Board of Selectmen Actions Taken 3/19/19
Library and Ambulance Gifts • SMOC • Little League Parade Permit • Bittersweet License • Main Street Corridor • Hunters Ridge Way • Meadows Way • 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
(Executive session will be held in Room 211)
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 6:00 PM
6:00 PM CALL TO ORDER
i. MINUTES: The Board will consider approving executive session minutes for 1/29/19 and 2/26/19.
ii. CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS, LITIGATION AND REAL PROPERTY
- To consider litigation strategy with respect to Wall Street Development.
- To consider litigation strategy with respect to Petition of Eversource Energy for Zoning Exemptions (DPU).
- To consider strategy with respect to pending litigation:
- Booth v. Town of Hopkinton (Framingham District Court Civil Action No. 1949CV72)
- Higgins v. Town of Hopkinton (Framingham District Court Civil Action No. 1949CV71)
- Moran v. Town of Hopkinton (Framingham District Court Civil Action No. 1949CV70)
6:30 PM CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
6:35 PM PUBLIC FORUM
Residents are invited to share ideas, opinions or ask questions regarding town government.
6:40PM CONSENT AGENDA (ACTION)
i. BOARD MINUTES
The Board of Selectmen will consider approving the 3/5/19 Board of Selectmen Minutes.
ii. LIBRARY FUND GIFT The Board of Selectmen will consider accepting an $18.00 gift from Dale Cohen of New Britain, CT, to the Hopkinton Library Fund for the Inez Globman Fund.
iii. AMBULANCE FUND GIFTS The Board of Selectmen will consider accepting two gifts to the Ambulance Fund: 1) a $50.00 gift from Joan M. Antonio in memory of Mary Palmer Hayward; 2) a $200.00 gift from Florence L. Tower in memory of Kathleen M Gross.
The Board of Selectmen will consider accepting donation gifts from the Boston Athletic Association, as per the Marathon Policy, to the Town of Hopkinton and to the School Department, in the amounts of $124,500 and $25,000, respectively.
v. SMOC APPOINTMENT
The Board of Selectmen will consider recommending the reappointment of Joseph Morrisey of Hopkinton, as Hopkinton’s public representative to the South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC), with a term length determined by the Board, but not less than 3 years. Mr. Morrisey has been a representative on SMOC since 2015 and SMOC is seeking the recommendation of the Board of Selectmen as the governing authority, to make the recommendation as requested. Supporting Exhibits: Email from Jim Cuddy, SMOC Executive Director
vi. 2019 BOSTON MARATHON TRAINING RUN
The Board of Selectmen will consider approving the use of local roads for a Training Run in advance of the 2019 Boston Marathon, on March 23, 2019 from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. The request includes blocking and/or obstructing some local roads, temporary “no parking” areas, 10 port-a-johns on Marathon Way, and temporary signage. Supporting Exhibit: BAA Request; Permitting Team Comments
The Board of Selectmen approved Consent Agenda items i, ii, iv and v. (5-0)
The Board of Selectmen approved Consent Agenda items iii and vi. (5-0)
6:45 PM PROCLAMATIONS
The Board of Selectmen will consider approving proclamations for Eagle Scouts Jordan Hanna and Austin Marques of Hopkinton Boy Scout Troop 4.
7:00 PM PARADE PERMIT – HOPKINTON LITTLE LEAGUE OPENING DAY PARADE AND SPECIAL TEMPORARY ALCOHOL LICENSE, ANNUAL FUNDRAISER (ACTION)
The Board of Selectmen will consider approving a Parade Permit and a Special Temporary Alcohol License for Amanda Robichaud and Jason Mahon on behalf of the Hopkinton Little League. 1) Parade Permit – The Opening Day Parade is on Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. Road closures are requested for Main Street from the Town Common to 85 Main Street. 2) The Special Temporary Alcohol License is for Wine and Beer only, for an Annual Fundraiser on Friday, May 17, 2019 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at St. John’s Parish Hall. Marty’s and Startline Brewery will be supplying the alcohol for the event and TIPS certified servers will be serving alcohol. Expected number of attendees is 200. Supporting Exhibits: Applications and supporting documents; Permitting Team Comments
The Board of Selectmen approved a Parade Permit for the Little League Opening Day Parade 4/28/19. (5-0)
The Board of Selectmen approved a Special Temporary Alcohol License for Wine and Beer only, for a Little League fundraiser event on 5/17/19. (5-0)
The Board of Selectmen approved a fee waiver. (5-0)
7:15 PM POSTED PUBLIC HEARING – BITTERSWEET COMPANY – COMMON VICTUALER LICENSE
SECTION 12 BEER & WINE ALCOHOL LICENSE, AND ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE, 22-24 MAIN STREET (ACTION)
The Board of Selectmen will hold a Public Hearing relative to (i) Section 12 Restaurant Wines and Malt Beverages Annual License application from Ciaran Dunne, on behalf of Oliveira & Dunne, dba Bittersweet Co., 22-24 Main Street, to operate a food establishment, 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Monday through Saturday) and 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. (Sunday); and (ii) Entertainment License to allow events to be held on Wednesday through Saturday evenings from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Proposed Manager of Record is Mark Pironti. In addition to the entertainment license, the Board of Selectmen will consider issuing a Common Victualler license which does not require a public hearing. Further, a Special Permit is required from the Board of Appeals for live commercial entertainment in the Downtown Business District. Supporting Exhibits: Application and supporting documents; Public Hearing Notice; Permitting Team Comments
7:30 PM POSTED PUBLIC HEARING – STREET ACCEPTANCE (ACTION)
The Board of Selectmen will hear from the public regarding the proposed acceptance of Hunters Ridge Way and Penny Meadow Lane as public ways. The Planning Boards recommends approval. Department of Public Works will conduct final inspection when the weather permits. The Board of Selectmen has submitted an article on the 2019 annual town meeting warrant which requests acceptance of the streets. Supporting Exhibits: Planning Board Street Acceptance Report and Consultant Review Reports; As-Built/Street Acceptance Plans
The Board of Selectmen recommended that the annual town meeting vote to accept Hunters Ridge Way as and for a public way and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase or eminent domain any land or interest in land necessary for such laying out. (5-0)
The Board of Selectmen recommended that the annual town meeting vote to accept Penny Meadow Lane as and for a public way and to authorize the Board of Selectmen to acquire by gift, purchase or eminent domain any land or interest in land necessary for such laying out, contingent upon the provision of an easement for roadway purposes at 2 Penny Meadow Lane. (5-0)
7:40 PM MAIN STREET CORRIDOR PROJECT
6. The Board of Selectmen will receive an update from Town Manager and Town Engineer/Facilities Director, Dave Daltorio, on the 75% submission of the Main Street Corridor project. Supporting Exhibit: Main Street Corridor Plan 3-14-19
8:00 PM FY 20 BUDGET UPDATE
The Town Manager will update the Board of Selectmen relative to the Board’s March 5 Vote that the overall FY 20 budget tax impact net of new growth be reduced to 2.5 percent. The Board of Selectmen will also consider placing a ballot question at the next election which would reduce the levy limit on a recurring basis for the start of the fiscal year 2021 Town budget process and beyond. Supporting Exhibit: Staff memo on Underride
The Board of Selectmen approved a ballot question and an Annual Town Meeting article for a Proposition 2 1⁄2 underride in the amount of $1,180,568.00, subject to finalizing the amount as the budget process progresses, and which in all instances should be equal to the entire amount of the excess levy. (3-2)
8:20 PM 2019 ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
The Board of Selectmen will review the draft Annual Town Meeting Warrant and will take
positions on annual town meeting warrant articles. Supporting Exhibits: Draft 2019 Annual Town Meeting Warrant
8:45 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT
a. Notice of Intent to Sell, 3 Oliver Lane – The Town may exercise a right of first refusal for the affordable dwelling unit, which the owner wishes to sell. Supporting Exhibit: 3 Oliver Lane Information and Deed Rider
b. Parcel U6-21-0, off Mechanic St. – MGL
c.61A land, request for informal review and feedback relative to whether the Town may be interested in acquiring the land if it becomes available. Information has been circulated to Town departments and boards/committees for review and comment. Supporting Exhibit: Letter and maps
The Board of Selectmen voted not to exercise the Town’s right of first refusal with respect to 3 Oliver Lane. (4-0)/span>
9:00 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES
Supporting Exhibits: 2018-2019 Liaison Assignment List; Board Invites; List of Board
Invites for March 19, 2019
9:05 PM FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS
9:10 PM ADJOURN
Correspondence to the Board of Selectmen
1. MassDOT Chapter 90 Funds 2020 Apportionment
2. Public Hearing Notice – Amendments to the Zoning Bylaw
3. FIOS by Verizon – Annual Billing Practices documentation
4. Introducing McDonald’s Gender Balance & Diversity Strategy
5. Hopkinton Senior Center now open until 7 p.m.
Upcoming Board Meetings
1. April 9, 2019
2. April 23, 2019
3. May 6, 2019 (Annual Town Meeting)
4. May 28, 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.