November 14, 2023
Updated Select Board Meeting 11.14.23 at 5 PM Hybrid Participation, Brookline High School Room 213 or via Zoom
Tuesday, November 14, 2023
Select Board to announce recent and/or upcoming Events of Community Interest.
Public Comment period for people who requested to speak to the Board regarding Town issues.
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 November 7, 2023.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for the Economic Development and Long Term Planner (T6) in the Economic Development Division of Planning and Community Development Department.
Question of approving the following authorization to hire requests from the Department of Public Works:
Director of Engineering and Transportation
Highway and Sanitation Division
Motor Equipment Operator Grade 2 (3)
Motor Equipment Operator Grade 3
Water and Sewer Division
Pipe layer (LN-2)
Question of approving the Authorization to Hire request from the Public Libraries:
Librarian II: Assistant Branch Supervisor (K-07)
Question of adopting the Town of Brookline 2023 Hazard Mitigation Plan as presented by the Office of Emergency Management.
Question of approving the Chestnut Hill Commercial Area Planning Study project plan.
Question of approving the following alternate managers for Comm Ave. Canna:
John Bryant Hauck
Question of approving the application for a change in D/B/A at 479 Harvard Street from Nexus Innovation of Boston, LLC. d/b/a Basil Rice to Nexus Innovation of Boston, LLC. d/b/a Basil Rice and Mojo Ramen.
Question of approving a Grant of Location request from Crown Castle NG East, and Verizon New England Inc. lay and maintain underground conduits, with the wires and cables to be placed therein, under the surface of the following public way or ways:
Place one new four-inch (4”) conduit approximately 74’ northeasterly from existing manhole, MH63 which is situated on the southerly side of Beacon Street to an existing handhole located on the southerly side of Beacon Street.
Question of approving the application of a Common Victualler for Zaa'Tar Mediterranean Cuisine LLC at 10 Cypress Street DBA Zaa'Tar.
Hours of operation will be Monday – Saturday 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Sunday 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Seating will consist of 18.
Question of approving the change of hours for Cousins Restaurant Corporation d/b/a Anatolian Buffet and Kebob at 305 Washington Street.
From Current Operating and Alcohol Hours Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM, Sunday 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM
to Proposed Alcohol Hours Monday – Saturday 10:00 AM – 2:00 AM Sunday 12:00 PM – 2:00 AM.
Question of approving the application for a Change of Manager from Anita Thien My Le to Johnathan Hernandez for Reins International Massachusetts, Inc d/b/a Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ at 1002 Beacon Street.
Question of approving the application of a Common Victualler for Vic International LLC d/b/a Kyo Matcha at 1010 Beacon Street.
Hours of operation will be Mon-Thu 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Fri – Sun 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM. Seating will consist of 13 inside 31 outside.
Question of approving the application of an Entertainment for Vic International LLC d/b/a Kyo Matcha at 1010 Beacon Street.
Hours of operation will Monday – Sunday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM. Entertainment will consist of Radio.
Question of approving the application for a new Lodging House of College Residence Halls at 400 Heath Street to the Trustee Of Boston College d/b/a Boston College, formerly Pine Manor College. This location has four buildings and a total of 337 rooms.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
POLICE DEPARTMENT HIRING
Question of approving the following authorization to hire request from the Police Department:
Public Safety Dispatcher (2)
Question of approving the appointment of three (3) probationary police officers:
Question of approving the MWRA Infiltration and Inflow Financial Assistance and Loan Agreement package and authorizing the Town Administrator and Director of Finance to sign and execute the agreement on behalf of the Town
NOISE BYLAW WAIVER PUBLIC HEARING
Public Hearing on the Noise Bylaw Waiver request from Shawmut Design and Construction for work to be done at 850 Boylston Street, Saturday November 18, 2023 and Sunday, November 19, 2023 from 3:00 AM-10:00 PM to operate a crane inside the parking lot to lift and move materials.
The following candidates interview for possible appointment:
Small Business Development Committee
Possible reconsideration and vote on the following warrant articles for the November 14, 2023, Special Town Meeting including but not limited to:
STM 4 - Warrant Article 1 - Referral Motion
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