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Date:
October 20, 2020
Time:
5:30 PM
Location:
ZOOM
Address:
Brookline, MA 02445
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Select Board meeting Tuesday October 20, 2020 at 5:30 pm via zoom remote participation

Tuesday, October 20, 2020


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SELECT BOARD

 

CALENDAR

FOR

10/20/2020

REMOTE MEETING

 

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·   Bernard W. Greene -Chair

·   Heather A. Hamilton – Vice Chair

·   Nancy S. Heller

·   Raul Fernandez

·   John VanScoyoc

·   Melvin A. Kleckner – Town Administrator

 

1.

          5:30 PM

ANNOUNCEMENTS/UPDATES

 

 

 

 

Select Board to announce recent and/or upcoming Events of Community Interest.

 

 

2.

 

PUBLIC COMMENT

 

 

Public Comment period for citizens 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 kmacgillivray@brooklinema.gov. The full Policy on Public Comment is available at http://www.brooklinema.gov/376/Meeting-Policies

 

3.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

 

 

Approval of miscellaneous items, licenses, vouchers, and contracts.

 

 

3.A.

 

Question of approving the meeting minutes of October 6, 2020.

 

 

3.B.

 

Question of awarding and executing a contract with Toole Design Group in the amount of $199,880 to study and the feasibility and concept design for the restoration of the Beacon Street Olmsted Bridle Path.

 

 

3.C.

 

Question of re-issuing the Warrants for the November 17, 2020 Special Town Meetings for the purpose of including remote access information in said Warrants in compliance with Section 8 of Chapter 92 of the Acts of 2020.

 

4.

 

CALENDAR

 

 

Review and potential vote on Calendar Items

 

5.

 

TAX CERTAINTY AGREEMENT

 

 

 

 

Question of executing the Tax Certainty Agreement By and Between the Town of Brookline and Welltower, Inc. and accompanying escrow letter between Welltower, Inc, the Town of Brookline and Fidelity National Title Insurance Company, and delegating authority to the Chair to execute both in person on behalf of the Board.

 

6.

 

PERSONNEL

 

 

 

 

Question of authorizing the hiring of an Assistant Director for Sustainability within the Planning Department. (T-11)

 

7.

 

PUBLIC MEETING POLICY

 

 

 

 

Question of adopting a policy requiring the recording of public meetings for certain boards and committees.

 

8.

 

LONGWOOD MALL STREET CLOSURE

 

 

 

 

Consideration of a request from the Longwood Mall Neighborhood for a Halloween road closure on October 31, 2020.

 

9.

 

BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - INTERVIEWS

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Brookline Commission for Women:

Aileen Lee

 

Economic Development Advisory Board

Marilyn Newman

 

 

 

10.

 

WARRANT ARTICLES - PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

 

Public Hearing 6:30 pm

Discussion and possible vote on the followingWarrant Articles for the 2020 Fall Town Meeting:

 

WA 3 Spec. Approp. Close-Out Report (Select Board)

WA 5 Marijuana Mitigation Fund (Select Board)

WA 6  Resolution-Body Cameras (O'Neal)

WA 12 Community Preservation Act (Land Bank Study)

WA 14 Tobacco Control (Ishak et.al)

WA 15 Increase disadvantaged business opportunities-by-law (Brown et el)

 

STM2-1 Budget Amendment

STM2-2 High School

 

11.

 

WARRANT ARTICLES - VOTES

 

 

 

 

Further review and possible vote on the following Warrant Articles for the 2020 Fall Town Meeting:

 

WA 2 - Collective Bargaining (HR)

WA 7 - Affordable Housing Zoning bylaw (Blood)

WA 9 - Zoning short Term Rentals (Planning)

WA 10 - General By-Laws to regulate Short Term Rentals (Planning)

WA 11 - General By-Laws enforcement of Short Term rentals (Planning)

WA 13 - Senior Property Tax Exemption (Susan Granoff)

WA 27 - Zoning By-Laws to allow micro units (Planning)

WA 28 - Education Training for Town Meeting (AC)

WA 32 - Budget equity (Ananian)

WA 33 - Resolution Town/School Partnership (Brown et al)

WA 38 - Resolution pertaining to decarbonization (Cunningham et al)

WA 39 - adoption of regulations restricting fossil free fuel (Cunningham et al)

 

12.

 

INFLAMMABLES LICENSE - PUBLIC HEARING

 

 

 

8:00 PM approximately

Question of approving the application for Emile Heraiki, 850 Commonwealth Ave, for the keeping, storage and use of 4 underground gasoline tanks total capacity of 32,000 gallons, 2 above ground gasoline tanks total capacity of 700 gallons 270 gal of motor oil and 50 gals of anti-freeze at 850 Commonwealth Ave.

 

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