January 17, 2023
Select Board Meeting 1.17.23 at 5:30 PM Remote Participation via Zoom
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Select Board to announce recent and/or upcoming Events of Community Interest.
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
Approval of miscellaneous items, licenses, vouchers, and contracts.
Question of approving the meeting minutes from January 10, 2023
Question of approving the application for 1061 Beacon Street for a change of Lodging House agent from Sachpreet Nehal to Yuzhan Yang.
Question of approving the application for 1077 Beacon Street for a change of Lodging House agent from Marissa Grunes to Sunyeok Park.
Question of approving the application for 89 Marion St. for a change of Lodging House agent from Darvin Aviles to Ludwin Carranza.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request within the Engineering Division of the Department of Public Works for a Civil Engineer (EN4).
Question of accepting the following annual Fire Prevention/ Public Education grants offered and approved by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Executive Office of Public Safety to enhance our Community Risk Reduction (CRR) initiatives:
• $6,781 for Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.).
• $2,677 for Senior SAFE
Question of approving the contract for the FY22 Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) from MEMA in the amount of $21,500 to be used a variety of goals, primarily Community Resilience and Planning.
Question of accepting a $800 Sponsorship from the Brookline Community Foundation for the Annual MLK Day Event to be held on January 16, 2023 requested by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations and Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Committee
Question of approving the following appropriation transfer within the DPW Division:
From: B4004010 510101 Personnel/Sal $190,000
To: 42004900 522070 Motor Vehicle/Equip repair $110,000
42004900 534230 Motor Vehicle Supplies $80,000
Question of approving the parade permit for the BAA's 127th Boston Marathon to be held on April 17th, 2023.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
COMMON VICTUALLER AND ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE
Question of approving the application of a Common Victualler for Z&L Restaurant, Inc. d/b/a Cubist Circle at 220 Washington Street. Hours of operation will be Monday – Thursday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm, Friday – Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm, Sunday 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Seating will consist of 16 inside seats.
Question of approving the application of a new Entertainment Z&L Restaurant, Inc. d/b/a Cubist Circle at 220 Washington Street. Entertainment will consist of radio, recorded music, and televisions Sunday - Saturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pm.
LIQUOR LICENSE - CHANGE IN MANAGER AND CHANGE OF OFFICER
Question of approving the application of a Change of Manager of Record from Joseph Lachance to Jonathan Webster for Trustees of Boston University d/b/a WBUR at 890 Commonwealth Ave.
Question of approving the application of a Change of Officer from Gary W Nicksa to Martin Howard for Trustees of Boston University d/b/a WBUR at 890 Commonwealth Ave.
DRISCOLL SCHOOL UPDATE
Presentation and update on the Driscoll School Project.
Question of approving Contract Amendment #10, in the amount $26,171.00, with Leftfield LLC, for added construction administration services for change to terrazzo flooring in certain sections of the school from VCT.
Question of approving Contract Amendment #22, in the amount of $12,500.00 with Jonathan Levy Architects for services related to flooring at the Driscoll School project.
Question of approving Change Order #19, in the amount of $478,231.00, with Gilbane Building Company related to terrazzo flooring in certain sections of the school from VCT.
FORMER NEWBURY COLLEGE SHORT TERM USE
Discussion and possible vote on the short-term use of the former Newbury College site.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE
Discussion and possible vote on waiving the conflict of interest of Joslin Murphy, Trustee of the Walnut Hills Cemetery.
Question of approving the filing of the following home rule petitions with the State Legislature as a result of the 2022 Special Town Meeting:
- An Act authorizing the town of Brookline to amend its community choice aggregation plan (Article 23)
- An Act authorizing the town of Brookline to adopt green zoning by-laws and regulations (Article 25)
- An Act authorizing the establishment of a betterment loan program for the funding of electrification initiatives in the town of Brookline (Article 21)
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - APPOINTMENTS
The following candidates for appointment/reappointment to Boards and Commissions:
Economic Development Advisory Board
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