Select Board Actions Taken 8/13/19
LNG Update • Senior Means Tested Tax Relief • Police Officer Appointment • Legacy Farms Host Community Agreement • School Committee Request • Weston Nurseries Entertainment License • Chamberlain-Whalen Subdivision • Annual Appointments
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, August 13, 2019 6:00 PM
6:00 PM CALL TO ORDER
1. EXECUTIVE SESSION
i. MINUTES: The Board will consider approving executive session minutes for 6/25/19, 6/28/19 and 7/9/19.
ii. PUBLIC SAFETY – To consider strategy relative to the deployment of security personnel.
iii. CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS – To consider strategy with respect to contract
negotiations with non-union staff and Town Manager.
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.
6:32 PM PUBLIC FORUM
Residents are invited to share ideas, opinions or ask questions regarding Town Government.
6:35 PM LNG UPDATE
1. The Select Board will receive an update from the Board of Health Chair on on-going local
and regional public health efforts relative to LNG issues.
6:40 PM SENIOR MEANS TESTED TAX RELIEF PROGRAM REMINDER
2. The Select Board will receive an update and announcement from John Neas, Principal
Assessor regarding implementation of the Senior Means Tested Tax Relief Program.
6:45 PM POLICE OFFICER APPOINTMENT (ACTION)
3. The Select Board will consider appointing Police Officer Tyler Brabham.
The Select Board voted to appoint Police Officer Tyler Brabham (5-0)
6:50 PM PROCLAMATIONS
4. The Select Board will approve Proclamations for Girl Scouts Emma Bograd and
Mallory Peishoff (Troop #72233), who have received Girl Scout Gold Awards.
The Select Board will approve Proclamations for Boy Scouts Patrick Barnes, John (Jack) Riley, and Ethan Kramer (Troop #4), who have achieved the rank of Eagle Scout.
7:10 PM CONSENT AGENDA (ACTION)
i. BOARD MINUTES:
The Select Board will consider approving the 7/9/19 and 7/29/19 Select Board Meeting Minutes.
ii. SENIOR CENTER GIFTS The Select Board will consider accepting two gifts for the Hopkinton Senior Center: a. Living Room/Lobby Furniture from Friends of Hopkinton Senior Citizens; b. Assorted supplies (tissues, wipes, birdseed, candies, etc) from Unibank for Savings.
The Select Board voted to accept two gifts for the Hopkinton Senior Center (5-0)
7:15 PM LEGACY FARMS HOST COMMUNITY AGREEMENT AMENDMENT VI
6. The Select Board will review and consider executing a proposed Sixth Amendment to the
Host Community Agreement with Legacy Farms LLC, so as to (1) bring its terms governing the provision of affordable housing units into conformity with the Town’s recently adopted OSMUD Zoning requirements; (2) allow a portion of the restricted land required in the OSMUD Zoning District to be devoted to cultural uses.
7:25 PM SCHOOL COMMITTEE – REQUEST FOR AUTHORITY TO SELECT ENGINEERING FIRM FOR ROOF (ACTION)
7. Pursuant the Town of Hopkinton Designer Selection Procedures, the Select Board will consider delegating authority to the School Committee to select an engineering firm for the Middle School and Hopkins Elementary School roof projects. Supporting Exhibits: Designer Selection Procedures
The Select Board delegated authority to the School Committee to select an engineering firm for the Middle School and Hopkins Elementary School
roof projects (5-0)
7:30 PM POSTED PUBLIC HEARING: ENTERTAINMENT LICENSE – WESTON NURSERIES, 93 EAST MAIN STREET; AND SPECIAL TEMPORARY ALCOHOL LICENSE (ACTION)
8. The Select Board will hold a Public Hearing for a single event Entertainment License, including Live Music/amplification system for application from Peter Mezitt, on behalf of Weston Nurseries, for its third annual “Blooms, Brews & BBQ Festival”, to be held on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., outside in the coliseum area located behind Weston Nurseries, 93 East Main St. The Board will also consider a Special Temporary Alcohol License application for said event, at which alcohol will be served by TIPS certified servers from four/five local microbreweries. In addition, the Board will consider a fee waiver for both license applications. Supporting Exhibits: Application and supporting documents; Permitting Team Comments; Public Hearing Notice
The Select Board voted to approve a single event Entertainment License including Live Music/amplification system for Weston Nurseries “Blooms, Brews & BBQ Festival” (5-0)
The Select Board voted to approve a Special Temporary Alcohol License for Weston Nurseries for its “Blooms, Brews & BBQ Festival” (5-0)
The Select Board voted to approve a Fee Waiver for both license applications for Weston Nurseries for its “Blooms, Brews & BBQ Festival” (5-0)
7:45 PM ANNUAL APPOINTMENTS BY SELECT BOARD (ACTION)
9. The Select Board will make appointments to several boards and committees for
various terms and will consider appointing certain officials:
Board and Committee Appointments:
● Upper Charles Trail Committee – Cynthia Esthimer, Parks & Recreation Commission designee (term expires 6/30/2021);
● Trail Coordination and Management Committee – David Paul, recommended by Planning Board (term expires 6/30/2022);
● Hopkinton Historic District Commission – Melanie Smith (At-Large, term expires 6/30/2022)
● Hopkinton Historic District Commission – Muneeza Nasrullah (Board of Realtors nominee, term expires 6/30/2022)
● Veterans Celebration Committee – James Mirabile (term expires 6/30/22)
● Zoning Board of Appeals – Ria McNamara (Associate, term expires 6/30/22) Supporting Exhibits; email from Jay Guelfi; email from John Gelcich; Letter from Board of Realtors; applications
The Select Board voted to appoint Cynthia Esthimer, Parks & Recreation Commission designee for a term to expire 6/30/2021 (5-0)
The Select Board voted to appoint David Paul to the Trail Coordination and Management Committee as recommended by the Planning Board with a term to expire 6/30/22 (5-0)
The Select Board voted to appoint Melanie Smith as an at-large member to the Hopkinton Historic District Commission with a term to expire 6/30/22 (5-0)
The Select Board voted to appoint Muneeza Nasrullah as Board of Realtors nominee to the Hopkinton Historic District Commission (4-0)
The Select Board voted to appoint James Mirabile as a member to the Veterans Celebration Committee with a term to expire 6/30/22 (5-0)
The Select Board voted to appoint Ria McNamara as an Associate member of the Zoning Board of Appeals with a term to expire 6/30/22 (5-0)
8:00 PM LOCAL INITIATIVE PROGRAM APPLICATION FOR LOCAL ACTION UNITS. CHAMBERLAIN-WHALEN SUBDIVISION (ACTION)
10. The Select Board will consider authorizing the Chair to sign a Local Action Unit application to the Department of Housing and Community Development, for the creation of 3 affordable housing units at the Chamberlain-Whalen Subdivision, as required by a Special Permit issued by the Planning Board pursuant to Zoning Bylaw Article XI, Flexible Community Development. Supporting Exhibits: LAU Application
8:10 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT
a. Main Street Corridor Project
Supporting Exhibits: Town Manager Report b. Support for “The Future Act”: Town Manager will seek Select Board approval of a resolution in support of the “The Future Act.” Supporting Exhibit: The Future Act (H.2849/S.1940)
The Select Board voted to approve a resolution in support of “The Future Act” (5-0)
8:20 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES
12. Supporting Exhibits: 2019-2020 Liaison Assignment List; Select Board Invites for August 13 2019
8:25 PM FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS
8:30 PM ADJOURN
Correspondence to Select Board
- Thank you letter from Abbie Rosenberg
- Address change – 46 Church Street to 6 Maple Street
- CPC FY20 appointment 4. Verizon FIOS TV-LFA Notification – Fox College Sports
Upcoming Board Meetings
- September 10, 2019
- September 24, 2019
- October 8, 2019
- October 22, 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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