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Date:
May 9, 2023
Time:
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location:

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Select Board Meeting 5.9.23 at 5 PM Hybrid Participation, Select Board Hearing Room, 6th Floor, Brookline Town Hall or via Zoom

Tuesday, May 9, 2023


 

 

 

SELECT BOARD CALENDAR

05/09/2023 | HYBRID MEETING

Select Board Hearing Room 

6th Floor, Brookline Town Hall 

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  • Bernard W. Greene 
  • John VanScoyoc 
  • Miriam Aschkenasy
  • Michael Sandman
  • Paul Warren
  • Charles Carey – Town Administrator

 

 

1.

 

ORGANIZATION OF THE SELECT BOARD

 

 

 

5:00 PM

Reorganization of Select Board leadership.

 

2.

 

OPEN SESSION

 

 

 

 

Question of entering into executive session for the reasons in items 3 and 4.

 

3.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION - LITIGATION

 

 

 

 

For the purpose of discussing litigation strategy regarding a worker’s compensation claim by Dawn Churchill Paes.

 

4.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION - COLLECTIVE BARGAINING

 

 

 

 

For the purpose of discussing strategy related to collective bargaining with the Brookline Police Union and the School Traffic Supervisors Union.

 

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 on matters not appearing on this Calendar 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 April 25, 2023

 

 

7.B.

 

Question of approving a proclamation recognizing Jewish American Heritage Month.

 

 

7.C.

 

Question of approving the proclamation recognizing Public Service Recognition Week 2023.

 

 

7.D.

 

Question of approving the following authorization to hire requests in the Department of Public Works:

Park Maintenance Craftsperson (LN-3)

Transportation Administrative Assistant (C-08)

 

 

7.E.

 

Question of approving the authorization to hire request for a Clinical Social Worker (T627) in the Department of the Council on Aging.

 

 

7.F.

 

Question of approving an authorization to hire for the following positions in the Library Department:

Library Assistant III - Youth Services (K-03)

Librarian II (K-03)

 

 

7.G

 

Question of approving the appropriation transfer requesting the amount of $39,000 within the Department of Public Works budget:

 

From: Org #40004010 Object #525030 Amount $8,000

To: Org #40004010 Object #551099 Amount $8,000

 

From: Org #40004010 Object #522016 Amount $10,000

To: Org #40004010 Object #531012 Amount $10,000

 

From:Org #40004010 Object #525022 Amount $6,000

To: Org #40004010 Object #533210 Amount $6,000

 

From:Org #40004102 Object #523080 Amount $3,000

To: Org #40004010Object #551099 Amount $3,000

 

From:Org #40004300 Object #523598 Amount $12,000

To: Org #40004300 Object #539035 Amount $8,000

Org #40004300 Object #531012 Amount $2,000

Org #40004300 Object #532025 Amount $2,000

 

 

40004010 525030 Administrative Printing Services $8,000

40004010 522016 Administrative Software Services $10,000

40004010 525022 Administrative Postage $6,000

40004102 523080 Eng/Transportation Software RN $3,000

40004300 523598 Sanitation Solid Waste $12,000

 

To:

 

40004010 551099 Administrative Education/Training $8,000

40004010 531012 Administrative Office Supplies $10,000

40004010 533210 Administrative Receptions $6,000

40004101 551099 Eng/Transportation Education/Training $3,000

40004300 539035 Sanitation Uniforms/Protective $8,000

40004300 531012 Sanitation Office Supplies $2,000

40004300 532025 Sanitation Recycling Supplies $2,000

 

 

7.H

 

Question of approving the appropriation transfer request in the amount of $7,000 within the Fire Department budget:

 

From: 

Office Supplies $1,500

General Supplies $1,000

Maintenance Supplies $1,500

Motor Vehicle Supplies $3,000

 

To: 

Motor Vehicle Repair and Maintenance $1,500

Professional/Technical Services $1,000

Professional/Technical Services $1,500

Rentals/Leases $3,000

 

 

7.I.

 

Question of approving the following appropriation transfer within the Building Department in the amount of $150,720:

 

From account 25003430 51010 School Personnel $50,160

To: account 25003430 561010 Electricity $50,160

 

From account 25003430 510101 School Personnel $50,560

To: account 25003430 522400 School Repair and Maintenance $50,560

 

From: account 25003430 51010 School Personnel $50,000

To account 25003430 561010 Electricity $50,000

 

 

7.J.

 

Question of approving Contract No. PW/23-06 “Larz Anderson Roadway Improvements” with Mass Pavement Reclamation, Inc., 1356 Hanover Street, Hanover, MA 02339 in the amount of $1,599,741.40.

 

 

7.K

 

Question of approving the following five (5) awards by the US Department of Homeland Security's, UASI grant program, via the Metro Boston Homeland Security Region and the City of Boston Mayor's Office of Emergency Management:

 

CERT Development Award - $10,666.00

Community Preparedness Strategy Award - $10,000.00 

Emergency Preparedness Buddies Award - $60,000.00

Mass Notification System Award - $13,500.00

Until Help Arrives Award $11,362.55

 

 

7.L.

 

Question of approving Change Order #25 with Gilbane in the amount to of $374,486.00 related to the Driscoll School project

 

 

7.M

 

Question of approving Contract Amendment #31, in the amount of $8,885.00 with William Rawn Associates for added services related to the BHS project for bid documents and for reimbursable expenses

 

 

7.N.

 

Question of approving Extra Work Order #6 with Casella Waste Management for $225,000 related to contract PW/16-01

 

 

7.O

 

Question of approving a contract with MKA Architects for design of the Renovations to Police station locker rooms in the amount of $37,000.00.

 

 

7.P.

 

Question of approving a Temporary Wine and Malt Beverages Sales License to Michelle Mackenzie d/b/a The Brookline Teen Center for a Bat Mitzvah to be held on May 13, 2023 from 11:00AM – 3:00PM at 40 Aspinwall Ave. 100 people expected to attend.

 

8.

 

CALENDAR

 

 

Review and potential vote on Calendar Items

 

9.

 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - INTERVIEWS

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Planning Board

Susan Howards (postponed)

 

Brookline Commission for Women

Cynthia Levay

Julia Khazan (postponed)

 

 

 

10.

 

SPECIAL STATE ELECTION

 

 

 

 

Question of executing the Special State Election warrant and assigning police details for the Special State Election on May 30, 2023.

 

11.

 

WARRANT ARTICLES

 

 

 

 

Discussion and possible reconsideration/vote on the following Warrant Articles for the 2023 Annual Town Meeting:

 

Article 2 - Collective Bargaining Agreements (Human Resources)

 

Article 7 - Annual (FY24) Budget Appropriations Article

 

Article 15 - Amend Article 5.9 of the Town’s General By-Laws to clarify and update votes previously taken regarding the Stretch Code and Specialized Energy Code, and add fossil fuel free restrictions in accordance with the MA DOER Demonstration Project. (Department of Planning and Community Development)

 

12.

 

NOISE BY-LAW WAIVER PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

 

7:00 PM

Public hearing for a Noise Bylaw Waiver request from KB Aruda Construction Inc. for work to be performed on Monday May 15, 2023 from 11:00 pm-7:00 am at 44 Winslow Road

 

13.

 

CDBG ANNUAL ACTION PLAN - PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

 

7:00 PM

Public hearing on the FY24 CDBG Annual Action Plan

 

14.

 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - APPOINTMENTS

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Commission for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations

 

Naming Committee

 

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