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Date:
September 28, 2022
Time:
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Select Board Meeting 9.28.22 at 5 PM Hybrid Meeting, Select Board Conference Room, 6th Floor, Town Hall or via Zoom

Wednesday, September 28, 2022


 

 

 

SELECT BOARD CALENDAR

09/28/2022 | HYBRID MEETING

 

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  • Heather A. Hamilton – Chair
  • John VanScoyoc – Vice Chair
  • Bernard W. Greene
  • Miriam Aschkenasy
  • Michael Sandman
  • Charles Carey – Town Administrator

 

 

1.

 

OPEN SESSION

 

 

 

5:00 PM

Question of entering into Executive Session for the reasons identified in items 2 and 3.

 

2.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION - COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

 

 

 

 

For the purpose of discussing strategy related to collective bargaining with the Brookline Engineering Division Associates.

 

3.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION - LITIGATION

 

 

 

 

For the purpose of discussing strategy with respect to two litigation matters, specifically, pre-suit claims by current employees who allege unlawful sexual harassment, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the bargaining or litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares.

 

4.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION - EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES

 

 

 

 

For the purpose of approving the following Executive Session meeting minutes:

 

September 13, 2022

 

5.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS/UPDATES

 

6:00 PM

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

 

6.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

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

 

Up to fifteen minutes for public comment 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 protected] The full Policy on Public Comment is available at http://www.brooklinema.gov/376/Meeting-Policies

 

7.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

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

 

 

7.A.

 

Question of approving the meeting minutes from September 20, 2022.

 

 

7.B.

 

Question of concurring with the Advisory Committee’s authorization of a transfer from the Town's Liability/Catastrophe Fund to pay for settlement of (i) two pre-suit claims by current employees who allege unlawful sexual harassment; and (ii) the matter of Maryam Karimi vs. Town of Brookline, U.S. Dist Ct. Civil Action Number 20-12127, a former Library employee who alleges unlawful retaliation, and to authorize the Town Administrator to enter into any agreement on behalf of the Select Board memorializing these proposed settlements.

 

 

7.C.

 

Question of creating a Golf course Enterprise Gift Account and accepting a donation of $50,000 for the Golf Course Enterprise Fund in the Recreation Department budget.

 

 

7.D.

 

Question of approving Driscoll School Project, Amendment #21 to the contract with Jonathan Levi Architects in the amount of $10,780.00 for rain garden redesign

 

 

7.E.

 

Question of approving Driscoll School Project, Change Order #14 to the contract with Gilbane Building Company in the amount of $217,397.00 for various additions and deletions to contract work

 

 

7.F.

 

Question of approving Change Order #26 with Skanska in the amount of zero (0) dollars related to the Brookline High School projects.

 

 

7.G

 

Question of approving a Temporary All Kinds Beverages Non-Sales License to Ron Pearl d/b/a The Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a Wedding Reception to be held on October 1, 2022 from 6:00 PM – 10:30 PM at 15 Newton Street. 200 people expected to attend.

 

 

 

7.H

 

Question of approving a Temporary Wine and Malt Beverages Non-Sales License to The Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a Tented Wedding to on October 8, 2022 from 4:30 PM – 11:00 PM at 15 Newton Street. 200 people expected to attend.

 

8.

 

CALENDAR

 

 

Review and potential vote on Calendar Items

 

9.

 

NOISE BYLAW WAIVER EXTENSION PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

 

6:30 PM

Question of granting an extension to the earlier issued Noise By-Law waiver given Aetna Bridge Co. (running 9/23 – 10/2) for the newly needed period extending from 7:00PM, Friday, October 7, 2022 through 8:30AM, Sunday, October 16, 2022, again piggy-backing on a planned MBTA 9-day Greenline D-branch shutdown, to allow for the craning and setting of the rehabilitated Carlton St Footbridge span and associated work above the MBTA tracks.

 

10.

 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - INTERVIEWS

 

 

 

 

The following candidates for appointment/reappointment to Boards and Commissions will appear for interview:

 

 

 

 

Police Commissioner's Advisory Committee

Karen Ambrose

 

11.

 

PIERCE SCHOOL PROJECT

 

 

 

 

Presentation and possible vote on the Pierce Project Schematic Design and Budget.

 

12.

 

NOVEMBER ELECTION WARRANT AND EARLY VOTING

 

 

 

 

Question of executing the Warrant for the State Election on November 8, 2022.

 

Question of approving times and locations for in-person early voting for the State Election on November 8, 2022.

 

Question of assigning police details for the State Election on November 8, 2022.

 

13.

 

WARRANT ARTICLES PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

 

7:45 PM

Review and possible vote on the following Warrant Articles for the 2022 Special Town Meeting:

 

Warrant Article 7 - Reduce the need to publish and distribute hard copies of certain reports

 

Warrant Article 14 - Amend Article 4.2.7 of the Town’s General By-Law to require annual reporting on the Town’s Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) program 

 

Warrant Article 36 - Resolution regarding the Town’s Payment in Lieu of Tax (PILOT) program 

 

Warrant Article 27 - Zoning Bylaw to Prohibit New On-Site Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

 

14.

 

WARRANT ARTICLES

 

 

 

 

Further review and possible vote on the following Warrant Articles for the November 15, 2022 Fall Town Meeting (STM 1):

 

Warrant Article 5 - Reduce the requirement for recommendations on all warrant articles

 

Warrant Article 8 - Provide alternative to publishing ads in a newspaper of general circulation

 

15.

 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - APPOINTMENTS

 

 

 

 

The following candidates for appointment/reappointment to Boards and Commissions:

 

 

 

 

Registrar of Voters

 

Solid Waste Advisory Committee

 

Boylston Street Corridor Study Committee

 

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