May 23, 2023
Select Board Meeting 5.23.23 at 4 PM Hybrid Participation, Room 208, Brookline High School or via Zoom
Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Question of entering into Executive Session for the reasons outlined in items 2 and 3.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - COLLECTIVE BARGAINING
For the purpose of discussing strategy related to collective bargaining with the Brookline Fire Union.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES
For the purpose of approving the following Executive Session meeting minutes:
May 9, 2023
May 16, 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 May 16, 2023.
Question of approving the Council on Aging’s application submission to AARP to designate Brookline as an Age-Friendly Community.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request from the Public Health and Human Services Department:
Community Health Manager (T-07)
Question of approving the following Authorization to Hire Request from the Department of Public Works/Engineering Division:
Assistant Civil Engineer IV: (EN-04)
“Question of approving the following item related to the Brookline Commission for the Arts:
1. Donation from ArtsBrookline in the amount of $2000 to support the work of the BCA.”
Question of approving Extra Work Order No. 1 for work done by Argus Construction Corp., in conjunction with Contract No. PW/23-02 for repair and installation of chain link fencing related to additional snow work in the amount of $13,517.
Question of approving Extra Work Order No. 2 for work done by North-Eastern Tree Service, in conjunction with Contract No. PW/23-3 for upkeep of trees and related work in the amount of $32,837.50.
Question of approving Extra Work Order Number 2 for work done by M. Neves, Inc., related to Contract No. PW/23-01, School Grounds Maintenance, in the amount of $5,380.00
Question of approving a Temporary All Alcohol Beverages Sales License to Karen Hasenfus d/b/a The Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a birthday party to be held on June 9, 2023 from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM at 15 Newton Street. 80 people expected to attend.
Question of approving a Temporary Wine and Malt Beverages Sales License to Hive LLC for the Brookline Coolidge Corner Art Festival to be held on June 3, 2023 from 11am – 6pm at Babcock Street. 1000 people are expected to attend.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
POLICE PROMOTIONS AND AUTHORIZATION TO HIRE REQUEST
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for the following positions in the Police Department:
1 Provisional Lieutenant
1 Civil Service Sergeant
Question of approving the following promotions within the Police Department:
Sergeant Allen Gustie to the rank of Lieutenant
Officer David Cheung to the rank of Sergeant
Further review and possible reconsideration/vote on the Warrant Articles for the 2023 Annual Town Meeting including but not limited to:
Warrant Article 2 Approval of Collective Bargaining Agreements
Warrant Article 7 Annual FY24 Budget Appropriations
Warrant Article 13 Create a new Article 3.12A of the Town’s General By-Laws to establish an Office of Housing Stability (Wu, Card)
Warrant 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
Warrant Article 17 Amend Article 8.37.2 of the Town’s General By-Laws to change “marijuana” to “cannabis” and to permit two additional Storefront Cannabis Retailers licenses for Equity Applicants (O’Neal)
SELECT BOARD COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS
Question of approving the Select Board committee assignments as presented by the Chair.
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