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November 28, 2018
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Town Hall - Room 103
333 Washington Street
1st Floor

Brookline, MA 02445
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Capital Subcommittee & Schools Subcommittee Joint Hearing - WA 2, 3, 4 December Town Meeting

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Capital Subcommittee & Schools Subcommittee of the Advisory Committee 
Joint Hearing Notice
Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 at 5:30 pm, Room 103, Town Hall

The Advisory Committee’s Schools and Capital Subcommittees will hold a public hearing beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28th in Room 103. The agenda is as follows:

1. Article 2 of the December 13, 2018 Special Town Meeting Warrant, submitted by the Select Board: Appropriate $1,500,000 or any other sum, to be expended under the direction of the Building Commissioner, with any necessary contracts to be approved by the Select Board and the School Committee, for the schematic design services to construct or expand the Driscoll School.
2. Article 3 of the December 13, 2018 Special Town Meeting Warrant, submitted by the Select Board: To see if the Town will vote to release for expenditure the funds appropriated under Section 13, Special Appropriation No. 65 of Article 7 of the 2018 Annual Town Meeting as provided in said appropriation. (This article pertains to the release of $1,500,000 for the schematic design services to construct a new school on the current Baldwin School site - Heath Street)

3. Article 4 of the December 13, 2018 Special Town Meeting Warrant, submitted by the Select Board: To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Select Board to acquire, by purchase, gift, eminent domain or otherwise, in fee simple, the parcels of land located at 15-19 Oak Street, Brookline Massachusetts, including all buildings and structures thereon and all privileges and appurtenances thereto belonging, all interests held pursuant to M.G.L. c. 183A, as well as all trees and shrubs thereon, consisting of approximately 8,209 square feet, for general municipal purposes, and for all purposes and uses accessory thereto, including but not limited to the construction or expansion of school educational facilities and amenities, and that to meet such expenditure to appropriate a sum of money to be expended at the direction of the Selectmen, to pay costs of acquiring said property, and for the payment of all costs incidental and related thereto, and to determine whether such amount shall be raised by taxation, transfer from available funds, borrowing or otherwise; to authorize the Select Board to apply for, accept and expend any grants from any source whatsoever that may be available to pay any portion of this project or to take any other action relative thereto. 

4.  Other business

If necessary, the public hearing on these articles will be continued to Thursday, November 29th, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Room 103. 

The public is invited to attend and participate.

Capital Subcommittee Chair:  Carla Benka,, 617-277-6102
Schools Subcommittee Chair:  Michael Sandman,, 617-513-8908

This meeting is a public hearing. During the public hearing, members of the public will have an opportunity to offer comments on items under consideration. The subcommittee also welcomes written comments, which will be circulated to members of the subcommittee if they are sent to the subcommittee chair and/or no later than 12:00 noon on the day prior to meeting. Subcommittees of the Advisory Committee hold public hearings on any matter on which the Advisory Committee makes a recommendation to Town Meeting. Members of the public are encouraged to attend subcommittee public hearings if they wish to comment on any item under deliberation by the subcommittee.