March 28, 2023
Select Board Meeting Tuesday March 28, 2023 at 4:00 pm 6th floor hearing room Town Hall or via Zoom
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Select Board’s hearing Room 6th floor Town Hall
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To Watch and Comment:
- Bernard W. Greene – Chair
- John VanScoyoc – Vice Chair
- Miriam Aschkenasy
- Michael Sandman
- Charles Carey – Town Administrator
Question of and possible vote on amending the May 2, 2023 language of ballot question 2B to address a typographical error.
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 March 21, 2023
Question of approving an Authorization to Hire request from the Police Department:
Administrative Assistant (C10)
Question of accepting various sponsorships in the amount of $2,700.00 from the Brookline Asian American Family Network and the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Community Relations to be used towards Awards and Supplies for BAAFN’s 8th Annual Award Ceremony of the Asian American Student Essay Contest to be held on the Town’s Inaugural AAPI Heritage Day, May 20, 2023.
Question of awarding contract PW/23-07 "Courts, Boardwalk and Stairs Reconstruction" with NELM Corp. Construction on the amount of $594,340.00 for work at the Baker School
Question of approving Extra Work Order No.1 with contract PW/23-01 "School Grounds Maintenance" in the amount of $20,000.00
Question of approving Extra Work Order Number 2 with contract PW/21-10 "Temporary Seasonal Refrigeration" at Jack Kirrane Ice Rink in the amount of $5,300.00.
Question of approving Contract No. PW/23-17 “Greenough Street and Davis Ave Improvements” with Richard D’Ambrosia, Inc., in the amount of $154,270.00.
Question of approving a contract amendment #1 with Weston & Sampson in the amount of $15,000.00 for the Cypress Street Playground Project.
Question of approving Change Order #24 with Gilbane Building Company in the amount of $99,628.00 for various scope additions and deletions to the Michael Driscoll School Project.
Question of awarding and executing contract PW/23-19 "Accessible Pedestrian Signal Improvements Phase 2" with MassBay Electrical Corp in in amount of $137,130.00.
Question of approving the following appropriation transfer within the Planning and Community Development Dept in the amount of 5,000 for mailing envelopes.:
From: 17201730 510101 Economic Development & Long-Term Planning Salaries
To: 17201720 531012 Planning Office Supplies
Question of approving a Temporary All Alcohol Beverages Sales License to Karen Hasenfus d/b/a The Larz Anderson Auto Museum for White Lightening Ball to be held on April 1, 2023 from 6:00PM – 11:00PM at 15 Newton Street. 150 people expected to attend.
Question of approving the following temporary Wine and Malt Beverages Non-Sales Licenses to:
The Brookline Education Foundation to be held on Friday, March 31, 2023 for a Trivia Bee Fundraiser 6:30PM – 10:00PM at 22 Tappan Street
John Heavey (Brookline High School Hall of Fame) to be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023 for Banquet 3:00PM – 7:00PM at Brookline High School.
Carl Ship (Brookline High School) to be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023 for 50th Class of 1970 Reunion 3:00PM – 6:00PM at Brookline High School.
Question of approving a Temporary Wine and Malt Beverages Sales License to Brookline Interactive Group B.I.G for Nonprofit Fundraiser to be held on April 1, 2023 from 5:00PM – 8:00PM at 46 Tappan Street. 150 people expected to attend.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
HOUSING ADVISORY BOARD HOUSING TRUST FUND RECOMMENDATION
Question of approving a recommendation by the Housing Advisory Board for a final commitment of up to $6.525 million to the Brookline Housing Authority for the proposed 115-unit affordable housing project at 32 Marion Street. Half of this commitment shall be fulfilled through funds previously received from Welltower, Inc., while the remaining commitment shall be made from uncommitted funds available through the Brookline Affordable Housing Trust.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - INTERVIEWS
The following candidates for appointment/reappointment to Boards and Commissions will appear for interview:
MBTA COMMUNITIES UPDATE AND PUBLIC HEARING
Public Hearing and update regarding the Harvard Street Study and MBTA Communities Act.
A. Discussion and potential vote to send letter regarding MBTA Communities Act compliance to State Officials
INTERIM REGISTRAR OF VOTERS
Question of approving Susan Cherry to be appointed as a temporary Registrar for the May 2, 2023 Annual Town Election as presented by the Town Clerk and Registrar of Voters.
DEPARTMENTAL BUDGET REVIEW
Review of the FY24 Departmental Budgets for the Office of the Town Clerk, the Office of Town Counsel, and the Recreation Department.
WARRANT ARTICLES PUBLIC HEARING
Warrant Article 9 - Increase Petition Signatures (Gordon)
Warrant Article 10: Amend Article 2.1.13 of the Town’s General By-Laws to increase the number of registered voters required for petitioned warrant articles and Amend Article 2.1.13 of the Town’s General By-Laws to define and require lead petitioners for warrant articles (Gordon)
Warrant Article 22: Home Rule petition regarding Ranked Choice Voting (Rank Choice Voting Committee)
Question of calling a Special Town Meeting on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. at the High School Auditorium; to waive the requirements of Sections 2.1.2 through 2.1.4 of the Town’s By-Laws; to open and close the Warrant; and to insert in the said Warrant the following article:
To see if the Town will amend:
1) General Bylaw 6.6 as identified in the packet
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