November 28, 2023
Updated Agenda - Select Board Meeting 11.28.23 at 5 PM Hybrid Participation, Select Board Hearing Room or via Zoom
Tuesday, November 28, 2023
Question of entering into Executive Session for the reasons outlined in items 2 and 3.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - LITIGATION
For the purpose of discussing litigation strategy in the case of Robert Degraw v. Town of Brookline 6997233.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES
Question of approving the following Executive Session meeting minutes:
April 25, 2023
September 9, 20233
October 3, 2023
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.
Up to fifteen minutes for public 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 following meeting minutes:
November 14, 2023
November 15, 2023
Question of approving the authorization to hire for a Recreation Leader/Assistant Aquatics Director (GN-08) in the Recreation Department.
Question of accepting a donation from the Area D Open to provide funding for the Therapeutic Recreation Division in the Recreation Department in the Amount of $250.
Question of approving the following authorization to hire requests for the Department of Public Works:
IT and GIS Systems Manager (T10)
Highway and Sanitation
Code Enforcement Program Manager (T7)
Parks and Open Space Division
Forestry Zone Manager
Question of approving the authorization to hire request in the Department of Health and Human Services:
2 Regional Public Health Specialists (GN-10)
Question of approving the slate for a Committee of Seven for the RFQ for HVAC and Electrical Services.
Question of approving Change Order #12 with Lambrian Construction, in the amount of $39,360.00, for added HVAC work at the high school.
Question of approving Change Order #33 with Gilbane Building Company for $52,997.00, for various scope changes to contract work.
Question of approving an appropriation transfer request for the Police Department:
From: 21002020 510101 Perm full time $235,691.00
To: 21002070 523015 Public safety equip $136,282
21002020 539031 Public safety supplies $69,667
21002010 551099 Training expenses $29,742
Noise Bylaw Waiver request from Shawmut Design and Construction for work to be done at 850 Boylston Street, Saturday, December 1, 2023, and Sunday, December 2, 2023, from 3:00 AM-10:00 PM to operate a crane inside the parking lot to lift and move materials.
Question of approving the following alternate manager application for NETA:
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
Questioning of approving an application for a change in lodging agent from Sunyeob Park to Jenna Heezen for 1077 Beacon St. d/b/a 1077 Beacon St. LLC.
METRO PUBLIC HEALTH COLLABORATIVE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
Question of authorizing the Town Administrator to sign an MOU related to the Metro Public Health Collaborative (MPHC) for the purpose of the establishment, operation, and maintenance of the Metro Public Health Collaborative.
SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR UPDATE
Discussion of the Town's sustainability function.
TOWN OF BROOKLINE SIGN POLICY
Discussion and possible vote on a Select Board policy regarding signage or other expressive matter placed at the Board’s direction on Town property.
TAX CLASSIFICATION PUBLIC HEARING
Public hearing in accordance with G.L.c.40, S.56 on the question of the adoption of the percentages of the local tax levy to be borne by each class of real property and personal property for the 2024 Fiscal Year.
TREE PRESERVATION RULES AND REGULATIONS PUBLIC HEARING
Public Hearing, presentation, and possible vote on the Tree Preservation Bylaw draft rules and regulations.
Discussion and possible vote regarding special town meetings requested by citizen petition to address non-binding resolutions.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - APPOINTMENTS
The following candidates for appointment/reappointment to Boards and Commissions:
Housing Advisory Board
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