SELECT BOARD CALENDAR
12/20/2022 | REMOTE MEETING
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• Heather A. Hamilton – Chair
• John VanScoyoc – Vice Chair
• Bernard W. Greene
• Miriam Aschkenasy
• Michael Sandman
• Charles Carey – Town Administrator
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1. OPEN SESSION
5:30 PM Question of entering into Executive Session for the purpose of considering the value of an interest in real estate at the property known as 10 Brookline Place, where the Chair has determined that an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the Select Board.
2. EXECUTIVE SESSION - VALUE OF REAL PROPERTY
For the purpose of considering the value of an interest in real estate at the property known as 10 Brookline Place
5:45 PM Select Board to announce recent and/or upcoming Events of Community Interest.
4. PUBLIC COMMENT
Public Comment period for residents 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.
5.A. Question of approving the meeting minutes from December 13, 2022.
5.B. Question of accepting a COMPACT grant in the amount of $40,000 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to be used to update the job descriptions, classification, and pay plan study for employees within the Department of Public Works and authorize the Town Administrator to sign the contract and any associated documents to successfully execute the project.
5.C. Question of accepting a grant awarded to the Brookline Police Department for the FY23 Training Grant from E911 in the amount of 18,979.45 from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts
5.D. Question of awarding and executing contract PW/23-16 "I&I Investigation and Sewer System Rehabilitation Design in Subareas NI-12” with BETA Group, in the amount of $174,590.00.
5.E. Question of approving a contract with Allegiance Fire and Rescue for a Enforcer 1500 GMP Pumper in the amount in the amount $734,583.00
5.F. Question of approving the Authorization for Hire request for the Network Services Administrator within the Library Services Department (T10)
5.G Question of approving the Authorization to Hire request for the following positions within the Department of Public Works:
Engineering & Transportation Division
Transportation Administrator – T12
Parks and Open Space Division
Gardener-Laborer – LN2
5.H Question of approving the Authorization to Hire request from the Recreation Department for a Custodian (MN-5)
5.I. Question of approving six (6) applicants to be hired as Student Officers for the upcoming Cambridge Police Academy:
5.J. Question of approving a user fee for power use at publicly accessible charging stations as required by the MOU between Greenspot and the Town of Brookline
5.K Question of approving the amendment to the Feasibility Study Agreement to revise section 2.2 of the agreement for the John R. Pierce School in the Town of Brookline. This amendment extends the term of the Town’s Feasibility Study Agreement.
5.L. Question of accepting a rebate check in the amount of $13,750 from National Grid for heating efficiency measures at the Baker School.
5.M Question of approving a Temporary All Alcohol Beverages Sales License to Katelyn Morreale d/b/a The Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a Holiday Party to be held on January 5, 2023 from 6:00PM – 10:00PM at 15 Newton Street. 50 people expected to attend.
5.N. Question of approving a Temporary All Alcohol Beverages Non-Sales License to Glenn Champagne d/b/a The Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a Gala Celebration to be held on January 7, 2023 from 6:00PM – 11:00PM at 15 Newton Street. 50 people expected to attend.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
7. AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT UPDATE
Updated on the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding from round one and a look ahead at the January round two process presented by Grants Administrator and Budget Analyst Tyler Belisle Toler.
8. CODE OF CONDUCT PUBLIC HEARING
6:15 PM Discussion and possible vote on the Code of Conduct as presented by Select Board Member Miriam Aschkenasy and HR Director Ann Braga.
9. NOISE BY-LAW WAIVER PUBLIC HEARING
6:30 PM Question of approving a Noise Bylaw Waiver request submitted by Chestnut Hill Realty for work to be done once a month from December 2022 through June 2023 for concrete pours related to the Puddingstone Project at Hancock Village
10. WARRANT ARTICLE PUBLIC HEARING
7:00 PM Review and possible vote on the following Warrant Article for the 2023 January Special Town Meeting:
Warrant Article 1 – Stretch Energy Code
Warrant Article 2 – Ballot Question
11. NEWBURY PROPERTY DISCUSSION
Discussion on the proposed short term usage of the Newbury property and a possible vote on the charge for the Newbury Planning Committee.
12. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE OF SEVEN
Question of appointing members to serve on a Committee of Seven as required under Article 3.7 of the Town By-Laws for the Fire Station project.
John F. Sullivan, Fire Chief
Patricia A. Cripe, FF and Local 950 Vice President
David A. Randolph, Deputy Chief
The nominees from the Building Commission: Karen Breslawski, George Cole and Nathan Peck.
Select Board Member to be appointed
Question of appointing members to serve on a Committee of Seven as required under Article 3.7 of the Town By-Laws for the Police Department locker room improvements project:
Deputy Superintendent Mike Murphy
Lieutenant Derek Hayes
Sergeant Cheryl Molloy
Building Commission members- Janet Fierman, George Cole and Nathan Peck.
Select Board member to be appointed
13. BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - APPOINTMENTS
The following candidates for appointment/reappointment to Boards and Commissions:
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