Select Board Actions Taken 6/25/19

Select Board Actions Taken 6/25/19

Contract Negotiations • HCA Wicked 5K Fundraiser Permit • Water and Sewer Rates • Annual Appointments • Cedar Street Water Main •  Hayden Rowe/Chestnut Street Tree Removal

The meeting video is available on the HCAM YouTube Channel and the Actions Taken are posted in blue below.

TOWN OF HOPKINTON
SELECT BOARD MEETING AGENDA
Hopkinton Town Hall, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA – Room 215/216
(Executive session will be held in Room 211)
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 6:00 PM

ACTIONS TAKEN

6:00 PM  CALL TO ORDER

1. EXECUTIVE SESSION

i. MINUTES:
The Board will consider approving executive session minutes for 4/9/19, 4/23/19, 5/6/19.

ii. CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS, LITIGATION AND REAL PROPERTY
a) To consider strategy in relation to contract negotiations with non union staff,
Fire Chief.
b) To consider strategy in relation to contract negotiations with Fire and
Communications unions.

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.

6:40 PM CONSENT AGENDA (ACTION)
2.
i. BOARD MINUTES
The Select Board will consider approving the 6/11/19 Select Board Minutes.

ii. PARADE PERMIT The Select Board will consider approving a Parade Permit from Ilana Casady on behalf of Enter Stage Left Theater, for its annual Wicked 5K Fundraiser event, to be held on Sunday, October 27, 2019, starting and ending at the HCA. Road closures being requested on Loop Road only. No public roads. Race starts at 10:30 a.m. and should end by 11:30 a.m. Expected number of participants is 150. Supporting Exhibits: Application and supporting documents; Permitting Team Comments

iii. BOARD RESIGNATION The Select Board will consider accepting the resignation of G. Michael Peirce from the Board of Appeals. Supporting Exhibits: Letter of Resignation


The Select Board approved Consent Agenda items ii and iii. (5-0) The Select Board approved the Minutes of the 6/11/19 meeting as amended. (5-0)

6:50 PM CHANGE OF MANAGER – ZIO’S QUATTRO, INC., 22 SOUTH STREET #101

3. The Select Board will consider approving a Change of Manager from Kimberly Winshman to Paul Winshman for Zio’s Quattro, Inc., at 22 South Street, #101. Supporting Exhibits: Application and supporting documents; Permitting Team Comments

The Select Board approved a Change of Manager, to Paul Winshman, for Zio’s Quattro at 22 South St., #101. (5-0)

7:00 PM POSTED PUBLIC HEARING: WATER AND SEWER RATES (ACTION)
4. The Select Board will hold a public hearing to set Water and Sewer Rates for FY20.
Supporting Exhibits: Summary Staff Recommendation – Water; Summary Staff Recommendation – Sewer; FY20 Water & Sewer Rate Study Final Report; FY20 Water Rate Study Workbook; FY20 Sewer Rate Study Workbook; Public Hearing Notice

● The Select Board approved a 2% increase in the water rate for FY20. (5-0)
● The Select Board approved a 3-tiered sewer fee rate structure: Tier 1 – Up to 10 Hundred Cubic Feet (HCF); Tier 2 – 10.1 HCF to 80 HCF; Tier 3 – 80.1 HCF and above; the following sewer rate increases: 17.5% increase to Tier 1 from $9.58 to $11.26 per HCF; 39.5% increase to Tier 2 (new) from $9.58 to $13.36 per HCF; 42.5% increase to Tier 3 from $11.59 to $16.51 per HCF; and to apply a $200 discount per year for those who receive property tax exemptions from the Hopkinton Board of Assessors under clauses of sections 17, 22, 37, and 41 of applicable state law.

8:00 PM ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS BY SELECT BOARD (ACTION)
5. The Select Board will begin making appointments to several boards and committees for
various terms, will consider appointing certain officials, and affirm Town Manager appointments:
1. Board and Committee Appointments – Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board, Conservation Commission, Council on Aging, Cultural Council, Historical Commission, Keefe Tech School Committee, Marathon Committee, Permanent Building Committee, Personnel Committee, Tax Relief Committee, Upper Charles Trail Committee, Youth Commission 2. Select Board Appointments 3. Affirm Town Manager Appointments, including Director of Municipal
Inspections recommended appointments Supporting Exhibits: Board/Committee and Other Appointments June 25, 2019; Vacancy Notice; Applications

The Select Board appointed the following Board and Committee members to the terms indicated:
● Affordable Housing Trust Fund Board – John Morris (6/30/2020), Beth Ann Malloy (6/30/2021), Amman Haidri (6/30/2021) (5-0)
● Conservation Commission – Ed Harrow (6/30/2022) (5-0)
● Council on Aging – Don Wolf (6/30/2022), John Palitsch (6/30/2022) (5-0)
● Cultural Council – Don Wolf (6/30/2021), Andrea Wilk (6/30/2021) (5-0)
● Historical Commission – Beth Watson (6/30/2022), Nanda Barker-Hook (6/30/2022), Christine Remby (6/30/2022) (5-0)
● Keefe Regional Technical School Committee – Ruth Knowles (6/30/2022) (5-0)
● Permanent Building Committee – Robert Scott (6/30/2022), Michael DiMascio (6/30/2022) (5-0)
● Personnel Committee – Patricia Sinicole (6/30/2022) (5-0)
● Tax Relief Committee – John Morris (6/30/2022) (5-0)
● Upper Charles Trail Committee – Jane Moran (6/30/2022), Barry Rosenbloom (6/30/2022), John Coutinho (Select Board member) (6/30/2022) (5-0)
● Youth Commission – Alice Joyce (6/30/2022), Tracey Ferenscik (6/30/2022), Dawn Ronan (6/30/2022) (5-0)
The Select Board appointed the following: (5-0)
● Traffic Constables – terms expiring 6/30/2022: Jon Kraus, Dan Smith, Evan Brooks, Meaghan DeRaad, Jane Goodman, Deric McGill, Darlene Haines, Stephen Iadarola, John Litchfield, James Collins, Douglas Lewis, Carl Harris, Stephen Slaman, Douglas Oliver, Stuart Montgomery, Thomas Poirier, William Proctor, Robert Santucci, Richard Flannery, Thomas Griffin, Cynthia Valovcin, Braeden Luiz, David Shane, Charles Wallace
● Town Counsel – term expiring 6/30/2020: Miyares & Harrington LLP (J. Raymond Miyares)
● Labor Counsel – term expiring 6/30/2020: Mirick O’Connell (Nicholas Anastasopoulos)
The Select Board affirmed the following Town Manager Appointments: (5-0)
● Parking Clerk – Geri Holland (6/30/2020)
● Animal Control Officer – William Proctor (6/30/2020)
● Inspector of Animals – Elizabeth Jefferis (6/30/2020)
● Plumbing & Gas Inspector – Charles Dabritz (6/30/2020)
● Assistant Plumbing & Gas Inspector – Peter Zereski (6/30/2020)
● Assistant Plumbing & Gas Inspector – Dan Hunt (6/30/2020)
● Wiring Inspector – Ed Hicks (6/30/2020)
● Person to cut wire in case of fire – Ed Hicks (6/30/2020)
● Assistant Wiring Inspector – James Melnick Jr. (6/30/2020)
● Assistant Wiring Inspector – Kevin Bouret (6/30/2020)
● Mutual Aid Building Inspector – Michael Crisafulli (6/30/2020)
● Sealer of Weights and Measures – Louis Sakin (6/30/2020)
● Public Weigher – John Palmer (6/30/2020)
● Public Weigher – Jaynne Adams (6/30/2020)
● Public Weigher – Jessica Palmer (6/30/2020)
● Public Weigher – Jaime Wright (6/30/2020)
● Public Weigher – Chelsea Adams (6/30/2020)
● Public Weigher – William Robinson (6/30/2020)

8:30 PM CEDAR STREET WATER MAIN REPLACEMENT NIGHT WORK

6. The Select Board will consider approving a request from John Westerling, DPW Director,
for night work on the Cedar Street Water Main Project between Main Street to minimize the loss of water service to Cedar Street residents during construction. The pavement is too narrow to accommodate the necessary construction activities and there are no viable detours that can be implemented during the day that would allow for the safe and efficient movement of traffic. If this request is approved, work will commence at the end of June. It will last for approximately 10 weeks, and the hours of operation are 9:00 pm through 5:00 am, Sunday through Thursday. Supporting Exhibits: Letter to residents; Construction Zone Safety Plan

The Select Board approved night work for the Cedar Street Water Main Project, when it is required. (5-0)

8:40 PM TREE HEARING – REMOVAL OF ONE TREE AT 185 HAYDEN ROWE

7. The Tree Warden held a tree hearing on Monday, June 10, 2019 for the removal
of three town trees on Hayden Rowe necessary for the completion of the intersection project at Chestnut Street. The removal of the trees is required to allow for the installation of new utility poles to accommodate the new pavement design and the installation of the traffic signal. There were no attendees at the Public Hearing. However, one resident objected to the removal of the 40″ maple tree in front of 185 Hayden Rowe. The only way for the tree to be removed is by the decision of the Select Board. Supporting Exhibits: Public Hearing Notice; Tree removal objection

The Select Board approved removal of the town tree in the Hayden Rowe right of way, in front of 185 Hayden Rowe, so as to allow for the work necessary to complete the Hayden Rowe/Chestnut St. intersection project. (5-0)

8:50 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT

8.
a. Sustainable Green Committee
b. Main Street Corridor Project c. FY 19 Year End Financial Transactions Supporting Exhibit: Town Manager Report

9:00 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES
9. Supporting Exhibits: 2019-2020 Liaison Assignment List; Select Board Invites for
June 25,2019

9:05 PM FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS
10.

8:15 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES
11. Supporting Exhibits: 2019-2020 Liaison Assignment List; Board Invites;
List of Select Board Invites for June 11, 2019

9:10 PM ADJOURN

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Correspondence to Select Board

  1. MassDOT – National Bridge Inspection Standards (NBIS) Bridge Inspection Reports-Cedar Street Ext/Sudbury River

Upcoming Board Meetings

  1. July 9, 2019
  2. August 13, 2019
  3. September 10, 2019
  4. September 24, 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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