March 7, 2023
Select Board Meeting 3.7.23 at 5 PM Remote Participation via Zoom
Tuesday, March 7, 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 February 28, 2023.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for the Treasurer/Collector (T-07) in the Finance Department.
Question of approving an authorization to hire request for a vacant Librarian III (K08) position in the Library department.
Question of accepting a rebate check from National Grid, an energy solutions implemented program in the amount of $17,500 for the installation of heating pumps at 55 Newton Street.
Question of accepting a gift in the amount of $297,170 from Chestnut Hill Realty to match Town Funding for improvements to the Baker School Tennis Courts, access to D.Blakely Hoar Sanctuary and abutting pathway/stairs and to approve and sign the accompanying Access and Release agreement that establishes the terms by which the Town and its contractor may complete the construction and access the project area via Chestnut Hill Realty owned property.
Question of awarding and executing contract PW23-10 "Repair of Bituminous Concrete Patches" with Mario Susi & Son, Inc. in the amount of $416,352.50.
Question of approving the following appropriation request from the Information Technology Department:
From: 19001941 5A0036 Leased equip & software $40,000
To: 19001941 531015 Data Processing supplies $10,000
19001941 524010 Proff and Technical Services $20,000
19001941 551099 Education/Training/Conferences $10,000
Question of approving a proclamation recognizing national Women's History Month.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
Town Administrator Chas Carey and Deputy Town Administrator Melissa Goff will present the FY 2024 Financial Plan.
BUDGET REVIEW PROCESS DISCUSSION
Discussion on the departmental budget review process.
PACE PROGRAM DISCUSSION
Presentation and possible vote on joining the MassDevelopment PACE program.
SELECT BOARD SPONSORED WARRANT ARTICLES
Update on the Health School solar project and a possible warrant article regarding DOER fossil fuel free demonstration program for potential Select Board filing.
Discussion and possible vote on proposed warrant articles to be sponsored by the Select Board.
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