Selectmen’s Meeting February 11, 2019
Faculty Room, Essex Elementary School, Story Street
6:00 p.m. Public Comment.
7:30 p.m. Adjourn to the Special Town Meeting in the gymnasium.
Brendhan Zubricki: Presentation of his Town Administrator’s Report for the period January 26th, 2019 through February 8th, 2019, regarding the following:
• Potential Purchase of 11 John Wise Avenue
• School Budget Group Meeting Summary
• Draft Annual Town Meeting Warrant
• CHAPA Technical Assistance Grant Housing Coalition Meeting
• Conomo Point Seawall Design and Permitting Grant Update
• Grant Funding to Replace Existing Street Lamps with LED Fixtures
• Regional Dispatch Center Advisory Board Meeting Summary
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 1/31/19 warrant pursuant to subsection (d) of said Section.
NAME VENDOR DATE AMOUNT DEPT’S BILL
Ramie Reader Reader Elect. 01/09/2019 $2,690.00 Police
Approve the minutes for the Selectmen’s January 28, 2019, Open Meeting and Executive Session.
Review a letter from Barbara Linscott regarding winter conditions at Chebacco Terrace.
Vote to accept a $100 donation from New England Biolabs, Inc. to the Police Department Gift Account.
Consider the approval of a letter to the Commissioner of the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) requesting that a recent legislative earmark to defray the Town’s future public safety building project be included in the Governor’s upcoming capital budget.
Discuss the potential awarding of merit pay for FY20 for the Town Administrator, the Treasurer/Collector, and the Town Accountant.
Consider approval of Library signage on the Town Hall and grounds and pruning of the large tree on the Library side of 30 Martin Street.
Update regarding the future possibility of arranging for a right of way between the Essex DPW yard and Apple Street over adjacent private property.
Review draft locations and text for approximately ten small artistic plaques to be placed in the Town’s Great Marsh area presenting information about climate change to the public.
Consider approving the appointment of Kenneth Wilson to the position of Assistant Harbormaster contingent upon passing all pre-employment drug and medical testing. Sign his appointment card.
Approve the reappointment of Margaret Nelson to the Board of Appeals, commencing 2/1/2019. Sign the appointment card.
Vote to accept the resignation of Jessica Yurwitz from the Essex Youth Commission, effective 2/1/2019.
Consider a notification from National Grid that three utility poles at Conomo Point that are in need of replacement will be relocated closer to the roadbed, to move them out of the salt marsh.
Consider a proposal from St. John’s Prep to utilize a portion of the Centennial Grove for rowing team operations.
Potentially sign purchase and sale agreement for the purchase of 11 John Wise Avenue, Map 128, Lot 90, if necessary.
Review and discuss final motions for tonight’s Special Town Meeting.
Items that could not be reasonably anticipated by the Open Meeting Law posting deadline.
Commercial Shellfish Permit:
• Judson Lane
• Dean Rossi
Non-Resident Recreational Shellfish Permit:
• Michael C. Rogers, Georgetown, sponsored by Trescott DeWitt, Jr.
Senior Commercial Shellfish Permit:
• Peter Wilson
• The next regular Board of Selectmen’s meeting will take place on Monday, February 25, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. in the Stage Conference Area on the 2nd floor of the Town Hall.
• Discuss the purchase or value of real property at 11 John Wise Avenue, Map 128, Lot 90.
• Discuss strategy with respect to Collective Bargaining concerning the proposed FY 20 renewal of the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) collective bargaining agreement.
• Discuss strategy with respect to Collective Bargaining concerning the proposed FY 20 renewal of the Essex Police Benevolent Association (EPBA) collective bargaining agreement.
• Discussion of pending litigation concerning the case of the City of Gloucester vs. the Town of Essex, Superior Court C.A. No. 17-310C.