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Date:
May 11, 2021
Time:
5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Location:
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Select Board Meeting 5.11.21 at 5:30 PM Remote Participation via Zoom

Tuesday, May 11, 2021


SELECT BOARD CALENDAR

FOR 05/11/2021

REMOTE MEETING

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  • Bernard W. Greene -Chair
  • Heather A. Hamilton – Vice Chair
  • Raul Fernandez
  • John VanScoyoc
  • Miriam Aschkenasy
  • Melvin A. Kleckner – Town Administrator


1.

ORGANIZATION OF THE SELECT BOARD



5:30 PM

Reorganization of Select Board leadership.


2.

ANNOUNCEMENTS/UPDATES

Select Board to announce recent and/or upcoming Events of Community Interest.


3.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Public Comment period for citizens who requested to speak to the Board regarding Town issues not on the Calendar.

Up to fifteen minutes for public comment on matters not appearing on this Calendar shall be scheduled each meeting. Persons wishing to speak may sign up in advance beginning on the Friday preceding the meeting or may sign up in person at the meeting. Speakers will be taken up in the order they sign up. Advance registration is available by calling the Select Board’s office at 617-730-2202 or by e-mail at kmacgillivray@brooklinema.gov. The full Policy on Public Comment is available at http://www.brooklinema.gov/376/Meeting-Policies


4.

MISCELLANEOUS

Approval of miscellaneous items, licenses, vouchers, and contracts.


4.A.

Question of approving the meeting minutes from April 27, 2021.


4.B.

Question of accepting a grant from the Brookline Community Foundation to Mutual Aid Brookline in the amount of $25,000 appropriated into account 5200SGA9482010 to continue their work addressing consistent food insecurity, childcare, and evolving need for direct financial assistance in the community.


4.C.

Question of accepting the following gifts for the Library Department's racial equity consultant:

$20,000 from the Friends of the Brookline Public Library

$40,000 from the Brookline Library Foundation

$40,000 from the Brookline Library Trustees


4.D.

Question of accepting the following grants from the Brookline Community Foundation to the Recreation Department for a total of $32,000:

Recreation - Summer Camp Program, $12,000 to partner with Brookline Center for Community Mental Health to better serve families in need of summer programming.

Recreation - Soule Early Childhood, $20,000 to serve families impacted by COVID-19 in need of early childhood care so that parents can return to work.


4.E.

Question of approving and authorizing the Chair or their designee to execute a Letter of Consent to allow for the assignment of an Agreement for the regional BlueBikes program between the Town and Motivate Massachusetts, LLC to Lyft Bikes and Scooters, LLC (LBS).


4.F.

Question of approving the authorization to hire request for a Public Health Policy Analyst (T-06) in the Department of Public Health.


4.G

Question of approving the authorization to hire request for the following positions in the Building Department:

3 Tradesperson - HVAC (MN-7)


4.H

Question of approving the authorization to hire request for the following positions in the Library Department:

Full Time Library Assistant II at the Coolidge Corner Branch

Full Time Reference Librarian I at the Brookline Village Branch

full Time Reference Librarian I at the Main Branch


4.I.

Question of approving a License Agreement with Health Works for use of a portion of Babcock Street Parking Lot as an outdoor fitness space.


4.J.

Question of approving the authorization to hire request for the Soule Early Childhood Director (T10) in the Recreation Department.


5.

CALENDAR

Review and potential vote on Calendar Items


6.

CHILDREN'S MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK PROCLAMATION



Question of issuing a proclamation acknowledging and supporting Children's Mental Health Awareness Week.


7.

NATIONAL PUBLIC WORKS WEEK PROCLAMATION



Proclamation of the week of May 16-2, 2021 as National Public Works Week.


8.

LGBTQ+ MONTH PROCLAMATION



Issue a Proclamation to recognize June as LGBTQ+ Pride Month and painting PRIDE Crosswalks in Town.


9.

COMPREHENSIVE PERMIT APPLICATION 108 CENTRE STREET PUBLIC HEARING



6:30 PM

Presentation and Public Hearing on Project Eligibility application submitted by Hebrew Senior Life to construct 54 units of low-income housing at 108 Centre Street under Chapter 40B.


10.

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT PUBLIC HEARING



7:00 PM

Public Hearing and possible vote on the CDBG Advisory Committee’s Recommendations for FY 2022 CDBG Funding.


11.

RECREATIONAL CANNABIS DISPENSARY LICENSE  - MISSION, INC.



Presentation of options for diversifying the retail cannabis industry in Brookline.



Discussion and possible vote on the approval of the application of Mission Inc., 1024 Commonwealth Avenue, the approval of license conditions, and approval of the manager, Derek Stewart, VP Retail Operations, for a Select Board Recreational Marijuana Retailer License.


12.

WARRANT ARTICLES



Further review and possible vote on the following Warrant Articles for the 2021 Annual Town Meeting:

WA 9 - Budget

WA 10 - Budget Amendment

WA 11 - Indigenous People's Land Acknowledgement at Town Meeting

WA 14 - Short Term Rentals (formerly Article 9)

WA 15 - Short Term Rentals (formerly Article 10)

WA 16 - Short Term Rentals (formerly Article 11)

WA 17 - Short Term Rental Alternative

WA 26 - Fossil Fuel Free Incentives

WA 32 - CPA Committee

WA 38 - Fisher Hill Affordable Housing

WA 39 - Babcock St Parking Lot Affordable Housing


13.

SPECIAL TOWN MEETING WARRANT



Discussion and possible vote to execute a Special Town Meeting within the 2021 Annual Town Meeting for the purpose of considering a citizen petition to utilize Town funds to support the Brookline Housing Authority.

Question of waiving the notification requirements of Sections 2.1.2 through 2.1.4 of the town By-laws and executing the Warrant in connection with the Special Town Meeting to be held within the 2021 Annual Town Meeting.

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