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October 27, 2020
7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Brookline, MA 02445
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Advisory Committee Meeting - Tuesday, October 27 at 7:00 p.m. on Zoom

Tuesday, October 27, 2020



Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 7:00 pm via Zoom Meeting

Due to current public health concerns, meetings will be conducted virtually using a video-conferencing platform plus phone dial-in. Please make note of the joining details. Pre-registration is required.

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AGENDA (Please note early start time. All times are approximate)

Public Comment

7:00 pm            Members of the public may send written public comments to Lisa Portscher ( Comments will be shared with all Advisory Committee members.  Comments in real time are also invited (2-3 minutes per person, depending on the number of speakers). Please sign up with Lisa Portscher by 5 pm.

Public Meeting

7:15 PM  Announcement of determination as to whether continued non-disclosure is warranted regarding the following Executive Session minutes: February 24, 2020

7:25 PM Possible Reconsideration of previous votes on Articles on the Warrants for Special Town Meeting 1 and Special Town Meeting 2, including but not limited to

Article 13   Senior Property Tax Exemption

Article 14   Tobacco Control (Amend Article 8.23 of General By-Laws)

Article 16   Recall of Elected Town Officials

Article 21   Prohibit Certain Non-disclosure Agreements (Amend Article 3.1 of General By-laws)

Article 29   Appointment of Advisory Committee Members (Amend Article 2.2 of General By-laws)

Article 30   Require Certain Recorded Votes of Advisory Committee (Amend Article 2.2 of General By-laws)

Article 32   Resolution Regarding Budget Equity

Article 33   Resolution Regarding Town/School Partnership

Article 39   Legislation: Fossil Free Fuel infrastructure in construction

Article 2  (Special Town Meeting 2)  Increase bonding authorization for the expansion of the High School (specific language of motion)

Article 3 (Special Town Meeting 2)   Reauthorize bonding for Welltower East Campus lots (specific language of motion)

9:00 PM Other business


Public comment is welcome only during the public hearing portion of the agenda.  The Advisory Committee welcomes written comments, which will be circulated to members of the Committee if they are sent to no later than 12:00 noon on the day of the 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 participate in subcommittee public hearings if they wish to comment on any item under deliberation by the subcommittee.

Any member of the public may make an audio or video recording of an open session of a public meeting. They must first notify the chair and must comply with reasonable requirements regarding audio or video equipment established by the chair so as not to interfere with the meeting. 

Michael Sandman, Chair 617-513-8908
Carla Benka, Vice-Chair 617-277-6102