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SELECT BOARD CALENDAR 2
(addition of warrant articles under item 11)
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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 not on the Calendar.
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Approval of miscellaneous items, licenses, vouchers, and contracts.
Question of approving the meeting minutes from Thursday, November 19.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
COMMISSION FOR THE ARTS REQUEST
Question of approving changes, submitted by the Brookline Commission for the Arts, to the designation of the poet laureate program to literary laureate program, and to broaden the scope of the program and diversity of applicants.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - INTERVIEWS
The following candidates for appointment/reappointment to Boards and Commissions will appear for interview:
Commission for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations
COMMISSION FOR WOMEN TERMS REQUEST
Question of approving the request from the Chair of the Commission for Women to change the terms for commissioners from expiring August 31st to terms aligning with the fiscal year July 1 through June 30.
CARES GRANT TO THE BROOKLINE FOOD PANTRY
Question of authorizing the Town Administrator to enter into a grant agreement with the Brookline Food Pantry for food security in accordance with the federal CARES Funding.
CLIMATE ACTION LETTER
Question of signing off on a letter proposed by the Climate Action Committee to the legislature urging that the Commonwealth updates the stretch code to a net zero energy standard.
PUBLIC MEETING POLICY
Question of adopting a policy requiring the recording of public meetings for the following boards and committees:
- Advisory Council on Public Health
- Commission on Diversity, Inclusion, Community Relations
- Housing Advisory Board
- Transportation Board
- Zoning Board of Appeals
Further review and possible reconsideration/vote on the Warrant Articles for the 2020 Special Town Meeting including:
Warrant Article 28 – Fiscal Education
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