Select Board Actions Taken 11/05/19
Holiday Banner Request • Parade Permit ReMax 5K • Hopkinton Running Club Parade Permit and Alcohol License • Senior Citizen Property Tax Exemption • Cingular Wireless • Town Manager Report
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
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 6:00 PM
6:00 PM CALL TO ORDER
i. Minutes: The Board will consider approving executive session minutes for 10/8/19.
ii. To discuss strategy with respect to contract negotiations with DPW, Fire and Dispatch Communications unions.
iii. Class Action Notice- Opioids Negotiation Class – Does Hopkinton Remain in the class of individual states, counties, and municipalities that filed lawsuits in federal and state courts against manufacturers, distributers, doctors, and pharmacies for their roles in creating and exacerbating the opioid crisis?
iv. Waiver of Town right to receive its own notice in Commonwealth of Massachusetts Land Court Case 19 TL 000692 regarding a sewer betterment collection.
6:30 PM PUBLIC SESSION – CALL TO ORDER
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
6:31 PM PUBLIC FORUM
Residents are invited to share ideas, opinions or ask questions regarding Town Government.
1. The Select Board will consider confirming the Town Manager’s appointments of the following new Town employees:
- Stephanie Pemberton, Administrative Assistant, Department of Land Use, Planning and Permitting
- Jessica Lewerenz, Administrative Benefits Support, Human Resources Department
- Kasey Mauro, Public Health Nurse, Health Department Supporting Exhibits: Resumes
The Select Board confirmed the Town Manager’s appointment of Kasey Mauro as Public Health Nurse. (5-0)
The Select Board confirmed the Town Manager’s appointment of Stephanie Pemberton, Administrative Assistant. (5-0)
The Select Board confirmed the Town Manager’s appointment of Jessica Lewerenz, Administrative Benefits Support. (5-0)
6:50 PM CONSENT AGENDA (ACTION)
i. BOARD MINUTES
The Select Board will consider approving the 10/22/19 Select Board Meeting Minutes.
ii. GIFTS The Select Board will consider accepting a gift of $52.92 from Amy Ritterbusch on behalf of her son, who received extra donations for his Eagle Scout Project for the Hughes property trail. He would like to donate the extra funds to the Town’s General Fund.
iii. FEE WAIVER APPROVAL The Select Board will consider approving a Fee Waiver Request from Meena Kaushik, on behalf of the South Asian Circle of Hopkinton. The Special Temporary Alcohol License was approved for the South Asian Circle of Hopkinton’s Annual Diwali Gala – Festival of Lights at the October 22, 2019 Select Board Meeting. The Request for Fee Waiver was received after the meeting. Supporting Exhibits: Fee Waiver Request
iv. HOLIDAY BANNER REQUEST The Select Board will consider approving a request from Amanda Faucher on behalf of the Hopkinton Chamber of Commerce, for a Holiday Banner to stretch across Main Street advertising the Holiday Stroll on December 7, 2019. The Banner will be hung on November 24, 2019 until December 7, 2019 allowing 14 days maximum for the banner to be up per Town By-Laws. The banner would be 40 ft x 4 ft. Supporting Exhibits: Email request from Amanda Faucher; Permitting Team comments
v. PARADE PERMIT – REMAX EXECUTIVE REALTY-REMAX CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ANNUAL 5K ROAD RACE (ACTION) The Select Board will consider approving a Parade Permit application from Sandy Lucchesi, on behalf of the REMAX Executive Realty Charitable Foundation, for a road race to be held on Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 8 a.m. (registration) and race beginning at 9 a.m. at the Hopkinton Country Club. Expected number of participants is 125. Supporting Exhibits: Application and supporting documents; Permitting Team Comments
6:55 PM SPECIAL TEMPORARY ALCOHOL LICENSE AND PARADE PERMIT – HOPKINTON RUNNING CLUB – HOPKIN10K/ANDY WELZEL SCHOLARSHIP ROAD RACE (ACTION)
The Select Board will consider approving a Special Temporary Alcohol License/Parade Permit from Wayde Marshall, on behalf of the Hopkinton Running Club for a Hopkin10K/Andy Welzel Scholarship Road Race event to be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12:00 noon beginning and ending at 40 Fruit Street (Victory Field). Road closures are being requested for one way on Fruit Street between Wood St. and Cunningham St. Expected number of participants is 250. There will be no Rain Date. Permission has been granted by Parks & Recreation to use Victory Field from 7 a.m. until 1 p.m. They have also granted permission to set up tents two days prior to the event. Tickets will be sold and exchanged for a beer after ID’s are checked and wrist bands are attached. Alcohol will be provided by Startline Brewing Company and will be served by TIPS certified servers. Supporting Exhibits: Application and supporting documents; Permitting Team Comments
The Select Board approved a Special Temporary Alcohol License and a Parade Permit for the Hopkin10K/Andy Welzel Scholarship Road Race on 12/7/19. (5-0)
7:00 PM MEANS TESTED SENIOR CITIZEN PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTION (ACTION)
The Select Board will consider determining the exemption amount for the Program,
which is in its first year. The Board of Assessors approves the individual applications. Supporting Exhibit: Implementation of Approved Means Tested Senior Exemption
The Select Board approved Senior Means Tested Tax Exemptions under Chapter 234 of the Acts of 2018 for 33 applicants approved by the Board of Assessors at 200% of the prior year State Circuit Breaker Credit amount. (5-0)
7:15 PM CHANGE OF MANAGER – 110 GRILL (ACTION)
5. The Select Board will consider approving a Change of Manager application from
Robert A. Walker, on behalf of 110 Grill LS Hopkinton, LLC dba 110 Grill, 1 Lumber Street Suite #100 for a Change of Manager from Gene Ryan to Steven Melendez, Jr. Supporting Exhibits: Application and supporting documents; Permitting Team Comments
The Select Board approved a Change of Manager for 110 Grill, from Gene Ryan to Steven Melendez, Jr. (5-0)
7:30 PM POSTED PUBLIC HEARING – GRANTS OF LOCATION – PARK STREET & CORNER OF GROVE ST. & MAPLE ST. – NEW CINGULAR WIRELESS PCS, LLC d/b/a/ AT&T (ACTION)
6. The Select Board will consider approving Grants of Location for Wireless Small Cell Facilities, including Telecommunication Wires and Wireless Attachments and Appurtenances, on Replacement Utility Poles in the Public Right of Way at the following Locations:
1) Pole #1-15 – Near Intersection of Grove and Maple Street
2) Pole #10 – Near 10 Park Street
The two utility poles will be replaced and the Wireless Small Cell Facilities placed on the poles. Supporting Exhibits: Grant of Location package and Supporting Documents; Permitting Team Comments
The Select Board approved Grants of Location for two Wireless Small Cell Facilities on two replacement utility poles, one at the intersection of Grove St./Maple St., and the other on Park Street, with the condition that the Wireless Small Cell Facilities shall not be installed on the new poles until the old poles have been removed. (5-0)
8:00 PM TOWN MANAGER REPORT
a. Main Street Corridor Project Update including Citizen’s Petition request to schedule a Special Town Meeting
b. FY 21 Budget Update
Supporting Exhibit: Town Manager Report for November 5, 2019; Citizen’s Petition Requesting a Special Town Meeting
The Select Board called a Special Town Meeting for December 9, 2019 which will include the two articles submitted via Citizen Petition, to open the special town meeting warrant upon the vote this evening, to close the warrant at the close of business on November 21, 2019 (4:30 p.m.), and to schedule a Select Board meeting at 7:00 a.m. on November 22, 2019 to sign the special town meeting warrant. (5-0)
The Select Board voted to distribute a prepared Fact Sheet on the Main Street Corridor Project. (5-0)
8:15 PM LIAISON REPORTS/BOARD INVITES
8. Supporting Exhibits: 2019-2020 Liaison Assignment List; Board Invites; List of Board
Invites for November 5, 2019
8:20 PM FUTURE BOARD AGENDA ITEMS
8:30 PM ADJOURN
Correspondence to Select Board
- Xfinity-Changes to Starz/Encore and Epix Programming
- Westborough & Hopkinton I-495/I90 Interchange Improvements Project, EEA#15334
- ABCC Decision – The Belladora Corporation d/b/a The Vin Bin
- Letter from Needham BoS regarding House Bill 3507 – Housing Choice Initiative
- House Bill 3507 – Housing Choice Initiative
- Email from Mr. & Mrs. Glassman – Lake Maspenock Weeds
- Main Street Corridor Project Press Release – MEPA Certificate
- Fire Station Boiler Waiver Approval
Upcoming Board Meetings
- November 19, 2019
- December 3, 2019
- December 17, 2019
- January 7, 2020
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.
Click here for the entire meeting packet, which includes permits, applications, letters and other information.