January 18, 2022
Select Board Meeting 1.18.22 at 5 PM via Zoom
Tuesday, January 18, 2022
SELECT BOARD CALENDAR 2
(Item 12 withdrawn, item 15 postponed)
01/18/2022 | REMOTE MEETING
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- Heather A. Hamilton – Chair
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Question of entering into Executive Session for the reasons stated in items 2 and 3.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
For the purpose of discussing strategy related to collective bargaining of an employee vaccine mandate with all Town unions.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES
Question of approving the Executive Session meeting minutes from January 4, 2022.
Select Board to announce recent and/or upcoming Events of Community Interest.
Public Comment period for citizens who requested to speak to the Board regarding Town issues not on the Calendar.
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Approval of miscellaneous items, licenses, vouchers, and contracts.
Question of approving the meeting minutes from January 11, 2022.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for an Environmental Engineer in the Engineering and Transportation Division following the promotion of Jay Hersey to the Director of Water and Sewer.
Question of approving the following alternate manager for Sanctuary Medicinals:
Question of approving and executing a contract with BETA Group, Inc. for PW22-14 “I/I Investigation and Sewer Rehabilitation Design - Subareas NI-7 and NI-8S” in the amount of $255,477.00.
Question of approving Amendment #2 to the contract with Leftfield LLC for printing a hard copy of the Preferred Schematic Report (PSR) for the MSBA in the amount of $1,084.04
Question of approving Amendment #3 to the contract with Miller Dyer Spears Architects in the amount of $134,750.00 for Geothermal Feasibility Study services and a traffic study.
Question of authorizing the use of the Construction Manager @ Risk (CMR) delivery method for construction and pre-construction services for the Pierce School Project (M.G.L. ch 149A) in lieu of M.G.L. 149 (design-bid-build) and to authorize the Town Administrator to sign all related documents on behalf of the Town and for the Owners Project Manager (OPM) to submit an application to the Office of the Inspector General for approval to proceed.
Question of approving Change Order #7 with MDS for various updates on the Driscoll School Project in the amount of $6,841.
Question of approving Change Order #1 to the contract with MDM Engineering Inc. for deletions and additions to contract work as described in the change order at both the Municipal Service Center and the Heath School in the net amount of $25,054.68.
Question of approving Contract Amendment #9 with Hill International for added site representative services through the end of November 2022 to facilitate project completion as well as added services for the Quad and 3rd Floor Renovations in the main building planned for the summer of 2022 in the amount of $125,835.00.
Question of approving Change Order #19 with Skanska USA Building Inc., for a zero cost change accounting for thirty nine (39) separate Authorization Requests (ARs) that have all been determined by the OPM (Hill) to be fair and reasonable compensable adjustments to the GMP.
Question of approving Change Order #10 with CTA Construction Managers for various changes to the Brookline High School Tappan Gym and 3rd Floor Renovation plan in the amount of $61,076.63
Question of accepting an award from the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services for the FY22 Firefighter Safety Equipment Grant in the amount of $20,507.
Question of accepting a gift from Michael Levy, M.D., Ph.D, a Baker School Parent, who is donating a new Gaga Ball Pit to the Baker School Playground, in the amount of $5,118.
Question of accepting a gift from the Brookline Community Foundation to support the development of a new Brookline parklet in the amount of $2,500.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
FIRE DEPARTMENT PROMOTIONS
Question of approving the promotions in the Fire Department as recommend by Chief Sullivan.
Question of awarding and executing a contract with Changing Environments, Inc (dba Soofa) for a period of 2 years ending November 1, 2023 and adoption of the Town of Brookline Guidelines for Digital Content Published through Soofa Talk.
FY21 AUDIT PRESENTATION
Craig Peacock of Powers and Sullivan and members of the Audit Committee will appear to present the 2021 Audit Report.
PUBLIC HEARING OPEN AIR PARKING LICENSE - 56 HARVARD AVE
Question of approving the application for an Open Air Parking License at 56 Harvard Ave. Location is 7,526 sq. ft. for 14 cars. Transfer of ownership from Karen Langsner.
PUBLIC HEARING NEW WINE AND MALT PACKAGE STORE LICENSE
Question of approving the application of a new Wine and Malt Package Store License for Brookline Booksmith, Corp. d/b/a Brookline Booksmith at 281 Harvard Street. Proposed manager of record is Lisa Gozashti. Proposed Operating Hours are Monday - Thursday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 9:00am – 10:00pm, Sunday 10:00am – 9:00pm.
BROOKLINE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT UPDATE
Update on the status of the Brookline High School project from the BHS Expansion Advisory Committee.
LETTER OF SUPPORT FOR FARE FREE BUS PILOT
Select Board discussion and possible vote on Fare Free Bus pilot Letter of Support to MassDOT/MBTA.
CLIMATE ACTION COMMITTEE RESTRUCTURE
Question of approving the proposed changes to the structure of the Select Board's Climate Action Committee.
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