool, 119 Main Street
	Wine & Malt Beverage Restaurant License Renewal:
•	Joseph K. Cellucci, Eben Creek Corporation, d/b/a J.T. Farnham’s, 88 Eastern Avenue
	All Alcoholic Beverage Package Store License Renewals:
•	John D. Chisholm, Chebacco Liquor Mart., Inc., 201 Western Avenue
•	Payal K. Savalia, Unvee Corp, d/b/a Schooners Market, 121 Eastern Avenue
	Wine & Malt Beverage Package Store License Renewals:
•	Declan McClung, Devonshire Wine, LLC, d/b/a Essex Wine Exchange, 91 Main Street
•	Gayle McKinley, Weezie’s Dylan, d/b/a Shea’s Riverside Inn, Main Street
Estimated 2023 Seasonal Population and Renewal Certification:
•	Approve and sign the estimated 2023 seasonal population form for the Alcoholic Beverages Commission.
•	Approve and sign the 2023 Renewal Certification to the Alcoholic Beverages Commission.
Antiques License Renewals:
•	Susan Blake, Muzio Designs, 55 John Wise Avenue
•	Debbie & Alfred Brosch, Brosch Antiques, 143 Main Street
•	Anna Hardy Builds LLC, d/b/a In Home Design Center, 117 Eastern Avenue
•	Channing Howard, Howard’s Visual Merchandise, 165 Eastern Avenue
•	Andrew Spindler Roesle, Andrew Spindler Antiques, 163 Main Street
Class II License Renewals:
•	Charles F. Coles, Jr. & Mark Gallagher, Dynamic Auto Brokers, 147 Eastern Avenue
•	Paul Russell, Paul Russell and Company, 106 Western Avenue
•	Paul Wright, Wright Industries Inc., 22 Western Avenue
Common Victualler License Renewals:
•	Allen W. Matthews, Blue Marlin Grille, Inc., 63 Eastern Avenue
•	Bradley Atkinson, BN Farm LLC, d/b/a The Farm, 233 Western Avenue
•	John D. Chisholm, Chebacco Liquor Mart., Inc., 201 Western Avenue
•	Declan McClung, Devonshire Wine, LLC, d/b/a Essex Wine Exchange, 91 Main Street
•	Joseph K. Cellucci, Eben Creek Corporation, d/b/a J.T. Farnham’s, 88 Eastern Avenue
•	Howard Lane, Essex Seafood, 143 R Eastern Avenue
•	Patrick Shea, Hog Island Inc., d/b/a C.K. Pearl, 112 Main Street
•	Corey Matthews, MRG, Inc., d/b/a The Boathouse, 234 John Wise Avenue
•	Joshua Silverstein, RDS Restaurant Group d/b/a The Mill, 121 Eastern Avenue
•	Curt Bergeron, Riversbend at Essex Marina, LLC, d/b/a Riversbend, 35 Dodge Street
•	Payal K. Savalia, Unvee Corp., d/b/a Schooners Market, 121 Eastern Avenue
•	Gayle McKinley, Weezie’s Dylan, d/b/a Shea’s Riverside Inn, Main Street
•	Timothy Kennefick, Windward Grill LLC, Windward Grille, 109 Eastern Avenue
•	Stephen B. Woodman, Woodman’s, Inc., d/b/a Woodman’s Function Hall & Lobster Trap Pub, 125 Main Street
•	Stephen B. Woodman, Woodman’s, Inc., d/b/a Lobster Pool, 119 Main Street
	Municipal Street License Renewal:
•	Peter Lovasco, All American Transportation, 138 Main Street
Annual Sunday Entertainment License Renewal:
•	Bradley Atkinson, BN Farm LLC, d/b/a The Farm, 233 Western Avenue
•	Patrick Shea, Hog Island Inc., d/b/a C.K. Pearl, 112 Main Street
•	Stephen B. Woodman, Woodman’s, Inc., d/b/a Woodman’s Function Hall & Lobster Trap Pub, 125 Main Street
	Annual Weekday Entertainment License Renewal:
•	Allen W. Matthews, Blue Marlin Grille, Inc., 63 Eastern Avenue
•	Bradley Atkinson, BN Farm LLC, d/b/a The Farm, 233 Western Avenue
•	Patrick Shea, Hog Island Inc., d/b/a C.K. Pearl, 112 Main Street
•	Curt Bergeron, Riversbend at Essex Marina, LLC, d/b/a Riversbend, 35 Dodge Street
•	Stephen B. Woodman, Woodman’s, Inc., d/b/a Woodman’s Function Hall & Lobster Trap Pub, 125 Main Street
•	Stephen B. Woodman, Woodman’s, Inc., d/b/a Lobster Pool, 119 Main Street
One-Day Entertainment License:
•	Curt Bergeron, Riversbend at Essex Marina, 35 Dodge Street, tented dinner on lawn with violinist and blue tooth speaker, for use on Saturday, August 26, 2023.
One-Day Wine & Malt License:
•	Ashley Brooks, CAUS, for use on Thursday, December 15, 2022, between the hours of 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., within the confines of CAUS at 165 Main Street.
•	Madeline Pontin, Pon LLC, for use on Thursday, December 15, 2022, between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., within the confines of Pon the Store at 164 Main Street.
•	Janelle Bannon, Diamonds & Rust, for use on Thursday, December 15, 2022, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., within the confines of Diamonds & Rust at 1 Southern Avenue.
Antiques License Renewals Contingent upon Receipt of All Paperwork:
•	Robert Coviello, Main Street Antiques, 44 Main Street
•	Katrina Haskell, The Essex Exchange, 101 John Wise Avenue
Common Victualler License Renewals Contingent upon Receipt of All Paperwork:
•	Amy Cinq-Mars,  Down River Ice Cream Corporation, 241 John Wise Avenue
•	James Roumeliotis, Cape Ann Pizza and Subs, Inc., d/b/a Cape Ann Pizza and Subs, 65 Eastern Avenue
•	Renato Inacio, Essex Pizza & Restaurant, 235 Western Avenue
•	Clifford Amero, Essex River Cruises & Charters, 35 Dodge Street

REMINDERS:
•	Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce meeting will take place on Thursday, December 15, 2022, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Gloucester House.
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, January 9, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor auditorium of the Town Hall, 30 Martin Street.

PUBLIC COMMENT.

AGENDA - EXECUTIVE SESSION

•	Town Counsel to discuss ongoing dispute with regard to the defects in the roof at the new Public Safety Facility and strategy for potential litigation with respect thereto. Executive Session expected pursuant to G.L. c. 30A, §21(a)(3).
Scheduled By:Brendhan Zubricki
Posted At:Dec 08, 2022 8:28 AM EST
Last Modified:Jan 09, 2024 7:08 AM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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