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SELECT BOARD CALENDAR II (addition to item 20)
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Question on whether the Select Board shall enter into Executive Session for the purposes described in agenda item 2.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - LITIGATION
Question of entering Executive Session for the purpose of discussing litigation strategy in the matter of Alston v. Town of Brookline, et al, First Circuit Docket No. 20-1434.
EXECUTIVE SESSION - EXECUTIVE SESSION MINUTES
For the purpose of approving the following Executive session minutes:
September 22, 2020
October 6, 2020
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.
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@example.com. The full Policy on Public Comment is available at http://www.brooklinema.gov/376/Meeting-Policies
Approval of miscellaneous items, licenses, vouchers, and contracts.
Question of approving the following meeting minutes:
October 20, 2020
October 27, 2020.
Question of approving amendment #10 to the contract with Jonathan Levi Architects for the Driscoll School project in the amount of $19,800.
Question of approving a contract with Leftfield LLC for Owner's Project Management Services on the Pierce School project in the amount of $325,000.
Question of approving Contract No. PW/21-10 between the Town of Brookline and Preferred Contractors, Inc. for the "temporary seasonal refrigeration at Jack Kirrane Ice Rink" in the amount of $147,167 for FY 21.
Question of approving the following town officials to the Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA) Designer Selection Panel (DSP) for the John R. Pierce School Project:
Helen Charlupski, School Committee Nominee
Kenneth Kaplan, Building Commission Nominee
Bernard Greene, Select Board Nomineee
Question of approving a Brookline Community Foundation Grant for the Brookline Asian American Family Network in the amount of $2,500.
Question of approving a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection's Sustainable Materials Recovery Program for the Recycling Dividends Program funds in the amount of $54,000.
Question of accepting the bequest of former resident Mr. Simon in the amount of $30,000 to the Police Department and Fire Department respectively for a total of $60,000.
Review and potential vote on Calendar Items
AUTHORIZATION TO HIRE
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for the following positions in the Public Works Department:
Highway Motor Equipment Operator (Grade 2)
Question of approving the authorization to hire request for an Epidemiologist (Grade T-5) in the Health and Human Services Department.
LICENSE REDUCTION FEE REQUEST
Discussion and possible vote on a reduction in license fees for restaurants and hotels.
DIVERSITY IN HIRING UPDATE
Ann Hess Braga, Brookline Human Resources Director, and Lloyd Gellineau, Director of the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Relations give an update to the Select Board on diversity in hiring practices for the Town.
BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS - INTERVIEWS
The following candidates for appointment/reappointment to Boards and Commissions will appear for interview and possible vote:
Commission for Women
FOSSIL FUEL FREE UPDATE
Update from the Brookline Planning Department Director, Alison Steinfeld on the progress of the Fossil Fuel Free study.
CHANGE OF OWNER INTEREST/OFFICER PUBLIC HEARING
Question of approving the application for a Change of Owner Interest in the upper-tier structure of the licensed entity through purchase by merger. Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group, Inc., previously a publicly owned company was acquired by Harlan Parent, LLC, whose ultimate owner is L. Catterton, a private equity firm with several restaurant chains under ownership.
Question of approving the application for a Change of Officer for Adam Scott Halberg for Barcelona Brookline, LLC d/b/a Barcelona.
INFLAMMABLES LICENSE - PUBLIC HEARING
Question of approving the application for VIP Tires & Services, 128 Boylston Street, for the keeping, storage and use of 600 gallons of motor oil and 55 gallons of antifreeze at 128 Boylston Street.
GRANT OF LOCATION PUBLIC HEARING - COMCAST
Question of approving the petition of Comcast for permission to construct, and a location for, such a line of conduits and manholes with the necessary cables therein under the following public ways:
Dudley Street – conduit running westerly from pole 77/5 at the intersection with Walnut Street a distance of about 23 feet thence turning and running northeasterly a distance of 10 feet to Walnut Street.
Walnut Street – conduit running northeasterly from Dudley Street a distance of about 426 feet with 3 new vaults and 4 new services each running about 1-2 feet from the new vaults to the property lines.
GRANT OF LOCATION PUBLIC HEARING - CROWN CASTLE
Question of approving the petition of Crown Castle for permission to locate and install a node pole with the necessary antenna, conduit, telecommunications equipment and fiber optic cables attached within the following public way:
Aspinwall Avenue – replace the streetlight pole on the northern corner of the intersection with Harvard Street (0156)
and the petition of Crown Castle for permission to locate and install conduits and manholes with the necessary cables therein under the following public ways:
Harvard Street – conduit northeasterly from existing electric MH6394 at the intersection with Aspinwall Avenue a distance of about 36 feet to Aspinwall Avenue.
Aspinwall Avenue – conduit northeasterly from Harvard Street a distance of about 39 feet then turning and running northwesterly a distance of about 26 feet to a proposed handhole and continuing 2 feet southeasterly to node pole 0156.
GRANT OF LOCATIONS PUBLIC HEARING - EVERSOURCE
Question of approving the following petitions of NStar Electric Company d/b/a Eversource Energy for permission to construct, and a location for, such a line of conduits and manholes with the necessary cables therein under the following public way:
Independence Drive – conduit running northeasterly from existing MH20610 at the intersection of Gerry Road a distance of about 92 feet thence turning and running southeasterly a distance of about 13 feet to private property.
Independence Drive – conduit running northeasterly from existing MH20609 approximately 255 feet northeast of Gerry Road a distance of about 97 feet thence turning and running northwesterly a distance of about 46 feet to private property.
GRANT OF LOCATIONS PUBLIC HEARING - NATIONAL GRID
Question of approving the following petitions of National Grid for permission to construct, and a location for gas mains and other structures under the following public way(s):
Independence Drive – new 6” gas main southeasterly from the existing 16” gas main approximately 83 feet northeast of Gerry Road a distance of about 50 feet to private property.
Further review and possible reconsideration/vote on the following Warrant Articles for the 2020 Fall Town Meeting:
Article 8 – HAB Membership
Article 17 – Election Day Signs
Article 28 – Fiscal Training
Article 29 - Modify Advisory Committee Membership
Article 33 - Town School Partnership
Article 32 – Budget Equity
Article 34 - Affordable Housing
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