Information for Meeting of Board of Selectmen
Monday February 28, 2022 6 PM EST

Town:Essex, MA 
Board:Board of Selectmen
Time:Monday February 28, 2022 6 PM EST
Location:Town Hall - Stage Conference Room (2nd Floor)
30 Martin Street, Essex, MA 01929
Agenda:
Selectmen’s Meeting								February 28, 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


AGENDA – OPEN SESSION

6:00 p.m.	Call to Order. 

6:15 p.m.	Update from Animal Control Officer Amy Reilly regarding the use of rodenticide.

6:20 p.m.	John Bediz and Paul Fitzpatrick to discuss Conomo Point lease rates for 2022.

6:30 p.m.	Alan McCoy to discuss renaming the Field of Dreams.

6:40 p.m.	Harbormaster Daniel Fialho to discuss additions to the Harbor Regulations concerning transient mooring rates, cancelation policy, and advance reservation policy.

7:00 p.m.	Board of Public Works to discuss the future of solid waste in the Town.

8:00 p.m.	Finance Committee to discuss draft FY2023 Essex Operating Budget, Essex Capital Budget update, FY2023 Manchester Essex Regional School District Operating Budget request, and financial aspects of the Annual Town Meeting warrant.

8:30 p.m.	Police Chief Francis and Finance Committee Member Nina McKinnon to discuss collective bargaining with the Essex Police Benevolent Association – Executive Session.

Brendhan Zubricki:  Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period February 5, 2022 through February 25, 2022, regarding the following:  
•	Essex Housing Coalition Meeting Summary
•	Strategic Planning Committee Meeting Summary
•	Conomo Point Seawall Replacement Project Update
•	Proposal by YMCA to Improve Centennial Grove with Federal Funding
•	School Budget Collaboration Group Meeting Summary
•	Discussion Concerning Regional Wastewater Plant for Cape Ann
•	Zoning Bylaw Study Public Forum Summary
•	Discussion of Housing Choice Act Requirements Among Area Towns
•	Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity Grant
•	Downtown Decorative Lighting Installation/Maintenance Discussion
•	Continued review  of Draft Annual Town Meeting Warrant

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 02/10/2022 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	02/01/2022	$      14.00	Police
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s.	01/24/2022	$ 1,104.54	Police
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s.	01/24/2022	$      68.00	Fire

•	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 02/17/2022 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Ernie Nieberle	Nieberle’s	01/24/2022	$    119.10	Snow Removal

•	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 02/24/2022 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME	VENDOR	DATE	AMOUNT	DEPT’S BILL
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	12/01/2021	$    299.00	Ambulance
Jim McNeilly	McNeilly EMS	02/07/2022	$    155.00	Ambulance

•	Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s February 7, 2022, Open Meeting.
•	Vote to accept a donation of $1,000 from Allsopp Design Inc. in Hamilton to the Police Gift Account.
•	Authorize the Chairman to sign an application or applications for the Massachusetts Shared Streets and Spaces Grant pertaining to decorative lighting for the downtown area and possibly for motorist speed feedback signs and related equipment.
•	Consider increasing the hourly wage for the Town Planner within the existing wage range in accordance with a review agreed to at the time of hiring.
•	Approve balancing change order to arrive at final fee from Johnson Roberts Associates for design services associated with the new public safety facility and removal of the former facility.
•	Vote to accept the resignation of Michael Burke from the Conservation Commission, the Strategic Planning Committee, and the Community Preservation Committee.
•	Discuss revised draft of resident parking sticker regulations.
•	Discussion regarding a letter from the Chebacco Lake & Watershed Association with respect to the Association’s concerns about a proposed development at 133 Essex Street in Hamilton.
•	Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.

LICENSING:
Commercial Shellfish Permit:
•	Zach Appeltofft
•	Clifford Baker
•	Julian Balili
•	Yllka Balili
•	Peter Bayreuther
•	Alden Burnham
•	David Burnham
•	Sheila Carter
•	David Earl
•	Benn Ferriero
•	Hali Ferriero
•	Eric Fossa
•	Michael W. Jacobs, Jr.
•	Mark Jordan
•	Merqes Kuca
•	Vogelushe Kuca
•	Judson Lane
•	Brian Loebelenz
•	Michael Loebelenz
•	Josephine MacDougall
•	Phillip MacDougall
•	Bruce Mello
•	Glenn Pike
•	Dean Rossi
•	Richard Tofuri
Senior Shellfish Permit:
•	Brian Ball
•	Robert Doane
•	Seth Earl
•	Dennis Henderson
•	Charles A. McNeil
•	Richard Pascucci
•	William Pascucci
•	Glenn Towne
•	Gary Verga
Student Shellfish Permit:
•	Oscar Campagna
Non-Resident Recreational Shellfish Permit:
•	Steven Mscasz, Gloucester – Christopher Mscasz
Gravel Pit Permit Renewal:
•	Judson A. Lane, Curlew Cove Realty Trust, 53-59 John Wise Avenue

PUBLIC COMMENT.

REMINDERS:
•	The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, March 7, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Stage Conference Area at the Town Hall at 30 Martin Street.


AGENDA – EXECUTIVE SESSION

•	Discussion with respect to collective bargaining with the Essex Police Benevolent Association.
Scheduled By:Pam Witham
Posted At:Feb 24, 2022 11:45 AM EST
Last Modified:Mar 8, 2022 6:30 AM EST
Minutes:Minutes are not on record with the Town Clerk's office
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