Board of Selectmen Actions Taken 2/26/19
Ambulance Fund Gift • Board Resignations • Board/Committee Appointments • Elmwood School Statement of Interest • Weston Nurseries Entertainment License • Annual Town Meeting
The meeting video is available on the HCAM YouTube Channel and the Actions Taken are posted in blue below.
TOWN OF HOPKINTON
BOARD OF SELECTMEN MEETING AGENDA
Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA – Room 215/216,
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:00 PM
6:00 PM CALL TO ORDER
i. MINUTES: The Board will consider approving executive session minutes for 1/29/19.
ii. CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS, LITIGATION AND REAL PROPERTY
- To consider litigation strategy with respect to Petition of Eversource Energy for Zoning Exemptions (DPU).
- To consider litigation strategy with respect to TJA Clean Energy LLC v Hopkinton Planning Board.
- To consider the purchase, sale, lease or value of real property in relation to Open Space Preservation, Center Trail, Town hall, the Main Street corridor project.
- Union Contract Updates
- To consider litigation strategy with respect to Wall Street Development.
6:30 PM PUBLIC SESSION – CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
6:35 PM PUBLIC FORUM
Residents are invited to share ideas, opinions or ask questions regarding town government.
6:45 PM CONSENT AGENDA (ACTON)
i. BOARD MINUTES
The Board of Selectmen will consider approving the 2/5/19 and 2/15/19 Board of Selectmen Minutes.
ii. AMBULANCE FUND GIFTS The Board of Selectmen will consider accepting a $100 Ambulance Fund gift from Sybil A. Long of Hopkinton, in memory of Kathleen R. Gilligan. Supporting Exhibits: Ambulance Fund Gifts
iii. BOARD RESIGNATIONS The Board of Selectmen will consider accepting the resignation of Kelly Hagerty from the Cultural Council and Curtis Morrison from the Personnel Committee. Supporting Exhibits: Letters of resignation
The Board of Selectmen approved the Minutes of the 2/5/19 and 2/15/19 meeting. (4-0) The Board of Selectmen approved items ii and iii of the Consent Agenda. (4-0)
6:50 PM BOARD/COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS (ACTION)
a. The Board of Selectmen will consider appointing Devin Callinan to the Capital Improvement Committee for a 5-year term to expire on either 6/30/20 or 6/30/23.
Supporting Exhibits: David Callinan Application-CIC
b. The Board of Selectmen will consider appointing members to the Trail Coordination and Management Committee. Applications have been received from Jeffrey Auerhahn, Charles Dauchy, Peter LaGoy, Kenneth Parker, James Thomas and Mavis O’Leary (conditional). There are 4 at-large positions to be filled, with 1, 2 and 3 year terms. Supporting Exhibits: Applications, Vacancy Notice; Committee Charge; Trail Coordination and Management Committee Membership & Terms
c. The Board of Selectmen will consider appointing nominee for reappointment to the Board of Registrars, Veda Carr, to a term to expire 02/02/22. Supporting Exhibits: Town Clerk email request
The Board of Selectmen appointed Charles Dauchy, Peter LaGoy and Ken Parker as at-large members of the Trail Coordination and Management Committee. (4-0)
The Board of Selectmen appointed Jamie Wronka as an at-large member of the Trail Coordination and Management Committee. (4-0)
The Board of Selectmen voted the following terms of office for the Trail Coordination and Management Committee at-large appointees: LaGoy – 3 years; Dauchy – 2 years; Parker – 1 year; Wronka – 1 year. (4-0)
The Board of Selectmen appointed Veda Kerr to the Board of Registrars, to a term expiring 2/2/2022. (4-0)
7:00 PM SCHOOL COMMITTEE – ELMWOOD SCHOOL STATEMENT OF INTEREST (ACTION)
4. The Board of Selectmen will consider voting to authorize the Superintendent of Schools to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority the Elmwood School Statement of Interest. The Board previously approved submission of similar applications in the last two years. Each year, the MSBA did not invite the Town into its capital pipeline program. Supporting Exhibits: SOI Vote; Superintendent’s Memo
The Board of Selectmen voted the following: Resolved: Having convened in an open meeting on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, prior to the SOI submission closing date, the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Hopkinton, in accordance with its charter, by-laws, and ordinances, has voted to authorize the Superintendent to submit to the Massachusetts School Building Authority the Statement of Interest Form dated March 15, 2019 for the Elmwood School located at 14 Elm Street, Hopkinton, MA, which describes and explains the following deficiencies and the priority category(s) for which an application may be submitted to the Massachusetts School Building Authority in the future (1) Priority #4: prevention of severe overcrowding expected to result from increased enrollments and (2) Priority #5: replacement, renovation or modernization of school facility systems such as windows, accessibility, heating and ventilation systems to increase energy conservation and decrease energy related costs in a school facility; and hereby further specifically acknowledges that by submitting this Statement of Interest Form, the Massachusetts School Building Authority in no way guarantees the acceptance or the approval of an application, the awarding of a grant or any other funding commitment from the Massachusetts School Building Authority, or commits the City/Town/Regional School District to filing an application for funding with the Massachusetts School Building Authority. (4-0)
POSTED PUBLIC HEARING – WESTON NURSERIES ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE/SPECIAL TEMPORARY ALCOHOL LICENSE – 93 EAST MAIN STREET (ACTION)
5. The Hopkinton Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing relative to a Special Temporary Alcohol License and a Single Event Entertainment License application from Peter Mezitt, on behalf of Weston Nurseries, Inc. at 93 East Main Street, for outdoor Public Entertainment including amplification systems for its Annual Marathon Viewing & After Party Fundraising Event to benefit the 26.2 Foundation to create awareness for the International Marathon Center Project. This event will be held on the grounds at 93 East Main Street on Monday April 15, 2019 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Projected number of attendees could exceed 750. Supporting Exhibits: Application and supporting documents; Legal Ad; Permitting Team Comments
The Board of Selectmen approved a Special Temporary Alcohol License and a Single Event Entertainment License for Peter Mezitt on behalf of Weston Nurseries for the annual Marathon Viewing & After Party Fundraising Event at 93 East Main St. on 4/15/19. (4-0)
8:00 PM FY20 COMPREHENSIVE BUDGET AND CAPITAL BUDGET HEARING
6. The Board of Selectmen will review the budget and capital requests of the Town Manager, Land Use Department (Inspectional Services), Human Resources Department, Town Clerk, Finance Department and Board of Health.
Supporting Exhibits: FY20 Comprehensive Budget and Capital Budget Hearing Schedule
9:00 PM 2019 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
7. The Board of Selectmen will finalize its own ATM articles.
Supporting Exhibits: Draft Annual Town Meeting Articles for Board Review February 26, 2019 – Fruit Street Parcel 8, PEG Access and Kennel Bylaw changes; List of potential BoS 2019 ATM articles
9:30 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT
8. Hopkinton Public Schools Synthetic Turf Fields Oversight Group
9:40 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES
9. Supporting Exhibits: 2018-2019 Liaison Assignment List; Board Invites; List of Board Invites for February 26, 2019
9:50 PM FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS
10:00 PM ADJOURN
Correspondence to the Board of Selectmen
- Xfinity TV Channel Updates
Upcoming Board Meetings
- March 5, 2019
- March 19, 2019
- April 9, 2019
- April 23, 2019
The listed matters are those reasonably anticipated by the Chair to be discussed at the meeting. Not all items may in fact be discussed and other items not listed may also be brought up for discussion to the extent permitted by law. Unless an agenda item is a posted public hearing, the matter may be considered earlier than the indicated time if there are last minute cancellations or other unforeseen events which cause the Board to move more quickly through the agenda.
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