September 28, 2021
Select Board Meeting 9.28.21 at 6 PM via Zoom
Tuesday, September 28, 2021
Select Board to announce recent and/or upcoming Events of Community Interest.
Discussion of the request to release executive session meeting minutes on the litigation strategy in the case of Alston v. Town of Brookline, USDC Case No. 1:15-cv-13987
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 email@example.com. The full Policy on Public Comment is available at http://www.brooklinema.gov/376/Meeting-Policies
Approval of miscellaneous items, licenses, vouchers, and contracts.
Question of approving the following meeting minutes:
September 14, 2021
September 20, 2021
Question of approving the new voting members to the Pierce School Building Committee:
Question of approving the authorization to hire requests for the following positions in the Department of Public Works:
Environmental, Health and Safety Officer – DPW Central Administration – New Position
Gardener-Laborer – Parks and Open Space Divisio
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for a Reference Librarian 1 (K-06).
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for a Data Administrator (T-10) in the Digital Services Division of the IT Department.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for a Public Health Specialist (GN-10) in the Environmental Health division of the Health and Human Services Department.
Question of authorizing the Chair to execute an application to the Massachusetts Housing Partnership for technical assistance to the ZBA and Planning Department to facilitate their review of 40B Comprehensive Permit applications.
Question of approving GMP CO # 15/ PCCO 022 for the Brookline High School Expansion with Skanska in the amount of $0.
Question of approving Change Order 3 for the Brookline High School Expansion- Deferred Maintenance with NB Kenney in the amount of $18,185.
Question of approving Amendment #24 for Additional Design Services for 3rd floor Renovation of the Brookline High School Expansion with William Rawn Associates in the amount of $387,450.
Question of approving change order #2 to the contract between the Gilbane Building Company and the Town of Brookline in the amount of $5,339.00 for the Driscoll School Project for electrical and fire alarm changes requested by the Brookline Fire Department.
Question of approving amendment #2 to the contract with Miller Dyer Spears, Inc. for additional survey work in the Town Hall/Library/Pierce School Garage complex for the Pierce School Project in the amount of $26,400.00.
Question of accepting a gift from The Brookline Library Foundation for the Public Library of Brookline in the amount of $15,000 to purchase and install furniture for the newly established Children’s Garden at the Brookline Village location.
Question of approving the application for an Alternate Manager at NETA; John Bogdan.
Question of approving a Temporary Wine and Malt Beverages Non Sales License to The Larz Anderson Auto Museum to be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 for Wedding Reception from 5:30PM – 11:00PM at 15 Newton Street. 125 people expected to attend.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
BEAUTIFY BROOKLINE PROGRAM PRESENTATION
Presentation and possible vote on the Beautify Brookline Program.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - INTERVIEWS
The following candidates for appointment/reappointment to Boards and Commissions will appear for interview:
Brookline Village Parking Benefit District Advisory Board
GRANT OF LOCATION EVERSOURCE - PUBLIC HEARING
Question of approving the grant of location request from NStar Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy for permission to construct, and a location for, such a line of conduits and manholes with the necessary cables therein under the following public way:
Reservoir Road – conduit running northwesterly from existing manhole #MH18688 at the intersection with Boylston Street a distance of about 16 feet to
new manhole# MH30761
GRANT OF LOCATION VERIZON - PUBLIC HEARING
Question of approving the grant of location request from Verizon New England Inc. . for permission to construct, and a location for, such a line of conduits and manholes with the necessary cables therein under the following public way(s):
Egmont Street – conduit easterly from existing manhole# 38/143 at the intersection with St. Paul Street a distance of about 325 feet thence turning and running southerly a distance of about 18 feet to an existing handhole.
WARRANT ARTICLES PUBLIC HEARING
Public Hearing, discussion and possible vote on the following Warrant Articles for the November 16, 2021 Fall Town Meeting (STM1):
Warrant Article 5 - 60-64 Harvard Easement
Warrant Article 6 - Sidewalk Obstruction
Warrant Article 11 - Home Rule Quorum
Warrant Article 12 - Reso Hybrid Meeting
Warrant Article 13 - Roll call votes
Warrant Article 17 - Composting
Warrant Article 18 - Low Carbon Concrete
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - APPOINTMENTS
The following candidates for appointment/reappointment to Boards and Commissions:
Housing Advisory Board
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