August 23, 2022
UPDATED Select Board Meeting 8.23.22 at 5 PM via Zoom
Tuesday, August 23, 2022
Question of entering into Executive Session for the reasons in items 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - PERSONNEL
For the purpose of conducting a strategy session in preparation for negotiations with a non-union employee, specifically, Charles Carey as the next Town Administrator, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the negotiating position of the public body and the chair so declares.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - LITIGATION
For the purpose of discussion litigation strategy with regard to the pending claim of Stanley Spiegel.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - LITIGATION
Question of entering Executive Session for the purpose of discussing litigation strategy in the matter of Maryam Karimi v. Town of Brookline, USDC No. 20-12127.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - LITIGATION
For the purpose of (1) discussing strategy with respect to litigation that is clearly and imminently threatened; (2) conducting strategy session in preparation for negotiations with union and non-union employees, if an open meeting may have a detrimental effect on the litigating position of the public body and the chair so declares.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES
Question of approving the Executive Session meeting minutes from August 9, 2022.
Select Board to announce recent and/or upcoming Events of Community Interest.
Introduction of the new Library Director, Amanda Hirst.
Public Comment period for residents 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 [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.
Announcement pertaining to review of the Board’s executive session meeting minutes from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 for purposes of disclosure.
Question of approving the meeting minutes from August 9, 2022
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for 1 Firefighter.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for a Long Term Planner in the Economic Development Division of the Planning and Community Development Department.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for a Senior Public Health Inspector in the Environmental Division of the Department of Public Health and Human Services.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for a Pipe Layer (LN-02) in the Water and Sewer Division of the Department of Public Works.
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for a Substance Use Counselor in the Department of Public Health and Human Services.
Question of approving the following appropriation transfer within the Human Resources Department Budget:
$6,310 from Professional Technical 524010 to Software 531018
Question of authorizing DPW Commissioner Erin Gallentine to sign and execute a Lead Service Line Inventory Loan Agreement with the Department of Environmental Protection.
Question of authorizing the Commissioner of Public Works, Erin Gallentine to execute an agreement with HELPSY to facilitate a textile recycling program for Brookline residents.
Question of accepting a grant from the Mayor of Boston's Office of Emergency Management in the amount of $125,000 to fund the Cybersecurity Initiatives Goal Area that supports the Police Department's acquisition of PSnet Network Monitoring Services to strengthen regional Cyber Security Infrastructure.
Question of approving a Temporary Wine and Malt Beverages Non-Sales License to The Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a Wedding to be held on September 10, 2022 from 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM at 15 Newton Street. 200 people are expected to attend.
Question of approving a Temporary Wine and Malt Beverages Non-Sales License to The Larz Anderson Auto Museum for a Wedding to be held on September 3, 2022 from 5:00PM – 11:00PM at 15 Newton Street. 120 people expected to attend.
Question of approving a Temporary All Alcohol Beverages Non-Sales License to The Hellenic Association of Boston a/k/a Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral of N.E. for Cathedral Festival 2022 to be held on September 9,2022 from 4pm-11pm September 10, 2022 from 11am – 1pm and September 11, 2022 from 12pm-6pm at 162 Goddard Ave. 1500 people are expected to attend.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
TOWN ADMINISTRATOR CONTRACT
Question of approving the Town Administrator contract for Charles Carey.
ACTING POLICE CHIEF APPOINTMENT
Question of approving the appointment of an Acting Chief of Police.
CHANGE OF OPERATIONAL HOURS REQUEST FOR NETA
Question of approving the change in operational hours for adult use cannabis at NETA.
Current operating hours: From: Monday-Saturday 10:00am - 8:00 pm Sundays 12:00pm-6:00pm
Proposed hours: Monday - Saturday 10:00am -9:00pm Sundays 12:00pm-7:00 pm
Current delivery hours: Sunday-Saturday 10:00-7:00pm
Proposed delivery hours: Sunday- Saturday 8:00am-9:00pm
Question of approving Lincoln Ned as the Lodging House Agent for 51-57 Beals Street.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - INTERVIEWS
The following candidates for appointment/reappointment to Boards and Commissions will appear for interview:
Solid Waste Advisory Committee
Police Commissioner's Advisory Committee
SIDEWALK OBSTRUCTION REGULATIONS
Presentation and possible vote on the proposed sidewalk obstruction regulations.
CIVILIAN COMPLAINT POLICY AND PROCEDURES
Presentation and possible vote on the Police Commissioner's Advisory Committee revised Civilian Complaint Policy and Procedures.
Question of approving the application for an Inflammables License at 20 Boylston Street, MA, for the keeping, storage and use of 24 automobiles.
FISHER HILL WEST CHARGE AND PRESENTATION
Discussion on the Newbury College property and possible Town land uses.
PLANNING PROCESS COMMITTEE CHARGE
Question of approving the Planning Process Committee charge as presented by The Director of Planning and Community Development, Kara Brewton.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - APPOINTMENTS
The following candidates for appointment/reappointment to Boards and Commissions:
Human Resources Board
Economic Development Advisory Board
Park and Recreation Commission
Housing Advisory Board
Small Business Development Committee
Commission on Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations
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